(urth) The End of RTTW
Son of Witz
sonofwitz at butcherbaker.org
Thu Mar 19 15:50:45 PDT 2009
>From: James Wynn [mailto:crushtv at gmail.com]
>Where are they all going? To find another planet to colonize, I suppose. But this is one of the more hurtful events for believing that the Short Sun is Sol. After returning to a depopulated Urth or Ushas. Why are they leaving again?
Maybe part of Typhon's plan was not only to go to new worlds, but to return to Urth after it's become Ushas. Maybe he knows about the test and the white fountain and such, since the black hole exists in his time. Just like he attempted to have himself on the other side of the star crossing, maybe he wanted to be on the other side of the NewSun Flooding.
So, after that's accomplished, more starcrossing.
>Silk was always "there". That's his body. He's got a brain full of memories. His love for Hyacinth is still there, in that regard. I would guess that Horn's memories only exist anymore in the memory of the Neighbor. You seem to be thinking of the Raja as a Neighbor in human disguise. He's not. Like the Mani the cat, he's neither Neighbor nor Horn nor Silk. He's a new thing.
Despite my reticence to accept the whole idea, I guess it is compelling in light of the "I killed your father" bit. I don't understand though why a Neighbor / Faerie would have any grief over killing Horn if that's a standard Faerie activity ? crossing folks over after a stag chace.
Has Silk's spirit just crowded Horn's out?
Is Silk speaking metaphorically? It was the quest for Silk that killed Horn. perhaps he feels guilty for being both the object and the inspiration for the quest.
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