On Being a Hot Babe (was Re: Hexwood -- Catchup)

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Wed Jan 30 18:23:10 EST 2002

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, Melissa Proffitt wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 18:56:54 -0800 (PST), Ven wrote:

> > I actually find it rather refreshing to have a heroine who seems
> > to be at least not particularly attractive.  Similarly with Maree,
> > though I can't exactly remember Rupert's description of her looks
> > as such - just his thoughts about her horrible clothes, talons,
> > attitude and all.
> I like it too.  Aside from its being subversive (see above) it
> illustrates just how much love does to change your perceptions;
> Maree, for one, doesn't change much, but Rupert learns to love what
> she is.

I think you have that the wrong way around.

Rupert initially perceives Maree's worst points because he's in a bad
mood and she's caused him a lot of trouble (some of which he really
caused himself), but once he's calmed down and got to know her better
he realises she's a nicer person than he gave her credit for. 
In other words, he came to love her after his perceptions changed, not
the other way around.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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