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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #315 on: October 10, 2008, 06:26:59 PM »
I would also like to remind everyone that elmandr1 is probably full of it. Like he would be on the forum after having received his copy instead of reading it. I did get a notification that mine is ready for pickup however. I might have to go home early.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #316 on: October 10, 2008, 06:42:48 PM »
...I'm just sad Amazon hasn't shipped mine yet.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #317 on: October 10, 2008, 06:53:52 PM »
I just checked my Amazon order and it shipped on the 8th!!  Of course, it is still estimated to arrive on the 15th, but at least it is in transit now.  It left Pheonix yesterday, so I hope it takes less than 6 days to get to my house.  Check out the new annotation when you get a chance.  EUOL links the mist spirit to the well.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #318 on: October 10, 2008, 07:20:19 PM »
Interesting. We always seem to talk about the mist spirit and its relevance to "Preservation", but not directly linking it to the Well. Maybe its like, the guardian of the Well?
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #319 on: October 10, 2008, 07:24:20 PM »
Or the guardian of the metal lake, I've posted my thoughts in the Ruin/Preservation thread.
My amazon copy says it's coming on the 14th... the day after I get back to school, so Iprobably won't get mine tioll the fifteenth or sixteenth (baH!)
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #320 on: October 10, 2008, 07:53:26 PM »
I just got a call from B&N... my book is ready for pick-up!!!

Only problem... I was expecting the book on the 14th... I get paid on the 15th and I currently only have $5. So much for floating a check, don't think it'll float til Wednesday. GAHH!

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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #321 on: October 10, 2008, 07:57:45 PM »
I had pitched the guardian theory before, but it could also mean that the Mist Spirit and the Well are of the same power.  That would mean that Ruin must have his own power supply somewhere, and that is what Marsh has been tasked with finding.  The well's power being released allowed Ruin to be free, but only the release of his own power will allow him to conquer.  Maybe.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #322 on: October 10, 2008, 08:05:33 PM »
I have an essay due Monday, and if it comes late Tuesday, then that will be just perfect. My only Wednesday class got canceled :D
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #323 on: October 10, 2008, 08:25:26 PM »
Its interesting thinking there is a link between the spirit and the well. It makes me think that perhaps the well is the source of all the powers we know of. Perhaps both Ruin and Preservation were born of the wells power at one point. I would have a hard time thinking that the spirit was a protector. I mean the only thing that it did was stab Elend and cause Vin too want to take the power and not release Ruin. In this case the spirit, Ruin and Preservation could have all come from the well. I mean the spirit didnt really guard the well it kind of came to Vin before she even went to the well. I dont know I never thought they were connected, forgive my rambling thoughts.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #324 on: October 10, 2008, 10:55:10 PM »
I'm not awake enough to make a comment on that. I think I'm just too paralyzed in excitement for the book that I can't make any more theories.

Though, in other news, in my Texts and Critics class, we had a day where we picked books that people HAD to read, and I brought in Mistborn. Now I'm buying several copies for the class to read :P Did you know that if you buy four Mistborn paperbacks, you get one for free? I certainly didn't, but now I do.

So I might have just bought six more copies of Mistborn. You know, to get the free shipping on Amazon. ...Totally worth it.
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« Reply #325 on: October 10, 2008, 11:20:19 PM »
Thats cool. A class discussion on Mistborn would be interesting.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #326 on: October 10, 2008, 11:24:41 PM »
Haha, I don't know if we'll have time in the schedule for that, but I'll definitely hunt them down afterwards, though to ask what they think.
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #327 on: October 11, 2008, 06:28:17 AM »
Next theory:

Wouldn't the Lord Ruler try to actively eliminate the Terris Prophecies from existence? Could this be why there is very little evidence for them anymore?
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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #328 on: October 11, 2008, 07:56:27 PM »
That would go with his trying to eliminate all the keepers, who had said knowledge. Also we should remember that 1000 years is a really really long time. Tons of knowledge has been lost in the real world in that period of time. Granted, this storyline has Keepers and such, but you notice we haven't heard anything, hardly, of all the other prophecies from the other cultures. Which were referred to by Tindwyl in WOA.

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Re: The Countdown
« Reply #329 on: October 11, 2008, 08:26:48 PM »
Sorry i haven't been posting lately...i'm two hundred pages in! It's Awesome!
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