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Brandon Sanderson / Re: Mistborn movie
« on: May 18, 2011, 06:03:16 AM »
Christ, this thread is, like, 2 years old...

...and I still fell for it xD

Hahahahahaha, when I saw this bumped I had to see if someone did.  You, sir, made my night :)

I'm actually theorizing at the moment that the bargain the Heralds made for their power wasn't with Almighty. I don't really have a basis for that, except for the vague feeling that a deal made with a power for good shouldn't send its champions to a place of eternal torment for long periods of time.

Good point.  But that leads us to the question, who did they bargain with?

It seems the only conclusion you could get to is Odium, but we aren't sure of the chronology I guess.   This makes me think that he came to them at some point,and  made a deal with them BEFORE he actually stayed on Roshar permanently.  Therefore they would be Heralds of Odiums coming.  Unless I missed something, what else would they be heralding?  The 3 (I think its 3) other Shards on Roshar have all been there for awhile, I can't see how the Heralds would then be heralding any of them.  It just leaves me to believe that they are really Heralds of Odium (maybe before they realized the extent of his plans, or evil).

I'm really liking this thread :)

Brandon Sanderson / Re: maybe
« on: May 18, 2011, 05:37:45 AM »
Brandon has always talked about "spiritual DNA" in relation to allomancy. Not sure what that means but it does seem to indicate that it's got something to do with the soul.

Yeah, the "soul" would definitely be the most fitting thing for "spiritual DNA".  I wonder if all of his magic systems are also based around "spiritual DNA".  I would say that all of the Mistborn ones do, because they are closely linked with each other, but what about the Dor or the system in Warbreaker (its been awhile since I read it, I forget what its called exactly).

Maybe there is a "deeper" connection between the Shards and their magic systems, and humans.  For some reason this makes me think of demigods, like Preservation creating kids with a human.  Obviously this isn't true, but for some reason thats what I think of haha.

This is really cool, I hang around these forums a lot, and I haven't seen many "video game" interpretations of Brandon's work.  I'm a huge fan of this, and I think it actually looks pretty accurate (obviously making a mod of a game doesn't give you the full detail you'd like, but you get what I mean).  I don't actually own SW:BF2 on the PC, I think I have it lying around for the original XBOX.  Sorry I can't try it out, but keep up the work!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: maybe
« on: May 11, 2011, 11:54:46 PM »
I'm not sure I understand, but this has potential to be interesting!  Haha

Brandon Sanderson / Re: WoT Myrddraal questions
« on: May 05, 2011, 06:05:48 AM »
This is a pretty cool theory, and I'm really curious what the answers will be.  I'm guessing Peter will see this thread, and become interested and then ask Brandon (unless Peter already knows, in which case we might just be finding out a lot of this in the last book).

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Don't listen to the jerks
« on: April 16, 2011, 06:23:48 AM »
There are always haters out there. I don't see why you let them get to you. They are in the minority. Just ignore them. Didn't Brandon say he was starting on Book 14 January 1st? He wrote the Mistborn book last year. He is also a known and diagnosed workaholic.

Also, note... it is much better for the last book to be great than it is for it to be out fast. If he spends more time on it, it gets polished more. Anyone remember how there was talk of a Robert Jordan documentary and it was going to be called The Wit of the Staircase. This means that you have your best ideas when you are coming down the staircase. Or doing something other than working.

Why let this get to you? I am one of those WoT fans that is half dreading the last book. Then it will be over. I am about the same age and Brandon and started reading WoT in High School. I remember when one of the books came right around my college finals. I read the book instead of studying. I don't want it to be over. It will probably take me months to make it through the last book since I don't want it to end.

I don't know why people even bother getting upset over this.

100% agree, its going to be depressing.  As part of the "new generation" of readers.  Seeing Harry Potter go by through my childhood, and then the final book arriving my Senior year of High School was just... depressing.  I read it in one sitting from 1~ am to noon.  It was nice to be done, but it was also depressing to know I'd never read anymore of it.

Long book series are like going on the journey with no goal in mind.  The desire comes from the journey itself, the sense of unknown ahead of you.  When the journey ends, you feel accomplished, but with a sense that you wish it would have lasted longer.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Something I just realized... (WOT)
« on: April 15, 2011, 01:40:29 AM »
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure he appears in addition to the ToM Prologue. 

*Possible Spoiler?*
I remember reading somewhere that there was speculation that Rand might try (or accidently) lock Fain into the Dark One's prison when he seals him away.  Maybe Rand thought about doing this in one of his PoV chapters, or maybe I read it online somewhere.  But I definitely remember seeing that it might be a solution to keeping the Dark One locked away.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« on: April 12, 2011, 07:25:29 PM »
Ugh, don't talk about the 4400 cancellation.  I was so mad about that for weeks.

Yeah, I'm excited for the Stormlight Archive to be my "decade long" journey, much like WoT has been for so many people.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« on: April 12, 2011, 12:38:20 AM »
The time between Stormlight books will give us plenty of opportunity to memorize and theorize.

Yes! This will be the first series that I began the day it was released (being a younger person), and I'm excited to see it all the way through.  Wheel of Time is bad enough, and I only started that after the 10th book was released.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Im pissed about stormlight archive.
« on: April 10, 2011, 09:22:15 PM »
I'd estimate at least 10-15 to finish the series.  Didn't Brandon say that he plans to do 2~ books in between each Stormlight book?  Like another Mistborn trilogy, sequels to Elantris and Warbreaker, and even new worlds.  I don't remember where I read it, but I'll look around to see if I can find a reference to 2~ books between each Stormlight one.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Vin vs. Quick Ben Final Match
« on: April 06, 2011, 08:22:23 PM »
The write-up struck me as odd, she was winning the entire time, even using Ben's own devices against him, and then suddenly she lost.  I understand this can really happen, but for the Championship match, it seemed kind of lame.  And also made it seem like Ben fluked the victory.

Oh well, vote for Vin!!!

Brandon Sanderson / Re: something suspicious
« on: April 05, 2011, 08:54:39 PM »
Possible Mistborn Spoiler Below:

And Ruin is technically alive throughout all of the Mistborn series, hes just basically imprisoned in Atium.  Right?  Preservation gave Ruin a little more influence on the world, but imprisoned him in the process.  So therefore the Shard doesn't have to be "dead" for the magic to be active.  Though it is an interesting theory.  Is it possible that there have been less people like Szeth and Kaladin since the Shard in charge of their powers is "dead"?  Is it dead?  This is a pretty interesting topic, I wish I had my book handy.

Brandon Sanderson / Re: Don't listen to the jerks
« on: April 03, 2011, 09:52:38 PM »
Yeah, I've been following his tweets and I'm amazed that he accomplishes as much as he does in a day.  I know if I tried to do this it would take me at least twice as long as Brandon and it wouldn't be half as meticulous.  The man is amazing!

Didn't you know?  Brandon's the one who holds the 16th shard, Creativity.

Somehow, we wouldn't really be surprised.

The fact that all Shards can "see the future" in some way, or to some degree is quite interesting.  It makes sense when you lay it out like it has been.

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