Mia/Mother **SPOILERS**

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Jun 12, 2011
Wichita falls
I am re-reading the whole series and I am nearly at the end of "Song of Suzannah" and I had forgotten just how much Mia got on my nerves.
Every time she says "I had no choice, every hand was against me", I just wanna smack her up side the head.
I get that she wanted to have a child (a chap) but a demonic baby that was destined to end all worlds and kill its own father??! Really, Mia??! Do you really think such a child would be a joy to raise??! Lots of tenderness and cuddling??!
Does anyone else really dislike Mia and want to smack her whenever she says anything? She is so incredibly naive and stupid. Suzannah tries to tell her that the people she is working with are lying to her and she won't get to raise the chap and she always just says "they promised". Arrrrgh.

All that being said, I am a 35 year old woman who has never had a child, never caught pregnant, so I suppose if any group of reader should be sympathizing with Mia, it should be me. And I'm not, not in the least. I would like to have a child, sure, but I wouldn't sell my soul to raise a demon baby. Hell, I wouldn't even sell my car to have a heaven-sent baby. lol. I don't understand this overriding sense of "OMG I MUST HAVE A BABY!!!"
Does this whole Mia thing bother anyone else but me?

sam peebles

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Sep 17, 2008
I think my frustration with Mia was more: "What? Susannah has another frickin' personality now? How many does that make for her? Four??? I thought this was sorted out before The Wastelands!"

Also, I like your phrasing of "never caught pregnant".


Jun 23, 2007
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
If you have an impelling desire to have a child, but you can't, then someone says I can create a child in you, then you'll do almost anything and believe almost anything. I think Mia was displaying cognitive dissonance over the fact that, down deep she knew what the score was but, on the surface she wanted that baby very badly.
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