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  1. I can see some Beef Sashimi on a crab roll with maybe a spicy red sauce being fantastic. I should talk to the local sushi shef....
  2. Spoilers for Anthem, Edgedancer, and Stormlight as a whole, but nothing major. So, I've been following this game loosely for a while. And it's always had a vaguely Sandersonesque feel. The world is "Half completed" and abandoned by some kind of deific space tech entities, which have always really reminded me of Shards. The game itself is best described as Destiny meets Mass Effect meets Iron Man on a core level. But let's get into some crazy parallels here. Parallel 1: The Map. It's got a bunch of guys in fancy armor nobody really understands and almost nobody can make flying through enormous canyons. This is minor. But it creates a specific feel. Parallel 2: Giant Storms. The game was inspired by hurricanes. There's events called Shaper Storms that sound like they're going to cover the map. They posit a real world inspiration for this, but it's another parallel, and one that's getting pretty close. https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/24/18194445/bioware-anthem-storytelling-interview-ps4-xbox-pc?fbclid=IwAR0sw8d_d_mEs7CYxIFUQ7dvOgZla2q6K6t2jFV5_fcMDjiqcaTAd1-4Mc4 Parallel 3: All right. Time for the bigger stuff. Cymatics. This is a quote from one of the game's developers, in regards to what the Anthem is. "I can answer that! So we call it the sub woofer of doom internally. :smiley: But yea the thought is that the anthem is based around sound and cymatics. I guess based is a strong word. So having that weird amplitude to it and the energy coming off of it plays into that. We aren't going to try and explain things as in this world it's just kinda like the way a lot of things are and it's kind of so above our level of understanding as humans we can't wrap our mind around a lot of it. But yes a lot of the visual language we have for that kind of thing is based off of CymaticsI" Yep. The giant powerful artifact that made the world full of crazy canyons. The same principle that made the Dawn Cities. That's super specific. Cymatics are not a commonly used trope. Parallel 4: Now it's getting silly. https://anthem.fandom.com/wiki/Scars Uhuh, you read that right. One of the game's main antagonists are humanoid looking beings made up of swarms of insects. I'm not saying that's an incredibly original idea, but we're looking at 4 defining features of the Stormlight Archive all in one place. Granted, nothing in game really feels like they're an insect swarm, but that's even more suspicious. Technically there's more. Giant Crab things. Hovery Space Wizards. The fact the development started just a couple years after the Way of Kings. It really feels like Stormlight played a huge role in defining this game. Not to the point I feel they're doing anything wrong. More, it excites me to think the developers of a game I enjoy are taking inspiration from things I enjoy. Edit: Oh... Also there's this group called the Legion of Dawn. Which... Dawnsingers, Dawnshards, Etc.
  3. Kalad. Kalad's Phantom's. The Arda and the Ardentia. It's really starting to sound like there's a cultural root between Roshar and Nalthis. Or Brandon let some things seep in, but typically that hasn't been the case.
  4. Cue best old Han Solo voice(which is also exactly how Teft sounds). "That's not how the bond works." She's over 4500 years old. The things that defined her thousands of years ago don't apply at all. I'm not the same person I was 5 years ago. Or last year. Let alone having 4500 years of guilt, self loathing, and mental illness to grapple with. And the bond doesn't fix anything. Teft, Kal, and Shallan show that with incredible clarity.
  5. That's a decent point. And I'm sure the Dawncities predate the radiants, but their size seems beyond would have been needed unless the first Desolation really broke a more advanced society. Especially given the oathgates and their connections to the cities/Urithiru. It feels like they were part of the creation of the Dawncities as massive Stormfortresses.
  6. It doesn't have to. I'd actually originally thought Stonewards would be the ones doing the building, but Willshapers appear to be associated with building instead. It's quite feasible both were involved.
  7. Hear me out on this. Willshapers are associated with building. Cymatics creates the shapes of the great cities in sand. Willshapers loosen up a material, making it liquid. Liquid that would be shaped by vibrations in the same ways and patterns. Willshapers build freaking cities.
  8. That sounds less fun than Szeth having the Nightblood. We've already seen a curmudgeonly old warrior with Nightblood. We don't need all the dialogue to be "Shut up Nightblood". I much prefer the Szeth/Nightblood interaction. (From a practical perspective you could be right, but I feel like Dalinar lacks the conflict to even want to hold Nightblood. He'd probably find the sword repulsive.)
  9. passionspren are different from Passion Spren. We haven't seen a Spren directly for Odium's shardic nature yet. We should in theory see one about 1/3 of the way around the list from Honor and Cultivation Spren.
  10. I suspect that Lightspren(a thing that makes little sense) are actually Passion Spren. The fact that Timbre can pulse to the Rhythms is quite suggestive. And Spren associated with Odium/Passion who aren't Voidspren might want to camouflage/obfuscate their true nature. But yes Timbre is not Eshonai.
  11. I honestly think stuff in line with Trans Siberian Orchestra would work pretty well. Things like Freedom Call and Dragonforce that use a lot of Fantasy Gibberish lyrics. Nightwish's Fantasmic feels right to me with the Flute Solo as well. Two Steps from Hell has a good chunk of applicable classicalish stuff.
  12. Cremlings seem more like Hermit Crabs and the like(small crustaceans) than insects. They don't seem to be six legged/have 3 body parts like would be necessary for insects.
  13. Edgedancer. Listening to those who are ignored. Remembering the forgotten. Super speed and healing. All things I like. All things I try to do.
  14. She's the only main female PoV. In order to keep the series inviting for readers who prefer female PoV's(a good chunk of readers as a whole) she needs to have a major part. Especially given the distance that has to be kept from Jasnah in order to keep the right perceptions of her strength and the way Vorin society sidelines a lot of women. Kal has had two books where he took largely center stage and Dalinar still had way more time than her because it is his book. (Ignoring the flashbacks is a pointless metric.) Why is this a problem to you? Or even noteworthy? You're basically just complaining she got more screen time than the person who up till now has had by far the most screen time. Kaladin.