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    Unworthy of Semiramis castor212's Avatar
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    funny because i actually did a reread yesterday and realize it actually have some shortcomings as well as the exciting parts

    may have rated it a wee bit too high
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    I dont get it
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    Could you elaborate? I'm not that big on Oathbringer either, but I can't quite put my finger on what bothers me, other than a general sense of dispersion.
    As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of solving approaches zero.

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    the bad parts for me are, if i have to put in words, would be "convenience" by rushing, i guess? things are moving kinda fast, which is ok on its own, but i feel like it wasnt foreshadowed, or not foreshadowed well and properly enough. the one i think is most glaring is when
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    evreybody get the dawnchant translation of how humans were the original voidbringers, and then the alliance almost immediately broke down. its a bit out of nowhere. not that its not realistic of a reaction and outcome, but i do feel that it couldve been burned slower and better.
    of course, its not the only criminal here. there are stuffs here and there that i felt slightly rushing it anc couldve been more properly foreshadowed. theyre all small things, really, but when added up it made a book that i thought to be "exhilirating" down to "p good".

    so those're not really a giant fault, not at all; theyre small, but theyre everywhere

    i think another problem is that sanderson crammed a lot of worldbuilding stuffs and materials, so much that it felt more like infodump. things may get foreshadowed in those infodumps, but more often than not its obscured by the overwhelming amount of theinfodump itself that it doesnt feel like proper foreshadowing. But this one is kinda an IMO.

    its actualy kinda hard for me to grasp too
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    I agree although I didn't have a problem with this bit:

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    evreybody get the dawnchant translation of how humans were the original voidbringers, and then the alliance almost immediately broke down. its a bit out of nowhere. not that its not realistic of a reaction and outcome, but i do feel that it couldve been burned slower and better.
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    It was clearly orchestrated by Mr. T; Kharbranth is a major scholarly power after all.

    Also, it was foreshadowed that he was withholding that info until the most devastating moment - both in-book where he and Adrotagia were following closely the progress of the Dawnchant translations, and in the cyphered Diagram epigraph in Words of Radiance.
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    Yeah, just that i thinknit could be handled better.

    Things are really jampacked in this series, most "interludes" kinda got forgotten over time for me lol
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    I'm about to just steal the book from my dad to read.
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    It's like if someone told me "make me a milkshake" and i was blind and they gave me the ingredients and I made a milkshake because milkshakes are good, but it turns out that milkshake was a bomb.

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    is your dad not done yet or smtg
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    Don't think he's even a quarter of the way through it.
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    Then I will ask that you pay closer attention
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    So if I'm reading this right DP is saying that the feature almost everybody hates that is bad and makes the forum objectively worse will never go away because that would negatively impact another feature that nobody has ever used and most likely never will use just in case someday, someone wants to use it. Is that right?
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    It's like if someone told me "make me a milkshake" and i was blind and they gave me the ingredients and I made a milkshake because milkshakes are good, but it turns out that milkshake was a bomb.

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