[LMB] Why "that idiot Ivan"?
zivya_a at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 8 17:57:23 GMT 2010
>From: Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
>Cordelia tells Mark that Ivan may be the smartest of all of them - I sometimes
the 'idiot' tag as ironic, or as an attempt to push Ivan into using his talents.
one of those automatic 'the-count-my-father' kind of identifiers that they've
often that they don't really hear it any more.
I see Ivan and Miles as having a very close relationship - more brothers than
cousins. <snippity snip>
Thank you, gwynne, what a lovely analysis of not-such-an-idiot ivan
also - he got his captains bars before miles did, when the 'powers that be' were
not giving them out just for showing up on time. ivan must have impressed
-someone-, even if not his over-achieving relatives.
zivya, who likes him a lot better when he's not chasing tail
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