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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2008, 07:36:31 AM »
And I'm out in the boonies, two hours away from a bookstore, which probably won't have it out yet anyways...
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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2008, 06:17:00 PM »
And I'm out in the boonies, two hours away from a bookstore, which probably won't have it out yet anyways...

That sucks.  I would die if I was that far from a book store.
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2008, 07:55:45 PM »
You get used to it, it just means whenever I get in to a bookstore, I usually buy in bulk.
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2008, 08:52:29 PM »
You get used to it, it just means whenever I get in to a bookstore, I usually buy in bulk.

huh, i enter i book store with the initial intentions of either buying A book, or just browse--something happens in the in-between, something uncontrollable.

i leave with a stack of books, and a smile that'll challenge a nine-quarter-moon...
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2008, 04:05:06 AM »
We'll need a "Mistborn: Hero of Ages" Spoliers thread here soon.  Someone feel free to make one on midnight Tuesday morning and I'll stop by and sticky it.  That will be the thread where I'll answer questions and give explanations.

Glad to hear the book is releasing, even if it is annoying when stores up their copies out early... ;)

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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2008, 04:14:06 AM »
Hey Brandon, welcome back to the forums!

I know elmandr created one spoiler topic here, http://www.timewastersguide.com/forum/index.php?topic=6134.0, but that may just be for fellow theorizers (as he calls us, "The Crew") to post reactions to Hero of Ages, not necessarily the Q&A topic you are looking for. You'd have to ask him what his intentions were with that topic.

I can't wait until my copy arrives in the mail :P
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2008, 04:26:34 AM »
I can't wait to get on that questions thread!
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2008, 05:54:16 PM »
I HATE when stores release books early.  Just shows poor management and a lazy staff.  Most of the time th boxes come LABELED with the street date.  And then there is that list that comes in the mail with the next month to 2 months worth of release dates.  There are release dates for reasons - especially at this time of the year.
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2008, 06:05:41 PM »
Well, I have already received my book but am holding off because I want time to sit down and read it in one shot, which is proving difficult with such a tight programming deadline. I might have to wait a week or two, so once I post my final theory, I'll probably be missing from the forums until then.
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2008, 07:02:56 PM »
You are a stronger man than I VegasDev.  I admire you.
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2008, 07:04:38 PM »
I called Borders today and picked HoA up during my lunch hour. I skimmed the end. (Don't yell at me for reading the end of the book first. I always do that. I don't have the time to explain why I read the ends of books first, but my reasons are quite sound.)

Basically, I can't wait to read/digest HoA. This is a huge undertaking - I hope that Sanderson manages to pull this off. I sincerely hope that I'm not going to be repeating my reaction to Orson Card's Xenocide/Children of the Mind offering. Card bit off too much and under-delivered in almost every facet of those books. Sanderson has taken a huge bite. Now, can he manage it? Personally, I think he can.
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2008, 07:24:41 PM »
You are a stronger man than I VegasDev.  I admire you.

It's either read a few chapters here and there and lose the experience or wait until I have this Casino programmed. They bumped up my dealine a full two weeks, so I have to really buckle down. Thank goodness I have a browser refresher so I can keep up with the latest news on TWG in between code compiles.
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2008, 07:27:49 PM »
Wow dude, that is quite possibly the worst timing to have a deadline bumped up. Bumped right into Hero of Ages...
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2008, 08:20:53 PM »
I skimmed the end. (Don't yell at me for reading the end of the book first. I always do that. I don't have the time to explain why I read the ends of books first, but my reasons are quite sound.)

Did you also skip straight to the last page when you read Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians?   ;)

EDIT:  Like Vegas, I will probably be absent from the boards for awhile - if I can control myself to that extent.  So you'll temporarily be relieved of Tindwyl's presence.   :)
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Re: Hero of Ages, job well done
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2008, 08:24:34 PM »
See you after you've read the book! (I assume.)

And I would kill myself if I read the end of the book first. You miss out on all that buildup.
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