Ookla the Bearded

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  1. Necessary? Maybe not. Awesome? Yes.
  2. As far as favorites that aren't a crush, Vasher is it for me. He is the grumpy old man avatar for all us grumpy old men in the Cosmere.
  3. I'm with Noisespren. I think the champion thing isn't actually the way it's all going to play out. I don't feel like Brandon would lay it all out so clearly from the beginning like that.
  4. I'm definitely on the crazy train. I believe Doomslug is a component of the cytonic hyperdrive, either as a backup for non cytonic pilots or as an actual complimentary piece to a cytonic pilot. I have a feeling that a human cytonic doesn't have enough power to move something with as much mass as a spaceship on their own and Doomslug's race is capable of cytonics. Of special note is that Doomslug mimics the humans quite a bit. I don't think Brandon just threw that in there. I think it's a mechanic of how the slug and the human work together to move the entire ship. Human moves themselves where they want and the slug moves the ship. There are also these WoBs: Questioner What does Doomslug eat? Brandon Sanderson Doomslug eats mushrooms, among other things. I don't want to say anything more... Questioner I know, I was trying to find something that wouldn't be RAFO'd Brandon Sanderson Yeah that's actually shockingly relevant of a question, so... Hmm! Sciencetor2 I am subscribed to the, "Doomslug is the hyperdrive," theory. Can you confirm or deny? Brandon Sanderson I cannot confirm or deny. So Doomslug was the reason the original pilot told M-Bot to collect mushrooms. Gotta keep your slug alive.
  5. He might not be good, but the actual big bad? Don't see it.
  6. Oh that's right. Hrmmmmm. Not sure then.
  7. Okay, so all those pieces are a fraction of the amount of investiture Hoid would need. But say he got hold of an investiture vacuum. Such as our old pal Nightblood...
  8. Must be that time again.
  9. I actually don't think the Sibling is necessarily connected to Odium directly. If the reasoning pans out correctly, we have two known higher spren who existed before the Shards showed up and annexed them, Stormfather and Nightwatcher. There appears to have been a third super spren related to stone who was probably the Sibling, but I'm not convinced it was co-opted by Odium.
  10. Beardomancer or Whiskers.
  11. Said this in discord but I'll repeat it here for anyone not there: Really good book guys. Love how it all tied together but I do have to say I kinda figured it was a prison planet about halfway through. Of course I had read DE beforehand so the seeds were planted. Also: Doomslug has FTL. Fight me. Liked the characters a lot. Brandon has gotten really good with varied personalities and motivations. Some were archetypal, but most were pretty original, including M-Bot who was a stand out for me. He was hilarious. Brandon hit the nail on the head with him. The only negative I would say is the repetition of the dogfights. There was a progression to them, but there were quite a lot of them and they all started to blend together for me by the end.
  12. I saw the topic title and couldn't stop hearing "Magnets. How do they work?"
  13. I think they're more closely connected to Odium's spren. They look like Shin and cannot fly, they have to be touching stone or something solid to manifest in the physical realm. See Ulim's introduction and the yellow spren leading the escaped parshmen in Oathbringer.
  14. Stupid sexy Talenelat.