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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Book 13 Title
« on: October 10, 2009, 11:28:15 PM »
Chaos, this is awesome!  Thanks for the thorough laugh.  ;D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Gathering Storm Chapter One
« on: September 18, 2009, 07:15:00 PM »
I really want to read this chapter, but I still haven't had time to.  Yet.  I'm happy that they are releasing pieces early.  I hope we get another two chapters (and the prologue, of course).

As for Tolkien, I don't like him for the same reason I don't like Jordan--dry, overly wordy, etc. I don't see being overly verbose as any sign of intelligence or a hallmark of great literature. I'm also just not a fan of Tolkien-esque elements in fantasy--regardless of the author, I have little interest in orcs, willowy, woodsy elves, hobbits/halflings (*shudder*), the list goes on.

To be honest, I'm actually one of the few people I know who dislike Tolkien.  (Nice to meet you, Kestrel. :))  I took a course on the subject (we did a close reading of the entire series, along with a few additional works), and even though I see the literary significance of his work, I still think the story itself is completely un-fulfilling.  I've also turned into one of those people who almost immediately drop a book if those Tolkien-esque creatures start to appear.

But for some reason, I still like Jordan.  The thing is, even though I like Jordan's work, I still haven't finished it, and probably never will, because I think he drags thing out for far too long halfway through the series. 

And yay all the Mat love.  Mat for chief Ta'veren!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: August 23, 2009, 03:52:14 AM »
Those are interesting theories but in the book it said that Suseborn not only healed his tongue but gave him the knowledge on how to use  breaths and commands and everything else sooo.... yeah i dont remember anything else :)

Yes, Lightsong's (I assume you meant to put Lightsong in your post) breaths added onto Susebron's breaths allowed old Susebron to attain the tenth heightening.  I think Susebron wouldn't be able to recall a form with a tongue, by the way.  If I remember correctly, Vasher mentioned something about a command being used when he goes between his returned and his non-returned form, and Susebron couldn't issue commands due to the fact that his tongue had been severed.  Lightsong healed the tongue and gave Susebron the knowledge of the tenth heightening, allowing him to do what he did at the end of the book. 

Mind you, I haven't had time to read the published version (the book is still sitting on my table since I bought it opening day), but I'm fairly sure that's the way it worked.

P.S. - I guess the last version I read was 4.2.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Gathering Storm Release Date Moved Up
« on: August 19, 2009, 06:09:01 AM »

I'm only at the beginning of book 5...

I thought I had time!

Must... Read... Faster...

That's the problem I'm running into.  Now I have one less week to work with.  I think I might have to resort to other measures...

Saaaad Paaaanda

Webcomics & Free Stuff / Re: What 8-bit Theater character are you???
« on: August 04, 2009, 08:42:49 PM »
Shameless Psuedo-bump!

The latest 8-bits have been amazing.  As you can probably tell from my avatar, I'm a bit of a fan. :)

As for my favorite character: Thief.  He's quite awesome, and I'm a sucker for the 'rogue' type characters.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: UK Mistborn Cover Art
« on: July 30, 2009, 06:12:24 PM »
Book 1 and 3 are great...but 2 was a bit off for me.  I think it's the angle.

Exaggeration is so much fun.

Books / Re: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ***Spoilers***
« on: July 24, 2009, 10:47:00 PM »
"The hide thing is dumb. I have to post this just to read."

Agreed.  I'll edit.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn trilogy review and feedback
« on: July 18, 2009, 06:01:33 PM »
Personally I have no problem at all with someone reviewing an author's work critically. I think the difficulty comes when you begin to "critique" it unsolicited. While I'm sure Brandon would love feedback its hard for him to honestly accept your critique without either knowing you personally or your credentials. Are you a published author or reviewer? In other words, what makes you more qualified than the average Joe?

Anyway, those are just my thoughts. Welcome to these forums and I hope you enjoy your stay!

I think that some of the OPs critiques were valid, but I had problems reading it because of the tone of the critique.


First, the pacing was not as brisk as the first book, and often became bogged down in characters reminiscing or thinking over the same ideas/reflections over and over.   I do not need to hear for the 15th time how it is difficult to be king.  The first 14 were plenty.  Less reiterating please.  It gets redundant.

I think the author of the critique thinks the underlined section was "cute."  It wasn't, and it does a great job in discrediting due to the fact that it's repetitive.  (Irony, anyone?) 

This wasn't the only problem I had with the critique, but I don't have the time, and would rather avoid pointing everything out.

Meh, and now I feel bad.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Casting for Warbreaker
« on: June 19, 2009, 10:34:49 PM »
Hmmm how about Ryan Reynolds as Lightsong?

I would love that, actually.  Funny guy, and I'm sure Reynolds could get that part down no problem.

I kinda want Kiera Knightly for Vivena, and Daniel Craig for Vasher.

That would indeed be awesome.  Also, Siri as Nat Portman would be perfect for this, as they look quite alike.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Sam Weller's Warbreaker copies
« on: June 17, 2009, 06:02:32 AM »
Really disappointed, still no book  ??? >:( :'(

Oof, that's really weird.  I got my MB3 very quickly.  And instead of getting it through this means, I decided to just go to my local store and pick it up opening day.  I honestly ended up buying two copies of MB3.  One personalized, and another bought a day or two after opening day (Because they didn't freaking get it in!!!).  I didn't quite have the extra money this go around.  ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker commentary
« on: June 13, 2009, 03:46:22 PM »
Great commentary!  I think you touched on many important points about Brandon's work in general.  Let's hope you turn a few more people in Sanderson fans.  ;D

Oscar Wilde's dialogue with the action of the Bourne Identity.

That line is brilliant, and I completely agree.  This is probably why I like Mistborn and Warbreaker so much.  (I actually like Warbreaker more...)  I'm so happy that Brandon has mentioned that he will be doing more Warbreaker books.  The world is just very interesting, and I love the magic system.  There's things that you can recognize from the Sci Fi/Fant genre within this book, but they're all twisted and turned into something that is completely Sanderson.  (I love the twist on pseudo-necromancy in this book.)

The line I quoted above is also a little funny due to the fact that I get similar comments on my work in workshops.  What stops a reader from busting a grin in the middle of a fight scene?!  C'mon!

I want to learn how to make dinosaurs!  I also want to read the final version of Warbreaker...

This is going to be a hard decision.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker :: Release Party :: Extras
« on: June 13, 2009, 03:34:34 PM »
Link to the shirt. It's even on sale!

Thanks for the link.  I'm obsessed with South Park, so this is pure gold.  ;D  Oddly enough, I don't have any South Park shirts...  I'll need to remedy that this summer. 

I'm so sad that I didn't get to go to this.  What's even worse is some of my friends felt like they betrayed me, because, without a doubt, they know that Brandon is one of  my favorite writers.  Oh well, one day.

P.S. - I went and bought it first thing on Tuesday morning (I still had work off for Tue and Wed that was supposed to be for the release party) and I sat down and read the first fifth of it in the store.  And, of course, due to reading it several times through the revisions, I flipped around here and there searching for some of my favorite moments.  :P  Our B&N only ordered like twelve or fourteen copies, or something like that.  All three of the big BS fans I know around here had all pre-ordered two books each.  One for them, one for me.

We shall take all the Brandon books in Reno!

They are ours, I say!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I've got mine!
« on: June 06, 2009, 06:25:25 PM »
I sent my husband and two oldest children off camping, made pizza for my younger ones, and put on several videos.
I am an evil Mom, but only when there is a book I really need to finish.

Haha!  Oh the joys of parenting!   ;)

I am tempted to go see if our local store has it out, but I know they wont, and even if they did, I'd rather wait till Monday to buy it due to the bestseller thing.

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