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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #450 on: March 29, 2011, 01:13:07 AM »
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Which ice age ? if we're talking the most recent, that's pretty small potatoes compared to the ones we getter further back in the geological record.  (Basically, the Sun is getting hotter over time, by about 15% since the Cambrian; it's effectively impossible now to have a hard Snowball Earth, as it appears we might have had a few times before the Cambrian.)
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #451 on: March 29, 2011, 02:15:55 AM »
Ooh, there's a question.

Is Mab older than the Dinosaurs?
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #452 on: March 29, 2011, 05:10:14 PM »
If I were you I wouldn't be asking it anywhere where SHE might hear.
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #453 on: March 29, 2011, 05:25:15 PM »
The last 'true' ice age (ended 20 thousand years ago) was long enough ago that I don't think we had 'recorded' history.  Perhaps some oral remnants remain, but I'm fairly certain humanity was pre-writing at that point, pictographs notwithstanding. Now, the so-called "Little Ice Age" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age) may indicate a sudden spike in Winter's power.  The temperature change was most pronounced in Europe, which is consistent with the (probable) location of most of the Sidhe dealings with mortals at that time.

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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #454 on: March 30, 2011, 07:05:02 PM »
In Grave Peril, Harry crosses into the Nevernever from his apartment living room. It goes to "his apartment, only a bit cleaner and brighter". In Changes, he crosses from his lab (only one room away), and ends up in a garden with a primrose path (I see what you did there ;) ). So, do different parts of Harry's home lead to different parts of the NN, or did the NN 'next to' his apartment change between the two books?

(In the search results, this was only discussed kind of tangentially)

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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #455 on: March 30, 2011, 07:15:45 PM »
I started a thread on this not too long ago. Lessee if I can find it....

Ahh, here it is. I dunno that we came up with any firm conclusions, but there's lots of discussion here:

http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/topic,24871.msg1053519.html
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #456 on: March 31, 2011, 02:01:43 AM »
In Grave Peril, Harry crosses into the Nevernever from his apartment living room. It goes to "his apartment, only a bit cleaner and brighter". In Changes, he crosses from his lab (only one room away), and ends up in a garden with a primrose path (I see what you did there ;) ). So, do different parts of Harry's home lead to different parts of the NN, or did the NN 'next to' his apartment change between the two books?

(In the search results, this was only discussed kind of tangentially)

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I think the CrossOver from his lab is the one that Lea has had guarded to keep UglyNasties from coming in from.  And I don't think he knew of it until he got his mother's gem from Lea.

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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #457 on: March 31, 2011, 03:10:58 AM »
I think the CrossOver from his lab is the one that Lea has had guarded to keep UglyNasties from coming in from.  And I don't think he knew of it until he got his mother's gem from Lea.

Yeah, but Leah says she's protected allllll of his apartment, not just the lab. Go back and read that recent thread -- lots of thoughts there.
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #458 on: April 05, 2011, 12:55:38 AM »
heres a question ive had since Changes. if Biancas "Grandmother" was so good with magic why did she have to seek out Mavra?

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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #459 on: April 05, 2011, 01:50:53 AM »
Yeah, but Leah says she's protected allllll of his apartment, not just the lab. Go back and read that recent thread -- lots of thoughts there.

But she doesn't say its all protected the same way, or that it has always been a garden ;)
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #460 on: April 09, 2011, 03:47:33 AM »
Yeah, but Leah says she's protected allllll of his apartment, not just the lab. Go back and read that recent thread -- lots of thoughts there.

Some time does pass between GP and Changes.
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #461 on: April 09, 2011, 03:48:28 AM »
Some time does pass between GP and Changes.

She indicates that she has done that for his entire life....but yes to what sjsharks said. She doesn't say that it has always been a garden.
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #462 on: April 12, 2011, 03:59:45 AM »
How did Micheal become a Knight of the Cross and how/when did he and Harry first meet? Also, I reread Small Favor recently and it left me wondering...Who is/was Mab in debt to?
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #463 on: April 12, 2011, 04:00:47 AM »
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Re: Questions Specifically for Jim, Part 3
« Reply #464 on: April 12, 2011, 04:50:41 AM »
How did Micheal become a Knight of the Cross and how/when did he and Harry first meet? Also, I reread Small Favor recently and it left me wondering...Who is/was Mab in debt to?

When?
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