17 thoughts on “Hard on the Heels of Ink’s Legend (1 of 1)

  1. This could be the entry with the highest audience response:word count ratio. :lol: Can’t wait for the follow-up. (There will be a follow-up, right?)

  2. I think I’ll be angry if this is the last Ink story. Really, it could be like that one part in Serenity that made lots of fans hate Joss Whedon.

    Okay, probably not. But still, as an ending to the fantastic Ink Catherly saga, this does feel disappointing. Which is why I’m hoping for something else in the future.

  3. [quote:e410d662b1=”ADamiani”]Interesting. This implies that Jane has imperfect control over the narrative universe.[/quote:e410d662b1]
    Still not settled whether the universe in which Ink exists is (merely) a narrative universe.

  4. [quote:c75d1fc053=”ADamiani”]The way she survives the Gorgosaur encounter is indicative of her status as a fictional construct.[/quote:c75d1fc053]
    Only insofar as any character in Hitherby is a fictional construct. It could just as well be the case that Catherlies suffer no damage from dismemberment.

    The question is, is Ink a fiction-within-a-fiction (like the characters in most legends) or a something-else-within-a-fiction? Just because a story is being told about her does not automatically make her a merely narrative construct. The Ink legends could be the Gibbelins Tower equivalent of reality TV.

  5. Interesting. This implies that Jane has imperfect control over the narrative universe. Stage accidents like the mirror breakage and, for example, ad libbing can occur….

  6. [quote:308db8f6a4=”insanitykun”]I’m also wondering if now Ink is doomed to 7 years bad luck.[/quote:308db8f6a4]

    And, if so, do the first three in Hell count as time served towards the sentence?

  7. [quote:a4e3c1ebed=”Metal Fatigue”][quote:a4e3c1ebed=”ADamiani”]Interesting. This implies that Jane has imperfect control over the narrative universe.[/quote:a4e3c1ebed]
    Still not settled whether the universe in which Ink exists is (merely) a narrative universe.[/quote:a4e3c1ebed]

    Really? I’d been unaware that this had been brought into question. The way she survives the Gorgasaur encounter is indicative of her status as a fictional construct. It’s certainly possible she’s more than that, but I would expect her to be *at least* that.

    I kinda hope she’s not going to stay that way.

  8. There’s been so much communication between story-levels already that I’d guess that the breaking of the mirror is going to lead to direct transit from one to the other. (After all, it was showing the Gibbelin’s Tower when it was broken.) Since this is the last *legend* of Ink, presumably she’s going to be brought up one level, to “reality”.

    Another even more shaky guess: Jane was playing Ink. When Jane is brought back to reality “in character”, she and Ink merge. This permits Jane to grow up to 15.

    Who broke the mirror? Possibly it just broke. But Greystoke was carrying it — this seems like the kind of thing that he would do.

  9. I have been an Ink fan since her first appearance and have followed with sadness her recent fall from innocence. I should qualify that I mean sadness for Ink, not sadness at the direction the story has been taken. From being unable to find hell because she saw wonder in everything to being trapped in hell because she has lost her passion, I can empathise with the journey she has taken. However, I am not willing to accept that this is the end for Ink. Perhaps it is unwillingness to face the situation, or perhaps it is hope; but I for one will hold out for Ink’s restoration to grace.

    Thank you Rebecca.

  10. ‘Can broken things be remade?
    Can destinies change?
    Is it worth the risk of hope?’

    (…tomorrow. Maybe!)

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