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Parasha: Lucifer, July 14th reading


I do enjoy the exchange between Rachel where she refuses to move until she gets an answer (which takes balls, when going on a quest with the devil, I gotta admit), and where Lucifer basically tells her "Okay, know what? It's all a dream!" To be fair to him, I don't think he was patronizing her, it was just that the whole concept is difficult to describe and explain, especially to someone not grounded in that type of reality.

Here's a quick link I found re: Atse'hashke for what it's worth... they also call him "First Angry" or, tellingly, Coyote. Heh. Hehheh.

"Christ on a bike!" You know, I'm not sure if Lucifer would hate such references, or enjoy the blasphemy. It's a toss-up! Also, it's weird to see him playing second fiddle to a guide that doesn't even know what she's doing, but enjoyable all the same. And in a way, he's playing guide to the guide, which is... weird. And still gotta love the snark.

"That's that, I think. Time to go home." Talk about your anticlimax! But again, fitting and enjoyable. (Plus I guess there just wouldn't be room for an epic resolution.)

I'm a bit surprised Lucifer just ignored Rachel's rantings and threats, but maybe she just wasn't worth his time and energy. Or maybe even even felt... gratitude? Naah. Well, who knows?

And the little bits between Amenadiel and Lucifer are great again, too. Heh. Hehehehe. "I suggest steel wool."

So the devil likes Billie Holiday eh? Huh.

And I'm used to having the chipper female sidekick who's going to mature, who's a good soul, etc etc. bloody etc.... it's weird walking away from one who's apparently fundamentally broken, instead!

And we end the first story, and next time, go into the second. I can't remember if the writ of passage comes into play here or not, but I'm looking forward to seeing (remembering?) what it's for!


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stormfeather
Jul. 15th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, Lucifer played her, and is cold, but he at least earns some leeway on this one from me, because he's doing it in the process of, y'know, saving the world. I mean maybe she's pissed off that she screwed up and used her wish to destroy the (ex-)voiceless gods, instead of getting her brother back, but I'm sure the rest of the world wouldn't complain. Well, if they were capable of actually seeing past their own ephemeral desires and all.

And yeah, Rachel made her own bed, and now doesn't want to lie in it. Like I said, I'm a bit surprised Lucifer was as lenient with her as he was.
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stormfeather
Jul. 20th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
Sorry I'm late on the response but... yeah, I don't think he much cares. Still, with her posturing and threatening, I kinda figured he might swat her or something. I mean, the truck driver wasn't all *that* bad, and got cursed with impotence, so...
khedron
Jul. 19th, 2011 03:04 am (UTC)
How he operates: Cold. Ice cold. He played Rachel like a Stratocaster, but she can't really say she was lied to or that she wasn't complicit in her own doom.

Yeah. And, well, I can't *actually* say I expected Lucifer to be a Good Guy. And yet I was a bit shocked when she didn't get her brother back at the end. Forget not having a step-by-step instruction manual, I'm not sure you can say he helped her in any way. Just used her, as you say.
stormfeather
Jul. 20th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
To play devil's advocate (hehhehheh), he did help her, in the sense that her entire, y'know, world isn't now going to unravel due to the silent gods meddling in it and causing things to go haywire. That, and he did get her in touch with her heritage and helped open up her power, through the whole quest.

But yeah, he didn't do those out of the goodness of his heart or anything, they were just side effects.
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