[LMB] Ranking Dads

WalterStuartBushell proto at panix.com
Sat Oct 30 12:06:10 BST 2021



> On Oct 30, 2021, at 1:38 AM, Beatrice Otter via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
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> I think the saving grace of Bothari was that he wasn't doing the raising himself, especially when Elena was a kid. He hired a woman to take care of her, and she lived with her foster-mother, not him. I think it would have been a very different story if he'd been doing the actual parenting, as opposed to just coming by to visit on his days off.
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> Beatrice Otter
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Ah the first part of Cordelia’s Honor’s worst romance trope, (which trope is AFAIK the worst in romance literature)
but how else do you get a character like Bothari into a story???
 


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