[LMB] On Parental Rankings

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 01:40:37 GMT 2021

On Sat, Oct 30, 2021 at 5:05 AM H. Torrance Griffin via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

>  Bothari's a good example of 'Grading On A Curve'  Objectively speaking he
> could have done somewhat better (especially considering the example of the
> Vorkosigans), but compared to what one might expect of someone as damaged
> as he was and the circumstances of Elena's conception he is rather
> impressive.
> Master Beneforte is almost as toxic as Bothari, and has less excuse.

Master B. treated his almost-full-grown daughter as a child, used her as an
apprentice without paying hte apprentice fee, so she had no "experience"
benefit from her own work, and more.
As a dad, no one held him up as anything other than a successful, selfish


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