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  1. I suspect the anger issue is not intentional. I don't think Brandon is trying to claim that anger isn't justified for these characters, but I do think the writing doesn't completely follow through on their struggles. Maybe he feels he mentioned why they are angry and that it has a real cause and that covered it. Maybe Brandon's faith is a part of that, forgiveness is kind of a big deal in Christianity in general. There is an element of "don't let your anger control your life" in lots of his books, I think that is a perfectly reasonable thing to say, but I agree the issue is that the source of their justified anger isn't addressed as fully as maybe it should be. I am still hoping for Stormlight to follow this through more fully. Differentiating between healthy ways to use anger vs dangerous ones, resolving social issues, and different kinds of anger (interpersonal anger, social justice rage, and self loathing are all really different) would be awesome. I'm looking forward to these evolving in new in interesting ways in future books...I hope...
  2. I definitely wouldn't have done better than either of you two. You guys chose reaaaally hard ones!
  3. I do want to point out that Dalinar did in fact ask the Nightwatcher if forgiveness was possible for what he'd done. He wanted the pain gone, but he did actually ask for forgiveness.
  4. Good thing the only swag I ordered was the playing cards then...
  5. I am so interested in what the couple dynamics for human/singer couples might be. Since Singer forms can affect their behavior and attitude a bit I want to see how the human half responds. I want to see how emotional communication works when one can hear rhythms and the other can't. I'd love to see some scenes of Rlainarin domestic life in the back half!
  6. Not exactly a meme kid put on this costume and said "I'm a chicken!" Yes, my son. Yes you are.
  7. The only question I have about Rhythm of War:
  8. Spoilers + random musical musings...
  9. Spoilers if you haven't finished the book, but I'm assuming if you're on the spoiler thread you either have or you don't care...
  10. I think these issues fit the bill for Lift. I am another who was none too excited. It was pretty hard to be in front of a mirror hours a day in ballet class once I had clearly developed a, shall we say, much more mature figure than all the other dancers. I had to wear several layers of sports bras and it was still uncomfortable and embarrassing. By the time I was 16 I just quit and my self esteem improved greatly.
  11. My hopes for Kaladin are now just that he survives book 5 so he can spend all the time in the gap between 5 and 6 becoming Roshar's first psychologist. I would love to see a mature mental health expert in the back 5, who maybe finds a lady love though I am way less invested in that as I am in him becoming the world expert on mental health.
  12. I have been trying to figure out why those Tukari dudes attacked Notum in Shadesmar, that wasn't ever explicitly explained. I am theorizing that they were abducting spren for Ishar's nightmare evil scientist experiments. I would love to hear any theories y'all have. What is Ishar doing and why? What the crem is going on in Tukar??
  13. I am sure I'm not the only person who was clearly reading this book waaaay too late into the night to notice one of the big reveals mentioned Yeah, I really have to blame the late night brain fog because anything else would be inexcusable.
  14. Then you seriously deserve a pat on the back! Having theories about what Dabbid would be up to was not even on my radar.
  15. I did not foresee, before reading this book, how much I would come to love Dabbid. I like that he was able to recover somewhat from his shock, but that wasn't just a cure-all. He has his own distinct set of challenges, and I do hope he bonds a spren eventually, he wants to so badly.