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  1. I don't think we have enough information to say. We don't know why Adonalsium was split in the first place. We don't know why these 16 shards and not some other combination. We don't know why he's splintering other shards, or if that's a good or bad thing. We don't know what the shards are trying to do in opposition to him. There's just so much I don't know about Rayse, the Vessels, and the Shards, that simply proclaiming him evil seems cheap and easy. Why does he have to be evil? Why can't he just be really intense? Why can't he be selfish, or apathetic?
  2. Why? Odium isn't evil. None of the shards are evil. They just are. The only reason why we've prejudiced Honor over Odium is because of the PoVs we've been given. Honor is no better than any other shard. Odium is no worse. There's plenty of killing, justified and not, over the course of three books. This one isn't any worse than dozens of others, and only seems that way because we know what Moash doesn't. Recognizing your mistakes does not prevent you from suffering the consequences. Mind boggling, I assume, and I'm with you. Their hatred just makes me like him more. He's Kaladin's foil, and they share so much, I don't see how you can love Kaladin and hate Moash.
  3. I agree completely with your explanation of the meaning of that quote, I just find it really weird considering the Heralds themselves don't agree with Brandon here. To Nin, a godsdamned Herald, there's a distinction which is made manifest by the "different and distinct" Shardblade he summons. So, from the mouth of one of their own, Heralds were owners of their orders, not members. One owner deigned to join his order, attracted a spren, swore the oaths, and became a Radiant. From the mouth of the author, he considers them the same. So I guess this is a matter of perspective. The Heralds and Radiants are of a kind, the latter made as a facsimile of the former. It's the same Investiture, from the same two Shards, harnessed slightly differently. Why not all three? The poetic question is the one Syl asks: what are the nature of spren? Do they cause the thing, or does the thing cause them? The reason why windspren and not firespren, earthspren, waterspren, or heartspren are of Honor is as you said, that the Highstorms are caused by Honor's Investiture. Spren are sentient ideas that live in the cognitive realm, but they require something to be thinking, personifying, objectifying, and categorizing the physical realm. These perceptions accrete to larger ideas, eventually culminating in a spirit of oaths, promises, and nobility (or the Hogfather).
  4. Redemption? Nah, Moash did nothing wrong. He doesn't need redemption! He's a hero!
  5. Please no more comic relief. No Lopen, no young Lift, nothing like that. I want to see the heavy hitters. I want to see Vasher, I want to see Moash, and I want to see Rock play more prominent roles. Mraize and the Ghostbloods, too. These are the kinds of characters that have mysteries and questions that need answering.
  6. The custody of Nightblood is one of my favorite topics of speculation. We know very little of what happened between the end of Warbreaker and the first time we see it in Words of Radiance. Further, you can't really talk about Nightblood without including Warbreaker spoilers, so that's the meat of my post. There's so many ways it could go. And all we know is that is ends up with Nale. The Nightwatcher is 100% referring to Nightblood in Dalinar's visit, but that doesn't mean she is in possession of it. I think it more likely that she's offering Dalinar the means to go claim the sword for himself. The location, the bearer, and enough information for Dalinar to do the rest, if that's what he wanted.
  7. Just going to leave these here...
  8. Tied to Dalinar's powers, pun intended I hope. Tied with connection, of course. Taln was connected, somehow, through the realms, to his cognitive or spiritual self, which suppresses the damage of eons of torture.
  9. So what's the trivial connection to Ruin? That Ruin destroys and Nightblood consumes? What is Nightblood made of? And who might know something about metal alloys and Investiture? The connection between Nightblood and Ruin is that Nighblood is made of an Atium alloy. Great to see the cameras. It really helps, surprisingly enough.
  10. Click on the link where the text says 1 Point, 9 hours ago. I also struggled finding the proper link to click.
  11. Glyphs and Greatshells?
  12. Here's what I think. Short stories are the right length for movies. Novels are the right length for a single season of a television series. These are not your typical novels, however, and I'm not sure how well they'd work in that format. Looking at Game of Thrones, with 10 episode seasons, the first of which lined up with the book exactingly and was the best season, gives me hope, but I'm worried you couldn't do justice to The Way of Kings in 10 hours.
  13. The back five books are about five of the Radiants. Two of them seem to be (former) Heralds, but the other three are just normal people. Plus, as we know from Nale, just because you're a Herald doesn't mean you're a Radiant. You still have to speak the oaths and bond a spren to become a Radiant. Nale is the only Herald so far who has become a Radiant in his own order. Taln could become the second, but he's still going to have to speak oaths. And even though there are two Heralds, one of them is Shalash, who is the inspiration for Lightweavers, and we've already got one of those. It's much more likely that she fits our missing Dustbringer role, which also aligns with the fact that she's spent her time destroying things and breaking them apart.
  14. What, nobody wants to link Cosmere the Musical?
  15. For expense, I'll just point out that animators and animation isn't cheap, either. I'm all for animation, personally, but that's not a guarantee that it will be cost savings. However, that doesn't matter to me as much as... Genndy Tartakovsky, director of many animated shows, including The Clone Wars. This is the man I want adapting my favorite fantasy novels into animated TV Shows and movies. Another great opportunity in animation is the ability to have voice actors that don't match their character like (Tartakovsky's) Samurai Jack who is voiced by Phil Lamarr, or in Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks where both Huey and Riley Freeman (young boys) are voiced by Regina King (woman). But, until we see a big-budget animated show actually enter the mainstream and do well, we're going to see nothing but GoT clones. It will take a real sea-change to get this off the ground, or a trailblazer to show it can be done.