Green Hoodie Mistborn

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  1. Not that I've ever heard. It's just a derisive current political thing, so probably shouldn't be referenced here.
  2. God yeah, I'd hate if that one guy who had a different POV of that series were to come back to this discussion. I love ASOIF fwiw. Yes I know GRRM says that his stories are about the human heart in conflict with itself, but don't get it twisted, that series is about power at the end of the day. I purposefully wasn't responding in a long drawn out detailed fashion to individual characters and my view points on each and every one of them because this is a Sanderson site, not ASOIF site. I hate Moash because he's a terrible person who despite repeatedly being offered a chance to stop doing the things he's doing decides that he'd rather triple down on this hateful evil actions. I don't need comparisons to other people to determine how I feel about him. My feels for Dalinar or Kaladin or any other character in no way has to impact how I feel about Moash. There are voidbringers in RoW who are more relatable and less hateful to me in their choices and actions than Moash. My hate for Moash is not based on a single event or action of his but a culmination of all his choices and lack of self reflective choice.
  3. No, I don't think Tywin/Tyrion are the only characters in the series. I started to write out a long response on ASOIF characters, but ... this isn't the place for discussing those characters. Suffice it to say in my view point those in that series who try to do "the right thing" as a character trait, mostly end up killed by the rest of the characters in that series because it is a series about power, keeping power, and winning power. The main characters of SA have all failed in some way, or done terrible things in the past, but these things haunt them and drive them to do better, become better, do good and strive for the good of the world. We meet (almost) all of them post the really terrible stuff, get to know their current personality and then see the bad stuff in flashbacks. So there is a cognitive disconnect of our enjoyment of the characters and their past evils. Or, like Szeth we see how their evil torments them so we can sympathize with them. Moash we're watching in his "evil act" phase still. He may not ever "grow out of it" I don't know. Moash, even when repeatedly presented with the opportunity to step to that way, admit failings, work to overcome his issues and grow as a person and into a hero of the narratives, just flat out refuses. Not only does he refuse, but he doubles down on the crap he does and does even worse things to follow. I do agree that Moash is a well done character. if he wasn't he wouldn't elicit any emotion in readers a la John Walker from Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the reaction he received. That doesn't mean I can't hate him and I'm going to hate the Moash redemption arc if it comes.
  4. I don’t know that Moash hate is a small but vocal group. Most people I encounter outside of this website carry a burning hatred for the character. I would say most of the “high heat hate” is related to Rhythm of War, so come back to your feelings after that book. I disliked him before RoW. I despise/hate him now. OP is probably right, the … (insert bad words) … will probably get a redemption arc or something in later books. And I will dislike that whole section. To compare the ASOIF setting/characters to SA setting/characters is a little bit of apples and oranges. Tonally the two series are very different. ASOIF is all about utilitarian philosophy and Machiavellian applications of political power. Almost no one in that series is concerned about doing “the right thing” for the greater part of society, it’s all about personal or familial advancement or protection, the rest of the world be damned. Sadaes would be great in ASOIF world though. SA OTOH, has an entire magical order dedicated to doing what is “right” (per their vertical’s definition) regardless of the costs to themselves. Something you’d never see a hint of in ASOIF. I UNDERSTAND Moash’s motivations and choices. I would never say he doesn’t have depth or nuance. I can, and do, also still hate him.
  5. I think it's for sure symbolically relevant, though I don't know that it's got anything in terms of in-Cosmere in terms of easter eggs etc. It's probably more of a meta construct nodding to Adonalsium and the 16 Shards. Though I can actually make out the 7th Sun just to the below the last really visible one at "3 o'clock". The reason this might be relevant is that of the original Shard holders there are now 7 of them known to be deceased (Aona, Skai, Leras, Ati, Tanavast, Uli Da, and... that new one that happened recently and I don't want to accidentally spoil.)
  6. I really enjoyed the unique nature of the soul stamps and intrigue It was great I thought. I might be hesitant to say "amazing" as I would reserve that for other things, but it was great IMO
  7. Much better because I mostly read them once and then rereads are on the kindle version!
  8. I would argue that even if Brandon had read the Familiars and either consciously or unconsciously used that scene for his book it doesn’t make it a “rip off”. it would be using a neat idea for something that fit nicely into the world he had already crafted in The Way of Kings (chasms, chasm fiends, Light Weaving, etc). Or even an homage to a piece he enjoyed. “All art is theft” is a common idea in many/all forms of art. Picasso and TS Eliot are widely quoted as talking about this concept. Shakespeare lifted whole plot lines from people. Search for “John Williams stoke Star Wars music” sometime for the million YouTube videos we n that topic. interesting review paper of a Cambridge Press book on the subject of Intellectual property from 2008 that touches on this topic if only briefly: http://www.dklevine.com/papers/b_l_review.pdf
  9. I've been trying inter-library for years. I think the only way to really get reliably it is to go to BYU
  10. I got the first shipment today. I hope it was just supposed to be the poster cuz that’s all I got!
  11. Some credit card companies will also issue you a temporary number on their website to use for an online purchase.
  12. To be clear - the Kickstarter for the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Way of Kings is the first Kickstarter Team Sanderson has done. Snapshot, Defending Elysium, Firstborn, Perfect State, and Shadows of Silence ARE published in physical book form if you want them. But I don’t know if specific plans for an omnibus. check subterranean press and Vault’s site to see if they’re still selling or not Dreamer and H.A.R.R.E. are in print as part of short story collections. I’ll edit when I find the titles as I can’t remember them off the top of my head
  13. I think there are two different questions here. 1. what order seems to fit Adolin the best based on the quiz order descriptions 2. what order does he seem like he’ll end up in? If he ends up in an order at all, which is still in the air... I agree he fits the stoneward fits the best on profile. At the same time, his blade that seems to be reviving is most likely a Edgedancer blade. New things feel like they’re happing with the spren and bonds and orders. He’d make a beautiful Edgedancer gliding around the battlefield too...
  14. Depends on you. I've bought all of them so far as they've come out and just pledged the kickstarter to get the way of king 2 volume set. They are beautiful, and I love them. But they aren't really reading copies of the books. I use my digital copies or the regular hardback/paperbacks for actual reading.