[LMB] Mirror Dance - yes or no

Bear Master bearmaster0 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 17:20:16 BST 2008


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 8:11 PM, Tony Zbaraschuk <tonyz at eskimo.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 06:35:39PM +0100, Michael R N Dolbear wrote:
> > > From: Eric Oppen <technomad at intergate.com>
> > > Date: 26 September 2008 05:04
> >       [...]
> > > I wonder just *what* Cordelia would have done if she'd managed to get
> > > her hands on Ser Galen and the others who warped Mark so badly.
> > >
> > > Something lingering and humorous, I think...with boiling oil or melted
> > > lead.  Something that would have had Mad Yuri and his goon squads
> > > kowtowing and chanting "We're not worthy!  [...] "
> >
> > I DONT THINK SO.
>
> I agree.  Cordelia doesn't do torture, doesn't do cruelty.
>
> "Bothari, execute this man for me, please."
>
> > What's the nastiest thing we have seen Cordelia do ?
>
> Raise Gregor?  Talk to Miles after the dinner party?
>
> But Cordelia doesn't do _nasty_, she does _ruthless honesty_.
> Which is not quite the same thing, even if it feels like it
> while you're under her knife.
>
> "Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
>  The sharp compassion of the healer's art"
>
> as T.S. Eliot wrote.  And Cordelia may use a knife, but it's
> to heal what needs cutting out, or to execute what cannot be
> redeemed, not to salve her own ego or for the mere infliction
> of pain.
>
> If she weren't honest, honorable, and compassionate, she'd
> be terrible beyond reckoning.
>
>
> Tony Z


So I'm the only one who thinks waterboarding her therapist goes on the list?



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