So basically what I'm hearing about Artemis/Juliet is that in the only two books she was in, her presence gives us the possibility of A/J?
Yeah, it says she's pretty, because she is, that's her angle, but it doesn't say it like it's from Artemis's perspective (as if it were a 1st person novel). So it's just Colfer mentioning that she's pretty, not Artemis noticing she's pretty.
(Unlike the time he first sees Holly...)
I don't even think he really sees her as a "friend his age" either. In the first book he treats her as an inferior (ok, that's putting it a little roughly, but what I'm trying to say is that she does what he tells her to)
I don't remember exactly the way he reacts with her in TEC though. But at that point we have J/M staring us all right in the face.
But still, Colfer hasn't said anything about putting her with him. So I don't get what you guys are seeing from this new interview. That's not a loose end really. Minerva is the loose end, now she's who we've got to worry about.
I think what's he'll do is give Artemis someone new. I really don't see him putting Juliet with him at this point, it would be way too weird. There was something that Colfer said in the interview that mad me happy a little, it was something about some actualization with Holly. I don't remember exactly, I'll go look...
His attraction to Holly has been there for a while but he hasn’t talked about it before and he develops an alter ego to express himself, in a courtly knight sort of way. Holly hates him being like this because it makes him completely useless at what he needs to do. Holly and Artemis are at completely different stages in their lives – Holly is 70 in fairy years – so while they can grow to like and respect each other they can’t be together. If you want that, read Twilight. There is a point in the series when they are briefly the same age and they kiss, but of course Artemis messes it up.
I don't know, this answer kind of makes me think that Colfer is just avoidingsaying that there is something between them. And he makes it seem like Holly is kind of ok with the kiss, but Artemis is just so romanticall incapable that he ruined the moment...
It's just so annoying how he's always using the age thing.
He’ll be 15 and there will have to be a resolution, he’ll have to find someone. I feel that the story is nearly complete now, it is a question of tying up loose ends. I want to finish it on a high.
This was what I was referring to earlier, the "resolution," but reading it now, it doesn't seem as satisfying. Because he links it with the "he'll find someone" but just alone, "resolution" is good.