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From: Spectacled Bear <spectacled.bear@pobox.com>
Subject: Re: (whorl) The Crab Monster
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 14:34:29 +0100

At 06:58 2001-04-16, Robert Borski wrote:

>Horn subsequently imagines the monster to be some sort of alien Tithonis,
>granted immortality by the gods of Blue, but throwing itself into the sea
>because it has tired of life, or despaired because of the Neighbors'
>offplanet exodus, or it wants to be near the deity that granted it eternal
>I, of course, don't believe any of this. Rather, I suspect the crab monster
>is the Mother in her native, most unaltered, form.

Well, it would account for Seawrack being able to stop it throwing Babbie
overboard (no easy task) and for it being in the story at all. So yes, it
could very well be the Mother. That doesn't make Horn automatically wrong,
of course, though I'm sure he is just making all that up.


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