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These Are The Names, Chapter 24 - The Phantom Librarian — LiveJournal
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These Are The Names, Chapter 24
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 22nd, 2014 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Feedback/Some Catches

Thanks, got 'em.

The engineer Effie talked to was certainly annoyed that he had to part with any money to improve safety conditions because a mere victor was agitating (while he was trying to buy), but he parted with the bare minimum of money to clean out some filters in already existing parts of the mine. It didn't do much for the new chambers that were being opened up.

Finnick was threatening what he ultimately did. He reminded them how very well he knew them all. In other words, I know your secrets. Cough up the goods, or other people will know them, too.

There's a lot of truth to the idea that Haymitch has wasted his brain, though he's not particularly of an engineering bent, so he might not be all that great with the nitpicky stuff his parents were doing, anyway. He doesn't recognize the value of what he does manage, which is keeping the rebellion from going off the rails several times (he'll recap some of what Effie's missed when I get back to his POV). Which, yes, Maysilee would tell him if she could.

It's definitely not easy to love someone who's as badly damaged as Haymitch is. It's a small miracle that after as much brain-pickling as he did, he's functional enough to come back for Katniss and the rebellion, and it speaks to his personality that he managed it, but people like that are not easy to be around.

And yes, Mir has now officially crossed the moral event horizon.
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