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Something interesting

August 17th, 2005 Comments off

I was going to dedicate today’s entry to some of my feelings relating to being in the Kaverns (all good, incidentally). However, I just finished the sixth Gor book, Raiders of Gor and towards the end were some damn good quotes and I wanted to share them here, because they apply to everyday life and human nature.

First, I think the story of Fish, once an Ubar of Port Kar, makes some very good points. I get more than annoyed at those that want their slaves to be weak, robots almost. Showing no emotion or initiative or strength. Fish goes from an Ubar to slave when his own men try to kill him by throwing him to the tharlarions. He’s rescued by Bosk (Tarl) and is collared and marked and made a slave. Eventually Fish is given the right to learn how to use weapons and such and is given a slave of his own. Fish eventually stands by Tarl in the battle for Port Kar, proving that tho he is a slave, he is also a man. The whole thing seems a paradox, but it’s really quite simple: being a slave does not mean that one has to be stupid and weak, rather intelligence and strength and passion are desirable.

Now, to the quotes I mentioned. For a book of fiction, I think this is dead on. I won’t bore you with my opinions, I’ll let the words speak for themselves and maybe, just maybe, they’ll help some of you out there: Read more…

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