has a revelation about that side character whose dogs would eat her for breakfast.
I was reading Amber again today. Mostly because my mother was doing
things on the computer and she was having all sorts of problems, which
kind of guaranteed my not getting it for the next five hours or so. So
I read Amber.
And I'm going to babble about Julian for a while. Again.
Here's my revelation, stunning as it may or may not be:
Julian liked Fiona O_o
You can see that this makes my brain go - poyoyon. Poyon poyon... poyon
poyon. Poyon poyon... poyon poyon. Poyoyon poyoyon poyoyoyon. *sings
silly little song from Tenshi ni Narumon*
So, uh, anyway. Julian
and Fiona. Fiona is... well, one of the redheads, and that says a lot
in itself. The redheads were Clarissa's children, and the sorcerers of
the family. Fiona was maybe the best... maybe not... depending on who
you ask. But she's devious. You know, more than the others ^^;; She
does crazy magic things. And tried to destroy the world, you know, only
she wouldn't exactly put it that way... it just sort of happened as a
side effect. She was part of a triumvirate to take over the throne, and
Julian was part of a rival one.
But anyway! Julian and Fiona! I am terribly divergent tonight O_o
It just adds a little bit to his personality, which is complex because
he's so hard to understand but doesn't have as many facets as, say,
Corwin - who I would never even attempt to analyze. For all those
people who always said Julian wasn't capable of affection... and I
guess this is interesting me because I didn't notice it the first time
around. Let me give you a quote.
Corwin's first person.
"Yet you countenance Fiona in Amber," I said, "In fact, you are more than a little cordial to her whenever she is about."
"Of course," he said, smiling. "I have always been very fond of Fiona. She
is certainly the loveliest, most civilized of us all. Pity Dad was
always so dead-set against brother-sister marriages, as well you know.
It bothered me that we had to be adversaries for so long as we were."
Julian. Says he's very fond of someone. That something bothered him.
Pod person moment, to be sure O_o
And then a few paragraphs later... "I would hate to see Fiona involved." Talking about the impending chaos (no pun intended).
I can't believe I didn't notice that before. It certainly makes Corwin go
O.o because he and Julian both indicate after this conversation that
they really don't hate each other anymore. But when you think about
Julian having... feelings - GOD it's strange to say that O_o - towards
Fiona, you have to wonder what she felt back. And then I remembered a
little scene back, as I described in my other post about Julian, when
everyone was discussing possibilities for who yerked Brand after they
rescued him through the Trumps.
And I quote Fiona after Corwin
questions her indication of Julian in the conspiracy, since he was
friends with Caine and wouldn't have killed him:
She curled her lip.
"Julian has no friends," she said. "That icy personality is thawed only by thoughts of himself. Oh, in recent years he seemed
closer to Caine than to anyone else. But even that... even that could
have been a part of it. Shamming a friendship long enough to make it
seem believable, so that he would not be suspect at this time. I can
believe Julian capable of that before I can believe him capable of
strong emotional attachments."
Whatta bitch. But that's why everyone loves Fiona, right? *grins*
Am I just taking this way too seriously? Probably. But that's what happens when I focus in on one character. He'd KILL me ^^;;
Another thing I noticed today, which I kind of noticed before but didn't have
enough evidence for it. Julian has this almost sullen, defensive
attitude toward how his family feels about him. Everyone else mistrusts
everyone else, but the others don't quite voice it the way he does.
It's almost childish, in a way. In the aforementioned scene, when all
of the siblings are together trying to deduce who is part of the
conspiracy, Julian eventually goes to bed after asking Corwin if
everything has been discussed. As he goes out the door, he says, "Now
you can all talk about me."
And later on, in the conversation
with Corwin about Fiona, Corwin assures him that he's off the hook for
Brand's yerking, he says something else. Julian had disappeared along
with Fiona during the night, and Corwin said that it looked bad. Julian
replied, "It would not be the first time I've been falsely accused,
suspected." That was just a little character trait that interested me.
Since all things Julian would. And Corwin killed one of his hawks. He
Of course, that won't be the last time in the series that Julian will not be pleased... *coughs some more about Caine*
I was looking through the later books, too, for some quotes... reading
stuff about Jerk and Dolt. I mean, Jurt and Dalt... *snickers*
But I'll get to that when I actually read it.