wrecan wrote:I'm also curious as to why the other Carnymancers seem to be supporting Charlie.
Because Wanda is breaking the rules of Croakamancy of course. Breaking rules is their territory, if I were in their shoes I might be pissed off too :p
And yet they seem to be talking about no one but Parson here. The words 'he' and 'him' are used alot in this page.
The sheer amount of Wanda ignoring going on is getting actually getting a bit odd. Sure, Parson makes for one hell of a distraction, but the tool wielding witch that scared Jojo's queen into a portal hasn't received the slightest mention since she came thru the portal. Wanda should be receiving a lot of attention here. She hasn't exactly been discrete with flashing those pliers around.
And I am still questioning why she is taking a back seats in affairs. She has been the Alpha-Bitch Witch for quite a while. (As far as I can tell, except for a few with her brother, she's been an active force in practically every other scene she's been in.) Considering the fact that, in book 1, a brain-damaged Wanda climbed a tower to blast her former lover in the face, I don't think simple shock over Ossomer's turning covers things. (If the turning itself caused a minor amount of the thread snapping type brain damage that Jillian's breaking of the spell caused, then something should have been said before now.)
On another note, Parson is a rather tall target surrounded by short people.