Concerning Plurality

Kenneth Gorelick pulmon at mac.com
Wed Dec 21 11:25:59 PST 2005

On Dec 21, 2005, at 11:45 AM, Peter H. Granzeau wrote:

> At 04:45 AM 12/21/2005, Davdi Silverrock wrote:
>> On 12/20/05, Mark A. Mandel <thnidu at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > --- Davdi Silverrock <davdisil at gmail.com> wrote:
>> <snip>
>> However, I *think* (and SKZB may feel free to correct me) that at  
>> some
>> convention or other event, Steve did actually say, in a *facetious*
>> mode, that that (or something similar, like a turtle) is what  
>> tsalmoth
>> are, and was misunderstood as being serious, and that is what the
>> interview statement refers to.
>> This post confirms that *someone* heard Steve directly (and did not
>> get it from the interview, which was given in 2001, 7 years after  
>> this
>> post (which is also more than a decade ago now, sheesh).  I did not
>> attend MOC (whatever that may be) [1], but perhaps someone else does
>> recall hearing Steve say something like this?
>> http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.sf.written/msg/ 
>> a4476d1ac4fe7b45?dmode=source
> Personally, I think that Steve was faced with a bunch of Draggies  
> (the Dragaeran equivalent of Trekkies), got sick and tired of  
> answering all the questions, and gave the most outrageous answer  
> for Tsalmoth that he could think of at the time.
> The Draggies being entirely without humor, of course, took every  
> word he said as absolute truth.

I dunno. sounds a little Teckla-ish to me...after all, what are we?  
Chopped kethna? Or pinkfish with butterchees?