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  1. Hello guys! Unfortunately, I'm not a long-time fan of Brandon's works like most of you, but for sure I'm lucky to experience them for the first time. My friend recommended me to read the Stormlight Archive since foreeever. When I eventually get started, I knew it was worth it! It's wondrous. A bit about me - I'm from Poland and I love both reading and worldbuilding. I have a little project on my own. That was also crucial why I finally reached for Sanderson - the richness of his projects and his mind. So that's my hello, have a nice week!
  2. Greetings people of the 17th Shard! I love Brandon Sanderson and making fanart, so quarantine has been good for me I've already posted some art before making my official introduction (whoops) but wanted to let y'all know I exist!
  3. 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.
  4. Hello All I Recently finished 6th of the dusk which was the last on my list for published cosmere books. I listened to Sando's works mostly with Graphic Audio but generally looked up maps on the net to make sure I'm not missing anything. Finally planned to do more than cremposting and actually try to learn more about cosmere magic systems and conspiracy theories so that's why I'm here. I made a thread here some time ago asking a question but haven't followed up just yet. Here some random cosmere info I think is correct about me: Favorite series: Stormlight Archive Favorite Shard: Devotion Desired Radiants Order: Releasers Desired Twinborn: A Pewter F Gold Favorite emotional manipulation effect: The Thrill which I sometimes get during competitive sports especially volleyball or video games, Though I have tried alcohol and Cannabis so I can sorta tell what being under the effects of emotional manipulation feels like. Resisting the effect is harder than it sounds though not impossible, Most effective way I found to resist is a sudden influx of intense rage/thrill or fear. I can kinda understand Koloss better now. Brandon Sanderson and his writers have really thought about these things... Favorite Character: The Fused, Just like them I also know what it feels like to be stuck in an endless fantasy battle hating your enemy and hostile with your allies, forever fighting yet going nowhere. This is because I play competitive league of legends. Jokes aside I can partly connect with Kaladin, Elend and Shallan in certain ways but The character I best connect with will probably be Lightsong though I'm not as bold as he is.
  5. Hello! I am an aspiring author/illustrator who has decided she needs to gather a few more book-loving friends. I only discovered Brandon Sanderson last year (the Mistborn trilogy) and have been listening to Writing Excuses like an addict since last summer. I'm generally not one for forums, but this appears to be an encouraging place filled with like-minded people, where I can learn how to become a better writer, as well as rant about my favorite subject: books. I am ALWAYS on the hunt for book recommendations, especially series. Some of my favorite books include (but certainly not limited to): Anything by Brandon Sanderson himself (can we talk about an addictive author!?) The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffery Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (not to mention the movie!) The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whaler Turner Shades of Magic series by V.E. Schwab Temeraire series by Naomi Novik Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima Many of Sarah Dunant's works, like In the Name of the Courtesan Harry Potter and Inkheart series (ah, my childhood!) When I am not writing, reading, or drawing, I enjoy hanging out with my ball python, riding horses, and walking around with my head in the clouds.
  6. Hi

    Hey everyone. Long time Sanderson fan and lurker, first time poster. The Shardcast made me finally break down and check out the forum and I'm kicking myself for not doing it earlier.
  7. Hi. I initially decided not to post in this forum till I finish all of cosmere. But after finishing Oathbringer, I felt too discussy as a lot has happened in Stormlight. Especially when the 4th book is coming after the impossible labours of 30 Dec. So, anyone willing to discuss any cosmere are welcome. Refrain from posting spoilers of Mistborn era 2, Edgedancer and Arcanum Unbounded, as that's all left
  8. Long time lurker and obsessive and im finnaly cosmere aware enough to possibility get involved with discussions! Honestly I don't know how you people come up with the theories and even the information on the cosmere! I've read all the books at least once and still don't know half as much as you guys here! These forum posts have been invaluable in gaining understanding of what happens where and when and even sometimes who! Thanks to all contributors especially those who provide the all important WOBs and i look forward to existing speculation and all the speculation yet to come!
  9. Greetings everyone! I was introduced to Brandon Sanderson about a year ago by a close friend outright begging me to read The Way of Kings, and since then I've devoured that as well as Words of Radiance, Oathbringer, the original Mistborn trilogy, The Alloy of Law, and Warbreaker. I've immensely enjoyed each work I've read, and also I've discovered the recordings of Sanderson's BYU lectures, which are also phenomenal and have helped me greatly in bolstering the quality of my writing. I've been a hobbyist writer on and off since middle school, with a primary interest in fantasy and science fiction with the occasional dabble in short-form horror (my attempts at long-form horror all become dark fantasy) and general rambling. I'm currently unpublished with no completed novels, but I plan on fixing both of those issues in the future Outside of Sanderson, I also enjoy the works of Tad Williams, Robert McCammon, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stephen King, and Hayao Miyazaki (yes, I know, not primarily a writer, but his movies capture the spirit of fantasy perfectly), and would consider them along with Brandon Sanderson to be the primary influences on my writing, along with the many hours of my childhood spent playing video games. The Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Bloodborne are some of my all-time favorites on that front. Aside from that, it seems like it may be prudent to share a little about myself while I'm here. I work as a technical solutions engineer at a healthcare IT company, so I know a little bit about medicine, a little bit about software, and a lot about their intersection (although if you need someone with in-depth knowledge of either, I'd ask a clinician/programmer, not me). In my "abundant" free time, I play guitar/percussion, scour the Internet for good music (wide variety of genres, prefer non-electronic, have recently been on a binge of metal/post-rock/piano jazz), indulge in tabletop RPGs, cook tasty food, hike, and dote on my lovely fiance. If you need input on any of those things or would simply like to chat, feel free to hit me up! I'm looking forward to being part of the 17th Shard, and to getting to know all of you!
  10. Hello, I just registered. I am kinda new since I just starting to read his works. Hopefully we can discuss and have fun.
  11. i'm kind of a newbie in Sanderson's works, having only read Mistborn and the first book of Wax and Wayne, but i hope to catch up with the latest releases as soon as possible
  12. Hi! I'm fairly new to Brandon's works and this website, obviously. The first book of his I read was Skyward, which surprised me with its great humor and plot twists. I moved on to Warbreaker, and have since read Mistborn: The Final Empire, Elantris, and Steelheart. I still have to finish those series, and a long time yet to read The Way of Kings. I'm currently obsessed with The Wheel of Time, but have only managed to read 2 books because the others are always checked out at the library. Brandon's popularity makes it difficult to finish any series of his, but I'm making a valiant effort! See you guys in the Sanderson wormhole! - NorthStar Update: I finished TWoK and am starting on the sequel! Also, I've finally gotten my hands on the Reckoners series and the 3rd WoT book. Happy reading!
  13. OK. Confession-time. I hated "The Way of Kings" the first time I tried to read it. I got to Kaladin sitting in the cage hating life, and then I took a break. (I was dealing with some depression myself at the time, possibly a connection there?) Anyway, my brother told me to try out Mistborn, as it was somewhat easier to read. That was late summer 2018. By February 2019 I had read through every Cosmere-book I could find, and officially joined the waiting-crew that is the Cosmere-fanbase I myself am a Norwegian, and as a norwegian fan of Brandon, it can be lonely. Norway is not very well known with Brandons works, so it's somewhat difficult being a fan here. Me and my brother, not much else that I know about. My solution was to listen to Shardcast, and jump into the coppermind. My dream is for Brandon to one day come to Norway on a signing because of the sudden huge fanbase that WILL come forth here!
  14. Hey everyone! I've been a Sanderson fan for a very long time,(over a decade!) and have lurked the forum frequently for answers to questions and interesting theories. I recently got my friend into Stormlight, and have been digging into the details of the Cosmere to answer his burning questions as they arise. I figured it was finally time to bite the bullet and join the 17th shard officially! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. -H
  15. introduction

    Hi all! I have lurked around for ages now, so I think it's about time I officially joined. Been reading BranSans books for years now, very active in our local Israeli fanbase, and had the pleasure of meeting the man himself this week, so excitement ensued!! Happy to finally step forth and join the global family In the pictures: 2 signed (Locally) rare limited editions of Elantris - 1 mine and 1 my fiance's, The new 10th edition signed to both of us together, and the best for last - A RAFO signed copy of The Hero of Ages, sadly he had no RAFO tickets to hand out, but its close enough : P
  16. Hi, guys. I am one of the Sandersonism converts and big fan of Cosmere in general. I needed a place to see (and do) crazy theories, and that's what brought me to this Shardworld.
  17. Hello, everyone! I wanted to introduce myself. After ten intense months of reading the Cosmere universe, I can finally lurk, investigate and share my thoughts about it. Thanks to a dear friend that lent me every book, I started reading in Jaunary and ended up on October 7th. Just a few days ago. I've been following the guidelines of said friend to read each book or series in an appropiate order so I wouldn't spoil myself looking on the Internet (because as many others, I love lore and spending countless hours investingating about it). As a precaution, I've been kept in the absolute dark regarding the Cosmere on the Internet, its communities and information about it. Until now. Finally. I don't know much about this site, the 17th Shard, but the few things I looked up redirected me here all the time (forums, The Coppermind), So I though "yeah, I bet that's the best place to be in regards to the Cosmere", and here I am. I don't know if I'll be posting or commenting much, but sure I'll be lurking and adding to the discusion when I can (there's a lot of information, theories and the likes to take in, so I'll need some time to catch up). I've read a lot of fantasy novels and series, but let me tell you, Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere is something else. Connected stories and shared universes are things I've been keen on since I was a little kid, so I knew I was in for an amazing ride, and it has delivered. I've come to like or love each book. From the gritty and amazing Mistborn series to the interesting and unique short stories from the Ars Arcanum, going through stand-alone novels like Warbreaker (this last one I remember fondly) and ending with the mastodontic The Stormlight Archive, this has been one of the best literary experiences I had in my entire life. Although each title has surprised one way or another, it is The Stormlight Archive the one that ascended beyon. It has been a tough competition, because Mistborn's first era will forever have a place in my heart, but I'm a sucker for really big, slow-burning stories, and Stormlight is a dream come true in that regard. So there's that, a bit of backstory. This seems like a neat place, so I'll be hanging arround, if you don't mind.
  18. Hello guys, fellow Sanderson fan here, been reading the posts here for a long while, finally decided to join in. Hope you all don't mind if i point out a few cool things i noticed that haven't been pointed out (i think) Narak - the city in the Shattered Plains, is the name of the Hindu equivalent for Hell On a similar note, Kaladin's name can be taken to mean 'Black Day' in Hindi Renarin is kinda growing on me, looking forward to his Truthwatcher vows & powers. I thought that the future sight could make sense with the two Truthwatcher Surges if seen as 'Illumination *of* Progression', don't know what to think with the Book 3 reveals
  19. Hello 17th Shard! I'm Tau42, a reader from Singapore. I have a burning question which I could really use some help with. I remember reading this quote somewhere but can't figure out which book it comes from. I believe it is something Dalinar said but can't be sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! "To feel no emotion is to be dead but to have no control is to be a child"
  20. Yeah yeah, I know that's not how it works... but GOSH, DO I WISH. I'm new to the forum and (relatively) new to the Cosmere. I read the Mistborn series (all six books) last year and just finished the Stormlight Archive, including Edgedancer. Next on my reading list is Warbreaker and then Elantris. Professionally, I work as a graphic designer, but during my spare time I am a budding fantasy/sci-fi writer. I've been writing as a hobby since I was in elementary school, and have completed and published a few short stories. Now I'm working on my first novel, and Brandon Sanderson's approach to worldbuilding has been a huge inspiration for that. You're probably not interested in an autobiography, so here's some fun Cosmere facts about me: Favorite Sanderson book: Words of Radiance (though Part Five: New Unity of Oathbringer would be my top choice if a section of a book counted) Favorite Character(s): Wayne, Kaladin, Sazed, Dalinar, Wit/Hoid, Lopen, Shallan (in that order) Roshar or Scadrial: Roshar, unless I could live specifically in Alloy of Law-era Scadrial Mistborn, Feruchemist, or Knight Radiant: Mistborn Number of times Brandon Sanderson has made me cry: TOO MANY
  21. Hello! I've been a Writing Excuses fan for just over a year(listening to the archives and all) and I've been gradually picking up Brandon's books in various formats. (And his cohosts') I'm halfway through Way of Kings and I found this board, so I'm going to post here and try to avoid spoilers for books that have been out for a while. That should be easy enough, right? I do have a question: Should I read through an entire trilogy or could I jump from SA to Mistborn (Book 1/Book 1, Book 2/Book 2, etc...)? Obviously you lot are more well-versed in the cosmere than I am, so I wanted your input on what comes next. I'll probably have Way of Kings finished early next week. Thanks for having me and I look forward to getting to know the fanbase.
  22. Hi all, I'm been reading posts from this forum for almost two years and I've finally joined up. So far I've read Warbreaker, The Stormlight Archive, both Mistborn Eras, and I'm currently listening to Elantris. So far I think Nightblood is my favorite character in the Cosmere
  23. Hey everyone, I guess I'd better follow protocol and introduce myself here. My name is Josh Welch. I'm an (thus far) unpublished author who lives in Utah. My writing name is J. S. Welch and my co writer is A. L. Hardy, who is also my cousin. We've built an entire world and spent over 15 years perfecting it. We're ready to put our world in the hands of others and bring everyone else into it. If you're interested, please feel free to visit our website (which you'll have to reach out to me directly for since I'm a newbie and unable to post the link here). Brandon Sanderson has been a major factor in my desire to become an author. Between him, Terry Goodkind, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., and David and Leigh Eddings, I developed a massive love of fantasy and love reading anything that involves swords and magic. I'm also interested in starting to get into voice over work if I can find the right medium (in case anyone wants to hire me). ;-) Thanks for reading my intro!
  24. Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum, I've been listening to the Shardcast for some time now and have decided to sign up for the forum. I'm a huge Sanderson fan, I've read (or listened to the audiobooks of) almost all of his published books, and I am still trying to understand all the Cosmere connections. My favourite series is the first Mistborn trilogy.
  25. Hi guys, it's Sandy Branderson. I've been looking at stuff on the Shard, but this is my first post! I love doing fanart and my favorite book is probably TFE.