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  1. I didn't notice a lot of the neurodivergent characters at first, but now that I know what to look for it's super easy to see how Kaladin has depression and such. My favorite representations are Vin (who has some anxiety/PTSD symptoms that are familiar to me from my own experience) and Shallan (because she gets to be an artist and kick butt and have a mental illness and have an awesome guy stand by her and so I can do all those things too). Someday, if I ever meet Sanderson, I want to thank him for writing all these awesome characters.
  2. In Traitor: Xire: yes. She was enslaved as a gladiator and taught herself to shut down her emotions to deal with it. She's very practical and survival oriented, so she would not hesitate to kill again if it seemed necessary. Tirin: yes. He got into a fight with his father and it escalated to violence. It seriously screwed his life over and messed up his self-perceptions. He regrets it and sees himself as irredeemable. He doesn't want to kill anyone else, but since he already has blood on his hands sees it as selfish to avoid necessary violence. Isar: not consciously. there's some weird possession stuff going on with this one 🙂 Shae: no, but she would. She tried to kill her best friend because she testified against Shae's brother. She failed, but would try again given the opportunity. Well, actually, she did make a giant sinkhole and probably killed a few soldiers that way, so I guess the answer might be yes. No regrets on her part. In Ashes Fall Down: Blaze: yes. He's a soldier, so he's killed people in battle. Evahn: no, and she probably couldn't. Given that she already blames herself for several hundred deaths, most specifically the death of her bodyguard. Actually killing someone else would wreck her.
  3. The big one in Ashes Fall Down would be the enemies-to-lovers romance. I'm really excited to play with that trope a bit. As for Traitor... rebellious, privileged female protagonist reacting against sexism, former slave who has to be a hero, convicted murderer saves the world... (is that a trope? I have no idea.)
  4. I finally know! Here's my pitch: It’s been five years since a military coup overthrew Evahn’s father and sent her running for her life. Five years since she’s set foot in the Dragonhorn. Five years can change a lot. Except it hasn’t: not really. Life has gone as usual – maybe even a little bit better – and no one really seems to care about the disinherited daughter of a deposed tyrant. Evahn’s only allies are the remnants of her father’s elite Dragonguard shock troops, now decimated from a five-year war of attrition. But the Dragonguard might be the bad guys, their leader still sees her as a spoiled, tempestuous brat, and her father’s usurper seems disarmingly benevolent. Evahn just wanted her country back. Why does it have to be so complicated?
  5. sneaks out of her hole in the ground Hi! Nice to see new people! I'm a little bit of a ghost on the forums right now because of school haha. I hope you like it here!
  6. Hey, nice! I've been studying kung fu for the last two-ish years. I learned how to use a Chinese broadsword over the summer. Do you remember what style you practiced?
  7. Hello hello! Your hobbies sound like mine. Nice to meet you!
  8. https://nanowrimo.org/participants/lskohn I'm lskohn on NaNo (note: that's a lowercase "L" not an uppercase "i")
  9. I want to update my wordcount! username: mathgnome words written: 29,702 is this your new total or the words to add? words to add/i]
  10. Oh hey, I just got Truthwitch! Haven't read it yet; I'm still rereading The Way of Kings
  11. I was literally just thinking about this last night with regards to Star Wars, particularly the end of Revenge of the Sith. I guess I'll put a spoiler tag...? So apparently that's how I'd rewrite Star Wars.
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