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The Last Tribute: Chapter Nineteen - The Phantom Librarian — LiveJournal
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The Last Tribute: Chapter Nineteen
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redrikki From: redrikki Date: October 27th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's strange how the 'good' guys can be such horrible people. I was always bothered by Plutarch in the books, but your version of him is far less likeable. I suppose it is because he's so much of a big picture idealist that he completely fails to see people as anything other than pieces in a game. Snow, while being a complete villain, at least understood human feelings and motivations. Plutarch honestly does not seem to get it.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: October 27th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you ever listened to the Hair soundtrack? I've seen the play and the movie, and I can't really remember the context for either (storytelling not a strength), but there's a great song in it called "Easy To Be Hard" -- the gist is that one of the guys, so devoted to peace and love universal harmony, treats his girl like crap, because nothing she's feeling is as important as his causes. The line that Plutarch makes me think of is, "Do you only care about the bleeding crowd? How about a needing friend?" And of course, people like that don't even understand the question.

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