An amusing notion about Vlad & Kiera.

Tue Feb 18 22:32:33 PST 2003

Steven Brust wrote:
> At 08:54 PM 2/18/2003 -0800, David Silberstein wrote:
>> [No spoilers, really]
>> So early in _Orca_, Kiera is narrating, and she says:
>>     For just an instant he looked embarrassed, and "Oh, ho"
>>     passed through my head, but I sent it on its way --
>>     Vlad could be embarrassed by the oddest things.
>> I was thinking about that, and I suddenly realized that Vlad
>> doesn't *tell* everyone around him "Hey, my jhereg just
>> made a snarky comment that was kinda embarrassing".  We who
>> read Vlad's narration usually get those remarks, but to his
>> friends, it might very well look like he gets embarrassed for
>> no particular reason.
> And the author bows to you.

I believe that might be the highest honor one has the hope to receive in
this forum.