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Harry Dresden: Wizard, White Knight and Complete Dork.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Passer, Dead Beat is kind of a low point. I mean it doesn't mean the world is getting safer for Harry afterwards but I would say Proven Guilty is less downbeat. Plus it moves on to more of the upbeat ones like Ghost Story.

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  • PasserbyePasserbye The Woman Who Is Not Short at The Moonlite All-Nite Diner; a glass box full of bad food and good people.Registered User regular
    Mazzyx wrote:
    Passer, Dead Beat is kind of a low point. I mean it doesn't mean the world is getting safer for Harry afterwards but I would say Proven Guilty is less downbeat. Plus it moves on to more of the upbeat ones like Ghost Story.

    Hah, yes, Ghost Story. I know the general context of that one.
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    Perhaps I am not giving Butcher enough credit - entirely possible he could turn the general context of Ghost Story into something pleasant.

    Still, gonna start slogging through Proven Guilty. Suspicious that I'll regret it, but ehn. If it's too much I can always take a break after and finish up Polgara the Sorceress before continuing on.

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Boston, MARegistered User regular
    I really liked Proven Guilty. I pretty much totally dig anything with more faerie intrigue.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    I've got a group ready to play it, but we still need a GM. Interested, or do you want to be a player instead?

    I'm currently unemployed (hence the reading pace), and would be quite interested in a gaming group. I have no familiarity with the system though.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    Speaking of reading pace, I'm now through books 10 and 11.
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    book 11
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    A friend of mine was saying how much she loved the audiobooks, so I've got book 12 on mp3, so it'll take a bit longer to get through. Probably listen and restart yet another game of baldur's gate 2.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    jdarksun wrote:
    That's the last good audiobook. :(

    Heh, yeah, that's also what she said.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
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  • Nova_CNova_C Sniff Sniff Snorf Beyond The WallRegistered User regular
    My favorite line in the entire series is in Changes:
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  • Z0reZ0re Registered User regular
    jdarksun wrote:
    Nova_C wrote:
    My favorite line in the entire series is in Changes:
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    Ramirez, I believe?

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  • MahnmutMahnmut Registered User regular
    I just finished Ghost Story. Arise, thread!
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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    Audio version of 13 is fine. Not the same but not bad either.

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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    Mahnmut wrote:
    I just finished Ghost Story. Arise, thread!
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    I thought the implication was that
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  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    I thought the implication was that
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    I always thought that the implication was that
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  • DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    Lochiel wrote:
    I thought the implication was that
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    I always thought that the implication was that
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    Spoiler:

    Gary Gygax wrote:
    ''The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.''
  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    On coercion:
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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Off the top of my head, I think he hints that the Denarian was female and that she was familiar with exactly when to hit Harry with just the right thought. And that she's very practiced at that kind of thing.

    Which really points big giant glowing arrows directly at Lashiel. Though Butcher was probably being purposefully vague so he can asspull later down the line if he decides to do something else. Butcher likes multiple-choice foreshadowing.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    Lochiel wrote:
    I thought the implication was that
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    I always thought that the implication was that
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    I just relistened to Dead Beat and Lash basically:
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  • LochielLochiel Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Lochiel wrote:
    I thought the implication was that
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    I always thought that the implication was that
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    I just relistened to Dead Beat and Lash basically:
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    What Lash really did was
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    But Dracomicron makes good points I hadn't considered before. I'm no longer certain it was Lashiel.

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  • PailryderPailryder Registered User regular
    any interesting updates?

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    Pailryder wrote: »
    any interesting updates?

    Butcher is still working on Cold Days it seems. And there are some more short stories coming down the pipe as well. Other than that, no real updates. I check his site periodically so I can put up when Cold Days gets a release date.

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  • Professor PhobosProfessor Phobos Registered User regular
    I hope it is soon. I might have to get around to running the RPG if Dresden-withdrawal continues like this. (The city: Miami. Think Burn Notice, Miami Vice and Dexter, but with Wizards...)

  • frogurtfrogurt Registered User regular
    It's funny, Butcher released a new Dresden book every year for more than a decade right until I got into the series. The idea of having to wait an additional 6 months or so for the next one to come out is painful.

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    So it's YOUR fault, Frogurt. You goose! :P

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    This thread reminds me though that I tried watching the TV show on Netflix sometime in late winter or early spring and that I couldn't even get past two episodes. Hell I couldn't watch a single one without falling asleep!

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  • FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    This thread reminds me though that I tried watching the TV show on Netflix sometime in late winter or early spring and that I couldn't even get past two episodes. Hell I couldn't watch a single one without falling asleep!

    The only good thing about that show is the fact that they were what introduced me to the books in the first place (though I remember seeing someone reading Fool Moon at an SCA meeting back when it was fairly new-ish.)

    Thinking back to them though, kinda wished the show lasted long enough to get thier take on Michael Carpenter (and his family) and the nickelheads... though maybe it's a good thing it didn't.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    This thread reminds me though that I tried watching the TV show on Netflix sometime in late winter or early spring and that I couldn't even get past two episodes. Hell I couldn't watch a single one without falling asleep!

    I haven't watched the show but didn't they severely alter the mythology and some characters, like Bianca, to be more mediocre?

  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    I thought this thread was about a forum poster named Harry Dresden.

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  • HawkstoneHawkstone Registered User regular
    Yeah it pretty much changed things at random too. I am usually pretty tolerant of changes that makes sense when changing medium or for budget...but they changed things of no apparent reason and often for the worse.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Boston, MARegistered User regular
    frogurt wrote: »
    It's funny, Butcher released a new Dresden book every year for more than a decade right until I got into the series. The idea of having to wait an additional 6 months or so for the next one to come out is painful.

    I think that Butcher is suffering from some fatigue now that his series is so popular. Several years ago when I first read he had planned out 20 books I thought that was a little...excessive?


    He's got the major storylines all in play. And I don't think he needs another, seven books to tie everything up.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    frogurt wrote: »
    It's funny, Butcher released a new Dresden book every year for more than a decade right until I got into the series. The idea of having to wait an additional 6 months or so for the next one to come out is painful.

    I think that Butcher is suffering from some fatigue now that his series is so popular. Several years ago when I first read he had planned out 20 books I thought that was a little...excessive?


    He's got the major storylines all in play. And I don't think he needs another, seven books to tie everything up.

    20 is a lot, but it isn't uncommon for long running series to run for a long time. Honor Harrington is about to have its 14th book published, the Vorkosigan Saga is on its 28th and Discworld has finished on its 39th.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    frogurt wrote: »
    It's funny, Butcher released a new Dresden book every year for more than a decade right until I got into the series. The idea of having to wait an additional 6 months or so for the next one to come out is painful.

    I think that Butcher is suffering from some fatigue now that his series is so popular. Several years ago when I first read he had planned out 20 books I thought that was a little...excessive?

    He's got the major storylines all in play. And I don't think he needs another, seven books to tie everything up.
    23ish according to the FAQ on his site, the last three forming a three part apocalyptic trilogy.

    I don't know if it's fatigue, or just that he's got so much more crap to keep track of when writing a Dresden book. The current books are also a lot better written then the earlier ones in the series (let's be honest here, the first books were pretty hard to get through). Between the higher quality of writing and the drastically increased cast, it makes sense they'd take longer to write. I mean, in the first books he had what, 3 or 4 characters to track? It's not easy to write a novel, even if you've got a fairly limited cast that is at the center of everything, sure you had hints of larger things happening but that was background information.
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    Also, wow, it's only been a year since Ghost Story was released? It feels like it's been longer then that.

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  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime "We're ready to believe you..." FireSideWizardRegistered User regular
    When the next book comes out I will probably switch back to my Dresden avatar. It's been out of service for a while.

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  • qwer12qwer12 Registered User regular
    This thread popped up and I thought, "Oh, is the new Dresden book out? Sweet!" You guys are mean for raising my hopes like that :(

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    Foefaller wrote: »
    This thread reminds me though that I tried watching the TV show on Netflix sometime in late winter or early spring and that I couldn't even get past two episodes. Hell I couldn't watch a single one without falling asleep!

    The only good thing about that show is the fact that they were what introduced me to the books in the first place (though I remember seeing someone reading Fool Moon at an SCA meeting back when it was fairly new-ish.)

    Thinking back to them though, kinda wished the show lasted long enough to get thier take on Michael Carpenter (and his family) and the nickelheads... though maybe it's a good thing it didn't.

    I saw the show first too, and since I hadn't read the books didn't know what was changed. So that helped it be alright. Upside to it getting killed off I guess, I didn't have time to think of it as the way things should be and then learn how much better it could be. I think they did alright casting Harry at the least.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    I have a shirt left over from the production crew that I got from a friend who works in film and tv. I still haven't bothered with the show, though.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    frogurt wrote: »
    It's funny, Butcher released a new Dresden book every year for more than a decade right until I got into the series. The idea of having to wait an additional 6 months or so for the next one to come out is painful.

    I think that Butcher is suffering from some fatigue now that his series is so popular. Several years ago when I first read he had planned out 20 books I thought that was a little...excessive?


    He's got the major storylines all in play. And I don't think he needs another, seven books to tie everything up.

    20 is a lot, but it isn't uncommon for long running series to run for a long time. Honor Harrington is about to have its 14th book published, the Vorkosigan Saga is on its 28th and Discworld has finished on its 39th.

    I think you're wildly overcounting on the vorkosigan books. There's been a fair share of novellas and then omnibus rereleases, which you might be accidentally counting.

    And even then some of the Vorkosigan books are stuff like Ethan of Athos or Floating Free which while more or less in the same universe really has nothing to do with any Vorkosigans nor any of the main plots.

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  • MyiagrosMyiagros Registered User regular
    I don't think Butcher's plan for 20ish is too drastic, it's an excellent character and he's really expanded the universe from what it was in Storm Front. Compare it to something like Salvatore's work which really hasn't improved much since he began and he's 23 books into a story mainly based around one character with another 8 based on side characters. I'd much rather another 10-15 Dresden novels over more Drizzt novels if Butcher continues to expand the story as much as he has over the last 3-5 novels alone.

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  • PailryderPailryder Registered User regular
    are we safe for open discussion of ghost story? eh just to be sure
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  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    Definitely looking forward to the next book. I've gotten my girlfriend hooked on the series (she's finishing up Turn Coat) and she checked out the show one day. Apparently the first two episodes left her unimpressed as well, I've never bothered looking.

    Gotten another friend into the books as well, she just wrapped up the third, and hopefully her boyfriend will pick at them as well.

    As for the series; setting up over two decades worth of work for yourself is probably daunting, but if they keep selling as they have, it's not a bad way to ensure yourself an ongoing revenue stream.

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    Pailryder wrote: »
    are we safe for open discussion of ghost story? eh just to be sure
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    That's what I'm kind of scared of.
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