Monday, April 11, 2011

Announcing...

My daughters name is............ still a secret, and only select individuals are privy to that info at the moment.  ;)

I have launched a new blog today, which is currently titled Ruminating about Scripture.  That's the cleverest, most honest title I could come up with.  If any of you are interested in following or reading along, feel free to click on over there (where? here) and start reading.  There should only be one post per week, though there may at times be more than one, if the mood or urge strikes.  It's basically me sharing my thoughts and feelings about my journey through memorizing bible verses.

Also, for those interested, I listened to a fascinating interview with Pat Rothfuss last week.  It's a little over an hour long, and while I thought most was interesting, there were two parts that are definitely worth the listen to.  Click here to go to the source and get the goods.  The two places I think you should really listen begin at around the 25 minute mark and the 50 minute mark.

In short, one has Pat responding to many people's issue with Wise Man's Fear being slow with plot progression, and the other is something that's slightly alarming.  The response to the slow plot: "[The Kingkiller Chronicle] is a man telling his life story.  You wouldn't go to the library and read an auto-biography and say 'that guy's life didn't have much of a plot.'  Sure, there are elements of plot and story there, but life is rarely arranged neat as a book.  Why should Kvothe's be any different? [paraphrased, obviously, as Pat is much more eloquent in speech]"

The second, at the 50 minute mark, deals with a Robert Frost story.  Pat says, and this time I am quoting, "Everything I have to say about the story right now is in the second book."  I'm not sure what that means, exactly, but it strikes me as alarming.  It burns a small fire of dread where once there wasn't one.  I wonder, nervously, how much will be revealed by the end of the third book, and how much will be left unexplained?  Like Lost, what answers do I need, and how comfortable am I without getting some of them?

Anyway, like I said, I thought the interview was very interesting, and for all Rothfuss fans, I urge you to give it a listen.  I'm pretty sure its SPOILER-FREE for Book 2, but I wouldn't bet my hand on it.

[Lack of transition] The nursery furniture is now all assembled and the baby's room is set up and waiting.  One shower later, the dressers and closet are now slowly filling, and there are still two more to go.  Truly, though, my excitement is at a peak, and I cannot wait to see my daughter.  I already love her so much.

Back to the grindstone now.  Life is still extremely busy, but I hope to have another book review up 'ere the week ends.  Until then...

5 comments:

contemplatrix said...

i wonder if Rothfuss is leaving some options open for spin-offs with characters/stories, maybe a graphic short because he knows he can't and probably shouldn't follow every allusion to a greater story within the book....

thanks for the links to check out. and good luck on the new blog venture.--shame on you for teasing about the baby's name!!;)

~L

David Wagner said...

I like the visual feel of the new site. Good luck with the new blog.

Yeah, that's an odd Rothfuss quote, about everything he wants to say being in Book 2. I'll have to give the interview a good listening to.

Babies are awesome. Children are the only real treasure in life.

logankstewart said...

@L: Yeah, he's said he's got more stories for the world, but I'm wondering what those stories will be. Oh, and by the way, mwa ha ha ha ha ha....

@Dave: Thanks, amigo. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on the interview, too, if you listen.

Paula Titus said...

Decorating the nursery is so FUN! Enjoy every minute of it because she will be a teenager before you know it. :) The new web site looks really great, will be sure to check it out often.

logankstewart said...

@Paula: Thanks! I'd love for you to check out the new blog and offer any insights you may have to whatever my weekly rumination is. Take care!