History Heartwarming / ColdDays

15th Jan '17 10:28:31 AM DustSnitch
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* It happens a few times during ''Cold Days'' but the best is the first: Harry's reunion with Thomas. Thomas gets the drop on Harry when Harry tries to break into the Water Beetle to sail to Demonreach Island early on. Thomas delivers a [[NotSoDifferent heartfelt]] yet [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing]] speech regarding Harry's decision to have [[spoiler: Kincaid take Harry out at the end of ''Changes'']]. Once that's done, the very next thing he does is to hug his brother and hold on tight...while calling him every insult he can come up with. Thomas is every bit as [[BadAss bad ass]] as his brother.

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* It happens a few times during ''Cold Days'' but the best is the first: Harry's reunion with Thomas. Thomas gets the drop on Harry when Harry tries to break into the Water Beetle to sail to Demonreach Island early on. Thomas delivers a [[NotSoDifferent heartfelt]] yet [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing]] speech regarding Harry's decision to have [[spoiler: Kincaid take Harry out at the end of ''Changes'']]. Once that's done, the very next thing he does is to hug his brother and hold on tight...while calling him every insult he can come up with. Thomas is every bit as [[BadAss as bad ass]] ass as his brother.
1st Sep '16 10:29:17 AM roxana
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** Note how they're calling each other by first name, too. It really hits home that they're friends, despite the difference in ages and stations. It also shows that Harry has ''serious'' HeroSyndrome

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** Note how they're calling each other by first name, too. It really hits home that they're friends, despite the difference in ages and stations. It also shows that Harry has ''serious'' HeroSyndrome
1st Sep '16 8:48:04 AM roxana
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** Note how they're calling each other by first name, too. It really hits home that they're friends, despite the difference in ages and stations.

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** Note how they're calling each other by first name, too. It really hits home that they're friends, despite the difference in ages and stations. It also shows that Harry has ''serious'' HeroSyndrome
21st Jul '16 6:10:06 AM SilverDragon
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* Harry's conversation with the Gatekeeper has a minor moment where despite everything that's happening to him, he still offer his help:

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* Harry's conversation with the Gatekeeper has a minor moment where despite everything that's happening to him, he still offer offers his help:
21st Jul '16 6:06:16 AM SilverDragon
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-->'''Thomas:''' That was I was your brother, Harry. That I loved you. That I knew a few things about denying the dark parts of your nature. And that we would get through it. That we'd figure it out. [[YouAreNotAlone That you weren't alone.]]

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-->'''Thomas:''' That was I was your brother, Harry. That I loved you. That I knew a few things about denying the dark parts of your nature. And that we would get through it. That we'd figure it out. [[YouAreNotAlone That you weren't alone.]]
6th Nov '15 3:24:08 AM Smoko
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* When Harry realizes that Molly's superior empathetic ability have made the Winter Mantle's violent sexual urges obvious to her ''the whole time''... and she's not afraid of him.

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* When Harry realizes that Molly's superior empathetic ability have made the Winter Mantle's violent sexual urges obvious to her ''the whole time''... and she's not afraid of him.him.
* After the book's climax, Harry angrily asks Mab if [[spoiler: Molly]] is just another pawn to her. Mab's response? "No. Not anymore." It gives just a little bit of hope that Mab will treat her like a [[spoiler: daughter]], and help keep her life together.
26th Aug '15 10:22:59 AM ZookMurnig
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** Likely not, though. It's more likely that Murphy, just by being Murphy, doesn't present herself as anything resembling "prey." Weakness and prey behavior are what the Winter Mantle keys off of, and Murphy's spent the entire series avoiding that at all costs, just as a matter of survival.
17th Mar '15 5:29:42 PM Hastur00
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** Possibly FridgeBrilliance. The mantle urges him to rape the women he's around when they're tired, hurt, exhausted...in other words, it sees them as weaker, prey. But the thinking of Murphy as an equal is so ingrained into Harry's mind that it penetrates into the mantle.

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** Possibly FridgeBrilliance. The mantle urges him to rape the women he's around when they're tired, hurt, exhausted...in other words, it sees them as weaker, prey. But the thinking of Murphy as an equal is so ingrained into Harry's mind that it penetrates into the mantle.mantle.
* When Harry realizes that Molly's superior empathetic ability have made the Winter Mantle's violent sexual urges obvious to her ''the whole time''... and she's not afraid of him.
20th Nov '13 6:15:40 AM scionofgrace
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* Eldest Gruff shows up at the party early in the book, and Harry is generally glad to see him. Those two seem really close to dropping the "Enemies" part of FriendlyEnemies. And we find out that he was the one who advised Titania to drop her vendetta on Harry, to boot.

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* Eldest Gruff shows up at the party early in the book, and Harry is generally genuinely glad to see him. Those two seem really close to dropping the "Enemies" part of FriendlyEnemies. And we find out that he was the one who advised Titania to drop her vendetta on Harry, to boot.
13th Oct '13 9:51:31 AM hujwernoo
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* Actually, all the brotherly moments between Harry and Thomas in the book. Made even better when you realize why they're going at it even more with the banter and the teasing and the hugs - they really missed each other, and they're making up for lost time. It's pretty sweet to see how far they've come from when they couldn't have a proper conversation because of a 'guy thing'.



* Actually, all the brotherly moments between Harry and Thomas in the book. Made even better when you realize why they're going at it even more with the banter and the teasing and the hugs - they really missed each other, and they're making up for lost time. It's pretty sweet to see how far they've come from when they couldn't have a proper conversation because of a 'guy thing'.



** Well, there is some very disturbing subtext while he's considering said physical violence. But yes, it is sweet.

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** Well, there is some very disturbing subtext while he's considering said physical violence. But yes, it is sweet.sweet.
** Possibly FridgeBrilliance. The mantle urges him to rape the women he's around when they're tired, hurt, exhausted...in other words, it sees them as weaker, prey. But the thinking of Murphy as an equal is so ingrained into Harry's mind that it penetrates into the mantle.
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