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Re: The Cosmere

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:36 am

^ would like to do the same but I have to catch up on Mistborn D:
anyway, I just wanted to let out some thoughts here. This guy, Sanderson, I can't really put it into words correctly but I love his writng style, i mean I have read alot books before from alot different authors but he sets himself apart for many reasons. I really like his take on magic, character developement, villains, psychology of his characters, the philosophical questions he puts into his books, the subliminal critic and showcasing of todays governments, society,lifestyle, just everything. The Plot twists never seem to be boring or too much out of the blue there's always a good reason for them. There are so many little storiy threads going on at once and an answer to one mostly sparks more questions. It's incredible how he creates so many partys of different political interests without making them look dumb. I love how he can let every character have his inner monolouge,fears, questions...well personality.
I saw in english the Throne heir of Wager is called Elend, funny enough is that in german he is called Elant because Elend is a german word for misery.

Ok in here are major spoilers for the end of "Final Empire"
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I don't know if you guys listen to music while reading but I do it alot. For example for the way of Kings I listened to the Mass effect 3 OST (~3 hours on YT).
While reading the ending chapter of Final empire with the fight of Kelsier against the Inquisitor and later the "emperor" ( i have no idea what he is called in english), or better say right after the part where Kelsier died the Song "body and Blood" by Ghost came on and I had the feeling that it would really fit scene.

It's not really heavy so don't be shy. The Bands image is like about a church of Satan style, but anyway the song is rather churchy and kinda melancholic. Not all the lyrics are well fitting but I thought quite alot did fit.
In my head I had the images of a full place of people fighting and dying and then Kelsier's final stand and then the camera switched to Vin with a look on disbelief on her face while getting held back by her friends.
around 1:28 there's the first solo and it would completely shut out all the other sound of the battle and you would only see the facial expressions of people and their agony but not their screams and shouts. Everything getting a sad vibe to it.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my thoughts haha.
 
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Re: The Cosmere

Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:29 pm

Sarge posted a question in the chat.
We need to discuss the fact that only lighteyes in the stormlight archive have family names.

Lars-well, it#s the royal class
lik the royals in the mistborn series, they earned that right 1000 years ago

in the stormlight archive they have still alot separation with light eyyes from darkeyes. even a really low light eyes iis above high rank brown eyes
so they keep the right for last names to them
the rest are plebs

Sarge-Someone in the cosmere server just pointed out that skaa don't ahve last names either
Only Breeze has one and he's either half-noble or a noble in hiding.

lars-what I said
apparently he calls himself a skaa but Sazed even called him by his lastname si it should be a more official

Sarge-I wonder if it's a commentary on the nepotism of the ruling class.

Lars-I can't really say I know what neopotism means but I feel brandon sanderson put alot of low key critisizm,reflection and "theories and ideas" in his books. so I would say , yes.

sarge-nepotism is awarding favorable contracts, deals, jobs, and positions of power and authority to family members.
Basically, making sure your family always stays in power.

Lars-yes. okay.
MOSTBORN SPOILER! well, the highest ruler awarded 10 of his friends with those allomancer balls and thus the big families were born , they got a last name, theey made up the ruling glass for generations to come, so I think yes, it's a commentary on neopotism is going on in both universes/worlds

Sarge-hmmmm
I suppose that means we must ask who the lighteyes descend from

Lars-hmm good question
STORMLIGHT SPOILERS @Captain Raymond Holt maybe from stormlight users from the past. before the broke the pact and vanished. Moash's eyes turned bright after bonding with his shardplate. maybe modern lighteyes are descendens from Knights of the past. In one flashback Dalinar said he sawa army captain with dark eyes. so ther wasn't a separatio between them in old times but with the knights vanished the descendens from the knights claimed their rights of apparently beein g more important and mighty and so the brown eyes made into plebs and the lighteyes became the ruling class . also shardblade and plate only given to lighteyes so there could never be new lighteys claiming or power. moash,Kaladin will be first after centuries.
I hope I recalled all the facts all right.
 
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Re: The Cosmere

Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:43 pm

So is anyone currently reading Oathbringer? I'm hoping to get my hands on it soon but I wouldn't mind hearing some first impressions if anyone has any.
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Re: The Cosmere

Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:46 pm

Sarge and I both already finished it. It was Everything.
I messed with Duce and got banned. laugh at my expense...
 
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Re: The Cosmere

Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:09 am

3 Weeks later I can join this club haha.
hmmm...hmm. Yes, that is good. *happily humming*

Like DuckE and Sarge said, it's everything. The Story takes so many turns of events and has alot of ups and downs, moments to laugh,to be in awe or to cry and it's never boring. Every chapter is a Stormwall of information hitting you with answers and or questions. It's amazing. Storming good.

There are still a few questions for me but of course Brandon Sanderson won't tell you everything, there are more books to come.


II SPOILER II
On another note, like last time while listening to music I imagine which songs would be good OST material for cosmere books/films , or say "where could the fit in"
While I was listening to Iced earth the son V came up and it reminded me of spook in the third mistborn novel. The song is basically about guy fawkes in V for Vendetta but I thought it fits rather well on spooks mission to free the city and become the ne Hero for the people.
It's heavy Metal but no screaming or crowling, good ol' singing.(video below) I also got the lyrics for those who don't want to listen :P
His mind is worn and so tortured
Suffering was part of the plan
Blades flying swift with justice
Remember the idea not the man
Rising up from the fire
Unified to be free
Stoking our fears with their lies
You are the key
Sedated they kept us all dormant
Unknowing, our lives lived in vain
Like mindless drones we're devoted
We've welcomed our fate as their slaves
(Chorus)
Prepare for victory
Our minds have been awakened
Rid your life of tyranny
We are the resistance
No fear, stand tall
Resist
Tyranny falls
No lives, no war
Resist
Victory calls
Rising up from the fire
Unified to be free
Stoking our fears with their lies
You are the key
In the end we were coiled with the serpent
It took all we had to break free
Our victory, it came without violence
We vanquished, they fell to their knees
(Chorus)
Prepare for victory
Our minds have been awakened
Rid your life of tyranny
We are the resistance
No fear, stand tall
Resist
Tyranny falls
No lives, no war
Resist
Victory calls

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