Hope you enjoyed your Fall break, because we're back with a new set of Coppermind objectives for November!
First we need to say a big thank you to everyone who helped out with the last round of objectives. It was a quiet two months (well, accept for Rasarr who doubled down on her previous work and clocked in at over a quarter million added bytes--wow!), but we're pressing onward. The Coppermind has NEVER been in such a good state! We've got less than 5% of articles as stubs and over 2/3 of our articles are marked as complete! So thanks again to everyone for getting us here. With the release of White Sand Volume 3 and Starsight on the horizon, there will be plenty to do in the coming months, so we hope you'll join in!
As always, we're happy for any help we can get, so don't be shy. If you're new to editing the Coppermind, don't worry; we'll help you out with guides and plenty of assistance. You don't need experience, just the will to help out! We'll also provide awards, because everyone loves fake internet points.
Without further ado, here are our objectives for November. If you find something you'd like to help with, claim it here, and let us know if you have any questions! If nothing in the list below catches your eye, there are leftover objectives from previous months up for grabs in the claim spreadsheet. If you sign up for something, please say hi on Discord so that we can offer support and touch base with you!
Let's start with some larger projects. These objectives will definitely require some research and a good bit of writing. Anyone is welcome to take them--we just don't want you to feel like you've bitten off more than you can chew.
Can I just stop for a moment to say how embarasing it is that SAZED's article on COPPERMIND needs a lot of work. Yeesh. Seriously though... And this is Major Mistborn Era 1 Spoilers folks... so if you haven't read Hero of Ages then stop reading this and go read Mistborn!... Seriously. This guy is one of THE most important characters in the cosmere. He's the Hero of Ages. He holds not just one, but TWO of the Shards of Adonalsium. But his "Appearance and Personality" section is a mere two sentences and we his "Attributes and Abilities" section is missing entirely. This needs some attention, I think.
With Starsight coming out in just three weeks, we'd like to do our best to get some Skyward articles up to date... And it turns out our conquering hero, Spensa herself, needs some work. Her "History" section in particular. We're not expecting an essay the size of Oathbringer... We just think Spin deserves more than a single paragraph to explain her life history! Anybody want to rise to the challenge?
Spensa's not the only major Skyward character who needs more attention. Spensa probably wouldn't be where she is without her good friend Rig. She definitely wouldn't be flying around in an operational M-Bot. Rigmarole's article needs work all around. Let's start by filling it in with some of our typical character sections and then see about fleshing the "History" section out.
These are tasks that are much shorter and involve characters or topics that are minor. But, hey, minor things are important to have done too! Many of these articles are so short that they will not require separate sections. Research should be fairly straight forward. For short articles, include as much as you can possibly find about them.
We've still got at least another year before we can expect more Stormlight Archive material, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do. Kabsal is an old article that should have LONG been completed. He's got a big personality that gets glossed over and his relationship with Shallan deserves some exploration. Beyond that, simply updating his "History" section would be a big help.
That's right, it's Zeen Nightshade! And his remarkable wife, Unnamed Mother. The trick with these two is finding information about them buried in the text... Feel free to reach out to us on Discord for some guidance on fishing this information out--we're happy to help. Beyond that, there's no reason we can't bring these two articles to completion. Feel free to take one or both.
3. White Sand
Two objectives in one isn't crazy enough for you? How about an indefinite number? I'll level with you. We've avoided White Sand objectives for a while because working with graphic novels, without easy searching, is hard work. But maybe you're sitting there, glowing in the hype of Volume 3, and you just don't know what to do with yourself? Awesome! Help us help you--what are you interested in? We've got some major White Sand articles that are very out of date: Kenton, Khriss, Ais, Baon... We've got a chapter summary page that's totally blank. We've even got brand new, baby pages that need to be written from scratch! (many of which can probably be completed in a single sitting) So just tell us what you're interested in and let's make it happen! Even if you can only add a few lines, anything is a big help.
What's in it for me?
We want to motivate people to help, so we will be giving out Coppermind awards for the users with the most edits, and we'll also give out awards if you contributed to one of these items. They'll be on your user page for all to see.
Don't forget that it's November now, which means NaCoWriMo has begun! That's National Coppermind Writing Month, and--trust me--it's a thing. Those who contribute 25,000 bytes in November will get our prestigious NaCoWriMo award!
Here's a look at our top editors from the last two months!
1. Rebeca - 12,553 bytes
2. MistBlessed - 4,254 bytes
3. Alicila - 2,167 bytes
4. Jewishicequeen - 1,766 bytes
5. Reinhartmax - 1,604 bytes
1. Rebeca - 2 Major, 0 Minor
2. Preventer Wind - 0 Major, 1 Minor
3. Kalak - 0 Major, 1 Minor
How do I to start?
The most important thing is to be bold! Content is hard to write, but we can always format your stuff if it doesn't quite match conventions. MediaWiki notation may appear scary at first, but the best way to learn is through experience. If you're interested, we have lots of guides to help: Help:Contents.
It does very much help to have ebooks so you can find instances of a specific word or person. (This is extremely helpful for minor characters). If you have physical books, ask us and we can help you determine this so you don't need to reread the whole text. We can also direct you towards some good articles to use as a go-by.