At the risk of beating a dead horse
If you beat a dead horse for long enough, there'll be candy coming out!
It's true! No finer candy in the world.
Ah, so that's his name. And how did he come across? Like a stuck-up pillock, amIrite? Between Antium's scorn and Tremmennis' praise, which do you think was the reaction we were supposed to judge as "correct"?
Yeah, Duke Adam Antium if I remember rightly.
Your right, though that is what I was getting at earlier, with the reason for disliking her. There would certainly be good reasons for a character not to like Jillian or strongly disagreeing with her methods (Caesar probably has some good points), but Slately and Antium come from an already established position of dislike based on their royal biases.
Antium is oh so upset that Jillian went away with nary a fare-well, to say nothing of her appalling eating habits. This of course is made to be a silly complaint.
I suspect it is is more the total package deal that is Jillian - other then those things she also simultaneously insulted the King while advising the Prince to never become like him. Whether or not Jillian has a point it would still rankle a loyal soldier like Antium (well, I assume he is a loyal soldier and royalist).
Lord Kasavin gave a good reply to that, to which I'd add that it should be clear by now that Jillian has been receiving Charlie's assistance. Together with the already known fact of her Transylvitan backing, as well as the fact that the Decrypted Steamroller was not headed her way for a while now, makes her ability to bring troops to assisst Jetstone much less impressive.
Especially as troops weren't really what Jetstone needed, a little Charlescomm magic was.
It better. For now, despite Jillian's known unreliability to Don, and complicated involvements with Wanda/Ansom (as known by Charlie), she's been made the "tool" of those sides. But really, they've been using her as a window to throw money out of so far. That piper better show up already.
Thinking about it, Charlie has a checkered history with Jillian. Book one Ansom hires some Archons to save/assist her, only one of them really went beyond the call of duty to help her. Then he kind of screwed her and the RCCI over when they went to ambush Stanley (which could have led to her death). Then he only contacted her when Wanda's decrypted road show got rolling and she was a quenn and only supplied her with a real prize (Vanna) after Bea died. Then he helps get her to the battle undetected, casts the spell and tries to have Ansom dusted.
Of course it depends on how much Charlie knows about the Wanda/Ansom/Jillian situation. His plan, and backing of Jillian, actually did pay off. Just not as much as he/she/it seemed to have been suspecting because Jillian has her own objectives. And of course he might be thinking now he'll have a crack at a decrypted, so it might be worth his trouble to humor her a while longer.
Dear God please no. I was planning to read those books soon!
Don't worry, I don't think Jillian has much in common with the named character (good books by the way, what is it about the Swedes and writing good, gritty crime fiction?).
Vinnie calling Jillian out once she gets back to Faq, especially after Wanda's probable survival and how that would please Jillian would be great. That would really reverse the "everyone thinks she's awesome" vibe that's going on and Vinnie knows her well enough to really get some good cutting remarks without being an unreasonable jerk about it.
Yep, and we already know Vinnie isn't the doormat type (since they have argued before) so it seems quite possible he'd call Jillian on something like this, and it would have added meaning since he cares for her.
No, based on everything that has been said, Jetstone has more than enough anti-air troops to wipe out the dwagons
The Decryption however, may even the fight out
Or make it more likely when all the spells have been cast and arrows fired at least one dwagon and rider will still be alive and capable of fleeing. Maybe a few more.
It's the old 'voluntary feedback' problem. The only one's who bother to give feedback are the ones that are really unhappy with the situation, thus skewing the results.
I like Jillian.
Jillian's a loose cannon.
The Chief'll have her badge if she keeps it up.
Lord Kasavin wrote:
Bella... Bella... nope, I've got nothing. Wait, was she the female lead in Disney's Beauty and the Beast? Oh, I thought she was a very kind and compassionate girl in that movie. Not like Jillian at all.
I though it was Bella from Supernatural - bad past (we find out in the end), but very selfish, self-centered, had a tendency to turn Sam and Dean into idiots and take advantage of them... I didn't have any real dislike
her (I liked the rabbit foot episode and thought
her death was moving enough
, but I understand why a lot of people did.
In particular, look at her alliances. It's widely assumed, and to an extent true, that Charlie and Don King are using her for their own ends. But Charlie is desperate, and Jillian knows it. Transylvito is in trouble, and Jillian knows that, too.
Well I think that to - are Charlie and Don supporting Jillian because "everyone likes her"? No, they are trying to use her. They have things they want her to do, need her to do. Of course I suspect they are just starting to find out that Jillian doesn't really do the puppet thing - she'll play along as long as their goals are the same as hers. When they clash her goals take priority, regardless of how much support other have given her.
The question is, is how much will they put up with?