(urth) fifth head owlet- wolf

Marc Aramini marcaramini at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 30 07:57:19 PDT 2013

Also, Gerry, I wanted to reiterate these are the kinds of discussions I envisioned when I started the short story project.  Thank you for your input, and Tony, too.  The difference is with a short story I could think of everything in it multiple times before I wrote, the longer work of early Wolfe has way too many permutations and patterns to encompass in one summation. 

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On Mar 30, 2013, at 7:48 AM, "Gerry Quinn" <gerry at bindweed.com> wrote:

> From: Tony Ellis
> Marc Aramini wrote:
>> > Do you feel the shadow children and the construct the old wise one, > called the
>> >group norm, becomes more confused about who was once human because the
>> >proportion at the end shifts to one shadow child and Sandwalker?
>> No, very much the opposite. The Old Wise One is confused to begin
>> with, because then it is mostly composed of the thoughts of shadow
>> children, who are egotistical, delusional little stoners. When the
>> ratio goes down to 1:1 he's clear-headed and remembers that "we were
>> always here."
> Because at 1:1 (and surrounded also by many indigenes) "we" for the Group Norm means mostly indigenes.  Before, it did not.
> The Shadow Children are egotistical, but not to my mind delusional in the ordinary sense.  All our knowledge comes from them.
> If you don't believe the information we get from them, how do you interpret the history of Saint Anne?
> - Gerry Quinn 
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