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  1. (This is a "deleted interlude" from Words of Radiance. You may not find it humorous if you haven't read Stormlight, but there shouldn't be any spoilers regardless)
  2. This thread has some good info on this:
  3. I enjoyed reading it mostly because it was "secret" but I didn't think it was very well written and I didn't enjoy the story itself. Just fyi. But for reference, I felt the same way about Way of Kings Prime. They seem of pretty comparable quality to me - if you enjoyed WoK Prime you'll probably enjoy Dragonsteel.
  4. I would hope that the site's running in UTC, but I have no evidence to support that it is. It's just convention to run websites/databases/etc. in UTC.
  5. I think a big question here is "would two different vessels of the same shard have metals that act differently?" As far as I know we don't have an answer to that. If the metal reflects the vessel, then yes, I would expect ettmetal to be more "harmonius." But if the metal is just a manifestation of the power itself in physical form, regardless of who holds the power, then it wouldn't surprise me that it's more "discordant." Given the way ettmetal acts it seems like the second explanation is more likely. It seems likely that anyone who held Ruin and Preservation would have highly reactive ettmetal as their godmetal, regardless of how they interpreted the shards. But I don't think we have confirmation on this either way. Rhythm of War Spoilers:
  6. In regards to forging to become an Elantrian, we have this wob: As far as other magical abilities go, we have this: (I cut out a bunch because this is a long one) As far as stealing stamps via Hemalurgy, I'm not sure. We do know that forging rewrites your spiritweb, and Hemalurgy rips off pieces of your spiritweb, so I would be inclined to think that you could steal the effects of a soulstamp with Hemalurgy.
  7. I think I've got another way to phrase this - let me know if I'm wrong. Imagine that I slow down time for everything around me. I can now walk around, interact with stuff, etc. and to everyone else it looks like I'm moving super fast. On the opposite side, if I speed up time for everything around me, now everyone else sees me moving super slowly. I think this is what the OP is proposing - the idea that storing/tapping "speed" is simply changing the way time flows for you, so that you interact with the world on a quicker or slower scale. I think one way to support this theory would be to look at mental speed. If this really is the way feruchemical steel works, then they would also be thinking "faster" (or slower) during this time. Since time slows/speeds up for them, everything they do (motion, thought, metabolism, etc.) would be effected. Do we have confirmation on whether tapping physical speed also speeds up your mind? I would assume so, since if your thinking didn't speed up you'd probably just crash into all sorts of stuff. But the fact that mental speed is a separate attribute that can be stored (zinc) makes me uncertain.
  8. Perhaps a stretch, but this has me wondering if this alien in the armor is a singer speaking to the rhythms.
  9. Given how many creatures here have close ties to the cognitive realm (mind hunting) I wouldn't be surprised at all if the cognitive realm here was seriously wonky. Maybe these creatures reflect on the other side as well (as full monsters, rather than the normal floating lights) or maybe there's something else happening. But the cognitive and physical seem unusually close here.
  10. I have chickens! Well, my wife does. Three of them, though I don't know the breed (they came with our house lol).
  11. +1 to the skybreaker, also because of the flying. I wonder if the box used with the shard gun was some sort of ammo pack, to get over the issue with the spren needing to stay in a single piece. Maybe physical bullets, or maybe just investiture.
  12. I definitely read this at first as "Give me your pain" but with a certain character swapped out for an evil Math Overlord instead
  13. Are you actively trying to take down the site? I don't know anything about what this site is running on, but as someone who builds websites for a living, my immediate reaction is "they're trying to DOS the site!" But kudos for planning this where the site maintainers can see it, that way they can plan for it. And just to be clear, this isn't an attack on you. It was just a funny reaction I had to this post - this doesn't really seem harmful.
  14. Ooh, I like this. Even though we can just handwave most things that shards do and say "they're practically omnipotent" I love it when things conform to the rules that have been set up. It would be really cool, for example, if we were to find out that when Rashek was moving Scadrial around that he was using a god-powered version of the gravitation surge, or allomantic push/pull, etc. So who knows if Brandon had time bubbles in mind when he had shards creating/reshaping worlds, but that's the most satisfying idea I've heard so far for how geologic-timescale-constrained things could be happening in shorter periods of time.