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Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Next Annotations
« on: August 10, 2011, 02:45:47 PM »
From my understanding, and I am not an expert so don't quote me, Mythwalker was a separate book that Brandon had been writing but never finished for the same reasons as other such books. I believe he is planning on posting the first few chapters up until there are other annotations to post (ie AoL), much in same way he posted scribbler and liar chapters at some point.

EDIT: Brandon explains it here:

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Ink needs to do his own research
« on: August 04, 2011, 08:43:35 PM »
quick google search didnt provide much info other than historical context, but I seem to remember eunuchs are tall, have long extremities, and sometimes grow sunken chests with pot bellies. However, this is all from memory, so may not be entirely reliable. The physical effects of castration are vastly different depending on when the person was castrated.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law (Chapter 4)
« on: July 28, 2011, 09:08:52 PM »
I guess it's obvious enough but "Lord Mistborn" = Spook?

That would be my guess

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch3)
« on: July 27, 2011, 02:11:03 PM »
I doubt that it was Vin. Personally, doing an easter egg like that kind of cheapens the whole plot of the first trilogy, and wouldn't add to the new plot in this book. Also, I am pretty sure Brandon has explicitly stated that Vin and the rest of the crew will not be coming back. He had no plans on writing a sequel for them.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch3)
« on: July 14, 2011, 04:22:24 PM »
What I'd like to know is what kind of spike Waxillium's earring is, and what ability or attribute it grants or enhances. 

I am of the mind that it is not necessarily a hemalurgic spike, so much of a means for Sazed to readily identify, possibly communicate with his followers. My guess is just with the nature of the shards he holds, its easier to find someone with a spike, even if it isn't charged.

Also Sazed likely doesn't even need the spike to do this, as Chaos found and posted on the 17th shard forums.

Spook was the only one in the crew he could speak to. That's because Spook truly has faith in Kelsier as a deity—which, for these few weeks between Preservation's death and the coming of the Hero of Ages, Kelsier is.

It seems against Saze's nature to actually kill someone to make a spike so he can talk to one person, however, he does appear to be taking a special interest in Wax.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch3)
« on: July 13, 2011, 06:14:22 PM »
I did giggle when I read about aluminum lining for hats. It makes sense, this is another world so they are aliens!  :D

Maybe those homeless people on my street corner aren't so crazy after all!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch3)
« on: July 13, 2011, 05:52:22 PM »
WOW... lots of good hints in that chapter. Aluminum can block soothers and rioters when when around the head? All Pathiens wear an earring during warship? Apparently Sazed likes to mettle a lot with the people of the world.

I am totally pumped we might actually see a lot more of Sazed then we originally thought, even if not necessarily a first person view.

Also, with the stolen goods being mostly allomantic and food stuffs, I am guessing they are trying to build an army of some kind. Maybe the mastermind behind this found some way to compulse people like Vin did with the koloss and kandra, however, the only person who could be powerful enough right now is Marsh, unless there is another full Mistborn around now. Thoughts?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch2)
« on: July 12, 2011, 02:12:39 PM »
Personally, I always kind of assumed that is was a manipulation of electromagnetic forces. We have seen him play with other fundamental forces/properties, like mass and gravity, so it falls in line with the other systems.

On the the theoretical note... if a coinshot/lurcher did use magnetism to move metals, could this be used to generate wireless power like Tesla was experimenting with? Could lead to some interesting effects in later Mistborn trilogies...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Hemalugry Questions (SPOILERS)
« on: July 08, 2011, 09:20:21 PM »
ok that makes sense, but shouldn't her earring at least not given her very much power? Shouldn't it have leaked its charge all the time she wasn't wearing it in the beginning?

Never thought of that before. My guess is that hemalurgical decay is logarithmic, in that the amount of power lost after being out so long will be minimal. Maybe all hemalurgic spikes will have a certain minimal level of power...

The only other option I could think of would be that if Vin was spike right after her sister, that halted the decay. My thought is, that from a realmantic sense, if hemalurgy moves the victim's "soul" in the spiritual realm and attaches it to the receiver's "soul," maybe that connection will maintain power much better than a free floating spike? Does this make sense to anyone else?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I'm very keen to see the Mistborn video game.
« on: July 08, 2011, 02:00:58 PM »
I agree with Inkthinker, the game would be a lot more interesting to me if you weren't one of the main plot characters. It might be fun if the game were more in line with an MMO, and the user could only select certain Misting types, and you could build up thieving crews and the like.

Though if that were the case it might be difficult to convince players to select something other than Thugs and Coinshots... there would have to be some more powers created from the other metals to actually be useful in something other than a one off situation...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch2)
« on: July 05, 2011, 02:56:20 PM »
The only reason I had asked in the first place is because some months ago, I remember a big thread on 17th shard about it... I thought Brandon had made some comment in regards to questions that he was aware that normal physics would cause that type of problem, but wasn't sure how he was going to handle it in universe. I guess I had just falsely assumed that with the bullet deflection, it would have a similar explanation as the redshift/blueshift as discussed before.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Alloy of Law Excerpt (Updated with Ch2)
« on: July 01, 2011, 01:34:12 PM »
So silly question here, more in line with the physics of bendalloy than anything else. I assume bullets are knocked off course whenever they hit the barrier at a non-90 degree angle. This seems to follow standard laws of light refraction, much how a glass lens would work. In that case, shouldn't anyone standing in a bubble, or anyone looking at a bubble outside of one, see a HUGE warp in the image, along with the red-shift/purple-shift?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Allow of Law Excerpt 1
« on: June 17, 2011, 01:46:38 PM »
Marsh is still alive.

Has it been confirmed that Marsh is still alive? I know that Brandon said after HoA that Marsh has the same immortality trick as the LR, however, you need a fairly consistent supply of atium in order to keep it going unless I am mistaken. Didn't Brandon say also that there is no atium left until the geodes reform in a few hundred years?

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