Dragaera and Shakespeare [Spoiler for POTD]

Thu Feb 20 15:08:37 PST 2003

On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Andrew Lias wrote:

> >Queen Gertrude (final scence) says
> >
> >    He's fat, and scant of breath.
> I do recall that, now that you mention it.  I've always assumed that the
> word "fat" was being used in some archaic form that wasn't congruent to the
> modern usage.

Subject to argument.  I think "faint" has been suggested as an emendation
for "fat".

> >I don't know if Dragaerans have aspects of their personalities which
> >aren't related to their House...
> I think that they must.  Else there would be no scandals since everyone
> would merely be acting by their inborn natures and, thus, beyond rational
> criticism.

Well, I don't believe in free will, but I do believe in acting as if it
existed.  Also, House character must be a complex, contradictory thing -
this is a theme of _Dragon_.