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)


From Pat’s Reddit AMA right now:

I’ve got a few things that will be happening before doors of stone:

A novella (about 22,000 words) that centers around Bast. It’s coming out in the Rouges anthology later this year.
I’m also working on another novella centering around Auri. I meant for it to be a short story, but it became a lot more than that, and right now it’s creeping up on 25,000 words.
A short novel (short for me) set in Modeg. It tells the origin stories of one of the other legendary figures in my world: Laniel young-again. (That’s probably going to be about 100-120 thousand words or so.

MY EXCITEMENT KNOWS NO BOUNDS! This is amazing. Pat, you wonderful bastard! BAST AND AURI!!!!! Other people, freak out with me! =D

Kvothe: That's what I'm offering. If I can pay you back, I will. If not, when I find a way into the Archives I'll share it with you.
Devi: With these things as collateral, and the possibility of access to the Archives, I can loan you a dozen talents.
Kvothe: I'm afraid we're not bargaining here. I'm just informing you as to the conditions of the loan. It's twenty talents or nothing. I'm sorry I didn't make that clear from the beginning.
In which Kvothe is an unbearable shit to a loan shark that owns his blood.

(Source: andyalbarn)

It gets tiresome being spoken to as if you are a child, even if you happen to be one.
—from The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss (via kammartinez)

“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.” 

Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind


Andrea loved The Name of the Wind so much, she had to draw a comic about it.