The Matter of Chicago
08 Feb 2011
(Book One of Matter of Chicago series) I tend to turn right by instinct when given a decision. Right-handed, evocate with my right side, and try to do the right thing.
But we've all done that, haven't we? Wondered what was going down in the universe next door. How one decision would shake up everything we knew.
What happens when we turn left.
- Part 1 of The Matter of Chicago
20 Mar 2011
(Interlude of Matter of Chicago series) Good help was hard to find, especially in my field of work. The realms of supernatural, criminal and legitimate business, and real estate did not overlap as often as one would hope, given how lucrative such synergistic activities were. There was a reason my employees were paid so well and had the best health coverage in the nation. They were the most valuable resource I had.
Some, admittedly, were more valuable than others. And, to my eternal dismay, as someone's value increased, so did their penchant for giving me headaches.
Harry Dresden was irreplaceably valuable.
- Part 2 of The Matter of Chicago
Fandoms: The Dresden Files - Jim Butcher
16 Mar 2022
Destiny. It was one of the big questions, for mortals and practitioners alike. Omniscient deities are the bread and butter of the Abrahamic religions, so there must have been a mainstream appeal to the idea that someone knew where your life was going. That no matter how chaotic it seemed to you, how pointless or messy, there was a big, bearded guy on a cloud with his eye on the endgame. Maybe it was meant to be a comfort. Jesus is my co-pilot, that kind of thing. I didn't see it. For every one person that was destined for greatness, millions of others... well, weren't. And if you weren't one of the few, the powers that might be didn't seem likely to throw you a bone. Those were Vegas odds, there.
And even if you did luck out and end up being the one in a million, being the chosen one had it's own baggage, possibly even worse than the average Joe. As far as I could see it, destiny meant that no matter what, you were screwed. It was pain and suffering one way or another.
But I guess when you were the type of person that got tied up in ridiculous destinies, at least your life was going to be pretty interesting.
- Part 3 of The Matter of Chicago