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The Last Tribute: Chapter Eighteen - The Phantom Librarian — LiveJournal
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The Last Tribute: Chapter Eighteen
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sonetka From: sonetka Date: October 21st, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, when even Brutus is stunned into silence, you know it's bad.

I love the street scenes, and how everyone in the Capitol is going into a frenzy for the love story. (And once again I think geez, Snow -- if you'd only let the rule change stand, you would have had people so grateful for your "mercy" that they'd have obeyed you a lot more willingly). I'm kind of wondering about Clove and Cato's relationship, such as it is -- I get the impression of kids who trained together and knew each other by sight but didn't really hang out until they both won the reaping. More businesslike than anything, which doesn't really play well to the cameras. I'm curious to know just how psychotic they were before the reaping, as it's hard to see someone as unhinged as they get being considered the district's best shot at winning. And I like the mention of Thresh letting Finch take his food -- it seems like the kind of thing he'd do. He won't go out of his way to protect her, but he knows she's not much of a threat and he's got bigger fish to fry anyway.

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 22nd, 2014 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
The act of revoking the rule change has to be the dumbest of many dumb things the Capitol did. They could have completely skated, or even come out of it stronger. If it created an uproar about the Games, they could have made themselves look wise and forward-thinking by starting to rethink that on their own... and hold onto power much longer.

But like tyrants everywhere, they didn't use petty cruelties to get power. They got power in order to impose petty cruelties. Stopping the petty cruelties would miss the point for these idiots.

Edited at 2014-10-22 05:14 am (UTC)
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