SPOILER for _Dragon_...what's up with Vlad, again?

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Mon Feb 10 16:19:54 PST 2003

On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Philip Hart wrote:

>On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Andrew Lias wrote:

>> Be that as it may, I'd guess that there's little that Sethra
>> couldn't be the best at, if she put her mind to it (and none of
>> your snarky Sethra-sure-is-dull comments, you! ;-). 

>In case this is directed at me, I assert I have never sneered at
>Sethra - I think I just said Vlad is smarter than her.

One of the things that I think Steve is trying to portray in his
stories is that Dragaerans, with their exceedingly long lives,
sometimes have a more leisurely and conservative attitude towards
cogitation.  I am not sure if this equates to Easterners being
smarter, but rather that if an Easterner and a Dragaeran of similar
intelligence are working on a problem, the Easterner will come to the
conclusion first.  And of course, there's different *kinds* of

>In any case I don't know what "snarky" means

Hmm.  I always kinda glorked from context that "snarky" means "rude,
but usually witty".

Google sayeth:

"snarky: mixture of sarcastic and nasty", or alternatively "Irritable
or short-tempered; irascible".