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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: February 23, 2007, 02:58:16 AM »
I really enjoyed this chapter. I'm very glad that seb is acting like a king. That's good. I'm happy. I didn't think it was too romance novelish... although I've never read a romance novel. I would have to say that waking up like that is usually a time when I have very corny thoughts... so I would expect her to be the same way.

My only annoyance is actually in this thread... we don't need to pick out gramatical errors... there are people who will be paid to do that before the book is printed. (Sorry that's been bugging me).

YAY for Warbreaker!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: February 08, 2007, 02:43:24 AM »
...So nightblood is an awakened object with sentience and clod (was that his name) is obviously someone inportant in the crew and Vasher's past...

Very good chapter-

I liked Vivenna's thoughts here... she's really starting to understand how stupid her actions were before. That's nice to see... Not that she was stupid, just disillusioned like I thought before... It bugs me how Vasher won't answer her questions though. I wish he would/could be more open... if even just a little about nightblood. We don't even have an idea of why he/(it?) would make her sick when she touched it. It seemed like it was a test or something from their first meeting... anybody have any guesses about him, because I don't really?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: February 01, 2007, 02:42:30 AM »
I'm glad that Euol isn't raunchy (is  that how you spell raunchy?). I got enough pictures in my head of this GIANT man and this little hair color changing girl doing it on the floor in a bunch of food. tee hee.

I also like the nick name Seb. I've never quite gotten how to say his name and nick names are fun.

I actually LOVED the second chapter... 45? I think it's a great way to state something quickly with a huge amount of emphasis! Every book needs these!

So, the lifeless are killing people in bright colors? Like the city guard? Maybe Allmother and Lightsong decide to fight against their side or something? This is gonna be good!!!


Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: January 25, 2007, 02:17:37 AM »
YAY! VASHER IS THE GOOD GUY. So... I guess Blushweaver is the goddess who is trying to get the war started?? I really don't see why they would want to have a war either. I guess she obviosly doesn't like Siri but that's not really a reason to start a war, right? Or maybe she's just bored and wants some purpose in the court. She feels useless or something.

I felt the end to the chapter to be a little corny. “Let’s get to work, then,” seemed a bit on the corny side... also, would she really just instantly trust Vasher? I know he saved her and all but he had kidnapped her and treated her very poorly before and threatened to kill her if she ran away. Just because the other guys became the bad guys doesn't always mean that the bad guys become the good guys... well I guess they usually do in fiction but would she really just assume this? I think she kinda needed more time to decide to trust him... maybe?

Any thoughts?!

Rants and Stuff / Re: For Brandon - Religion (Potentially sensitive)
« on: January 20, 2007, 12:46:26 AM »
Just a little thing,

I'm a Catholic straight scientist who has no problem at all with homosexuality (as long as the emotions are true and not slutty, which is also how I feel about heterosexuals).

I was recently in a genetics class and the gay gene question was brought up. My professor read a study in a peer reviewed journal that was looking for a gene. They couldn't find any genetic connection but they did find evidence that there were higher levels of estrogen in the utoris in males that was linked to homosexuality. There wasn't a specific cause for the increase found but it was thought to be a random occurance unrelated to any genetic predisposition. My point is that they have found a real medical, scientific reason behind male homosexuality. This was a very recent discovery and is now in furthur stages of research but I found it very interesting. They didn't find any similiar links to lesbien women though.

I could ask my professor if she could find the specific journal article if anyone is interested.

This is a very interesting, respectful and well put discussion! I'm liking it!

Books / Re: review: Sunshine
« on: January 15, 2007, 12:19:42 AM »
I just finished reading Sunshine because I read the review...

I liked it OK. I'm not a fan of first person writing though, they seem childish to me.

I don't think the sexual episodes were anything to be disgusted about. I read Laurell K. Hamilton's "Anita the Vampire Hunter" or whatever they were called (which read and felt a lot like this book to me) and that was WAY worse. In almost every graphic aspect.  Those books talked about a babies severed hand and went through a detailed section of her having sex with a vampire, orgasm and all... When I read the comment about the... well here it is...

It had way too much sexual content and so much gore that it just became meaningless. How many times do we really need to see her blowing up vampires by sticking her hand in their chests to get the point?

I figured it would get WAY worse. I think she did a good job of telling us what happened without giving people nightmares or a loss of appitite. I personally wouldn't put it in the YA section of my library where I work, but I didn't think it needed warning labels or anything.

I thought it was fun and easy to read. I kept me entertained during my down time before school starts again...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: January 12, 2007, 09:47:35 PM »
I see the point that Vivenna hasn't shown too much extreme intellegence... I would have to say that she must be fairly smart considering her father wants her to rule Idris. I think that in itself would be saying something in itself. Plus they trained her on court politics and goverment in as a child. All of the things she learned all her life were for being a princess then a queen. She was never taught to be in the normal middle or lower class. She obviosly has some common sense. Enough to get away twice.

On the prostitution thing... I think it would be better if she didn't actually consider becomming one but she maybe thought that she now sees how one could resort to that.

About selling her hair, she would have to be able to find someone who would trust her to pay her in advance at least for the first time since she doesn't have the energy to grow her hair out again. She would also have to trust them with the secret that she can grow out her hair like that. It's not such a bad idea except for the fact that she's completely alone and trying to stay hidden. And now... she's kind of kidnapped again...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: January 10, 2007, 04:20:48 AM »
In response to Tjaeden...

I really don't like the term Biochroma either. This may be because the first time I read it I thought it said Biochemistry or something like that, which is my major and that made me think of school and then homework that I was avoiding by reading the first 30 chapters or so at once and I didn't like that. It did sound too technical to me for a fantasy/non-future type of book...

We've discussed the tongue problem a bit. I think clerifications will be made later about how he will transfer the breath since I believe Siri has also wondered this... I'm just waiting to see.

I want more Vasher as well!! I'm not sure why I like him and his sword...

I had assumed the name Vessel was a normal term for someone who is needed to have a baby... I didn't like the term but figured she would have been expected to be called that for some reason...

I agree with scoot not betraying lightsong... I think he would be nicer if he wanted to betray lightsong.

...just some thoughts on your thoughts...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: January 06, 2007, 12:30:05 AM »
I thought the torturing of the animals was to try to get peprin to talk. I think I might give in to animals being tortured quicker than torture to myself... maybe not... I hope to never find out.

I don't think he would use them as lifeless after they had been tortured... wouldn't he want corpses in good shape for that?

It still bugs me that peprin died. I liked him.    >:(

Books / Re: Harry Potter Tease -- Will he die?
« on: January 04, 2007, 04:30:26 AM »
As for the title, perhaps it points to plot location rather than anything else.

Well, they did the chamber of secrets where the ending was part of the plot location and a good portion of the main scary thing in the book. I think it will probably be like the others where the title has just a little to do with most of the book but is very important in the end... maybe...

Books / Re: Eragon
« on: January 04, 2007, 04:10:02 AM »
...I work in a library and know most librarians here anyway like the book. I really enjoyed it but I havn't really read all that many "super fantasy" (as I like to call them) novels in my day... I have read all 2.5ish of Brandon Sanderson's books and have noticed there aren't many books that compare in my eyes...

I liked reading Eragon because it was fun and easy. I could follow it without taking notes (which I've had to do because I can never remember the far out crazy names fantasy writers and others use) and I didn't need to read it twice to understand it all (well technically I listened to it on a long car ride then went back and read it so I guess that could be twice) but I understood it in audio, which can be difficult. (run-on sentence)

I think it's a great starting place for young fantasy readers, (it is in the YA section of my library) and also good motivation for young writers.

-I was very disapointed with the movie though, it seemed like a movie for 8-12 year olds...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: January 04, 2007, 02:52:22 AM »
Well we now know that they could hide their breaths anyhow, as Vivenna just did, so I don't see how not drawing attention to themselves with extra breath would be a very valid reason for letting Vivenna carry them. <shrug>

Maybe they were trying to draw attention to her for some reason... I'm not sure. I'm not very good at speculation...

I also think the crew and vasher are all trying to stop or encourage the war too so I'm sure their involvement with vivenna and um... the dead guy, what was his name?... They could be responsible for some of the rumors of the upcoming war.  I can't wait to find out how all this fits together...

Also, why does blushweaver yell at Siri? That has been a few chapters back but I don't think she actually believes that siri is sleeping with lightsong... she just doesn't like Siri? I meant to ask about this but never got to it...

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: January 04, 2007, 01:20:35 AM »
Regarding Denth and Tonk, I never understood why they didn't just betray her as soon as they saw her and she had taken the breaths.

They never really betrayed her exactly. She was technically being kidnapped the whole time she just didn't know it. I'm sure we will find out why they needed control of her later in the book. They wanted to keep her trust for some reason too, that's why they didn't just tie her up and force her to give them her breaths. Perhaps she was a good keeper for the breaths at this time because they didn't think she would ever use them against the crew, maybe... and the breaths wouldn't draw attention to Denth and Tonk?

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Warbreaker: Free Ebook
« on: December 28, 2006, 03:27:56 AM »
First, I got the impression that Lightsong was Idrian. Maybe he was one of them in the city or something, but they aren't all in the slums right? I mean, there are Idrians in the normal society... That would explain why he doesn't believe that he is devine and why he doesn't care for being a god very much...?

I think Vivena being betrayed was a good twist because it raises the question of whether or not Vasher is bad, which I personally never wanted him to be. I'm not sure why I figured he was a good guy all along but I liked him. I still don't get why Vasher needed to kidnap her though because she wasn't really doing anything in halendren anyway, nobody was listening to her. He just wanted her breath?

on a more serious note...

After reading the book I would prefer the cover to be something like the spine thingies. Since this book is "the final empire" I figured the cover would be something like that. I never cared about the original cover but I picked up and read Elantris because the cover was pretty and I needed a new book/author to read. I wouldn't have picked up either of these books based on the cover. I work in a library and when we do displays the books with good covers go first regardless of the inside most of the time.

so I say they need to keep trying!

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