[DWJ] The Game

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Mon Mar 26 08:13:18 EDT 2007


Otter left a lovely great spoiler space

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>So.  Who _are_ Flute and Fiddle?
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According to DWJ they are "a palimpsest": Castor and Pollux, angels (who
tend to happen in pairs), and Yin and Yang, with bits of every
pair-of-kings at the back of one's mind including the Spartans about whom
the less said the better.

Their knowing Baba Yaga is just because *everyone* knows Baba Yaga.

As for claiming to own the Golden Apples of the Hesperides, that's roughly
along the lines "well, nobody *else* does", which seems to be true because
the person those were made by and the person they were made for don't ever
seem to be in the least bothered with them.  Certainly nobody male *owns*
them in any of the myths and legends: the male role with regard to those
apples is guarding them and stealing them but not owning them.  So that's a
red herring, or something.



Does it occur to anyone else that DWJ is being anti-Establishment again?
As in *Eight Days of Luke*, the Top Gods are not presented as being
particularly efficient or worthy of worship in this story -- well, all
right, Jupiter is a complete toad -- and rebelling against them is
definitely the way to go.  :-)

Minnow





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