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  1. Hey, that thumbnail picture is Starsight Polish cover! i was like "hey, that's familiar..."
  2. Not exactly news. One Stormlight book takes about three years (time between releases, not just writing time) and I doubt Brandon will significantly cut that time down. With 6 books left that makes it about 18 years. But then we must remember that Brandon plans to take a break between pentalogies to write other stuff like Mistborn, Elantris sequels and stuff like that. Which adds a few more years. Even assuming Brandon pumps out one book a year and writes nothing but Mistborn Era Three and Elantris sequels, that makes it 5 years. So the most optimistic, totally unrealistic estimate would be 23 years. If we try to be a bit more realistic, let's round it up to 25; if we make Mistborn Era 3 and Elantris sequels take 1.5 year each + some smaller thing, it adds another 3 years. We're at 28 years. That is a *long time* and lots of unforeseen stuff can happen. I think we can safely round it up to 30 years to get something resembling a realistic guess. Anything less than 20 years is undoable.
  3. where? I don't remember that. I was sure this is not the case but if you have a quote proving otherwise, I'd be grateful.
  4. Is the poster contest available for international fans?
  5. Mmm. The highlights of the few years I was active here (joined end of 2015, has been active on Discord mostly lately) are surely forming the Hive (yo, @Calderis, @Extesian, come here); when I trolled the whole forum on behalf of Brandon - I was interviewing him when he came to Poland and when I asked about recording the signing line next day for the Shard he told me to "go tell them he told us how Stormlight ends". Good times. I have that one super upvoted meme of "Explaining Cosmere to casual readers" buried deep in the meme thread. Kinda proud of it. When Pagerunner was running that "Collected Reddit WoBs" thread, I made my that served the purpose of helping people find WoBs. Now it's, fortunately, obsolete thanks to Arcanum. Arcanum. I feel proud to have helped fill it with WoBs, even if I haven't done even remotely as much as some other Arcanists. I coined the term Mistpoint and have even seen it used once or twice I have tried to make a list of possible combined Shards; I made the thread for interactions of various powers in Cosmere and thought of Feruchemical steel and Surge of Abrasion before Steelrunner did (not sure what's his alias now) I had one big theory that got enough buzz for someone (I think it was Chaos, not sure) ask Brandon about it like a week later and Brandon himself shot it down. Creation Daily holds my first ideas that are now cornerstones for my worldbuilding endeavors. But most importantly the Shard itself; people here first showed me how deep the rabbit hole goes. My life would have been different, maybe worse, if I haven't went off the deep end into Cosmere. A butterfly effect...
  6. The link goes to Stormlight Book Four Update #8 reddit post.
  7. Thanks. I need to update the WoBs to Arcanum someday...
  8. I might be back

  9. That's actually on my list of questions. We don't know definitive answer. But I'd guess that the ability is still tied to spike, and you can't spike it out of someone since it's only in them because of Hemalurgy.
  10. The difference is that when storing gold, you heal slower (described as feeling sick). So when you tap it, you heal faster. So after you stop tapping, the healing stops but you have already healed away whatever was the problem. You can say gold works on healing speed, and when you stop tapping or storing, the speed at which you heal returns to normal. However, atium works on [years from your current age]. So, when you store, you get older than you're now. When you tap, you get younger than you're now. But if you stop tapping, you'll return to the age you're now. Which means that TLR needs to constantly tap very large amounts of youth (he is, after all, over 1000 years old). And he gets those large amounts of youth by Compounding.
  11. You got it wrong. It's not that bodies are bad at holding Investiture; they're bad at holding Stormlight, only. That's a trait of Stormlight to leak and Breaths tend to cling to things. Remember this: Stormlight is leaky Breaths are sticky and you should be good. As for the Dor, it was trying to force itself through a wrong exit point (Shaod has not been completed), so that's about it.
  12. You know how we got there - where we know obscure WoBs by heart and can recite them in our sleep? We posted, theorized, got things wrong and were shown WoBs that contradict our ideas. It's how we learn this stuff.