Let's Get It On (Was: : Re: Dragaeran memory ) (Spoilers for Issola, which I hope everyone has now read that it's in paperback)

Chris Olson - SunPS Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM
Wed Feb 12 10:51:45 PST 2003

> So, once we started in on sex, I *had* to join in
> <leer>...

Ah, another one of us, I see... <grin>

> On the first question, I was disapointed, yes,
> especially as I wanted Vlad shown up on his comment on
> Teldra that he appreciated her beauty without desire,
> esp. as it Vlad tells us in Taltos  "she was beautiful
> even by human standards" (p.21, "Taltos", The Book of
> Taltos).

I actualy wasn't disapointed with what happened between
Vlad and Teldra.  I was curious, while reading it, where
Brust might be going, but was happy with the way it turned
out.  And I agree with someone here that Teldra doesn't
seem the type to just jump into bed with someone she's just
started to hang out with.

> 2nd, this brings back the "favorite line" thread, as I
> love the interaction between Vlad and Loiosh that if
> sleeping with Dragaerans is half like bestiality, then
> sleeping with a whore is like paying the.....

Heh.  That was a good line.

> As far as Mindless Sex is concerned, a) what's so bad
> about peace, love, and Mindless Sex? and b) I would
> say that most sex is fairly mindless, if it's any
> good.  I also think sex with someone I love makes me
> feel better afterward.

a)  Dunno.  Do you have to have all three?
b)  I can never completely seperate my mind from my actions,
so it can't be mindless for me.  I can be blissful, and totaly
out of it, and willingly give up control for the moment, but I can't
be mindless.

And, as a 70's flower-child once put it:  "I only have sex with
someone I love; and I love everyone!"

or, as my bumper sticker says:  If love isn't free, what is it?

(Okay, perhaps I've said a bit too much.  Must be a Holly-Syndrome
or something....<grin>)

> -there were bonds of love: Pathfinder loved Aliera,
> Iceflame loved Sethra, Blackwand loved Morrolan.
>    And Lady Teldra loved me.
> P.S. Are there gay great weapons, and if so, would
> Daymar get one? :)

Well, don't forget that Pathfinder is, according to Vlad,
genderless.  So I think it's a different kind of love; akin
to Loiosh's love for Vlad, and vice versa.

Don't I have work to do, or something?


"So farewell hope, and with hope, farewell fear,
 Farewell remorse!  All good to me is lost;
 Evil, be thou my Good"
	- John Milton - 'Paradise Lost'