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Well hello 17th Shard! I'm very excited to be here.

I'd like to start this self absorbed rant with a bit about myself, why I'm happy to be here, and how much I *adore* Ye High God of this Cosmere so very much.

I have been reading fantasy, and virtually exclusively fantasy, since I was 7. (the odd sci-fi here and there) I've read... more books than I can count. I have an absurdly fast reading pace, and frequently get ahead of everyone I have to talk to about books, so I've just been stewing on things for years. I have an aggravating habit of figuring out books and movies and TV shows well before the end. (habit not without flaw). I have a blatant disregard for punctuation and normal sentence structure as I have a tendency to type like I talk, and use them as flavor and to set pace and pause points don't even get me started about my spelling (hence why I talk for a living not write! :D) I had long since lost any hope of finding authors that would "flip my switch". Then I started finding them in flash fire succession. David Eddings, Ursula K Leguin, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Margret WEEEEIS, Terry Brooks, Devon Monk, Jocelynn Drake *******CL WILSON******... they were all amazing. Fantastical in ways I couldn't have dreamed. But predictable. Then Mr.. Jordan began to decline, and his work started to mirror his worldview, and I despaired of finding an acceptable resolution to that. Then I found Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher, and my my my. I thought Rachel and Dresden should have been interdimensional lovers. Butchers work enchanted me as no one elses had. The fire, no pun intended, of Dresden! The intelligence, the beyond belief ability to make me BELIEVE he could do it. Utterly enthralled. I never thought I'd find better. And then This... person Sanderson took over Jordans work.... and did the unthinkable. He MADE IT WORK! He brought life back to it! He made me love the characters again, instead of feel like I was slogging through a mire of sad. Well. I thought. I wonder what else this person has done. "Mistborn? EATING METALS?! He's as mad as a hatter! This is going to be awful...... /slackjawtonguerolloutWHERETHEHELLHAVEYOUPEOPLEBEENHIDINGTHISMAN!

I mean he suprised me, not once, not twice, but continually. The characters were soooooooo rich, and believable! Heroes, yes, but REAL ones. No perfect faith, no fearlessness, no moral posturingmetodeathjustkillthedamnbadguys! It was breathtaking. And then, to get to the end of the second novel and find out that our great heroes were the unwitting pasties of the great evil the whole time? That the very acts of devotion and sacrifice that made them worthy of our love is what would doom the world? /shudder I'm having braingasims all over again. Don't even get me started about how Lordy is the universe's greatest saddest hero ever. Brillant man... but a little to stupid.

I, obviously could go on and on and on. .. but i won't! I HEARD THAT /shew! *cough* yes well. .. I'm excited to be here! I'm very excited to help celebrate the work of such an amazing storyteller. /make no mistake, big difference between author *spits in a circle* and storyteller, at least in my madness\

Very long story short: I was thegodthatwas Covenant, The Unbeliever. Now: I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe in Sanderson! [Come ON it'd be spectacular fun for Bob to meet Syl! /cackle

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I have read everything that I'm aware he's written. Started with Mistborn, Elantris, Warbreaker, Stormlight Archive, Reckoners, Alcatraz, Arithmist, The Wheel of Time, actually I've not read Legion. I need to remedy that. 

 

Favortie? If I had to pick... it'd be The Hero of Ages! Sazeds acension... it was amazing in a way I can't even describe, words just fail. So *PERFECT* the terrible thing? My partner nailed his name. When I said I wonder what shard he'll be? He smiled and said, "Harmony, duh!" lol

 

And favorite fight scene would be when Vin became the Acendant Warrior. 

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Well hello 17th Shard! I'm very excited to be here.

I'd like to start this self absorbed rant with a bit about myself, why I'm happy to be here, and how much I *adore* Ye High God of this Cosmere so very much.

I have been reading fantasy, and virtually exclusively fantasy, since I was 7. (the odd sci-fi here and there) I've read... more books than I can count. I have an absurdly fast reading pace, and frequently get ahead of everyone I have to talk to about books, so I've just been stewing on things for years. I have an aggravating habit of figuring out books and movies and TV shows well before the end. (habit not without flaw). I have a blatant disregard for punctuation and normal sentence structure as I have a tendency to type like I talk, and use them as flavor and to set pace and pause points don't even get me started about my spelling (hence why I talk for a living not write! :D) I had long since lost any hope of finding authors that would "flip my switch". Then I started finding them in flash fire succession. David Eddings, Ursula K Leguin, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Margret WEEEEIS, Terry Brooks, Devon Monk, Jocelynn Drake *******CL WILSON******... they were all amazing. Fantastical in ways I couldn't have dreamed. But predictable. Then Mr.. Jordan began to decline, and his work started to mirror his worldview, and I despaired of finding an acceptable resolution to that. Then I found Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher, and my my my. I thought Rachel and Dresden should have been interdimensional lovers. Butchers work enchanted me as no one elses had. The fire, no pun intended, of Dresden! The intelligence, the beyond belief ability to make me BELIEVE he could do it. Utterly enthralled. I never thought I'd find better. And then This... person Sanderson took over Jordans work.... and did the unthinkable. He MADE IT WORK! He brought life back to it! He made me love the characters again, instead of feel like I was slogging through a mire of sad. Well. I thought. I wonder what else this person has done. "Mistborn? EATING METALS?! He's as mad as a hatter! This is going to be awful...... /slackjawtonguerolloutWHERETHEHELLHAVEYOUPEOPLEBEENHIDINGTHISMAN!

I mean he suprised me, not once, not twice, but continually. The characters were soooooooo rich, and believable! Heroes, yes, but REAL ones. No perfect faith, no fearlessness, no moral posturingmetodeathjustkillthedamnbadguys! It was breathtaking. And then, to get to the end of the second novel and find out that our great heroes were the unwitting pasties of the great evil the whole time? That the very acts of devotion and sacrifice that made them worthy of our love is what would doom the world? /shudder I'm having braingasims all over again. Don't even get me started about how Lordy is the universe's greatest saddest hero ever. Brillant man... but a little to stupid.

I, obviously could go on and on and on. .. but i won't! I HEARD THAT /shew! *cough* yes well. .. I'm excited to be here! I'm very excited to help celebrate the work of such an amazing storyteller. /make no mistake, big difference between author *spits in a circle* and storyteller, at least in my madness\

Very long story short: I was thegodthatwas Covenant, The Unbeliever. Now: I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe I Believe in Sanderson! [Come ON it'd be spectacular fun for Bob to meet Syl! /cackle

Welcome to the shard. You're a member of our pack now. Hope you can enjoy it. Here, have a cookie.

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Welcome!

 

All those twists in Mistborn  :lol: So much fun.

Do you have a favourite character, by the way?

 

Also, ahem. It is my duty as a responsible citizen to inform you about the dangers of cookie consumption.  :ph34r: These include (but are not limited to) heavy metal contamination, mind control effects, and possible breaking of teeth. Please take care to verify that a cookie originated from a certified supplier before consumption.

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Welcome!

 

All those twists in Mistborn  :lol: So much fun.

Do you have a favourite character, by the way?

 

Also, ahem. It is my duty as a responsible citizen to inform you about the dangers of cookie consumption.  :ph34r: These include (but are not limited to) heavy metal contamination, mind control effects, and possible breaking of teeth. Please take care to verify that a cookie originated from a certified supplier before consumption.

Hey, I'm trying to take over the guy's mind here. Do you mind?

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