smartypants wrote: It was the second bit of the quote, the bit of the quote that you didn't quote I quoted, that was the major quote part of my quote.
poohcarrot wrote::roll: It was the second bit of the quote, the bit of the quote that you didn't quote I quoted, that was the major quote part of my quote.
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Actually I think that book quote is pretty much a good definition of everyone most of the time. It's the wolf and sheep thingie again and for all our intellectual and high reasoning powers when push comes to shove we're herd animals. When a mob forms the easiest way to avoid getting hurt is, regrettably, to become part of it - if you can...
"I mean, they're liars, but they're our liars!"
Ponder Stibbons wrote:Actually, i meant the bit where borogrovia thinks its the best, and the other countries all think they're the best."I mean, they're liars, but they're our liars!"
The key to the use of the vampires in this book is (as Granny says of sin--that it all starts from thinking of people as things) is that they are a personification of evil...but with the vampires' justification of the need for blood and the warped mind-set that justifies their actions as the Nazis and many others justified the genocide they committed--by making the victims "things", less than human.
raisindot wrote:Okay, to open up another thread here.
In at CJ, Lord and Ladies, and Witches Abroad at least, Nanny seems to be most ineffectual of all the witches. Magrat takes down an elf or two and a vampire. Perdita is able to resist the Magpyrs. But Nanny is completely powerless against the 'mind assault' of the elves and vampires. She doesn't physically 'kill' any of the enemies in these books. She doesn't exhibit any real magic or strong headology (other than marshalling Lancrean mobs). She does watch Granny's back, and is her counsel, but she isn't necessary for the defeat of these enemies, and, in the case of LL, her actions cause a deus ex machina that prevents what would have been a total vanquishing of the enemy.
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