An amusing notion about Vlad & Kiera.

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Wed Feb 19 12:19:51 PST 2003

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.