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Brandon Sanderson / Re: COVER ART
« on: September 02, 2009, 01:48:53 AM »
I understand what your saying but I also disagree. Warbreakers cover was great and the video showing the guy painting it was crazy. Not only that but the cover art for HoA was also amazing.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Making a mistcloak!
« on: September 02, 2009, 01:45:25 AM »
I really just kind of skimmed this thread so forgive me if someone has said this already. This topic has been discussed at some length before. I always saw a mistcloak as being more like a ghillie suit that a soldier would wear. I mean they serve the same purpose right? So I looked at it more as having many small tassels instead of many long tassels. I think if you searched for instructions on how to make a ghillie suit then it would give you some good ideas. I have made a ghillie suit in the past and it worked quite well.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Elantris vs. Mistborn *Spoilers*
« on: September 02, 2009, 01:35:09 AM »
I think in any battle with Feruchemists, it depends on how much stores they have.

In this case I don't entirely agree. I feel that the amount of stores a Feruchemist has available is important, it is also important how a feruchemist deals with not having enough stores. Look at what Sazed did when Tensoon broke him out of the kandra jail. He didn't have his metalminds so he used available sources of metal to change his current weight and speed by filling the bars and the lock. So say a feruchemist was out of his available stores. It would then be up to how they used their ability to store and draw at the same time. Just like a Mistborn it would become a more give and take type of fighting with excessive multi-tasking. They would be forced to maybe store weight to give them more speed then tap that weight when delivering a blow. It would be hard but I could see it being possible.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Favourite book
« on: August 28, 2009, 05:18:48 PM »
I like where your going. I agree that the growth of the main characters had a lot to do with my love of FE.

 I will have to respectfully disagree with your magic system statement. I was refreshed with systems of magic that had rules and limitations. Although I love WoT and many other series with all encompassing magic systems, they seem to lack any kind of logical base. In reality, the longer one works with a magic or the more naturally talented one is means they can do practically anything. I'm not the biggest fan of magic that has no end. Wot and the One Power, Sword of Truth and "Additive and Subtractive" even the Belgariad with the "Will and the Word". Of course there are many more examples those are just a few of the more well known ones. Although it seems strange that rules can be refreshing, in this case I find it to be true.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Favourite book
« on: August 28, 2009, 04:10:52 PM »
Come on people. HoA was fantastic but would it have been so good had not FE been amazing first. I mean I've re-read that book twice and I find myself not wanting to skip a word and that's rare for me.

Alright so I will respect opinion here and just say that FE was eye opening for me. The drastically different magic systems and the amazingly interesting characters just threw me for a loop. I will always think of that as one of my favorite books of all time.

Rants and Stuff / Re: All Things Username
« on: August 28, 2009, 04:01:03 PM »
Just gonna list a couple off here and be aware that most of these are gamer names.

Paranoia- I thought I was cool and that I was so good that I caused Paranoia in others who played against me. Unfortunately it proved to be untrue.
Blitzchlag- Given to me from one of my old friends, means lightningbolt in German to the best of my knowledge
CrazyLlama- Attempt at being creative

For the last few years I have used GreenMonsta for everything. Sometimes with numbers sometimes without. Seems easy and lets some people know where I'm from with out asking (only if they are baseball fans). I like to support the team and everything (in this case the Red Sox). Its kind of a Boston pride thing. May seem stupid but its good enough for me.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Happy Things 2009: We're Still Here
« on: August 28, 2009, 03:51:32 PM »
I'm happy that I'm starting a new job soon that will significantly increase my income. Yay for more money.

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles IX: Still Without a Title
« on: August 28, 2009, 03:49:44 PM »
Forget my last post about there being good politicians. I'm going with Silk on this one.

Andrew whats the deal guy? There is certainly no need for you to give reasons why Chaos would or could "destroy" me. I mean I am out of practice and everything but at least leave me some hope. I'm fairly sure that I backed you during a certain election some time ago and even though you lost I was a pretty strong supporter of yours, thanks for backing me up.

About post counts, Andrew you missed the days where we would post around a hundred posts a day on this thread. Those days really helped everyone with their levels. I remember spending days at work writing about snowsports and pine trees, the coalition, gathering doom and battling Chaos. Crazy times.

I can also understand your current "depressed" state. I would be depressed too if I was only a level 15. Sorry buddy.

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles IX: Still Without a Title
« on: August 27, 2009, 11:42:54 PM »
Well I don't know if Chaos being ahead of me should be bothersome. I mean I am a "Victorious Mercenary" so doesn't that me that I win?? Either way I doubt I could catch him again with all the time I have spent away.

I dont know if "Good Politician" is an oxymoron. I mean there are politics in almost everything. I'm sure that some form of politician is good. We all do things we dont want to do sometimes to get to what we do want. Isn't that what politicians do? Just a thought, though you may be right.

I may stop by more often with "Gathering Storm" coming soon.

So look at it this way. TLR created inquisitors as his tool right? He used them as his Gestapo in controlling the Final Empire. Also he never completed them. He held back additional spikes and powers from them to keep them within his control. Just like all the creatures he created, there was a fail safe. I'm assuming that TLR held back the additional spikes because he was wary of Ruin's influence. He was obviously aware that Ruin could still do some things even though he was imprisoned (hence the caches and the notes in steel). By only allowing the inquisitors to have only so much power he made it possible for himself to intercede should Ruin ever gain enough influence to take control of an inquisitor. Pull the lynchpin and the Inq. is done for. You can see the changes in the Inq.s between books two and three. In WoA the Inq.s all had the same pins and the same abilities (undercontrol of TLR). In HoA the Inq.s began to get additional pins making them stronger and more powerful, they also added protective plates to protect weaknesses (under control of Ruin).

As to Vin's earring. I think that her mother used it on Vin's sister during the murder. I'm not sure if it was the murder weapon. That would take talent.

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles IX: Still Without a Title
« on: August 27, 2009, 11:18:32 PM »
Wow. You crazy kids are still going strong. Thats good to see. This is the first time I have logged on in months and I see a reference to the coalition with-in the last 7 posts. I almost wish I had the time to come by more often. Looks like I'm missing some good acting conversation.

Rants and Stuff / Re: These Stupid Titles IX: Still Without a Title
« on: April 29, 2009, 10:37:08 PM »
Well well well. Look at you Shag. I guess I have missed a bunch. Now that your famous and practiced at your art, maybe its time we have a little test of skills?? I don't know, say. . . .  cross blades at dawn perhaps? No but really, I have missed a good amount. I have like two weeks worth of reading just to catch up.

Books / Re: What are you reading, part 3
« on: March 26, 2009, 12:58:19 AM »
I just started reading my second non-fiction book. The first being Band of Brothers. This one is quite different, very interesting so far. Its Emergency by Neil Strauss. So far its pretty good so we will see how it end up.

Rants and Stuff / Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« on: March 25, 2009, 01:03:42 AM »
I know I'm late but I'm gonna jump on the whole snow rain thing anyway.

My "Opinion" is that over all snow is much worse than rain. Here is why I think so.

Now although snow is pretty right when you wake up and look outside and its pristine, that gets "nullified" the second I have to start doing manual labor just to go to work and do more labor.

Snow more often than not comes with our friend ice. Ice is not very nice because it creates danger everywhere. For people walking, for cars driving, for flat roofed homes, for road conditions, for water pipes. Ice just stinks.

Now although the argument that rain floods cities and causes deaths is valid to a degree. Snow is no friendlier. I mean, snow is cold. That pneumonia thing you mentioned kills people all the time, mainly the old and very young. Not very nice. Also the poor and homeless die from the snow every year.

Snow also creates conditions where flooding is worse. Have you ever seen a snow storm turn to rain? The snow on the ground doesn't melt right away. All it does is block all the drains causing roads to flood and become dangerous.

I will also be cursing the rain when the summer is here. I mean we all like it on a warm sunny day (or most normal people do) but I would much rather rain than snow anytime. Snow is cool for the first five minuets. After that Its nothing but a headache. I have also been a mechanic and I have experienced snow dripping on you all day. Have fun wearing a jacket while working on a car. You can but sometimes you cant and even if you can your constantly touching cold metal that just makes you cold. Second even if your shop is heated you have to open the bay doors sometime, and when you do it cold.

So I'm sorry to say here Shag but this is one of those things you will probably change your mind on when your old enough to drive and your out of school.

Everything Else / Re: Interesting stuff found on the Internet
« on: March 20, 2009, 01:41:20 AM »
Those were good. I've seen most of them before but not all of them. I have to agree with Ook and say that I think they were all real. I didn't see anything too crazy to believe. Maybe the one where the car rolls over but that looked real enough and if it hit something solid like it appeared to then I could see that happening, they hit something then stepped on the throttle. Maybe next time they should step on the brake.

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