Draw what you feel. Feel what you draw. :)


Patrick Rothfuss’ ice bucket challenge


Chronicler’s Cipher - Final Version

Here it is! My completed work, attempting to recreate Chronicler’s Cipher from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle.

I fixed errors, tidied up lines, and got it all on something that looks a bit nicer than my old notebooks. The cipher is functional and covers as wide a variety of sounds as I could reasonably detail. My apologies to the people of the world that the charts rely on English examples.


  • This is meant to capture the sound of what’s being said so you needn’t worry about spelling.
  • I’m not an expert in linguistics, hardly even a novice. I made this because it seemed nobody else was going to and it’s something I really wanted to exist. So, if you think you can do it better, or improve upon the structure I’ve built, please do!
  • The goal with Chronicler’s Cipher is to create a a method for transcribing that is faster than written English using a dip pen. Thus, the minimization of pen strokes is prized; turning “Look” from 7 strokes to 3. This, however, means lots of symbols to memorize and new muscle movements to grow accustomed to. The cipher won’t be easier or faster at first, but it’s not meant to be easy and faster comes with practice.
  • I’ve doubtlessly made mistakes. If you find some, please point them out.

Thanks again to the r/KingkillerChronicle subreddit for their input and to my friends for their support.


My Cealdish money has arrived. I’m all set for The University in (well, near) Imre!


Trying to draw Vashet :)


Kvothe from The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss.

Finished on my way to Japan. Since I’m in another country, I won’t be checking Tumblr for the next two weeks. Contact me through email or Facebook.

Maybe this was just a story for people who are, perhaps, not entirely normal.


Finally got the Name of the Wind playing cards I supported on kickstarter a while back!

Are 20th century fox really turning it into a tv series? Please tell me i read something wrong

I wish I had more information for you, but I have no idea what they’re doing. Pat doesn’t really talk much about it. Or Book 3. 

Honestly I don’t think it needs a series on tv. Yet…


Here it is ladies and gents :)

I had just taken the bandage off at this point, so my skin’s wierd from the skin tape and there’s still some blood.

But yes. Here it is. My first tattoo.

It was $100 and took about 25 minutes.  The artist that did it doesn’t do money by the hour, I don’t believe - because the size determined the price.

"We are more than the parts that form us."

A lot of people haven’t read the book this comes from.  It’s not the most well known series in the world.  The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - my favourite, and perhaps the most meaningful, novel I have ever read.  There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you can really feel for a character; when you can relate to their struggles and their doubts, their self-hatred and the way they guard themselves from everyone and everything.  For that reason, this is one of the most important things I have taken out of the series - this quotation, spoken by Kvothe himself.

We are more than the parts that form us. A sort of reminder to myself, and others.  

For others, because there is so much more to a person than what they see and what they hear - a person cannot be defined by the shell that houses their being, or unwarranted judgement based on appearances and gossip. “Do not judge a book by its cover” is a philosophy that I live by.  Yes - a philosophy.  It is not just a trivial passive saying.  It is a philosophy and a life-style - one that more people should adhere to.

And to myself, because I need the reminder.  My physical appearance should not dictate my importance.  There is so much more to me than what people see; so many things that people don’t know.  You cannot underestimate or make assumptions about somebody if you really don’t understand them or their life.  And I need to stop hating myself for the things that have come and past.  Because there are so many things I have in this life ahead of me and so much potential and opportunity.  I’m still going to struggle every day.  I’m still going to have days where I want to claw out of my skin and in to a hole.  But I have to remember that every time I hit a low and get pulled back from life and the darkness in my mind… I have to remember that eventually, something will pull me back up.

As Elodin once said ” Sometimes falling teaches us things. In dreams, you often fall before you wake.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Clean, quick, and easy as lying. We know how it ends practically before it starts. That’s why stories appeal to us. They give us the clarity and simplicity our real lives lack.
Kvothe  (via alifelesslonely)