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Shadow Theory Verified

First, I have to say how much I truly loved this entire story. I cried at several points during the last chapters.

When I finished the story, at first one thing bothered me. I wondered, confusedly, why September was still missing her shadow, if she had wished everything/everyone whole and well again. This bothered me, and I thought about it for a while, and I think I understand now. I was hoping perhaps Cat might be able to verify this.

When Saturday met September, she was already missing her shadow. Therefore, I am assuming that when she wished that everyone be whole again, somehow the way the wishing works was dependent on Saturday's understanding of things. Therefore, since Saturday never knew September to have a shadow, he did not know to "correct" that change.

Does that make sense? Yes?



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littlekuroneko
Nov. 13th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
The way I thought about it, when September's shadow was cut from her, it became it's own entity (or maybe it was the whole time), and went skipping off of it's own volition. Septembers shadow seemed not merely a part of September, but a character in it's own right, a character that was a world away when she wished "everyone," meaning her present party, whole and safe.





a_feather
Nov. 13th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
I understood it as the shadow no longer being a part of September, and thereby no longer being necessary to make her "whole", after it had been cut off.
catvalente
Nov. 13th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Very much a combination of this comment and the one above.

The shadow is on her own now, and will be the focus of the sequel.
ladyortyger
Nov. 13th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Ooooo!! Yay!
sidhe_etain
Nov. 14th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
How wonderful! Thank you for the clarification. :)
realityanalyst
Nov. 13th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
Everything . . . so would Mallow be back, then?
the_zero_kid
Nov. 13th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
She didn't wish for her, or Iago.

But who knows? (Cat does!)
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