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  • 1

    Interview: Nov 8th, 2011

    Brandon Sanderson

    Watch for what happens when something leaves a bendalloy bubble.

    Footnote

    He later said "Ha, that won't make sense for about 10 books," leading many to believe this has to do with FTL travel.

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  • 2

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    Can you elaborate more on cadmium and bendalloy's effects? Like, if you're speeding up time, are you speeding up time for you in the bubble or what?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Anything in the bubble.

    17TH SHARD

    Okay.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    You create a space around you of sped-up space-time, and anything that gets in there moves more slowly. Like, let's say that I shot a bullet at you and you popped it with sped-up time. That bullet would move really slowly. Everything around you would be slowed. Ah, no, but you would be the same so when the bullet entered it would go the same speed that you are going, but once it's out, it's either faster or slower. Does that make sense?

    17TH SHARD

    Yeah, it does, it does.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Reversed, yeah. It can have some really powerful effects, but the problem is, you can't change anything. As soon as you get close enough to change it, it's in there with you. So, if you were using it the right way you could dodge bullets, as long as you were able to get it off before the bullet got too close to you, but that's hard to do.

    17TH SHARD

    Yeah, that would be the trick.

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    And, if you're the one who can slow time, you could get someone in your bubble and slow time, then let everyone else move more quickly around you, which, of course, takes a lot more practice to use. You've got to have a buddy who's outside the bubble but who you could stop, he could stop you, and we would see time move the same but everything around us would go super fast. If people were ready for that they could make use of it.

    17TH SHARD

    That has a lot of usesÖ

    BRANDON SANDERSON

    Yeah.

    Footnote

    This is made more clear in Alloy of Law.

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  • 3

    Interview: Nov 14th, 2011

    ericpeters (14 November 2011)

    You mentioned friday night in #Seattle Allomacy has "FTL" built into it, any more hints you can share on how that would work

    Brandon Sanderson (14 November 2011)

    It involves where the lost energy from thermodynamic issues goes in certain Allomantic interactions.

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  • 4

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2011

    Fejicus

    What would happen if you burned Duralumin and Bendalloy?

    Brandon Sanderson

    He gave us a big RAFO, and i think hinted at that it was going to play a part in future books, so its going to be important.

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  • 5

    Interview: Nov 19th, 2011

    Fejicus

    Is the size of speed bubbles affected by the strength of the allomancer?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

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  • 6

    Interview: Sep, 2012

    Kurkistan

    Time Bubbles:

    If you are standing inside of a time bubble, and throw a spear out of the bubble, what happens to that spear as it traverses the border of the bubble? Are different parts of the spear ever in different "time zones," going fundamentally different speeds?

    On that line of reasoning, what would happen to a train and its occupants if Marisi stood next to railroad tracks holding up a Cadmium bubble while that train sped by?

    Brandon Sanderson

    In general, a large object going through a time bubble is not going to notice. An object is either in or out, and it depends in part on how the object views itself. People inside the train would be inside of its influence, and wouldn't notice the bubble. The spear would go from one to the other, but would never be in both.

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  • 7

    Interview: Nov 6th, 2012

    Question

    The name of the metal escapes me, but itís the one that allows you to speed up your own bubble while everything else is outside of you, in Mistborn. What happens if you have that and you burn the duralumin?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is an excellent question. The trick about that is you would have to be Mistborn to do that. Or you would have to have one other specific set of circumstances because- yeah Iím not gonna get into it. But you basically have to be Mistborn and there arenít Mistborn anymore.

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  • 8

    Interview: Apr 15th, 2013

    Reddit AMA 2013 (Verbatim)

    klokkan ()

    Hello Mr. Sanderson, I have a question about bendalloy bubblesówhat happens to a human that is partially in and partially out of the bubble when it's placed? Does the difference in the flow of time kill him?

    And, if yes, is the boundary of active bendalloy bubble effectively impassable for living organisms? I get that bullets shot out of the bubble randomly change directions, but what happens to, let's say, a person trying to jump out of the bubble (or, given enough time, a person trying to get inside)?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Any living thing touching the bubble is affected by the bubble.

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  • 9

    Interview: Sep 24th, 2013

    Chris King (Miyabi)

    This, I'm unsure of what exactly is being talked about because I have not been reading the forum: What happens when a Pulser is burning Cadmium and in a speed bubble? She'd be burning her Cadmium 20x faster than usual--so far as her bubble and those in it were concerned - and her slow bubble would extend far outside the area made "normal" by the effects of the speed bubble, so where does all that extra energy go?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Um... Send me that one in writing and let me run it through Peter who is my physicist.

    Chris King (Miyabi)

    We'll do that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    And maybe run the math through Eric. He's probably asking that one.

    Chris King (Miyabi)

    That was actually - I think it was Windrunner on the forum. I might be wrong I think that's who it was though.

    Brandon Sanderson

    He's supposed to ask me the hard Way of Kings questions, not the hard Mistborn questions.

    Chris King (Miyabi)

    Yah, we've got a couple of those a little farther down here but most of these are mostly clarification.

    Footnote

    This question was actually posed by Kurkistan on the 17th Shard Forums.

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  • 10

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Kurkistan

    Speaking of time bubbles, can iron and steel and emotional Allomancy go beyond the boundaries of time bubbles; like if I'm inside a time bubble can I just like super steel push outside?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, time bubbles interfere with almost all forms of investiture.

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  • 11

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Kurkistan

    Speaking of interfering, if you shot an aluminum bullet through a time bubble, what would happen?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oooooh, that's a good question. I'm gonna' RAFO that one. It's an excellent question.

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  • 12

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Kurkistan

    So time bubbles... How much control does a bubbler have over the bubble before and after it's cast? Can they just grow and shrink it or...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Not very much.

    Kurkistan

    So Wayne could flare his metals make time go faster--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Kurkistan

    But if he'd stopped flaring--

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, but-- they have a bit of control over the speed of it, but once it's up moving it or anything like that, not much. The flaring of it and things like that, yes they can-- it's mostly set when they start.

    Kurkistan

    But they have some discretion when they start it.

    Brandon Sanderson

    They do have some discretion , yes.

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  • 13

    Interview: Feb 20th, 2015

    Kurkistan

    Okay, so I'm contractually obligated to ask about time bubbles one more time.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Kurkistan

    So what's up with frame of reference for time bubbles; in that obviously if you make a bubble and it's still it's not really still, like time moves differently but-

    Brandon Sanderson

    We deal with that a little bit in Era 2 Book 2 [Shadows of Self], where we talk about the fact that you know- obviously the bubble is moving with the planet. So they're not-- the frame of reference is not absolute.

    Kurkistan

    Yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    And so we talk about sorta' the idea of mass and momentum and time bubbles and things like that.

    Kurkistan

    Okay

    Brandon Sanderson

    For instance you can make a time bubble on a train.

    Kurkistan

    Oh and it stays on the train?!

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, but when you start catching stuff off of the train, it's gonna' jar each time, and it's probably going to ruin your time bubble, right?

    Kurkistan

    So does it get it's "anchor" from-- it's asking all the things that are within it what they think "still" is?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes. That's a good way of looking at it. Frame of reference for the cognitive things around. Make sense?

    Kurkistan

    Okay; the things around or the things within it, specifically?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The things that it's cutting into, specifically, but yeah.

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  • 14

    Interview: Oct 12th, 2015

    Question

    Given how much they futz with time, why doesn't Wax continually reset his watch?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They really should have to, huh? That's a good reminder. I've never thought about that.

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  • 15

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    If a Mistborn burned both cadmium and bendalloy, would the bubbles be exactly the same size?

    Brandon Sanderson

    That is an excellent question that I am not going to answer just yet.

    Question

    If they were the same size, would there still be a barrier between the area of normal time and the area of (maybe) distorted time?

    Brandon Sanderson

    RAFO. In general, cadmium bubbles are bigger, but you can influence the size.

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  • 16

    Interview: Oct 9th, 2015

    Question

    (Heavily paraphrased for clarity) Can you drop a speed bubble whose border goes through a piece of aluminum?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I think you canít do that, it would cause the bubble to collapse. Verbatim: Itís probably going to act like you are trying to set up speed bubble on something thatís too small and moving

    Footnote

    Note: Alternatively (obviously I canít see any gestures going on), this could be interpreted as: Q*: If you dropped a speed bubble whose border goes through an aluminum tube, is the inside of the tube affected by the time distortion? A*: No, the bubble would go around the tube. This was a Sharder questions, so a clarification would be very nice. Note response: This is essentially correct, and Brandon understood what I meant. -- FS

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  • 17

    Interview: Aug 19th, 2015

    Shardlet

    A slider and a pulser are standing near each other and each put up a bubble. Neither is standing close enough to the other to be within the other's bubble, but they are near enough that their bubbles would overlap what effect would you have?

    Brandon Sanderson

    The bubbles would overlap and it would be like a Venn diagram (i.e., outside both bubbles-normal time, in sliders bubble-fast time, in pulser's bubble-slow time, in the overlap-normal time).

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  • 18

    Interview: Aug 19th, 2015

    Shardlet

    If a time bubble is raised in a vacuum, is the diameter larger than a bubble raised in atmosphere?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, atmosphere has no effect on bubble diameter.

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  • 19

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2016

    Kurkistan

    How broadly can a time-bubbler control the attributes of the bubble? Like could he make it ten times smaller to make it ten times more powerful?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It is more controllable than I have generally shown in the books.

    Kurkistan

    And does the size correspond inversely to the strength?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No.

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  • 20

    Interview: Feb 22nd, 2016

    Kurkistan

    So when that cork [in Bands of Mourning] was thrown above the train, if the cork had been thrown by someone who was standing _besides_ the train, what would have happened when the bubble hit [the cork]? So the bubble's moving at 60mph and the cork [is not moving laterally relative to the bubble] and gets hit by a bubble...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Right. Right right right... So... this one's complicated. Let me see if I can... So anything that touches the bubble will be immediately lodged into the bubble, and be hit by that... So say you throw something up, the bubble hits it, is that what you're asking?

    Kurkistan

    Yeah.

    Brandon Sanderson

    But it does not have "momentum" the same as the thing? So it would probably be in the bubble for a short time.

    Kurkistan

    So if I threw the cork straight, and then the bubble came from the right, the cork would shift to the right within the bubble as the bubble thought it was moving or something?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Kurkistan

    So the bubble thinks the cork is travelling like 60mph North, the cork thinks it's not moving at all...

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah...

    Kurkistan

    So does the cork move the opposite direction of the bubble or something?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Ask Peter the math on that one, and I'll have him run the math. That one's kind of... it's kind of like the time travel train experiment stuff, with the flags and things. So let's go ahead and PAFO that one.

    Footnote

    >Result of PAFO: http://www.17thshard.com/forum/topic/52790-calamity-tour-chicago-naperville/page-4?p=414459#entry414459

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  • 21

    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Kurkistan

    What exactly- When an object enters a time bubble, how exactly does it determine- how does it know how fast and which direction it's "really" going?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It gets deflected a little bit when it enters, but then it adapts to the momentum that it would have going in.

    Kurkistan

    Like Spiritual bonds to something or other?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Riiight it's- so... I can't explain that because it has relevance in the future. But in that moment when it passes [into the bubble], something is happening with conservation of momentum. The trick we have to do with it in order to keep from irradiating people.

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  • 22

    Interview: Oct 14th, 2015

    BeskarKomrk

    When someone is inside a time bubble where time is going faster, do they age more quickly than they would outside?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    BeskarKomrk

    So there's a sort of relativistic effect going on there?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, I tried to keep it as close as possible to the actual effects. The only thing I didn't include, I think, is the red-shift of light when it leaves the bubble, because that would irradiate everything around it.

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