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Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Love Goodreads
« on: August 06, 2010, 09:48:53 PM »
Woot. Awesome. I should really stop walking into my house after work expecting it to be there, waiting.. in all it's glorious glory.

Yeah, I don't have eidetic memory like Shallan (sadly), but I try my best.  ;D

There's a good bit of visual concept work that I did for Brandon early on which will probably never see wide release until someone gets around to assembling an Art Of book, which I should think will be a few years down the line. Though if you can make it to Dragon*Con you might be able to get a glimpse or three.

I have a make shift book binder in my closet I made out of left over wood and 2 clamps and some Gorilla Glue for the binding. Send em all my way, I'll make the art book and keep it for myself. Bwahaha!  >:(

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Love Goodreads
« on: August 05, 2010, 11:17:47 PM »
I had totally forgot about that. Thanks!

Quite welcome.  :D

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Love Goodreads
« on: August 05, 2010, 06:18:47 PM »
Can anyone tell me what the email said or what you need to do to give goodreads your mailing address? I still haven't got a hold of them but I did win.  It shows that I won. 

Congratulations CreativeVortx!

You are one of our First Reads lucky winners! You will soon receive a
free copy of The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive, #1) in the mail. Please allow a few
weeks for shipping.

Don't forget to add the book to your Goodreads currently-reading
shelf, and we encourage you to also add it to a "first-reads" shelf when you are done reading. Posting a review is optional, but please keep in mind that
reviewing the book is in the spirit of First Reads. Publishers provide
free copies to Goodreads in hopes of getting early feedback about the
book. First Readers who post reviews are also more likely to win free
books in the future!

If you have further questions, please contact Tor Books,
who listed this book for giveaway.
Goodreads is not involved in the shipment of books to winners. Books usually arrive within 4-6 weeks.
If you've waited more than 30 days, visit the Giveaway Details page to let us know you haven't received your copy.

Other then that there isn't much info. All the address info you had to input when you signed up for the give away if I recall correctly.

I entered the giveaway, but did not win.  I found it highly peculiar that about 25% of the winners had like zero books read or shelved on their account.   It seems like they just basically signed up just so they can enter the contest.   I don't see how someone who just signed up has priority over me.  The drawing isn't completely random, goodreads does have criteria they go by.

Aparently they do go to the people who have reviewed books in the past as their winners. I've been on goodreads for a good couple of years... reviewed only like.. 5 books in length so that's all the info I can give you. Not an AVID user of but I also didn't sign up just for the contest.

Random idea One: this book will deal with only 4 shards/powers.

I think there will be more then 4 shards in the series. Touching on the 4 shards that are mentioned in the quote makes sense for the first section of world building.

3 of Sixteen Ruled.   this implies (to me, it might not to you) that After the Shattering, a few of the Shards Got together, and watched over this section of the Universe.  But, they got Defeated by a 4th Shard, the "Broken One" who now rules this world (Like Ruin was planing on).  which is also just a cool idea, :D

I got this too. But I don't think they are defeated. Merely pushed back, much like Ruin was being held back by Preservation. I think the 3 shards are still there, churning out their magic, scheming to try to remove the "Broken One" from damning their world.

I also think that the storms are shard related. We've seen that shards are able to effect the world they exist in (ie. Ruin and the ash). If a single shard is trying to rule a world, what better way to do it then to control the environment.

ANOTHER thought: The Spren are shard related in that they are possibly the 3 shards that are being suppressed by the Broken One and are trying to communicate with somebody (ie. Preservation and the mist image) to help bring their plans to the forefront.

Now my only problem with these two ideas is that I have examples of them in Brandon's previous works, and seeing as Brandon has learned a lot since Mistborn or Elantris he will probably choose not to relive the same plot points for his epic.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: I Love Goodreads
« on: August 04, 2010, 09:22:05 PM »
It seems like there are a TON of ARCs of Way of Kings that were made.  I wonder how many there were and if that is the standard number for books being published.  I've heard all kinds of people talking about them and giveaways and such for this book but rarely hear about them for others.

I was also wondering how many were out there and how many have been distributed to the general public.. would like to know what my ratio is. Am I getting 1 out of 400.. 1 out of 1000.. are they numbered? Lets turn this into a collectors item! Might have to get the ARC signed too because it's just that cool.  :D

I did! And I've already paid for my 2 copies of the book for the Provo signing :D

You already got in the the mail too? It said to expect up to 2-3 weeks for delivery. Guess they over exaggerated that a little.

Brandon Sanderson / I Love Goodreads
« on: August 04, 2010, 05:06:48 PM »
I was one of the lucky 200 out of 3450. But do not fear BS, for I still plan on buying a copy when you come down to San Diego! I'm here to help you rise to #1!

Very cool tho, that email right there made my week. Anybody else get a little lucky today?

Seriously, I could see an MMORPG made out of his Cosmere. I'd dump WoW in a second for that. I'ma start doing some character design and modeling Brandon! I'll send you the bill. (if nothing else I'll just mod Counter-Strike: Source or Baldur's Gate into "The Cosmere")

I saw no similarities. I think this is a stretch and you're just seeing archetypes.

I'm with Peter on this one guys. You can make this sorta statement about any similar group heist / hero / etc movie. (That's what inception is, a glorified heist movie. That's not an insult, I loved loved loved inception.)

Fun idea, not bashing the creative process of connection or anything. Just think it's a stretch.

Oh and yes did I mention that I loved inception enough that I've seen it three times so far. And (since the spoiler warning is in the title already and it's speculation) the top dropped. I'm convinced.

Now that this has been mentioned I keep thinking about decapitation by lashing. With enough exerted force it would just... pop. :shutter: I honestly don't think Brandon would get that graphic though. Or maybe he has a darker side we haven't seen that he must bring out in his epic.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 19, 2010, 05:58:54 PM »
The Name of the Wind is a great book but he has taken so long to churn out the sequel that I honestly can't recall most of it. Time for a reread before the second books release in March. One of the few books in the 1st person perspective that works for me. Very cool.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 16, 2010, 12:29:42 AM »
:nod: If my girl wasn't an avid reader like me i'd go insane. It's the only way I can get her to shut up sometimes. (meant in the nicest way possible, she talks a lot)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:53:17 PM »
Since we're making lists, and I have this love of making lists.. it's an issue, a list issue.

I have...

2 Final Empire (1pb, 1hc)
2 Well of Ascension (1pb, 1hc)
2 Hero of Ages (1pb, 1hc)
2 Warbreaker (1pb, 1hc)
1 Elantris (hc)

I have given as gifts...

6 Final Empire (4pb, 2hc)
4 Elantris (3pb, 1hc)
4 Warbreaker (hc)

So I think I've done my part.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: The Paolini Takedown Challenge
« on: July 13, 2010, 08:47:49 PM »
I finished the trilogy (the cycle thing is never gunna happen, it's a trilogy of ultimate lack of ending) and I felt Brisingr was better then Eldest but still wasn't all that great. Kid really shoulda taken those classes.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Magic of the Stormlight Archives
« on: July 12, 2010, 07:48:25 PM »
I caught the sarcasm. It was pretty thick in my opinion.

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