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  1. 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.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I laughed.
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    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.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Or he’ll pull an Orson Scott Card with Ender/Bean.
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    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.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Correct
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    A better question might be, do you believe a ban on cigarette ads is impactful? I feel like this better gets to the heart of the issue, as a person could believe that reducing/eliminating these ads reduces the incidence of smoking while still not supporting a policy of government interference in this area.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    This is thoughtful and well considered.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    Sure. Of course. But copycats do exist. Random example from my hometown and childhood: At the north end of the number 2 bus line, there was a turnaround behind a shopping mall when the bus drivers would hang out for a bit, grab a cigarette, or whatever. Due to the large amount of gasoline that it took to fire the things up, the bus drivers let them idle and sometimes they were unguarded while the drivers went off to the bathroom. A local roving reporter got wind of this, and did a story for the evening news. It was portrayed as a security issue (this was more than 30 years ago, so pre 9/11 hysteria) although the reporter noted that this had been going on as long as anyone could remember and there had never been a problem. Three days later, someone stole a bus and took it for a joyride.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    From Robin Hobb on blogging way back when(she probably needs to update it to say "twitter"):
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I don't believe Jo finished her reread/speculative summary - I think she got busy with other things. As for Auri,
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