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12th Sep '16 8:29:32 AM MrDeath
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* When Thomas wishes Harry a happy birthday in ''Dead Beat'', he also remarks that he was a bit surprised he'd remembered to do so. At first, it seems like they've just been too busy to think about things like that. But when you stop to consider how Margaret Dresden died, you realized that Thomas could '''never''' forget Halloween's significance to their family, because for him, it's [[spoiler: ''the day his father murdered his mother'']]. So what surprised him was probably ''not'' that he'd remembered the date of Harry's birthday, but rather, that he'd remembered Harry considers it a day of birthday celebration, and [[spoiler: not grief for their Mom]].
* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. But in fact Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]

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* When Thomas wishes Harry a happy birthday in ''Dead Beat'', he also remarks that he was a bit surprised he'd remembered to do so. At first, it seems like they've just been too busy to think about things like that. But when you stop to consider how Margaret Dresden died, you realized that Thomas could '''never''' forget Halloween's significance to their family, because for him, it's [[spoiler: ''the day his father murdered his mother'']]. So what surprised him was probably ''not'' that he'd remembered the date of Harry's birthday, but rather, that he'd remembered Harry considers it a day of birthday celebration, and [[spoiler: not grief for their Mom]].
* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. But in fact Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]
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11th Sep '16 3:26:04 PM CarrieVS
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* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]

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* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. But in fact Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]
11th Sep '16 3:25:25 PM CarrieVS
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* When Thomas wishes Harry a happy birthday in ''Dead Beat'', he also remarks that he was a bit surprised he'd remembered to do so. At first, it seems like they've just been too busy to think about things like that. But when you stop to consider how Margaret Dresden died, you realized that Thomas could '''never''' forget Halloween's significance to their family, because for him, it's [[spoiler: ''the day his father murdered his mother'']]. So what surprised him was probably ''not'' that he'd remembered the date of Harry's birthday, but rather, that he'd remembered Harry considers it a day of birthday celebration, and [[spoiler: not grief for their Mom]].

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* When Thomas wishes Harry a happy birthday in ''Dead Beat'', he also remarks that he was a bit surprised he'd remembered to do so. At first, it seems like they've just been too busy to think about things like that. But when you stop to consider how Margaret Dresden died, you realized that Thomas could '''never''' forget Halloween's significance to their family, because for him, it's [[spoiler: ''the day his father murdered his mother'']]. So what surprised him was probably ''not'' that he'd remembered the date of Harry's birthday, but rather, that he'd remembered Harry considers it a day of birthday celebration, and [[spoiler: not grief for their Mom]].Mom]].
* In ''Cold Days'' when [[spoiler:Molly]] becomes the Winter Lady, Mab tells Harry that she ''had'' been groomed to become a Fae Queen, but Mab had intended her for Summer (and Sarissa for Winter). At first glance, that seems like it would have been a slightly brighter fate. Mab had intended to [[spoiler:place Harry and Molly on opposite sides of the unending struggle between Summer and Winter, permanently separating them.]]
10th Sep '16 10:39:37 AM reteov
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* Mab is pretty cold and calculating. We've seen that time and again from her interactions with Harry pre-Knighthood. Mother Winter called Mab "too romantic." Titania said that Mab was dedicated to logic and the mind. So we can see what is a pattern for the Winter Queens; logic and reason, vs. Summer's emotional impulses. With this in mind, consider Maeve; she is irrational, egotistical, and petty, all pretty emotional drives. And then we're introduced to the "Nemesis," an outsider corruption that changes the nature of one who is infected to be more helpful to the outsider cause. So, with these three facts, it becomes obvious which of the Winter Queens were afflicted with Nemesis. [[spoiler: This suggests that we will be seeing Molly become more rational and cold in future books, which has already been hinted as of SkinGame.]]

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* Mab is pretty cold and calculating. We've seen that time and again from her interactions with Harry pre-Knighthood. Mother Winter called Mab "too romantic." Titania said that Mab was dedicated to logic and the mind. So we can see what is a pattern for the Winter Queens; logic and reason, vs. Summer's emotional impulses. With this in mind, consider Maeve; she is irrational, egotistical, and petty, all pretty emotional drives. And then we're introduced to the "Nemesis," an outsider corruption that changes the nature of one who is infected to be more helpful to the outsider cause. So, with these three facts, it becomes obvious which of the Winter Queens were afflicted with Nemesis. Nemesis.
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[[spoiler: This also suggests that we will be seeing Molly become more rational and cold in future books, as she continues to work for Winter, which has already been hinted as of SkinGame.]]
10th Sep '16 10:38:00 AM reteov
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* Mab is pretty cold and calculating. We've seen that time and again from her interactions with Harry pre-Knighthood. Mother Winter called Mab "too romantic." Titania said that Mab was dedicated to logic and the mind. So we can see what is a pattern for the Winter Queens; logic and reason, vs. Summer's emotional impulses. With this in mind, consider Maeve; she is irrational, egotistical, and petty, all pretty emotional drives. And then we're introduced to the "Nemesis," an outsider corruption that changes the nature of one who is infected to be more helpful to the outsider cause. So, with these three facts, it becomes obvious which of the Winter Queens were afflicted with Nemesis. [[spoiler: This suggests that we will be seeing Molly become more rational and cold in future books, which has already been hinted as of SkinGame.]]
5th Sep '16 3:15:46 PM CarrieVS
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* All the wizards we meet, from the Merlin to [[spoiler:Molly]], are a stubborn obstreperous bunch. But if magical ability is about imposing one's will on the five elements, it stands to reason that anyone with a significant talent is going to be remarkably strong-willed.
21st Aug '16 2:09:07 PM Divra
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* When Harry attempts to summon the ghost of Leonid Kravos, he calls Kravos a "Two-bit fire-caller", and is ecstatic when Kravos shows. Why? It's mentioned all the way back in ''Storm Front'' that calling fire is the absolutely easiest thing wizard can do. So Harry has insulted Kravos. ''BUT'' spirits only respond to the names they identify with, meaning Kravos really is a crap magician ''and knows it'', which is why Harry is so happy.



* When Harry attempts to summon the ghost of Leonid Kravos, he calls Kravos a "Two-bit fire-caller", and is ecstatic when Kravos shows. Why? It's mentioned all the way back in ''Storm Front'' that calling fire is the absolutely easiest thing wizard can do. So Harry has insulted Kravos. ''BUT'' spirits only respond to the names they identify with, meaning Kravos really is a crap magician ''and knows it'', which is why Harry is so happy.
21st Aug '16 2:08:19 PM Divra
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* When Harry attempts to summon the ghost of Leonid Kravos, he calls Kravos a "Two-bit fire-caller", and is ecstatic when Kravos shows. Why? It's mentioned all the way back in ''Storm Front'' that calling fire is the absolutely easiest thing wizard can do. So Harry has insulted Kravos. ''BUT'' spirits only respond to the names they identify with, meaning Kravos really is a crap magician ''and knows it'', which is why Harry is so happy.
7th Aug '16 9:43:55 AM Sharlee
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* Harry disliked Martin from the moment he met the guy. While on the surface this might seem to just be jealousy of his relationship with Susan, analysis of the later books reveals something far more serious. [[spoiler: In ''Changes'' Harry's house and office are destroyed, his back is broken, he has to accept the role of Winter Knight, he has to ''slit the throat of the woman he loves'', and he ends up getting killed]]. Moreover, in the next two books we see that as a direct result of Harry's actions[[spoiler: Molly first goes nearly insane and then is forcibly made the Winter Lady, Murphy is torn to shreds emotionally, and the whole world is thrown into a war that is threatening to break the Masquerade and is destroying the magical community]]. Now consider that all this was directly or indirectly caused by[[spoiler:Martin]]. And ''Turn Coat'' establishes that wizards have a sort of precognitive knowledge of things that will be important to them. How could this awareness not make Harry hate the man who would[[spoiler: destroy so much of Harry's life]]?



* Harry disliked Martin from the moment he met the guy. While on the surface this might seem to just be jealousy of his relationship with Susan, analysis of the later books reveals something far more serious. [[spoiler: In ''Changes'' Harry's house and office are destroyed, his back is broken, he has to accept the role of Winter Knight, he has to ''slit the throat of the woman he loves'', and he ends up getting killed]]. Moreover, in the next two books we see that as a direct result of Harry's actions[[spoiler: Molly first goes nearly insane and then is forcibly made the Winter Lady, Murphy is torn to shreds emotionally, and the whole world is thrown into a war that is threatening to break the Masquerade and is destroying the magical community]]. Now consider that all this was directly or indirectly caused by[[spoiler:Martin]]. And ''Turn Coat'' establishes that wizards have a sort of precognitive knowledge of things that will be important to them. How could this awareness not make Harry hate the man who would[[spoiler: destroy so much of Harry's life]]?
17th Jul '16 12:05:56 PM Discar
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*** Also a little bit of foreshadowing to the [[spoiler: entropy curse in Blood Rites where Harry uses the shoddy spellcasting to drop a frozen turkey onto a Black Court Vampire rather than it's intended target]]

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*** ** Also a little bit of foreshadowing to the [[spoiler: entropy curse in Blood Rites where Harry uses the shoddy spellcasting to drop a frozen turkey onto a Black Court Vampire rather than it's its intended target]]target]].
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