Ixthos

"A cool Breeze passed through the room while Ash fell from the sky"

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Sometimes, when I read something, the image that the author wanted to show and the image I see are not the same. When I first started to read the Wheel of Time, I had a rather disturbing mental image of Mat "throwing up his hands".

No matter what Cosmere story it happens in, when the phrase "a cool Breeze" is used, I picture Breeze walking through the room and wearing shades. When "Ash fell from the sky", I wonder how the herald got to Scadrial :-P

Does anyone else have similar experiences either with Cosmere novels, or novels other authors have written?

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Wow! Interesting (and hilarious) post. No, that sort of thing rarely happens to me, but I think a few things may be intentional. Such as the "Honor Is Dead" chapter title in The Way of Kings that takes on multiple meanings (honor as a concept, and Honor as a Shard). 

Though, the saying "throwing up" in relation to tossing something upward always puts a nasty image in my head as well :D 

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I always giggle whenever somone says "gaze" in an audiobook.:

"Her gaze fell upon the city" becomes "her gays fell upon the city"; it is amazing thinking of an army of gays destroying Luthadel. 

 

Another example i heard recently that made me laugh was "she yearned to keep his attention, to hold his gays". 

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This thread reminds me of one scene from Oathbringer when 

Spoiler

Dalinar cursed "Stormfather" and Stormfather actually replied. 

which was basically a common joke about the Stormfather and i can't believe Sanderson actually did it.

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On 6/24/2018 at 11:37 AM, TruthlessofShinovar said:

Wow! Interesting (and hilarious) post. No, that sort of thing rarely happens to me, but I think a few things may be intentional. Such as the "Honor Is Dead" chapter title in The Way of Kings that takes on multiple meanings (honor as a concept, and Honor as a Shard). 

Though, the saying "throwing up" in relation to tossing something upward always puts a nasty image in my head as well :D 

The "Honor is Dead" chapter was absolutely intentional, I guarantee it.

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