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  1. Tom was glad that he had a duty now, at least. Because otherwise, he would have spent the day brooding about his old job, and about how the world was sort of like, oh I don't know, ending? But then, he had discovered that he could burn atium. That instantly put him in the position of the village's bodyguard. That was pretty cool. Tom felt a small sense of accomplishment when he fought off the Inquisitor again, and again, and got closer each time to winning. This battle, though... something was wrong. Tom realized that his supply of atium was running out, and that there was no way he could kill the Inquisitor before that happened. And then. He sucked in the mists. Somehow, the mists gave Tom the power to continue and keep on fighting and... more atium? The more he would burn, the more it seemed he had remaining. When the Inquisitor lunged, Tom instinctively found the perfect parry and counterattack. They spun together in the mists, and finally, without quite knowing what was going on, Tom became the mists. Floating in the everywhere and nowhere at once, Tom knew... everything. He saw into the distance and into the far depths of time. More importantly, though, he knew exactly what he needed to do to put the Inquisitor's life to an end. In a deep, booming voice, Tom spoke as the wind in the Inquisitor's ear: "YOU ARE A STICK." "No!" The Inquisitor screamed. "I am the Inquisitor! And these are my spikes!" She waved her spikes menacingly toward the direction of the voice. "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A STICK." "YOU ARE A ST-" And just like that, the newly ascended Preservation realized his plan. A chunk of Investiture spontaneously appeared from Roshar, answering the call, and letting Tom harness the powers of Soulcasting. Don't ask me how that would realistically work. It probably wouldn't. But in this hypothetical universe, it somehow happened. The scary, powerful, menacing Inquisitor convinced herself that she was indeed a stick. LG59 is over! Thank you to everyone for playing, and congratulations to the village for their victory. I have so many people to thank. I'll start off with @Coop772 for his help with GMing and @Alvron for being the IM. @Elbereth, @Fifth Scholar, and @Devotary of Spontaneity were invaluable in helping me balance and edit the rules of my first game. @Haelbarde and @Burnt Spaghetti, among others in the Discord, came up with some awesome titles (some of which I used), and @Butt Ad Venture even wrote a writeup for me. In addition to that, every single one of you signed up despite this being an incredibly busy time of the year, and I'm so grateful for all of the people who played or spectated for taking the time to do so. @_Stick_, it was super fun having you in the elim doc. Despite not having converts, it never got lonely in there. @Snipexe, thank you for being lynched Day 1 and tolerating it @Cicada, I hope you enjoyed your first game and that you'll stick around. Now for the fun part: Dead doc Elim doc GM spreadsheet Rules Alright, I'll post GM thoughts and stuff on how I might change this game in a later post, as I have to get to class. Again, well played everyone!
  2. So my wife and I are on the second season of Daredevil--she's half-assed watching. She hears something and asks, "Did he just call him 'Stick'?" I said, "Yes. But he could be fire." Her look was totally, "What the Hell does that mean and why did I marry you?" Haven't said another word. Waiting for the Ask. I have "smart-chull" issues. :-D
  3. For Christmas, I got one of those little cinema light-boxes, usually intended for inspiring quotes and the like, but being the insanely obsessed Sanderfan that I am, I put the following quote... We love a good Stick meme.
  4. This episode on Ashspren’s Absolutely Not Serious Theories (AANST... good ring to it)… We all see Stick as a possible bit of comic relief during a time period in which we see Shallan discovering more about herself— funny content, but serious Cosmere ideals. However, Stick might be more than it appears. Firstly, it is important to remember what Shai from the Emperor’s Soul said about everything, even inanimate objects: everything views itself as something. With this logic from what I like to call the “Tables Have Feelings Too Lecture,” we can infer that Stick, everyone’s favorite character from Words of Radiance, must view itself as something. Therefore, Stick has its own patterns of thought, and must be able to think for itself. Nobody tells Stick to be a stick, Stick tells itself to be a stick. Thus, when Shallan tries to get Stick to change in Shadesmar, Stick proceeds to tell her what he sees himself as: a stick. Shallan tries to force it to change, telling Stick that it is actually fire, but she does not understand that Stick has made up its mind. But, where does this lead on a larger scale? Well, Stick is actually very helpful, and may have been able to predict the future. We start back at Stick’s signature line: “I am a stick.” It tells this to Shallan repeatedly, as if it wants her to know something. And indeed, it does. Stick wants Shallan to know to stay true to herself. It is very self-aware, and tells Shallan to be the same. However, Shallan stumbles upon Stick, she is not having struggles with her identity yet— this takes place later in Words of Radiance, and is seemingly resolved at the end of Oathbringer. This is where the part about telling the future comes in. Stick is warning her to be more self-aware at the moment, so that in the future, she would not have as many problems. Now, we see at different points in Oathbringer that Odium can see, and provide visions of, possible futures. This is shown through Renarin and his corrupted spren, Glys. Is Stick’s advice for the future and Odium’s abilities just a coincidence? I think not.
  5. Welcome to a place where all can worship, and become one with the stick!! (and maybe negotiate with each other in a neutral location.) Come to a place where all can forget you guild memberships, and worship the one true God instead. The Link: This is officially endorsed by the Sticknaughts and The Church of the Stick
  6. I am a stick.
  7. From the album The Doodlestorm Cometh

    My profile pic, created and edited by me. Stick, in all of his stickly glory, belongs solely to Sanderson.
  8. I am wondering if anyone has a threshold list of reputation awarded on this site, can you have negative reputation, I'm very new, but have heard of a Zuchini who sounds like he maybe made a lot of people very angry. I am also wondering if you get Reputation by posting things sometimes as well? Or if it's based solely off of other Users Posts. Anyone? Edit: I only just made a connection on how similar Reputation here seems to be similar to Breaths, in that you only get one, and other people have to will it to you. Humorous in my mind, Also. Is Reputation based on what forums you frequent? I.E. Dark Eyes and Skaa are two different realms.
  9. LG33: Term 6, Month 1 - Sticks and Embroidery “I am a stick,” said the stick. It sighed, thinking of the futility of its existence. It was only a simple stick, after all. How could it ever hope to compete against the wonders that were human beings? It quivered for a moment, sensing danger. “I am a stick?” “You are a stick,” a soft, dangerous voice agreed. A dagger embedded itself into the stick. “...I am a stick,” said the stick, undamaged except for a slight nick in its midsection. “ I’ll be back later?” the assassin said, and the Stick heard footsteps retreating.. It sighed, and would have rolled its eyes if it had them. “I am a stick.” Amelia shivered. The last weeks had changed her, once she’d been expelled. Being alone in the world was frightening, and she didn’t know what she was supposed to do without her studies. She sat in her room, shivering in the night air. She should close the window at some point, she mused, but she didn’t feel like getting up just then. She stared down at the embroidery in her hands, something she’d tried to take up to keep herself occupied. It was intended to be a field of flowers, but with the sympathy lamp distorting the colours and the state of the embroidery, it looked more like an array of droplets of orange and crimson. A particularly cold breeze blew across the back of her neck, and she turned to get up. The dagger aimed for her neck caught on the embroidery still in her hands, barely stopping it from nicking her. “What in Tehlu’s name...” Amelia gasped. The assassin groaned. “Not again.” He - or maybe she, Amelia couldn’t tell - turned and ran for the window. Amelia was left thoroughly confused with a horrible piece of embroidery and a dagger stuck through it. Varda looked down, mostly in confusion. “Who, exactly, thought that it would be a good idea to allow an inanimate object to attend the university?” No one answered, though several Masters looked away. “...very well. You are henceforth expelled and banned from the grounds of this University. I... suppose.” She paused. “Would someone mind throwing that across the River?” Stick was attacked, but survived, and was expelled! Brightness Radiant was attacked, but survived! Term 6 has begun. You have 42 hours to send in actions. Player List 1. Queensteph - Vintish Noblewoman 2. Randuir (Telar Pike) - Yllish Commoner Student 3. Hemalurgic Headshot (Noremac Quwester) - Aturan Nobleman 4. Aonar (Aodhan Breacadh) - Edema Ruh Skindancer in Naming 5. Wilson (Sloan Walker) - Cealdish Commoner Student 6. Straw (Medicus Novis) - Yllish Commoner 7. Paranoid King (William Opuscule) - Yllish Commoner 8. Ornstein (John Springer) - Aturan Nobleman Student in Physicking 9. Jondesu (Vell) - Yllish Commoner Insane 10. Drake Marshall (Greyson) - Cealdish Commoner Student in Physicking 11. Assassin in Burgundy (Jurdaan Longfell) - Yllish Commoner Student 12. Burnt Spaghetti (Dele Fajro) - Vintish Noblewoman 13. Orlok (Locke Alveron) - Cealdish Commoner Insane 14. Magestar (Magestar) - Vintish Nobleman Insane 15. Alvron (Stryker Nox) - Cealdish Commoner Insane 16. Arinian (Darian) - Aturan Nobleman 17. Stick (Stick) - Aturan NobleStick 18. Darkness Ascendant (Balthazar Myrrh) - Yllish Commoner Student 19. Cluny the Scourge (Cluny) - Aturan Nobleman 20. Silverblade (Ryth) - Cealdish Commoner 21. Amanuensis (Esuan) - Yllish Commoner 22. BrightnessRadiant (Amelia) - Aturan Noblewoman 23. Eolhondras (Eolah) - Yllish Commoner 24. STINK - Yllish Commoner Skindancer in Linguistics 25. Hael (Glavion) - Edema Ruh Insane 26. Sart (Titud) - Edema Ruh Insane 27. Joe (Chalks) - Yllish Commoner Insane
  10. I am a stick. But seriously. While we've all talked about the stick as one of our fav characters... It's time to do a real consideration about the mechanics and limitations of soulcasting. So obviously a soulcaster uses stormlight to transform the substance of a material. I suspect that for a radiant who can soulcast, it doesn't matter what kind of gem they draw light from (unlike how it is with soulcaster fabrials). But soulcasting can be difficult difficult. Shallan failed to turn stick into fire (even though she could apparently transform a whole boat). So. What makes an object resistant to soulcasting? 1. Investiture. This should be pretty obvious, since investiture interferes with investiture. I would guess that the reason stick proved more challenging than a boat was partially because the stick was wood that was still alive, and thus more invested. 2. Connection / cognitive intent. It seems like the basic "intent" of a spren can make it easier or harder to soulcast. I would guess it is still possible to soulcast an object against its own will (I doubt the spren of the folks who attacked Jasnah in that alley really wanted to turn into fire or smoke or any of that), but more difficult (especially since human beings are invested). So. What I'm laying out here is not remotely groundbreaking in terms of realmatics, but its worth doing this anyway since I haven't seen anyone give serious consideration to what can make something soulcasting immune. It's worth conjecturing what the rules of this power are, since I have no doubt Sanderson has restricted it with a set of rules. I bet other magic users are pretty storming hard to soulcast. They are more invested, and also connected to at least one shard. I don't think you could just soulcast a voidbringer or stormclast to make it go away. Nor could you soulcast a fellow radiant into fire. And don't even think about trying to soulcast something like a shardblade, or, god forbid, nightblood. It's also probably pretty hard to soulcast something with a really strong identity (no, I don't mean spiritual identity... more like, identity as in how you see yourself). Even though some historical artifact might be completely nonmagical and not too invested... Still pretty hard to soulcast, just because so many people have thought about the object that it has developed a more fixed self-perception. So, living things, invested things, famous things, or connected things. All hard to soulcast. This means that some things are nigh immune to soulcasting, which is probably good since otherwise to be honest the power would be a little too strong.
  11. Alright. So we're all aware of the critical discussion between Stick and Shallan in The Words of Radiance: But Did we ever stop to think that maybe Stick would be featured in other Cosmere novels? No? Yes! Warbreaker: Elantris: * ** the 's' in stick isn't originally capitalised in the books Notice something common? Every character wants to use Stick as a way to practise a magic system tehe. While Stick refused to be used for Shallan's intended purposes, it did give in to Vivenna. Raoden thought of using Stick, but Stick escaped in time. I don't even know how that fits in to all of this lol. Stick is a Worldhopper --> Theory confirmed Note that this is no more than a joke not to be taken seriously Edit: this would've looked a lot cooler of my reputation level was Worldhoppper. Alas, that's a loong way to go. XD
  12. Guys, Stick is a feruchemist. (Or at least a ferring) Let me explain. Earlier today, I was thinking about the benefits of tapping Identity. Doing so, as I understand it, will make someone more confident in who they are. Then I realized that Stick is the being most confident in their own identity, repeating one thing over and over I am a stick Stick was so aware of who he was that he could resist being turn into something he wasn't.
  13. By the ending of WoR, I had a lot of favorite characters: Dalinar, Szeth, Kaladin, Adolin, Jasnah, and many more, but there was one character that stood out, and I think all of you agree when I say the Stick is the best character in Stormlight. Now, to the question, I am very intrigued by this character, and I just wanted to know if you would like for the Stick to become a main character in the series. If many of you say it's a good idea, I will make everything I can to suggest Brandon to make the Stick a main PoV character. (Please, do not take this seriously)
  14. Groot was one of the first things I thought of when I first read about The Stick. I thought it only fitting to combine the two. I created the drawing as a t-shirt design, but I didn't get a chance to get it onto the t-shirt before the con I wanted it for, so thought I'd share it here.

    © Copyright (c) Mostlywhatnot 2015

  15. So.... Why is the stick so popular? I was shocked to see a whole chapter dedicated to its mind on Brandon's page a few months ago and looked for a reason for it. In an interview he said he was surprised by people wanting to see more of the stick as well. Why? Why is it so damnation popular? Is it because we celebrate the failure of Shallan? That would make sense, except most of you people like her. Is it because the stick is just so gosh darn loveable?
  16. Fellow brethren of The Church of the Stick! Multiple Factions march to war, spread their own doctrines and establish their own truths! But we know who the True Idol is! Stick. In all his Glory. Who shall answer my call?
  17. Recently in this section of the forum I have noticed this "church of the stick" has gained a very large influential cult following. Has anyone else noted this disturbing and ominous occurrence? Let us hope these radicalists do not become to powerful if they start to gain more power I ask for people's help to crush this "church". Though the Church of The Stick does have a nice ring to it (strokes chin and weak mind crumbles ) I seem to have changed my views on the great church. I Am A Stick, all praise the great Church of the Stick and let it be known I stop my days of Hersey I wil erase my previous identity, I am a stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick stick.......
  18. Okay, so I know that you all love your stick, but I'm here with a grave warning. As all of you that have heard of it can probably figure out, my primary fandom is the Warrior Cats one. We had a totally amazing stick character once, one that was owned by a character named Rock. The stick was in a totally canon relationship with a sarcastic blind cat named Jayfeather, and all was well. Then this happened. So what does The Stormlight Archive have in common with Warrior Cats? Well, there's a stick. There's a guy called Rock. And the sarcastic Hoid refers to himself as a blind man. So all I'm saying is, don't take your stick for granted. Something could happen to it. Rock could offend Hoid by calling him an airsick lowlander, causing Hoid to break the stick. If that happens, you want the stick to know how much you loved it, and you want to know that you spent every moment you could with your wonderful, beautiful stick. Beware. The Warrior Cats fandom took our stick for granted, and we've never quite recovered from it.
  19. Sticks are more complicated than we thought
  20. Turns out sticks have more complicated views of themselves than radiants think
  21. These are pseduo-photoshopped by a non-photo editing software user. But they are mine. =)