Grimm

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About Grimm

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  • Birthday 06/24/1993

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    Saving the world!
    Currently studying a post graduate Honours degree in Management, focusing on sustainability. (Bachelor of commerce, University of Auckland)
    Want to work in sustainable business practice/development or renewable energy. The Desolation may be imminent in the real world too, sad stuff.
  1. Elendian sounds the best in my opinion. Don't have to use the whole word, and sometimes nations even have a different name completely. New Zealanders (from New Zealand) are also Kiwis. Elendian rolls nicer to me than Elendelian Plus, it's closer to Elend <3
  2. lol. That's cool that we figure it's damnation. But why, as heralds of the almighty, would they be sent to some crap hole instead of somewhere sweet?
  3. Awesome WeiryWriter, that's exactly the kind of answer I was after! Thank you Practical purpose...movie...hmm. It would be so hard to pull off. I'd love a series, you could happily make the first book into 20 episodes or so. Would be better than a 2-3 hour movie anyway. But yes the design, I can see how it's needed now, for future-proofing. Although They could just use CGI like Iron Man suit. The other point of saying that the warriors themselves add the skirts on and stuff is cool; leaves that open to interpretation as well.
  4. Hey guys, don't know if this has popped up in a thread somewhere (did a quick search under shardplate skirts), but I'm really curious about this. All the illustrations show Sharplate as having skirts attached. Why would they need a skirt? Generally, this was for protection around the groin area as it was impossible to fit plate right up your inner thighs and around your precious areas. Argument 1: The design is built this way to fit the same design model as current armour; "it just looks right" to the warriors of the time. OR against this Argument 2: Because of the form-fitting nature of Shardplate, all these precious areas are well protected by the Shardplate itself. Thus, having a skirt is extra encumbering. Argument 2 makes much more sense to me: Radiants of the time were far above regular individuals; I don't see them designing their gear to fit in. Standing out was no problem. Why would they need skirts then, if the armor fits their bodies so well? I get conflicted when reading which way to visualise this. I like to stick with the idea of no skirts, as it makes more sense for Shardplate design to me. Your guys thoughts? If you have any evidence from the books, that'd be awesome.
  5. Is anyone else pissed off at the end of the kip/T arc? Also, can anyone with the knowledge please explain the lore a bit more regarding Orholam, Lightbringer and Broken eye? What exactly does the eye do again, and why is the Lightbringer celebrated to return? Just finished Broken eye and lore is confusing me quite a bit. Had a break halfway through book for uni work, and haven't read the 2nd book since it came out, which is probably why
  6. Oh my storm, a family portrait would be beautiful. I would definitely print it and frame, I'm not even joking! Would break my heart but be so awesome too.
  7. Oh duuuuude that is soooo cool!!! Love the ending haha that's epic. Got a good laugh from Kal's supplies. All that Chouta ready to go! haha
  8. My guess from the prologue was that someone had to trust SH to kill him; so along the same lines you guys are saying about believing he is the hero.
  9. Cool, what's the hook thing just under the spear head? Syl? That's the style I pictured the spear too!
  10. My theory is that Laral has had Roshone's child, and will be another problem for Kal to come to grips with. Most likely Kal will spend a decent chunk of time in Hearthstone, most likely preparing them for the everstorm: protecting as is due. Part of this will end up killing Roshone at the end of a story arc, potentially with something also happening to Kals parents. With Roshone gone, Kal will have to deal with the fact that one his childhood friends (potential relationship) now has this 'spawn'. Kal will have to decide what to do. In my opinion he will intially reject the kid, hurting Laral And causing more problems. At the end I hope he would accept the kid and decide to help him/her become an honourable person. Get the feeling it will be a boy, would suit the whole Roshone 2.0 a bit more.
  11. My theory is that Laral has had Roshone's child, and will be another problem for Kal to come to grips with. Most likely Kal will spend a decent chunk of time in Hearthstone, most likely preparing them for the everstorm: protecting as is due. Part of this will end up killing Roshone at the end off a story arc, potentially with something also happening to Kals parents. With Roshone gone, Kal will have to deal with the fact that one his childhood friends (potential relationship) now has this 'spawn'. Kal will have to decide what to do. In my opinion he will intially reject the kid, hurting Laral And causing more problems. At the end I hope he would accept the kid and decide to help him/her become an honourable person. Get the feeling it will be a boy, would suit the whole Roshone 2.0 a bit more.
  12. I agree completely. When I saw this it made me think the same thing. I expect us to see someone else coming along to lead, someone we don't expect (not a Kholin). Unless Elhokar role reverses, but I doubt that happening.
  13. Apologies if a thread of similar nature has been made. What do you guys think of Gavilar having had the potential to be a Bondsmith? He already united Alethkar (partially) and was on his way to uniting them even more, and perhaps the rest of Roshar too. We know he was onto something revolving Radiants and Voidbringers, and seeing that he seemingly knew everyone (I joke, I mean he knew so many people through the factions; Mr T, Sons of Honor (Amaram), etc) he must have been involved in some pretty heavy stuff. Thoughts? Would Gavilar have been benevolent? OR would he have followed suit with Taravangian? Seemingly good if he was to become a Radiant, but of course not if he was to become a survivalist Tyrant. Life before Death, after all. If he was to become a Radiant I would have seen him uniting the world forcibly to combat the Voidbringers (which he would most likely be to blame for the return of anyway?).
  14. I'm throwing my vote in for Dustbringers for two reasons. 1) So far all the radiants have acted around their proposed Radiant traits. Kal with protecting people (both wanting to protect and also having conflict with the notion of protecting everyone (Elhokar incident). Shallan with Truth and Lies, both ways there too. Dalinar; wanting to unite but also having a conflicting past of dominance and tyranny. This relates to Adolin through the Dustbringers attributes of Brave and Obedient. Adolin for the most part was the shining example of both being Brave (fearless in arena, self-sacrifice, standing up for prostitute, fighting at end of WoK, Chasemfiend scene, etc) and Obedient (listening to Dalinar and obeying even when he doesn't agree). The conflict with these attributes comes at the end, when Adolin snaps! This conflict I theorise is necessary for all Radiants to undertake so they can better learn the lessons of being who they need to be for their respective order. I mean this to be different from the 'broken' requirement, although these both walk hand in hand. It seems to me that each radiant both represents their main ideals, but also have internal problems with them too. 2) Adolin is described as one the best duelists, and of course he wins the Arena bout (lets be honest, 1v1 or 1v2 he would have SMASHED Relis and Orange man if they teamed on him). Throughout WoK and WoR his ability is clearly defined as a badass on the field. To me he will always be one the men with the highest hit count, or the biggest (thunderclasts!). It is my opinion here that Adolin is being primed by Brandon to fit the role of kick-chull fighter, which, in my opinion, is what the Releasers will represent. Seems to me their surges (+ the prelude to WoK, reference of Dustbringers) indicate they are going to **** some baddies up! Division and Gravitation...oh boy, some fun stuff is going to come from this! Anyway, the point is Adolin is being prepped to fit snug into this role of 'amazing fighter', so when the announcement is made of Adolin becoming the first Releaser and revealing his epic fighting destruction melting super blast powers, everyone will go "Wow! he fits this so well, of course he is a Releaser, it's so natural, this makes sense! How epic!" So those are my two points He's got the mentality and he's got the physical prowess to fit right in as (I assume all the first will most likely be) the Order's respective leaders.
  15. I made a sound effect when that last line went off. Something along the lines of yelling "BOOOF!"