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Brandon Sanderson / Re: 15/16th Metal mystery (SPOILERS AHEAD)
« on: January 28, 2011, 08:56:12 AM »
I was under the impression from the annotations and ars arcanum that it didn't really matter what the metal was that ways used in Hemalurgy.  I'm not saying it didn't have an affect, just that Hemalurgy is extremely complicated and placement was more important than the particular type of metal used for the spike.

Of course, I've been drinking tonight so I may be fouling up my whole theory there.

I'm still pondering what would be the novel affect of an allomancer burning a hemalurgic spike.  There has to be something to it.  I'm not talking about gargling with inquisitor spikes, I was thinking smaller spikes.  Would a feruchemically charged hemalurgic spike be burnable by an allomancer?  If so, would it be the base metal that rules or would it be impossible to burn a hemalurgic spike  charged with feruchemical properties?  (We see this in one of the books, it doesn't work for Vin when she tries to burn a feruchemical metal)  This does, however, leave the door open for an allomancer to burn a hemalurgic spike charged with an allomantic property.  I'm guessing, that it would lead to an extra potent allomantic blast, basically doubling the power of the metal burned, but I am often wrong, and as I said, alcohol is clouding my train of thoughts at the moment.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Experiencing Sanderson through Audiobooks
« on: January 28, 2011, 08:29:48 AM »
Graphic Audio did and amazing job with Elantris.  The version of Warbreaker I got off of made me retreat to the e-book however.  Nothing against James Yaegashi, but reading it just turned a 24+ hour marathon into an 8 hour read.  I kept falling asleep listening to it only to wake up a couple of hours later thinking; "what in the world is going on here?"

I can see the similarities.  Which play nicely into a theory I'm working on.  However there are some subtle differences.  I like the idea quite a bit though.  I'll have to mull it over with this bottle of wine for a little while.  Of course in the end I'll probably decide I'm just a woolhead.

It makes sense.  Each of the magic systems stem from relatively the same source, or part of the same source.  The differences and similarities are fairly easy to understand.  They are affected by the nature of the shard and the nature of the culture they develop in.  Something similar to a concept Brandon used in Warbreaker with the returned, but I don't want to go into details on that theory here in the unspoilerish thread.

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