The Technovore

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    That one writer guy that’s always up to shenanigans.

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    What is this a dating site? Jk jk okay well lets see. Marvel Movies, most games, a bunch of other nerdy stuff, Sanderson (evidently), and my church.

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  1. This is probably an entirely different topic thread, but I assert that Steel Feruchemy does not speed up or slow down your mind or the way you perceive the world. My arguments for this are as follows: 1) Mental Speed is stored in Zinc and Physical Speed is stored in Steel. If they had the same effect, they wouldn't be separate metals, because Brandon doesn't do his magic design like that. 2) In SoS, there is a moment where Paalm taps a ton of Speed right as Wayne throws up a speed bubble. Interestingly, the prose makes it seem like Paalm took a second to realize that Wax was actually watching her, something that should've been more immediately obvious if it was actually increasing her mental speed. 3) Obviously there needs to be *some* kind of mental enhancement to make speed running work. I assert that these effects are in the subliminal part of the mind: Reflexes, physical coordination, etc. Have you ever had a moment where you're physically doing something you're usually bad at, but you start excelling for a brief moment, because your body is moving faster than your mind? And as soon as you realize the fact, and try to do it consciously, the magic ends? That's how I imagine the experience of steelrunning: You see yourself moving *fast*, but your subliminal control of your body is compensating--you don't *need* conscious control to avoid crashing into walls. The other thing is: When Sazed is storing everything, he doesn't remark that time seems to be moving slowly/quickly. His thoughts are moving slowly, but his body is moving even slower, Saze remarking on how agonizingly slow his arms are. Meanwhile, those speaking to him move and speak normally, Saze's PoV not noting anything strange in their timing. It's a good idea, but imo what you're looking for is A-Cadmium ;P
  2. And thus the longest thread ended.
  3. Their wars lasted for centuries, spanning a thousand star systems and sacrificing a trillion lives. And then, finally...
  4. I don't know about other attempts to get infinite energy out of Invested Arts, but Iron Feruchemy absolutely breaks the equations surrounding kinetic and potential energy, work, and gravity. In our real world, if you perform work and lift an object up, you expend force to lift it and give it potential energy. When you release, the potential becomes kinetic as gravity takes over and it's sucked back toward the planet surface. Gravity provides "free Force" but it can provide no energy because it's always net zero, because you're expending at least as much force to lift as it will expend when it drops (then you add air resistance and thermodynamics enters the equation, so you're LOSING energy). Iron Feruchemy breaks it, because suddenly you can lift a very very light object, and then drop a very heavy one. It's net-zero as far as Investiture is concerned, but it's NOT net-zero in physics. By lifting a light person and dropping a heavy one, you just added kinetic energy to the universe and broke thermodynamics. (You can do this reverse by lifting a heavy person and dropping a light one). While the engineering to harness this power is a bit tricky, and would be a lot nicer if we could get Iron Feruchemy to apply to objects instead of just people one day, the power *is* right there for the taking. Honestly, SoScad is probably doing similar things with their Brass Ferrings, although Heat Feruchemy seems to be more beholden to thermodynamics than Weight Feruchemy. (Or at least harder to crack since humans need a specific temperature to survive but couldn't care less about their gravitational pull)
  5. Granted, you are now a world-class thief. Your teeth are crooked, extremely painful, with the consistency of sponge. I wish for a spark of joy.
  6. Begone goths! Back! Back I say! *holds photo of Bob Ross wardingly before self* Granted! Every night at 2am you're awoken to find that one of your belongings, that's not furniture or electronic, has been shattered, shredded, or otherwise gruesomely destroyed at the foot of your bed. I wish for unlimited free Delta business-class plane tickets.
  7. Actually that was Kel misattributing the cause of his horrible stomach cramps after he ate some bad street food.
  8. Peppa, upon seeing the total dearth of frogs, salamanders, or wood for her nibblings, decided to go find the Plot.
  9. Even better, infuse an object with Division (somehow), then Lash it at the enemy to explode on impact. They're just dropping rocks from the sky, except the rocks are bombs.
  10. Never saw the Nightwatcher go "lol no you're double screwed" to Rosharans though. Maybe the Nightwatcher irrationally doesn't like Earth people. *gasp*. The Nightwatcher must be racist! I wish the Nightwatcher wasn't racist.
  11. An image springs to mind, a pair of travelers moving across Roshar, coming upon a series of burnt gashes in the stone, not perfectly straight, but moving near-parallel to each other from the West to the East. The Younger asks, "What is this?" "It is the mark of the Dustbringers. They move to the warfront," says the Elder. "What will they do there?" The elder stares at the trails, wrinkles furrowing in thought. His gaze drifts to the horizon, to the distant cities, kingdoms, and wars beyond it. "They will release Alethela from its burden. They'll end the war for them." Is a good image. I like this concept of Dustbringers.
  12. You made the right decision. I have started, am starting, and will again start flame wars over this.
  13. Granted, your toes are replaced with my toes. I wish for more time to think of wishes
  14. *narrows eyes* I don't know what you're trying to pull, but just to be safe I'm taking your eyesight and replacing it with about 30lbs of gold coins. I refuse to think too much about it, but I'm pretty sure that's not how banes work. I wish to become a technomancer, being able to interface directly with and control computers through instinctual means.
  15. Weightless when you choose, for indefinite amounts of time that you choose. Granted. This is the ability that you have, as you are now an Iron Ferring Windrunner. However, your bane is that your biological form is now irreversibly adapted to zero-gravity environments. Experiencing gravity is painful, and if you actually hit the floor, Harmony help you. I wish for the Nightwatcher to be released from its chains and oaths and given the will to do as it pleases.