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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: When negotiating the sale of the ''Witcher'' game rights to Creator/CDProjektRED, Sapkowski turned down their offer of a 5% share of the profits in favor of a lump sum worth less than $10,000, because he believed the games would never be profitable. Naturally, Sapkowski came to regret this decision, sued the company, and made off with more money (but less than what he would have made if he had took the deal in the first place).

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: When negotiating the sale of the ''Witcher'' game rights to Creator/CDProjektRED, Sapkowski turned down their offer of a 5% share of the profits in favor of a lump sum worth less than $10,000, because he believed the games would never be profitable. Naturally, Sapkowski came to regret this decision, sued the company, and made off with more money (but less than what he would have made if he had took taken the deal in the first place).


* WriteWhatYouKnow: As an economist of education, Sapkowski just couldn't resist to include real life economic laws into his fantasy series. Probably the most prominent example is the short story ''[[Literature/SwordOfDestiny Eternal Flame]]'' (''Wieczny ogień''), in which Geralt meets Dainty, a halfling merchant.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: As an economist of by education, Sapkowski just couldn't resist to include real life economic laws into his fantasy series. Probably the most prominent example is the short story ''[[Literature/SwordOfDestiny Eternal Flame]]'' (''Wieczny ogień''), in which Geralt meets Dainty, a halfling merchant.


* FlipFlopOfGod: It's not an exaggeration to call Sapkowski's attitude toward his works and their adaptations to be like a swing. Asking anything about "canon" of his works is pointless - as part of this trope and being TrollingCreator he always gives different answers and purposefully so. Sometimes during the same convention he's attending. One of the main points of writing ''Literature/SeasonOfStorms'' was to just flip on the sole concept of an established canon. He used to be quite vocal against the concept of overthinking his works, especially Witcher short stories, because he wrote them for the plot and to play with genre conventions, rather than doing any sort of world-building, which he considers to be a window dressing.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: When negotiating the sale of the Witcher game rights to Creator/CDProjektRED, Sapkowski turned down their offer of a 5% share of the profits in favor of a lump sum worth less than $10,000, because he believed the games would never be profitable. Naturally, Sapkowski came to regret this decision, sued the company, and made off with more money (but less than what he would have made if he had took the deal in the first place).

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* FlipFlopOfGod: It's not an exaggeration to call Sapkowski's attitude toward his works and their adaptations to be like a swing. Asking anything about "canon" of his works is pointless - as part of this trope and being TrollingCreator he always gives different answers and purposefully so. Sometimes during the same convention he's attending. One of the main points of writing ''Literature/SeasonOfStorms'' was to just flip on the sole concept of an established canon. He used to be quite vocal against the concept of overthinking his works, especially Witcher ''Witcher'' short stories, because he wrote them for the plot and to play with genre conventions, rather than doing any sort of world-building, which he considers to be a window dressing.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: When negotiating the sale of the Witcher ''Witcher'' game rights to Creator/CDProjektRED, Sapkowski turned down their offer of a 5% share of the profits in favor of a lump sum worth less than $10,000, because he believed the games would never be profitable. Naturally, Sapkowski came to regret this decision, sued the company, and made off with more money (but less than what he would have made if he had took the deal in the first place).



* MoneyDearBoy: Sapkowski always was very open about writing predominately to cover his own bills, but by ''Literature/SeasonOfStorms'' he outright called it "a small money-printing machine". Then there's the whole 'sued Creator/CDProjektRED because he wanted money from the games' thing.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Sapkowski always was very open about writing predominately to cover his own bills, but by ''Literature/SeasonOfStorms'' he outright called it "a small money-printing machine". Then there's the whole 'sued "sued Creator/CDProjektRED because he wanted money from the games' games" thing.


** Despite his feelings about the Polish film and TV adaptation of ''The Witcher'', Sapkowski praised the Netflix LiveActionAdaptation and called Geralt's actor Creator/HenryCavill a "real professional".


* DisownedAdaptation:
** Sapkowski euphemistically expressed his negative opinion about the movie ''Film/TheHexer'': "I can answer only with [[PrecisionFStrike a single word, an obscene, albeit a short one]]". What he carefully "forgets" to mention nowadays is [[MoneyDearBoy the big pile of money he so eagerly took for selling the rights for adaptation]] and then started slandering the production the moment he realized there will be no second tranche of money[[note]]This created DisasterDominoes - feeling "wronged" by the contract, Sapkowski withdrew from the deal for copyrights as much as he could within the legal boundaries. The script writer in turn had to work with chopped down source material, being literally forbidden by law from making a more faithful adaptation. This translated into poor quality of the script in terms of adapting the content of ''Literature/TheLastWish'' and ''Literature/SwordOfDestiny'' and a lot of filler material being thrown in. Which obviously angered fans of the books and made many episodes of the TV series suffer from this. Meanwhile Sapkowski started a lynching campaign how his magnificent short stories are being mangled by talentless hacks, despite the TV series was still in production, creating a "perfect" ground for the reception of unfaithful material[[/note]]. [[SelfServingMemory Sapkowski is doing his best over the years to pretend none of this ever happend nor was his fault]].
** After the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', he's publicly blasted Creator/CDProjektRed over their treatment of the series and accused them of deliberately perpetuating Adaptation Displacement of his novels, and has hinted that he may write new ''Witcher'' novels that will ignore the games. Unlike ''The Hexer'' however, the fanbase [[DeathOfTheAuthor hasn't taken well to his remarks]] as the games are widely acclaimed and well-respected by gamers and fans of the books alike. His comments about [[NewMediaAreEvil not respecting video games as a storytelling medium]] also didn't sit well. It formed into hilarious meme among fans about ''The Witcher'' books actually being sort of prequel-adaptation of video games rather than other way around. Sapkowski and CD Projekt would later enter a partnership deal, seemingly ending the feud.


** After the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', he's publicly blasted Creator/CDProjektRed over their treatment of the series and accused them of deliberately perpetuating Adaptation Displacement of his novels, and has hinted that he may write new ''Witcher'' novels that will ignore the games. Unlike ''The Hexer'' however, the fanbase [[DeathOfTheAuthor hasn't taken well to his remarks]] as the games are widely acclaimed and well-respected by gamers and fans of the books alike. His comments about [[NewMediaAreEvil not respecting video games as a storytelling medium]] also didn't sit well. Sapkwoski and CD Projekt would later enter a partnership deal, seemingly ending the feud.
* FanNickname: AS, from his initials. Meaning TheAce.

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** After the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', he's publicly blasted Creator/CDProjektRed over their treatment of the series and accused them of deliberately perpetuating Adaptation Displacement of his novels, and has hinted that he may write new ''Witcher'' novels that will ignore the games. Unlike ''The Hexer'' however, the fanbase [[DeathOfTheAuthor hasn't taken well to his remarks]] as the games are widely acclaimed and well-respected by gamers and fans of the books alike. His comments about [[NewMediaAreEvil not respecting video games as a storytelling medium]] also didn't sit well. Sapkwoski It formed into hilarious meme among fans about ''The Witcher'' books actually being sort of prequel-adaptation of video games rather than other way around. Sapkowski and CD Projekt would later enter a partnership deal, seemingly ending the feud.
* FanNickname: AS, from his initials. Meaning TheAce. Also known as Pandrzej, a {{portmanteau}} of Pan Andrzej - meaning Mr. Andrew.


** After the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', he's publicly blasted Creator/CDProjektRed over their treatment of the series and accused them of deliberately perpetuating Adaptation Displacement of his novels, and has hinted that he may write new ''Witcher'' novels that will ignore the games. Unlike ''The Hexer'' however, the fanbase [[DeathOfTheAuthor hasn't taken well to his remarks]] as the games are widely acclaimed and well-respected by gamers and fans of the books alike. His comments about [[NewMediaAreEvil not respecting video games as a storytelling medium]] also didn't sit well. It formed into hilarious meme among fans about ''The Witcher'' books actually being sort of prequel-adaptation of video games rather than other way around.

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** After the release of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'', he's publicly blasted Creator/CDProjektRed over their treatment of the series and accused them of deliberately perpetuating Adaptation Displacement of his novels, and has hinted that he may write new ''Witcher'' novels that will ignore the games. Unlike ''The Hexer'' however, the fanbase [[DeathOfTheAuthor hasn't taken well to his remarks]] as the games are widely acclaimed and well-respected by gamers and fans of the books alike. His comments about [[NewMediaAreEvil not respecting video games as a storytelling medium]] also didn't sit well. It formed into hilarious meme among fans about ''The Witcher'' books actually being sort of prequel-adaptation of video games rather than other way around.Sapkwoski and CD Projekt would later enter a partnership deal, seemingly ending the feud.


Andrzej Sapkowski (born 21 June 1948) is a Polish {{Fantasy}} author. He began his career as a writer by sending a story about a "Witcher" to a writing contest organised by a speculative fiction monthly. He didn't win, but garnered enough popularity to become one of the pioneers of the fantasy genre in Poland, which ultimately allowed him to drop his day job as a fur trader and take up writing full-time. He is well-versed in fantasy literature, often discussing fantasy tropes and their appearance in various literary works. In his writing, he is [[AuthorAppeal fond of]] untranslated foreign language passages, Celtic or faux-Celtic themes, and cats.

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Andrzej Sapkowski (born 21 June 1948) is a Polish {{Fantasy}} author. He Born in Łódź, he began his career as a writer by sending a story about a "Witcher" to a writing contest organised by a speculative fiction monthly. He didn't win, but garnered enough popularity to become one of the pioneers of the fantasy genre in Poland, which ultimately allowed him to drop his day job as a fur trader and take up writing full-time. He is well-versed in fantasy literature, often discussing fantasy tropes and their appearance in various literary works. In his writing, he is [[AuthorAppeal fond of]] untranslated foreign language passages, Celtic or faux-Celtic themes, and cats.



* ApprovalOfGod: Despite his feelings about the Polish film and TV adaptation of ''The Witcher'', Sapkowski praised the Netflix LiveActionAdaptation and called Geralt's actor Creator/HenryCavill a "real professional".

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* ApprovalOfGod: ApprovalOfGod:
** Sapkowski allowed Creator/VladimirVasilyev to use Geralt's name for his ''The Big Kiev Witcher'' short story series.
** In 2013 ''The Tales of the Witcher World'' (''Opowieści ze świata wiedźmina''), a collection of short stories written by various Russian and Ukrainian authors got to be officially published in Poland with the [[ApprovalOfGod permission and blessing]] from Sapkowski, and later another one by Polish authors.
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Despite his feelings about the Polish film and TV adaptation of ''The Witcher'', Sapkowski praised the Netflix LiveActionAdaptation and called Geralt's actor Creator/HenryCavill a "real professional".



* FanworkBan:
** Averted. There were fanfiction sections on Sapkowski's site and forum, but they got deleted when the whole site undergone a reconstruction (along with many other things, so it wasn't an operation aimed at fanfiction). They can be only accessed via [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140522085943/http://www.sapkowski.pl/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=10 Web Archive]]. It's probably still safe to create ''Witcher'' fanfics (of course, knowing the [[FlipFlopOfGod author's attitude]] it may change at any moment).
** He allowed Creator/VladimirVasilyev to use Geralt's name for his ''The Big Kiev Witcher'' short story series.
** In 2013 ''The Tales of the Witcher World'' (''Opowieści ze świata wiedźmina''), a collection of short stories written by various Russian and Ukrainian authors got to be officially published in Poland with the [[ApprovalOfGod permission and blessing]] from Sapkowski, and later another one by Polish authors.

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* FanworkBan:
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FanworkBan: Averted. There were fanfiction sections on Sapkowski's site and forum, but they got deleted when the whole site undergone a reconstruction (along with many other things, so it wasn't an operation aimed at fanfiction). They can be only accessed via [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140522085943/http://www.sapkowski.pl/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=10 Web Archive]]. It's probably still safe to create ''Witcher'' fanfics (of course, knowing the [[FlipFlopOfGod author's attitude]] it may change at any moment).
** He allowed Creator/VladimirVasilyev to use Geralt's name for his ''The Big Kiev Witcher'' short story series.
** In 2013 ''The Tales of the Witcher World'' (''Opowieści ze świata wiedźmina''), a collection of short stories written by various Russian and Ukrainian authors got to be officially published in Poland with the [[ApprovalOfGod permission and blessing]] from Sapkowski, and later another one by Polish authors.
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* ApprovalOfGod: Despite his feelings about the Polish film and TV adaptation of ''The Witcher'', Sapkowski praised the Netflix LiveActionAdaptation and called Geralt's actor Creator/HenryCavill a "real professional"

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* ApprovalOfGod: Despite his feelings about the Polish film and TV adaptation of ''The Witcher'', Sapkowski praised the Netflix LiveActionAdaptation and called Geralt's actor Creator/HenryCavill a "real professional"professional".

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* ApprovalOfGod: Despite his feelings about the Polish film and TV adaptation of ''The Witcher'', Sapkowski praised the Netflix LiveActionAdaptation and called Geralt's actor Creator/HenryCavill a "real professional"


!!Tropes relating to his works:

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!!Tropes relating to his works:works include:


** ''Literature/WarriorsOfGod'' (''Boży Bojownicy'', 2004)
** ''Literature/LuxPerpetua'' (2006)
* ''Literature/TheViper'' (''Żmija'', 2009): Novel set [[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan in Afghanistan]] in TheEighties
* ''Literature/MaladieAndOtherStories'' (2012): A collection of short stories, first published in 2000 as ''Something Ends, Something Begins''.

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** ''Literature/WarriorsOfGod'' ''Warriors Of God'' (''Boży Bojownicy'', 2004)
** ''Literature/LuxPerpetua'' ''Lux Perpetua'' (2006)
* ''Literature/TheViper'' ''The Viper'' (''Żmija'', 2009): Novel set [[UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan in Afghanistan]] in TheEighties
* ''Literature/MaladieAndOtherStories'' ''Maladie And Other Stories'' (2012): A collection of short stories, first published in 2000 as ''Something Ends, Something Begins''.


** ''Literature/TowerOfTheSwallow'' (''Wieża jaskółki'', 1997; English fan translation)
** ''Literature/LadyOfTheLake'' (''Pani jeziora'', 1999; English fan translation)

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** ''Literature/TowerOfTheSwallow'' (''Wieża jaskółki'', 1997; English fan translation)
edition: 2016)
** ''Literature/LadyOfTheLake'' (''Pani jeziora'', 1999; English fan translation) edition: 2017)



* AuthorAppeal: Sapkowski often incorporated untranslated foreign language passages, Celtic or faux-Celtic themes, and cats in his writings.



* FanworkBan: Averted. There were fanfiction sections on Sapkowski's site and forum, but they got deleted when the whole site undergone a reconstruction (along with many other things, so it wasn't an operation aimed at fanfiction). They can be only accessed via [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140522085943/http://www.sapkowski.pl/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=10 Web Archive]]. It's probably still safe to create ''Witcher'' fanfics (of course, knowing the [[FlipFlopOfGod author's attitude]] it may change at any moment).

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* FanworkBan: FanworkBan:
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Averted. There were fanfiction sections on Sapkowski's site and forum, but they got deleted when the whole site undergone a reconstruction (along with many other things, so it wasn't an operation aimed at fanfiction). They can be only accessed via [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140522085943/http://www.sapkowski.pl/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=10 Web Archive]]. It's probably still safe to create ''Witcher'' fanfics (of course, knowing the [[FlipFlopOfGod author's attitude]] it may change at any moment).

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