History Creator / JimButcher

3rd Nov '16 8:15:14 PM eaterofworlds
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** Spirearch Addison Albion of ''The Cinder Spires'' puts on a front of absent-mindedness, but the events of the first novel make it clear he still has a lot of pull.

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** Spirearch Addison Albion of ''The Cinder Spires'' puts on a front of absent-mindedness, but the events of the first novel make it clear he still has a lot of pull.pull.
* DeadpanSnarker: The defining trademark that each of his main characters posses.
27th Oct '16 8:33:16 PM runamok
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* ActionGirl: Extremely prevalent throughout his work. Fine examples include:

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* ActionGirl: Extremely prevalent throughout his work.work, it'd probably be easier to list the ''non''-action girls. Fine examples include:
27th Oct '16 8:32:20 PM runamok
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* ActionGirl: Extremely prevalent throughout his work. Fine examples include:
** Karin Murphy from ''The Dresden Files'', an otherwise normal human woman that's helped take on vampires, werewolves and fairy queens.
** Kitai from ''Codex Alera''.
** ''The Cinder Spires'' gives us Gwendolyn Lancaster and Bridget Tagwynn.
* DarkActionGirl: He's had plenty of these show up. Lara Raith of the White Court vampires is probably the best example.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: All three of his series so far have included people of royal standing (or near enough to it) willing to get their hands dirty.
** From ''Codex Alera'' there are the Aquitaines, as well as First Lord Gaius Sextus, his son Gaius Septimus and [[spoiler: his son, Gaius Octavian AKA Tavi.]]
** ''The Dresden Files'' has the fairy Queens, one of whom saved Harry's life.
** Spirearch Addison Albion of ''The Cinder Spires'' puts on a front of absent-mindedness, but the events of the first novel make it clear he still has a lot of pull.
6th Sep '16 10:29:21 PM PaulA
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!!Tropes associated with Jim Butcher:

* WorldOfSnark: If its written by Butcher then expect lots of it from either the main character or others within the world the main character lives in. Especially since Jim Butcher has a PHD on snark.
6th Sep '16 10:29:02 PM PaulA
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: No publisher in their right mind would buy a twenty book series from an author. It just doesn't happen. Fortunately for all of us, [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Jim didn't know that.]]
* PyrrhicVictory: He is the "loser" of this situation. When he was on a forum where he got the bet on making a great story based on two bad ideas, he wrote some ideas and basis and realized it was a good concept and one he could get published eventually. So, he told the guy who made the challenge he had one but wouldn't tell it now. So the guy mocked him and said he had nothing. Jim bowed out of the debate. He lost the internet argument and made a best-selling series.
* RunningGag: For several years, someone was bound to bring up the publishing/adaptation rights at every public talk Jim gave, prompting him to quip "My publisher still owns the rights to that for N years and M days... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not that I am counting]]." He has since gotten the rights back, so the gag has been honorably discharged.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Once upon a time, Jim Butcher was the unsuccessful author of High Fantasy novels that was told by the teacher of his writing class that, seeing as he liked Anita Blake and Buffy so much, he should write a novel like those using that teacher's method of book creation.
-->'''Jim Butcher:''' When I finally got tired of arguing with her and decided to write a novel as if I was some kind of [[StrictlyFormula formulaic, genre-writing]] drone, just to prove to her how awful it would be, I wrote the first book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
5th May '16 2:05:55 PM worldbreaker
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* WorldofSnark: If its written by Butcher then expect lots of it from either the main character or others within the world the main character lives in. Especially since Jim Butcher has a PHD on snark.

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* WorldofSnark: WorldOfSnark: If its written by Butcher then expect lots of it from either the main character or others within the world the main character lives in. Especially since Jim Butcher has a PHD on snark.
5th May '16 2:05:31 PM worldbreaker
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* WorldofSnark: If its written by Butcher then expect lots of it from either the main character or others within the world the main character lives in. Especially since Jim Butcher has a PHD on snark.
5th May '16 2:03:26 PM worldbreaker
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* WordOfGod: He pops into fan forums (including on this very site) every once in a while to confirm or [[{{Jossed}} joss]] plot points.
5th May '16 2:02:53 PM worldbreaker
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* OneOfUs:
** It shouldn't be surprising, but not only was he directly inspired by Star Wars novels as a kid to become a writer, he's also an avid gamer.
** He plays League of Legends most nights and his summoner name for playing with fans is jimbutcherauthor. Feel free to add him.
** He also has a TVTropes account. Yes, he is a troper.
** [[https://twitter.com/longshotauthor/status/481683955931181056 He's also a fan of the]] WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic.
16th Feb '16 5:42:05 PM eroock
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->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDJDn-ggqOo I don't have a muse. I have a mortgage]].

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->[[http://www.->''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDJDn-ggqOo I don't have a muse. I have a mortgage]].
mortgage]]."''
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