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The Harlem Worldhoppers

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    Reading and theorising all things Brandon Sanderson, binge watching tv shows, watching sports, studying medicine, lifting heavy things up and putting them down again.

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  1. I just want to belatedly congratulate you @Aon Ene. Maybe we'll face off again in a future tournament
  2. I don't really see this ship leaving the harbour but plenty of the arguments here hold merit. Something else to consider is that Elhokar's death and Gavinor's status as an orphan could be an area where Jasnah and Kaladin find common ground. Kaladin likely feels somewhat responsible for Gavinor's wellbeing as he failed to save his father while Jasnah values her family above all else and may cling to the last living connection she has to her brother. Of course, this same argument could be used to develop a close friendship rather than a romantic relationship.
  3. Intro: Yeah the name's Moash (That's a Listener name) I'm here to drop bars and put you lot to shame People can despise me, hate me, deride me But none of you can fulfill your end of the rivalry Kelsier: You think you're so tough, huh? You're full of crap Rashek killed you with barely a slap Yet still you refuse to take your nap Let this be a warning to you, Survivor I respect you as much as my old slave driver And that dull miser who drove me to yawn Is still more interesting than you, Mistborn. You're a Shadow of what you used to be, Sovereign And with my Surges I'll be hovering Over your body as they dump you in a coffin Odium: How can a legendary god of hatred Ever sink to become so frustrated? Maybe in your haste you were easily manipulated By the very forces you so casually underestimated You seek to use me as just another tool? Maybe you should go back to Shardschool Your greatest asset was just trapped in a jewel And you look at me like I'm the fool! We could get along though, hatred is our fuel You want me as your champion? Ok, cool The time is now for the old gods to rule. Amaram: Well if it isn't Amaram, the scum of the Earth! I pity the woman from whom you were birthed. You're the symbol of all that's wrong with Lighteyes And if you mess with this man you'll be in for a surprise. 'Cos you've built yourself up as a paragon of virtue And now your good rep will come back to hurt you. I'll charge you with my spear as you cower in fear while I suck in light from this sweet, sweet sphere. You think yourself a son of Honor? To me your not even a bother who probably doesn't even know his own father. To behonest your arc is kinda lame You're nothing to me but a measly stain. This is the end for you; you've met your bane. Now grovel before me and give me your pain.
  4. I'm not trying to be argumentative here, so please excuse my tone, but most Shalladin shippers aren't trying to change Brandon's mind. They believe that the text is intentionally misdirecting readers and that he plans to subvert the marriage. The argument is whether it is all resolved and we are pointing to canonical evidence that suggests it is in fact anything but resolved. The purpose of this thread isn't to somehow convince Brandon to change his mind. He isn't the fanservice type anyway. This is the very thing being argued. Please don't tell us what topics we can't discuss. I'm here to debate if anyone wishes to express why they believe SKA is indeed done as you have said.
  5. I think you may be correct for what it's worth. We know that all of the Heralds are insane and that they are not completely certain of themselves. Nale used to be Just and Confident. Now he follows a perversion of justice and lacks confidence in his own decision making ability. It would not surprise me if part of him subconsciously wanted someone to condemn him. This would explain why he gave Nightblood to Szeth as Nightblood would be capable of killing a Cognitive Shadow (It is confirmed to be able to kill the Fused). It also draws parallels to Szeth's own storyline where he hoped his enemies would be strong enough to kill him.
  6. Szeth is one of my favourite characters as well. I'm really interested to read his flashback book and learn more about Shin culture and the Stone Shaman. I have been satisfied with most areas of his character arc except, as you have said, the way in which him switching sides was handled. I get that everyone had their hands full but surely Brandon could have squeezed in a scene where Jasnah or Dalinar confront him. We know there will be a one year in world timeskip between OB and book 4 so I am increasingly certain that we won't see a satisfying resolution to this issue. I have a feeling that Szeth will fight his mentor Nale in book 5 in case you were wondering @SzethIsBadAsHell
  7. I'll take you up on that Would you rather have leg sized fingers or finger sized legs? Would you rather be teleported 50 years into the future or 50 years into the past? You bring any items currently on your body with one weeks notice. Your favourite villain has to protect you from your favourite protagonist for the next week. Who are they and do you survive? Would you rather get $10,000 upfront or $50,000 exactly 15 years from now? (Inflation is accounted for) Would you rather have a well above average ability to predict the stock market or have the ability to see one minute into the future every day?
  8. She is in a perpetual state of willful ignorance. The question is what the consequences of this ignorance will be. She has rushed into a decision that might come back to bite her by getting married in her current mental state. I'm of the mind that the wedding in OB was intentionally glossed over in the narrative to represent how Shallan has similarly glossed over potential issues in her mind. Kaladin got to see a dark side of Shallan when she told him about her murdering her own father during the chasm sequence. That dark side of Shallan has been compartmentalised into the Veil persona which is why Kaladin treats Veil as the same individual when Veil suggests a mutiny on the ship in Shadesmar. Since Adolin first met Shallan he has only seen the false mask of the Vorin conformist Shallan, so when he sees her engage the Veil persona he recognises her as a separate individual to the one he knows, whereas Kaladin sees Veil as just another aspect of Shallan's identity which is the case in reality. By recognising the personas as unique individuals Adolin is enabling Shallan's state of willful ignorance. I don't think Shallan is currently stable enough to attempt to integrate her masks but she can only ignore the problem for so long. This is exactly what I'm trying to say. Shallan needs to integrate her personas before she can be fully committed to any relationship. A potential hitch in the road for her marriage with Adolin is that Shallan harbours romantic feelings for Kaladin and has displaced these feelings onto Veil. When she integrates her personas she will have to acknowledge that truth. You could make an argument that Adolin is giving in to societal pressures to get married. He's known as that guy who can't commit to a relationship by many in the Alethi elite. I'm not saying that Adolin doesn't love Shallan. I think he does. I also think that he is being influenced by external pressures to get married and Shallan is a suitable option for him. An issue with his marriage to Shallan is that he has barely even seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her problems. He knows the 'Shallan' mask, not the integrated original Shallan. I agree. Adolin enabling Shallan's self delusion is a bad thing that not enough people are acknowledging.
  9. I know Brandon does not really like The List but if possible I would really appreciate if someone could forward a question for me as I myself will probably never get to ask them. My list of questions is as follows. Contains spoilers for Secret History.
  10. Also important to note the use of the past tense in 'Veil did have a tendency to fawn over Kaladin Stormblessed'. This is another misdirect from Shallan as it is clear that Veil still does have a tendency to fawn over Kaladin. I think it is the best outcome that was readily available. It offers her a place of stability to work through some of her issues. I still see it as a temporary solution to her problems however as she has been anything but honest with herself and entirely dismissive of the feelings of her personas which would impede her happy relationship with Adolin.
  11. I became far more interested in allomantic iron and steel after the scene where Wax visualised the bullet as three separate pieces and pushed on the firing pin. That implies that you could do some very interesting things by pushing on the ends of an object rather than the objects centre of mass to generate torque. I'm really looking forward to the Jasnah flashback book as well. Unfortunately it won't be until book 8 or 10 apparently As for what order of the Knights Radiant I'd be in... I think I would be a Windrunner as I aspire to become a doctor and help people that way. Well said. I think it would be best if the first Cosmere adaptation was the Mistborn trilogy as a trilogy of movies. After the Cosmere starts to gain a bit of steam there could be a more realistic chance of seeing Stormlight Archive adapted into a tv series. There's just no way you can capture all of the intricacies of Stormlight Archive in a feature length film.
  12. Or how any vaguely bird like creature is a chicken...
  13. Whenever things become too uncomfortable she slips back into the same avoidance habits. I personally think Shallan is yet to reach the nadir of her storyline. We know that Lightweaver ideals are based on self-awareness and truths. Shallan is not being honest with herself by identifying Veil as a separate entity. She has not been honest with Adolin about her tragic past or her involvement with the Ghostbloods. She has not been honest in regards to her feelings for Kaladin 'Veil having bad taste in men'. Throughout Oathbringer there is evidence that Shallan's bond with Pattern has been weakening. If Shallan continues down her current path she will kill Pattern... a second time. This is something that frustrates me. If they had not been in an arranged marriage situation I do not think we would have seen anything spark between them. Comparing the intimacy of the chasm scenes to the cheesiness of the 'Without you I fade' scene and the presence or absence of that spark is clear. Sidenote: To be perfectly honest my judgement around how the romance was handled is clouded by my dislike for the consistent use of arranged marriages in Brandon's works. It feels like a lazy way to write a romance as the characters are forced to find some common ground rather than sparking something naturally.
  14. I'll do you one better: Hoid is another one of Shallan's personalities Evidence: Hoid says he started off as an idea, words on a page. You know who is creative and has a hobby surrounding pages? That's right, Shallan.
  15. One thing I'd like to add regarding Mraize and his conversation with Shallash: The knowledge that Shallash was going around destroying depictions of herself is relatively obscure. However, the knowledge that Shallash and Taln were intimate is even more so. Mraize uses Shallash's history with Taln to ensnare her very effectively. The Ghostbloods as a worldhopper organisation appear to be far more competent than they are given credit for.
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