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Heath
Apr 29, 2008



It's interesting how often you can read a man's inner world just by looking at not only what he chooses to display on a shelf but that he chooses to broadcast himself to the world with those items floating around his head like a halo

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Patware
Jan 3, 2005



PJOmega posted:

I'm not judging him for living in a disorganized mess. Whatever, you do you. I will judge him for choosing to broadcast that. Setting up a podcast nook isn't hard. Hang a sheet or something jfc.

nah those boxes are among books, he made a decision at some point in his life that his decor for this room would be 'kinda messy cheerios boxes'

like an ultra-manbaby version of people who line shelves with empty liquor bottles like they're displaying their conquests

Evil Fluffy
Jul 13, 2009

Scholars are some of the most pompous and pedantic people I've ever had the joy of meeting.

PJOmega posted:

I'm not judging him for living in a disorganized mess. Whatever, you do you. I will judge him for choosing to broadcast that. Setting up a podcast nook isn't hard. Hang a sheet or something jfc.

I'm not sure what's worse:

A. Rothfuss's room naturally has a bunch of Cheerios boxes all over the bookshelves.
B. He intentionally did that to give a distraction from his whine about people asking him why he's a decade late on a book in a series that was "finished" at the outset.

Dienes
Nov 4, 2009

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College Slice


He's really good about responding to even vague questions like "Any chance it'll be out this year?" as if they are demanding he commit to a precise day and time.

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


Gravy Boat 2k

"Shut up, mom! I'll tell you when I get an interview!"

Malpais Legate
Oct 1, 2014



I did not watch the video because in the first like half a second he's running his hands through his stringy beard and I cannot deal.

That being said, I had assumed the Cheerios boxes were some sort of elaborate and dumb joke. But. . they're not? He just. . decorates with them? What the gently caress?

PJOmega
May 5, 2009


Malpais Legate posted:

I did not watch the video because in the first like half a second he's running his hands through his stringy beard and I cannot deal.

That being said, I had assumed the Cheerios boxes were some sort of elaborate and dumb joke. But. . they're not? He just. . decorates with them? What the gently caress?

If it wasn't Rothfuss I could see it as being an ironic borderline artful knock on nerd nostalgia culture consisting of expensive plastic tchotchkes to cover all the Ikea furniture in your apartment. Childhood cereal boxes are on the same artistic merit as any random Funko Pop piece. I've sold empty Booberry/Frankenberry/Count Chocula boxes in shadow boxes at ludicrous markup because nerd consumer culture is disgusting.

Since it is Rothfuss though I don't think it's an ironic sendup.

TV Zombie
Sep 6, 2011

MAMAMOO STAN



Dinosaur Gum

Maybe he just has those boxes from hoarding and they are around his room for easy reachable snacking. His answer about wanting a grand gesture for the release of the third book rubbed me the wrong way. You've had a decade to write the third book, your audience just wants some news about the book.

PJOmega
May 5, 2009


I thought about the snacking angle but it doesn't make sense. Why have a cereal box two feet away when you can run your fingers through the fishing net you call a beard and get all sorts of crunchy bits that may be food right there?

Edit: Sorry not sorry I made myself gag a little there.

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



WHY ARE THEY IN THE BOOKSHELVES WHERE I CAN SEE THAT BOOKS ARE


What's worse, that he has a bunch of cheerios boxes in the bookshelves or that he collects cheerios dust jackets because that's the only other way this can be interpreted

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry






He hides his secret manuscripts inside them. Well, inside one. The rest are just decoys, in case a passing pizza delivery guy gets a little TOO into his beautiful game.

HIJK
Nov 25, 2012

People were stupid, sometimes. They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.


He's trying to be quirky and Not Like Those Other Girls

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



my read has always been that rothfuss adopted the Softboy thing despite being far too old for it so he could, i don't know, try and tempt 19-year olds into threesomes, and has maintained it despite how vigorously it's fallen out of style due to the rapid-fire exposures of multiple higher-profile softboys as sex pests

eXXon
Aug 19, 2002



PJOmega posted:

If it wasn't Rothfuss I could see it as being an ironic borderline artful knock on nerd nostalgia culture consisting of expensive plastic tchotchkes to cover all the Ikea furniture in your apartment. Childhood cereal boxes are on the same artistic merit as any random Funko Pop piece. I've sold empty Booberry/Frankenberry/Count Chocula boxes in shadow boxes at ludicrous markup because nerd consumer culture is disgusting.

Since it is Rothfuss though I don't think it's an ironic sendup.

Why the gently caress would you decorate your own house ironically as a fully grown adult?

pseudanonymous
Aug 30, 2008

When you make the second entry and the debits and credits balance, and you blow them to hell.

eXXon posted:

Why the gently caress would you decorate your own house ironically as a fully grown adult?

In what sense is he an adult?

PJOmega
May 5, 2009


eXXon posted:

Why the gently caress would you decorate your own house ironically as a fully grown adult?

Honestly I thought it looked like a shed of some sort.

Evil Fluffy
Jul 13, 2009

Scholars are some of the most pompous and pedantic people I've ever had the joy of meeting.

pseudanonymous posted:

In what sense is he an adult?

Age, size, and not much else.

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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OK, I'll ask. What is a "softboy?"

my bony fealty
Oct 1, 2008










Solice Kirsk posted:

OK, I'll ask. What is a "softboy?"

as I understand it its a dude who takes on a persona of emotional vulnerability and/or character flaws to try to get girls to sleep with him

"let's snort oxy and make love while listening to Beach House," said the softboy. "God, I'm sorry I'm so hosed up."

TV Zombie
Sep 6, 2011

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Dinosaur Gum

Maybe he has or is trying to gain a Cheerios sponsorship for whatever he does..

Relax Or DIE
May 8, 2006

You should come inside the box... Then you'll know what I mean.



You've waiting for a decade for the next genre-definding masterpiece from Patrick Rothfuss, fantasy's unrivaled wordsmith. Now he's coming to breakfast! Find chapters of whatever the third book is supposed to be called in specially marked boxes of Cheerios, Honey-nut Cheerios, and Chocolate Cheerios.

Daric
Dec 23, 2007

Shawn:
Do you really want to know my process?

Lassiter:
Absolutely.

Shawn:
Well it starts with a holla! and ends with a Creamsicle.


I really thought they were going to be like collectible boxes of cheerios with special covers or something but no, they're just regular cheerios boxes.

pseudanonymous
Aug 30, 2008

When you make the second entry and the debits and credits balance, and you blow them to hell.

Daric posted:

I really thought they were going to be like collectible boxes of cheerios with special covers or something but no, they're just regular cheerios boxes.

He probably signed them, thus making them eminently collectible in his mind, like when he signs other people's books.

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



"I have the largest collection of Pat Rothfuss signed memorabilia," says theoretical author Pat Rothfuss.

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


Gravy Boat 2k

Solice Kirsk posted:

OK, I'll ask. What is a "softboy?"
Travis McElroy.

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


Gravy Boat 2k

my bony fealty posted:

as I understand it its a dude who takes on a persona of emotional vulnerability and/or character flaws to try to get girls to sleep with him

"let's snort oxy and make love while listening to Beach House," said the softboy. "God, I'm sorry I'm so hosed up."
Nah, the softboy's pick-up line is acknowledging how "valid" she is.

Patware
Jan 3, 2005



Sham bam bamina! posted:

Travis McElroy.

probably the most benign of all softboy examples but yeah absolutely bang-on

Captain Hotbutt
Aug 18, 2014

Hello, I'd like to humiliate some hussies and I'm in a hurry.


He wants to be Tom Bombadil from Lord of the Rings.

Benevolent, gracious, wise, mysterious, a rescuer. Full of song, weaver of tales, playful, witty. Incorruptible by dark forces. Twee. A lovely home and a lovely life. One with nature, the ruler of his own little kingdom. A GREAT BIG BUSHY BEARD!

Insufferably quirky, but still weirdly married to a young-looking wife well above his weight class. He cannot be corrupted by the One Ring and could easily destroy it, but is too dumb and distracted and uncaring to actually do anything about it.

TheGreatEvilKing
Mar 28, 2016



"They are beautiful Cheerios", said the pizza boy, with a smile that parted his face like sun rising over grey clouds.

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry






TheGreatEvilKing posted:

"They are beautiful Cheerios", said the pizza boy, with a smile that parted his face like sun rising over grey clouds.

pseudanonymous
Aug 30, 2008

When you make the second entry and the debits and credits balance, and you blow them to hell.

TheGreatEvilKing posted:

"They are beautiful Cheerios", said the pizza boy, with a smile that parted his face like sun rising over grey clouds.



It so captures his poetic seemingness but then when you actually parse the words carefully the simile never makes any sense. Also the typo

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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I like Tak. It's a fun game to play when it's the last couple people awake at a game night.

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat


Gravy Boat 2k

Burn the heretic.

Dreqqus
Feb 20, 2013

Yeah! Let's mash it up! Bigger, badder, better! Ahahahaha!


Solice Kirsk posted:

I like Tak. It's a fun game to play when it's the last couple people awake at a game night.

Brave of that pizza guy to out himself itt

TheGreatEvilKing
Mar 28, 2016



I'm pretty sure it's a similie Rothfuss uses too tbh.

PJOmega
May 5, 2009


Solice Kirsk posted:

I like Tak. It's a fun game to play when it's the last couple people awake at a game night.

Hey girls you wanna come to our game night we're just a bunch of fun nerdy guys who play until people start to pass out c'mon over there'll be some Mike's hard lemonade if you're feeling adventurous

pentyne
Nov 7, 2012
I POSTED ON SOMETHINGAWFUL AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID REDTEXT.


PJOmega posted:

Hey girls you wanna come to our game night we're just a bunch of fun nerdy guys who play until people start to pass out c'mon over there'll be some Mike's hard lemonade if you're feeling adventurous

Rothfuss almost certainly buys those hipster alcoholic root beers and offers to make booze ice cream floats.

pseudanonymous
Aug 30, 2008

When you make the second entry and the debits and credits balance, and you blow them to hell.

pentyne posted:

Rothfuss almost certainly buys those hipster alcoholic root beers and offers to make booze ice cream floats.

That sounds good. And I live in Portland. Why am I not aware of such things? I mean good to drink, not with ice cream. And no I don't want to date surprise sex Patrick Rothfuss fans.

Dirt Road Junglist
Oct 8, 2010

There's a ghost in me
Who wants to say I'm sorry
Doesn't mean I'm sorry






pseudanonymous posted:

That sounds good. And I live in Portland. Why am I not aware of such things? I mean good to drink, not with ice cream. And no I don't want to date surprise sex Patrick Rothfuss fans.

You've never had Not Your Father's Root Beer? John's Marketplace has it for sure, but I see it in a lot of stores around PDX (assuming you meant OR). I think they also do an orange soda, and maybe a Mountain Dew-alike. There's probably some locally brewed variants, too, because hipsters, but boozy sodas aren't really my thing.

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PJOmega
May 5, 2009


pseudanonymous posted:

That sounds good. And I live in Portland. Why am I not aware of such things? I mean good to drink, not with ice cream. And no I don't want to date surprise sex Patrick Rothfuss fans.

It's basically the drink if choice at Ground Kontrol.

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