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  1. I love these!
  2. Love these too!
  3. I love Matthew Goode but I don't know how well he'd do with Kelsier's sense of humor. I think John Cusack could more easily go between the two. And honestly, Kelsier's hair color isn't that important. He doesn't have to be blonde to work as a character. None of the characters are tied to a particular look, which is why I suggest a black actress as Vin. It would be great to see more diverse casting.
  4. No biggie. Thanks.
  5. Thanks, I'd love to get a link to that description if you're willing.
  6. I was not thrilled with it in the end. I got into it art first, but then the ending was a mess and I never really liked the characters or the magic system. Character problems: Vivenna's woes were repetitive and boring to read about; I never cared what happened to her and it was obvious that she was just going to have to be rescued repeatedly until she got her sh!t together. Siri was such a typical manic pixie dream girl that there was nothing much to like or dislike about her; she just fulfilled a function of falling in love with the king and being dewey-eyed and innocent up till the end, and really served no other purpose. Bluefingers was given no agency as a villain beyond his 11th hour reveal. "Oh he's the bad guy," was my only thought, and he spent all his page time after the reveal monologuing. Denth's anger at Vasher was explained only very briefly and then their fight was stupid, though I liked the way Vasher ended it. The Denth character was never given enough time for us to get to know him as he really was, so it made little sense that he'd hold this grudge for 300 years and spend three hundred years trying to catch the guy who killed his sister. I mean, that's just plain inefficient. Lightsong might as well have been named Wayne. All of Sanderson's "clever" or "witty" or "funny" characters sound the same to me now. I honestly think that's one of his weaker points as a writer. None of that banter is ever as funny as he apparently thinks it is. Blushweaver was boring too, and all the God names annoyed me. It was also too predictable. I knew Vasher would turn out to be the Peacekeeper dude (though admittedly he wound up having so many different identities that I guess it wasn't hard to guess at least one of them -- way too many secret identities, actually) and I knew the statues in the city would turn out to be his mythical army. I predicted that the God King would get his tongue back somehow by the end of the story, that he and Siri would fall in love, that his priests would probably turn out to be good since they were played up to be so evil, that the mercenaries would betray the princess, and that Vasher would turn out to be a good guy and end up with Vivenna. The only thing I wasn't sure about was who was ultimately behind the push for war and what Lightsong's part in all of it would turn out to be, and those reveals just turned out to be boring. The magic system was just weird. Apparently it's supposed to be impressive when the God King rescues Siri by attacking everyone with carpets and rugs or whatever, but the image was incredibly silly, not remotely heroic. And he changed the colors of some stones. So what? The thing about him bending light was interesting, and the idea of people essentially giving up their souls had possibilities, but it never got explored enough. And it seemed evident that the invisible god Austre or whatever he's called must be real, otherwise what's making all the Returned come back and where's their giant Divine Breath coming from? Their whole religion made no sense. (Not that other religions necessarily do.) What difference does it make if the gods know who they were before the return? Why wasn't the creepy sexual side of it explored more? (Probably because BS is a prude who goes to absurd lengths to avoid writing sex scenes. Another major weakness of his; a good writer should be able to convincingly write anything.) Anyway I wasn't impressed by any aspect of the whole breath thing, except for Nightsong. We should have spent more time just on that. I guess the ability to see colors more clearly and gain perfect pitch just doesn't seem worth the effort of stealing someone's soul. Finally, I was annoyed by the ending. There was no resolution reassuring us that one army would defeat the other, no scene letting us see the healed God King to actually do something kingly like go send his armies into battle, no scenes showing the breaking of war in a book called Warbreaker, a bunch of rushed murders and sloppy fight scenes, Vivenna serving no purpose except as sword delivery girl (don't forget to tip!) and Siri serving no purpose except to suddenly realize who the bad guy was. Soooo, yeah. Not my favorite. Guess I'll still check out Elantris though. I'm desperate for something between waiting for the next Wax & Wayne and the next ASOIF. I tried First Law and that turned out to be awful too, so I'm not bothering with the second or third books in that trilogy. I think it's time to roll the dice on some new authors.
  7. I got the game about a month and a half ago, and it's a big hit with my gaming group. Only two of us have actually read the books but even the people with zero exposure to the novels really love the game -- so much so that we usually wind up playing twice in a row. I'd love to talk to people here about different strategies and your opinion of it overall and what you predict the expansions will be like.
  8. Thanks!
  9. Benedict Cumberbatch as The Lord Ruler Ron Perlman as the main Steel Inquisitor John Cusack as Kelsier Tim Roth as Straff Venture Nick Robinson as Elend Venture Aja Naomi King as Vin Tarjei Sandvik Moe as Spook Martin Freeman as Dockson J.K. Simmons as Clubs Brad Pitt as Breeze Eric Bana as Marsh Ken Watanabe as Sazed Dave Bautista as Ham
  10. Hey I couldn't find a thread on this in my searches, so I hope this isn't a repeat. Is anyone playing Mistborn: House War? I got it about a month and a half ago, and it's a big hit with my gaming group. Only two of us have actually read the books but even the people with zero exposure to the novels really love the game -- so much so that we usually wind up playing twice in a row. I'd love to talk to people here about different strategies and your opinion of it overall and what you predict the expansions will be like.
  11. I'm really just all about Mistborn.

  12. I was not thrilled with it in the end. I got into it art first, but then the ending was a mess and I never really liked the characters or the magic system. Character problems: Vivenna's woes were repetitive and boring to read about; I never cared what happened to her and it was obvious that she was just going to have to be rescued repeatedly until she got her sh!t together. Siri was such a typical manic pixie dream girl that there was nothing much to like or dislike about her; she just fulfilled a function of falling in love with the king and being dewey-eyed and innocent up till the end, and really served no other purpose. Bluefingers was given no agency as a villain beyond his 11th hour reveal. "Oh he's the bad guy," was my only thought, and he spent all his page time after the reveal monologuing. Denth's anger at Vasher was explained only very briefly and then their fight was stupid, though I liked the way Vasher ended it. The Denth character was never given enough time for us to get to know him as he really was, so it made little sense that he'd hold this grudge for 300 years and spend three hundred years trying to catch the guy who killed his sister. I mean, that's just plain inefficient. Lightsong might as well have been named Wayne. All of Sanderson's "clever" or "witty" or "funny" characters sound the same to me now. I honestly think that's one of his weaker points as a writer. None of that banter is ever as funny as he apparently thinks it is. Blushweaver was boring too, and all the God names annoyed me. It was also too predictable. I knew Vasher would turn out to be the Peacekeeper dude (though admittedly he wound up having so many different identities that I guess it wasn't hard to guess at least one of them -- way too many secret identities, actually) and I knew the statues in the city would turn out to be his mythical army. I predicted that the God King would get his tongue back somehow by the end of the story, that he and Siri would fall in love, that his priests would probably turn out to be good since they were played up to be so evil, that the mercenaries would betray the princess, and that Vasher would turn out to be a good guy and end up with Vivenna. The only thing I wasn't sure about was who was ultimately behind the push for war and what Lightsong's part in all of it would turn out to be, and those reveals just turned out to be boring. The magic system was just weird. Apparently it's supposed to be impressive when the God King rescues Siri by attacking everyone with carpets and rugs or whatever, but the image was incredibly silly, not remotely heroic. And he changed the colors of some stones. So what? The thing about him bending light was interesting, and the idea of people essentially giving up their souls had possibilities, but it never got explored enough. And it seemed evident that the invisible god Austre or whatever he's called must be real, otherwise what's making all the Returned come back and where's their giant Divine Breath coming from? Their whole religion made no sense. (Not that other religions necessarily do.) What difference does it make if the gods know who they were before the return? Why wasn't the creepy sexual side of it explored more? (Probably because BS is a prude who goes to absurd lengths to avoid writing sex scenes. Another major weakness of his; a good writer should be able to convincingly write anything.) Anyway I wasn't impressed by any aspect of the whole breath thing, except for Nightsong. We should have spent more time just on that. I guess the ability to see colors more clearly and gain perfect pitch just doesn't seem worth the effort of stealing someone's soul. Finally, I was annoyed by the ending. There was no resolution reassuring us that one army would defeat the other, no scene letting us see the healed God King to actually do something kingly like go send his armies into battle, no scenes showing the breaking of war in a book called Warbreaker, a bunch of rushed murders and sloppy fight scenes, Vivenna serving no purpose except as sword delivery girl (don't forget to tip!) and Siri serving no purpose except to suddenly realize who the bad guy was. Soooo, yeah. Not my favorite. Guess I'll still check out Elantris though. I'm desperate for something between waiting for the next Wax & Wayne and the next ASOIF. I tried First Law and that turned out to be awful too, so I'm not bothering with the second or third books in that trilogy. I think it's time to roll the dice on some new authors.
  13. Yeah OK there was a huge gap, but come ON. You're telling me he couldn't reply part of those previously recorded audiobooks and practice getting the voices as close to what he'd done before as possible? They probably give him a free copy of the ones he records, or a copy of his recording -- it should have been an easy bit of homework to do, but he just couldn't be arsed. Being old is no excuse. That Book 5 Dany vice is simply unforgivable. When I listened to it a second time to hear the Feast/Dance crossover chapter combination (which is AWESOME, by the way, in case you've never tried it) I skipped some of her chapters. Could. Not. Deal. With it. That said, his voices for Tyrion and Jon were normal and more or less consistent. I had no issues with those. I'm a stand-up comedian. I do write but have had no luck with any of my non stand-up writing. I write my own jokes and material for all my shows though.
  14. I will have to read it one day. I was aware that Sanderson was the person who finished it, but I was introduced to his work because I was b*tching to someone about not having any good series to read while I waited for the next ASOIAF book, and he handed me his copy of Mistborn and said I would probably love it. I was hooked. Years later I emailed him to ask what he thought of the other books in the series because Wax & Wayne 1 had just been published, and the poor bastard had never even read the other two Mistborn books.
  15. Thanks for the kind words. So far people here seem really nice, though I don't get the cookie thing. I appreciate your suggestions, but I never listen to audiobooks of books I haven't read. However, I do like Michael Kramer, and the name Kate Reading sounds so familiar that I'm sure I must have some audiobooks that she narrated somewhere in my collection. As for ASOIF, I have heard all those audiobooks and the fourth one was originally recorded by John Miller if I recall his name correctly, because Dotrice wasn't available. I loved that one, but I understand that fans demanded a Dotrice edition, so a different one was later recorded. Now that Dotrice has kicked the bucket, I hope they bring back John Miller. I hated Dotrice's narration. He constantly called Joff "Jeffrey" and could not for the life of him keep his voices consistent from book to book. The voice he uses for Dany in Book 5 makes her sound like a leprechaun, but she sounds normal in the other books. The voice he used for Melissandre in Book 3 was startling and hard to get used to at first, but I gradually started to like it. Then when she comes back in 5, it's totally different. He also just had a weird, overly theatrical way of speaking that made all his intonations unnatural. I don't want a book to be performed, I want it to be READ. I don't need someone doing 1,000 voices and attempted accents. Dotrice didn't have consistency with anything, not even the accents of people from the same parts of Planetos. John Miller on the other hand, sounds like John Miller from start to finish. That's really all it takes. And that's why I like Kramer. He doesn't go to a lot trouble to change his voice, he just reads. It's fantastic.