From: "Roy C. Lackey"
Subject: Re: (urth) DOORS: Tina's origins Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 02:14:03 -0600 Spectacled Bear wrote: >But the really interesting question about Tina, that I have not seen >addressed before, is: how does she know about Daddies? For his birthday, >"Didn't Mama and Daddy give you anything?" (p228) Green hasn't seen his >father for years, but Tina says his father still loves him. "I know about >Daddies, though. And you don't." And so on. Where in the world - in which >world - did she learn about Daddies? And just to confuse things further; when they were in the limo Tina said to Klamm, speaking of Green: "He needs your help, Papa." Klamm matter-of-factly answers her: "Then he shall haff it. Whatever I can give." (300) Why did Tina call him "Papa"? Almost by definition, children in the Otherworld to whom the dolls were given wouldn't have a daddy. Given the necessarily limited amount of memory available in a mechanical doll, I don't think it would be expended on a person the child could never know. -Roy --