Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pat Rothfuss Fans Should Thank Me

Yesterday Patrick Rothfuss, author of the hugely successful The Name of the Wind (and I do mean HUGELY successful), was kind enough to blog about me. Seems he had some misconceptions about ole' Dave at the start, but was pleasantly surprised by the real thing...

If you want to know why his fans owe me a debt of gratitude, take a look. Here's the post. He's a funny guy. Be ready to chuckle.

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Blogger Mark Lavallee said...

Rothfuss. That's all I need to say.

I'm glad you pimp slapped him in the back of the head though, because seriously, let's say I'm cruising along and he and I hit head on. And he has no seat belt. And he flies out the window and through mine and lands on top of me.

There are three things wrong with this:

1. As much as I love Pat, I don't want him to land on top of me. No that's not a weight joke.

2. The beard might mistake me for an uninformed Catan opponent, and proceed to hand my own ass to me.

And finally

3. I don't want people trying to kill me later. "Hey, that's the guy Pat landed on. He screwed up the entire trilogy, get him!"

So there you have it. I am thankful that you inspired him to higher levels. You have my gratitude! ;)


3:21 PM  
Blogger Andrea Eames said...

Yay, congrats! Well-deserved. Your blog was actually what spurred me on to read The Name of the Wind (and Acacia, of course!), so I guess Pat also owes you a debt of gratitude for the royalties from that copy. Which would probably only be a few cents ... but it's the principle of the thing! :)

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read Pat's post too, it was pretty cool of him. :-)Suffice it to say that everyone should listen when you tell them to put on their seatbelts! :-)

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to kick a man's ass, then go read some Coleridge..." LOLOL! Welllll... that is a no-damn-nonsense look on your face in that pic, true. But that's good--it's also a "I can spin a damn fine story and you should pick this book up, trust me, I know what I'm talking about" look too. The black & white softens it a bit, and I like that. Looks great on a jacket.

An entertaining article, indeed. Very nice of the guy. *chuckle, chuckle, chuckle*

LOL @ incubus jax :D

(By the way, I'll be back on the forum as soon as I finish ACACIA. I get crazy on it and want to read everything everyone posts, and as a result, I've hit a spoiler or two--my fault, no one else's. So I've banned myself for now. You know--tough love.)

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not wearing a seat belt... what was he thinking?!?

Although, some small injury that would had excused him from all those appearance obligations by requiring bed rest with say nothing but pen and paper and allowed him finish book 2 and 3 in record time, wouldn't had been too horrific.

Nah, I wouldn't wish that upon anybody and poor Pat has seen enough hospitals lately and I'm not quite to Kathy Bates levels of fanaticism yet.

Seriously, all lovers of the genre owe you a debt of gratitude. You yourself are a wonderful writer (I still don't like Corinn) and Pat irrefutably wrote the best book of 2007. Here's to many more seat belt wearing and car accident free years of reading both your books.

12:17 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

You know, I have a history with this. I did the same for my sister once, years back. She began to wear her seatbelt and about a week later she did get into an accident. She was perfectly fine and it wasn't that big a deal, but doesn't have to be that big a deal when banging your head is involved.

Fortunately, I don't even think Pat has had any automotive scrapes since then. But still, we don't want him knocking his head on something. The beard is considerable, but it's just not enough protection.

8:15 PM  

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