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SP3 - Delicious, delicious irony

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my brain went into overdrive reading SP3.

first of all i love design < 3

second of all: hoid??? frozen??? in time????? implications!!!!

 

genuinely cant wait to read the whole book

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44 minutes ago, melaan enjoyer said:

second of all: hoid??? frozen??? in time????? implications!!!!

I ld say that is just his way to travel forward in time.

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I could see that, although he does seem to spend a lot of time out doing stuff for someone who still seems to be as young as he is, if his only way of traveling through time is to freeze himself in it.

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20 minutes ago, Michael Portz said:

I ld say that is just his way to travel forward in time.

Possibly, but "when my ailment first struck" speaks to a certain lack of volition in the matter.

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I am convinced Brandon was smirking when he wrote the noodle scene. 
 

I’ve wondered how Hoid time skipped, the coat hanger was… unexpected. But in character. 
 

This method obviously predates Soul casting but I have no idea how he manages it. 

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On 3/18/2022 at 3:27 PM, melaan enjoyer said:

my brain went into overdrive reading SP3.

first of all i love design < 3

second of all: hoid??? frozen??? in time????? implications!!!!

 

genuinely cant wait to read the whole book

Indeed! Lots of implications, including the question of whether he chose to be frozen, knew it was coming, or was taken by surprise.

 

On 3/18/2022 at 4:13 PM, Michael Portz said:

I ld say that is just his way to travel forward in time.

Well, that and turning himself into a convenient piece of furniture, but yes :P

 

On 3/18/2022 at 4:31 PM, PurpurPhönix said:

I could see that, although he does seem to spend a lot of time out doing stuff for someone who still seems to be as young as he is, if his only way of traveling through time is to freeze himself in it.

I suppose it depends on how often and how long he is frozen. This could be something that only happens for half his life - for each lifetime he lives he spends another frozen in place?

 

On 3/18/2022 at 4:34 PM, Czernobog said:

Possibly, but "when my ailment first struck" speaks to a certain lack of volition in the matter.

Agreed - ailment implies it at the very least is a bother to him. Even more so when it freezes him in a place which subsequently became noodle central. It makes me wonder how much control over when or foreknowledge he had that he was about to be frozen.

 

On 3/18/2022 at 4:35 PM, AerionBFII said:

I am convinced Brandon was smirking when he wrote the noodle scene. 
 

I’ve wondered how Hoid time skipped, the coat hanger was… unexpected. But in character. 
 

This method obviously predates Soul casting but I have no idea how he manages it. 

Smirking, and eating ramen!

By implication this may in some way be related to speed bubbles, though his mind is then somehow decoupled, at least at first, from the effect due to his internal screaming when painted by Design. Though there is irony in that too:

"Okay, based on my input you got to design how I looked," Design said, reaching for the paint. "Now its my turn!"

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I reckon the coat rack 'ailment' is also connected to his kind of immortality, given his prior Dawnshard seems to map onto stasis or eternity somehow.

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I'm suddenly really craving ramen right now.

I also did not get the impression that being a coat rack was voluntary, although - being Hoid - he passes it off as if it's all part of his plan.

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1 hour ago, AquaRegia said:

I'm suddenly really craving ramen right now.

Hahahaha

 

You’d never guess what I had for dinner that night :ph34r:

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If I were an artist, I'd totally draw this scene.

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I find it interesting that so many people think Hoid’s coatrack status effect is about his immortality. Reading that part, I assumed that plot had happened offstage somewhere and this was an unfortunate predicament that Hoid will have to get out of somehow. 

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I am pretty sure Hoid's immortality is a side effect of being a former Dawnshard, like his inability to do harm (to the living) or eat meat.

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