The Night Watcher

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  1. Adolin was said to have wandering eyes and seems open-minded. Shallan has fancied how many characters now? Kabsal, Jasnah, Kaladin, Adolin... And that's just in the (year?) we know her. With the apocalypse upon them, propriety is falling apart. I can see them...experimenting. The only reason I'm skeptical is because Brandon's focus is never on sex — he's deliberately stated so multiple times and I think he'll stand in keeping relationships vague. But who knows. Perhaps he'll surprise me. Anyone think this is possible, in canon or just as a real-world hypothetical?
  2. Jasnah Soulcast Bozo into an axehound.
  3. That's how I always felt. I guess I always viewed her story as a child forced to grow up too fast. She feels young to me. Unlike Kaladin, who seems older than Dalinar sometimes, Shallan's narrative always felt like the musings of a woman new to adulthood, still clinging to childish ideas even while the world contradicts him. She suppresses her feelings in the hope that they will disappear. In the same way, she seems to deny truths because with them, reality will become too terrible to handle. I see her secondary personas as a way to cope, different facets of her nature exaggerated into their own characters. The Shallan we see on screen has parts of Veil and parts of Radiant in her. She's either suppressed those parts over time in order to be the perfect daughter/ward/wife, or discarded them because they didn't serve her for the situation she was in. I think that Shallan is the main personality, yes, but the others are just as valid, and a healthy Shallan will find ways to incorporate all her parts into her life.
  4. Hallelujah! Back in business! Including milbenkäse. Look it up, kids.
  5. In WoR, Shallan implies Jasnah was going to the Shattered Plains to sniff out Urithiru. Jasnah never mentioned this; she's a good liar. Jasnah obviously knew of the Parshendi and the Knights far before the actual Desolation started, yet she didn't tell anyone for years. I know she says no one would believe her, but at the time of WoR, she still felt that way and suddenly decided it was time to try convincing her family. She knew of humanity's history and didn't share. This one I understand — fear of the Recreance, spurred by Ivory. Still harbored a bit of resentment that she didn't tell anyone, but at least she was justified this time. With her meeting with Hoid and years-lomg headstart, Brandon really set her up to be an information hog. What else is she hiding? And why does she do it? Other Sharders commented on paranoia, and if it's a family trait, she definitely could share that with Elhokar.
  6. Welp. Thread is dying. Syonara, folks!
  7. Jasnah and Kelsier walked into a bar. Ouch. (Cue laughter)
  8. Marsh decided to commit suicide and was thus banished from the narrative. Problem solved. Now let us please move on to Lift in the waffle house. And waffles in Lift.
  9. Can someone explain what happened to this thread? Are we know telling macabre stories?
  10. Woah. Let's sort those ninjas please.
  11. Ninja So Jasnah bough an axehound. She named it "Boot" because that was what she greeted him with whenever he followed her into her room.
  12. Hamilton. But all the actors are mute. I wish I had money.
  13. Hm, I didn't think of this. Good point! I suppose her behavior leaves more to blame on the stifling society she lives in rather than she herself.
  14. Someone explain to me wtf happened in the last 2 days because I feel like a mom who went out with hubby for date night only to find the house has been turned into an punk-themed snack-shack run by cats.
  15. Narrator Night asks for well wishes in tackling the monster known as NaNoWriMo. "Golden teeth? Tattooed chasmfiends?There are no laws in this place," Nale said, "and so it must die."
  16. Marsh the cat had a new spike? He needed to be dusted.
  17. Ah, thanks. I thought I'd missed something and would have to reread. And with Sanderson books, well... You all know that's a good week gone.
  18. Dalinar and co. have been discussing the Heralds as a possible resource in fighting the Voidbringers. I think this idea is hella cool, and it would totally add sauce to the story, but... Taln is mad. Ash is kinda mad, or at least horribly depressed and wants nothing to do with humanity. Nale is bordering sociopathic. Ishar is...somewhere in Emul, I think? Trying to conquer it in some crazy war, which seems the mark of a madman to me, despite what Ashyn says to the contrary. Moash killed Jezrien, and it seems like he intends to do more. I don't know where the other Heralds are, but the Desolation is back and they're choosing to remain hidden, so...
  19. Parshendi. Listeners. Singers. All the same? When'd the names "listeners" and "singers" divide? So they lived on Roshar with Cultivation and Honor. Then humans brought Odium with them to Roshar after destroying their last home with Surgebinding. Parshendi gave them Shinovar. Then...what? Used Surges forbidden to the Parshendi? When did the humans start fighting the Parshendi? I seem to remember something about the humans gradually taking over the homes of the Parshendi. And what's the deal with the spren abandoning the listeners for humanity? I don't remember any of the spren saying anything like that. From what I remember of Syl and Pattern, it seems like they fear the Parshendi and seek to eradicate them for fear of being forced into bonding with them.
  20. I read Warbreaker, but it seems a lot of time has passed since then. Vivenna is a very different person (the obvious part being that she can fight hecka good). Do we have any information on why?
  21. And was promptly Soulcast into a form rapidly becoming familiar: a potato. But you cried, Jasnah, he thought potatoedly. Jasnah threatened to make him into a potato chip.
  22. So is Jezrien alive, then? I thought he was dead for good.
  23. however, now is not the time to divulge in them because Jasnah was crying, and we can't have that, now can we?
  24. Tied to what? The word "Parasaphi?"
  25. They lived in fear that the She'ap would one day break through and feast on them. This day became a colloquial inevitable known as She'apickles Day. It was held in the same regard as the Frashokereti, awesome and frightening, and soon the Pickles constructed a religion around it called Picklish, not to be confused with Ticklish, the religion of their neighboring colony of ticks.