[LMB] KC: Learning Curve

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Sun Aug 4 18:38:36 BST 2019


On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 8:07 AM Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
wrote:

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> What he DOESN'T think about his how a romantically-minded young
> teen girl will respond to an attractive young man who rescues her.
> There's a whole HUGE series of romantic tropes there, years of fairy
> tales and romantic imaginings. He's so busy learning to feel like a
> father that he forgets that to her he's falling into a certain role.
>
> Oddly, it's an echo of his (short) relationship with Bluebell, that we're
> discussing on another thread: Barr is living in his Lakewalker patroller
> head, Lily is surrounded by farmer fairy tales and customs. They speak
> the same words, but with different meanings.
> --
>

Does he not look old enough to be her father?
Oh, no, it's the awful dinner scene at Fawn's house again, where they ask
Just How Old is her patroller.

Poor kid, she's in for a dreadful crash on Oedipus Rocks. It's going to be
Electra-ic.

PS, Lois does such wonderful awful dinner scenes.


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