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VMs: Fish (was What's Missing or Different?)
On Sun, 29 May 2005 mesinik@xxxxxx wrote:
> Quoting Koontz John E <John.Koontz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > But, again, what I was asking this time was what hasn't the author done
> > that we might expect an author to do at any of the times and places where
> > we hypothesize the text to have been prepared?big bad fish?
I'm fairly certain I didn't introduce the subject of fish! But I will
grant that whether or not they are conventional they are certainly not
missing. See also f17r and f65v.
I am not sure if the fish is swallowing the "mymph" or disgorging her.
She might also be a mer-nymph. The fish appears to be a conventional
fish, rather sturgeony, rather than a conventional whale (even by early
The water is a briny green, interestingly, not blue, though the fish
itself has some blue pigmenting.
What are the various quadrupeds in this scene? The one beneath the
nymph-fish menage appears to be a chamaeleon though I assume this is
accidental. The one at the far right, bottom, might be a hound of some
sort though it has a rather tapir-y snout.
The nymphs above appear to be taking their ease in a series of intricately
connected pulpets or opera boxes.
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