On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Scott Raun wrote: > On Mon, Mar 10, 2003 at 01:16:49PM -0500, John Klein wrote: > > Even the "feeding wood to a fire" metaphor works fine as far as my > > question is concerned; if you stop feeding a fire, it goes away. I'm not > > claiming that Morganti weapons meet our full definition of "living"; > > that's problematic, as you've shown here. I was thinking of them more as > > very sophisticated blenders, with the souls being the electrical supply > > (hence the possibility that they just go dormant if they can't eat). A > > blender doesn't have any metabolism that meets our definition of the term, > > but it definitely does require power to perform its various functions. > > I would use the analogy 'feeding sticks to a wood-chipper'. > > Or, to use an analogy Vlad would appreciate - 'feeding meat to a > sausage machine'. > > There are lots of machines that you feed - you put something in, you > get something out. Now, what you get OUT of a Morganti weapon is an > interesting question... MWs are magical - they aren't a priori subject to the 2nd law of thermodynamics or conservation laws for that matter. I would guess that putting one in your closet for 200k years wouldn't affect it.