grey-council

So the next Dresden Files book is called Peace Talks…

“You’re in America now,“ I said. "Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you’d prefer.” ~ Harry Dresden in Turn Coat.

Harry hasn’t gotten any more subtle as time progressed. I predict reminders of what harry did to the Red Court used as threats. 

Over Confident baddie: And what would you do to stop us mortal?

Angry Harry: Ask the Red King.

Most important things while I remember them.

1. Harry is not relater to Merlin.
2. Bob will stay with Butters. For little brain babys sake cause who wants to introduce a pervert like bob to the equivilant of a 2 year old.
3. Brain babba’s first line is “Pancakes are inanemat”
4. Theoretically you you could magically surgically remove a white court vamps demon but it would send them crazy from the psycic trauma.
5. Sword of faith is probably yellow and looks totally like a lightsaber cause Butters is a giant nerd.
6. It also sounds like a holy chior.
7. We will find out more about le Fay but not Malcom.
8. We wont find out more about the british prisoner till like book 18.
9. Maggy has crippling social anxiety. Without Mouse she can’t function.
10. Unless everythings on fire. Then she’s cool cause she’s Harrys daughter. Naturally.

But the most exciting thing i found out today. There will be 2 spin off series from the files. AND ONE IS A YA SERIES ABOUT MAGGY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!

I WILL BE FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS FOREVER!!!

There is probably more, but i’m blogging on a bus and someone has taken their shoes off. Help meeeeeee…

You had forgotten the worker caste, hadn’t you? When our two sides fight, they’re the ones caught in the middle, forgotten that it’s their time to serve, to build, and to die. They built the temples we pray in, the ships you fight in. They look to us to guide their hands. But prayers are fleeting and wars forgotten. What is built endures. They do not wish to conquer or convert, only to build the future. And now, they will have that chance. The religious caste and the warrior caste will advise and councel. We will serve, as is proper. Religion and war must act in the service of the people, not the other way around. This place.. this place is reserved in memory of Neroon, until the day it is taken by the One who is to come. You are the heart, the hands, and the voice of our people. Judge wisely and well.
—  Delenn, “Moments of Transition” (4.14)
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“Your love of the Halflings’ leaf has clearly slowed your mind.”

-Saruman, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

I feel like there’s a lot of negativity in the tag, so give me something happy.

Top 5 DF moments.

In no particular order

  • Darth Wanabe chalanging Harry on his Day Off
  • SUE!
  • Murphy in the Sight as a guardian angel
  • Michael standing over Buzz in The Warrior and Dresden holding him back.
  • Dresden standing on Michael’s doorstep in Skin Game and saying he’s lost, and Michaels just says “Come in”

What are your favorite moments?

who to fight on babylon five

Sinclair: you’ll win, but then the Grey Council will wipe everyone’s memories and swear that no one will speak of this again. don’t fight Sinclair.

Ivanova: Ivanova is always right. You will listen to Ivanova. You will not ignore Ivanova’s recommendations. Ivanova is God. And if this ever happens again Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out. Don’t fight Ivanova.

Delenn: she will D E S T R O Y  Y O U. jesus christ don’t fight Delenn

Sheridan: eh, why not. Go the fuck ahead. Interrupt one of his speeches about oranges by punching him in the fucking face.

Londo: please fight Londo. He deserves it. Get him drunk, fend off his awful romantic advances, and then beat him up and steal any important Plot Artifacts on his person. He’ll cry and it will be really embarrassing but just please take one for the team and fight Londo

G’Kar: you could fight G’Kar. You could even beat him. But then Na’Toth would murder you so really it’s not worth it.

Garibaldi: I don’t blame you for wanting to fight Garibaldi but come on he’s the security chief and a Loose Cannon™. Show some genre awareness! At least he probably won’t kill you? I suppose if you’ve got to fight someone, you could do worse than to fight Garibaldi. I SUPPOSE.

Franklin: why would you fight Franklin. Don’t fight him. Poor guy has enough on his plate what with daily crises of space medical ethics.

Kosh: fight Kosh. go on. It’ll be funny. You’ll be dead but it will be hilarious

Talia Winters: DO NOT FIGHT THE TELEPATHS!! DO NOT LOOK AT THE TELEPATHS DO NOT TALK TO THE TELEPATHS DO NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH THE TELEPATHS THIS MEANS YOU IVANOVA. NOTHING GOOD EVER HAPPENS. EVER. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE

Lennier: Fighting Lennier means fighting Delenn. What did I say about fighting Delenn

Vir: do you like kicking puppies in your free time too

If you’re curious we were talking on skype about Rule 63 Harry because Twilights 10th anniversary has seen the release of a re-write of Twilight where everyone is gender swapped. So we were envisioning a re-write of Dresden files with the same thing. And having lots of giggles at Harrie Dresden wearing maxi dresses with a leather coat because she’d never find jeans long enough.

How to source your art

ho So you’ve found a pretty picture and you want to share it with people, but you found it on pinterest or weheartit or facebook or where ever and there is no link to the artist. What do you do?

If you use chrome you right click and click “Search google for this image” and locate the source which is probably someone’s DA account, or blog somewhere. From there you have the person’s name, you can provide a link to their art work.

If you do not use chrome you right click copy image URL go to google image and click on the little camera at the side of the text box and put the URL in there, and it will do exactly the same thing. 

The artist is usually on the first page. It usually takes less than 60 seconds. But if you can’t be bothered to do that please reconsider posting it at all.

Someone somewhere drew it. It didn’t spontaneously jump in to existence, and by separating the artist from their work you’re stealing it. Whether you don’t intend to or not you could be robbing them of future profit, or people will assume that you are the artist who made it. 

Don’t be a dick. Source it properly.

Harry Dresden and his daughters

I’ve been wondering how is Harry going to introduce his two daughters to each other? 

I like to imagine Harry crouching down to Margaret and producing a box or some other object and saying “I’d like to introduce you to your half sister, she’s a spirit of intellect who lives in this box, her name is…”  Margaret then gets worried that Harry is crazy so hugs Mouse tight looking to him for reassurance and so Mouse nods his head sagely. 

Or,  Margaret freaks out because she thinks her sister is dead and she can’t handle that and harry freaks out because he doesn’t know how to calm his daughter down and that makes him sad. 

I have no idea how spirit baby will react to the meeting of her human half sister but it should be awesome.