[LMB] What makes a character irredeemable?

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Sat Jul 27 09:46:32 BST 2019

I think it was simpler than that, looking back. Like Joen of Jokona, Dondo would not let go. Martou, once dead went to the Father as I'm sure he expected ... probably primed to argue with the Father about the way that silly girl overturned all he, Martou, had done for Chalion, but  quite in keeping with his personality and expectations.

Dondo wasn't about to let any God get between him and his "I wanna! Right now!"
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> On Jul 26, 2019, at 2:14 PM, Walter Stuart Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
>> What is it, precisely, that takes Dondo out of our sympathies?  To use a
>> Troperism, he crosses the Moral Event Horizon.  But why and how?
>> Matt G.
>> --
> We may never know except that it was the Creator's will.
> She who created the 5 Gods surely knows, or perhaps She knows not.

Dondo was based on one Pedro Girón Acuña Pacheco (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Girón_Acuña_Pacheco <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Gir%C3%B3n_Acu%C3%B1a_Pacheco>). The Wikipedia article is rather short (there is a reference to him in the Isabella article - she did not welcome him as a suitor).

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com

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