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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2011, 04:55:38 PM »
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2011, 05:15:17 PM »
Sparkly vampires :)

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2011, 05:30:49 PM »
That's part of the joke, though.  99% of the stuff that made Harry Harry hadn't happened yet when he was 8. :D

Er, I have to disagree. He had lost both his parents by that time, and that counts for more than 1% of what he is now. Of course, he wasn't a wizard yet (but he had a fairy godmother). That is the part of the story that I'm dying to know. Who took care of newly born Harry until his father arrives? Hospital crew? Or he was born in a lonely place, only with Lea asisting Maggie? And then, when did Harry find about Lea? And Changes spoiler:
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And has Thomas ever found about him when Harry was a child and Thomas a new vampire?
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2011, 05:48:08 PM »
Er, I have to disagree. He had lost both his parents by that time, and that counts for more than 1% of what he is now. Of course, he wasn't a wizard yet (but he had a fairy godmother). That is the part of the story that I'm dying to know. Who took care of newly born Harry until his father arrives? Hospital crew? Or he was born in a lonely place, only with Lea asisting Maggie? And then, when did Harry find about Lea? And Changes spoiler:
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And has Thomas ever found about him when Harry was a child and Thomas a new vampire?

I should've been more clear.  Yes, the loss of both parents had a PROFOUND impact on Harry--I'm not trying to downplay that.  I'm referring to the character traits that make Harry distinctive as a fictional character.  His gallery of friends and foes, his style of magic, his dark past with Justin, his tumultuous relationship with the White Council... even his look.  There would be very few of the qualities and quirks that endear us to present-Harry in his eight-year-old self.  He'd be barely recognizable.

The comment wasn't meant to provoke a serious discussion, though!  Assign whatever percentage feels right to you. :D

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2011, 06:09:41 PM »
I love this place so much.

And, while Li'l Harry wouldn't be Harry, I have to admit that reading about a precocious 8 year old snarking off to authority and trashing baby chlorofiends with his wits instead of with magic would be vastly amusing.

Also, I NEED to have Thomas in one of the later books described as wearing an irridescent sparkly tracksuit. 

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2011, 06:10:34 PM »
Apparently Paul Wilson pulled it off with his Young Jack adventures, but I've never read them ;)
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2011, 06:48:02 PM »
To me the distinction is this, it wouldn't have to be Harru Dresden as he was at age 8.  It could be Harry Dresden, mini'd down to an 8 year old.  Sort of like how Marvel comics always used to have those 'Mini Marvels' strips on the Bullpen page.
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2011, 08:01:36 PM »

Also, I NEED to have Thomas in one of the later books described as wearing an irridescent sparkly tracksuit.  


Remember the first time we met him? Opalescent wings. Not glitter, but close.
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2011, 08:13:47 PM »
Isn't he slated to be played by Tom Cruise?

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2011, 08:22:51 PM »
Isn't he slated to be played by Tom Cruise?

No, Cruise is playing Toot. Because no CGI will be necessary to shrink him. He'll be on marionette strings.
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2011, 08:35:12 PM »
Pepsi? Pepsi?!
Not Coke? What is this blasphemy?

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2011, 08:44:29 PM »
What can I say?  They outbid Starbucks.

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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2011, 12:01:00 AM »
Ok Let me get this straight are we are leaving the book universe and going back to the TV universe?   Because it the Book universe I love!  Yes i found Jim Butcher by watching the TV show, but once I read the Books everything changed!  Harry became real to me and i fell in love with the book universe.  Ok I have read every book at least three times... so why go backward I love Karrin Murphy as who she is in the books.  Really how can he keep a hat on all the time?  Just put me down as a purest.
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2011, 12:02:03 AM »
Ok Let me get this straight are we are leaving the book universe and going back to the TV universe?   Because it the Book universe I love!  Yes i found Jim Butcher by watching the TV show, but once I read the Books everything changed!  Harry became real to me and i fell in love with the book universe.  Ok I have read every book at least three times... so why go backward I love Karrin Murphy as who she is in the books.  Really how can he keep a hat on all the time?  Just put me down as a purest.
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Re: Coming April: Fool Moon!
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2011, 12:06:03 AM »
Ok fist of all McDonalds servers Coke only.... kill me now happy April fools day