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  1. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    No idea what's true or untrue about his mental state, but he'd be far from the first person to view his own snark as cheeky and cute while seeing others' as mean and hurtful.
  2. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    No idea, but when I ordered a copy it came with a sticker that said "this shit is not for kids". When I saw him at a reading some time later, he made a big deal about fairy tales (and his in particular) being not for kids. And to be clear, I don't think it's for any nefarious purpose. I think he's just prone to fits of exaggeration.
  3. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Agree to an extent, but I also suspect Pat is overselling how tragic it is. He's an overseller. He went on and on about how Princess and Mr. Whiffle isn't for kids, but my little kids all thought it was hilarious.
  4. (emphasis mine) I'm surprised to hear you say this. I think one of Abercrombie's main goals was to turn on its head the trope of the "avuncular wizard who guides our fledgling heroes through the difficulties the plot throws their way". He turns out to be a petty, selfish, spiteful, megalomaniac.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Interesting, but I suspect I'll never hear the "real story". This isn't some 'write faster' screed, just that for me Rothfuss has now joined my list of authors I don't purchase incomplete stories from. Fairly easy for me to imagine that a post KKC trilogy won't exist/be complete for 20+ years.
  6. I'm a long time lurker, infrequent commenter to this board, and I'd just like to add a few thoughts in no particular order: 1. I'm really happy to see a thread like this be allowed to exist. As a more casual fan, it's nice to have a place to find links to the latest bits of info and the speculation that comes along with it. Hopefully the civil tone continues and these sorts of threads can be a regular thing. 2. I think the calls for 'George to reexamine his style' or 'do things differently', while they come from a place of love, are misplaced. He's been doing this a long time, and is one of the most successful authors ever published. It seems unlikely at best that he would want or be willing to change. 3. I think that most of the speculation that he works less hard on ASOIAF than he used to due to the crowding out of other things is probably correct, and definitely OK. I know that if I suddenly became rich and famous, and had all of the opportunities that he has, I'd be availing myself of more than a couple. It's OK. He's earned it.
  7. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I laughed.
  8. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Can you source this? The 'one year at a time' thing is very well documented (Here), but I've never seen 'the first three are the past, next three are the consequences' thing in print.
  9. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Or he’ll pull an Orson Scott Card with Ender/Bean.
  10. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I think the prologue statement was tongue in cheek. He's always said he'll be writing more in this world. And it's been too long/I'm too lazy to find it but I'm pretty sure Pat has given interviews where he said Book 3 will conclude Kvothe's story.
  11. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Correct
  12. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    You're clearly barking up the wrong tree. He used to host meetings of the college feminists and stuff. Misogyny disproved.
  13. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I dunno. Rothfuss was obviously FOS when he made his infamous "good to go" proclamation all those years back, but he has maintained that he drafted an ending long ago and [at least at one point] knew where he was going with the story. I would be very surprised to learn that book 3 hasn't at least been plotted out to the point where ghost writers couldn't help fill in the gaps.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Given the amount of money involved, I have to imagine the publishing houses would be more than willing to throw gobs of more “hands on” editing at this situation (or Martin) to drive it to conclusion. Why isn’t this happening? Are they (Martin and rothfuss) so big that they can tell the publisher to screw off and wait? But really, why would Rothfuss do this if he was so willing to accept the help before? Something doesn’t add up.
  15. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    A lifetime of reading stories where the main character is the hero and the good guy.
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