Gavin-son-son-Odegard

Storms...Where to begin?

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Well, hello everybody, nice to meet you all, Surgebinders, Allomancers, and Voidbringers alike. I'm a relatively recent Brandon Sanderson/ Cosmere fan. By relatively recent, I mean for over a year now, and by 'fan' I mean I'm freaking in love with the man, his magnificently imaginative mind, and the masterpieces of fantasy that he's created.

The Mistborn Series was my introduction to him and to the Cosmere and boy did I love every bit of it. I've since read all the six book in the series (the trilogy and the Era 2 books) along with the Secret History novella. I dived into Stormlight Archive because I needed something to hold me over until the next Mistborn books comes out, and also I needed more Sanderson goodness in my life in general and had heard really good things about the series. I had high expectations but storms I never thought it could ever surpass Mistborn for me.

I was pulled into the story and the world by the very first page of WOK, by the end of the book I'd already fallen in love with the world; and now, having just finished WOR this morning, I...well, the 'impossible' has happened. The Stormlight Archive has surpassed Mistborn , oh the latter is still - and will be always - among my all time favorite works of fiction, but Stormlight Archive...it's just breathtakingly epic, and we're only 2 books in!

Which is why I'm here. I needed a venue where I could share my sheer awe and love for the series and the Cosmere and just the genius that is Brandon Sanderson as a whole. I'm still riding the high of the epicness of WOR, so much pent-up fanboy energy to release, lest I explode. It's so great to have others to discuss, admire and just generally geek over this amazing books with.

I'm so excited to be a part of this community. :)

 

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Welcome to the ever-growing Shard! You should also read Elantris, Warbreaker, and Arcanum Unbounded. Have a cookie, and an upvote!

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Thanks! I definitely plan to read Elantris at some point soon, I actually started on it a while back but for some reason didn't get past the first few chapters, gotta remedy that. Arcanum Unbounded will probably be my next Cosmere read, though. It's a long wait till November and I'm gonna try to catch up on as many Cosmere novels and stories as I can.

Oh and thanks for the cookie, can never have enough cookies :P

 

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2 minutes ago, Gavin-son-son-Odegard said:

Oh and thanks for the cookie, can never have enough cookies :P

Yep! never have too many :D I like this guys :D

Welcome to the shard, our little backwards community. Have another upvote and a cookie.
Please mind the spikes and don't touch the walls.

Many thanks.

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Do you... not get along with your father? Shin tradition dictates you append your father's name (as a male child), so you would skip that and go to your grandfather ("son-son") only if you didn't want your father's name associated with yours.

Also, welcome. We are all nerds in here.

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Welcome! Enjoy your time here :) 

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Welcome to the Shard! You have already won friends among the Dark Alley, so I won't try to Preserve your soul and prevent your intake of cookies. I suppose you're ready for Oathbringer in November? Of course you are. If you need anything, just ask!

A few helpful tips: to mention someone, do @<insert username here>. The envelope in the top menu bar is the PM tab, you can send messages to people with it. Next to that is your profile, where you can set your profile picture, type up some personal info, and put a little rank for yourself.

Have an upvote!

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7 minutes ago, Argent said:

Do you... not get along with your father? Shin tradition dictates you append your father's name (as a male child), so you would skip that and go to your grandfather ("son-son") only if you didn't want your father's name associated with yours.

Also, welcome. We are all nerds in here.

Do you want the real life reason for the name choice or the made-up background story reason?

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5 minutes ago, Gavin-son-son-Odegard said:

Do you want the real life reason for the name choice or the made-up background story reason?

yay for daddy issues...

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@Yas, Thanks, I'm excited to be here.

 

3 minutes ago, Hemalurgic_Headshot said:

Welcome to the Shard! You have already won friends among the Dark Alley, so I won't try to Preserve your soul and prevent your intake of cookies. I suppose you're ready for Oathbringer in November? Of course you are. If you need anything, just ask!

A few helpful tips: to mention someone, do @<insert username here>. The envelope in the top menu bar is the PM tab, you can send messages to people with it. Next to that is your profile, where you can set your profile picture, type up some personal info, and put a little rank for yourself.

Have an upvote!

Thanks for the tips. And yeah of course I'm excited for Oathbringer, I would've time traveled to November if I could. Ugh, I hate waiting. Well. thankfully I've got a big to-read list of both Cosmere and Non-Cosmere books to keep me busy till then. 

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Oh no! Someone beat me to the newbie cookie distribution. Welcome to the Shard!:D

Oh! Here's an upvote ;)

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27 minutes ago, Gavin-son-son-Odegard said:

Do you want the real life reason for the name choice or the made-up background story reason?

Eh. I was actually hoping you would've just chosen the name for fun. I wasn't trying to dwell on potential personal issues. Respond as you wish, I won't (potentially) intrude. 

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Hello and welcome, Gavin-son-son-Odegard, to the 17th Shard fansite! I, as well as you, am a big Cosmere fanboy as well as a relatively new member of this site. It's always good to have new members who are fans of a fandom that is relatively little-well-known across the world. There's always another member...

My top favorite Cosmere series is the Mistborn Saga, with the Stormlight Archive in second place! So as a fellow Mistborn and Stormlight fanboy to you, I hope we'll get along well enough! Have an upvote and... well, I suppose you've already gotten enough imaginary cookies. Have a free Horneater stew. :D

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27 minutes ago, Argent said:

Eh. I was actually hoping you would've just chosen the name for fun. I wasn't trying to dwell on potential personal issues. Respond as you wish, I won't (potentially) intrude. 

Oh no, I did choose the name for fun, and simply because I wanted a cool-sounding name. That's the real life reason.

There's no actual daddy issues involved here. Sorry, should've made that more clear. I was just joking around :D.

I am however working on creating a fictional background story for myself which involves my father having been branded Truthless and exiled from Shin and which I'll by happy to share once I'm done ironing out the details.

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16 minutes ago, Gavin-son-son-Odegard said:

Oh no, I did choose the name for fun, and simply because I wanted a cool-sounding name. That's the real life reason.

There's no actual daddy issues involved here. Sorry, should've made that more clear. I was just joking around :D.

I am however working on creating a fictional background story for myself which involves my father having been branded Truthless and exiled from Shin and which I'll by happy to share once I'm done ironing out the details.

That, then is a valid reason (as far as I know; Shin are weird). :)

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