History Literature / TheKingkillerChronicle

28th Oct '16 8:00:58 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** In the [[TheNameOfTheWind first book]], Elodin asks Kvothe, "Do you know the seven words that will make a woman love you?" Several examples pop up: [[spoiler: "I was just wondering why you're here", "I need you to breathe for me", "you know, I could have carried you", "for all that, she lacked your fire").]] The lesson is that the right words depend entirely on context. As does most of Naming magic.

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** In the [[TheNameOfTheWind first book]], Elodin asks Kvothe, "Do you know the seven words that will make a woman love you?" Several examples pop up: [[spoiler: "I was just wondering why you're here", here," "I need you to breathe for me", "you me," "You know, I could have carried you", "for you," "For all that, she lacked your fire").]] fire"]]. The lesson is that the right words depend entirely on context. As does most of Naming magic.



** As seen when Kvothe writes the mocking song 'Jackass Jackass', the tune 'Turkey in the Straw' is called 'Squirrel in the Thatch', presumably because Turkeys don't live in this part of the world.

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** As seen when Kvothe writes the mocking song 'Jackass Jackass', "Jackass Jackass," the tune 'Turkey "Turkey in the Straw' Straw" is called 'Squirrel "Squirrel in the Thatch', Thatch," presumably because Turkeys turkeys don't live in this part of the world.
27th Oct '16 5:02:57 PM Staehrminator
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* BrickJoke: In the [[TheNameOfTheWind first book]], Elodin asks Kvothe, "Do you know the seven words that will make a woman love you?" Several examples pop up: [[spoiler: "I was just wondering why you're here", "I need you to breathe for me", "you know, I could have carried you", "for all that, she lacked your fire").]] The lesson is that the right words depend entirely on context. As does most of Naming magic.

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In the [[TheNameOfTheWind first book]], Elodin asks Kvothe, "Do you know the seven words that will make a woman love you?" Several examples pop up: [[spoiler: "I was just wondering why you're here", "I need you to breathe for me", "you know, I could have carried you", "for all that, she lacked your fire").]] The lesson is that the right words depend entirely on context. As does most of Naming magic.magic.
** Whenever Kvothe encounters a tinker on the road, you can be sure that whatever he decides against buying is the exact item he'll be in dire need of a few chapters later.
30th Jul '16 12:31:27 PM JustTroper
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* BarefootSage: Elodin, a wise and talented magician with a prominent aversion to shoes; this is one of his many [[EccentricMentor eccentricities]].
30th Jul '16 12:13:05 PM JustTroper
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* BarefootLoon: Auri; she is a classical example of TheOphelia who never wears shoes.
13th Jul '16 4:21:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Kvothe has "true red" hair, rather than than the brownish-orange that most people describe as "red hair." It's his most distinctive feature.
20th Jun '16 2:45:33 AM bobfrank
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** During Kvothe's traveling around Trebon with Denna at the end of the first book, he makes it clear that magnetism and naturally-occurring electricity (of the electric eel variety) are both aspects of the mysterious "galvanic force", which is odd: they have no idea how electricity and magnetism work, but they know about electromagnetism?
6th Apr '16 1:31:43 PM GreatWyrmGold
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* NestedStory: Kvothe's dictation of his autobiography contains a number of stories. Storytelling is a theme in the series.

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* NestedStory: Kvothe's dictation of his autobiography contains a number of stories. Storytelling is a theme major motif in the series.



* ShowWithinAShow: A main theme. The trilogy starts off telling the story of the Chronicler and his mishaps with thieves and monsters as well as a growing threat of evil encroaching upon the land. While on the road, he happens to meet the legendary hero Kvothe who agrees to allow the Chronicler to record his story. The rest of the trilogy is Kvothe's story, which also contains many, many smaller stories. They often provide {{Infodump}}s on the history of the world.

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* ShowWithinAShow: A main theme.motif. The trilogy starts off telling the story of the Chronicler and his mishaps with thieves and monsters as well as a growing threat of evil encroaching upon the land. While on the road, he happens to meet the legendary hero Kvothe who agrees to allow the Chronicler to record his story. The rest of the trilogy is Kvothe's story, which also contains many, many smaller stories. They often provide {{Infodump}}s on the history of the world.
15th Feb '16 4:02:35 AM zam
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Master-Namer Elodin, who appears at first to be quite insane, is actually very good at what he teaches, which os the mysterious and difficult skill of knowing the true names of things. Still possibly insane.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Master-Namer Elodin, who appears at first to be quite insane, is actually very good at what he teaches, which os is the mysterious and difficult skill of knowing the true names of things. Still possibly insane.
27th Jan '16 10:31:17 AM intastiel
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* InsultBackfire: Given that women dominate the top ranks in most Adem combat schools, the mercenary Tempi is quite pleased to be told that he fights like a girl.
25th Jan '16 4:44:33 AM muticere
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* ShowWithinAShow: A main theme. The books tell the story of Chronicler recording Kvothe's story, which contains many, many stories. They often provide {{Infodump}}s on the history of the world.

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* ShowWithinAShow: A main theme. The books tell trilogy starts off telling the story of the Chronicler recording and his mishaps with thieves and monsters as well as a growing threat of evil encroaching upon the land. While on the road, he happens to meet the legendary hero Kvothe who agrees to allow the Chronicler to record his story. The rest of the trilogy is Kvothe's story, which also contains many, many smaller stories. They often provide {{Infodump}}s on the history of the world.
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