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by Coatl_Ruu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

This flows pretty well, easily as good as what ended up in the story. I almost think this might have worked slightly better if only to bring Mac into the picture. Then again, there are a *lot* of side characters and locations that could have shown up. Agreed. I think it could work either way. The s...
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

Thanks again, everyone! I had a fun time writing this. For the Dresden fans, I'm glad to hear that I was able to sort of match the style of the books. If you haven't read the series yet, I encourage you to check it out (starting with book three, the first two are just okay). Fair warning that there'...
by Coatl_Ruu
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

Chapter 9 I walked down the street, away from the flashing lights of the emergency vehicles and the squawking of walkie-talkies, King on my heels. The sun had gone down and the clouds had broken, letting a crescent moon peer down at us. I glanced down at King, who had caught up with my long strides...
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

Interlude - King King sat on the cold concrete curb on the side of the road. The sun had set while they had been down in Undertown, but it wasn’t dark. The streetlight glared down on him, and ambulances and police cars flashed in riot of red and blue that was almost headache-inducing. The corgi had...
by Coatl_Ruu
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

Chapter 8b I dashed through the dark halls, cursing between gulps of air. My glowing amulet bounced and swung, causing shadows to leapt and shift all around me. My footsteps echoed and my heartbeat pounded in my ears. All together, it felt like I was sprinting through a fever dream. I glanced back,...
by Coatl_Ruu
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

This took an ... interesting turn while I was away :P Aaanyway. Chapter 8a When the lightbulb burst, whatever hold White Fang had over the dogs was broken. The darkness was filled with fearful murmurs, angry growls, cries for help, all echoing off the damp stone walls. My eyes weren’t adjusted to th...
by Coatl_Ruu
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

I am really enjoying how this chapter has come out! Will also be really awesome if this is indeed a min-family reunion! :D Good section with the right mood for the setting. I am curious if White Fang is supposed to be one of Joels old pets? I was just looking at the comic and there is a white, fuzz...
by Coatl_Ruu
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

Chapter 7 “White Fang.” Mister sat and closed the Beetle’s door with a heavy clunk. He sat heavily as he looked up at me. So we had a name. We knew who had taken King. After the fight at the salon I’d dashed out into the street and tried to use my tracking spell on King. And I’d gotten nothing. He ...
by Coatl_Ruu
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

Interlude “CHICAGO!?” Fox paced furiously back and forth, mind racing, teeth bared. “What - why - how did King get to Chicago? ” “Beats me,” Miles said. Fox stopped in place and spun to look at the wolf patriarch. His mouth worked open and closed, paws clenched and unclenched as he gesticulated, fr...
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

From the back of the salon there came a chorus of unearthly howls. Chapter 6 In an instant the salon was plunged into chaos. There was a bang from the back of the store that I could only assume was the sound of a door being broken down, and the howling surged in volume. Between the dark, overcast s...
by Coatl_Ruu
Thu May 30, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

Chapter 5 I pulled the Blue Beetle up to the curb and switched off the ignition. My ancient, much-abused car rattled to a stop and fell quiet. From his awkward perch on the wooden boards that made up the back seat of my car, King breathed an audible sigh of relief and released his death grip on the...
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed May 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

How did I not notice this sooner? You’ve done a great job combining the two worlds in a way that feels right. I will be following this story with great interest. Thanks! I set out to make it feel like these two settings were essentially part of the same world, rather than transplanting Dresden File...
by Coatl_Ruu
Tue May 28, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

That had struck a nerve. The disappearance, the demon, the name, and now this. Just how much was the little guy hiding? Chapter 4 By the time we pulled up outside the building where I rented my office space, the rain had slowed down to a light drizzle. Thunder still rumbled in the distance, but it ...
by Coatl_Ruu
Sat May 25, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: A Curious Coin Conundrum
Replies: 98
Views: 63470

Re: A Curious Coin Conundrum

Pretty fun read so far! I wonder how long it's going to take before all these "animals" form a support group. Seems like Lockely could use one.

Douglas Adams is maybe second only to Terry Pratchett in my list of favorite authors. Have you been tempted to add footnotes? xD
by Coatl_Ruu
Sat May 25, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

The positive feedback is much appreciated, everyone! I'm doing pretty well keeping a backlog, so maintaining this update schedule shouldn't be a problem. I have probably 3-4 major scenes left to write, so I'm guessing by the time it's done, Long Wolf will be about as long as one of the official DF s...
by Coatl_Ruu
Thu May 23, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

As if on cue, something let out an echoing howl and slammed into me from behind. Chapter 3 My duster is more than just an awesome coat. Over the years I've weaved enchantments into it to protect me from the various bad guys and nasties who try to kill me on a regular basis. It's immune to fire and,...
by Coatl_Ruu
Mon May 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

There was a white and brown ferret in sunglasses standing in my doorway, holding out a paw for me to shake. “Keene Milton,” said the ferret. “Harry Dresden? I’ve got a job for you.” Chapter 2 I looked back up the man standing in my doorway. “Very funny. Believe it or not, I’m busy.” The man let out...
by Coatl_Ruu
Mon May 20, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Old Comic Discussion
Topic: 2019/05/20 - Power Up
Replies: 92
Views: 15207

Re: 2019/05/20 - Power Up

Not sure what Marion was expecting to do with the yellow pages in the first place. Call the local wizards? Maybe it's a Chicago yellow pages. I think we should face the facts. Marion is about to tossed on his tail harder than Tiger. Yeah, Marion's mom isn't going to take this well. If there's one t...
by Coatl_Ruu
Sat May 18, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Re: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

Thanks all! I'm trying to avoid front-loading with exposition too much, but it's a wrestling match between wanting to get to the action and not wanting to potentially turn off people who aren't familiar with the series. A brief tangent on crossovers. The most interesting kind for me is variant where...
by Coatl_Ruu
Thu May 16, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Fan Projects
Topic: Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover
Replies: 55
Views: 22537

Lone Wolf - A Housepets/Dresden Files Crossover

HARRY DRESDEN—WIZARD Lost items found. Paranormal investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties, Or Other Entertainment. ****************************** Introducing Lone Wolf , AKA, the crossover no one asked for but I decided to write anyway. For the...
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Case: Housepets!-A Choose Your Own Adventure Game
Replies: 1138
Views: 405264

Re: Case: Housepets!-A Choose Your Own Adventure Game

AAAAAGH. I binge-read through this whole thing last night. That last update felt like a gut-punch. I'm assuming that's what you were going for, and you were masterfully successful. Also, it was really impressive to see so much improvement in the art and animation, not just between the beginning and ...
by Coatl_Ruu
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Announcements of leave and return
Replies: 3115
Views: 794182

Re: Announcements of leave and return

Ruu! :D It's great seeing you again! What've you been up to? Oh, you know. Started college, worked at a theme, worked in research at a tire company, am currently a few months from finishing college. Some other stuff happened in between those things, but I think that's the gist. Welcome back, I foun...
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Announcements of leave and return
Replies: 3115
Views: 794182

Re: Announcements of leave and return

The other day I checked the latest page of the comic on a whim. I did not expect to be greeted by a terrifying nightmare demon from the deepest bowels of Hades, but lo and behold, there it was. I guess you could say that caught my eye. So I went all the way back through the archives to roughly where...
by Coatl_Ruu
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Colour Personality Test
Replies: 19
Views: 5700

Re: Colour Personality Test

I took it twice and got rather different results each time. Neither really suited me. *shrugs*
Argent wrote:If you take this color test a mighty army will fall.
Heh. Well said.
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Your Favorite Quotes
Replies: 1933
Views: 569758

Re: Your Favorite Quotes

"If you can't write intelligently, write comically. If you can't write comically, write offensively. People tend to remember the stuff that made them think, the stuff that made them laugh, and the stuff that [tick]ed them off."

- I forget.
by Coatl_Ruu
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Announcements of leave and return
Replies: 3115
Views: 794182

Re: Anouncements of leave and return

I'll be gone on the senior trip to Washington, DC from about five minutes from now 'til Sunday evening. See y'all around!
by Coatl_Ruu
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Joys And Sorrows
Replies: 14350
Views: 1930713

Re: Joys And Sorrows

Oh great joy that has made my day and possibly month: I found Age of Empires II for sale and am getting it. I don't know why they decided to come out with it again, but it is one of the games that I will always love. Sorry to anyone who is waiting for the next update of my fic, but this game just t...
by Coatl_Ruu
Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: The Dead Thread Bed
Topic: Guest Strips Wanted
Replies: 39
Views: 28437

Re: Guest Strips Wanted

Well, I'm a sort-of-okay artist, and I have a bit of free time this week ... might give this a try. :3
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Inactive Role Plays
Topic: Pet Friendly: Edge City
Replies: 1923
Views: 356535

Re: Pet Friendly: Edge City

Matt realized, a bit late, that he had spent far too long snooping around a patient's room. If he remembered anything about the last time he'd been to the vet, it was that they tended to frown on that sort of thing. Still, he made a note to ask the doctor about what he'd seen and show Selina - not n...
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:01 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Band
Replies: 116
Views: 26556

Re: Band

What?! The other band left because there was rain? Pffft. Pansies. Anyway, around where I live, there really isn't any rivalry between the bands of different schools. We always meet up third quarter, talk, and inevitably someone starts a massive group hug. Seriously. It's like we're a big, weird ban...
by Coatl_Ruu
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Halloween Costumes?
Replies: 86
Views: 24836

Re: Halloween Costumes?

I'm going to dress up as the Slender Man again this year. Maybe this time I'll get some drywaller's stilts and make the costume really creepy. Then get one of my friends to dress up as Masky and creep around with me, drawing Operator symbols on everything.

It's going to be a good night. x3
by Coatl_Ruu
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Joys And Sorrows
Replies: 14350
Views: 1930713

Re: Joys And Sorrows

Aw: My laptop's screen seems to have died or something.

Joy: Make me glad I sprang for the two year protection plan! xD
by Coatl_Ruu
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Your Favorite Quotes
Replies: 1933
Views: 569758

Re: Your Favorite Quotes

"Tojo and his claque of imperial army boneheads said to [Yamamoto], in effect: Why don’t you go out and secure the Pacific Ocean for us, because we’ll need a convenient shipping lane, say, oh, about ten thousand miles wide, in order to carry out our little plan to conquer South America, Alaska, and...
by Coatl_Ruu
Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Inactive Role Plays
Topic: Pet Friendly: Edge City
Replies: 1923
Views: 356535

Re: Pet Friendly: Edge City

Matt had pulled a flashlight out of his backpack and was using it to read the chart next to Lily's bed - the lights were turned down too low to read properly, and he didn't want to turn more of them on and advertise the fact that he was snooping around a patient's room. He only had time to skim, but...
by Coatl_Ruu
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Inactive Role Plays
Topic: Pet Friendly: Edge City
Replies: 1923
Views: 356535

Re: Pet Friendly: Edge City

" It's back out in the lobby. Come back when you're done and I'll draw some blood to test. " "Thanks!" Matt scurried out of the room and turned left, knees crossed in a decent impression of the "I have to take a leak" dance. But, instead of continuing on to the lobby, he paused and glanced back at ...
by Coatl_Ruu
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Inactive Role Plays
Topic: Pet Friendly: Edge City
Replies: 1923
Views: 356535

Re: Pet Friendly: Edge City

" Well, I'll still run those tests, but this may just be sleep deprivation. And if you wouldn't mind not looking through my papers, Matt, it would be greatly appreciated. " Selina mumbled something to herself about it not being sleep deprivation. "Ah, okay," Matt said, but before he stepped away fr...
by Coatl_Ruu
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Inactive Role Plays
Topic: Pet Friendly: Edge City
Replies: 1923
Views: 356535

Re: Pet Friendly: Edge City

" hmm. Well, I suppose I can run a few tests, " The vet said while he walked over to his desk, " but first, tellme: have you both been getting a good amount of sleep recently? " " Not... exactly. I've been up late researching unexplained phenomena and falling asleep with my face it the books a few ...
by Coatl_Ruu
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Your Favorite Quotes
Replies: 1933
Views: 569758

Re: Your Favorite Quotes

“Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game because they almost always turn out to be—or to be indistinguishable from—self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.”

-Neil Stephenson, Cryptonomicon.
by Coatl_Ruu
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Not the Comic
Topic: Your Favorite Quotes
Replies: 1933
Views: 569758

Re: Your Favorite Quotes

No one spoke. There was no need. The threat of the Eldrazi presented a simple choice: lay down your weapons and die for nothing, or hold them fast and die for something. - Flavor text for Time of Heroes (MtG) There are few problems that can't be solved by putting a hole in the world. - Flavor text ...
by Coatl_Ruu
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Inactive Role Plays
Topic: Pet Friendly: Edge City
Replies: 1923
Views: 356535

Re: Pet Friendly: Edge City

" Just more hallucinations, Selina replied flatly. " hopefully the doctor can find the cause and make them stop. " She opened the door to the office and inside, a man in a white coat sat at a computer. " Ah, Selina, Matt. What seems to be the problem? " " Auditory and visual hallucinations probably...