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A little market research

Ok my friends, a little market research here. I'm working on the ending of the third Elza book and I could use a thought or two. So

if you like Elza, what is it that you like about her?

(If you don't like her, please don't reply, as that won't be helpful.)

Thanks, gang!

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cypherindigo
Dec. 8th, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
Her self-awareness and independence.
jo_graham
Dec. 8th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
Ok, that is helpful. Thank you!
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jo_graham
Dec. 8th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC)
That follows. She keeps going.
hiveshipmist
Dec. 8th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
She overcame her rough start in life and the odds against women, instead of the woah-is-me attitude, and she takes a stand for the freedom she sees in her country's laws at the time.
jo_graham
Dec. 9th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that comes through, as I'd thought it was one of the key things about her. By the end of The Emperor's Agent, she's decided what she's going to fight for.
m_nivalis
Dec. 8th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
Seconds shadadukal and hiveshipmist!

ETA: that she takes agency rather than waiting for someone/circumstances to grant her agency - the mistress negotiation with Moreau springs to mind.

Edited at 2014-12-09 09:58 am (UTC)
jo_graham
Dec. 9th, 2014 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh good! I hoped that came across as Elza taking control of her life!
mari4212
Dec. 9th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
I like that she actually likes herself and who she is. That when she is unhappy it's because of the circumstances, and she works to fix them.
selki
Dec. 10th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
Her gender crossing/play, and how when she takes on a role (whether Charles, a spy, a seer, whatever) she really takes it on, are fascinating to me.
cadenzamuse
Dec. 10th, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
I like that she is not a Good Person--she is a person with flaws who tries her best (but still left her kids behind, puts her own skin above not spying on her friends, etc.).

Also, we apparently have quite similar kinks. So that helps.
niangao
Dec. 12th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Her ability to adapt to different situations and will to survive, as well as the way she has many friends, but at the same time maintains her independence.
Pierpaolo Ghisetti
Dec. 28th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
elza
Her daring courage and her unconditional and entire passion for Michel. I like the bald way she chases him under the most difficult circumstances and how they everytime meet and love each other with ardour.
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