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    Rothfuss XIII: Fan Angst Live Stream

    Is there deeper meaning, written on purpose by Rothfuss, in addition to the normal narrative of the story? I'm not a talented enough reader to carry an informed opinion. However... I held a strong dislike for Slow Regard of Silent Things. It's all from Auri's POV. Following along as she's feeling that this pipe is angry, and that broken railing is ashamed and this moonbeam just farted was powerfully annoying to read through. Nothing much happened, and insights regarding the novels were few. It was all sickeningly twee and stank of Rothfuss laboring to exhibit how clever he is. To say nothing of the opening author's note, which served up heaping doses of condescension and personal insecurity simultaneously. And then I read through an analysis of the novella provided by Thistlepong. If someone who has the skills to provide a walkthrough like that, concludes that further informed navel gazing within the primary novels is not a total waste of time, I am inclined to hold out hope that Book Three will deliver, at least in part, on revealing some deeper substance and subtlety. As you note, only Book Three can help us towards an answer.
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    Rothfuss XIII: Fan Angst Live Stream

    That is a bummer to hear. I had not heard of Cyclothemia, but the internet tells me it's like bipolar, but perhaps somewhat less severe. Link below provides some notes from a recent Rothfuss appearance at a Con: When asked if he’s “a DM [Dungeon Master] taking us on a journey where the bard is the hero of the story?”, Rothfuss responded, “It’s way worse than that. I am an author who has tricked you into reading a trilogy that is a million-word prologue.” https://www.tor.com/2018/03/07/patrick-rothfuss-kingkiller-chronicle-prologue-the-doors-of-stone-book-3/ Seem like there is a legit disconnect between what Rothfuss hopes to achieve, and what he has/will achieve. That quote suggests that Rothfuss, at least in that moment, is thinking of the trilogy as already complete.
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    Romance, of the Spec Fic Variety

    A referral to Vivian St. Black's work is appropriate here.
  4. Short and humorous speculation about the fate of the missing silmarils. Spoiler alert that Santa Clause and Marsellus Wallace from Pulp Fiction are implicated. http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/12/26/a-history-of-the-silmarils-in-the-fifth-age/
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    Tolkien Shafted the Dwarves

    Fanfic or it didn't happen...
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    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Want to share that I've found a decent solution via UpWork which is an online portal to connect with freelance talent in a number of arenas. Quality will vary I'm sure.
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    Boarders Writing a Novel Part 15

    Requesting suggestions on engaging editing review for the occasional blog post. Typically 800 - 1200 words about business leadership/management stuff. The content will be viewed by a potentially broad audience so I'd like to get the text some copy editing prior to posting. I am envisioning that there exists a community of starving English majors out there, with sandwich boards reading 'Will copy edit for food' but I don't have any way to connect with them. Any suggestions are welcomed.
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    What was your favourite book as a child?

    The first book a recall loving was Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling. I had a similar jump, from kids stuff right to Stephen King, James Clavell, etc. I've spent the past 10 years or so going back through many of the classics including some YA stuff. I'm also reading some of the YA type stuff with my kids and enjoying it.
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    Amazing Book Deals V.2

    Tor.com is offering a free download of the ebook edition of The Way of Kings, the first volume of Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive, on March 23rd and 24th, 2017. This free ebook download will only be available for 48 hours. You can only download the file between 12:00 AM ET, March 23 and 11:59 PM ET, March 24. Note: This offer is only available in the US and Canada. We apologize for the geographic restriction, unfortunately it is required for various legal reasons. http://www.tor.com/2017/03/23/download-the-way-of-kings-march-23-24/
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    Looking for WWI or WWII Book Recommendations

    I just enjoyed the first two episodes last week, thanks for the recommendation. Very detailed and compelling. To my east coast US ears, Carlin has no discernible accent aside from pronouncing 'again' as a-GIN rather than ah-GEN. That cracked me up for some reason.
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    Books That Make You Cry

    The Book Thief got me too. Being both a son and a father of sons, The Road did as well.