[LMB] Bad choice?
M. Haller Yamada
thefabmadamem at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 13 04:22:00 BST 2019
On Friday, July 12, 2019, 05:27:29 PM GMT+9, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
The Bastard is the god of, among other things, accidents. Of problems,
of things going wrong, of upsets, disasters and mess.
So who the heck chose white as his main colour? Surely of all the gods,
his followers are the most likely to need to wear something that doesn't
Micki: LOL, nice point. But white as the Bastard's color is just
the fuckwittery that proves the point! It's the Bastard all over.
Perhaps it's a sign of his favor if the robes manage to stay
even a little bit white. He (big H) makes sure the red wine spills on
the tablecloth, not on the robes.
Doylistically, it makes sense.
In the story, too, one must admit that white (or cream or whatever)
is one of the technologically easier colors. No dye, and in some
fabrics, sun-bleaching may be enough to get close to white. The
no-dye thing is poetic, in itself.
It's a kind of purity, or innocence. Bastards can be born of that
kind of purity and innocence (no technological interference), it
strikes me. (Of course, not all bastards.)
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