But then you'd have no babies
You need to start thinking like a woman in love here
What? Is that like "punch drunk"?
But even so, she's having the babies to have the babies
, not save the world. The world wouldn't have been in danger if she didn't have the babies in the first place
I could buy that she could foresee the consequences of having a baby, and then intentinally had the same baby in two bodies, so that they could balance each other. Apparently she wanted to retire too, so it fits. However, that begs the question, "why not have him in one body and raise him at home?"
poohcarrot wrote:Why did Time and Wen give their babies away to be adopted? Surely a demi-god (or whatever) and an intelligent History Monk, with the super powers they obviously possessed, were more than capable of raising children.
I've known plenty of intellegent people that make awful
parents. And being a discworld god doesn't necessarilly make you even as
intelligent as the average human. I forget which book it was (I think it was Small Gods
), but I remember reading about how dumb the moon goddesses were. And strange monks who live on mountain-tops aren't known for their child-rearing abilities.
Sorry, but it still looks like poorly-planned pregnancy followed by neglect to me.
Jan Van Quirm wrote:
Oh yeah and the thing with Quoth
- he's the Death of Rats Binky or even Albert isn't he? So he doesn't get to age either as he's out of Time whilst he's knocking around in Death's Domain
But Albert, and presumably Binky, do age whenever they go out into the world. Now, a horse normally lives 20-30 years, so if he spends an hour or two in the world each day then he'd last for between 109,575 and 219,150 years. (oops, I just found out that the common raven has a normal lifespan of 10 to 15 years, with the record at about 40 years, so I guess that answers that!)