History YMMV / TheKingkillerChronicle

12th Mar '18 5:14:52 PM orangekun21
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** The series shares a number of common tropes with Japanese LightNovels. Kvothe was in many ways a StockLightNovelHero in the past, due to his overpowered abilities and plethora of LoveInterests.
** Even present day Kvothe has a number of similarities with certain LightNovel protagonists.

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** The series shares a number of common tropes with Japanese LightNovels. Kvothe was in many ways a StockLightNovelHero in the past, due to his overpowered abilities and plethora of LoveInterests. A teenaged protagonist attracting a literal {{Harem}} of women who want to bed him isnít something seen often in western fantasy, but itís a ridiculously common occurrence in LightNovels.
** Even present day Kvothe has a number of similarities with certain LightNovel protagonists. Personality wise heís very similar to Willem Kmetsch from [[LightNovel/SukaSuka WorldEnd]]. Both were once legendary heroes who are introduced living in miserable isolation following some great failure that led to their respective worlds going to hell. The two of them are also BrokenAces who have lost much of their legendary strength and are now shadows of their former selves. The fact that Willem works as an inkeeper at one point in his story makes the comparison even more striking. In a way they are both examples of what happens to heroes who donít win in the end.
12th Mar '18 4:55:30 PM orangekun21
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** The series shares a number of common tropes with Japanese LightNovels. Kvothe was in many ways a StockLightNovelHero in the past, due to his overpowered abilities and plethora of LoveInterests.
** Even present day Kvothe has a number of similarities with certain LightNovel protagonists.
20th Feb '18 9:31:30 AM OccasionalExister
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* Narm: It can be hard for British readers to take "Lord Haliax" seriously when his name is one letter off being a bank.

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* Narm: {{Narm}}: It can be hard for British readers to take "Lord Haliax" seriously when his name is one letter off being a bank.
19th Jan '18 8:49:51 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The announcement that Pat would be releasing a novella centered on minor character Auri, ''The Slow Regard of Silent Things'', had fans either excited to see a new perspective of the Kingkiller world, especially that of an enigmatic character, or disappointed that he wasn't devoting his attention to the much-anticipated third book. Upon release there was further split as some found the narrative uninteresting and irrelevant and criticized Rothfuss for disappointing them and wasting their time, while others praised the unconventional story and its exploration of Auri's character.

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** The announcement that Pat Rothfuss would be releasing a novella centered on minor character Auri, ''The Slow Regard of Silent Things'', ''Literature/TheSlowRegardOfSilentThings'', had fans either excited to see a new perspective of the Kingkiller world, especially that of an enigmatic character, or disappointed that he wasn't devoting his attention to the much-anticipated third book. Upon release there was further split as some found the narrative uninteresting and irrelevant and criticized Rothfuss for disappointing them and wasting their time, while others praised the unconventional story and its exploration of Auri's character.
26th Dec '17 10:53:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: With ''The Slow Regard of Silent Things'' we have Auri: is she aware of the true nature of the world on a level beyond normal people, or is her behavior simply crazy and obsessive-compulsive?
** Could very well be both-we've seen what Naming [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow can do to people]].

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: With ''The Slow Regard of Silent Things'' we have Auri: is she aware of the true nature of the world on a level beyond normal people, or is her behavior simply crazy and obsessive-compulsive?
** Could very well be both-we've seen what Naming [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow can do to people]].
obsessive-compulsive, or both?
11th Dec '17 12:25:54 PM Anddrix
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* LoveItOrHateIt: ''The Slow Regard of Silent Things''. Actually commented by Rothfuss.
31st Oct '17 5:26:39 PM TheLuckyCat
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* Narm: It can be hard for British readers to take "Lord Haliax" seriously when his name is one letter off being a bank.


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* WhatAnIdiot: In ''The Name of the Wind'', sure, Denna, why don't you just stick a random substance you find lying around an abandoned house in your mouth? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Oh, except it's actually denner resin and therefore poisonous.
21st Oct '17 4:08:27 AM Arkanoid0
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* PlotTumor: The interminable interlude of faerie sex. Someone counted the pages. ''60''.

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* PlotTumor: The interminable interlude of faerie sex. Someone counted Granted, 60 pages in a book with almost a thousand pages is only 6% of the pages. ''60''.book, and it sets up some of the most important plot points moving forward, including the [[spoiler:Cthaeh]].
30th Mar '17 11:18:05 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Could very well be both-we've seen what Naming [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow can do to people]].



** The announcement that Pat would be releasing a novella centered on minor character Auri, ''The Slow Regard of Silent Things'', had fans either excited to see a new perspective of the Kingkiller world, especially that of an enigmatic character, or disappointed that he wasn't devoting his attention to the much-anticipated third book. Upon release there was further split as some found the narrative uninteresting and irrelevant and criticized Rothfuss for dissapointing them and wasting their time, while others praised the unconventional story and its exploration of Auri's character.

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** The announcement that Pat would be releasing a novella centered on minor character Auri, ''The Slow Regard of Silent Things'', had fans either excited to see a new perspective of the Kingkiller world, especially that of an enigmatic character, or disappointed that he wasn't devoting his attention to the much-anticipated third book. Upon release there was further split as some found the narrative uninteresting and irrelevant and criticized Rothfuss for dissapointing disappointing them and wasting their time, while others praised the unconventional story and its exploration of Auri's character.



* MarySue: While not without relevant flaws, Kvothe is idealized enough to qualify for this trope (impossibly brilliant, charming, tough...) Even as a BrokenAce in his early 20s, he's still a brooding badass with "the eyes of an angry god" and is infamous, even in his obscurity. It's known that the character of Kvothe is supposed to be a deconstruction of the trope, but how succesful has been Rothfuss deconstructing it is up to debate.

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* MarySue: While not without relevant flaws, Kvothe is idealized enough to qualify for this trope (impossibly brilliant, charming, tough...) Even as a BrokenAce in his early 20s, he's still a brooding badass with "the eyes of an angry god" and is infamous, even in his obscurity. It's known that the character of Kvothe is supposed to be a deconstruction of the trope, but how succesful successful has been Rothfuss deconstructing it is up to debate.



** First when Kvothe glosses over a [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome high-stakes, high-action]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot part of the plot]] and then goes into an angry rant about how this is ''his'' story and Chronicler isn't entitled to hear it any other way than the way ''he'' wants to tell it. It's almost impossible to not see that as Patrick Rothfuss' own pre-emptive attack on any readers who would critize this or any other stylistic shortcoming on his work.

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** First when Kvothe glosses over a [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome high-stakes, high-action]] [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot part of the plot]] and then goes into an angry rant about how this is ''his'' story and Chronicler isn't entitled to hear it any other way than the way ''he'' wants to tell it. It's almost impossible to not see that as Patrick Rothfuss' own pre-emptive attack on any readers who would critize criticize this or any other stylistic shortcoming on his work.
23rd Mar '17 11:51:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* {{Moe}}: Auri, to [[Franchise/HarryPotter Luna Lovegood]] levels.

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* {{Moe}}: Auri, to [[Franchise/HarryPotter Luna Lovegood]] levels.an earnest, eccentric and homeless woman who quickly develops a puppy dog-like relationship with Kvothe.
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