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I am a newbie, be gentle.
« on: December 12, 2007, 05:19:39 AM »
I first heard of Brandon Sanderson earlier today.  Like many other people in the world the name was introduced to me with a particular recent announcement.  I was skeptical to hear that some individual I had never heard of would contribute greatly to AMOL.  But from fan reviews I have read of your works and just based upon the feeling I get about you I am pleased of the choise Harriet made.

I plan on picking up your works and giving them a go (though I may have to get through my current reading list). 

 A little about me:

I was introduced to fantasy at the age of 14 when I was in 9th grade (1994).  The author that opened my eyes was Terry Brooks.  Shortly thereafter I ventured into other series.  The most notable being WOT.  I have read books 1 - 6 3 times, books 7 - 10 2 times, and book 11 just once for now.

Over the past couple of years I have expanded my horizons by including more authors in my reading rotation (before I would tend to re-read books by a very few authors).  This was done because of the influence of posters on the Terry Brooks forums (which is also where I learned that you would be taking on AMOL).

All the best of luck to you.  It really seems like the fans that post here are family or friend.  This new fan hopes that he can be your friend someday as well  :)  San Tan Heights Ward represent!

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2007, 05:48:54 AM »
I'm not a family or friend, just a fanatic...  :) but they all seem pretty nice, even if they have a bunch of inside jokes  ;) Welcome! And I promise you you will become a fanatic too! I'm a big chicken when it comes to new fantasy authors, as IMO often times they fall painfully short. But Brandon is up there with the greats! I was thinking today how lucky I was to have a signed book by him cause I can see it --50 years from now-- Brandon Sanderson Dies at 93  ;) Fans and Authors mourn the passing of a man considered one of the greatest writer's of his genre. His books paved the way for many young writers to realize their dreams.--

you know, or something like that...

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2007, 06:35:40 AM »
Yeah.. I just stumbled in her Monday myself and wasnt going to read any of his works until after AMOL... but I failed miserably at that. So about 6 hours ago I downloaded version 3.0 of Warbreaker and I am now over halfway done with it. Quite captivating. I think I shall be making a run to the bookstore this weekend in search of his other works.
""Don't talk to me about nobleman," Vin said. "And don't say things about people you don't know.  You're no skaa-- you're just nobleman without titles." - Quote from Mistborn


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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007, 06:09:17 PM »
Woops, the format of this forum has confused me.  I thought that each author's section is an autonomous forum in itself (meaning that posting elsewhere in the forum may not be viewed by that author or his fans).  My apologies.

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2007, 06:47:43 PM »
sokay! You're much less annoying than a lot of newbies, just wanted to point you in the right direction!

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2007, 10:59:22 PM »
What are you saying SE? er-- I mean EES  ;)

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2007, 01:32:21 PM »
I didn't mean to imply anything at all.

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2007, 07:09:42 PM »
LOL

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007, 01:26:23 AM »
Yeah, because everyone knows SE absolutely loves newbies.
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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2007, 03:09:12 PM »
I'm nicer to newbies than many others.

I've decided that detached condescension is cooler than angry reprisals.

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2007, 07:59:38 PM »
...wow. I really hope I've been around long enough to not be considered a noob. You guys are scary.

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2007, 04:01:08 AM »
Yeah, SE... no one new here as ever felt out of place with you around...

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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2007, 05:14:59 AM »
wait.. you mean people can feel out of place around people here... **looks around nervously** would have never know
**goes back off to lurking**
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Re: I am a newbie, be gentle.
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2007, 02:54:55 PM »
if you really want, I can put you in your place. We used to reserve that for Entropy, but he hasn't been around too much lately.