Guest

How did you imagine Spheres when you first read this book series?

33 posts in this topic

I'm prob way off, but I always imagined them looking like Rupees from the Zelda series. When they became dun, I always just imagined with as looking like clear glass, maybe a little murky? 

 

 

 

il_570xN.1173723472_kxm7.jpg

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When the spheres were described as the size of one's thumbnail in Oathbringer, that came completely unexpected. It was probably mentioned before, and I forgot, but to be honest, I always pictured them as baseball-sized abominations of unwieldiness that forever clogged one's inventory. It's reassuring to know they are more convenient to carry, but I still imagine them differently.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

61D9176A-24D3-45B9-9A8D-6DD7F82092B8.png.fed943669cdf2b41dcbb4a51ffbd47fb.pngI imagine them much like this, except the gems probably a bit smaller in each of the sizes. Also, when I first read about them, I imagined glass spheres themselves bigger than they actually are. Now I understand they are quite small, but it’s hard to not imagine them bigger.

Edited by Rebecca
6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always imagine them as half inch in diameter glass balls with tiny chip of gem inside. How are they described in Oathbringer? I forgot

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Apollyon said:

When the spheres were described as the size of one's thumbnail in Oathbringer, that came completely unexpected. It was probably mentioned before, and I forgot, but to be honest, I always pictured them as baseball-sized abominations of unwieldiness that forever clogged one's inventory. It's reassuring to know they are more convenient to carry, but I still imagine them differently.

 

Wow, that small!?  I missed that detail during my read through!~ That's insane!  If you have a hole in your pocket, your screwed!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Rebecca said:

61D9176A-24D3-45B9-9A8D-6DD7F82092B8.png.fed943669cdf2b41dcbb4a51ffbd47fb.pngI imagine them much like this, except the gems probably a bit smaller in each of the sizes. Also, when I first read about them, I imagined glass spheres themselves bigger than they actually are. Now I understand they are quite small, but it’s hard to not imagine them bigger.

Thats really interesting!  Kinda like a Marble with a Rupee inside.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah. I’ve always thought of them as a clear glass marble with the gemstone inside. Apparently they’re smaller than I thought. 

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IIRC, they're a little bigger than a regular marble, but not as big as the shooters. You know those decorative flat glass beads you can get for vases? About that size (except round instead of flattened)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I want one. They always seemed really pretty.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, ElephantEarwax said:

I want one. They always seemed really pretty.

Same here.  I'd love to have several of them on my shelf, reflecting light around the room.  Sounds lovely!~

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have an idea on how to make them. You need marbles and led lights.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always thought of them as flattened on both sides, so that they don't roll away, slightly ovular. About 3/4 of an inch across.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always thought of them being much bigger, golf ball sized at the smallest

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've thought of them as always a little bit smaller than a golf ball and completely spherical. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, King Cole said:

I always thought of them being much bigger, golf ball sized at the smallest

They're definitely smaller than that :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It'd be hard to carry a bunch of those in a pouch :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, RShara said:

They're definitely smaller than that :D

Yeah, I figured that out quick but I have a hard time remembering that they are so small. I just want to imagine them that way for some reason

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Small marbles with cut gems inside. Im not sure why people think they were large? Its used as currency, imagine if all your cash were 4 inch wide coins.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always imagined them as being almost disk-shaped, about half the size of someone's palm, with a metal band around the edge of the glass... I also imagined having a flattened face on each curve, so they don't roll away....

It's one of those weird mental images that doesn't go away for me no matter how often the descriptions tell me otherwise xD Like my brain always imagines Syll as being a greenish-blue, seafom green instead of blue, and that stormlight is white with golden edges, coloured almost the way a lightsaber is.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was also picturing marbles but I've always imagined them as being a uniform neutral brown/beige colour with a gem set in one side (the same way a gem would be set into a ring). But I've also always imagined that the bigger the denomination the bigger the size of the whole sphere as well as a bigger gem. 

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always pictured Mancala beads. Only clear with a little gemstone inside.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I prob should have added earlier when I showed the rupees picture that I do not believe those are very big either, maybe the width of your index and forefinger, and as long as wide as the base of your thumb, maybe wider.  But I def did not picture these to only be the size of a thumbnail.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow.  I get to provide the WOB to support RShara's post.  Definitely the first time that's happened... :D

Quote

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

How big are the beads from Shadesmar?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

...Bean-size, not as big as spheres.

Questioner [PENDING REVIEW]

Spheres are the size of your thumbnail, right?

Brandon Sanderson [PENDING REVIEW]

Spheres are a little bigger than that. They're like a big marble. Not quite as big as a shooter.

source

 

Edited by Scion of the Mists
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's funny, although their literally called "spheres", I always imagined then coin shaped, kinda glassy and shining I guess? When I realized they were marbly, it messed me up lol

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.