(End of Bonus Content) To the Audience

To her it seems pointless to search for meaning in the unmapped chaos.
— tem2

Where else would you find it?

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“Don’t you know that there are people in the middle of next week?”
— rpuchalsky

Oh, man! That means I’ll have to actually write Chapter 3, doesn’t it.

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“(Self-torturing puppies are) a good idea, actually.”
— Ben

Unsettlingly accurate depiction of Central philosophy. ^_^

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he had been displaying boundless love for all the creatures of the universe, and that can take longer than you think.
— nemryn

For convenience, let us say ten thousand cycles of the world.

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The vast bulk of the gods that have been observed by modern theozoologists have been connected in some way to human beings with divine ancestry.
— Eric

What is a human?

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“So my existence is justified, really.”
— the monster, as written by Metal Fatigue

Sadly, even if this is true, this doesn’t really answer Jane’s questions, any more than calling him the monster does. ^_^

Gr! Who does the monster think he is, anyway, getting up on stage and saying things that don’t advance the plot?

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There is a flash of light and a whisper of expanding dust.
— David Goldfarb

He really is killable, isn’t he? ^_^

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“I’d tell you the next kingdom is nicer, but there is only the sea to the east, the stone to the west, and the snows to the north.”
— November

Nobody ever chooses the stone!

But there are those who choose the sea. ^_^

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“I am Indra, king of the gods, and it is my karma to turn you into a rose.”
— David Goldfarb

One wonders what unresolved baggage created this karma.

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Shadows exist to reflect the truth of the world, and to read Hitherby Dragons collections.
— Egarwaen

Rock on. Rock on.

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If I, too
Could clip a halo-light on to my collar
Deadpan “I am an angel from God”
And become a religious experience

— rpuchalsky

There are times when I’ve been tempted to try this, but it’s dangerous on so many levels!

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defeat it by throwing her sombrero at it
— GoldenH

Impromptu Shuriken Improvisation Style! It’s a flat-out necessary Charm for every young cowboy and cowgirl who wants to be a ninja.

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“Just what would it mean if Martin is an angel? How would that be different than if he’s something fundamentally new?”
— David Goldfarb

Angels are well-defined!

. . . okay, they’re vaguely defined, but they are defined. They have a definition. It’s back in the appendices to chapter one. ^_^

Rebecca

4 thoughts on “(End of Bonus Content) To the Audience

  1. Sadly, even if this is true, this doesn’t really answer Jane’s questions

    Well, of course not. I mean, it’s the monster saying it.

    If Jane were satisfied with the monster’s answers to things, wouldn’t she still be Jenna?

  2. I am Indra, king of the gods, and it is my karma to turn you into a rose.”
    — David Goldfarb

    One wonders what unresolved baggage created this karma.

    That bit was actually a highly obscure reference — to the opera Madana, by Thai composer Somtow Sucharitkul. (Whom some here may also know as SF/fantasy/horror writer S.P. Somtow.)

  3. Unsettlingly accurate depiction of Central philosophy. ^_^

    Hooray! Or maybe it’s a bad sign I take this as a good thing. Hmmm.

  4. Apropos of nothing much, today’s Quotation of the Day is so reminiscent of Hitherby that I had to share it:

    “Without monsters and gods, art cannot enact our drama. When they were abandoned as untenable superstitions, art sank into melancholy.”

    – Painter Mark Rothko, in the 1947 essay “The Romantics Were Prompted”.

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