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Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOT Help
« on: January 25, 2009, 09:58:38 PM »
I've thought whether it would be possible to surround groups of Trollocs/Fades/bad-guys with gateways, then rain fire on them and force them through the gateways, where they would then end up either facing some monstrous force of in the middle of nowhere on like Tremalking or something.…

First, all the shadowspawn trollics, fades, etc.) would automaticly die upon entereting the gateways. So it would only apply to darkfriends. Moreover, its a rather complicated technique and you would have the obvious problem of having just invested an unprepared area with a lot of angry pissed-off darkfriends so any destination outside the blight or maybe the waste would be problematic.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WOT Help
« on: January 25, 2009, 04:36:21 AM »
I think that could be an interesting way to throw off attackers... just wash them away.

Possibly but it would be very tricky as the line of sight requirement to use the power would require the channeler to bein near approximity to the gate. A more interesting choice would be to open a gate, directly under the attacker, into inner space (the void).

Brandon Sanderson / Re: A Memory of Light
« on: January 25, 2009, 04:30:23 AM »
To Shaggy:

Its also quite possible that the Horn of Valerie is a red herring (we must remember it played no role at the end of the AOL) and will not have a significant role in AMOL at all.   RJ is said to have intended to have left certain subplots  unresolved in AMOL.  Moreover, we know he had intended to write an outrigger novel based 10 years after Tarmon Goidon centered on Mat and Tuon in which the Horn of Valeire could have played a part.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Brandon To Write Wheel of Time Book 12
« on: January 24, 2009, 11:30:43 AM »
As for your question, Shaggy, pardon my french is an old insult, insinuating that the French language itself is vulgar, therefore all vulgar words can be considered French. 

A further explaination:
"Vulgate" (a language that is derivative of Latin )  developed in Gaul (present day France) and is a mixture of latin with Germanic influences . It was the language spoken by the commen people in much of the western part of theRoman Empire by 350A.D. The educated  saw Vulgate as a corruption of Latin developed by those they considered at least half-barbarian. Thus the derivation of the word "vulger" ( uncouth  or "lowbrow") and the meaning of the offending phrase.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The coolest sword ever...Nightblood
« on: January 31, 2008, 01:16:30 PM »
Excaliber is the grandaddy of them all so it holds a special place. That being said the concept of a sword having a personality (and one of a serial killer to boot) is quite interesting. The sword becomes not only a tool but a chatacyer in the story itself.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Is this our B.S? - Premio UPC de Ciencia Ficcion
« on: January 06, 2008, 05:09:38 AM »
It is pronounced "yool" by the way, like the first syllable in "euology."

As in Evil Undead Over Lord-time greetings. ;D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Is this our B.S? - Premio UPC de Ciencia Ficcion
« on: January 05, 2008, 02:15:03 PM »
EUOL, all the cool kids call him that.

Pardon my ignorance but is EUOL an acronym? For What?

Rants and Stuff / Re: My Experience with Jury Duty
« on: January 05, 2008, 10:09:50 AM »
i'm a lawyer and have been called several times. For what I think are obvious reasons I have never been picked to serve on a jury but have had to wait to be dismissed. Not a biggy, plus It has given a slightly better insight on juorors. My father  in-law was picked to serve on a federal grand jury which he thought was fun, at least until he came to understand that it was going to sit for 18 months.  :-\

Rants and Stuff / Re: I feel like a massive tool because...
« on: January 02, 2008, 06:31:42 AM »
because  I am highly literate, have perfect taste, and am not dense at all, anyone who disagrees with me must do so because they are illeterate, dense, or have no taste, or possibly disagree with me just to be jerks. ;) ;) :D ;D :-* :-*

Cutting your arm to quiet the voices sounds a bit insane to be. But whether technically insane or merely unbalance the name is still quite ironic.


[Posed is the key word. Demandred doesn't have to pose as Taim if he really is him. just my 2 cents/b]

that's factually impossible. Taim existed prior to Demandred being freed from the Darkone's prison. Tthere was a Taim that was not Demandred therefore only way for Demandred to be Taim is to pose as him (either through the use of the power to hide his true appearence or because his soul transmigrated into Taim's body) but we have been told that Demandred has not posed as Demadred.  Hence, Taim and Demandred are, and always have been different persons.

the character zane is insane! The scene in which we see him meet with Straff for the first time, God's voice is constantly telling him to kill people. At one point he cuts his own arm to quiet the voice.

Does anyone else think that Brandon was being a touch to ironic by giving Elend's half-brother the name "Zane"? ;)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Question: Mistborn - Final Empire
« on: December 30, 2007, 05:49:44 AM »

How about this...perhaps there were mistborn gaurds at the pits...using allomancy outside of the pits didnt destory the crystals, Kelsier had to go into them to destroy them later, perhaps he had enough trace metals to kill off one of hte mistborn gaurds, catching him by surprise, and then taking his vials.

Why would Straff keep Mistborns at the pit when there was absolutely no evidence that it would be attacked. Would not Straff keep Mistborn close to him for protection unless he knew about a specific threat to the pits"

Rants and Stuff / Re: Ratlord's Pot of Volatile Opinions
« on: December 30, 2007, 02:30:37 AM »

I usually skip poetry (except nonsense verse). It's mostly boring. Perhaps someone could point me to some interesting lines and change my mind?

Try reading Edgar Allen Poe or Ezra Pound, their poetry (like the individuals themselves) is intense and a bit demented but never boring.

Also don't admit to  the fact that you "usually skip poetry.. It's mostly boring (even if you think its true) it leaves you wide open for a charge of being shallow. :o ;D

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