Alright, so I kinda managed (after lots of struggle with my free time) to finish watching the first bukbang and I love the chemistry between you two (hope the flu’s gone btw… and that this poor delivery guy didn’t freeze anywhere).
One thing I need to tackle, however, is the rampant feminism of @CJB - I get where you guys are coming with the quasi-sexist approach of Patrick Rothfuss when it comes to character creation (or maybe not sexist but stereotypically simplified), yet I still can’t believe you gave up because of the ‘rape’ academy in the second part of the series
A couple of things here - I believe that when it comes to crafting a female character, we (as a literary world) have already made a huge progress. Just look at the Gor cycle where the women were, pardon my French (feel free to edit this out) slave f***toys.
The same criticism came fell on one of my favorite authors - Robert Jordan for following the same pattern which was either a woman was a feminoid with feelings closeted so deeply, they were probably having tea with Mr Tumnus 90% of the time (Galina, Nynaeve, Aviendha) or a cute idiot (Elayne for half of the series). Or both (Moiraine). Or a cheerful granny who’d rip you apart and feed to the crows (Verin). Oh, and then we had rampaging feminists with the Green Ajah.
You could even extrapolate these accusations towards such blockbuster series like Harry Potter. The thing is, however; I believe that for any writer it’s always difficult to create a character without falling into the pit of stereotypes, regardless of sex or their background - I had to rewrite some of them myself when doodling with some stuff on my own.
I completely get that the fantasy from that era (early 00s) has its flaws and is still enslaved to some general patterns but this extends even further - I couldn’t but read Nevernight without struggling over the main character which shouldn’t be the case.
Anyway - I believe you should disregard the gossip about Wise Man’s fear. I read it a while ago, right after the release but I can’t recall such instrumental approach.
…thinking of it, maybe you could actually explore the topic of stereotypes in the next video