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  1. Towards the end of Chapter 18 of Skyward, Spensa tells M-Bot a story about a writer who woke up one day only to discover that his shadow had vanished. With the passage of time, the shadow eventually came back. The shadow explained to its master that it traveled the world and had "come to understand men." In fact, the shadow understood men better than its master and had seen evil in the hearts of the men of the land. The shadow soon persuaded its master to switch places with it so it could show him the world. Unfortunately, the shadow would never let him go free. Instead, the shadow married a princess and became wealthy while the real man wasted away. Due to her cytonic abilities, Spensa feels like she is the shadow in this story which is reinforced by the kitsen's name for people with cytonic abilities, 'shadow-walkers' (chapter 17). We learn the kitsen had cytonics, or shadow-walkers, among them but their people did not trust them. Eventually the shadow-walkers left the kitsen homeworld effectively stranding the kitsen for centuries until the Superiority made contact (chapter 20). Prediction: Spensa will have to face the difficult decision of somehow giving up her cytonic abilities or leaving the humans for good. I don't know how that will work out but while she's a shadow-walker, she won't be trusted and perhaps she won't even trust herself. So many possibilities though. Who knows what will happen? I can't wait for the next book!
  2. I noticed there seems to be a distinct parallel between the characters of Morriumur and M-Bot; reproduction, or birth, seems to be an important theme for both of them. Morriumur is a dione "draft," or an individual who hasn't been born yet. They hope to earn their birth by proving themself as a warrior. Likewise, M-Bot longs to be a sentient living being which, among other things, is capable of reproduction. At one point in the story, Spensa helps him create a drone and M-Bot entertains the idea of giving his "child" a personality. Unfortunately, there is something in his code that forbids him from duplicating his code at will. But by the end of the story, both Morriumur and M-Bot achieve their goals of reproduction; the former having proved themself in battle and thus deemed worthy of birth, the latter having become a wanted fugitive on Starsight and therefore painstakingly copied his code line-by-line between forced shut-downs into the previously mentioned drone. One had a great ending. The other, not so great. I'm not sure about the significance of this parallel. Will this continue into the 3rd and 4th novels? Can we draw conclusions about the outcome of one character based on another? Another somewhat obvious parallel was between the humans, Spensa and Brade, who were both excellent examples of self-fulfilling prophecy. Brade, and her pessimistic acceptance of humans-are-evil. Simply put, if you always think you're a failure, you'll likely be a failure. As with Brade, she always believed she was evil, aggressive, and capable of violence - and that's exactly what she amounted to. On the other hand, Spensa was always optimistic and as a result, she managed to divert the delver thus saving two major civilizations and winning over much of her crew and Cuna to her cause. Although these two are like opposites, they're also very similar in this regard. Again, I'm not sure if it's safe to draw any conclusions from these observations. Perhaps it's just a cool literary tool. Have you noticed any parallels between characters in this story? I feel like Jorgen and his journey must have a parallel somewhere but I can't really figure it out. Vapor? Gul'zah? Hmmm, no probably not Gul'zah the burl...
  3. From the album Cosmic Tales Painting

    Spensa blasts into the world of these readers.
  4. From the album Cosmic Tales Painting

    Cosmic Tales 4' x 6' feet, Oil Spensa blasts into the world of these readers.
  5. Hello all, I am an artist inspired by Sanderson’s book, Skyward. I really related to Spensa’s determination to fly in comparison with my artistic aspirations. I am looking forward to updates, seeing other people’s inspiration from Sanderson’s books and sharing my art. Here are a few images inspired by Spensa from Skyward. A mural at 416 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA and a cover of Space and Time Magazine. More of my work is at arthurhaywood.com instagram @arthurhaywood twitter @arthurhaywood
  6. Inspired by Spensa from Skyward, this cadet aspires to reach the stars. Mural at 416 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA. Sponsored by Sprocket Mural Works. arthurhaywood.com instagram @arthurhaywood twitter @arthurhaywood

    © Arthur Haywood 2020

  7. Inspired by Spensa from Skyward, this cadet aspires to reach the stars. Mural at 416 Forster St., Harrisburg, PA. Sponsored by Sprocket Mural Works. arthurhaywood.com instagram @arthurhaywood twitter @arthurhaywood
  8. First post on 17th shard! Drawing of Spensa and Doomslug I did a while back.
  9. I realize it isn’t cosmetic but I have questions. Also I haven’t read starsight so even though my question doesn’t have spoiler potential I just want to be careful. I think it’s a silly question, but what color is the cadets pin and what color is the pilots pin. It mentions that they are different colors, but I can't remember which is which. Can you remind me?
  10. A random thing I did :)
  11. Ayt well I was experimenttinf with some new art supplies I got for Christmas, and I decided to do some skyward Fanart because I really loved it. Ayt well I know this is probably going to be crap but here we go! I'm going to do another big one of Jerkface and some minis of the other cadets. Anyway, here's Spensa and Rig! Yeet! Claim the stars my dudes, and post any skyward Fanart you did!