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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) homeopathic doses of Typhon
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 16:43:31 

On 30 Mar 2001, Dan Parmenter wrote:

> 	"In one sense he wasn't there, either.  In another he is here
> with us at this moment, because I am."
> I suppose the "how much Pas?" question remains, and is not unlike the
> "how much Horn?" question by the end of the series.  I tend to favor
> the view that there's something of Horn left, along with Pas and Silk,
> indeed, as Rostrum noted:

If it weren't for the passage you quote, I would have said there is no Pas
in the Narrator.  Pig probably has some Pas because he's been posessed by
the Mainframe version of Silk, which is Passilk.  But the the human Silk
was never posessed by Pas that we know of, so why would the Narrator have
any Pas in him?

The passage you quote makes me want to reconsider mantis's theory that the
Narrator got a download of the god version of Silk at some point (At the
West Pole?  Via Pig?  During the sacrifice at the manteion?  Talking to
the monitor on the lander going back to Blue?).  But then we have to start
thinking about the Narrator as an alloy of multiple versions of Silk (Free
Live Free?), as well as Horn, Typhon, and who knows who else.


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