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  1. Those June art pieces just keep on coming, don't they? Let us know if you'd like us to do more of these simpler but more numerous art commissions in the future - we were thinking we'd those maybe once or twice a year, but art reveal season is fun season! And speaking of, this week we've got the King's Drop for you all! Paintweaver (Instagram, Tumblr) is another artist we've wanted to work with for a long time, and the relative simplicity of this illustration (plus scheduling luck) finally gave us this opportunity. The illustration is absolutely gorgeous, and the shifting smoky images inside it are an amazing representation of the captured Thrill. Fingers crossed that the Kholins keep this safe and don't go and, I don't know, throw it in the ocean or something! We've got a few more versions of this, with slightly different colors and backgrounds, and we'll release those to our supporters some time in the future, once art reveal season relaxes a bit.
  2. Hey, in case you missed our news post earlier this week, Brandon has released a new novel! Lux: A Texas Reckoners Novel is out now, exclusively on Audible. Lux was co-written with Steven Michael Bohls and produced by Mainframe, Brandon’s audiobook company with Max Epstein. The first four chapters are up on Brandon's youtube channel, alongside a short "behind the scenes" video with Brandon, Steven, and Max where they discuss the making of this Audible Original. Steven also appeared as a guest on one of Brandon's livestreamed signing sessions. As with most of his releases, Brandon sent out a newsletter to announce the new book, but he slipped in a few other juicy tidbits as well. Most notably is the "Newsletter Exclusive Fiction" segment, where Brandon shared an early draft of the Prologue of The Lost Metal. He also read the prologue at JordanCon last weekend (which has been transcribed over on Arcanum). Next, the Brandon Sanderson online store is no more! In its place a new contender has arrived, Dragonsteel Books. The rebranding is still in progress but keep an eye on the store and its communication channels over the next few weeks. (Which communication channels these are exactly isn't entirely clear, but it probably would not hurt to follow Brandon's twitter account.) Also, with the Kickstarter fulfillment being largely wrapped-up, (unsigned) hardcovers for Dawnshard and The Way of Kings Prime are available now! If you missed out on the Kickstarter and want to pick one or both of these up, act fast. Dragonsteel will not be reprinting these. However, Brandon said they will be coming to UK websites at a later point (and I suspect, like Edgedancer, Tor will eventually release it).
  3. Friends, this week we have a treat for you! Nozomi Matsuoka (Instagram, DeviantArt) might not have the largest of Cosmere fanart portfolios, but the quality of her work speaks for itself. You might have seen the commissions she’s done for Argent (Jasnah, because of course he is going to commission a Jasnah, but also this excellent Maya from a critical Rhythm of War scene), and this time we wanted to see what painterly wonders she will come up with if we gave her what was arguably the most challenging June commission - the gems and spheres from Roshar. We had high hopes for her, and she easily exceeded them in a pair of illustrations - one showing a myriad of gems and spheres carelessly spilled over a desk that might be Navani’s (which you can see below); and one that shows off a lot of the intricate details of each denomination, plus a few different types of Light... You can check that one out over on our public Patreon post, along with all the other artwork we've commissioned thus far!
  4. Hey all, just wanted to respond to some of these things, so that we have "official" guidance in place. That is a mislabeling. #rafo explanation is meant to be the meta around what "RAFO" means. For a wob where Brandon explains why he is RAFOing something in particular (or gives some other relevant information) #rafo-plus should be used. These should be the ones with punctuation. If it is auto-deleting the punctuation that is a bug that needs to get fixed. (I know we've run into this before and I thought it had gotten fixed). Thank you for collecting these. Most, fortunately, seem to be dead tags (as in they have been fixed in the actual entries, but they still show up in the aggregated tag list and in searches). Dead tags not being deleted is a code issue that will need to be addressed. According to my original plan, none of these should have existed. They all should have just been #knights radiant, however it appears people really want them. Going forward they should be standardized to #order of blank. So this is an example of us not having the name for a book (or the book name not being confirmed) when we were doing the tagging. This is something we should go back update to the actual name. I believe Mestiv can mass replace this sort of thing. I concur that it should get renamed to #dawnshard novella. I am 100% going to abuse my power and standardize this at #ettmetal. These could really go either way. I had it as #unkalaki because that is what they refer to themselves as, but they are more often referred to as horneaters. And #the dor is because I don't like super short tags, like #dor would be (and because the dor is always referred to with the definite article). I'm interested in what people have to say for these. These are simple, they should be the latter. I think I would prefer to keep #intention, especially now that Shardic intent has been canonized, because we have two related but distinct things that are given the same name in-universe. These are dead tags. #ai is actually a dead tag, so no conflict here. This is another outgrowth me not liking super short tags, I'd prefer to keep it #waxillium. Tags in general should be pluralized. #cognitive entities is actually not intended to be a duplicate. The idea was for a wider bucket, to include broader topics for cognitive shadows, spren, and whathaveyou. Do people think this is actually needed/helpful? I don't think either of these tags actually need to exist. I don't really see a reason for these to change. I think they are fine. But it is always good to reassess, so thank you. Ha.
  5. It’s but a few days until JordanCon, and with a lot of the Staff going, we thought the time was right to treat you to another one of our June art commissions. We’ve been fans of Elisgardor’s art (Instagram, Twitter), and have wanted to commission her for an illustration (i.e. Argent has been itching to get his greedy grubby grabby hands on some of her art), but she’s been busy… until recently. When we approached her with the list of winners, she immediately gravitated towards the idea of painting Vindication on a backdrop that looks like her blueprints, and friends, she blew our socks off! Not only was her artwork incredible and timely, she was also a joy to work with, so make sure you press all the Internet buttons on her socials. We’ll have a lot of behind the scenes and progress shots from this commission for all of our patrons too, so you have that to look forward to! If you want to get a better look at the blueprint itself, or if you want to get in on the action of choosing what we commission, check out our Patreon!
  6. Hello again everyone! It’s been a little while since we last showed you art, so let’s remedy that. Tied for 5th place in our June poll, with 11% of all votes, was the seon box from Rhythm of War. We chose a friend of our site (and a patron), Connor Chamberlain (Instagram), and he delivered - plus, he threw in a fancy soul-harvesting dagger in there as well. Go give him your love!
  7. Happy Birthday Weiry! :D

  8. Hello everyone, the wait is finally over. Last month you voted for a scene from the climax of Elantris, where Raoden saves his people from the Derethi. Without further ado here it is. For this we reached out to the amazing Shuravf who has done a ton of terrific cosmere fanart. For this piece she set out to do something a bit outside her comfort zone and so in addition to the standard piece above she did a comic-layout remix of the scene. It turned out amazing and you can check out a fully realized version (with text!) over on her Twitter! If you like her art you can also follow her on Instagram and tumblr! Thank you again for all of your continued support. And check out our Patreon for a few more variants of this piece!
  9. Hey everyone, earlier this month you voted on our next Coppermind Art piece and it is officially ready to share! Your choice was a scene from Part 1 of Rhythm of War where Renarin saves Kaladin from Moash. We reached out to rspixart (who fans of the podcast may remember as the artist for the glorious depictions of Rlain and Renarin we fawned over in our Rlainarin/Corrupted Truthwatcher episodes earlier this year). Unsurprisingly, she did an amazing job and we are so glad to be able to share it with you! Check back this Thursday where we will have another poll for you, featuring the Nine (as last month's runner-up) and several other fun choices. Once again, thank you for your continued support. Not only have you maintained the $500 goal so we can continue doing this, you have pushed us over $600 for this month! This is truly mindblowing to all of us and we are grateful.
  10. After reading Rhythm of War, I spent a lot of time thinking about the starspren and how they look very greatshell-like. I also thought a lot about the fact that larkins and chasmfiends apparently have some level of sapience (which is crazy in and of itself). So naturally I began to wonder if the starspren were "imagined" by these greatshells. I asked Brandon, and turns out they are not. Shucks.
  11. Mistborn Adventure Game
  12. Looking at the original source, I think Brandon's phrasing is ambiguous enough that it could be either way. I.e. "this character only has one viewpoint in part 4 but has more in other parts" or "this character only has one viewpoint in the book which is in part 4". I don't think it is fair to call it a "glaring misquotation" as it is a reasonable, if potentially incorrect, interpretation.
  13. Happy happy birthday! :D

  14. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!:D