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  1. Hello! I'm NerdyAarakocra, a D&D junkie by day, Mistborn by night, and MTG nerd at dusk. Pleased to make your digital acquaintance!
  2. Hi all! I've finally hopped on to the 17th Shard bandwagon in my search for answers, fanart, and theories, as well as my slight obsession with incorrect quotes. I've read Mistborn eras 1 and 2, Elantris, Warbreaker, and The Stormlight Archive (inc TWOK Prime). That's all from a Brandy Sandy fan from Down Under
  3. The guidelines listed here are still current as of January 2021. What is Reading Excuses? Reading Excuses is an online critique group and a spin-off of the popular podcast Writing Excuses (note: we are a fan group and not affiliated with the Writing Excuses podcast). In other words, we read each others' fiction to provide constructive criticism that will help improve your work. Reading Excuses is open to anyone. To join, send a PM to both Silk and Robinski with the email address that you'd like to receive submissions at, and one of us will add that email address to the group's email list. Discussion threads happen here on the forum; submissions are sent out by email each week. I will always respond to your request to join the group. I try to be reasonably prompt about doing so, and usually respond to requests in a couple of days. I do miss things sometimes, though, so if you haven't heard from me within a week, feel free to re-send the request. This group is meant for writers of all levels who intend their work for publication. Writers of any genre are welcome to join, but we're primarily science fiction and fantasy writers, so if you're writing outside of SFF you may find that we're not the audience you're looking for. The posts below tell you how the group operates. Please read the "How Do I Submit" and "Code of Conduct and Critiquing Guidelines" sections before submitting or critiquing. How Do I Submit? Formatting Submissions Length Guidelines Content Tags Naming Conventions How to Submit When to Submit FAQs Code of Conduct and Critiquing Guidelines Code of Conduct Critiquing Guidelines Receiving Critiques How Often Do I Need to Critique? Sharing Work From RE Other Resources RE Administravia Extra Credit Your opinion ... The Writing World
  4. Hi all, I'm Duxredux. I've been reading Brandon since picking up Elantris in my junior high library around 15 years ago. I've read all of the Cosmere books and I guess I'm joining the 17th Shard because I've had little observations and theories stewing for those last 15 years. According to the Knights Radiant quiz, I would either be a Windrunner or a Bondsmith.
  5. Just made this account! And in a couple of weeks after I'm done getting through the secret projects materials I'll probably be screaming there regularly.
  6. Hello all! quick intro: I read rithmatist when I was 9 and it instantly became my favourite book. It remained my favourite book until I started getting into the cosmere at around 15 and since then, I have always been a pretty big fan of his work. I have listened to hours of the 17th shard podcast, and lurk on the subreddit constantly, I've just never contributed much in either community. this all changed approximately 12 days ago. where I was once a pretty big fan, but not all that into the larger machinations of the cosmere, i now suffer from cosmere syndrome, a condition where i am constantly thinking about the cosmere and just about nothing else most waking hours. currently frothing, gnawing, chewing and biting everytime mr sanderson posts anything on youtube and i've been slowly but surely going insane as march progresses. I cannot understate how excited I am for the excerpts of books 3 and 4, and created a 17th shard account to finally get around to reading Aether of the Night i do want to be a more active member of the fandom and am also hoping to make some friends along the way : )
  7. Hi all, Oddspren here! Started in the cosmere the beginning of 2020, fully caught up except for a couple unpublished projects. I’m now on my first re-read of it all and super excited for theory crafting with all this new material coming out! Looking forward to joining the community.
  8. Hello! I'm here to geek out about Sanderson! I have read the first three books of Stormlight, the first two of Skyward (waiting on the third!), and a bit of the Final Empire (Mistborne 1). I also have the Call to Adventure game for Stormlight. I am working on a LEGO model of the Poco-class starfighter from Skyward, which is originally why I went on here, so I can show it off when I'm finished! A few of my hobbies (besides reading of course) are LEGO, LARP (foam sword fighting), piano, drums, and Minecraft modding. Happy to be here!
  9. Hello all you fellow nerds! Not sure how it's taken me this long to join the forums... Probably because the Cosmere fandom is amazing and there are just SO many places on the internet for Cosmere goodness! Anyway, I'm here now and look forward to sporadically participating in Cosmere Conversations (I am one half of the podcast team) but probably mostly lurking.
  10. So, ah... I've actually been here for a little while. I've never even bothered to look at this forum, preferring to stick to other places (my fav. being the forum games). Nonetheless, I decided I might as well let people know who I am. That being the case: Hello! M'names Channelknight. Fadran's just an alibi, as writing under my actual name or in first person makes me uncomfortable. I can write in first person if people don't know what my actual name is, though; hence the username. I've read every cosmere book there is (I think), except for Warbreaker, which I'll get around to eventually. I've also read the Skyward series to where its at, the Reckoners, and the kind of elusive Rithmatist. I've heard that there're other books by Brandon, but I think I'll settle for torturing myself out of impatience for the next Stormlight work. In the meanwhile, I like writing fantasy books, ranging from a sort-of-award-winning "The Stellamancer" (it got honorary mention in Scholastic Arts and Writing Comp. Dunno if that counts) to this horrid thing called "Spelltaken" back from 2015 (don't go looking for it. Even if I could get it published I could get sued form at least seven people). Some people have lifelong dreams to do something or other. Me? I've only wanted to be an author for about a year or so. Since then, I've hammered through fourteen failed editions of what has come to be known as the "Iconar Collective," from which my idea of the Channelknights originate. Look for me anywhere that calls for writing, because if I know about it, then I'm there (Writing Prompts and Responses are one of these). That being said... Hello from Fadran. And Welcome to the Cosmere.
  11. Hello, I am Sequence. I've read Mistborn Era One and Two, and am about one third of the way through Oathbringer of the Stormlight Archive. Cryptics and Kandra are tied for first place in my favorite Cosmere creatures. That's about it.
  12. Hello! I've been lurking since late 2018, finally made an account, it's nice to meet you!
  13. Ello there! I have been part of the 17th shard discord server, and I wanted to join this forum! I have heard rumors about sanderson elimination games going on here, which was the basis for one of my friends(Abstrusity) Bohemian Earspoon Elimination(yes that is the name of it). I have read nearly all his books(inc. non-cosmere) except for DS(I need to get a kindle) Sunreach(again, need to get a kindle) and Redawn(do you see a pattern yet?), and my favorite book is probably Starsight. I recently reread it in anticipation of Cytonic, and I really enjoyed it. I am in the middle of a reread of SA rn. Super excited to be in this community!
  14. Hello 17th Shard! My name is Jess. I'm 29 years old, living in New York, and thrilled to finally be posting here! I've been bingeing Shardcast podcasts for the last 6 months, and right away, I could tell that Sanderson people are my type of people. It was only a matter of time until I joined this forum. I have already made a mental note not to accept ANY cookies. Random fun facts: I'm allergic to mosquitos. My favorite band is Bayside. My boyfriend's name is Jesse, so I make a lot of "Jess" puns. I'm attending New York Comic Con in a few weeks! And when I was 12, I started and ran a moderately successful BBRae (Teen Titans) forum. Introduction to Brandon Sanderson: Way of Kings in 2018! I jumped right into it after taking a looooong hiatus from reading, and it absolutely shook me. I really credit this book with motivating me to get my life together. I'd been suffering from depression and anxiety for many years; relating a little too hard to Kal and Shallan was disconcerting. I decided to go back to therapy; figured out a proper balance of medication. Life has genuinely been significantly better ever since. (After WoK, I inhaled the rest of Stormlight. Then all 6 Mistborn, and then... well. Everything in the cosmere. EXCEPT DAWNSHARD! I WANT A PHYSICAL COPY. AGH.) Thanks for letting me ramble! Here's a photo of my dog, Spaghetti, from last Christmas. She's a 1.5 year old jack russel terrier/beagle/piranha mix.
  15. Hello! Good to meet you all. I started reading the sando's books in 2017-ish, and have been hooked ever since. I even started a series on youtube talking about some theories about the cosmere, analyzing them, etc. I've lurked here for quite a while before joining up, and I have to say this seems like a lovely community. Can't wait to interact with you folks and talk about my more insane theories. Cheers!
  16. Hi everybody! I found Mistborn through my local library at the start of this year, and I've been chewing my way through the Cosmere ever since. Read everything but Sixth of Dust, Rhythm of War, and the White Sand comics (and I got those first two from the library just last night!) so far. Been a fan of science fiction and fantasy since I was little, but Brandon's writing really piqued my interest in "hard" power systems. Anyways, looking forward to hanging out with y'all and swapping theories and such! Rubix, ye won't be having my soul, it's spoken for.
  17. Hi everyone! I'm Mya, and I've finally decided to join after a period of just thinking about it. I've read Stormlight Archive, Mistborn era one and two, Warbreaker, Elantris, and Skyward. I'm excited to talk about Sanderson's work and perhaps discuss writing in general.
  18. Hello people of the 17th Shard! I've read so far all the Mistborn novellas, Warbreaker, Elantris and Stormlight Archive (with RoW being my favourite so far). I'm kinda late for the introduction but I didn't want to skip formalities. Got a thing for war games and RPGs, really big fun of D&D. I like theorizing and hearing other theories and critics from others with regards to what is to be expected of the Cosmere. Thanks again for welcoming me to the community!
  19. Hi everyone, I'm KalTon95. I write from Italy. I read all Sanderson's Cosmere works and my favourite book is Oathbringer (I really love Dalinar's arc). Since I'm a fantasy writer, reading Sanderson is both an inspiration for job and a big big pleasure! Hope to have a good time here!
  20. Wassup fellow nerds! I have been pulled here by my Brandon Sanderson hyper-fixation (I’m pretty sure that’s how everyone got here). I have been reading his works since I was in 5th grade. My first book of his was Mistborn: the final empire. I immediately fell in love with his work and continued to read them very enthusiastically. My thirst for knowledge cannot be quenched just by reading alone, so I’ve come here instead. I’m so excited to delve deeper into the Cosmere!
  21. Hello! I'm Chantara. I haven't read a lot of Sanderson, but I love what I have read. I've read Way of Kings, but it took me 2 years (thanks to school), and Warbreaker. I'm here to play games and hopefully get some writing inspiration as I am an author on the side. It's nothing of Sanderson-level writing, but I make myself laugh. and since I have to live with me, I guess that's for the best.
  22. Hi, my name is Andrew. Long time lurker and fan of Brandon. I usually only post in the Cosmere chat discord so some of you may recognize me from there. I spend a great deal of my time listening to the audiobooks on repeat while working. My favorite series is The Stormlight Archives though I really hope we'll eventually get more Elantris!
  23. Hello there! I've been reading Sanderson for a couple years - out of the cosmere I've finished Stormlight 1-4, Mistborn era 1, Warbreaker, White Sand, plus some of the novellas, and for non-cosmere works I've read Reckoners (excluding Lux) and Skyward. This place seems pretty chill and I heard you play mafia, so I decided to finally make an account. See ya around!