Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Narcissus in Chains Chapter Fifty Eight
This is how I am after a power lifting session, except instead of junk food it's all kinds of meats.
So what dumbassery is Anita up to now? Can it possibly be worse than the last chapter? Let's find out!
I think they've taken Anita out of the bath and sort of draped her over the side, so that Anita's arm is still around Damian. She's covered in cold towels. Yet things were so dire at the start that she had to get in the bath with her clothes on? By the way if someone has a horrible wound--in this case, Damian needs a hot bath and contact with Anita to hold his psychic brain-case together--it's hard for me to believe it's terribly serious if you have time to drive all the way to the main character's house. Especially if the item you need to perform the healing is already in the place you started.
In other words, THE PAST TWO CHAPTERS HAVE BEEN PATENTLY RIDICULOUS, BECAUSE SOMEHOW THESE FUCKING GENIUSES THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE DAMIAN AWAY FROM A PLACE THAT MUST, MUST HAVE AT LEAST TWO BATHTUBS.
And it's not like Anita is at home and can't get to Damian so they have to bring him to her. No. They had Anita there already! And yet everyone piled in to the clown car and came to Anita's house, despite it being out in the boonies. And whichever one of J.C.'s stupid clubs they were in is in the city. (I can't keep his ridiculous clubs straight). And Damian is so sick that every time he moves away from Anita he vomits blood and almost dies.
NO, I can't let this go! Why are you asking??
Asher replaces the cold towels down Anita's body and Nate says he's never seen a shapeshifter pass out due to being too hot before, even though Anita is not a shapeshifter so whatever. Are we still hung up on whether Anita is going to be a leopard? Oh, I'm sorry "Nimir-Ra for real" m'lady. I can save you the trouble: anything that would cause Anita to actually change and grow as a character or as a person will not happen.
There! Now we can be quiet about the whole leopard thing right, right?
Damian's eyes are the "colors of emeralds." Of all the cliche things you could compare green eyes to, I think this is the absolute tops.
..."as if his mother had fooled around with a cat in order to get him here."
Well Anita, you would know.
Damian has fed off of Nate and feels well enough to talk and move around a bit. Damian is very pleased to be bound to Anita and Anita natters on about how she would fight servitude and how she's only nice when people do what she wants. She acknowledges that Damian ought to be afraid of being bound to such a hardass as she is. Of course she calls herself "hard" and I call her "a psychopath" but to-may-to to-mah-to.
Damian is grateful and slavish because Anita saved him. Anita thinks they're both screwed. This is another instance where I have no fucking clue why Anita is reacting the way she is. She's the one that wanted to get him out of the box, and she knew he'd be bound to her when she did it. Her extreme avoidance of personal connection makes her pathetic and a bad leader on top of that. Her issues have gone on far too long and are eroding her power as the protagonist.