|Author(s):||M. Fae Glasgow|
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MUSE OF FIRE RESPONSIBLE: M. Fae Glasgow
HAS POOR VILA BEEN DRAGOONED INTO THIS SHITSHOW? Vila
WHY ARE BLAKE AND AVON DOOMED THIS WEEK? Okay, so Blake didn’t know about the Delta level shit, I guess, which makes… the whole moral weight of an earlier chapter kind of collapse… so… It’s unclear Who Avon Will Choose, but also there is only settling and misery along either path, yay, yaaaaaay
EDITOR’S NOTE: you wouldn’t think I have the ENERGY to hate these as much as I do, and yet somehow, I always seem to find it!!
PROSE: fine I guessOVERALL: DOME CYCLE V: I like the end as a dichotomy–though I think you’d need to give Blake a bit more credit in order to make it a meaningful one. Avon is a class hero and his servants love him. And that says it all really, doesn’t it. Also, LOVE in Glasgow is like–a stupid thing that just happens to you, and I can buy a ‘you can’t control luuurve’ argument, but like, there’s no *causality* to it in this beyond a kind of physical infatuation? Which makes it less interesting/feel less real. Like, true, you can’t PERFECTLY ACCOUNT for love, but there are typically some fucking reasons it’s happening, idk. And like–this probably involves things you’re going to do with your life together (Avon enjoying hanging out at the pub all the time, for example, is a bit far-fetched). It’s like those weird scenes she’s written of Avon being bored in meetings where people talk about what to do in the wake of their successful revolution (Avon’s typically fairly interested in logistics and plans, in canon?). What does Avon like/think about in this? Who is he, considered apart from these relationships?