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I remember that you were also planning a few words on the required reading at Rain's school. I know that the two books that most stood out to me on that list were "The Tempest" and "To Kill a Mockingbird". "The Tempest" obviously fit with all the names borrowed from that play; "To Kill a Mockingbird" stood out to me, since that was the first book we read in my eighth grade English class as well.
Todd Jensen

Thanks Todd, we'll see more blendings of mythology in the coming chapters.
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MATTHEW - Thanks for the review of Chapters Six through Ten. I enjoyed rereading those, and reading your thoughts on them.

The only thing I have to say this time is that the legend about the bat at the end reminded me at the start of the Panther Queen legend in "Mark of the Panther" - with a contrast, in that where the Panther Queen was beautiful, First Bat was ugly (and wound up uglier still at the end).

Todd Jensen

Covering chapters 6-10 this week, mostly the chapters come with a fair share of revelations. For one we now know the full name of Callahan's employer, Silas A. Setebos (the A stands for "Anonymous" presumably). Other revelations come in the form of the how Bastian got the zemi, how Bastian works as a ghost, the fact that there are now two hupias our heroes have to deal with (as well as foreshadowing the dolphins) and some background into Rain's ghost sight.

This actually brings up an interesting subject. It's revealed that Rain basically willed away her ghost sight as a child but through this she was able to see her late dog, met strangers and even learned Spanish from a pirate. Yet now she can see Bastian but can only hear him while wearing the zemi. Now I'm not sure if this is a plot hole (we'll get to that once Cash is properly introduced) or whether Bastian operates under an entirely different set of rules.

A couple of final things, considering Greg's recurring theme of revenge being a sucker's game it's interesting to see Renee Jackson spending time to calculate her own. I really appreciate the little touches of world building these chapters, this is where I started really getting interested in San Prospero (if it wasn't for the fact that I don't do well in the heat and don't like hurricanes it sounds like the kinda place I'd love to retire to). And if reading Redwall has taught me anything it's that you can't go wrong describing good food, I do love a good paella. Fun fact: the myth from Rain's dream actually comes from Oaxaca, Mexico. I should've figured that out considering the presence of the hummingbird.

In another installment of count the references we get another shout out to good Puck, this time in the form of Honest Robin Lane, between that and Goodfellow Lane you do have to wonder about who named the streets.

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Todd Jensen

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Some Geek

And that's third for me.

Reading this has inspired me to start learning more about the indigenous people of the Caribbean and their history. Did you know the word canoe is derived from both the Taino word "kanowa" and the Arawak "kanoa"?

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A big thank you to Matthew and Brainiac for the YJ vids!

Spirits of Ash and Foam -- I have to say, after that bat-red herring, the actual revelation of what's to come is perhaps one of my favorite interpretations and takes on such a 'nuisance' d:

**adds Taino mythology research on my to-do list**

"The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts" -- Willy Wonka

As the 24-hour DC Fandome event is now over, if you missed the video Matthew linked, it's available on the YJFanVids YouTube account here:


They also have a collection of other appearances of Young Justice throughout said event here:


Also, first.

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!