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  1. The Crystal Gryphon by Andre Norton. It's one of the books that first got me interested in Fantasy many moons ago. It is part of the larger Witch World cycle, but can easily be read as a stand alone. The Witch World itself has quite a few books in it, some by Andre Norton herself, some written in collaboration with her. Basically it is a world that she created for herself and others to tell stories about. Think the Cosmere, but one planet with the various books about different countries. Definitely worth a look in my opinion.
  2. It might be possible to be born with the proper cracks in place, but as far as I know, we haven't explicitly seen it in Stormlight. We have seen it in the larger Cosmere though: Mistborn spoilers
  3. A-Gold, F-Copper. Why? I'm not much of a fighter, I don't like heights, and frankly I don't care much about time skipping or emotional manipulation. At heart I am a historian and philosopher, and these two just seem to fit my mindset the best. A Coppermind to be able to store and remember things I've studied, and A-gold for personal reflection, growth, and possible life correction. You could even call the Twinborn a "Stoic" which would fit me even better.
  4. The question to me comes down to how the Vessels handle the responsibility that comes with their position. Whether or not they are "gods" is of lesser import, at least to me. They all have immense power, and through their Investment on various worlds, they literally have the power of life and death over all beings that exist in those worlds. That power comes with a responsibility, at least in my mind, to care for, or at least not harm those in their power. I fully realize that some Shardic Intents are at odds with this. Ruin, for example is bound by its Intent to promote entropy at all costs. By doing so, it directly harms the beings under its care. This is not inherently evil, but is a consequence of its Intent. Odium, by extension, is in the same boat. Whether its Intent is Rage or Passion, the end result is the same, as in many cases pure passion can be indistinguishable from rage, in that both are strong emotions that can and do override all other considerations. Now, the same can be said of many, if not all of the Shards that we know. They are all bound by their Intent so strongly as to exclude all other considerations, if not when the Vessels took up the Shards, but definitely over time as the Intent changed them. So what do we have to go on? The Intent that aligns best with preserving life? That would seem to limit it to three: Preservation, Harmony, and Cultivation, with possibly Endowment or Devotion thrown in for good measure. Of these, we dont really know much about Devotion, Endowment seems to be more about playing 3-D chess with the Cosmere, Harmony is conflicted and finds it hard to act, and Preservation did empower and aid the Lord Ruler. Cultivation is about growth and change, but frankly, I think that she is more concerned with staying alive than actually caring for her people, same as how I perceive Honor was. To me it is a question of who seemed to care the most for their people. In this we only have two choices: Preservation, who took it upon himself to try and save his planet from destruction, and actively tried to console the spirits of those who died, and Harmony who seems to be actively trying to protect and promote his people from outside harm. Both are deeply flawed, neither are ones that I would necessarily want as my "god," but in my mind they seem to be the best of bad choices.
  5. I am an insane addict to historical recipies, and while I can't pick a definite favorite, there are two YouTube channels that I hit up quite frequently for recipies. Townsend's and Tasting History. I've made several dishes from both, and have not been disappointed except by my own lack of skill at certain things. As far as my own recipie, there's Macaroni and Cheese Pizza.
  6. Sure, I'm in.
  7. Auckland
  8. I hope it works out, and I wish nothing but the best for you. I am definitely not a teenager anymore, so if you will forgive an oldster, I will give you the same advice I give my teenage daughters: This. Chinkoln said it perfectly. Anybody worth your time will respect you for who you are. If they don't, they're not worthy of your crush. The teenage years are tough. We all either are in them, or went through them. It is hard to figure out the line between being "clingy" and being social. The secret is that I guarantee your crush has the same difficulty. If you are yourself, and he responds with interest, then text, and text as often as you want. If he doesn't, then take it as a sign that he's not for you. It's hard, but being true to yourself is the best way, not only for younger people, but for old fogies like me. Good luck
  9. Shallan is secretly a brunette. This overarching lie attracted Testament, who not only felt an attraction to the untruth, but was also Shadesmar's best stylist. The truth spoken addressed the danger that the dyes and chemicals used could make Shallan's hair fall out. She broke that truth when in a fit of rage, she started wearing a wig.
  10. Spoilered for size.
  11. lord ruler

    There are in fact female Inquisitors that we have seen on screen, it just wasn't very noticeable. Of course this is after TLR had gone beyond.
  12. Any Nahel bond: Navi with benefits.