A while ago, I wrote an essay in my Sexy Analysis series about the love scene in JJ’s “The Knife Thrower’s Daughter”. I have long hoped to write another essay about the later parts of the story, at the point of its completion. I still hope to do so, but time is sometimes not compliant and, regardless of whether I do write a more structured essay in the future, I thought it might be of interest to provide a form of commentary on the latest chapter.
I’ve been lucky enough to have the honor of guest beta-ing for JJ for the past few chapters while Han has been kicking ass with her PhD completion, and, with JJ’s kind consent, the following is a different kind of analysis — one which provides some snippets of what happens between writer and beta, and then elaborates on them in a more critical commentary.
Please Note: Under the cut are spoilers for the entirety of TKTD, up to the end of Chapter 13; if you haven’t read the chapter yet, please be aware that I talk about the whole of it, and from the very beginning of this commentary.