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I had thought that, but the % killed the possibility of non base 10; it is per 100-an offshoot of a base 10 system
Now it's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay likely that this is reading too much into it, but this would imply that Ruin and Preservation were human before.  (Humans use base 10, likely as we have 10 fingers.)

I was rereading the book, and I found the whole #16 thing interesting...Apparently Preservation uses a base 10 system...16% and all...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: If Mistborn was a movie. . . .
« on: October 21, 2008, 11:04:44 AM »
-I think that Nathan Fillion is perfect for Kelsier.  I've seen him in Firefly (How many browncoats we got here on these fora, anyway?)
-Though it may be a bit too much in terms of re-uniting the cast, I think that Alan Tudyk would be a great Breeze-he has the charm, and can pull off just about any role.  (I've heard of his diversity, and also seen him in 28 days...though it took me a while to connect him to Wash.)
-Summer Glau could pull off the Vin stunts, and definitely has experience  with the type of character...However, I always pictured a more Ellen Page look for Vin, and I'd think she'd be able to pull it off.  (You don't get anywhere near an Oscar unless you've got some talent, imo)
-Alan Rickman would be a good Marsh, assuming he and Fillion don't have to look too alike.  I think he'd be able to pull off the Marsh-inquisitor perfectly.

I think we should also do a disaster cast-a cast stupidly butchered by Hollywood...we could put all the wrong people in places for the greatest comic effect!

-Ahhnold Schwarzenegger could get Ham's role... this would be hilarious, though not in a good way.  Though he is busy governating. 
-Keanu Reeves for Kelsier.  (I think we can anticipate a collective roll of the eyes from everyone here)  However, with Hollywood, who knows...
-Sean Connery for TLR.  Yeah.

How did Inquisitors find Atium mistings?
Before, Inquisitors had supernatural healing.  How did they get the Feruchemists for the spike?  Were the keepers not so hidden after all?

And this is more towards the whole physics stuff, but is Feruchemy really balanced?  If it gives diminishing returns, wouldn't this end up as a net loss of power?
How much control do allomancers have over pushing and pulling metals? 

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn 3 Chapter 3
« on: October 01, 2008, 12:02:53 AM »
Here's a monkey wrench in the Mistings-required-for-Inquisitors theory: how do inquisitors burn Atium?  Are there Atium mistings, or are they nailing (ha ha) mistborn for that?  If so, then where are they getting their mistborn from?

(edited for spelling)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn Physics
« on: September 23, 2008, 09:57:37 PM »
Well, I'm not a physics major, but I do suppose it reveals something about my nature that I always consider the physics of magic systems.  (I give a lot of thought to things like WOT's, if you put a gateway opening (horizontally) right under the other end, what happens when you drop something in it?  What if you put one end of a gateway on the bottom of the ocean and the other on land? etc...)  While these may not be essential to the story, they may form plot holes.

For example, while LOTR is considered the quintessential fantasy novel(s) we still wonder why Frodo didn't hitch a ride on an eagle.

Brandon Sanderson / Mistborn Physics
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:55:00 AM »
This is something that has always bugged me:
When two mistborn or two coinshots (or a mix of the two) push on a coin between them, they both get pushed back.  This should occur only if the coin is precisely between them.  Anything else and the coin (as, presumably the coin is lighter than the pusher) should go flying off, leaving the two allomacers more or less stationary.

Yet there are numerous examples of pushing matches; Kelsier+Vin, (that had enough force to flatten a metal coin...) Vin+Random Coinshot, (just before Vin vs Shan) Vin+Zane (while wiping the floor with Cett's troops) etc.  Were the coins so precisely placed in between them on all these occasions? 

(Of course, the cop out in this case would be to say TLR changed physics...)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Kwaan and the Inquistors
« on: September 20, 2008, 10:08:54 PM »
Here's something I've been wondering: Why didn't Ruin re-toggle Sazed's papers?  Because the etchings were different from the steel plates, Sazed was able to determine that Ruin could modify documents not in metal.  You'd think that either Ruin would switch it back to confuse Sazed/make him think the problem was on his end.  Perhaps Ruin has a limit to what it can do/how frequently it can rewrite things.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Kwaan and the Inquistors
« on: September 19, 2008, 09:30:28 PM »
Well, there is the slight issue of the steel plates being on display.  You'd think they'd hide it by keeping it in some vault or something, rather than putting it up for people to see.  And yes, while this was an Inquisitor stronghold, they still had servants around...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The all encompassing UtopiaGreen1-10 thread
« on: September 18, 2008, 10:54:23 PM »
You must realize that there's an art to mocking trolls.  You must do so carefully while always keeping the high ground.  If they get a handle on you, then, as they say, they'll drag you down to their level and beat you through sheer experience. 

Ultimately, if you can avoid feeding them the tidbits they thrive upon while mocking them constantly, Trolls leave.  Remember they have the attention span of a two year old AND they're on the internet.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The all encompassing UtopiaGreen1-10 thread
« on: September 18, 2008, 10:36:50 PM »
What if he's going to, say, his local public library to troll?  Or maybe he's stealing internet...
I think that banning trolls is ineffective.  Mocking them relentlessly, however, does discourage them.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: HOA Chapter 2
« on: September 18, 2008, 10:09:17 PM »
I would think that to be a sufficient hole in your thought process. But good theory.

I wouldn't call this so much a hole as an unexplained part of the book; I'm not making a comprehensive explanation, just theorizing on one facet of this world.  I suspect that the mist killing has to do more with Ruin and TLR's death, rather than changes coming from the Well's power and TLR's death.  (While the failure to come up with a good explanation for the mist's behavior is an issue, I would call my theory more "incomplete" than "flawed")  (I'm hoping someone else will be able to take this and run with it)

Edit: If I'm right about another Well, we should call it the Well of Descension.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: HOA Chapter 2
« on: September 17, 2008, 10:34:34 PM »
We know that whomever this Hero of Ages is, they actually held the power of the Well of Ascension. I'm personally going to chalk this up as more evidence of it being Rashek, because it would explain how he messed up the world so bad. For example, he moved the planet closer to the sun, causing the burnlands and making the regions around the poles habitable. (Possibly so he could survive with a capital city right over the Well of Ascension.)

Now here's an interesting thought: what if there's a Well at each pole?  If we have a ruin/preservation dichotomy, we could also have them separated on opposite sides of the world.  This could also explain how Vin felt that thumping of the well; it was magnetic north.  Furthermore, If miyabi is right, and TLR aligned with preservation, we could have an interesting yin/yang like, ruin-in-preservation and preservation-in-ruin thing; the power of preservation keeps ruin imprisoned while the power of ruin keeps preservation imprisoned.  (or maybe I'm just making things overly complicated)  However, we could also have a habitable landmass on the opposite side of the world.  (though I'm inclined to believe that it would have been Ruin'd instead of Preservation'd) 

And of course, if the mistborn world (we should start calling it Vinland or Elendland, in the fashion of Randland...wot readers get this) is on the pole (specifically, the north pole, as the Terris mountains were in the north originally)  and if darxbane's theory is correct,
Yes.  Imagine if TLR's death is causing the world to slowly return to it's original location?  If everything he did was slowly unraveling?  I have never looked forward to October like I have this year.
then we've got some migration to do.  Of course, this would fulfill the whole green-world, blue-sky thing...

Of course, the major issue here is there's no answer to why the mist is kinda killing things...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I WANNA!!! . . . .
« on: August 20, 2008, 07:08:23 AM »
Actually, Sanderson has posted a few translations in the annotations of Mistborn.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Hero of Ages Chapter 1
« on: August 19, 2008, 06:36:17 AM »
I think I have made a connection here: Compare this chapter to the exerpt at the end of the promotional Mistborn 1 book.  (IDK if it's there in other versions) 
The excerpt states that "'Elend Venture has conquered another city,' said a second voice...'An unimportant one,' Olid said.  'To the south.  Barely five thousand people'...'He immediately abandoned the city, taking its populace with him.'  "But he got another koloss army, somehow'  Good, Spook thought. The fourth storage cavern was theirs.  Luthadel wouldn't starve for a while yet." (Page 657 of Mistborn 1 , edition - paperback with mail in rebate)

We know that this town that Elend is defending is in the Southern Dominance "Fatren doubted that such an important man--one who was likely more legend than fact--had made his way to such a humble city in the Southern Dominance, especially unaccompanied." (Chapter1 HOA preview)

I'm gonna speculate, based on the facts, that Elend walks out of there with a shiny new koloss army, as well as the town and the contents of this mysterious cavern. (likely food)

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