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Brandon Sanderson / Re: How did you find out about Brandon Sanderson?
« on: September 25, 2010, 08:34:28 PM »
I only came across him after Robert Jordon died, but since then I have been doing my duty and spreading Sandersonism. My brothers, (who haven't read Wheel of Time yet) all love him, and my younger sisters have loved the Alcatraz books. I have yet to feel anything even close to regret for buying the first Mistborn book and then every other book of his that I could get my hands on.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Scadriel
« on: July 21, 2009, 06:28:19 AM »
The reason that the Mistborn serial killer is so dangerous is that there really aren't Mistborn anymore. Spook was just made into a weak one and most of the other allomancers had just died fighting Kolos. There is still enough blood to keep allomancy going, but Brandon said that mistborns almost become extinct, as do full ferucimists.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: **SPOILERS! The Shards of Adonalsium
« on: July 14, 2009, 06:31:55 AM »
I think that it is also very important to remember a previous theory from this board about Endowment. The Tears of Hallendren are very similar to Atium. They can only grow in that place, have an integral part in the magic system and provide the economy that Hallendren rests on. The proximity to the tears and their dyes could also affect Endowments ability to return people.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: **SPOILERS! The Shards of Adonalsium
« on: July 14, 2009, 04:49:21 AM »
Another possibility for the shard that has left is "Jaddeth." He is said to be sleeping now, but his could be the power that the monks use.  Of course the future series in Elantris is about his followers proclaiming that he is coming back, so unless they found out how to access his power as Vin or Sazed did, then him coming back means that he is still around.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Scadriel
« on: July 13, 2009, 01:36:25 AM »
I don't think it was just Mythology about them creating the world, but you do have some interesting questions. It seems to me like they don't act as if they were normal people before they held their shards, as Preservation was unable to do the destructive act that got rid of Ruin and had to get Vin to do that. It could be that holding the shards for long changed them though.
   The bit about Ati and Aon Ati was scrapped though, as Ookla mentioned that Atium used to be Atrium but was changed for obvious reasons.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Scadriel
« on: July 11, 2009, 06:11:49 AM »
The biggest problem with that is Ruin and Preservation created the world. All things had a balance of Ruin and Preservation in them except for humans, which had more Preservation- which slowly weakened him until Ruin had more power. They have been there from the beginning of Scadriel.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Scadriel
« on: July 10, 2009, 01:49:57 AM »
Brandon has also referenced that the people on the other side of Scadriel would have the seeds of the Three Metallic Arts, and though mistings would be about as rare as Mistborns normally are -No Lerasium to help spread the ability- they would still show up.

As I was reading through the Hero of Ages again, I started wondering why Vin would be uneasy about seeing Hoid. I noticed though that there were other times that her emotions had been influenced by what Ruin was thinking.  Maybe it was Ruin that didn't want her to meet up with Hoid. This would mean that either Ruin knew who Hoid was or there was something about Hoid that was different then the normal inhabitants. So, is there anything to the theory?

Rants and Stuff / Re: General Religious discussion
« on: July 06, 2009, 01:40:59 AM »
I'm new to this discussion here, but I enjoy having friendly discussions and explaining a little about what I believe. Mtbkmom: your question is on our belief if the "Only Way to Heaven" right? Well, we would agree with the rest of the Christian world on the fact that Christ is the only way there. As has been stated before we believe that this life is here for us to become "ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect." (Matt 5:48) This means that we need to grow to respond to situations in our life the way that Jesus Christ would act in that situation.  This is something that would really be impossible for anyone to reach on their own. We have already failed to do that many times and will continue to fail to do so for the rest of our lives. That is why there needed to be a savior- someone who was a perfect person who could then pay the price and suffer for our sins so that we could be forgiven and change. We believe that the Atonement of Christ is there for us to overcome our faults and mistakes- it is the only way for us to overcome those faults and mistakes.
         I would agree with many of the things that you wrote on the subject. If I try to get to heaven on my own- it don't matter how many good works I have done, in the end I just won't make it.  This is somethings that is mentioned many times in the Book of Mormon as well as in the bible such as-  And moreover, I say unto you, that there shall be no other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, only in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent. (Mosiah 3:17)  It is only through the the power of the Creator and Savior that our very nature can be changed and we may become a disciple of Christ.
         For the sake of discussion, even if someone was able to live a perfect life without Christ's help they still wouldn't be able to be saved because it is only through faith in Christ the power of the atonement that death and hell is overcome. He really is the only way into heaven.

Site News / Re: Introduce yourself - right on!
« on: July 03, 2009, 06:44:05 AM »
My name is Devin Walton, I am a Sci-fi/ Fantasy fan that has been hanging around for a while and decided that I wanted to comment on here some. I discovered Brandon Sanderson about a year ago, and have proceeded to buy almost all of his books. (I have one more Alcatraz book to get.) I am a student of BYU studying Computer Science. I also enjoy Singing in Choirs and Ballroom Dancing. I am home for the summer in Washington earning a bit of money so that I can head back to school in the Fall.

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