I’m curious….

So… if we were to make some Name of The Wind themed Valentine’s day cards and put them in The Tinker’s Packs, is that something y’all would be interested in?

And if so, what would you like to see on those cards? Quotes? Pictures?

And which quotes? Which pictures?

Curiously yours,

pat

 

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  1. bringbrong
    Posted January 18, 2015 at 10:30 PM | Permalink

    YES! I would love an Auri themed Valentines day card. Maybe one of Kvothe playing for her. It may not be love like Kvothe has for Denna but i find it is very pure and true. Or just one of her in her underthing, because nothing is more important than feeling safe and like you belong.I’m not sure about what to use for a quote, you have written to many to chose from.
    I may just want them to buy for myself but…………

    • MarkKlassen
      Posted January 18, 2015 at 11:22 PM | Permalink

      A quote that could be used here: “You have a stone in your heart, and some days it’s so heavy there is nothing to be done. But you don’t have to be alone for it. You should have come to me. I understand.”

      • bringbrong
        Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

        That is actually perfect. Please make this one!

      • cfaopu
        Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:04 PM | Permalink

        Oh yes!!! When I read that bit in the book I was a mess… tears actually soaked the pages :-(

    • madashek
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 8:32 AM | Permalink

      This would be a perfect companion to your recently released book!

  2. heathborders
    Posted January 18, 2015 at 10:34 PM | Permalink

    My wife is a huge fan of yours, so I’d love to be able to buy her one of your cards for Valentine’s Day.

    Also, I think she reads this blog, but I don’t know if she reads the comments or not. I suppose we’ll find out.

  3. Posted January 18, 2015 at 10:40 PM | Permalink

    Of course we’d be interested! What a silly question!
    And I’d like to see quotes. Quotes! Quotes! I’ve gathered a few to help you get started:
    “I guess I’m destined to be loveless”
    ‘If you are reading this I am probably dead.’
    “Damn chicken. Come eat your dinner. I’m cold.”
    “She’s obviously stupid for you. And you’re just plain stupid, so it’s a great match.”
    “One wife, you’re happy, two and you’re tired, three and they’ll hate each other, four and they’ll hate you.”
    “Isn’t that the way of the world? We want the sweet things, but we need the unpleasant ones.”

    P.S. You probably shouldn’t listen to me.
    P.P.S. No, really. You shouldn’t. These are terrible ideas. But I did amuse myself. Must count for something….

    • pacifist
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:36 AM | Permalink

      “One wife, you’re happy. Two wives, you’re tired, three and they’ll hate each other, four and they’ll hate you.” has some serious potential.

      on the inside it could say “please don’t hate me”

  4. MarkKlassen
    Posted January 18, 2015 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

    Easy! Here’s one I’ve actually used before: “I’ve waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are.”

    • Amanda
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:44 AM | Permalink

      I can’t even believe I didn’t think of that one.

    • Fel
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 2:21 PM | Permalink

      Then you open the card and it says “If you mix it with piss, it turns into candy. Delicious candy.”

    • Minus
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:57 AM | Permalink

      I just thought that a picture of a Selas flower would be perfect, and then you go and find the perfect quote, thank you. This should be a card.

    • Yala
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

      Yesss.. I love this quote. Would love a card that says:
      “I’ve waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are.”
      Also:
      “Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
      Ugh.. there are sooooo many.

      • notaboyscout
        Posted January 26, 2015 at 5:40 PM | Permalink

        “Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”

        Please and thank you.

  5. MarkKlassen
    Posted January 18, 2015 at 11:20 PM | Permalink

    A few others that come to mind:

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”

    “There are so many men, all endlessly trying to sweep me off my feet. And there is one of you, trying just the opposite. Making sure my feet are firm beneath me lest I fall.”

    • Cirlonde
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:21 AM | Permalink

      +1 for:

      “Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”

      This is my favorite quote from the entire series (so far at least!) I’ve actually got it tacked up in my office. To me, it is just the most beautiful description of real love and it resonates with something in me.

    • surelyurjoking
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:28 AM | Permalink

      Yes to both of these!! I came here to write them!

  6. ulyssessword
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 12:55 AM | Permalink

    “There are seven words that will make a woman love you” on the front…

    …and a blank line on the inside.

    • SporkTastic
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 1:15 AM | Permalink

      That’s goooood.

    • weeks.torrie
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 4:14 AM | Permalink

      I had thought a series of cards that used each of Kvothe’s “seven words” would be neat. Your idea though… wow!

    • Yala
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 10:43 AM | Permalink

      Ulyssessword, this is brilliant. Leaves the giver to use a number of private jokes, or romantic inclinations.. or perhaps a proposal!

    • brutusq13
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 3:44 PM | Permalink

      I think the seven word idea is the best Especially leaving it up to the card giver for the phrase!

    • Holmelund
      Posted January 21, 2015 at 3:19 AM | Permalink

      But alas I do not know them

    • notaboyscout
      Posted January 26, 2015 at 6:25 PM | Permalink

      Oh, yes. Brilliant.

  7. SporkTastic
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 1:16 AM | Permalink

    YASSSSSSS! It is a thing that must happen!

  8. asdrubael
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 2:52 AM | Permalink

    I would love such cards, but I suspect shipping outside the US would be either really expensive or take several weeks. Currently the cheapest shipping option to Germany seems to be about 15-20 $ for a simple shirt or print, which makes buying a set of cards for 10 $ or less pretty unattractive (the same is true for most other goods by the way).

    I know you can also send stuff with “snail mail”, but that tends to take several weeks, so Valentines Day might already be over, before it arrives. I would absolutely risk it however.

  9. Posted January 19, 2015 at 2:56 AM | Permalink

    That would be awesome! I’ve always been on the look-out for an original valentines card.
    Would they be able to be sent to europe?

  10. Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:21 AM | Permalink

    We’ll send them. International shipping always has the potential of being problematic though….

    • NatiBaseggio
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:26 AM | Permalink

      Valentine’s Day in Brazil is June 12 so I think it can arrive just in time. I would order some for sure! Usually international shipment takes 2 months to get here so… I got plenty of waiting to do :)

  11. Little My
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:25 AM | Permalink

    For an additional data point, I wouldn’t be interested. I love the Kingkiller series, but fall in the camp of people who find Valentine’s Day to be a Hallmark holiday (although if you’re going to mark the occasion, this would be a classy way to do it).

    • lenamoster
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 8:09 AM | Permalink

      I also think Valentine’s Day is stupid, but these cards might just inspire me to buy them anyway!

    • jadjad
      Posted January 21, 2015 at 6:49 PM | Permalink

      At the risk of being a Hater, I call it “Singles’ Awareness Day”.

      I still love the flowers quote idea. :)

  12. CraftlordDark
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 6:44 AM | Permalink

    What about this quote? Most people will laugh like crazy with this valentine´s card quote D:

    “I am trying to wake your sleeping mind to the subtle language the world is whispering. I am trying to seduce you into understanding… so quit grabbing at my tits.”

  13. DigDevilDig
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 7:56 AM | Permalink

    I would love to see some Four Corners Valentines cards.

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”

    Followed by a “Thanks for loving me like no one else …” or similar.

  14. midobal
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 8:19 AM | Permalink

    I’m not so much into Valentine’s Day (where I live has it’s own regional tradition and also celebrates the one of “the rose and the book”, which I believe you have heard of), but if there’s some nice artwork of Auri (and providing that there would be International Shipping) I wouldn’t mind to get myself one.

    In any case, I believe that this is a great idea and (if sucessful, which is more than likely) could be expanded to more festivities.

  15. Robert N
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 8:27 AM | Permalink

    My choice of quote would be:

    “I’ve waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are.”

  16. Albender
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 10:49 AM | Permalink

    I’d like to be honest here. I wouldn’t buy that, sorry.

  17. Payne5890
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM | Permalink

    A little late to the game, but this has always been a personal favorite of mine:

    “If you can find someone like that, someone who you can hold and close your eyes to the world with, then you’re lucky. Even if it only lasts for a minute or a day.”

  18. I_Am_Kvothe
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 12:06 PM | Permalink

    Actually, I think it would be *much* cooler to have A Princess & mr. Whiffle valentine’s day card set. They;re just so much more…I don’t know. It could work.
    But also…
    It would be amazing to have a NOTW valentine’s day cards of love quotes from each of the masters.
    Hard to find, though…

  19. Posted January 19, 2015 at 12:11 PM | Permalink

    I think this is a marvelous idea. I bought Talent Pipes necklaces for my wife and me on Valentine’s day a few years back because I don’t like wearing a wedding ring on my finger (I just don’t like things hanging on my hands — I don’t wear a watch either). We look at them as our alternative to rings and value them very highly. It was also to invoke the compelling relationship between Kvothe and Denna, with its inspiring sincerity. Most importantly, however, it reminds us of our romantic affections and our efforts in life to perfect our relationship and make our lives like a fine musical performance, outside and in, separately and together — to actually win the privilege of wearing the “Pipes,” if you will. I’ve read your books four times through, now, and I still find that relationship deeply intriguing. You have some marvelous comments from Kvothe and Denna on the values of romantic ties that would no doubt make for great cards. There’s also the relationship between Kvothe’s parents, which was a vital and nuanced thing. Surely there are many things that they said to each other that might find a place in a fun or inspiring card? Perhaps something from the Lay of Sir Savien Traliard and Aloine (especially from the scene between Denna and Kvothe at the Aeolian)?

  20. JJLeggo
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 12:20 PM | Permalink

    I don’t even have anyone to send one to this year, and I will still buy these :)
    How could I pass up the chance to have Valentine’s Day cards from a great love story?

  21. ced
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 1:19 PM | Permalink

    Copyright issues aside, I’d put the classic bare-chested lute-carrying Kvothe on the front, with text along the lines of “A song for you on valentines day:”

    Then on the inside have:

    “Your skills in love they do suffice, in close embrace I find you nice!”

    Obviously I don’t really do valentines day cards… but THAT I would buy.

    • Karissima
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 12:37 PM | Permalink

      +1 Ha ha ha ha I would love this

    • LaMiss
      Posted January 23, 2015 at 5:58 AM | Permalink

      Hahahaha, I probably wouldn’t buy it. I mean, who would you give it to? As a thank you for your one-night stand? But it’s hilarious.

  22. Posted January 19, 2015 at 2:19 PM | Permalink

    I was just reviewing the story of Felurian and Kvothe. These seem like fine quotes for Valentine’s day cards. If there’s time to create images to go with them, they could be wonderful. Then again, they’d probably have to be abstract or impressionistic since you probably prefer to have Felurian remain a creation of the imagination of the reader rather than explicitly suggested by someone else’s image of her. For example, to me, her skin is blue.

    “Our rhythm is like a silent song.”

    “Your kisses are like sunlight on my lips.”

  23. Argent
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM | Permalink

    I would (probably) buy a few, obviously depending on the price. I am a fanboy, but I am not a $30-for-a-card fanboy.

    On a related note, I haven’t needed Valentine’s Day merch in many years, but hopefully Kvothe the Suave can up my game a little :P

  24. djp3268
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 3:39 PM | Permalink

    Not particularly but, if I were able to be swayed otherwise, it’d be something with Elodin. Like when he says, “Your next assignment is to get laid. If there are any questions, see me after class.”

    • djp3268
      Posted January 19, 2015 at 3:57 PM | Permalink

      Or the quote that runs along the lines of: “It’s easy to love because. Anyone can love something because, but to love something despite – to know its flaws and imperfections, and still love . That is rare and beautiful and wonderful.”

  25. AlistairM
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 3:41 PM | Permalink

    My favourite quote which may work for a Valentines card is

    “We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”

  26. Posted January 19, 2015 at 3:47 PM | Permalink

    After asking our followers, they’re all certainly looking forward to see some Name of The Wind Valentine’s day cards. Everyone liked the idea.

    They also suggest, like some people in the previous comments, that each card could have only seven words on it. Another card could be: “Which are your seven words?”, or something related with that.

    Anyway, we all would love to see them :)

  27. Rainphase
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 4:19 PM | Permalink

    How about some Valentine’s Day cards as if they were written by Ambrose? Which would mean the most antiromantic, cringe-inducing, squicky cards ever produced :)

  28. Aaron
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

    lay of sir savien
    seven words said above also sounds good

    maybe some of Simonin’s poetry for fela?
    something of felurian?
    maybe from kvothe’s poem for her…

  29. XETWS
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 6:03 PM | Permalink

    “Quit grabbing at my tits!˜

  30. colinthom89
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 7:18 PM | Permalink

    How about cards of couples with one person on each side? You know, Sim and Fela, Arliden and Laurian… Ambrose and Heme.

    For Sim and Fela, I always loved this quote but it’s a bit long:
    “It was worth blood and the fear of death to see her fall in love with him. Just a little. Just the first faint breath of love, so light she probably didn’t notice it herself. It wasn’t dramatic, like some bolt of lightning with a crack of thunder following. It was more like when flint strikes steel and the spark fades almost too fast for you to see. But still, you know it’s there, down where you can’t see, kindling.”

    Arliden and Laurian, “It’s worth my life to make my wife not tally a lot less”

    Ambrose and Heme, “I dropped a poem in the hallway outside Ambrose’s rooms. It was an acrostic that spoke of his powerful affection for Master Hemme.”

    Here are some characters I would love to see in the cards, even though they don’t relate to the Valentine’s theme:

    Brenden playing Tak, “Oh yes, I think I’m going to have quite a bit of fun playing with you”

    Threpe at the pier with squinty eyed sailor rushing in the background, “And remember, small thaws make great floods, so be twice wary of a slowly changing season”

    Scarpi in the inn with his clay wine cup upside down next to him, “I only know one story. But oftentimes, small pieces seem to be stories in themselves.” Perhaps put Sceop on the other side of the card, with the Edema Ruh campfire in the background.

  31. bafwabalinga
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 7:47 PM | Permalink

    “Call a jack a jack, Call a spade a spade but always call a whore a lady. You’re my favorite lady.”

  32. CSP_Charlie
    Posted January 19, 2015 at 8:45 PM | Permalink

    If you can make something of this quote it would be amazing. One of my favourites!

    “You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she’s beautiful, she’ll think you’re sweet, but she won’t believe you. She knows that beauty lies in your beholding.” Bast gave a grudging shrug. “And sometimes that’s enough.”
    His eyes brightened. “But there’s a better way. You show her she is beautiful. You make mirrors of your eyes, prayers of your hands against her body. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you…” Bast gestured excitedly. “Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn’t seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.”

    The last 9 words there are brilliant. Although they kind of need the lead-in, so would be tough to make work!

    • Posted January 19, 2015 at 11:49 PM | Permalink

      This.

    • Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:51 AM | Permalink

      Yes! Love this quote!

    • Arydis
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 10:32 AM | Permalink

      Maybe adapting it to:

      Traditional Card:
      Outside of card;
      “You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she’s beautiful, she’ll think you’re sweet, but she won’t believe you. But there’s a better way. You show her she is beautiful. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you…

      Inside of card:
      Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn’t seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.”

      A trifold card could also be used to split the front of the card at “but there’s a better way. . .

    • notaboyscout
      Posted January 26, 2015 at 6:32 PM | Permalink

      woof.

      Yes. This.

  33. bebarce
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 1:23 AM | Permalink

    It’s a quick and dirty idea, and I’m no designer, but I was thinking something like this.

  34. Oatmeal
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 2:02 AM | Permalink

    Yes, I would absolutely purchase and give, and/or, display these with great pride. I don’t even really care what’s on them, although all of the above suggestions are fantastic.

    • Oatmeal
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 4:56 AM | Permalink

      Might I suggest “It’s all just energy. If you keep doing it, you’ll feel it begin to get hot…”

  35. cynrtst
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 3:55 AM | Permalink

    Absolutely

  36. firebird
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM | Permalink

    You have got to sell roses. Atleast fake roses. Some kind of rose.

    • Nora
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM | Permalink

      or selas flowers xD

      • firebird
        Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:41 AM | Permalink

        Is that a real flower? I think roses would be ingenious as a gag for any kingkiller fan.

        • Nora
          Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:51 AM | Permalink

          I don’t think so, but if you go for fake flowers anyways: why not? ^^

  37. katherineofyork
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:26 AM | Permalink

    Most certainly! I’d buy them to just send to myself, especially if there are Bast, Elodin and Ambrose cards.

    Also, one with the Maer giving the obvious gift of roses.

  38. Nora
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:28 AM | Permalink

    “As lovely as the moon: not flawless, perhaps, but perfect”

  39. FarAwayDragon
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM | Permalink

    Maybe a picture of a falling leaf with the quote “There are seven words that will make a woman love you”
    Then on the inside “No idea which seven..but you must have said them at some point”
    ?

  40. TomHC3
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:36 AM | Permalink

    A picture of Auri looking at the gear.

    The fact that sometimes you don’t find the right place the first time, connects to me. And the fact that people don’t come into a relationship whole – but “broken” hits so close to home.

    So many different wordings can be used inside. I actually quoted your afterward when I gave my wife the gear necklace – a gift that she said was her favorite in our 25 years of knowing each other.
    “This story is for all the slightly broken people out there. I am one of you. You are not alone. You are all beautiful to me.”

    • notaboyscout
      Posted January 26, 2015 at 6:35 PM | Permalink

      OK, make me cry at work, why don’t you.

      I want Auri peering at Fulcrum, and ^that quote on the inside.

  41. Constance
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 7:51 AM | Permalink

    Someone find a way to make work ““There is a great deal of difference between a penis and a heart.”

  42. Posted January 20, 2015 at 8:01 AM | Permalink

    I have been known to say “Pat Rothfuss could write on the side of a milk carton and I would buy it and be happy with my purchase”. So yes I would love something valentines day themed. One of the quotes from Auri/Kvothes dinners would be great. I would also buy something with the lay of Felurian in it.

    • MommaAng
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 8:58 AM | Permalink

      Yes we couldn’t have Valentines without Felurian.

  43. nicolas-g
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 8:17 AM | Permalink

    How about, “You know I’m handy with the flute, but tonight I’m earning my pipes” * wink wink *

  44. MommaAng
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 8:57 AM | Permalink

    I love this idea. I read some of the suggestions and I love them, especially Kvothe playing for Auri. You could make some great ones with Kilvin or the other Masters. Some snotty jackass ones from Ambrose. I would love a ‘naming’ valentine from Elodin. But I have 4 girls so you know what my twisted sense of humour would like….Princess Valentines. But Master Wordsmith Rothfuss I leave the words and quotes to you. ;)

  45. Kelly
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:27 AM | Permalink

    Yes! Please make them snarky. And the kind I can send to friends, not just someone I love-love. It is my book club gals who would get the most enjoyment out of receiving such a thing!!!! Can’t wait!

    • Arydis
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

      Yes! not just the romantic cards, you have a lot of great material on friendship and “home” as well.

  46. Yala
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 10:51 AM | Permalink

    “Using words to talk of words is like using a pencil to draw a picture of itself, on itself. Impossible. Confusing. Frustrating … but there are other ways to understanding.”

    This could be a “naughty” card. I would buy it. Especially if you opened it and it played “bow chicka wow-wow” (just joking.. but you get the idea).

    Would love cards for a variety of occasions, or no occasion at all! And I heartily agree with bringbrong, there are many “unromantic” loves out there. Would love those options as well.

  47. smileyvirgo1
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

    “I’ve told stories in the past, painted pictures with words, told hard lies and harder truths. Once, I sang colors to a blind man. Seven hours I played, but at the end he said he saw them, green and red and gold. That, I think, was easier than this. Trying to make you understand her with nothing more than words. You have never seen her, never heard her voice. You cannot know.”
    “I will buy you dinner and spend hours waxing rhapsodic over the vast landscape of wonder that is you. For the rest of the day, the world cannot touch us.”
    “No one wins a dance. The point of dancing is the motion a body makes. A well-played game reveals the moving of a mind. There is a beauty to these things for those with eyes to see it.”
    “Though I am doused in you, I burn. The motion of your head is like a song. Is like a spark. Is like a breath that billows me and fans to flame a fire that cannot help but spread and roar your name.”
    “If we were living in a better age they’d build a temple around a woman like that.”
    “Each woman is like an instrument, waiting to be learned, loved, and finely played, to have at last her own true music made.”
    or a slightly changed quote like “Cards are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”
    “To say you are lovely is such an understatement that I cannot begin to repair it.”
    And I love the quote Arydis mentioned above:
    “You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she’s beautiful, she’ll think you’re sweet, but she won’t believe you. But there’s a better way. You show her she is beautiful. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you…
    Inside of card:
    Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn’t seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.”
    And from Payne5890:
    “If you can find someone like that, someone who you can hold and close your eyes to the world with, then you’re lucky. Even if it only lasts for a minute or a day.”

    • smileyvirgo1
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:04 AM | Permalink

      Oops, should read “The motion of your turning head is like a song.”

  48. Kilian
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:04 AM | Permalink

    The quote I would like to see is the first time Denna smiles at Kvothe in the Eolian when he talks about walking out onto the ice. That quote was read at my wedding, so I would definitely buy that card if it were made.

  49. T.L Di Giacomo
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:10 AM | Permalink

    Absolutely, please! Quotes, quotes….
    Certainly a collection of the seven words hidden throughout the books.
    Perhaps “Your face is like a kitchen.”
    There was a quote from the scene where Kvothe is crying and Auri is comforting him, but I can’t remember for the life of me what it is. If anyone could help me out with that that would be great!
    There are so many good quotes in the books, if I had to list all of the ones I think could go on a Valentine’s card I’d be typing for quite a while…I’ll have to rely on my fellow readers to share their fantastic ideas, I guess.

    • Manda
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 4:31 PM | Permalink

      “You have the sweetest face… It’s like the perfect kitchen… Everything matches and the sugar bowl is right where it should be.”

      It sounds like she’s talking nonsense but I’ve always been certain Kvothe’s “sugar bowl” is his mouth.

      • zacharymstein
        Posted January 26, 2015 at 12:20 PM | Permalink

        If someone gave me this card I would propose on the spot.

  50. Miralys
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:21 AM | Permalink

    Personally, I honestly couldn’t care less about Valentine’s Cards – but I also ignore Valentine’s Day; I think it’s a stupid holiday. Birthday Cards however would be something else.

  51. nevetswillis
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:43 AM | Permalink

    you should put out the next book in Valentine days cards. ok so thats probably a bad idea. i just really want to read the next book. please put out the next book. please. im begging you. at least give us a idea of when it will come out. please. please. please.

  52. Roddy
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:46 AM | Permalink

    “My heart is like a Rue caravan: covered with blood and shot full of arrows.”

    “Roses are red, violets are blue, I won’t ever make a move, and neither will you.”

    “You’re alright, but I’d rather be playing my lute. And by ‘playing,’ I mean ‘furiously having sex with.'”

    “If I say something stupid, it’s because I was dosed with a plum bob. Titty sprinkes.”

  53. Roddy
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:47 AM | Permalink

    Ruh*

  54. sharensheehan
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:48 AM | Permalink

    Just want to say that Master Kilvan is my favorite. Mature, brawny and academic, with a passion for creating an eternal lamp. I like to pretend I’m a peasant woman in a remote mountain village in that world who has always had the secret to the eternal lamp, and that sometime in the next book, Kilvan finds me. ;)
    Not necessarily a Valentine, but I”d buy a card, or art, or a small book (hint) about Kilvan.

    • katherineofyork
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 1:34 PM | Permalink

      I love that there’s someone for everyone in these books, and that friends of mine often have completely different favourite characters from one another.

      How many out there are harbouring deep and sincere feelings for Master Hemme, I wonder.

  55. T.L Di Giacomo
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    I would love it most if you could sell them in a pack…maybe some like the Valentine’s cards we gave when we were in school, when we had to make sure that the whole class felt loved, and then some that are more stand-up-able, adult cards.

  56. Posted January 20, 2015 at 12:21 PM | Permalink

    Yes please. And don’t forget to make some flirtatious ones from Bast. <3 I love Bast. (Not as much as Kvothe, of course, but still. Handsome Faen devil.)

    Oh, and what about Arliden and Laurien?

    Or something like what Kvothe wrote for the Maer Alvaron to Meluin Lackless? Those would certainly be extravagant and poetic!

    And why would these cards just be for Valentines day? I think they would be lovely for all occasions and all days.

  57. bakaup
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 1:08 PM | Permalink

    are these normal cards or the ones that open in the middle?
    If they open in the middle then put a tree on the cover. hahahaha then on the inside in fancy script. “tragic love is the best, Love.”

  58. lepickner
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 1:40 PM | Permalink

    A few satirical ones would be appreciated .
    Something a little more elodin- style

  59. Hagbard
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 1:49 PM | Permalink

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned this:

    “A woman is like a fine instrument, waiting to be learned, loved and finely played, to have, at last, her own true music made.”

    Maybe it’s because I’m a guitar player of 45 years, but there is an immense truth in those words.

  60. bearyourcross
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 2:27 PM | Permalink

    “I was just wondering why you’re here.”

  61. bearyourcross
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM | Permalink

    I’d also accept an entire manuscript of the third book as a card…

  62. Mr-Krinkles
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 2:37 PM | Permalink

    Could one of the Valentines cards be of your epic beard? Or perhaps a song-o-gram card that has a lute playing a song from one of the books?

  63. thewindsname
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 3:06 PM | Permalink

    No quotes, but here’s some terrible pick up lines:

    You may not be my lute, but I’d still like my hands to make sweet music, when they touch you.

    If I would jump off a roof to get into a class, then just imagine what I’d do to get into you.

    Are you related to Felurian? Because your beauty must drive people crazy.

    Are you related to kvothe? Because I can’t pronounce your name, but that won’t stop me from screaming it to the rooftops.

  64. Manda
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 4:17 PM | Permalink

    I would love a Valentine with Kvothe, Sim, and Wilem stumbling home from the Eolian. Perhaps crossing the stone arch bridge with their arms around one another. You know, the way you sling your arms around your friends’ shoulders because you love them, but also because you are too drunk to walk properly.

    “The three boys, one dark, one light, and one- for lack of a better word- fiery, do not notice the night. Perhaps some part of them does, but they are young, and drunk, and busy knowing deep in their hearts that they will never grow old or die. They also know that they are friends, and they share a certain love that will never leave them. The boys know many other things, but none of them seem as important as this. Perhaps they are right.”

    • Manda
      Posted January 20, 2015 at 4:22 PM | Permalink

      Lots of other people have cited this one but for a romantic card, “We love what we love…” is my favorite quote.

  65. Enjorous
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:26 PM | Permalink

    You are sweet music in a distant room
    You are my shadow willow on a sunny day
    You are my bright penny by the roadside. You are worth more than salt or the moon on a long night of walking. You are sweet wine in my mouth, a song in my throat, and laughter in my heart.

    Because there haven’t been enough cheesy lines yet.

  66. Posted January 20, 2015 at 9:50 PM | Permalink

    In my head, I’m liking a front page picture of Denna from the “breathless” scene just her face, lying on the ground face up (maybe profile like from the side, or straight up looking down), Kvothe’s face obscured behind hers as he whispers in her ear, and the title on the page is “The seven words that will make any woman fall in love with you” inside it could either be blank, for obvious reasons, or for the book lovers it could literally just have the seven words from the scene.

    And I +1 the Auri suggestions above.

  67. Zin
    Posted January 20, 2015 at 11:40 PM | Permalink

    …a shelf where you can put your heart.

  68. macnoremac
    Posted January 21, 2015 at 6:02 AM | Permalink

    You should definitely make a card where it’s Kvothe standing in the leaves of the sword tree, sword in hand, hair flying because of the strong wind. THAT would be the only kind of valentine card that I’d like to see.

  69. zz
    Posted January 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

    A drawing of Fulcrum on the front and inside “You are my Fulcrum”

  70. SpinalCracka
    Posted January 21, 2015 at 12:19 PM | Permalink

    About artwork: Will these use existing artwork ( book covers etc)? Will these be individually illustrated? Provided by Nathan Taylor ( love the silhouettes of Auri )? Community contributions ( steeples fingers )?

  71. KaydenMac
    Posted January 21, 2015 at 4:42 PM | Permalink

    Yes! Of course! I would like to see some geared towards friends as well as romantic ones. Becasuse without Wil, Sim, and Auri where would Kvothe be? Probably in a ditch, or The Rookery, quite possibly even in a shallow grave.

  72. MahadiSilsmentor
    Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:16 AM | Permalink

    What might work would be to take 10 assorted quotes from the books (maybe even something from book 3) and have them as options. So you’ve got clever covers of scenes/characters and the inside could be blank with a choice of quote for an up charge.

    • MahadiSilsmentor
      Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:18 AM | Permalink

      That way whatever you don’t sell could still be used for like birthdays and get well soon and whatever else…

  73. Rahl
    Posted January 22, 2015 at 8:05 AM | Permalink

    Pat,

    Any chance of getting eCards for us folks in Europe that cant afford postage?
    Cant wait to see what you guys come up with!

  74. torquenator
    Posted January 22, 2015 at 1:12 PM | Permalink

    Pictures and quotes about love from the books would be great!

  75. Aibell
    Posted January 22, 2015 at 9:55 PM | Permalink

    Omg I’d really love to see Valentine’s cards with Kvothe & Denna ♥
    I love them so much and I ship them so harddd~ ><

    If they don't have Kvothe's quotes about her then what else?
    His description about her melts every woman's heart:

    “Her eyes were dark. Dark as chocolate, dark as coffee, dark as the polished wood of my father’s lute. They were set in a fair face, oval. Like a teardrop. Her easy smile could stop a man’s heart. Her lips were red. Not the garish painted red so many women believe makes them desirable. Her lips were always red, morning and night. As if minutes before you saw her, she had been eating sweet berries, or drinking heart’s blood. No matter where she stood, she was in the center of the room. Do not misunderstand. She was not loud, or vain. We stare at a fire because it flickers, because it glows. The light is what catches our eyes, but what makes a man lean close to a fire has nothing to do with its bright shape. What draws you to a fire is the warmth you feel when you come near. The same was true of You." (Instead of Denna, how does that sound? ♥)

    An other one could be Denna's quote or Kvothe's about her Seven Words..♥

    "I was wondering what you’re doing here." (And by "here" you can place a heart) ♥

    Instead of quotes you could also try:
    "My Seven words to you" ..and let the buyer write his/hers.

    Or…"From Savien, (…..) …to my Aloine. ♥

  76. CamilleE
    Posted January 24, 2015 at 10:56 AM | Permalink

    “You are my bright penny by the roadside. You are worth more than salt, or the moon on a long night of walking. You are sweet wine in my mouth a song in my throat, and laughter in my heart.”

  77. Bilbo
    Posted January 26, 2015 at 8:23 AM | Permalink

    Outside: There are seven words that will make a woman love you.

    Inside: A $50 Worldbuilders Gift Card for you! ❤

  78. leannalynne
    Posted January 26, 2015 at 9:12 AM | Permalink

    You do not know the first note of the music that moves me.

    …. would you like to?

  79. Mish
    Posted January 27, 2015 at 12:50 AM | Permalink

    I don’t know why this question tickled the thought of clicking on some stuff to have a sort of account? But. I’m completely in love with your world. It reminds me of how I felt the first time I read Anne McCaffrey when I was 16. I don’t even like v-day…but please make some cards!

  80. Mizu!
    Posted January 27, 2015 at 6:35 AM | Permalink

    I would love it!!
    There’s plenty of good stuff in the comments above! :D

    I always liked: “So we were ill-lit ships at night… passing close but all unknown to one another”
    And also all the reference to Savien and Aloine between Denna and Kvothe! :)

  81. Bilbo
    Posted January 28, 2015 at 8:26 AM | Permalink

    We have so many ideas for Valentine´s day Cards.
    And because Kvothe is a heterosexual boy, there so few quotes for cards for women.
    So here´s one.

    You sell it together with one of your books [you can choose one].
    On the card is something like “men all have their idea from one book” – I forgot the quote, and then your book.

  82. Fo Sho
    Posted January 28, 2015 at 10:38 AM | Permalink

    I’m curious…

    What do you think of the upcoming ‘The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt”?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ony2r0QFs

  83. ian4242
    Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:19 PM | Permalink

    There are so many ideas here I doubt this will ever been seen or read, but I have one idea I can’t believe no one has mentioned yet. There is a scene in NOTW where Denna (she IS high on resin at the time buuut) tells Kvothe, “Your face is like the perfect kitchen.” I would love to see that on a card. More of it though, I just can’t remember it all. I think I recall her comparing his nose to a bowl.

  84. ian4242
    Posted January 28, 2015 at 5:21 PM | Permalink

    And Ecards really would be great.

  85. haldanarien
    Posted January 29, 2015 at 1:51 PM | Permalink

    I’m coming in a bit late, so someone may have already suggested this… but perhaps, “there is a great deal of difference between a penis and a heart”…?

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