(urth) [SPAM] Dr Talos

Jeff Wilson jwilson at io.com
Thu Sep 7 19:51:29 PDT 2006

b sharp wrote:

> Dan'l writes about Talos:
>>He has surpassed his maker in some significant ways; this might itself be 
>>something of
>>a "theme" in tBotNS, given the history of the Hiero-foos. But when he 
>>deliberately evokes >Frankenstein, I'm forcefully reminded of the most 
>>chilling line in Shelley's book: "You are my >creator, but I am your 
>>master. Obey!"
> Ah, so you are thinking the Baldanders-Talos relationship mirrors the 
> humanity-Hierogrammate relationship? That's a pretty insightful thought and 
> I don't think I've ever seen it hinted at before.
> um...Hiero-fools?

I believe Dan'l is employing a metasyntactic variable here, rather than 
making a typo. The "higher" beings are much too manipulative to be 
considered holy fools.

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