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    [–] [Spoilers Small Favor] Ivy's parents. -EG- 2 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Living your own, singular lifetime over the course of the centuries is one thing. Even a wizard could do that. Owning the lifetimes of all who came before you for this role ND the entire weight of human history, all that is written and now the internet? No. Just cuz being a scion means you don't turn to dust after a few hundred years to me does not translate over to better insulating your mental faculties to all of that.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Starborn, and Harry's never researched it? -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    I don't know that Cold Days is your best bit of evidence, Outsider involvement notwithstanding, to have asked this question. Circumstances really were not in his favor then. He's newly back from the dead, has to establish himself as the Knight to the whole Court, deal with Mab's hit task, get the info on how to even begin to do that, deal with his island about to explode AND finding out what the island actually even is, finding out about the Outer Gates...all while building towards the actual battle. Plate was full.

    And on top of that, who was he really gonna ask? Mab? Info like that wouldn't come for free or be given so easily. Kringle? Harry doesn't find out who he really is till the very end. Bob? We have no evidence everyone's favorite talking head has any info on what being a Starborn means for sure. The Mothers? Limited in what they can or cannot do and say.

    It's info that's coming, and yes at a minimum some of the motivation is that it requires a big, important reveal that Jim isn't ready to give yet. But plot partially dictates that too, so it'll come. Just not till it really matters. Like book 20 leading into the BAT timeframe if I had to guess.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Starborn, and Harry's never researched it? -EG- 12 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Essentially. 'In world' answer vs 'real world' answer as the sometimes parallel.

    [–] Thoughts on 6's(spoilers) -EG- 12 points ago in dresdenfiles

    The only pattern that is commented on as intentional is the Denarian involvement every 5th book.

    [–] [Spoilers Small Favor] Ivy's parents. -EG- 2 points ago in dresdenfiles

    He already cares about Ivy. Hell he cared about her mother and presumably her grandmother too. He doesn't need to be her father to make that so.

    [–] [Spoilers Small Favor] Ivy's parents. -EG- 4 points ago in dresdenfiles

    I don't see how this qualifies as a 'conspiracy'. And the mantle already started programming itself to keep an Archive from going 'mad':

    "When the Archive is passed…Harry, try to imagine living your life, with all of its triumphs and tragedies—and suddenly you find yourself with a second set of memories, every bit as real to you as your own. A second set of heartaches, loves, triumphs, losses. All of them just as real—and then a third. And a fourth. And a fifth. And more and more and more. The perfect memory, the absolute recall of every Archive that came before you. Five thousand years of them."

    I blinked at that. "Hell's bells. That would…"

    "Drive one insane," Luccio said. "Yes. And it generally does. There is a reason that the historical record for many soothsayers and oracles presents them as being madwomen. The Pythia, and many, many others, were simply the Archive, using her vast knowledge of the past to build models to predict the most probable future. She was a madwoman—but she was also the Archive.

    "As a defense, the Archives began to distance themselves from other human beings, emotionally. They reasoned that if they could stop adding the weight of continuing lifetimes of experience and grief to the already immense burden of carrying so much knowledge, it might better enable them to function. And it did. The Archive keeps its host emotionally remote for a reason—because otherwise the passions and prejudices and hatreds and jealousies of thousands of lifetimes have the potential to distill themselves into a single being. -Small Favor

    That's the whole point of it. Ivy's just more vulnerable because she's on the path to ignoring/overriding that programming and her life experience has been tough.

    Besides that, why should being a scion keep her from going mad? There is nothing to suggest a supernatural heritage side could help insulate her any better from all that knowledge.

    [–] [Spoilers All] Starborn, and Harry's never researched it? -EG- 45 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Doylist reasoning: It's waaaaaay too early to be getting too deep into that sort of knowledge for us yet, even at book 16.

    Watsonian reasoning: he's only been aware of this general part of himself since White Night. And most of that time was during a war, then rescuing Maggie, being 'dead', saving the upper half of the United States while having to take out a Fae Lady and then finally being stuck on an island in the middle of Lake Michigan to keep his head from exploding.

    Dude's busy.

    [–] [Spoilers Small Favor] Ivy's parents. -EG- 9 points ago in dresdenfiles

    But in that same passage she says it wasn't Kincaid the girl was in love with, just her confidant. So no...he isn't her dad.

    [–] Goodman Greys rent. Spoliers -EG- 7 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Type in 'rent' to the search, you'll come up with plenty of discussion/speculation topics.

    [–] Facts about Harry Dresden (spoilers?) -EG- 25 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Harry Dresden doesn't burn buildings down, they spontaneously combust at his approach.

    Buildings erupt into flames whenever he passes. It isn't his fault.

    [–] [spoilers all] Mysterious prisoner in Skin Game -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Don't think so. Personally i'm fond of the notion that it's Aleister Crowley but, that's me.

    [–] [spoilers all] Mysterious prisoner in Skin Game -EG- 10 points ago in dresdenfiles

    2015 San Francisco signing (Coopersfield Books):

    The original Merlin, does he sound British?

    He’d probably sound so unintelligibly British that you wouldn’t be able to tell he was speaking English. No, he’s not the guy in Demonreach.

    [–] [Spoilers all] End of Skin Game and I don't think Harry has his... -EG- 38 points ago in dresdenfiles

    He got it back in Cold Days...

    Back in my room, I found my clothes waiting for me: a tux in dark silver and pearl. The first of two small paper envelopes proved to contain a pair of jeweled cuff links, the stones too blue and too brilliant to be sapphires.

    The other one held my mother's amulet.

    It was a simple silver pentacle, a battered five-pointed star bound within a circle, on a simple silver chain. The pentacle's center was filled with a small red stone, cut to size. I'd once fastened the gem into place with hot glue. Apparently Mab had sent it to a genuine jeweler to attach it with something more solid. I touched the stone gingerly, and could instantly sense the energy within it, the psychic journal of my late mother's travels.

    I slipped the amulet on over my head and felt a sudden and profound sense of relief. I had thought it lost when my bullet-riddled self had fallen into the waters of Lake Michigan. I stood there with my hand over it for a moment, just feeling the cool metal press against my palm.

    [–] [Spoilers - Changes and books after that] Martin -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Why? The connetion wasn't going to be severed from Maggie Jr being killed upwards to Ebenezer...and Maggie Sr. is dead.

    [–] [Spoilers - Changes and books after that] Martin -EG- 5 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Possibly. One must also consider that Susan might well have been the exact right person for it to work. She was sired by Bianca, who was created by Ortega...himself begot by Arianna, daughter of the Red King. So there was also a direct, potent bloodline connection that lead from her right to the top.

    [–] [Spoiler Fool moon] A little Question about Harley -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    On the topic? It is a relatively common theory that MacFinn and Terra had a kid but not definitive. Some believe it will end up being Ghost Story Spoiler But that too is just a theory.

    [–] [SPOILERS ALL] Anyone have a list of unresolved plot threads? -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    And you think it probable for the most defensive minded and careful wizard on the planet to put himself at such a risk by being associated with said sub-faction? Plus he's talking about Langtry's decision necessitating another conspiracy, i.e. the Grey's. Conspiracies don't tend to go over well if you include those who are only out for their own political advantage.

    He frowned at that for a moment, and then nodded. "Oh, Kennedy. Yes. It was an act of individuals motivated by profit. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of an organized conspiracy. There is no Black Council."

    I stared blankly at Ebenezar. "That's... stupid."

    "Damn right," he said. "But they had a majority. The Merlin, Cristos, Mai, Martha Liberty, and the Gatekeeper."

    I shook my head. "What the hell does he think he's accomplishing?"

    Ebenezar shrugged. "He's never been easy to read. And I've known him since I was sixteen years old. Two or three explanations come to mind."

    "Like, maybe he's Black Council."

    Ebenezar walked for several steps in silence. Then he said, "Aye."

    "Or maybe Peabody got to him harder than we all think," I said.

    "Improbable," Ebenezar said. "The drugs he slipped the Senior Council let him nudge them... us. But we're all too crusty to bend more than that."

    "What then?"

    "Well, Hoss," he said, "maybe Langtry's worried about the consequences of officially acknowledging the Black Council."

    I felt a little chill glide over the nape of my neck. "He's worried that if enough people knew that the Black Council was real, they wouldn't line up to fight them. They'd join."

    "Everyone loves a winner," Ebenezar said. "And we haven't been looking too good lately. People are afraid. Cristos is building his influence on it." -Turn Coat

    This is what they discuss right before that previous passage. This is not the tone or mentality of someone who is very trusting of Langtry or willing to even remotely entertain the notion that him knowing about what they are about to do is a good idea.

    [–] Reading through every word of Jim Pt 2 (Full series Spoilers) -EG- 1 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Well, in essence, I do think Nic is trying to stop the Outsider incursion but also wants humanity out of the way, both because they are a giant security risk being the only ones who can bring Outsiders in...AND because a world without as many people is much easier to rule.

    Where TWG and his machinations fit into all this remains to be seen, but my guess is he is not responsible for the Outsiders in any way shape or form, no.

    [–] Spoiler(s) Cold Case Mab may have tricked Molly -EG- 3 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Because there was something to be gained by the fact that Lea only knew so much about the topic, and Mab knew more. So she tried to leverage him into becoming the Knight. But within the purview of acting as Lea's proxy she answered directly and in great detail, and it was her discretion whether to do that or not, she chose to be open.

    I know what happened in the text, and my track record here speaks for itself. I'm done going tit for tat with you over minor points to a theory/argument that you cannot even bring yourself to state that you agree with. Because my guess is you don't, and as I stated before, you're just looking to argue for the sake of arguing.

    And i'm done humoring you.

    [–] A theory about Malcolm Dresden [Spoilers through Ghost story] -EG- 12 points ago in dresdenfiles

    Maggie Sr, (not Malcolm), and the deal she made with Lea:

    When will we ever find the details of the deal that Margaret made with Lea? What did she pay Lea for all that Lea has done?

    Let me think about it. Oh right, eventually maybe… whenever I want to have Harry and Lea slug it out oh my gosh. That would be awful.

    And which book would that be?

    That’s a big one. That will have to be late in the series. It’ll have to probably be in the trilogy.