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The Last Tribute: Chapter Seventeen - The Phantom Librarian — LiveJournal
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The Last Tribute: Chapter Seventeen
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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 16th, 2014 06:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Feedback/some Catches part 1

Ah, I'm sorry about the Finn date thing! Just went and checked, and what I'd gotten it confused with was the bit later in Eight where they try and interview Annie in Four after it starts raining in the arena and he was less than pleased.

You even established earlier that the Career escorts weren't as good as Effie, so that works great as an explanation.:d Totally understand why you wouldn't include Eno; there's something about this slowly building tension between Haymitch and Brutus that culminates in that furious interview where Twelve gives Haymitch the thumbs-up that only works if they're put in situations together beforehand where there's no one to smooth out their differences. They're such exact opposites they're garunteed to rub one another the wrong way. And total agreement about Brutus drinking the Koolaide by the bucketfull *headdesk*

There's...art about the Games starting again/never stopping *shudders*

You said once that Chaff was a student of history, particularly slave history. Do you think he got the stuff on the black market, in similar fashion to Haymitch, or do you think the Capitol's pretty honest about things like slavery/the Holicost to make what they do so much less heinous. Sort of like they are with the barbarism of the rivalry between the seam/merchant class in Twelve before they moved in; talk about how bad things were before (particularly the way people were anialated because they were a certain race/class), and things don't look so bad about what you're doing? Cultural Authority would need to edit out a lot about how, for instance, the resistance fighters of WWII were of all different races, many of whom weren't in danger but helped the Jews anyway, because that could be as dangerous as Huck Finn for corroding the social order, but I can see them having edited accounts Chaff could have read quite a lot between the lines of.
Queen_Bellatrix (who doesn't feel like logging in just before bed.:)
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 16th, 2014 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Feedback/some Catches part 1

Hmm. Some of it was probably black market, but I'd guess the Capitol would be keen to have things that would discredit the former country on their land as much as possible. Not much undermines the values of freedom and republic more than the fact that people can point to the country preaching them and say, "You hypocrites!" (It's not really a logical argument -- a kind of version of ad hominem, actually -- but it's emotionally effective.) So I can see the Capitol allowing that, and the Holocaust, and the Rwandan genocide, and the Armenian genocide... things that it would use to prove that it is a new and uniquely non-violent place. After all, they only kill 23 kids a year. Surely, you don't want to go back to the way the human race used to do things! Only they'd be very careful about stories in which ordinary people did anything about it. These things can only be solved by putting the "right" people in absolutely control.) But of course, human beings being what they are, there would be people who would take an interest, and track down more information.

Yes. The first time I saw something referring to the 125th Games, I went, "Huh?"
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