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Harry Dresden: Wizard, White Knight and Complete Dork.

MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution.Registered User regular
edited October 24 in Debate and/or Discourse
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Harry Dresden:Wizard Extrodinare

Skin Game is out! Please watch your spoilers carefully.

1.Who is Harry Dresden?

-Harry Dresden is the main character of a series of books called The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. He is a wizard as he explains numerous times though out the books. He has his own scoobie gang kind of like Buffy. And he fights evil, sometimes has lunch with Farie Queens and usually ends up blowing at least one building up a book. All in all Harry is a bad ass.

2.Why should I read about this guy? Isn't this just a Harry Potter the adult ripoff?

-The Dresden Files are some of the most fun books you can find. The characters are witty, the conversations are fun and the action is packed through and through. The more of the books you read the more you get into it. Plus the guy is such a dork it will make you feel better about yourself time and again.

3.OK, this sounds like it might be more fun than poking my eyes with a hot stick or reading Twilight. Where do I start?

-The Dresden Files has turned into a pretty long series. It is 14 books with a 15th on the way. The stories in each book though are pretty self contained and unlike some other Fantasy series it actually has books coming out about once a year. So the wait period isn't 2 years to when the next ice age hits.

The Books in Order
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Next Books Title is: Peace Talks

Short Stories! Thanks Cimmerii for point them out because I always forget about them.

Short Stories for Dresden!


Don't forget the graphic novel! Mostly because I did because I am a fool!
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4. Ok, sir, I have read the books and I am in your thread. What do you want me to do? I mean I am in love with Murphy but how will she ever love a neckbeard like me? What do I discuss in this thread?

-Well, hoss, this is where you talk about the books. Plots, theories, favorite characters and favorite moments. Ask questions about are the books good or which one is your favorite. If you could though hoss avoid the Mary Sue shit. It killed the last thread and many threads before this and we really don't want to bring a satellite down on yah. Also, use spoilers for major events or twist. If you are discussing the new book put everything in spoilers for the newest book, some folks gotta work for a livin'. For older books try to keep it to minor stuff unspoiled and major stuff spoiled. You may discuss relationships unspoiled, if and only if it isn't breaking any of the previous rules. And the same goes for speculatin'. Other than that enjoy the thread.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Reposting from [chat]:
    Is it just me, or is the foreshadowing too obvious when
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    Relationships:
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    I prefer Molly to Murphy (after Molly stops being his student, obviously) for one major reason, closely related to the one Murphy gave Harry at the hotel at SplatterCon!!!: magic. Specifically, Molly and Harry both use it, and Murphy doesn't; therefore, the two of them will live much longer than she does, and that sort of disparity is unhealthy for a relationship.
    Also,
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  • override367override367 misogynist/MRA/socially irresponsible Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    How does this relate to they very short lived sci-fi series about this fellow? Like, any similarity or are the books way better?

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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Override, about the only part of the show that was similar were the character names. Oh and magic exist. The books blow the show out of the water by huge margins. I mean it is hard to even connect the two.

    CC:
    Repost from [chat].
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    Relationships:
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    Last spoiler thing:
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  • rockmonkeyrockmonkey Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Reposting from [chat]:
    Is it just me, or is the foreshadowing too obvious when
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    Relationships:
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    I prefer Molly to Murphy (after Molly stops being his student, obviously) for one major reason, closely related to the one Murphy gave Harry at the hotel at SplatterCon!!!: magic. Specifically, Molly and Harry both use it, and Murphy doesn't; therefore, the two of them will live much longer than she does, and that sort of disparity is unhealthy for a relationship.
    Also,
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    I have to agree with you all pretty much all of those points.
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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    You know I just thought of something...
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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    You know I just thought of something...
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    Also Molly is roughly 13 years younger than Harry not 30 some. A bit wide when they are early twenties/ mid-thirties. Less so when they are 145 and 158.

  • CimmeriiCimmerii SpaceOperaGhost Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It's also worth mentioning there is a handful of short stories, which happen anywhere from pre-Storm Front to after Small Favor, and one from Thomas' point of view.

    They are occasionally referenced, (the Billy and Georgia wedding fiasco, finding out Gard is a Valkyrie, and a few other things)

    They are available at the author's site here.

    This has been a drunk post by SpaceOperaGhost.
  • MorblitzMorblitz Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Morblitz wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    You know I just thought of something...
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    I disagree,
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  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Didn't this start out as Butcher punking his literature professor? Putting every idiotic trope and cliche of poor amateur writing into the originals?

    Then, deciding that maybe the general idea wasn't so bad afterall, and reworking it to be a little less bad.

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Apothe0sis wrote: »
    Didn't this start out as Butcher punking his literature professor? Putting every idiotic trope and cliche of poor amateur writing into the originals?

    Then, deciding that maybe the general idea wasn't so bad afterall, and reworking it to be a little less bad.

    No it has stayed literally the same. Hell it even has *changes spoiler
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    That all being said- it is a fun read because it is the most ridiculous thing ever. I <3 MAzzyx for making this thread because I was going to but was too lazy.

    WARNING THIS NEXT BIT IS ME BITCHING ABOUT THE LATEST BOOK
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  • SelnerSelner Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I've only read the first three (fourth is queued up on Kindle for reading), but I've enjoyed the books so far. They are quick reads, and rather enjoyable. And being able to get a 13-book series on Kindle makes my bookshelf happy.

    I also queued up the first book in Butcher's fantasy series (the Fury books). There's an author's note where he says that the fantasy stuff is what he really likes to write, but the Dresden stuff pays his bills.

    And I personally enjoyed the short-lived Sci-Fi series when it was on. It's obviously quite different.

    Also, I didn't see it mentioned but there's a Dresden graphic novel, Welcome to the Jungle.
    http://www.amazon.com/Dresden-Files-Welcome-Jungle/dp/0345507460

  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Re: Winter Knight, note that
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Re: Winter Knight, note that
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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    Re: Winter Knight, note that
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    There's obvious foreshadowing
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  • shadowaneshadowane Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I won't be able to read this until Amazon and Penguin make up and start selling kindle books again. It's really fucking annoying.

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    Re: Winter Knight, note that
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    There's obvious foreshadowing
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Basically- in regards to
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    I trawled through the mess of the official forums and found this nice quote
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    I kind of like it, as it is exactly how I feel about this shit.

  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Also about that big spoiler
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    Plus the series is going to be 21-2 books with a final 'Apocalyptic Trilogy' to finish it off.

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime "We're ready to believe you..." FireSideWizardRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Maybe I should pick these up... they look interesting.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    Basically- in regards to
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    I trawled through the mess of the official forums and found this nice quote
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    I kind of like it, as it is exactly how I feel about this shit.

    I think the first option in the last sentence makes the most sense.
    Spoiler:

  • SolandraSolandra Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Z0re wrote: »
    Also about that big spoiler
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    Plus the series is going to be 21-2 books with a final 'Apocalyptic Trilogy' to finish it off.

    Is this information from the official forums? I've skimmed Butcher's site (the Dresden portion at least), and didn't see any mention of future publications...

  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Maybe I should pick these up... they look interesting.

    I am thinking you should change your location

  • jhunter46jhunter46 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Don't forget about Welcome to the Jungle. Picked it up and read it over the weekend. My wife is also into the series and this is the first graphic novel she's read!

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime "We're ready to believe you..." FireSideWizardRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Maybe I should pick these up... they look interesting.

    I am thinking you should change your location

    How true.

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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Arch wrote: »
    MagicPrime wrote: »
    Maybe I should pick these up... they look interesting.

    I am thinking you should change your location

    How true.

    :lol:

  • ArcanisTheImpotentArcanisTheImpotent Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    maybe
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    regarding the next book:
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    maybe
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    regarding the next book:
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    oh god that would be terrible

  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I am not certain about the next book but...
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  • ArchArch HELLO YES THIS IS BUG Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    I am not certain about the next book but...
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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Arch wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    I am not certain about the next book but...
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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime "We're ready to believe you..." FireSideWizardRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Death is but a door, time is but a window. I'll be back.

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  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Dresden has
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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    PantsB wrote: »
    Dresden has
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    And we all know
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  • CantideCantide Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Changes spoilers
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  • mjn6172mjn6172 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I think I said this in the other thread, but my theory regarding the end of Changes is
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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    My theory about the end of Changes
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  • ArchonexArchonex Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Alternatively, it could be that the person who
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  • Professor PhobosProfessor Phobos Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Cimmerii wrote: »
    It's also worth mentioning there is a handful of short stories, which happen anywhere from pre-Storm Front to after Small Favor, and one from Thomas' point of view.

    The next book "Odd Jobs" supposedly collects all the short stories, with a new one.

    I just finished re-reading the whole series up to Turn Coat. As soon as the Kindle Edition of "Changes" is available, I am catching up.

  • LynxLynx Registered User
    edited May 2010
    Cimmerii wrote: »
    It's also worth mentioning there is a handful of short stories, which happen anywhere from pre-Storm Front to after Small Favor, and one from Thomas' point of view.

    The next book "Odd Jobs" supposedly collects all the short stories, with a new one.

    I just finished re-reading the whole series up to Turn Coat. As soon as the Kindle Edition of "Changes" is available, I am catching up.

    Side Jobs, actually. Comes out in November. It doesn't collect two of the short stories, though, so Butcher is going to write a few more so he can publish a Side Jobs 2, which would collect the rest.

    Anyways, I'm just about to start reading Blood Rites. Summer Knight and Death Masks were awesome. Wish I could contribute to the Changes discussion, but still a ways off.

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime "We're ready to believe you..." FireSideWizardRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Death Masks is awesome because it's a Michael heavy novel.

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