Welcome back WTFers! So we are going to start were right where we ended last week. First off, I really don’t have a problem with the Silent Brothers overall, or with Hodge’s decision to call the Silent Brothers over to break Clary’s mental block. However, I have one huge problem with this passage. The problem is that no one has even attempted to do a lick of research or investigation. I screamed about this way back in Chapter 5, but I’m going to point this out again. because we are currently halfway through this damn book and no one STILL hasn’t done any research. This particular plot hole and idiocy really annoy me the most because it turns out that the Silent Brothers are FREAKING ARCHIVISTS!!!
They are a virtual fount of information, and no one, not even Hodge our scholar and de facto leader of the New York City Institute, doesn’t even try to ask some important questions that could take almost no time at all to figure out with a bit of research:
- What species Clary is
- Who Is Jocelyn Fray?
- And that Valentine was her husband. If someone actually did some research it would take no time at all that to figure out that with the timing of Clary’s birth and Jocelyn’s disappearance that it’s pretty simple to conclude that Clary is Valentine’s daughter. Yet, no one doesn’t even try to look into it!
We spent essentially double the chapters than we should have, dealing with this plot point and it’s freaking annoying as hell. I mean it would be one thing if they did do the research and they couldn’t find any information on Clary, but THEY JUST LAID UP ON THEIR ASSES AND DID FUCKING NOTHING! This is just pure laziness and all I want is for the characters to do something proactive for once, s that too much to ask?