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  1. I completely agree with this, and with @HoidsRock. Amaram was simply not the kind of man he said he was, and we were given plenty of ways in the text to understand this.
  2. Hmm, I think Dalinar or Kaladin, but not both. I think Adolin is in the running, but I'm 50/50 on it (I genuinely thought Adolin might die in OB before we had the book). And definitely more of the Heralds.
  3. As in everything in this conversation, it depends. Are both parties aware they're about to start fighting? Are they both prepared for a duel? Are we assuming that Kaladin is not capable of creating a projectile weapon with Syl? An unprepared gunman against a swordsman sprinting towards them is different from both of them standing at the ready raring to go at the sound of the gunshot. I just think there are way too many possible variables for me to say who would win flat out, so it's not fun for me to bother with the specific cases - a specific case is just a particular set of variables, which could be totally different in the next specific case.
  4. Just a small note of pedantry, equidistant does not have a specific length implied. Equidistant means there there is a third party or a third point, and the two subjects are equally distant from it. If you were picturing a particular distance, you just need to say that particular distance, like twenty feet, say. Saying that two people are equidistant is not correct.
  5. I love the idea! Hell, I'll ship it. Nice introduction to the Kadash/Dalinar, I'd never thought of it before!
  6. Ah, then I'll consider myself exempt from the rest of this, then.
  7. I don't think her being unreliable means that we have to assume it's always false. That's not how reading unreliable narrators works.
  8. Yes, I definitely agree that she's hard to pin down, and with the Truths being the only ones that are different from Oaths (ie. Lightweavers evidently are free to change, possibly making their past Truths no longer true without ruining their progression - because they're not Oaths) - it just means she's not straightforward. To me, she is the most unreliable narrator in the whole series.
  9. I think we fundamentally disagree on the truths and what they mean, and it's really late, so I'm going to leave this here. Needless to say, being scared of the truth that she is scared is a tautology and I would find that to be so meaningless, it would ruin the Ideal system.
  10. This is a miscomprehension. In English, native speakers use "they" to be vague and non-specific, meaning it is clear that Brandon is firmly not telling us anything. They can also mean singular. It is a gender neutral way of saying "someone".
  11. Yes, and that has already happened. Shallan is terrified that she is a monster and that everyone who really gets to know her will see this. She was scared of letting Adolin in for this reason, but facing her fear, she did it anyway. Adolin accepted her, Shallan conquered this fear, and now Adolin is a safe place for her, hence, no more need for fear with him. I agree, there were steps, and they were followed.
  12. Facing her fears does not mean needing to be scared of them all the time, that'd be so cruel. People can't work through anything when they're living in terror. Moving past the fear is a great sign that she's truly conquering that Truth.
  13. Why should she have to be terrified all the time? She's so scared all the time, she shouldn't have to continue to feel terrified all the time to progress as a Knight, that'd be terrible.
  14. You know, I've never had surf and turf... I should try and find a place where I am.
  15. Personally speaking, Dalinar is my favourite character. Adolin and Kaladin have been close before, but Dalinar always wins, after Oathbringer. I identify with him a lot. OB is when I knew I loved him. It was a fantastic feeling at the end for me, very powerful experiencing Dalinar's arc throughout the three books so far. Brandon has a plot for him to follow up through SA4 and 5. I didn't even notice word count because his scenes were so powerful and interesting to me. I truly believe he's going to have an extremely satisfying arc in the future. There's no way Brandon would bring up what he did and not follow it up. Word count is not important to me, because he did what he did with Dalinar's story in OB. It was a very good use of words and scene count. He doesn't need to be the main character to be valuable - and no one is the main character. Kaladin isn't and Shallan isn't. The back five books are going to mix things up, and the focus characters for the first five could all still be around, or none of them. Brandon has been clear about that, and based on what Brandon has actually said, verifiably, that it's possible Kaladin and/or Shallan could die, too. It's one thing to believe that Dalinar is going to die. But it just seems like you are purely ignoring what Brandon has really said to create a version of his words that he never did say.