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Your search for the tag 'brandon's favorites' yielded 13 results

  • 1

    Interview: Mar 7th, 2014

    Question (Paraphrased)

    Eighth—Favorite character from Stormlight and why?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Obligatory 'like picking a favorite child'.

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 7th, 2014

    Question (Paraphrased)

    Eleventh—Who's your favorite Firefly character?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Wash.

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  • 3

    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    Favorite Order of the Knights Radiant?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'd probably be a Bondsmith. Though becoming a Bondsmith is hard, I don't know if I'd make it.

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  • 4

    Interview: Dec 6th, 2014

    Question

    Who's your favorite side character?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    That's a hard one, but I might have to say Syl. Or Wayne! He's just so much fun to write. Oh, and about him, look out for intentional misspellings in Shadows of Self. My alpha readers skipped completely over them!

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  • 5

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2014

    Question

    Who is your favorite character you've written, if you had to pick one?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That's a hard question, I can't pick a favorite character. Dalinar is what I normally say, just because I've been working on him the longest. Honestly, I don't know. It's whoever I'm working on at the time.

    Question

    Dalinar is a good character, I like Kaladin a lot too.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Kaladin has really worked out well. It's interesting because Kaladin-- the first time I wrote The Way of Kings, in 2002, did not work and I had to rip him out and try a completely different personality and things for him. So it's cool to see it finally working.

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  • 6

    Interview: Sep 4th, 2014

    Question

    What is your favorite color?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Maroon.

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  • 7

    Interview: Jan 8th, 2015

    fletchershair

    Out of all your characters, who would you most want to be like, personality-wise?

    Brandon Sanderson (Paraphrased)

    Dalinar.

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  • 8

    Interview: Jul 29th, 2006

    Brandon Sanderson (Chapter 34 Part 2)

    Kelsier saving Elend in this chapter was indeed something of a homage to LES MISERABLES. It is one of my favorite classics, and Elend's own character—with his group of idealistic noble friends—was partially inspired by Marius and his cohorts. I wasn't originally going to have Elend in this scene, but I decided to throw him in and give Kelsier the opportunity to save him, partially as an inside reference to the story that inspired him, and partially to let Kelsier do something truly selfless as a final send-off before he died.

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  • 9

    Interview: Jul 29th, 2006

    Brandon Sanderson

    We get a quick Elend Scene here. This is the best I could do for a climax for him, since he really doesn't have much of a part in the book. (I think he only gets three viewpoints or so.) Considering the limited time, I think this is a fairly good character climax for him. He gets to stand up to his father and try to put some of his beliefs into action. One of my favorite lines is when he's sitting and thinking about the realities of a skaa rebellion, only to realize that he's on the wrong side.

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  • 10

    Interview: Jul 29th, 2006

    Brandon Sanderson (Chapter 38 Part 1)

    Vin's entrance here is one of my favorite scenes in the book. Short, but very cinematic. It brings together all of the best images in the book—Allomantic pushes, stained glass, swirling mist, and the mistcloaks.

    The cloaks are something I really wanted to do. I realize that some readers have trouble imagining them the right way, but I wanted something distinctive for the mistborn to wear. Regular cloaks and capes are nice, but I wanted something that I could make my own, and the multi-layered tassel thing seemed to fit very well with the mist theme.

    As I mentioned earlier, I tend to multiply viewpoints near the end of books. Kar's viewpoint here is another one—I knew I wanted to be outside of Vin's head for the entrance here so I could describe it properly. Plus, this let me show how Inquisitors see.

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  • 11

    Interview: Jan 6th, 2015

    Question

    Which is your favorite Epic to write?

    Brandon Sanderson

    To write? Obliteration, because he's creepy in the way I like people to be creepy.

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  • 12

    Interview: Mar 12th, 2015

    francosantos (Reddit)

    Do you have a favorite character? (Of your own works).

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit)

    I am usually befuddled by this question, as I tend to not play favorites. It's whoever I happen to be writing at the moment.

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  • 13

    Interview: Mar 12th, 2015

    Mazrim_Tiem (Reddit)

    Thanks for jumping on today Mr. Sanderson!

    I just wanted to pop in and say you're one of the reasons I even read Wheel of Time. When I heard you were finishing the story up, I decided to take six months to read it. All I can say is thank you for finishing what Robert Jordan set out to do.

    I guess since I'm here, I'll ask:

    Which Wheel of Time character is your favorite now, and which one do you feel you identify with most?

    Thanks again for doing this AMA, can't wait to meet you someday!

    Brandon Sanderson (Reddit)

    It was an honor.

    My favorite now, after actually finishing the series, is Mat. But my favorite all time is Perrin, and he is the one I identify with the most.

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