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_.