Peet

Peter Ahlstrom cameo or coincidence?

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This is regarding the bridgeman "Peet" in the Way of Kings.

http://coppermind.net/wiki/Peet

Given that the name is similar to Peter, he is balding, and is described as "quietly dependable," is this character essentially like a cameo for Peter Ahlstrom? Or is it just coincidence?

I think it is an intentional cameo for the above reasons, and Brandon has written in cameos for Peter in other books also (though not necessarily a character)

I imagine it could be pretty common for authors to write in characters loosely based on people they know, or to name places after them.

I think it is kind of cool.

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This is regarding the bridgeman "Peet" in the Way of Kings.

http://coppermind.net/wiki/Peet

Given that the name is similar to Peter, he is balding, and is described as "quietly dependable," is this character essentially like a cameo for Peter Ahlstrom? Or is it just coincidence?

I think it is an intentional cameo for the above reasons, and Brandon has written in cameos for Peter in other books also (though not necessarily a character)

I imagine it could be pretty common for authors to write in characters loosely based on people they know, or to name places after them.

I think it is kind of cool.

 

 

"Drehy, a member of Bridge Four, is gay. He’s based on a good friend of mine who is gay"

 

 

Peter said that Skar are based in a friend that are going to Iraq.

 

And now Peet are a cameo.

 

Sanderson are filling Bridge 4 with his friends =)

 

Anyone that know Brandon friends suspect of another bridgeman ? Because if alll bridge 4 are based in Sanderson friends that would be a awesome homage =)

 

Just a question Peet died or are alive? I always forget of the minor bridgemen =(

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As far as I remember Peet was still alive by the end of Way of Kings.  I don't know if he'll show up in Words of Radiance.

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Slight deviation to Mistborn, but cameo related

 


 

If you've read AoL, in the Wedding/Engagement reception scene you might notice cameos relating to this site.

 

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Wait...Brandon is filling Bridge Four with his friends?! Sounds dangerous to be his friend...

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You guys didn't notice me before?

Quietly dependable, remember ;)

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So finding the person he based Earless Jaks off of should be fairly easy right?

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Can I get a cameo as a cook in a future novel plz?

I'm sure at least four letters of your name will come up in a manner related to cooking at some point.
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People have paid over a thousand dollars for charity to get a role in Words of Radiance.

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With eight books left though, I don't think it's a stretch to assume that the word "soup" will appear in relation to the act of cooking at some point :P

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For the sake of completion, I'll mention the most obvious -- Moash. I wonder if there are countless tWoK drafts where he died in numerous ways, all of which were edited out...

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You guys didn't notice me before?

*Ashamed*

 

Well..... you see.... this is. I mean... =(

 

To be honest this should be pretty easy to notice(but i think many people didn't notice). After today every time that I read the book i shall imagine Peet with your face (minus the tan and Alenthi eyes) =)

 

PS: Aside Drehy, Skar and you Brigde 4 have other cameos ?

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Leyten is another one of our friends. He is a math teacher, just like his cameo in the Rithmatist.

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You guys didn't notice me before?

I never paid too much attention to acknowledgments in books before, so your name didn't stick in my mind until I found this site. Once I had an idea of who you are, I quickly made the connection to Peet since the "quietly dependable" line and Peet's name stuck with me since reading The Way of Kings.

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Leyten is another one of our friends. He is a math teacher, just like his cameo in the Rithmatist.

 

Nice thank you for the aswer. I really I hope that Szeth don't kill you all until the end of the book   ;)

 

I keep close track of the movement of this 4 bridgemen

 

Drehy - He was blond and well muscled, and was from Rianal - He was quick to learn the resetting exercise Kaladin taught Bridge Four.

 

Leyten -  Leyten was formerly a blacksmith's apprentice before being put into Bridge Four, he was vital in the production of the carapace armor suits used by the Bridge Crew.

 

Peet - was a member of Bridge Four on Roshar. He was balding. Kaladin considers Peet to be quietly dependable.

 

Skar - He was short and wiry.He was one of the first to join in and eat Rock's stew.He became one of the bridge's subsquad commanders.

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Leyten is another one of our friends. He is a math teacher, just like his cameo in the Rithmatist.

 

I remember Layton/Leyten! I laughed out loud when I saw that name because of the Professor Layton series.

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brandon uses a lot of his friends for minor roles in his books. I remember demoux, that survived when he should have been dead because the guy he was based on put the condition that his character had to survive the books. Other roles are given at charity auctions to those who pledge the most. So brandon's books are literally crammed with cameos.

Would be nice to have an additional page to list those.

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People have paid over a thousand dollars for charity to get a role in Words of Radiance.

I will take that as a no.  I thought I deserved a place because of my impeccable smile, my fantastic intelligence, and my awesome name, but apparently I am the only one here who appreciates me.

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If I donate a dollar can I be one of the cameos? Like when all you see from an extra in a movie is his elbow because he is just off screen? I could be one of the feet sticking out from beneath a fallen bridge.

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You could just donate the money and assume that all the undescribed scenery characters have your Roshar'd face unless explicitly stated otherwise.

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*quickly acquires $5000 dollars and donates it to charity so I can cameo*

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