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Brandon Sanderson / Re: A conclusion I have come to . . . .
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:43:57 PM »
Brandon started writing about Hoid before he ever met me.

Peet on the bridge crew is named after me, though. And don't forget Ahlstrom Square in Mistborn. (Is that where Kelsier met Hoid? Or where he did something else? I can't remember.)

So what your saying is, Brandon found you out and now your staying close to him to try and control the flow of information about yourself. Very clever HOID.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: the way of kings as a movie
« on: March 22, 2011, 04:59:20 AM »
That's where a good screenwriter comes in.  Besides, when you do any sort of filmed production you can't be 100% faithful to the book.  There's always something that gets cut or bridged over because it wouldn't transfer well to the screen.  That's why the book is almost always better than the movie.

I agree that movies can not be 100% faithful and can in fact be better if done correctly. However, with Way of Kings, I think that the major character arcs for both Kaladin and Shalan are to introspective to adapt well to the big screen. It can certainly be done, but unless the screenwriter is REALLY good it would likely not work out compleatly

As an example, Kaladin goes through quite the emotional roller coaster during the book, with a lot of internal questioning of who he is, what he can and can't change, and if the path he is trying to follow even exists. This can be shown via external narrative but works much better internally

Still, all of my points don't change the fact that if a movie were made I would likely be in the seats on opening night, probably wearing 3-D glasses

Brandon Sanderson / Re: where is hoid in elantris
« on: March 17, 2011, 05:55:55 PM »
Over there, quick, get him and make him tell us about the overplot of the series!!

...Wait, thats a tree

Brandon Sanderson / Re: the way of kings as a movie
« on: March 17, 2011, 05:52:11 PM »
This post contains spoilers

As far as a movei goes, Way of Kings is a bit of a mixed bag. One the one hand, a lot of the cool Shardblade fights and stormlight usage by Szeth and Kaladin would work really well. The sceen where Kaladin charges the Parshendi to save Dalinar is very cinimatic and the entire thing would work great as a word for word scene adaptation

On the other hand, Kaladin and Szeth are also very introspective and quite a few scenes are just internal head talking. Kaladin had Syl to bounce off of but this leaves Szeth either very silent or talking to himself a lot, neither of which would work in the movie. Shalan has the same problem with her more internal scenes of moral conflict.

All in all, it would be a mixed bag of good and bad. On an unrelated note, I always pictured the movie as being animated, though that is more of a personal disposition. I've always felt that Fantasy and SF were better suited to animation since their are far fewer limitations. Plus Roshar has a lot more weird locations and fauna that require a lot CG anyway

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Backup plan (Mistborn spoilers)
« on: January 22, 2011, 03:54:10 AM »
While it's true that Ruin needed to be free to exert any actual control over creatures like the Koloss or the Inquisitors, he was still able to move things along fairly well without just body jacking someone.

Remember he manipulated Vin into freeing him, manipulated Vin's mother into spiking and played Zane fairly well with his "You are insane" God voice. Ruin could certainly effect people without being freed, it was just more of a subtle game.

It would make sense that he would be slowly pushing the Inquisitors to take more control of the church since in the final empire the church is basically government. Additionally, Inquisitors have a much larger number of Hemalurgic spikes than anything else, so it's possible that Ruin could speak to them more or grant greater influence. I'm not entirely sure what Ruin would have done with control of the church, it just seems like he was kind of betting on the long shot with Vin killing TLR and then releasing the Well's energy. It makes sense that he would have a back up plan to use Vin even if she died

Brandon Sanderson / Backup plan (Mistborn spoilers)
« on: January 21, 2011, 06:06:10 AM »
So as I reread The Hero of Ages I was struck with an odd though concerning The Lord Ruler and Ruin. TLR knew that Ruin would try something to get at the well and was on the lookout for such plans. The idea of the Skaa rebels actually succeeding in killing him never crossed his mind. So I thought, what kind of plan did?

The fact that Vin was the person the Inquisitors were looking for seems a little to convenient, especially when you consider how mush effect Ruin had on her life. My idea was that the Inquisitor hunt for Vin was something of a front to keep her alive in Kredek Shaw where she could possibly get to TLR. But Ruin isn't something that just lets a plan like this go to waste. What if the Inquisitors running the church was Ruins backup plan if Vin failed. TLR thought that he could control the Inquisitors, so he really had no need to fear them. Ruin could have used their control of the church as a tool for inciting more rebellion, perhaps a full noble revolt due to being forced to put up with the much more deadly Inquisitor rather than the obligators.


Brandon Sanderson / Re: Thunderclasts *WoK Spoilers*
« on: October 17, 2010, 08:15:29 PM »
I wonder if there is a connection between Thunderclasts and the Awakened cretures of Warbreaker? What if breath and stormlight is the same energy source altered in distinct ways by the shards located on the planets. It would solve the problem of awakening stone requiring a huge number of breaths, since Stormlight is a more available resource, especially when you consider the implications of gemhearts

Brandon Sanderson / Re: knights radient
« on: October 17, 2010, 06:34:32 PM »
I wonder if Szeth's lack of a spren has to do with his Shardblade. We know that the blades changed after the knights gaave them up, since Dalinar said that he saw a light leaving them. Plus Syl said that she didn't like the blade and thought that Dalinar was better without it. So what if Szeth's lack of spren is due to the fact that he hold a "cursed" blade?

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