*NOTE: Before posting a comment, please read this WHOLE discussion through to the end. Just a suggestion. . . .*
“Chronicles of Eden” – Season 1 was, needless to say, a pretty big thrill ride. We had engaging characters, fascinating mysteries, intense and frightening scenarios that had us all hanging on the edge of our seats. Much of this is thanks to the series having a well-thought-out plot. It’s more than just action and bedroom bonding; there’s also careful consideration behind what happens and why.
Now, this is quite an obvious statement, but all stories have some sort of plan or destination that they are working towards. And we can all trust that Mr. Gordon knew what he was doing.
At least, up until the end of Act XI.
Why do I say this, you ask? Well . . . bear with me here. What if Alexander Gordon, the author of CoE . . . isn’t the one who wrote Act XII?
(the reader pauses as all sound comes to a halt)
Now, many of you are probably thinking, “What nonsense is this? The book was CLEARLY written by Alexander Gordon. His name is on the cover and everything!”
Well, mysterious vague reader who isn’t just me acting out as someone else, you have a point. For the most part, much of what happened in Act XII went according to plan. But, as we know (because I brought it up so much in the past), Aeon the Chronofly changed fate so that things played out differently.
Daemon and his group didn’t make it to Green Haven, Mika joined the guardians, Squeak died, Daniel slayed a Dark Queen by himself, and the Gemini still, nevertheless, died. It pretty much went how Mr. Gordon originally planned, but . . . it ended differently than what was intended.
But what do I mean by this? “What was intended.”
Up until Act XII, every entry in the series was written by Alexander Gordon. We, the readers, had little doubt that he was the one guiding us through his creative landscape. He’s the only who could after all. Eden and its people ARE his creations. All things considered, it seems unlikely, if not impossible, that anyone else could tell us this story. For Acts I through XI, this would be correct.
But, believe it or not, there IS someone else who could have written Act XII. Someone else could have taken away Mr. Gordon’s own creation and is now manipulating it into their own twisted narrative.
And who is this someone else? Who is this mastermind? Why, it should come as no surprise. There’s only one person who could know as much as Mr. Gordon does, who could write the book and act as though he’s still in control. The very person who altered fate so Squeak would die.
That’s right. Aeon the Chronofly is the new author. SHE wrote Act XII. Mr. Gordon may have been holding the pen, but Aeon’s pulling the strings.
Now, before you write this off as a theory that’s so OBVIOUSLY untrue (*wink*), let’s take a few things into consideration, shall we?
First of all, Act XII, while mainly centered on the Gemini’s downfall, was also an entry that detailed a twist of fate. Jovian & Jacqueline were destined to die. This was the book where Mr. Gordon planned for the Dark Queen of Anarchy to meet her end, and she did. The sisters died. But they died in a way that was unexpected. For so long, we, the readers, have been told that the only way the Gemini could be slain was if the Archlight’s Blade and the Hellfire’s Edge struck the sisters through the heart simultaneously. We became so confident that this was the only way they could die that we expected it to be how the Gemini would go.
But it didn’t happen that way.
Aeon meddled with fate and tossed all our expectations out the window. She took the map that was laid out, blocked off the main path, and drew a new route that lead to the same destination. Quite a lot of trouble to go through just to get the same result, isn’t it?
Now what does this have to do with Aeon being the “real” author? Well, consider this. Aeon knows (mostly) everything. From the first chapter in Act XII to the last, we assumed it was Mr. Gordon doing the typing. But Aeon, who is omniscient, would ALSO know everything that would happen (with two or three exceptions). This whole book centered on her plan, after all. She would be able to write about each character’s actions and detail them precisely, right down to the words they speak.
Aeon knew everything that was happening. And since she manipulated the timeline so that everything fell into place and led up to the Gemini’s death, OF COURSE she would know what to write. She could easily leave out any condemning sentences and cleverly craft each chapter to hide her alterations. There’s no rule that says you have to tell the reader everything after all. ;-)
Now, what about those two or three exceptions I mentioned? Well, besides Daemon transforming early and messing up the fight with Nuci as Aeon foresaw it, the chapters that involve Squeak in the Underworld and Clover interacting with Shadow are questionable. It’s not really known if Aeon knows about the Underworld or what’s going on down there. Since Squeak’s and Shadow’s time in Eden has ended, there’s reason to think that Aeon DIDN’T write these chapters since her powers may only let her see what’s linked to Eden’s direct timeline — the one tied to the land of the living.
So, what’s the explanation here? Well . . . perhaps Mr. Gordon is wrestling Aeon to regain control of the series and stop her from leading his characters down a dreadful path. This leads us to believe that Aeon, while powerful, may not be in FULL control of the story; she just has a large amount of influence over it.
And if you think that’s ridiculous, this next one will blow your socks off. That is, assuming you’re wearing socks. . . .
Believe it or not, there is proof — yes, you heard me, proof — that Aeon can take influence the real world. The proof is found on DeviantArt, in Mr. Gordon’s journal pages. On January 10th, 2018, there came an entry titled, “On the homestretch…” which included this piece of dialogue:
“Sorry, but the fates have been changed. Hope you don't mind a slight alteration to the festivities.”
That’s right. Aeon actually interrupted Mr. Gordon while he was writing and forced in a message.
This is mind-blowing! Mr. Gordon’s creative prowess is so powerful, he created a character that can actually transcend the boundaries of fiction and influence reality! Little did he know that this would backfire and result in him being pushed to the side while Aeon carries out her plan — plans that include not only becoming Eden’s god, but also its author.
And if that weren’t enough, ask yourself this: if Mr. Gordon is still in control of the story, how is he able to write OTHER stories? He’s already published the first entries to two other series this year! Writing stories is a HUGE commitment that can take years to complete. The idea that he has THIS much time to do something like write AND release two separate books outside of “Chronicles of Eden” is nothing short of impressive. It’s almost as though he has a lot of time on his . . . hands . . . or . . . OH MY GOD. . . . Aeon’s the author of those too! SHE’S WRITING EVERYTHING!!!
Oh, Mr. Gordon. Where have you gone? Why did your imagination have to be this powerful? And Aeon, what are you playing at, impersonating your own creator? What do you have to gain by playing God?
And that wraps up this silly discussion. For those who patiently read the whole thing as I requested, please read the following:
*This discussion, and all ideas presented, was a parody and is meant to be viewed from a humorous hypothetical standpoint. Hypotheses are, by definition, ideas based on limited evidence. Please do not overreact. If I accidentally offended you, I am sincerely sorry. Thank you and see you all next time!*