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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law (Chapter 4)
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:59:05 PM »
So true! I hate that they cancelled that show.  >:(

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Elendel Daily
« on: July 22, 2011, 07:34:03 PM »
Yeah I'm glad they put it up for everyone. Here's the link.

alloy alloy alloy alloy alloy alloy - maybe now my brain won't type a "W" at the end.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Elendel Daily
« on: July 18, 2011, 05:49:06 AM »
Yeah I think they said they'll produce posters. I would prefer a newspaper type feel for a copy. One of these years I'll get to comic-con!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Q&A with Brandon from Polaris con
« on: July 18, 2011, 05:47:25 AM »
I have a feeling since this is the last book and it's so close, he might get mobbed to death by WoT fans.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Recommend a book
« on: July 13, 2011, 10:49:22 PM »
Is anyone here on goodreads?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch3)
« on: July 13, 2011, 06:05:50 PM »
I did giggle when I read about aluminum lining for hats. It makes sense, this is another world so they are aliens!  :D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch2)
« on: July 07, 2011, 05:05:40 AM »
The Wheel of Time glossary has become really huge over the years and is still missing a ton of information.

Except for that age old pesky question that was answered in the last glossary!

I'll keep checking on 17th shard. Just so you know, I really appreciate the lengths you go to answer all of my questions from glossary to publishing to grammar/spelling!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: **SPOILERS** Shards: Power and Character
« on: July 07, 2011, 05:02:18 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to explain that. I prefer to hear from someone who has first hand knowledge. As you can see it's easy to misinterpret things. I should have more free time after Monday to spend reading. My knowledge of LDS is limited to a South Park episode and a Wiki article. I once tried to order the Book of Mormon and got in serious trouble with my parents.

I believe I've heard something along those lines before Zas. It's not an intentional thing. That being said when something is ingrained like your spiritual beliefs and you write books about spirits it's inevitable some things cross over. I think being informed might give some good insight into things. Obviously a lot of people bring it up because they see the parallel - hence the author of this thread.

Either way, I think I need to read that 160 pages of Brandonology soon. That thing is insane!!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch2)
« on: July 05, 2011, 03:30:41 PM »
The lack of a glossary is due to a glossary getting too huge and unwieldy. In the Internet age a wiki is better for information like that.

I assumed that but wasn't sure of the reason. If the series is going to span at least a decade (which I would assume if there are ten planned books) I would think a glossary would be needed. The only other option is to get up out of bed or grab a smart phone to check something online. Neither option seems very appealing.

The other issue I have with that is there is no "official" wiki. With other books the author has approved the knowledge within the glossary. There were a lot of ways that a glossary can come into play with theories as they are official statements. The only wikis I'm aware of are put up by fans.

I noticed there is someone that has put together a 160+ page report on "Brandonology". This guy should have been a staff member! It looks like he's tried to go through every shred of information he could find. I've saved it but I'll probably end up converting it to place on the kindle to read when I can.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: **SPOILERS** Shards: Power and Character
« on: July 05, 2011, 04:20:36 AM »
That quote came from this thread:

Now this is just from what I can tell with a quick search on LDS and Satan. It could be accurate, it could be a misrepresentation.

The Mormon church views Jesus and Satan as spirit brothers and sons of God. God put forth His plan of salvation for the world, and Satan proposed his own plan. Jesus accepted the Father's plan and offered to implement it as the Savior. The Father chose Jesus

I can visualize that the devil/satan entity is a spirit that had good intentions. In the end those intentions became twisted and self serving. That sounds a lot like TLR to me.

I'm not trying to debate the religion but only learn more about the opposite point that was brought up. Brandon's books seem to point to pairings in the world.

I just signed up for the 17th shard while trying to learn more about the cosmos. The site and information is amazing and daunting.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch2)
« on: July 04, 2011, 09:25:46 PM »
As much as people would like to rationalize, fantasy books are not reality based. I don't really need a plausible explanation because I know any good storyteller will simply pluck one out of the air. If later the author thinks of something better then that will get incorporated. RJ really experimented and progressed different methods of traveling over the course of WoT. He was able to change it by "rediscovering" different methods for moving people around that huge world.

I need to read the stickies more I guess. As much as I've enjoyed Brandon's stories this kind of stuff gets old. If there is a theory or something integral to a story I should not have to research these things. They should appear in the glossary IMO. I was absolutely shocked (and a bit appalled)  that TWotK did not have a glossary.

I've noticed this in the past on his Wiki page "An author's ability to solve conflict with magic is directly proportional to how well the reader understands said magic.". In my mind if you don't bother to clearly explain things in the book  then you are not doing a good job of allowing the reader to understand the magic associated with the story.

This lack of centralized information makes me think that someone is planning on writing a companion to the universe type of book. If that's not the case, maybe the world is just growing at a rate that the explanations and glossary for main stream readers have not been written.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch2)
« on: June 30, 2011, 02:54:01 PM »
I picture Super Monkey Balls when they talk about being in the bubble.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: **SPOILERS** Shards: Power and Character
« on: June 28, 2011, 05:43:56 AM »
I yanked this out of another post I was reading.

Additionally, every shard is controlled by a god-like consciousness that used to belong to a mortal. Each shard has a sort of ... pathology to it that eventually turns the mind of the shardholder until it matches the shard's will. Some might be considered "bad", while others are arguably "good.

I'm assuming these people who "just got out of class" to post were from one of Brandon's classes.

I know you said not to mention religion but I wonder how LDS and the devil might tie into the evil of the stories.

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