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Ashspren last won the day on November 10 2018

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  1. Just wanted to pop in and say hi! It's been a hot second since I've come back to the Shard, so how's everyone doing? Any interesting things happening on here or IRL? 

    Also, as an update, I don't foresee myself coming back here pretty often, especially not with the same level of engagement as I had earlier. I might peruse the theories now and then and add little nuggets of Signature Ashspren Chaos™, but that's just how it is for right now. 

    It's been great to check the site again, though, and I hope all of you are having a great summer! :D 

    1. AonEne


      Ayy, hi again! I hope you are as well :lol: 

  2. Of course! Even though I’m not as active anymore, it’s nice to lurk and keep tabs on this. I’m glad it’s still continuing!
  3. So excited to read and upvote all of the posts this round! Looks like there’s a great line up.
  4. I don’t remember, unfortunately. It might have just been a popular fan theory.
  5. I’m so sorry, but I haven’t been active on the Shard that much recently, and I really don’t want to let anyone down. Good luck to everyone, though! And happy almost-two-year anniversary to this thread.
  6. ONE MORE TIME FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK. For Shallan/Kaladin/Adolin, I really don’t think Shallan and Kaladin are at a place in their lives where they could manage a relationship without sacrificing their personal health. Part of figuring out your own issues is doing that by yourself, and both of them have a lot to unpack before forming any sort of attachment. Adolin has a lot less to sort out, and—even though I absolutely love him—he’s a little oblivious at times. Sure, Kaladin wears everything on his sleeve, so you can tell that he’s having some life problems at the moment. Shallan is a little more nuanced, and I’m not sure Adolin sees the multiple personalities thing as an issue or trauma. TLDR, my addition to the S/K/A discourse is “none of the above.” At least, for now. We’ll see how things pan out in the future. Also in the world of Stormlight, I’ve seen people ship Vivenna/Azure and Jasnah. Not gonna lie, I kinda see it, even if it does have a huge lack of evidence. A good number of us noticed the romantic tension between Vivenna and Vasher during Warbreaker but, obviously, something happened between the two of them between Warbreaker and Oathbringer. After reading Oathbringer, I can’t imagine any sort of scenario in which Vivenna/Azure and Vasher/Zahel are a good fit for one another. Meanwhile, Jasnah and Azure are both women who have defied Alethi societal standards by taking on roles in male-dominated spaces. They both use Investiture, and they’ve both been raised as royalty—not to mention, both of their fathers tried to arrange marriages for them. Of course, there is literally no evidence that this could be a thing. Jasnah and Vivenna/Azure haven’t had any screen time together, so there’s really nothing to base this on. It’s just wild fan speculation that I happen to like. Click spoiler tag for non-Stormlight ships... I just started writing and didn’t realize this was under the Stormlight Archive topic: I’m going to cut myself off here because there’s so much more I could get into. In short, I have opinions, we all do, Zutara sucks, and hopefully we’ll find out more in Stormlight 4.
  7. WHAT ENE WHAT YOU’VE READ IT?! I can’t believe we haven’t talked about this yet! It’s incredible, and I had sooo much fun reading it! PM or @ mention me when you’re done, and I’d love to talk about it.
  8. Happy Pride Month, everyone! I’m straight and cis, but 100% an ally. Love is love, and just seeing other people happy makes me happy. I think it’s so incredibly bigoted and stupid to see other people spread hate, especially when supporting one another makes the world a better place. Make other people feel loved, because at the core, we’re all human beings. If you’re looking for queer characters in fantasy books, here are a few suggestions... The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. It’s preceded by The Shattered Realms series, which does not have much LGBTQ+ representation (as far as I can remember), but there’s a prominent queer relationship in the second series. The Shades of Magic series, by V.E. Schwab. There’s a queer relationship between two main characters with a great plot and conflict. Also, the whole premise is just super compelling, so it keeps you hooked the entire time. Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell. It’s the queer-and-improved Harry Potter, and I adore it with my entire being. The magic system is incredible and unique, so definitely give this one a try! The Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo. At least three out of the six main characters are queer, and there’s lots of queer representation in the whole universe of books, called the Grishaverse. In addition, there are multiple (both implied and canon) female/female relationships. Some of my friends have told me that they find lesbians to be underrepresented in fantasy books, which I’ve found to be true, so I’m glad that Bardugo writes about them. This isn’t completely fantasy, but The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is an incredible book that never fails to make me emotionally break down. It’s a retelling of the Iliad from the viewpoint of Patroclus, who is popularly thought to have been Achilles’s lover. 10/10, completely recommend... I’ve reread it hundreds of times. I also have plenty of suggestions that aren’t fantasy novels, so just PM me or something if you want to take a break from magic and worldbuilding for a while!
  9. Given that I based Ash off of myself, too true... *checks nervously for hidden cameras*
  10. Thanks for tagging me, Ene! Unfortunately, doing something timed would probably not be the best option for me right now, but best of luck (not that you’ll need it, Shipping Queen ).
  11. Hi everyone, 

    Please take some time to check out this post. I’m trying to raise awareness about the lack of funding for food banks due to the recent situation regarding COVID-19. 


  12. In these unprecedented times, it is absolutely vital that we come together to support those in need. Among some of the hardest hit are those with food insecurity. As a result of COVID-19, food banks around the world have been struggling to help those who require their services. These essential services would greatly benefit from financial donations. The 17th Shard has such a huge influence, with thousands of people interacting daily. Let's use this platform to spread awareness and give back to the institutions that aid so many people. For more information and ideas on how to give back, see this document. I have put together a few challenges, encouraging people to donate. (They're just ideas, so please feel free to challenge yourself in any way you want to!) For further questions, DM me or email [email protected] We have the power to make a difference in the world. Let's start making a change together. (For U.S. Sharders, click on this link to donate to Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund.)
  13. “If you can’t find Sanderfans, make your own!” —Ishar at some point, probably
  14. So I guess it was my Shardiversary yesterday... huh. 

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    2. AonEne



    3. Ashspren


      Thanks all! :D

    4. Silva


      Happy belated Shardiversary! ^_^

  15. I’ve been enlightened.