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Parasha: Oct. 22 reading (non-spoiler)

Hrm, I'm wondering, should I keep writing up the summaries as I've been doing, or just write anything I particularly wanted to discuss, or make snarky comments on, plus any particularly important bits? I figured the former might be best to jog any thoughts or whatever for other discussions, but the latter would obviously be easier for me. I think I'll go with the latter, although if y'all prefer the former let me know, and I'll go back to that.


Apparently Owen has been doing some divination (not surprising, since he's one of the more actively magical of the group, as opposed to say Jack or Morris and MacCab), and Graymalk is an Opener while Snuff is a Closer. And yet they still seem to work together well, despite Snuff's comments just the day before about not wanting to know orientations because it makes it more difficult to do so. Huh.

And now I'm wondering about the curse that Snuff is apparently under. Again, I'm not being coy here, I can't honestly remembered if it's brought out later. I'm wondering if it has something to do with why he's in various Games, or if it might perhaps be referring to the Things, or both, or neither. Snuff's response makes me think more of the Things, though.

Also, I love the way that the phrase "Do you think he might be trying to persuade her to change - orientation?" sounds, while knowing quite well what she means.

An awful lot of repetition of the "no one can tell when I smile" from yesterday's entry, again today. Hrm.

Nice to see that the Elder Gods have the same views on Smiting as more traditional gods. Silly kitty.

I'll admit that I pretty much just skimmed along the long section of Graymalk's chanting. Since it's little more than a string of place-names, none of which mean anything to me. (I'm assuming they're from Lovecraft?)

I'm also curious as to what the Elder Kitty told Graymalk, especially regarding her right paw. (I can remember the overall details of latter events, shall we say, but not many specifics.)

We finally hear Growler mentioned again (remember him, back from the very start?)

We're also left with a chilling prophecy for the morrow (personally I'd have asked something a little more useful, since tomorrow's going to come regardless, and it's not like Snuff asked in a way that would help him change any outcomes if forewarned).

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stormfeather
Oct. 22nd, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC)
Alrighty, tomorrow I'll go back to summary mode (unless of course there's a lot of people that actively don't want it for some reason, but I somehow doubt that!)
pokeypenguin
Oct. 22nd, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
As long as the summation leaves time for your commentary too; but commentary is what I find more meaningful, of the options.
stormfeather
Oct. 22nd, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Heh, well, I don't intend for it to be either-or.
annewashere
Oct. 22nd, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
I like summaries! But they can be awfully brief and I still find them useful.

Commentary also good to start discussion.

This is a very strange chapter. I also skimmed all of the place litany. I didn't get it, having never read lovecraft and having no desire to.
khedron
Oct. 23rd, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
An awful lot of repetition of the "no one can tell when I smile" from yesterday's entry, again today. Hrm.

I like how that played out with Talbot, though. "Takes one to know one."


We're also left with a chilling prophecy for the morrow (personally I'd have asked something a little more useful, since tomorrow's going to come regardless, and it's not like Snuff asked in a way that would help him change any outcomes if forewarned).

You mean, why not ask what would happen in a week? Yeah, I thought the same.

(I'm assuming they're from Lovecraft?)

Yep -- I vaguely remember the Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, but it's been a long time. I don't think you're missing much.

Snuff's response makes me think more of the Things, though.

Alternately, in the prologue:
"I always know just when he needs them because it is my job to watch and to know. I like being a watchdog better than what I was before he summoned me and gave me this job."
stormfeather
Oct. 23rd, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm still wondering about that! (The last bit, about Snuff being summoned and so on, I mean.)
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