[LMB] Betan influence
azurite at rogers.com
Wed Jun 6 14:19:12 BST 2007
--- Damien Sullivan <phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu> wrote:
> My impression is that Cordelia's there only because of Aral;
> ... but Barrayar itself has not enamored her.
I agree with you; I wasn't arguing that Cordelia prefers Barrayar. Quite the opposite. I was
saying that I prefer Barrayar. I confess, Cordelia's stubborn preference for Beta Colony is a
matter of disappointment to me.
> But it matters why one is a misfit, and how the
> friction manifests; vague dissatisfaction beats outright oppression,
I agree. My point is that Beta seems more oppressive to me than Barrayar does.
> I don't remember anyone besides Baz, who wasn't a citizen, and who
> was hiding from ImpSec as much as from Betan security, IIRC.
I confess, I was thinking of Baz and Arde.
> And on Beta everyone is guaranteed food, housing, and comconsole access.
Hee. Right. Lovely.
> (checks) well, maybe just comconsole access, but Cordelia's explicit
> about that. It's in the chapter abut Kou and Bothari being jumped in
> the caravanserai for Kou's walking funny. Cordelia's shocked by the
> caravanserai. "Well, some people [on Beta] have more money than others,
> of course."
Are you making my points for me?
> > tune with the kind of lifestyle I like. Barrayar has *fresh air*.
> Cordelia does mention air filtration fees, which seemed weird -- what
> happens if you can't pay them? Beta isn't supposed to be Jackson's
See? This is the kind of thing I am talking about.
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