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The Official Token Cliche PYP Thread.

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by mournthewicked, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Zombie

    Zombie John Waynes Teeth Moderator DLP Supporter

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    I did read something about it being done, he's just editing.
     
  2. DR

    DR Secret Squirrel ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    For like... years? I doubt it.
     
  3. 13thadaption

    13thadaption Seventh Year DLP Supporter

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    I believe he had a completed manuscript that he was submitting to publishers as one book back in the day, but that it's changed massively in the meantime. Auri, for example, apparently didn't exist yet in that version.
     
  4. Joe

    Joe The Reminiscent Exile ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I think you have to understand the man. He says it in his initial acknowledgments of The Name of the Wind. 'If you're going to do something, do it right.'

    Good enough isn't good enough for him. It has to be perfect, to be at a level that you or I would read his books and think, wow, this writing is phenomenal. Here's the rub - even if it is perfect, Rothfuss still won't like it. He'll never be happy with it.

    I pump out books that are good enough. I can accept that. Rothfuss can't/won't. I think his writing makes him vastly unhappy, in a lot of ways.
     
  5. Shinysavage

    Shinysavage Madman With A Box ~ Prestige ~

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    Fair enough, but doesn't he have publishers pushing him to hand it in? It's six years since Wise Man's Fear, I'd have thought he'd have been forced to give them something or risk losing his deal?

    /he says, with next to no idea how publishing works.
     
  6. Eilyfe

    Eilyfe Minister of Magic

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    If he weren't a household name I'm sure that would apply. But it's Rothfuss. His books -- when they come out -- are a commercial blockbuster.

    With the popularity his writing has gained, I'd wager he can take as much time as he wants. No publisher would want to scare away their gold brick-shitting donkey, even if that donkey takes some time to pinch it out. They may coax and cajole but never in a way that would make Rothfuss leave.

    He is simply at that enviable stage of an author's life where his work is so recognized and well-liked that he's got a lot of freedom to do what he wants, how he wants it. At this point, I feel, his process comes first, the publisher second. That's how it should be, but given that the market is so demanding it's a great thing to get to that stage.

    Since I haven't spoken Rothfuss personally, all of the above is conjecture, of course -- what happens between Rothfuss and his publisher is probably only known to them and his agent -- but I think it's fairly sound reasoning.

    Perhaps I'm misjudging him and he's constantly getting fire from his editors, but I doubt that.
     
  7. Sey

    Sey Seyberbully DLP Supporter

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    Based on his social media presence, I'd say that, right now, Rothfuss is more interested in his charity than writing. Way more interested.
     
  8. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    He has also shown an affinity to D&D, for what that's worth.
     
  9. Irene

    Irene Fourth Year DLP Supporter

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    So.... Reviving this thread for a bit.

    Been a while, so besides the same old boring things I've been up to, I got into cosplay over the course of 2016-2018 (not japanese cosplay though, apologies!

    My favourite set:

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    Other things:

    Chinese spirit [​IMG]

    The nine coloured deer [​IMG]

    And finally 2 more normal pictures from my grad trip to the Scandinavia region and saw the northern lights! (but my camera wasn't powerful enough to capture and my friend's photos are for her portfolio so...

    The Fjord! [​IMG]


    Copenhagen [​IMG]

    How have you been, DLP? :)
     
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  10. KHAAAAAAAN!!

    KHAAAAAAAN!! Troll in the Dungeon ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    Really great job with the Aubrey Hepburn. You've almost got the pose down perfectly.
     
  11. Amreio

    Amreio Muggle

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    hello
    this is from my grad trip
    I haven't aged since I was twelve.

    spinny.jpg
     
  12. vlad

    vlad Banned ~ Prestige ~

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    My first day on a new job, fellas!

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  13. Otters

    Otters Squib ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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  14. apoc

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    My favorite picture of myself

    Wait, I lied.

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    There we go.
     
  15. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Sey Seyberbully DLP Supporter

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    The Irishman would know, of course.
     
  17. Otters

    Otters Squib ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    @BTT and I captured this candid shot of @Zeelthor while holidaying in Malmö. Apologies for the blurriness; he tried to flee.

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  18. Paradise

    Paradise Professor DLP Supporter

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    I'm like 90% sure thats the guy from Mythbusters.
     
  19. Zeelthor

    Zeelthor Scissor Me Timbers

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    It's neither. The glasses are pretty close to mine but that's about it. xD
     
  20. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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