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More on Perelandra - moonspinner
More on Perelandra
I just figured out the mystery of Ransome's wound - the one on his heel. It's the Genesis prophecy of the snake/Satan and man doing battle. The snake, who is Un-man, strikes the heel... The man, who is Ransome, strikes the head... and that's how Un-man eventually died, so to speak.

What really happened to the bent eldil possessing Weston's body? Was it 'our' bent eldil, Satan itself? I don't think that can be as I'm sure he shouldn't have been able to return to Earth and somehow I think he's still around. :-P So it was a lesser one? Does that mean that the no space-visa only extended to Satan? If then, why the need for a possession at all? This lesser eldil could have gone to Perelandra by his own steam. Or perhaps the rule is that they (bad eldil) can't leave Earth in their eldil form but they can return to it? :thinks: So the bent one/Un-man returned... since it was either that or be pummelled by the good eldil of Perelandra... Or perhaps Maleldil stepped in after the physical body was destroyed and unmade the bent one.

I'm pondering through all these scenarios because I'm trying not to arrive at one where, White Witch of Narnia-like, that un-man character would later emerge from the depths and wreck havoc on Eden. At any rate I was very glad that the Venus ex-Oyarsa was asked to remain and guide the Human duo.


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foodsthatcan From: foodsthatcan Date: January 20th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's nothing behind the cut!
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 21st, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
How did that happen? :O

Anyway, thanks! I edited it. Hope it turns up this time.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 22nd, 2007 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I like your thoughts on Ransom's heal. :D It has a couple of other correlations, as well, the most important being that it links him to the wounded Fisher King of Arthurian legend (though that only becomes important in book 3, That Hideous Stength).

As for the bent eldil, I kind of got the impression that it ceased to be on Perelandra once its host body was destroyed. You know how the eldil talk about being bodies of movement so fast that they're effectively in several places at once (or something like that)? So perhaps this bent eldil always remained on earth, but was also possessing the Un-man's body. However, because of the law that the bent eldil cannot travel in Deep Heaven, as soon as that body was gone, the bent eldil ceased to be present anywhere except on the earth. Does that make any sense? LOL. Perhaps I'm just confusing myself...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 22nd, 2007 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Rats! And there I was feeling very intelligent. :p I've shelved That Hideous Strength for March, I think. I'm reading Mansfield Park and Agatha Christie for now. I'm not ready to finish the Space Trilogy! :p

Does that make any sense?
Actually it does make a lot of sense and it's very reassuring. The undergroud denizens of Perelandra and the merpeople gave me some disquiet because of the fact that they seemed 'seperate' from human control (or maybe that changed with the King becoming the Oyarsa and thus ruler of everything on Perelandra and not just dumb beasts?)
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 22nd, 2007 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Ach, I didn't mean it like that! I thought your views were very intelligent, and something I hadn't really thought of. On a side note, I never really liked That Hideous Strength nearly as much as the other two...

Well, glad it made sense. ;) I don't know about the merpeople. They did creep me out a bit. Couldn't say why, exactly. There's just something...off about them...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 22nd, 2007 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
They [the merpeople] did [freak one out], didn't they? ::shudder:: Although I did like the idea of Perelandrian humans biologically evolving from aquatic life. Tres cool. :p

You're the second person who's told me not to expect too much from THS. No biggie. I'm not reading it soon anyway so if it's going to be a let down, there'll be enough distance between the books for me not to feel it.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 22nd, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, I think they reminded me a bit of Grendel's mother. Again, I'm not completely sure why, but that certainly explains the creepiness... Although the idea of evolution from the merpeople is pretty interesting.

There is some good stuff in THS, don't get me wrong. It just didn't seem quite up to par with the other two. But still an enjoyable read.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 23rd, 2007 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not too surprised. That would be like a Narnia story on Earth.

Hope you don't mind, I decided to reply your ff.net replies :p via here:

cringes* There will be more, I promise! But now I'm facing the
difficulty of having to write a fight scene, and I've never really attempted
that before...

I too have problems with fight scenes. I can link you up to a few articles that might help?

http://fanfic.theforce.net/articles.asp?action=view&ID=39 - Duels for Dummies. :p

Finally, someone who shares Vader's (and to a certain extent my own)
opinion of Obi-Wan! Don't get me wrong, I'm quite fond of him actually,
but based on skill alone he is simply not the greatest Jedi ever, as
many people, including Matthew Stover (author of the ROTS novel), seem to
think he is. He was really extraordinarily lucky, even though in his
experience there's no such thing as luck. ;)

Don't let me get started on Stover. ::shudders::
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 23rd, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course I don't mind. :)

Duels for Dummies. :p

*dies laughing, but is very thankful none the less* Actually, that looks pretty good. Thanks!

Don't let me get started on Stover. ::shudders::

Yet another reason why I like you so much. ;) I was really beginning to wonder if I wasn't the only SW fan who doesn't worship Stover. Actually, I thought his book was the worst of the six novelizations. Heh. No accounting for taste, I suppose...
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 24th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, we're in good company. Of the top of my head, I can re-call a-p, and ladyaeryn as Stover loathers and I'm sure there're plenty more.

By the way, have you heard of the Anakin Skywalker Homepage forums? I have a feeling that you'll like it there. I can't say the same for the Jedi Council Forums but it is the hot-bead of SW fandom.
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 24th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
:) Glad to hear that.

Hmm... I've not heard of that forum, but I may have to check it out. Though I'm really more of an OT Vader fan. Does that count? ;)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 25th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well some Hayden fans in the Anakin Skywalker homestead might take exception to that... *g* Myself, included. :p

But over at TFN, you'll probably find yourself in good company. Of course, the PT!Vader bashers tend to be Vader-bashers/Obi-lovers as a rule...

Guess it might be a lose-lose situation... :(
fialleril From: fialleril Date: January 25th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sighs* I can't win. I've got nothing in particular against PT Anakin/Vader. It's just that my heart will always belong to the OT. That and no one can beat James Earl Jones. ;)

But whatever the case, Vader bashing is definitely a bad thing. And tends to get you hurt. ;) He doesn't like being bashed.

I think I shall check out that forum anyway. I tend to like PT characters in fanfic quite a bit (probably better than in the films). Thanks for the tip!
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