She is sitting in the library, studying. It's her most common pastime, by hours; spending time with her sister is more enjoyable but Jaromira prefers to socialize more broadly and Katarzyna would only get in the way. This is better on net; the two of them share a room, so it isn't as though her sister's time is entirely hogged by the other girls who call this boarding school "home." Or at least "prison." Katarzyna doesn't mind it, though; the school library is excellent, and basic manners and care for the books has endeared her to the librarian to a sufficient degree to lubricate the interlibrary loans process when there's something she wants to read that they don't have.
Eh, maybe someone should have been concerned when we were babies? It's been fine since we've been able to go into the cash drawer and go shopping. It's stuff like 'she forgets to buy salt', not 'she forgets she has kids and flies to Jamaica for a week'.
As long as it works.
Good. Things should work out for you.
I used to think books in which the protagonist does something stupid for romance were insipid but now I'm starting to empathize.
Please do not do stupid things. It will not enhance your romance.
I'm not planning to, the scenarios in the books did seem rather contrived, but I can understand the temptation to, say, choose saving you over preventing a horde of poorly-mythologically-researched primeval beings ravage the earth.
Don't do that either! If nothing else I have a family!
Why should they have to be well-researched? Why not iterate on creatures that are made up anyway?
The thing is that if you're using mythological creatures you should probably know anything whatsoever about the original myth before slapping the name on a random monster.
How inaccurate are we talking, here, like, did they call something that is clearly a unicorn a "goblin"
Not quite that bad--the specific instance I'm thinking of is Disney's Hercules, where in addition to making a satyr not have visible genitalia despite not wearing pants they portrayed the Titans as quasi-mindless monsters ravaging humanity for no apparent reason and Zeus just stepped in because he was Heroic.
Oh, here I thought you were talking about some original fantasy novel, not somebody's attempt to directly adapt a myth.
I mean a satyr with pants would look really dumb and one with visible genitalia would not suit a Disney movie.
He could have worn a kilt. Or they could have used literally anything other than a satyr.
I didn't remember if the satyr was canonical to the myth.
In the myth it was a centaur.
That'd look even dumber in pants.
Yes, but they are also known for any things besides being randy and priapic.
I had to look that up.
Wasn't it only one centaur who was known for things other than that? I mean, probably the same one, but
In the original mythology, I think so, but somewhere along the line someone decided centaurs were cool and now they are child friendly in popular media. I can't say the same of satyrs.
Has to start somewhere.