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Ok. This has happened twice today. Someone was asking if the Dresden Files gets better because they’re struggling with Harry’s sexism. And people are being dicks to them.

And yes, Harry is sexist. No. He does not mean to be. No it is not a conscious choice.

It is a legitimate criticism of the books, particularly of books that are 17 years old.

And yes, he gets better as it goes along, but no it does not go away. It is a character flaw. Characters are aloud to have flaws.

So cool  your tits and stop being a prick to people who want to know whether it gets better. Anyone willing to stick with the series despite it having elements they do not like are better people than me. Cause if I picked up the first book today I would not have stuck with it. I’m glad I read it when I did, cause it does get better. But people aren’t going to read the damn books if you’re being dicks to them for asking sensible questions!

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You know how The Hitman’s Bodyguard movie comes out later this year? I want a short story (official or fanfic, doesn’t matter which) with Harry/Kincaid as the Bodyguard/Hitman. Hell’s bells, it could even be part of the Peace Talks story. Harry has to escort Kincaid somewhere, and it’s just those two.

Fuck, wait, no (well, yes, but maybe this instead), Kincaid has to work a job for somebody else, and Ivy needs Harry to take his place for a while. THAT’S what I want to see.

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

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As a general rule I won’t reblog it without a source. Sometimes I’ll add the source for you.

But someone worked hard on that art and they deserve credit for the work.

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Skin Game thoughts *SPOILERS*

So, I’m almost done with my most recent re-listening to the audiobooks, and I’m JUST RECENTLY realizing that when Butters goes on his little spy mission and the defense of Chez Carpenter, he’s probably not got Bob the Skull’s actual skull with him. He’s probably got the backup skull, so he can still be “the owner” of the skull, even if he gets caught by somebody who would recognize Bob’s usefulness…
It also explains why the backup is so readily available for the “parasite,” when they need it

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…

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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”

do you ever think about the clone troopers teaching Caleb to do things

like one morning, while Depa’s talking to the Council, Commander Grey wakes him up early and drags him off somewhere secluded and hands him a blaster.  Caleb kind of stares for a moment before asking what’s going on.  Grey simply tells him he’s going to teach him how to shoot, obviously.  and when Caleb protests, because he’s a Jedi and they’re not supposed to use blasters, Grey’s just like look, the lightsaber’s great and all, but there’s probably at least one Jedi who died because he didn’t know one end of a blaster from the other and couldn’t hit a droid if it stood perfectly still ten feet away with a bull-eye painted on its chest.  that is not going to happen to you.  you’re gonna learn how to use a damn blaster.  (Grey knows this is opening himself to nine million questions.  he’s used to it by now.)

Styles devotes way too much time to showing Caleb how to build explosives from whatever he has lying around at the time.  it’s a useful skill, okay, one of these days he might need to drop a landing platform on someone. also, he’s the one who teaches Caleb to fly everything, because Caleb’s a tiny adrenaline junkie with crazy Jedi reflexes and Styles can totally get behind that.

the entire battalion teaching him thirteen different ways to cheat at sabacc and not get caught - by example, of course.  Depa forbids them from gambling with real money when they’re playing with Caleb, so he owes them all a pile of ration bars, which they’re never going to collect on because ration bars have slightly less flavor than old socks.

(fifteen years later, Ezra reacts to one of Kanan’s unbelievable badass moves by asking “who taught you to do that?!” and Kanan just shuts down because he’s never been able to wrap his tongue around the words the same men who killed my Master.)

But after seeing that picture of Harry working in a coffee shop now i’m envisioning Harry working as a barister to make ends meet at some point, probably before Murphy leaves the force.

And just like, everyone coming down to the coffee shop to give Dresden increasingly complicated coffee orders. Like, the entire of S.I., all the Carpenters (Molly included), Butters, and the Alphas, just in incresing numbers of humiliation. Thomas wanders in and all that. And of course from Thomas the Raiths find out about it and Lara drops by with incresingly complicated coffees.

And just when he thinks it can’t possiably get any worse, Marcone walks in too.

I mean, I know Harry would explode the coffee machiens, but I can ignore that for the sake of the lulz as Harry’s face turns bright red in humiliation as his new boss breaths down his neck about being polite and the customer is always right.

Questions about a film series for you all

One film per book? Or do you think some could fall in together? After all 15+ is a lot of films to invest in.

Where do you start? Storm Front? Or would Grave Peril make a better start?

Would you change anything in a Book to Screen adaption?

Do you think it lends its self to a certain style? Old fashioned noir detective? Modern Action?

Anyone you’d love to work on the film? Directors? Musicians? 

Would you rather see it live action or animation?