go_go_gragdet

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  1. At 7:35, about the black dress; I hadn't noticed this at all. My mind was blown like everyone else's. Good job @Comatose!
  2. Just dropping by to say I love this new podcast and I'm here for it.
  3. I tried searching the forums for a discussion on this, but didn't find anything. Maybe it's obvious (I am due for another read through, after all). It's from chapter 30 or RoW (emphasis mine): I'm assuming he's referring to eight types of Radiant spren, and that one of the remaining two is highspren. If so, which type is the other one? The Bondsmith spren (I don't know what they're called, collectively), probably? Thanks.
  4. Thank you all for the confirmation, the WOB and added nuance.
  5. Great episode! Had a laugh at 2:13:53: "This character had a bad accident with their staff." Every non-Australian on the show: Stuff? Staff?
  6. At 1:39:12: I was a bit confused; wasn't the dock registrar a cultivationspren? I could've sworn he was. He reminded me a lot of Wyndle in some ways. @Overlord Jebus Is a poop deck really what I think it is?
  7. From 23:20 to 23:30: I was jogging outside with my earphones on, and started looking around for a dog chasing me.
  8. See if you can work out the answer to your question using this explanation (you really have everything you need, in there, except for the answer!): http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.birthdayprob.html The author does put aside the objections I made earlier to make the problem more manageable:
  9. It is! I mentioned it because it is used in a famous scene featuring a boombox (in the movie Say Anything...).
  10. Don't forget about leaplings, lol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29 Also, some food for thought: http://thedailyviz.com/2016/09/17/how-common-is-your-birthday-dailyviz/
  11. Thanks, this is very interesting! Both accents are lovely, by the way.
  12. 1. Are you guys from different parts of the UK (or even different neighborhoods)? I'm not familiar enough with the different accents to know if this is a regional thing (or even a neighborhood thing). But I did notice the Overlady does some th-fronting whereas the Overlord does not. Ex.: from 19:30 to 20:30, Ben says "theory" "things in threes", and Lucy says: "fing of frees feory" ("thing of threes theory"). She also says "ovver" (for "other"), "fink" ("think") etc. 2. You guys recreating the Azish's progressively more intense reactions to Dalinar's gifts reminded me of this wonderful bit of sports commentary (downhill biking; warning: some "foul" language): 3. That discussion at the end reminded me of the Bechdel-Wallace test. The Stormlight Archive isn't a movie and given its scope, it'd be hard for it to fail the test (it's such a low standard anyway).
  13. @hoiditthroughthegrapevine Oh yes, Dalida's French version of this song was/is very popular (Le temps des fleurs); hadn't heard the Italian version, but it is very good. Thanks (Speaking of boomboxes, for a minute there I thought you would link me to Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes".)
  14. "Galinar", "Davilar", etc. Can't wait until the Overlady meets Elhokar's son.
  15. I plan to do a re-read of the Shadesmar section of OB to gather evidence of Kaladin noticing (or not noticing) Maya physically defending Adolin during the fight with the Fused. It would indeed seem cold of Kaladin to dismiss her like this if he did notice her intervention (and even more so if Adolin told him about what happened during the battle of Thaylen Field (i.e.: the sword telling Adolin her name, him summoning her in fewer than ten heartbeats, her seemingly warning him of danger despite being a "dead" spren, etc.). In the meantime, I choose to chalk Kaladin's response up to him being used to hanging out with extremely eager proto-Windrunners who feel horribly socially excluded when unable to draw stormlight or bond a spren. It could make sense for Kaladin to think Adolin might feel the same way as the bridgemen (and Adolin did feel this way, at least for a while, as he told Shallan on at least two occasions that he felt somewhat "beneath" Radiants). Thus, Kaladin's reaction was to explain away Adolin's "failure" to bond a spren by blaming not a personal shortcoming, but his insistance on keeping his shardblade. I'm trying my best to make it make sense, ha ha ha!
  16. I have no dog in this fight, but here are a few leads, if you "seek the truth, wherever it may be, whoever may hold it": It is this organization's official journal. Here's the wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Society_for_the_Study_of_Trauma_and_Dissociation. See this page for the editor's bio and editorial board members: https://www.isst-d.org/publications/journal-of-trauma-dissociation/ There's also this page from the publisher (see the menu on the left to get more information on the journal): https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=wjtd20 Here is a Google Scholar list of papers citing the "Guidelines for treating dissociative identity disorder in adults, third revision" discussed above : https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cites=8514000691239885248&as_sdt=2005&sciodt=0,5&hl=en This list would be a start to see who cited the guidelines, for what purpose; were the guidelines approved, criticized, etc. See also: a Google Scholar list of related articles: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=related:wJnIAoXOJ3YJ:scholar.google.com/&scioq=&hl=en&as_sdt=0,5
  17. About Veil's claim that Shallan has a lower alcohol tolerance than she does, it reminded me of this theory I'd heard of, a few years ago (I suppose more research will have been done since...): drug tolerance is apparently context dependent, and people can "overdose" on their usual dose if it is taken in an unfamiliar setting (setting/context is considered very broadly, here, and can include such things as the environment in which the drug is taken, or the actions performed in taking it). Here's a short article on the subject if you want to get a few leads: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001012074704.htm If this is true, it seems believable that Veil and Shallan, despite sharing a body, could have very different tolerances to alcohol, as some contexts may be familiar to Veil, but not to Shallan. By drinking the same amount, Veil could indeed be less affected by it than Shallan (though I suppose Shallan is safe from "overdosing", so to speak, by her radiant powers). From the same article: In addition to environments and actions, I'm wondering if a different mindset, emotional state, (or a straight up "different personality") could count as an unfamiliar setting...
  18. @hoiditthroughthegrapevine Thanks for the recommendations, they are all very good! My favorite Edith Piaf song is L'hymne a l'amour (which isn't too far from the top 3). I realize I have a type for my favorite songs.
  19. Great improvement on pronunciation! @59:10: So so so scandalous (as Brits you probably heard it on the radio years ago: Adolin killing Dalinar and his own child (did I get that right?), Renarin bonding the 9 Unmades and becoming Odium's champion... these are some spicy theories.
  20. If you're of age and in a place where you can drink it, you could go the Wax way and use alcohol, LOL. Goldschlager has real gold flakes in it which you can actually drink (I have, on many occasions, and I am still here to tell the tale): https://www.sazerac.com/our-brands/sazerac-brands/goldschlager.html I have no idea how it would really look in a vial, but here it is in a bottle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq3O9d0xQEE To all the kids out there: don't drink alcohol. To everyone else, please drink responsibly.
  21. 1. Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" 2. Michel Legrand - "Les moulins de mon coeur" 3. Ennio Morricone - "Once Upon A Time In The West" (singer is Edda Dell'Orso)
  22. To be fair the part I quoted does imply that there is very little dimorphism save for the beards: it did take Dalinar some careful, upclose observation to notice any other difference (like average height and facial bone structure), and that was years into the war. If it had not been a custom for malen Parshendi to let their beards grow, perhaps Dalinar would never have noticed the absence of stubble in some Parshendi, or any other sex characteristic. That's the thing with beards; they can be easily shaved. Some other sex characteristics (genitals, bone structure, etc.) are not so easily done away with. And maybe this is why Kaladin automatically assumes a singer without a visible beard is femalen; there is little else to go by, to his human eyes.
  23. I found the passages I was looking for, in TWoK and OB. Turns out it was Dalinar who reflected on sexual dimorphism in Parshendi (chapter 56 of TWoK): And from chapter 54 of Oathbringer, first the part where Moash recognizes Leshwi's patterns: Note that Leshwi’s colors and patterns are apparently quite striking, as earlier in this chapter, Moash notices:
  24. I'll find chapters eventually, but I think there was a bit about how slight sexual dimorphism was among singers. I think it's in Way of Kings. One of the characters (Kaladin? Dalinar? Adolin?) was wondering why the parshendi fought in pairs, and then he noticed slight differences within pairs, which he attributed to sexual dimorphism. As for recognizing Leshwi, I think there's a part in Oathbringer where Moash (a human) differentiates her from others by recognizing the patterns and the colors on her body (which we know Fused can keep even when they get a new body).
  25. Is this the official recipe for one of the pancakes?