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  1. This is really cool! My favorite part is that you have [d͡ʒ] pronounced as [j] in the lighteyed dialect - that totally settles the Jasnah/Yasnah debate!
  2. Great WoB @Calderis, thanks! A lot to think about here. Perhaps Autonomy is able to maintain some degree of control over her avatars, but not total control, which is why her relationship with them is "complex," as Brandon says. Maybe she forms the avatars to hold her same ambitions and goals, but they have slightly unique and individual personalities, and so they could potentially disagree with her or go rogue in an extreme case. As far as his long quote where he talks about Shards traveling and the way that Investiture is associated with different Shards, I find it really fascinating - it doesn't bother me that he goes off-subject. I definitely want to learn more about everything he says there, particularly the stuff about the Spiritual Realm since we know the least about it of the the three realms and no character has ever seen it before.
  3. Oh yes, I'd forgotten that.
  4. Just a brief observation, I wanted to see if anyone else has noticed the same thing. For being such an artsy and creative person, Shallan sure is not very creative when it comes to naming things. This has happened three times: Pattern Veil Radiant All of these names are just bland descriptions of what she is naming. Pattern is a swirling black pattern, Veil is a secretive thief-like spy (like a person wearing a veil), and Radiant is a stately and dignified aristocrat-swordsman (like a Knight Radiant). Now I am not sure what else Shallan could have named these things... but for someone who is so artistic and creative (left-brained, isn't that what that's called... or is it right-brained?), these seem like pretty boring and obvious choices. At least Pattern, I think, she could have given a more creative name. And as a sidenote, why doesn't Pattern have a name of his own? Kaladin doesn't name Syl - her name is Sylphrena, and the same is true of all the other spren we've seen, I think, so it seems a bit strange that Pattern doesn't have his own name (or maybe he just hasn't shared it with Shallan or doesn't remember it yet).
  5. I like this idea, especially because it might help to explain why Brandon is so fond of Bavadain. A master-manipulator of the cosmere who is slowly expanding their influence and leading up to a grand plan or objective in the future surely must be a fun character to envision and write. I have frequently thought that Odium might be unexpectedly defeated early, killed just within the Stormlight books, and that the real major villain of the cosmere will then turn out to be Autonomy. Bavadain's motivations are much more mysterious and complicated than Rayes's, I think, and she is much less purely evil - I can see her becoming a sort of antihero villain who features prominently near the end of the cosmere, and pulls together threads from all the earlier books. I had a quick question about this. I find it very interesting that the Perpendicularity on First of the Sun exists because the influence of one of Autonomy's avatars - where did we learn this?
  6. The OP has a lot of great stuff and I find it really interesting - I just want to focus on this one part though. You are right, we don't know exactly know the reason for Dominion and Devotion's proximity. However, I personally have always thought that Dominion and Devotion represent two different types of love. Dominion is protecting someone and holding them within your responsibility, while Devotion is loyalty and compassion for someone. By themselves, they are incomplete - Dominion by itself is about abusive control and authority, and Devotion is about obsessive adoration for someone without any regard for self. A person could become so consumed by Dominion that that they disregard the needs of the person they are protecting and care only about themselves. A person could also become so consumed by Devotion that they disregard their own needs and care only about the person they love, supporting them no matter what even if it isn't in their own best interests or if the relationship is dangerous. They are both unhealthy forms of love, but when combined they create a balance. When you have equal parts Dominion and Devotion, you will care about your own needs without subjugating and disregarding the person you love, and you will also care about their needs without losing yourself in blind infatuation. Maybe that's a bit far-fetched, but it makes sense to me. I suppose that Dominion and Devotion could have just joined together randomly, or maybe they knew each other before the Shattering. There doesn't necessarily have to be a synergy between two Shards - I can't think of one that exists between Cultivation and Honor for example, but it's still interesting to try and find one.
  7. @LtGrimes618, just to let you know I decided to stop by a bookstore and purchase Red Sister by Mark Lawrence at your suggestion, because I've been looking for a good book to read. I'm a few chapters into the book and it's very excellent - the writing is great and I really love the characters and the premise. To anyone else who is looking for a good book I second the motion, Red Sister is a great option, and I'm looking forward to reading Grey Sister once I'm done!
  8. @LtGrimes618 thanks for posting this, I think this is a fun thing to discuss. After I finished Oathbringer I read Soleri by Michael Johnston, and A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. A Wizard of Earthsea is a classic pillar of fantasy, and I thought that the writing was just beautiful and it's a relatively quick read, so I highly recommend it. If anyone has read The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, there are many inspirations that I am pretty sure he draws from A Wizard of Earthsea (although maybe that's just my speculation). As for Soleri, it's written by a debut author and I found it to be readable for the most part and very intriguing - I would probably buy a sequel if they release one. The best thing about the book, I thought, was the imagery and the setting - it's set in a very sparse, dry, Egyptian-style fantasy world, which I found to be very interesting and different. I didn't love the book though, and the writing was definitely clunkier than Sanderson or a lot of other great authors, but that's probably just because it's his first book. But I have kind of exacting standards when it comes to the quality of books, and so maybe other people would enjoy the writing more! Currently I am reading The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington, another debut author. I bought the book because it said on the back that "fans of Sanderson will have much to admire." I'm only about ten chapters into the book but I'm starting to lose interest - it's a pretty heavy volume, and I am struggling with the writing style and the thin characterization. Plus the protagonist is like 16 years old, which is fine I suppose, but I prefer it when the main character is a bit older, just so the story is less immature. I don't know if I'm going to finish the book, so I'm open to suggestions to fill my time before the next Sanderson comes out! I have not read Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence, but maybe I'll take a look at it, it sounds interesting!
  9. I recently made two polls asking people how they pronounce names from Stormlight, and someone suggested that the name "Adolin" be included on the next poll. So here is another poll with some new names including Adolin - I'm interested to see how people pronounce them!
  10. A few people have said that they were hooked on Sanderson after reading The Final Empire, and some of my friends have told me this as well in person. However for me, while I loved the Final Empire, I wasn't "hooked" on Sanderson, I wouldn't say, until I had finished the entire first Mistborn trilogy. What really hooked me on Sanderson was seeing all of his incredible plot connections and his foresight as an author, which only became really apparent by The Hero of Ages.
  11. Their genetics are the same and they age the same. Their concept of a "year" is just different. There are 365 in the Earth year, based on our specific planetary orbit. Of course it makes sense that on another planet, that planetary orbit would be different and the year would therefore be a different length, or alternatively, they base their "year" on something completely unrelated to astronomy - some cultures base their year on the human gestation period (nine months) or something else. When a person on Earth is 1 years old, they are 365 days old, but on Roshar a 1-year-old baby would be over 500 days old. This doesn't make a huge difference in the context of the story, so it doesn't really bother me - it doesn't change the story that much if Dalinar is in his fifties or his sixties, or if Kaladin is 19 or 21.
  12. This is wonderful. I laughed out loud. Here are a few. Bondsmiths, you are now required to inform visiting dignitaries that you can learn their language just by touching them. There are a few who are very upset that you were intentionally eavesdropping on their gossip. Elsecallers, please use the hallways instead of Transporting through Shadesmar whenever you feel the need to take a shortcut. We suppose this is better than Soulcasting walls into blood but it still can really startle people (not to mention an axehound hopped behind one of you and was lost into the sea of beads recently). Skybreakers, please stop dragging people to the ministers of justice and exposing their minor offenses. There is law enforcement in place to handle these types of things (and seriously, the boys who are drawing uncovered safehands in the bathroom stalls are not worth our time so stop harassing them).
  13. Shallash seems to have changed a lot as a person from when she was originally a Herald during the Desolations - of course we can only get this through the current context of the story since we haven't seen her back then, but to me she seems bitter and angry, and very neurotic, mainly from her incessant defacing of Herald-themed artwork. I think that we will learn as time goes on that Shallash has changed drastically as a person from when she was the Herald of Lightweavers, and that her personality and priorities are now very out of sync with someone the Cryptics would look for in a Radiant, and much more in line with the Order of Dustbringers. The fact that she used to be associated with Lightweavers is essentially a coincidence - now, she is very oriented towards the ideals of the Dustbringers, which is what matters the most to the spren.
  14. I don't think that Dalinar is a reincarnation of Tanavast or the Sunmaker, mainly because he's a very strong character by himself and that if anything that would cheapen him in my opinion. However, I have thought before that Dalinar is indeed old, at least older than we realize while reading the book, because of the fact that the Rosharan year is longer. I think he is said at some point to be in his fifties, which I think translates into him actually being in his sixties (remember, Jasnah is 40 so he must be at least 20 years older than her if not more). Not that 60 is very old, but it still puts him in a new light for me at least to imagine him as a 60-something man, wielding the power of the Bondsmith and standing front and center as the main character of Oathbringer. It's very unusual for a fantasy book to focus so heavily on an older character like that, and I really appreciate it - I think it gives the story much more perspective and maturity.
  15. I personally thought it was funny and understood from the OP that Gancho Libre was half joking. I think that pretty much everyone who's commented here is "laughing" in the way that was intended, Royal Dingus, and it doesn't seem to me that Gancho is acting defensive and pretending like the OP wasn't a joke, and so there's no need to make fun of the attempt at humor. I also don't think anyone's mad, Gancho, although I can only speak for myself - I think it's an interesting theory, honestly, if easily disprovable. I think it's fun to throw out random ideas like this just to stir the pot. And I think it would be great for you to share you other fake theory, I would love to read it. I don't want to be a troll or anything Royal Dingus, but you did mention Gancho Libre's 800-post content count as part of your argument, so I supposed it's free game, but I would just point out that you probably don't have enough posts yourself to be talking about your "reputation," or to say that half of your reputation came from one thread. To respond to a joking, three word OP - "Think about it." - which such a thorough takedown is a little over the top. EDIT: This is courteous response, Royal Dingus, I hadn't noticed it when I wrote my original post. Like Royal Dingus, If I were to make one suggestion, Gancho, I would say that you might want to label these things with "joke theory" in the future. Great talking, I hope no one's upset!