Breezefire defends Goosefeather
I loved Goosefeater in Bluestar’s Prophecy. He was the weird old crazy cat who went kind of insane.
I don’t think many people really liked or cared about him, but I thought he was a nice addition to the story. But then, Goosefeather’s Curse came along. I no longer like Goosefeather.
One of the main things that appealed to me about Goosefeather was that he wasn’t special. He didn’t have any special powers, or so I thought, and he wasn’t super lovey-dovey with his clanmates either.
He had a slight temper, making him not a super lovable character. Goosefeather was Bluestar’s uncle, not super important. He helped her grow and gave her prophecies, but nobody gave much thought to him. He went kinda crazy and stopped being a good medicine cat near the end of his life. So he slipped the minds of many readers, so he was forgotten and left behind. I was okay with this. He never had any drama and he died after a semi-peaceful life as a medicine cat.
Another thing I liked about Goosefeather was that he wasn’t bestirs with his sister. Yeah, sure, they were siblings, but he wasn’t really destined for a path alongside Moonflower. I found it more relatable than many other siblings in the series and I kind of liked that about it.
Now, onto his powers. I was REALLY mad when I found out about Goosefeather’s powers. It seemed like it was putting justice to the fact that he was a bit crazy and secluded. Couldn’t it just be that this old cat went sort of insane? Why did he need to be justified with the fact that he saw dead cats. I mean, I liked Goosefeather mostly because he was a normal medicine cat. No powers needed. But now he has this sudden power that is not particularly useful and he never uses that often to aid his clan? What? Okay, yeah he saw omens and heard prophecies, but he never seemed like he helped that much in Bluestar’s Prophecy.
He only talked about the prophecy that led to Moonflowers death and some stuff about Thistleclaw and Tigerkit. I was annoyed at the fact that he was given this power and that he couldn’t just be normal. Well, that’s it! I guess I am done ranting about Goosefeather, so bye!