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Repost: The Golden Mean, Chapter 8 - The Phantom Librarian — LiveJournal
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Repost: The Golden Mean, Chapter 8
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From: queen_bellatrix Date: March 7th, 2015 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Just a couple of possible things, if you haven't archived:

run into crowd Just missing a the before crowd.

One possible small continuity error: you say that Glen took three whippings in the months after Haymitch's games. I found two--the one he took for being outside the fence gathering herbs and the one he took for trying to stop the peacekeepers from whipping Ginger, but I can't find a third. Have looked through the end of EOTW, Rites, and HT. Like I said, not sure if this is a continuity thing, or if I'm just not searching the right terms; if it indeed was three, am very curious as to what the third one was?

Really seamless edits on this one. Aside from just really enjoying Haymitch's pov/actions--I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed that whole showdown with Thread the first time around!--as a Kay fan, I thought your implications in this were really intriguing. You have Haymitch say that she spends most of her time medicated, and that she uses the morfling for the worst pain. Which makes me think she uses less debilitating, though still addictive?, pain meds most of the time, which would explain how Madge knows so much about Maysilee etc. etc., because she and her mother can have something resembling a normal relationship at least part of the time?

And Huck; I forgot to mention last chapter that the whole acquisition story for that book made me grin like an idiot, and then you made me grin even more with Finn the lit-lover and Haymitch having book analysis chats!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 8th, 2015 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I did already archive. I'll just say that Haymitch missed one at the time and found out about it later.

With Kay, I think you're right. She's with it enough to tell Madge stories (though out of it enough that Madge has imagined her aunt quite fully to fill in the gaps).

You know, until you mentioned them in the same sentence, I never thought about the Huck Finn/Finnick("Finn") connection. Maybe that's how he came by his name!
From: queen_bellatrix Date: March 9th, 2015 06:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooo, I love that as an explanation for Finnick!! All your stories are a literary geek's dream, with all the overt and inadvertent allusions.:)

With all the hell Beckett was causing, and with how much Haymitch had to shut off his empathy to keep from losing his mind, it would be a very easy thing to miss. And I'm glad to hear that Kay found some level of happiness/normality, despite it all; Maysilee would have wanted her to, and if there was some way to observe the living, would have been pulling her hair out at what the people left behind were doing in her absence.
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