hallieod at indigo.ie
Tue Jan 22 09:17:46 EST 2002
>--- Melissa Proffitt <Melissa at Proffitt.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 19 Jan 2002 04:24:12 -0800 (PST), The
> > Venkarel wrote:
> > >BTW, what does it mean to be half-lifed?
>> Wasn't that in reference to the creatures that
>> served the Reigners, the ones
>> that were failed Servants or something? I'm
>> remembering the part where
>> Reigner One starts telling the other Reigners about
>> the Reigner rebels being
>> stashed on Earth, and there are the
>> two...things...that get very excited and
>> one of the other Reigners puts them to death. I
>> picture something like
>> people who've been modified until they have human
>> awareness but mostly
>> inanimate form--or something like that. Or like
>> that Door thing in
>> ElfQuest, if you've ever read that.
>Sorry, not familiar with ElfQuest. The reason I ask
>is because the Bannus is made of half-lifed Reigners,
>I think. Which is one reason why it is so vengeful
>after Orm circumvented the system. And why it has so
>much power. I feel that Orm perverted a lot of things
>when he took over--like using half-life-ing to turn
>those failed servants into statues. There must have
>been a respectable use for half-life-ing before.
It's funny, the same thing popped out at me on this reread, and it's sort
of been niggling ever since. If the two statues are half-lifed (lived?)
in the same way the Bannus is made of half-lived Reigners, then I'm even
more confused. I think part of my problem is the scientific term,
which has nothing whatever to do with anything, but it does get in my
mental vision and
cloud things up a bit (more!).
Right, so if somehow Reigners have the power to do *something* to other
reigners which results in both the statuey things and the Bannus, leaving
the Bannus with some sort of super reigner-power and the statues with none?
No, I really do not get this at all now.
I can't find the post now, but I also agree with the comment that the Bannus
is really quite sinister. Though that wasn't my reaction on the readings
*before* this discussion one.
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