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  1. I understtan why people probably don't give the SA ars arcanum too much attention- because knowledge gets piles on it, to get to the new stuff you have to sit through pages of really basic level and a bit outdated-feeling explanations of stuff we're already well familiar with. And honestly, the main reasons I'm really excited about the newest addition to the Ars Arcanum in rhythm of war is not really for its content, which is basic information about Intent and connection with some obvious big neon arrows going "OOOOH LOOK AT WHATTHE STONES DID WITH VENLI, PAY ATTENTION TO THAT". No, the things that interest me in this Ars Arcanum and that I'm suprised to see no one is talking about is information from the way Khriss writes things, and worldhopping.combination magic related information. Three main things got my attention: 1. As far as Khriss knows, this is the first proof of the existence of previously theorized Anti-Investiture!! everybody give a round of applause to Navani coming up with this with much less cosmere awareness as Silverlight scholars. 2. FOIL FOIL WHO IS FOIL! right at the end of the bit, Khriss writes along the lines of "and I think that Foil, deep in his ocean will have to admit this fits my theories more than his". (I can't qoute cuz I don't have the book with me, but I'm surprised people aren't theorizing on this already. The mention of Oceans makes me think maybe this is the name of the specific Avatar of Autonomy to live on Obrodai? but the whole autonomy avatar situation is very vauge and I never liked relying too much on WoBs about it cuz it feels like information we don't have the context to entirely place. Also, I find it odd to think a shard would be engaging in scholarly discourse writing with Khriss 3. Much smaller, but Khriss calls Urithiru "The Mountains of Ur"- that's... an old name to the place, y'know. just how long has Khriss been around? 4. Another small one, but, she has sent her "best agent" amongst the stonewards to investigate. So either this is a place to look specifically for Nazh in the future, or in general a place to look for a worldhopper currently. 5. And I guess the actual topic of the Ars Arcanum is also worth mentioning: what is up with stone Identity and Connection? they seem to really do have more personality and memory, one could even say a consciousness, than your avarage material. Seeing as people have been talking about how maybe Culti's influence on Roshar is in the Crem that makes the ground, and this could be pointing to that. and why Stonewardsand willshapers? I doubt it's related to Taln, but it is odd how these two specific orders stand out in the current order of things, with us seeing very few stonewards up till now, and Willshaper spren taking a unique side in the war and also showing up pretty late, even just from a Doylistic standpoint of- oh, this will probably be a significant twist saved for Later. So yeah im just here to raise awareness of what i found interesting about this easy-to-overlook segment and see what people have to say about it, cuz I think at least some stuff here is discussion worthy.
  2. I feel this WOB could be very related to Navani's recent discoveries- combining, creating and manipulating raw types of Investiture and discussing the nature of different types of investiture as wavelengths and Rhythms and what not
  3. shinovar? its the only think i can think of, but, it feels stretchy
  4. Thank you for taking the time to answer! [/genuine cuz im bad with tone]
  5. I would say rather than a specific thing, a shard of Whimsyness would reward or encourage it's users from acting on their desires and dreams, even or especially if chasing them does not seem entirely realistic (cuz. whimsy is related not just to whims but to being fanciful, imaganitive). you could even, in an extreme move, interpret the elemant of Fancifulness, spontaneous joy or adventure, ETC as a kind of idea of 'Romanticize Your Life!' a-la a Ghibli movies and that feeling they have. I do hope we get to see the world they influence... is there a confirmation we will get to see at least a bit of all shardworlds in the run of the cosmere? Cuz. Sanderson likes branching off, but also is obviously focusing on Stormlight and Mistborn a lot.
  6. Wait, I thought they carried them in a pouch... and now that i say this i realize only australian mammels have pouches. I LOVE sea otters they are so cute.... There's a live camera in umm some american aquarium, I'm blacking out on the name, and due to Time Zones i rarely get to watch it but i remember watching it once in feeding time and then Toy Time and it was the best.
  7. It's a good bunch of movies but I've seen them too many times, man. my mom really wants us to watch them together some time soon cuz my little sister is getting not thatl ittle and she still haven't watched them yet but. I saw them at least 3 times in the last 5 years and. There's a limit, yknow? this is not Pacific Rim. there are only so many times.
  8. Favorite Sanderson Non cosmere content- like Skyward, The rithmitist, Alcatraz and.... IDK I only read skyward so i don't really know. and NICEEE on everything else.
  9. 1) What should you do with a drunken sailor? 2) Read any non cosmere Sandrson content? 3) Uhhhm musicals? yes no or eh? 4) Ever cosplayed? If not, ever considered it? If not, Favorite youth halloween costume?
  10. So they will not be selling things like the card deck seperately?
  11. Oh I'm still working on the other ones, it got posted prematurely! Congrats on teleporting the bread, but I've just eaten so I dont need anything. Perhaps maybe a toothpick. anyways diving back in! @Ookla the Unnamable Hmm. Anything Nietzsche said. Or Main Kampf i guess. I don't hateread a lot and when books are that good in my opinion i usually just forget. Almost all of it, and I regret these wasted hours. at least now i have the context to flip through Young Avengers looking for the cute gay bits. YESSS I LOVE HIM SO MUCH HE'S SO BABY I CANT WAIT SEASON 2 WILL BE OVER SO MY FOLKS WILL AGREE TO WATCH IT (they want to wait and binge it, I don't wanna do this without em) Niet. or Nien. I don't speak either of those either, tho. I have some basic two-weeks of duolingo german, a bit less klingon, and my native languag which I'm shrouding in mystery for now *v signs* 7 so far, 8 with this one, 20 overall. I'm pretty new here, so. The haiku thread I saw today was rly fun, IG! None, and I doubt I want to change that- animals can stress me out sometimes. Love fictional dogs tho. Every book should have some. Yes. (I'm bi don't make me choose things. I said what I said) Yup. In a four day binge abandoning all other responsibilities. Edgedancer with a historian-activist twist, or, more in accordance to what will be good for my motorics and talents, Truthwatcher. Well. I asked him three this year, but. Currently I just really want to ask if one of the original people involved in the shattering was a horse, just to see the look on hisface and also because i really want to be right. I'm less interested in that, honestly. Sometimes I even feel WOBs that reveal too much spoil the experience, So. So. Yes! my mother is who got me into this and my Partner In Crime! She is currently reading ROW, just reached the 50% mark. Spending four days in Actual Sanderson Events with her was probably a highlight of my life. She's my great friend and I love her so much y'all Yup! and no one can say no to good marinated pork ribs. mmm... Stopping time stopping time stopping time PLEASE i hate moving in the fourth dimension i don't want to anymore please dont make me *curls on the floor*
  12. Well, I haven't played in a very, very long time and I'm rarely interested in changing that nowadys, but i have a lot of fond memories and every now and then I plug in my mouse (I use laptop pad usually) and go mine for a bit while I try and mostly fail to focus on a podcast, or play a bit of hypixel for old times sake. tho, so muh has changed (I last Seriously Really Been Part Of Minecraft Gamers in like, 1.8 or 1.9) that I feel like a very old man. My friend infodumps to me about it a lot, and i think the graphics are cool, and I'm very pro-cute-moths, but its not really my thing and I never watched gameplay, much less considered playing- I have bad motorics and reaction times due to. my brain is like that, so I mostly prefer slower games with less parkouring. I like it very casually, not more. I'm much much much more of a trekkie. But I do keep putting of watching that good animated Clone War Era one everyone talks about. If I can just stop procrastinating.... >:( I can't choose >:( All Of Them >:( actually I don't care for Mistborn era 1 as much as most people do, but. Can i just choose all of Roshar except Select Few? My final answer is Anyone On Roshar Who Isn't a utilitarian. In normal ontext I would say "so you haven't herd of it but there's this great series called the Stormlight Archive-" but here I guess I'll have to be more specific. I mean. They're all amazing but I feel humanity peaked in that One Duel In WoR right?
  13. IDK Man, I'm bored and feel weird, and this feels like a way to talk.
  14. hmm... This is rly cool! was the "other" in the gender count pecifically the sibling or am i missing something?