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  1. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    If memory serves, the development deal was for TV, movie, and video game rights. The TV is to be set in the world pre-KKC, and the movie(s?) is to follow the main series. But this is a vague memory of an incomplete understanding.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    I guess, but even if we grant that it's interesting worldbuilding I think the problem we run into is whether it belongs in Kvothe's story. Unless he fathers a child there, the information is about as useful as a discussion of the Adem concepts of pensions or mortgages, and it becomes "look at this neat stuff I thought up". This would seem to fly in the face of Rothfuss' stated desires make things as lean as possible, where everything has a purpose.
  3. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    Yeah, this ^ is the answer I'd be curious to hear you expand on this.
  4. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    IMO, Brandon Sanderson is the Nick Cage of the writing world. Prolific with mass appeal, marketability, and dependability. But really shouldn't be around on awards night.
  5. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    Don't make the mistake of thinking that the average reader is like someone who frequents book message boards. There's lots of correct ways to be a fan.
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    Rothfuss XV: Move along, nothing to see here

    Or even more simply, if Kvothe doesn't get the happy ending many are expecting. Despite Rothfuss saying that this is a tragedy both in book and in the real world, I believe that most fans are expecting Kvothe to nuke the Chandrian and save the day. And there's a lot riding on this. Right now, Rothfuss is the golden boy and has all sorts of stuff in development. If he doesn't stick the landing on book 3, or there's a huge fan backlash, it may give the studios pause about the viability of the series for TV/movies/etc.
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I keep hearing rumors that the copy editor for books 1 & 2 had a, shall we say, larger than typical role. And now that copy editor is no longer attached to the project which is a major factor in the struggles/delays. Of course, the only thing to do when one hears such unsubstantiated rumors is to spread them irresponsibly, so....
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    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    This strikes me as incredibly unlikely.
  9. 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.
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    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.
  11. 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.
  12. (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.
  14. 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.
  15. Ninefingers

    Rothfuss XIV: The Slow Regard of Luna Lovegood

    I laughed.
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