[LMB] More idle musings - Miles and Tien

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 14 15:16:46 BST 2018


From: Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com>


> On 13 Jul 2018, at 22:00, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I think Ekaterin fell so fast for Miles because he was so like Tien.

I think she fell for Miles so fast because he?s nothing like Tien.
For one thing, she is taller and probably stronger than Miles, while she was afraid of Tien not just emotionally but physically.
Imho, you do Miles a grave disservice by saying those two are alike.
little Alex

Gwynne: They are alike in some ways: They both try to maintain the ethos of Vor.
They both believe wholeheartedly in the Vor ideal, and they both have conditions
that make them an object of disgust for that ideal. They both have to deal with that
tension and try to resolve it.

They do resolve it differently. They're also different in that Miles's condition is very
obvious, Tien's is hidden. So Miles has to throw it in the teeth of the world, while
Tien lives every day, for a decade, with the grinding fear of exposure.



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