General Twitter 2017

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Zachery Farner

I tweeted Brandon and Peter last week about you writing a cosmere novel. Can you give an idea about what it would be about?

Isaac Stewart (Part 1/Part 2)

Hi! The book is already plotted, though it will have major changes before writing begins. Let me ask Brandon what I can say.

FYI, this might never happen. Even after the writing, the book will have to be very good before we'd ever release it.

Zachery Farner

Alright! Well we love your work and I for one can't wait to see more of it, whether it be drawn or otherwise!

Isaac Stewart

Thank you! I've thought some on this, and I think we're too early on to release details. When there is news to share, I will!

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Yata

Hi, the community has a [question], we have two WoBs: Shardblades can cut aluminum and Shardblades can't cut it. Which one is true?

Brandon Sanderson (Part 1/Part 2/Part 3)

Hm. Yes, I wondered last night if I'd ever answered this before. Truth is, the answer is contentious at Team Sanderson.

I've been pushing for one answer, but Peter (whom I trust) is pushing back. We will see what ends up in the books as canon.

Problem with magic like I do is sometimes you have to wait for the scientific consensus... :) Err on "no" for now.

Peter Ahlstrom (Part 1/Part 2/Part 3)

Oh, I think aluminum would stop Shardblades from magical cutting. But if it's too thin like foil, a sword...

...would cut it anyway. What I'm arguing is that something else that Shardblades don't cut doesn't need...

...to necessarily be made of aluminum, for various reasons.

Yata

For example Invested objects (metalmind,spike,etc) or polestones (from some SA's Quote) ?

Peter Ahlstrom

RAFO

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Argent

Hey, I am curious - have you and the rest of Team Sanderson figured out what the Dawnchant looks like in writing?

Isaac Stewart

There has been some discussion on this. :)

Argent

His coyness is rubbing off on you :) I wasn't trying to be sneaky though, legitimately just wanted to know if you guys have an idea :)

Isaac Stewart

I have some ideas. Nothing canon yet. :)

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Leinton

Who shaves Marsh's head? Is he able to see his hair well enough to do so? Does he have a barber?

JazzyKandra

Is it a matter of Spiritual Identity? Marsh sees himself as Ironeyes, like Kaladin sees himself as branded. Seems like similar things.

Peter Ahlstrom

I do not think it's like that for Marsh in this case, for various reasons.

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Overlord Jebus

Why does Vorinism use imperial instead of metric base ten?

Peter Ahlstrom

They don't really use imperial. The words don't mean quite the same thing. A foot or mile won't correspond to the exact same measurement.

Oversleep

But still, why don't they use a metric system? They're all about number 10.

Peter Ahlstrom

Who said they don't? The foot has ten inches.

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Also, why y'all are reading today's Oathbringer sample chapters, know that I wrote chapter one of the final Stephen Leeds (Legion) story.

David J Foster

Wait, the FINAL one? Are you really going to answer all the questions raised about his back story? Or is this just FINAL FOR NOW?

Brandon Sanderson

This one is back story focused.

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Wubdor (Part 1/Part 2)

Early in [The Well of Ascension], Vin calls duralumin the 14th metal. But at the end of [The Final Empire] only 12 are known to them, aluminum being the 12th.

Did they find out about electrum as the 13th (since it's in the Ars Arcanum), but didn't tell the reader? Is it intentional that duralumin is the 14th to them or was there a specific reason that electrum was never mentioned?

Peter Ahlstrom

Electrum was found between book 2 and 3. But they said 14th because of pairing.

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Joe ST

During a meeting [in Oathbringer] Janala acts as Teshav's assistant, but according to Words of Radiance, Teshav has an unnamed ward (during battle of Narak), is this Janala or someone else?

Peter Ahlstrom

Someone else.

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