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  1. Diagnosing somebody with a mental illness and then implying that this mental illness leads somebody to fish for compliments is just sort of an iffy way to go about things. But I'm not all that torn up about it, by all means keep doing what you gotta do. And sorry if my post doesn't work for you.
  2. He used it in River of Stars for the poet woman, right? I actually thought it worked well there, reflected how she saw the world differently (more immediately?). Generally I dislike third person present tense though, even more so when it's dropped into a book that otherwise isn't.
  3. I've been reading these books since 2008, have given them multiple rereads, and on and off have lurked through thousands of posts here in the Bakker threads. Almost a year later still not sure how I feel about TUC but I'm starting to come down more and more firmly of "occasionally great and inspired but overall flawed and misconceived disappointment." At the same time I need to give it a re-read, and I am still thinking about it after all this time, so...
  4. But yeah Rothfuss needs to just finish this book if for no other reason than so he go on to write other, different books and actually grow as an author. Pointless to agonize over this third book so much because if he's a good enough writer, he should have conviction that he'll put out another great book one day -- even if this one (as increasingly seems to be the case) is too weighed down by having to end a trilogy written without much conception of what he was doing. Dude is obviously tormenting himself over this book to the point where it's suffocating his creativity, which is sad and sympathetic, but a certain point just get it over with one way or the other.
  5. Kind of a shitty take on both his author's note and insecurity/anxiety in general.
  6. Rhom: "I don't have the White-Luck Warrior handy..." Here's the scene -
  7. When the White-Luck Warrior goes to take the place of the asssassin in WLW the assassin tries to warn him that Ajokli can disrupt the White-Luck, or at least function outside of it's seeming inevitability: "The Four-Horned Brother..." the long-haired man was saying. "Do you know why he is shunned by the others? Why my Cult and my Cult alone is condemned in the Tusk?" "Ajokli is the Fool," he heard himself reply. The long-haired man smiled. "He only seems such because he sees what the others do not see... What you do not see." "I have no need of seeing." The Narindar lowered his face in resignation. "The blindness of the sighted," he murmured. "Are you ready?" the Gift-of-Yatwer asked, not because he was curious, but because this was what he had heard himself say. "I told you... I gutted a dove in the old way." The White-Luck Warrior glanced back, saw himself standing upon a distant hill, looking forward. The blood was as sticky as he remembered. Like the oranges he would eat fifty-three days from now." Start of Chapter 11. Not sure what page because using Kindle edition. It seems he's implying that (1) Ajokl is shunned by the other gods and (2) he can act in ways that countermand the White-Luck/cannot be seen by. If he's shunned it could only because he acts against the other gods, for whatever reason (whim?) And plenty of people had guessed Kelmomas had some kind of connection to Ajokli. So it was certainly possible to predict it, though not completely. And to an extend it has to be somewhat amibiguos, even then. At what point does foreshadowing become blatant enough to make something too obvious? It's a bit on the subtle side but I don't think Bakker failed to telegraph the possibility.
  8. I always got more of a paternal vibe around Cnaiur's regard for Proyas. Felt like a humanizing contrast to all his loathing & madness. Also showed how he refuses to *allow* himself to accept this respect: he rages at himself for it. I'd have to revisit TWP to fish up exactly why I had this impression. But I do remember one line where he's considering Proyas and reflects how he's young enough to be his son, or something like that. Though who knows maybe that's just some weird Cnaiur sexual thing.
  9. Following this logic, why didn't he impregnate her years ago? Why only now, conveniently at the start of the books?
  10. Well, even though he interprets them as untrustworthy symptoms of his madness, he gets visions, right? Maybe had a fragmented vision of this happening and reasoned he had to prepare for that eventuality to cover all his bases.
  11. RT @FacesPics: Juggler giving up on his dreams (not a face but I can't stop laughing)

  12. RT @ConnerHabib:

  13. possibly as a culture we could maybe start to get over ironic detachment now? or, i don't know. like edge away from it just a lil?

  14. @NMamatas What was it for 'Love is the Law'?

  15. RT @NEAarts: Full interview w/ Zhou Zan here: