I very much love Garcia Flynn. Definitely too much. We don’t deserve a character so complex and tragic. But also yes I do. Give me more. I earned this. I’ve sat through so many black and white characters. Give me all those shades of gray.
As for the group picture near the end, you know I’m on the Lucy is Flynn’s wife train. All aboard. I will hold out for this until they blatantly tell me no. Probably not even then really. And if it isn’t true, boy, do I have enough observations and theories to make a kickin AU.
“In the recorded cosmic or Midgard concepts of the Indo-Europeans, man has his proper
place in the great scheme of ordered life, but he is not enchained to it as are the oriental
religions, with their star worship and priestly prophesies of the future — the study of
entrails and the flight of birds, practised by the Babylonians, Etruscans and others. He
appears in a trusting relationship with his God, whose nature itself is connected with the
world order, and he joins with this God on a national scale in the struggle against all
powers hostile to man and God, against chaos, against Utgard. The Indo-European
recognises Midgard, the earth-space, as the field in which he may fulfil his destiny,
cherishing life as a cultivator or farmer, where plants, animals and men are each called to
grow and ripen into powerful forces asserting themselves within the timeless order. Guilt
in man — not sin — arises wherever an individual defies or threatens this order and
attempts through short-sighted obstinacy to oppose the divine universal order in life. For
such a crime an individual incurs guilt. By such a crime, his people are threatened with
the danger of decline and degeneration, and the world order with confusion and
Hans F. K. Guenther,
The Religious Attitudes of the Indo-Europeans
As I’m rereading “Hope Springs Eternal: A Subterranean Romance” by Quantum Witch (brilliant story, by the by!), a sudden lightning bolt strikes me.
Hades’ characterization and idiosyncratic dialogue (a la sassy Disney classic baddies treatment and their warped sense of humor) reminded me of Handsome Jack…so by extension, the willful Persephone would be Rhys? The imagery has me in stitches.