[LMB] OT: Ravenclaw
azurite at rogers.com
Mon Apr 17 21:21:24 BST 2006
> On 4/17/06, Azalais Aranxta <tiamat at tsoft.com>
> > Miles takes a lot of risks but they're calculated
> > risks, like Pellew's. He doesn't just run
> > out into the fray.
But Miles does. His description of himself is of
jumping out of an airplane expecting the pretty soft
cloud below to catch him; then it turns out to be just
fog. That's isn't a calculated risk. That's just...
risk. Impulse. Forward momentum.
Pellew, I agree, is a man of calculated risk. I see
him as more of an analogue of Aral - another
> Hmm, I don't see that. I see Miles always running
> out into the fray, and
> then frantically pulling things together.
Yes, exactly. Or pushing them together, or finding a
way for them to be separate and stable.
> He does learn to plan, and he's good at
> it, but he retains the habit of doing things
> before thinking about them, or even without knowing
> why he does them.
Or grabbing the main chance when opportunity allows,
and thinking through the implications afterwards.
to whom sorting hats is a rather abstract exercise at
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