The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 90 – VR Kitten Mittens

Welcome back to The Weekly Rapture, our fortnightly pop culture news and reviews podcast!

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Big News

This week we chat about Wingnut AR, more Dark Universe news, a possible live action Cowboy Bebop series and some remasters of some Pokémon games that aren’t even very old.

Screentime – Wonder Woman

This week we chat about the latest entry into the DC cinematic universe. We’re joined by Rose and we discuss if the film is any good (it is) and if it saves the DCEU (it doesn’t matter. Adam is going to pretend it is entirely stand alone). We go into spoilers, so if you haven’t seen it yet skip 42:50-55:00!

We’ve also got a bonus Alien Covenant review/rant at the end of the podcast from Ian and our pal Dean. Full spoilers, slightly iffy audio quality.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing

Adam The Wise Man’s Fear (Kingkiller Chronicle Book 2) by Patrick Rothfuss/My Brother, My Brother and Me on Amazon/Prey on PS4
IanThe Well of Ascension (Mistborn Trilogy Book 2) by Brandon Sanderson/The Handmaid’s Tale on Channel 4/Uncharted 4 on PS4

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The Lost Lighthouse: The Weekly Rapture 77 – Muggled

Welcome back to The Weekly Rapture, our fortnightly pop culture news and reviews podcast!


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Big News

This week we chatted about The Mummy teaser, how much money Doctor Strange has made so far, Final Fantasy XV and The Kingkiller Chronicle.

Screentime – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This week we reviewed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new prequel film set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. We do largely avoid spoilers, but if you are massively worried about them then skip 31:00-43:30.

Now Playing – Reading/Watching/Playing
Adam – The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley/Young Justice on Amazon/Bioshock Infinite (Bioshock Collection) on PS4
Ian – Iron Council by China Miéville & Volo’s Guide to Monsters from Wizards of the Coast/Planet Earth II on BBC/Final Fantasy IX on PSP
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You can as always get in touch through Facebook or on Twitter @lost_lighthouse, email us at thelostlighthouse@live.co.uk or sound off in the ‘leave a reply’ box at the bottom of the podcast page on the website.Fancy supporting our site? Head on over to our Paypal donation page! It’s completely optional, set your own price! Even £1 helps us with hosting costs and we’d really appreciate it! Cheers!

Book Review – The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Our pal (and Total Reroll DM) Ian likes books. Here is what he thought of one of them.



There are seven words that will make a person love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man’s will. But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire. A name is the fire itself.” Elodin, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Why review this book now? The Name of the Wind was first released in 2007 as the first instalment of The Kingkiller Chronicle, now spanning two novels, three novellas, with a cumulative pile of sales reportedly higher than ten million copies. Lionsgate recently bought the rights to a complex multimedia project to develop the series simultaneously into movies, video games, and television series. Fans tattoo quotes, cosplay, and desperately yearn for the next instalment. Why review this book now? Because I’m worried you might not have read it. 

The Name of the Wind follows flame-haired, brilliant Kvothe (pronounced almost like quothe), the narrative split into two timelines- the first, a framing tale where the innkeeper Kote is relaying his former life as Kvothe to the travelling scribe named Chronicler, interrupted by augurs of doom, set away in a small hamlet in the middle of nowhere. The second, the tale of his life as told by the man himself.

Kvothe is a character almost of myth in this world- Kvothe the Arcane, Kvothe Kingkiller, Kvothe the Bloodless. As the nesting narrative intrigues us with demonic attacks and plentiful mysteries, Kvothe’s autobiography takes us from his childhood with a travelling troupe of Edema Ruh entertainers (a Romani-esque people) to his young adulthood. I’m not going to talk a lot about the plot- in summary, he travels, he learns, sees tragedy, survives as a beggar for years, before finally making his way to the grand university- the only place that might hold the answer to the awful fate that befell his family. 

This book has many charms- an intricately built world, the setting woven inextricably into every sentence and moment, the beautiful descriptions of music and emotion, the tightly structured and delivered moments of character and development. The intricate magic systems of sygalldry, sympathy, and most importantly naming feel concrete in their rules, as true parts of the setting. For the huge fantasy doorstopper that it is, it never seems to lag- Rothfuss has a care in language and a respect for plot that makes even the most mundane scene arresting.

Kvothe is too charming, too witty, a brilliant musician and thinker who is brave, smart, and handsome. He only works as a protagonist because his flaws are many, and often the cause of his own pain. He is prideful and stubborn, quick to anger and to action. Kvothe’s decisions always have logic in the heat of the moment, but it is painful to read as his rash thinking incurs more strife and woe. I won’t talk about his love interest or his friends or his mentors or his enemies. They exist. I’d rather you discover them for yourself.

The Name of the Wind is one of the most successful fantasy novels of recent years and deservedly so. It is hopeful and heart-breaking. It is a love story and an adventure and a mystery.

Read this book.

​The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss @patrickrothfuss

Review- Ian Green @ianthegreen