[LMB] Demon horses
pouncer at aol.com
Wed Jul 21 19:20:44 BST 2021
Did anyone mention Illvin's horse, from late in _PoS_?
Well, it was "never any sane person's mount." It
was fascinated by Ista, had a name the soliders
would not use in front of a lady, then became Ista's
mount under the -- entirely fitting name -- of
"Demon". Because, you know.
The saint of Lodi also described a demon horse, from
which the demon was preserved recall. And
Desdemona herself included a horse (mare) among prior
hosts. I wonder if horses are preferred by the
gods and administrations of the 5GU, if for no
other reason than to emphasize the "rider/ridden"
relationship between mortal hosts and demons.
Now, there's this about cynicism, Sergeant. It's the universe's most
supine moral position. Real comfortable. If nothing can be done, then
you're not some kind of shit for not doing it, and you can lie there and
stink to yourself in perfect peace.
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