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Poem: "Falling Up" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Falling Up"
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From: minor_architect Date: August 4th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
This left an uncomfortable gap in the balance of power
between good and evil, whose intricate web
kept the world steady and strong.


Hmm, I see the possibility of a future poem which introduces us to the Evil Overlord(tm) who returns balance to this world... >;)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 5th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Hmm...

It would be an interesting quandary. I get the impression that the settled ones are ... evil enough to provide an outlet for the evil that is innate to the world, without being so catastrophically destructive as to unbalance things in the other direction. Good and evil have their representatives, so that people have a choice. But that doesn't necessarily make it easy to stand back and watch.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: August 5th, 2011 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
This villain seems to have a sort of Taoist view point to things. Neat!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 5th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Hmm...

In the sense of perceiving Good and Evil as things to be balanced, yes. But this version is an elastic balance, rather than a dynamic balance.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: August 5th, 2011 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

Kinda like the Light and Dark sides of the Force, then? :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 5th, 2011 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

That's closer. It's like ... a buffered solution. When Good and Evil are properly represented in this context, it creates a kind of springy resilience that discourages wild swings in either direction. The two forces thus tend to neutralize each other, like an acid and a base. Since the line between Good and Evil runs down the middle of the human soul, that's probably a prudent arrangement.

The dark lords work like anchors, one half of a set anyhow. Then there are free-ranging agents of light or dark, like our new heroes, who will be drawn or guided to situations where Good needs to tamp down Evil a bit.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: August 5th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

Okay, I can visualize that. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 5th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

Yeah, I'm starting to wonder if that region puts their holy temples in the lowlands. ;)
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: August 6th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hmm...

That would have an odd bit of symmetry to it, I suppose. :)
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