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platero
Sep 11, 2001

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HeroOfTheRevolution posted:

I like how Sanderson gets cut off by someone while driving and in his road rage writes a superhero novel.

It's hard for me to be surprised any more by his writing output. I mean, his idea of taking a break from writing a book is to write a different book. He's a machiiiiiine.

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platero
Sep 11, 2001

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Cartoon Man posted:

Now that Brandon is finally finished with WOT, you would think the man would take a long rear end well earned vacation.


Nah.


:what:

Him livestreaming the writing process is going to look like a hacking scene in any cheesy tv show or movie, only it is real life.

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Sep 11, 2001

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pakman posted:

I finished Warbreaker a few days ago, and I enjoyed it. One can definitely tell that it is an early novel. However, I did think that it was a little predictable, in that I knew Lightsong was going to eventually heal Susebron, but I just didn't know the circumstances. I really was not expecting Bluefingers to be the actual traitor, however. I really was hoping it would be the priests.

I really feel like the ending was set up so he could eventually write a sequel, too. I would definitely like to explore some of the other continents and characters like Vivenna and Vasher.

edit: didn't catch a glaring error when I posted this, and I apologize.

I finally convinced my wife to read Warbreaker recently, so now I have non-Internet people to talk to when I want to gush about Brandon Sanderson, and my "Sanderson Avalanche" phrase will make sense.

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Sep 11, 2001

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Eric the Mauve posted:

Yeah, I know about Time Lord Hoid. That's not what I meant, of course. I always wonder if there are a bunch of people out there who love the Sanderson Humor Outlet Character or if it's just a bit of authorial self-indulgence. Not that there's anything wrong with that; he's Brandon loving Sanderson after all.

Dad jokes man, dad jokes.

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Sep 11, 2001

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Gamesguy posted:

Goddamn legion was such a tease.:(

Brandon Sanderson is like a Terminator, only he's here to write awesome stories instead of stopping Sarah Connor. He doesn't get tired, he doesn't take breaks, he just writes wonderful fantasy/scifi.

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Sep 11, 2001

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Mahlertov Cocktail posted:

Listened to Legion today. Fun book, though I think it would've worked better if it had a little more time to flesh everyone out.

Well shoot, there's only 3 actual characters, right ;)

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Sep 11, 2001

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keiran_helcyan posted:

Sanderson seems to love groan-inducing, lame, Dad humor. It's an acquired taste.

Dad jokes are the best jokes.

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Sep 11, 2001

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Thalamas posted:

I thought Steelheart's weakness was that the weapon needed to be passed through the body of another Epic. Dad shoots Deathpoint and it passes through and scratches Steelheart. Thought in the final fight someone would put a bullet/Prof would put a sword in Nightwielder and it would pass through and kill Steelheart or something. Boy, was I wrong.

Also, I enjoy Sanderson's sense of humor - even Shallan. Then again, I have a terrible sense of humor.

jneer posted:

I thought Shallan was obnoxious and unfunny in the worst way in the beginning, but then, I think that was the point. As the book progressed you can notice that she holds her tongue more and more in social situations and grows up in general.

It's not like Sanderson is incapable of writing genuinely witty dialogue - the Lightsong character in Warbreaker had some great one-liners.

Dad jokes best jokes.

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Sep 11, 2001

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Cicero posted:

PSA: Noted Sandersonlike Brent Weeks released The Broken Eye yesterday (book 3 of Lightbringer). Haven't finished it yet but the first two were good.

I'm in the same spot. I got the email notification that it was delivered to my kindle, I've been burning through it. Really good stuff.

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Sep 11, 2001

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Evil Fluffy posted:

Now I don't know if I want to read it or try holding out until the book releases. :ohdear:

I'm not reading it, and I'm also going to peace out of this thread until the book comes out. My willpower isn't strong enough to deal with temptation.

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