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January 27, 2005
- Beefing up Helene's role. She and Atu are two sides of the same coin; one philos, one eros. They are ciphers for all the emotional things that we want from other people. Atu's more or less fine, with a fun device for showing what life was like in the Golden Century. But Helene needs something to balance that, maybe a subplot, maybe a device for showing what went on in Red Hill after the collapse of civilization. That was why her scrapbook was originally mentioned, but I couldn't work out what to do with it. That's my top priority