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Kvothe and Friends

So a while back, Oot had his first birthday. Which meant that he had his first birthday party.

Personally, I didn’t really see the point in this. While my baby is a lump of weaponized cute, he is still mostly a lump. He doesn’t know it’s his birthday. He doesn’t even know it’s a party.

And as for presents, they’re really lost on him. One of the many things Oot and I have in common is the ability to be vastly amused by common household items. Given the choice to play with a cardboard tube and, say, a Porsche, both of us would probably end up playing with the tube.

All of that said, the party was a good time, and an excuse to see a lot of friends that I haven’t seen for a long time.

And as for the presents…

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… one was a little cooler than the rest.

For me, that is. I don’t think Oot will be able to appreciate it for a while. Let’s get a close-up…

(You might need to embiggen this to appreciate it.)

It’s a book one of my friends made by taping pictures over one of those heavy-duty kid books with the cardboard pages. Most of the art came from various places on Deviantart.

(Though the cover is by Marc Simonetti from the French translation of my book.)

Want to read along with me?

This version of Kvothe is by Lucy Artiss. She is a lovely person who I met at a booksigning in London more than a year ago. She gave me copies of her drawings of Kvothe, Denna, and Kvothe’s parents, which I absolutely adored. I’ve been meaning to write a blog about them ever since, but with one thing and another, I just never got around to it. Because I’m a jerk.

Kvothe and Wagon.

When I read this to Oot, I usually say, “Denna is hot as nobody’s business.” Then, if Sarah is around, I also add, “She is also a little bit crazy. Most women are crazy. But that’s okay, because crazy women are strangely compelling and roughly 35% hotter than ordinary women.”

The art is another one of Lucy’s.

Picture credit for Auri.

Picture credit for The Wind.

That’s all for now folks. I’ve got to get back to revisions….

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