The Orca Spoiler - Time to let it go? (was Re: Proof Mario is Alive?...)

Maximilian Wilson wilson.max at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 11:14:39 PST 2005

On 12/5/05, Maximilian Wilson <wilson.max at gmail.com> wrote:
> Me, I think. At least I remember reading through either the list mail or
> maybe some Usenet archives with cryptic references to <spoiler> and Devera,
> shapeshifting, etc., things that didn't make sense until later after I'd
> read Orca. I personally am the sort of person who will sometimes skip to the
> back of a book, so I don't always mind spoilers, but I'm also proof that
> people can start searching for Dragaera info before having read all of the
> books.

By the way, I note that there are a lot of things I haven't ever thought of
spoiler-ing. E.g. that <spoiler> and <spoiler> separate in /Phoenix/, that
Vlad in the same novel kills <spoiler> and is outlawed by <spoiler>, that
<Orca spoiler> exists even though Vlad doesn't know it yet... it's just that
the <Big Orca Spoiler> is so flabberghasting that I had to read it twice
before I understood what was going on, so it has a special place in my heart
as something that *ought* to be a shock. Some of the Issola spoilers are
big, too. Maybe the fate of <Athyra spoiler> should be guarded, too,
although honestly the only really big shocks in the series come in Orca,
Issola, and Dzur. Especially when the Jhereg assassinate Cawti.

Max Wilson

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Be witty if you can,
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