[LMB] Demon ride-alongs
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 18:39:33 BST 2015
I haven't read it yet, but the demon riding along in someone's mind reminds
me of F Paul Wilson's _Lanague Chronicles._ In those, a man acquires an
alien symbiont in his head that talks to him...and does other things, like
correct his metabolism to make him immortal.
I always thought that would be cool.
On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 12:31 PM, John Cowan <cowan at mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
> Gwynne Powell scripsit:
> > Just wondering - how long could you live with a demon in your
> > mind, watching everything you did, hearing every thought, and
> > giving you no privacy whatsoever? I'd go crazy pretty fast; I like
> > being alone for a reasonable amount of time. And once you have
> > a demon, you are never alone again.
> Removing spoilers, since demons are a well-established part of the W5G
> (I'm trying to switch to that abbreviation).
> How do you know you don't? As long as you don't actually hear voices, you
> might have one or a million demons as ride-alongs. (It's well established
> that the voices schizophrenics hear are their own subvocalizations: if
> they hold their jaws wide open, the voices generally stop for the moment.)
> John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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