On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, Philip Hart wrote: >On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, David Silberstein wrote: > >(accidentally misordered to agree more with me) > >> >> I think it's because they are so close that Loiosh's comments are >> capable of being embarrassing. They've shared each others' brains >> (and sometimes I think that might be a literal explanation of the >> witch-familiar bond) for so long that certain types of remarks are all >> the more likely to hit a sensitive area. > >I think viewing V-L as a joint mind reinforces my (wrong) interpretation >of the embarrassment. I don't see it as being quite "a joint mind". They share thoughts and perceptions, but not all of the time. Vlad & Loiosh are seperate entities - and Loiosh has all of the instincts of a jhereg. He's aware of human mores (because he grew up while linked to Vlad), but he does not share them. > I know my failings/weaknesses/venalities but I'm not internally >embarrassed about them. You might be if you had a snarky familiar making pointed remarks about them.