Dresden Files Catch-All (possible spoilers)

Nevin73 wrote:


Another ‘Dresden Files’ TV Series is in the Works

Fox21 Television Studios have optioned the rights to attempt to bring Butcher’s books to life again.

Please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck.

I watched the TV show late (on Netflix I think) and I really liked it. I don't know if I can see anyone else playing Harry.

See, I really disliked the show (which I checked out after reading many of the books). They changed way too much so that it didn't feel like Dresden anymore.

Though, to be fair, Butcher says he wishes he'd thought of the hockey stick thing

Nevin73 wrote:

See, I really disliked the show (which I checked out after reading many of the books). They changed way too much so that it didn't feel like Dresden anymore.

That is probably a significant difference. I didn't read the books so I was looking at it on the merits of the show itself, which was unique and fun to watch.

I like the books, mostly, except for his creepy obsession with Michael's daughter. As a father, it raelly, really gives me the heebie-jeebies.

mudbunny wrote:

I like the books, mostly, except for his creepy obsession with Michael's daughter. As a father, it raelly, really gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Women in general is an...odd spot of contention for the books. I try to ignore it, but yeah...ugh...

Nevin73 wrote:

See, I really disliked the show (which I checked out after reading many of the books). They changed way too much so that it didn't feel like Dresden anymore.

I liked that actor and disliked everything else about the show.

JeremyK wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

See, I really disliked the show (which I checked out after reading many of the books). They changed way too much so that it didn't feel like Dresden anymore.

I liked that actor and disliked everything else about the show.

That's where I fall. I felt like he was Dresden and everything else had too many cooks.

AND MURPHY WASN'T A BLONDE.

#stillsalty

Veloxi wrote:

AND MURPHY WASN'T A BLONDE.

#stillsalty

hair dye?

Went looking for Peace Talks news, and saw an update on Jim's site at the end of the year, but with and update from this week. Quoted the important bits:

Why’s Peace Talks Taking So Long?
(An explanation, so you can stop emailing complaints to the feedback box, which doesn’t reach Jim, and mainly just frustrates the folks running this site.) Personal problems/life events spanning the past several years are what gummed up the works.

  • Got divorced, with all the fallout that comes from that.
  • His dog died, who was “the brains of the operation” as Jim tells it.
  • Got engaged, then remarried.
  • Moved to another state to live with his fiancee, now wife.
  • Lived in an apartment with no private writing space for years longer than intended because the contractor building his new house blew the deadline by a couple years at least.

That last bit made it especially hard for him to get traction on Peace Talks. Thankfully, the house is finally finished and Jim is back at work, under the guidance of his new canine buddy Bru and his wife’s four majestic cats.

As of February 21st, 2019, the current draft of the novel is up to chapter 45. Progress!

Thanks for that.

Last I saw I think was 47 on the subreddit. Estimated to be between Halloween and Thanksgiving for the release.