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Jim Butcher

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in Independence, Missouri, The United States


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Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.

Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990′s when he decided he would become a published author. Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become publishe

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Freedom v Fear

I don't make statements like this a lot, and I don't really feel like engaging in a huge debate. But there's something I need to say regarding Charlie Hebdo.

God knows I have little in common with the folks who died. I doubt we'd have agreed on very much. Looking over some of their work, I find myself rolling my eyes a lot.

But I do agree on at least one matter with them--they should be free to spea Read more of this blog post »
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“When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ”
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“Are you always a smartass?'

Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.”
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“Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face.”
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Who is your favorite supporting character in the Dresden Files? Jim Butcher

Note: Poll was created in 2010, more current characters are thus missing.

  41 votes, 34.7%

Karrin Murphy
  22 votes, 18.6%

Thomas Raith
  22 votes, 18.6%

Michael Carpenter
  17 votes, 14.4%

Molly Carpenter
  13 votes, 11.0%

Johnny Marcone
  3 votes, 2.5%

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