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Old 09-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #2431
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Finished listening to cold days and really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it was the best book in the series but entertaining nonetheless. What I liked the most was possibility of new villains and the direction that character of molly has taken. Now my wait for skin game begins
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:27 PM   #2432
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“Sure, we'd faced some things as children that a lot of kids don't. Sure, Justin had qualified for his Junior de Sade Badge in his teaching methods for dealing with pain. We still hadn't learned, though, that growing up is all about getting hurt. And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you're just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something.

Each time, you come out of it a little stronger, and at some point you realize that there are more flavors of pain than coffee. There's the little empty pain of leaving something behind - gradutaing, taking the next step forward, walking out of something familiar and safe into the unknown. There's the big, whirling pain of life upending all of your plans and expecations. There's the sharp little pains of failure, and the more obscure aches of successes that didn't give you what you thought they would. There are the vicious, stabbing pains of hopes being torn up. The sweet little pains of finding others, giving them your love, and taking joy in their life they grow and learn. There's the steady pain of empathy that you shrug off so you can stand beside a wounded friend and help them bear their burdens.

And if you're very, very lucky, there are a very few blazing hot little pains you feel when you realized that you are standing in a moment of utter perfection, an instant of triumph, or happiness, or mirth which at the same time cannot possibly last - and yet will remain with you for life.

Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.

Pain is a part of life. Sometimes it's a big part, and sometimes it isn't, but either way, it's a part of the big puzzle, the deep music, the great game. Pain does two things: It teaches you, tells you that you're alive. Then it passes away and leaves you changed. It leaves you wiser, sometimes. Sometimes it leaves you stronger. Either way, pain leaves its mark, and everything important that will ever happen to you in life is going to involve it in one degree or another.”
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:07 AM   #2433
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I don't want to wait for Skin Game anymore... It really sounds a great read.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #2434
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #2435
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Interesting who made it there!

Of course Harry(s) is there!

Although personally I'm not a fan of Elminster -- he cheated his way, unlike people like Larloch, Szass Tam, and Gromph Baenre who aren't Chosen like him.

How is Pug there, when the whole series is basically a rotting corpse as of the last 3 books? I think Mustrum Ridcully or Rincewind deserves the space much more.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:31 AM   #2436
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We’ve got a streamed video from Jim’s Q&A at the recent WyrdCon. These things may contain spoilers, typically, so proceed with caution.

Here’s a link in case that video isn’t showing up properly for you.

[It doesn't show up here at all, so use either of the the below links]
[Jim's seems to be the 6th video down in the first link, and the 8th in the second link]


http://new.livestream.com/wyrd4/even...ideos/29955172

Jim also played in Starship Valkyrie while there, and they’ve got the game on video too!

http://new.livestream.com/wyrd4/even...ideos/29993101

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Old 09-17-2013, 11:15 AM   #2437
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We’ve got a streamed video from Jim’s Q&A at the recent WyrdCon. These things may contain spoilers, typically, so proceed with caution.

Here’s a link in case that video isn’t showing up properly for you.

[It doesn't show up here at all, so use either of the the below links]
[Jim's seems to be the 6th video down in the first link, and the 8th in the second link]


http://new.livestream.com/wyrd4/even...ideos/29955172

Jim also played in Starship Valkyrie while there, and they’ve got the game on video too!

http://new.livestream.com/wyrd4/even...ideos/29993101
Well, My notes in red seem to be incorrect & useless. I'm 35 minutes into the first video and have no idea what this mob of folks is doing (other than they seem to have a clue that I don't and also seem to be enjoying themselves.). I'm going to quit watching it at this point. Maybe someone else can figure this out.


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Old 09-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #2438
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Well, My notes in red seem to be incorrect & useless. I'm 35 minutes into the first video and have no idea what this mob of folks is doing (other than they seem to have a clue that I don't and also seem to be enjoying themselves.). I'm going to quit watching it at this point. Maybe someone else can figure this out.
I just watched the video titled 'Jim Butcher Q&A Panel' (it's the one that shows on jim-butcher.com and is also somewhere on each of the alternate feeds). It was an interesting Q&A session. The one I watched part of this morning (and couldn't make heads-nor-tails of) was called 'Starship Valkyrie w/ Jim Butcher Live Streamed'.

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Old 09-18-2013, 10:35 AM   #2439
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According to Wikipedia (unconfirmed of course ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dresden_Files

I just started Small Favor. I love this book, it basically has every important character in the series kicking butt, plus gruffs .
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The ones in my head fluffier than those
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