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Brandon Sanderson / How did you become a fan?
« on: August 26, 2008, 08:03:07 PM »
I've just been wondering how many of the current posters are new to Sanderson (like me) and how many are old friends.

Brandon Sanderson / Reen's obsidian
« on: July 17, 2008, 08:10:02 PM »
I just noticed this detail, MB1 p.46:
That left only the small box that contained her personal effects: a pebble from each city she'd visited, the earring Reen said Vin's mother had given her, and a bit of obsidian the size of a large coin.  It was chipped into an irregular pattern - Reen had carried it as some kind of good luck charm.  It was the only thing he'd left behind when he'd snuck away from the crew half a year before. ... She gripped the bit of obsidian in her hand and pocketed the pebbles.  The earring she put in her ear.

Is this obsidian good-luck charm an insignificant detail?  Or does it tell us something about Reen?  Could it somehow have protected him against the discovery of the Inquisitors (he left it behind the day he was captured)?  The detail in which Sanderson describes it hints that it might mean something, but the fact that he never mentions it again (as far as I know) makes that less likely.  Insane theories, anyone?  Or is it an indication of insanity even to search for meaning in a detail this small?

Brandon Sanderson / Favorite Warbreaker character
« on: June 17, 2008, 03:51:11 PM »
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Brandon Sanderson / Favorite Sanderson Book/Series
« on: June 05, 2008, 06:05:50 PM »
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Brandon Sanderson / Written in Steel - Spoilers
« on: April 29, 2008, 08:21:01 PM »
Why can words written in metal be trusted, more than words written on paper or in a metalmind?  I would think that Ruin or whoever is trying to warp the prophecy could just melt down the steel.  If Ruin itself didn't have that ability, it could make the Inquisitors or someone else do it.

On a related note, I think it's very sneaky of Sanderson to have distorted prophecies and metalminds like this, especially along with the Ministry's propaganda.  The combination means we can't trust anything any of the characters say about the Ascension or the Deepness or the Hero of Ages or about any other history or religion.  This allows all the rampant speculation in this forum, while ensuring that none of us can be sure our theories are correct.  We just have to wait for MB3, and anything in it that contradicts what came before can be explained by Ruin's corruption of metalminds.

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