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05:44 pm: Overheard At The Wright Household

Orville, in the midst of some sort of game, comes dancing through the room: “Mom, if someone heard demons, would they be crazy?”

Me, thinking about it. “Are there actually demons there?”

Orville: “Yes.”

Me: “Well, they can’t be crazy if they hear something that is actually there, can they?”

Orville: “They’d be…in trouble!”

Me: “Exactly.”

Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon. (link)

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From:marycatelli
Date:August 17th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Of course, hearing demons that are actually there does not preclude being crazy -- it is merely not evidence toward it.
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From:arhyalon
Date:August 18th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
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So true!

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From:juliet_winters
Date:August 18th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
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Demons come in all forms. Angels, too.
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From:mq_musings
Date:August 18th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
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This is why we fantasy/scifi sorts have to stick together -- the crazy conversations only Our People can understand.

I don't remember the exact nature of the conversation now, but a friend and I were talking about some of the metaphysics of my book, what happens when one symbiotic character kills another and the immortal, non-corporeal, part of the symbiote goes off to find a new host. She was saying things like, "So if I killed Erik, I'd get part of his power but then part of it would drift off to find a new host? And if I killed a lot of people I'd get a lot of power but I might go crazy?"

We eventually realized that the Nice Normal People at the table near ours had stopped speaking and were actively eavesdropping on us with horrified expressions on their sweet faces.

(At which point my friend said, "You're scarin' the straights, Ray," and we both began laughing like idiots. I'm sure that made them feel much better about us and our sanity.)
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From:arhyalon
Date:August 18th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
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I've had moments like that at the grocery store...when I REALLY wonder what the people listening to us are thinking.
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From:juliet_winters
Date:August 19th, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
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I remember when SCA was relatively new and a friend and I hit the Kroger in suburban Richmond in full regalia and touches of medieval manners. He grinningly told me that this sort of thing always shocked the mundanes.
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From:arhyalon
Date:August 19th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
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I used to do things like that a lot years ago. Sigh. ;-)
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From:headnoises
Date:August 18th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
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*laughs* Sounds about right to me!
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