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Brandon Sanderson / Re: The value of spheres in WoK (no spoilers)
« on: October 03, 2010, 08:10:58 AM »
If you can think of it, somewhere on the internet there's a website for it.

Glow-in-the-dark marbles seems like an easy one.

If you use a black light, then Vaseline Uranium marbles glow in the dark...plenty of them on sale on Ebay.  Not too expensive, either, but they just glow...they don't have a color chip in the middle, and I'd expect the chips would glow the color of their gemstone.

Man, in cosplay you gotta work with what you can work with. One of the coolest things I saw at Dragon were the Mistborn with the vials of metal suspended in alcohol... sure, it was all Goldshläger, but that's not quite the point. It was little bits of gold you could drink.

Someone comes up at the next Con with a pouch full of glowing spheres, and the last thing I'm likely to say is, "nice, but they really ought to glow different colors, and only in the little gems in the center, and aren't these a bit too large or small?"

Hell no! Glowy spheres! Kick-ass!

I like the idea of using a tiny black-light at the bottom of the pouch, but do they make tiny little LED UV lights? 'Cause I figured that's what you'd need to use, something small but powerful that can be placed at the bottom to shine up and through. Of course, they effect will be lost if you take the spheres out...


Hmm ... my sister is taking a glass-working class, I think I need to discuss a few things with her :-)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Official WoK Fan Art (Here there be spoilers)
« on: October 02, 2010, 09:05:18 AM »
I think you're right about that, it does say that the Shin are more pale than the Alethi, at the top of page 306.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Official Fan Art Thread **Don't create new threads**
« on: September 24, 2010, 05:56:28 AM »
For the past several years most of my drawing has been limited to design sketches, but today I drew Vin and I thought my sketch was worth inking ... you may disagree, I suppose. I had planned to do this digitally but I couldn't find the pen for my tablet, so it was done with ink and watered-down acrylic, I may try a digital version eventually, probably with color.

The background's very ... splotchy. Which was kind of the goal, but it didn't come out quite like I wanted. Ah well.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The value of spheres in WoK (no spoilers)
« on: September 23, 2010, 03:29:15 PM »
I expect a resurgent interest in marbles, should Kings cosplay ever properly take off.   ;D

I checked already, couldn't find glow-in-the-dark marbles.  ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: What are the words?
« on: September 23, 2010, 08:22:50 AM »
It could have something to do with the vision's command to "speak again the ancient oaths," which seems like it would refer to the Ideals of the Radiants, but I suppose it could refer to something else entirely.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK Fan Art (Here there be spoilers)
« on: September 23, 2010, 06:06:51 AM »
I like the idea of a separate thread for WoK fanart. It's not really an issue for me anymore as I've now read WoK, but I can imagine there might be others who haven't yet but would still want to look at old fanart. Although as inkthinker said, the whole forum is kind of dangerous right now for anyone who hasn't read the book.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK Fan Art (Here there be spoilers)
« on: September 22, 2010, 03:49:41 PM »

See? Like that! That's what I'm talking about.

I'm awful sorry about that ehyde, I figured the boards are so incredibly spoilery right now that nobody would be browsing these threads who was spoiler-sensitive. I hope it didn't wreck the book too much... I still enjoy reading a book even when I know something is coming, because I like seeing how it plays out (sort of how a scene in a trailer might spoil you a bit, but it's not the same as watching the movie), but I do hate when it happens just the same, and I have some friends who get downright furious about 'em.

I don't know that a spoiler tag would help, unless there's a way to hide the image?

Don't worry about it, it's my fault really. And I think,  even without knowing about that scene specifically, I'd have been able to guess that something awesome was about to happen.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoK Fan Art (Here there be spoilers)
« on: September 22, 2010, 03:57:45 AM »
2) I realized that it's a really spoilery scene if you were to see that illustration, and then read the novel... you'd be constantly waiting for a spearman (and it wouldn't take long to realize that it's Kaladin either) to leap a chasm into an opposing army and suck up stormlight, and the moment in which that happens is so much more powerful if you don't see it coming.

You're right Inkthinker, that's just what happened ... could we get a spoiler warning put in this thread title? (yes, I should have realized that there might be spoilers present, but I was looking for Mistborn fanart and not thinking about WoK).

But I have now finished WoK and would *love* to see a finished picture of that scene!

edited to say, no harm done and no hard feelings, it just seems like a spoiler warning might be helpful to others. Sorry if any of this sounded like an accusation because I really didn't mean it that way.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Bridge 4 Crew T-Shirts
« on: September 21, 2010, 09:14:28 PM »
This may make sense only to Ithacans, but I would definitely wear a shirt that said "Bridge 4 is Gorges."

Brandon Sanderson / Re: mistcloaks
« on: March 26, 2010, 08:11:22 AM »
So, I've had this finished for about a week now but haven't managed to post pictures until now.

(I got a few pictures of a friend wearing it as well)

There are more pictures here:

I put lace on the border between the yoke and the streamers; my main logic for this was that mistcloaks are meant to be something worn by noblemen and we've seen enough to know that noblemen definitely like looking fancy and I don't think their tastes would change completely when it came to mistcloaks.

My photos suffered from overly pleasant weather. Where's Mount St. Helens when you need it? (er, Washington, I suppose)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: mistcloaks
« on: March 17, 2010, 09:27:50 PM »
I've already attached a frog (Chinese knot-loop closure) to the yoke, but for future reference, that type of knot sounds like a good idea.

I think it probably would be a cape, technically. I've seen things with hoods called capes but I don't think I've really seen things without hoods called cloaks. I think a cape is okay though, as Vin is obviously a superhero  ;)

I did not meet my goal of finishing last night ... maybe today? *crosses fingers* Also, the organza does not behave awesomely anymore, it just curls up and sticks to itself and to the rest of the streamers so as to make me look like a giant grey muppet, so I'm taking it back off and just using the drapey fabrics.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Most people say Kelsier wrong
« on: March 17, 2010, 08:38:36 AM »
I'm curious, how do you all pronounce Elend? I read it with the accent on the second syllable, but I'm listening to the third book on audio and the reader accents the first syllable.

I pronounced Valette with an accent on the second syllable and an audible t, so that it sort of rhymes with "cadet."

Brandon Sanderson / Re: mistcloaks
« on: March 17, 2010, 02:13:40 AM »
I think the main difference between the description in the book and mine will be that I'm not making a hood. That's just personal preference, not for any particularly thought-out reason. Also, in the book it said that it would easily come off if tugged on, and I couldn't think of any closure that would allow for that aside from velcro or snaps -- and while snaps might not be anachronistic, non-metal snaps would be. Perhaps I'm just missing something.

Here are my streamers (the black in the upper left is a pillow, not more fabric). I'm hoping to get this all put together tonight -- I'll post more pics as it comes along.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: mistcloaks
« on: March 16, 2010, 12:57:53 PM »
I see now that the machine is indeed unlikely to be in my area. :P I'll probably look around anyway.

You don't happen to live anywhere near Ithaca, NY do you?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: mistcloaks
« on: March 16, 2010, 08:05:10 AM »
sortitus -- This is the machine we have in the lab at school. I'm not sure how likely you are to find one locally -- I think it's mostly an industrial-type thing, and I'm not even sure why we have it, except that one of the professors really likes it. To cut the organza straight, I just taped a ruler to the table next to the machine and made sure the fabric lined up when I was running it through. It's not perfect, but from a distance it looks fine.

The yoke is silk, but I have no idea where to get it because I didn't buy it myself. The picture I posted before was before I even ironed it, here's a picture of the finished yoke:

It's fused to a woven interfacing, lined, and topstitched around the edges. I originally planned to insert the streamers between the face and the lining fabrics, but then figured if I did that I would have a very hard time getting a neat edge on the bottom of the yoke. Instead I'm going to attach the streamers to the inside of the finished yoke -- it may look messier on the inside, but I think it will look nicer on the outside.

The organza is the lightest fabric I'm using. I have some for the under layer with more drape to them, and the floaty ones are going on top. In terms of color, I'm not going for a really dark look in the streamers -- it'll probably end up looking something like the colors in this picture:

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