Josh L.

Easter Eggs in Alcatraz?

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Chapter titles in book 4 and the jokes/references that I, with the Internet to aide me have found:

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6 -at the end of the previous chapter it said that the next three chapters were going to be really boring. 

pi (the Greek letter) 

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42 - The answer to the question of Life, the Universe and Everything. From the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

144- a dozen dozen, or a gross. Also the combined ages of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins as they celebrate their birthdays in the first chapter of Lord of the Rings.

Act V, Scene III- nothing particularly noteworthy; this is the one where they quote Shakespeare

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No! - I believe this is in fact chapter 9. Say the name in German...

1010 - translated from binary to decimal, this gives us... 10

24601 -Le Mis 

070706 - I looked this up and it is Brandon’s wedding date; 07/07/‘06

6.022140857 x 10^23 - Avogadro constant 

Four teens and a Pickle- I mean four teens, fourteen.

8675309- a song of the same name.

16- Well, most of us fans (Read: Cosmere nerds) should know this one.

NCC-1701 - The ship in Star Trek.

4815162342 - It’s from Lost. The population of the world at the time... 

???

Infinity (the symbol)

infinity+1 - this is also infinity 

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The (rather) blatant but still unlisted references to beating yourself over the head with a fantasy novel by Brandon Sanderson, described as being WAY too thick.

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@Emily that was a remarkably useful summary of the chapter title's meanings. Thank-you.

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Wait, why is the C section of the liebrary for Jurassic park?

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On 07/04/2018 at 6:14 PM, Kidpen said:

Wait, why is the C section of the liebrary for Jurassic park?

The author was Michael Crichton

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4 minutes ago, Archer said:

The author was Michael Crichton

Oh, the Author. I was confused.

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Umm... this one’s sorta obvious but it hasn’t been mentioned yet...

In The Dark Talent, Shasta is reading Mistborn. 

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On 7/12/2018 at 5:22 PM, Emily said:

Umm... this one’s sorta obvious but it hasn’t been mentioned yet...

In The Dark Talent, Shasta is reading Mistborn. 

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I am extremely embarrassed. I have read this book so many times, and I never even noticed...

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Also, in the Scrivener’s bones dust jacket, it mentions that Brandon has been known to bring swords to weddings. He cut the cake at his wedding with a sword.

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Hi everyone! First post here, long-time lurker, though. I’ve read everything by Brandon except for his WoT books and Alcatraz. Figured I’d remedy the latter and I just read the first book. Quickly looked for an easter egg thread since so many of them (the High Imperial, the Steelheart reference) really jumped out.

 

The one that jumped out the most, though, is one I haven’t seen mentioned here (which is not to say that people haven’t noticed and I did not look carefully for fear of spoilers) was the Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference “Churches. Lead, very small rocks, and ducks.” It had me laughing out loud. I was actually starting to theorize that Quentin was talking in riddles by pointing out “things that float”. I strongly recommend everyone to look it up if it doesn’t ring any bells!

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There's also a reference that Shasta Smedry 

WoT spoilers books 1-5

Spoiler

Is in fact the person behind the death of Asmodean

 

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There's "Avada Kedavra" in Alcatraz's list of ways not to day. And also the next one on the same list is, "a suit from JK Rowling" (more or less, I guess, I read this series in my native language and I'm unsure of the translation)

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On 2/25/2016 at 8:43 AM, Josh L. said:

Mistborn ("Wasing not of wasing is")

 

when I read that I had to double take and then screeched.

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