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KIm Jung Un's public absence = The Death of Malygris
Posted by: Sawfish (IP Logged)
Date: 1 May, 2020 08:04PM
Hah!

The recent 20-day absence with speculation about the scary tyrant's health and possible death, is a lot like the CAS story, The Death of Malygris, huh?

One can easily imagine officials approaching in great trepidation...

Sawfish
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"Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think."

Re: KIm Jung Un's public absence = The Death of Malygris
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 2 May, 2020 12:33PM
Good comment. Compared to Malygris the wizard, Kim Jong Un is a harmless child, even the Trump gave him some candy and managed to wrap him around his finger! ;) But verily, in both scenes the concealed viper is creeping about the room, and no one knows when it lashes out.

Re: KIm Jung Un's public absence = The Death of Malygris
Posted by: Sawfish (IP Logged)
Date: 2 May, 2020 06:16PM
;^)

I'll bet no one ever called Malygris "Little Rocket Man"...

Sawfish
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"Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think."



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2 May 20 | 06:17PM by Sawfish.

Re: KIm Jung Un's public absence = The Death of Malygris
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 3 May, 2020 12:04PM
Sawfish Wrote:
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> ;^)
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> I'll bet no one ever called Malygris "Little
> Rocket Man"...


Except perhaps at the time of the annual New Year's Eve fireworks from the hill above Susran.

Otherwise I think there may be, at the least, just a tiny weeny bit of projection concerning "rockets" and "bombings", from the side of the accusers.

Re: KIm Jung Un's public absence = The Death of Malygris
Posted by: Sawfish (IP Logged)
Date: 3 May, 2020 01:20PM
Knygatin Wrote:
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> Sawfish Wrote:
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> > ;^)
> >
> > I'll bet no one ever called Malygris "Little
> > Rocket Man"...
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>
> Except perhaps at the time of the annual New
> Year's Eve fireworks from the hill above Susran.

Funny.

I never saw Malygris as the Gandalf type...

Must have missed something... ;^)

BTW, without looking, wasn't he (Malygris) in another story, a wistful bittersweet one where he conjured up his first love, much against the advice of his viper?

What's more, he should have traded in the viper for a new familiar. No one should have to listen to "I told you so..." from a reptile.

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> Otherwise I think there may be, at the least, just
> a tiny weeny bit of projection concerning
> "rockets" and "bombings", from the side of the
> accusers.

Sawfish
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"Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think."

Re: KIm Jung Un's public absence = The Death of Malygris
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 3 May, 2020 01:53PM
Sawfish Wrote:
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> Funny.
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> I never saw Malygris as the Gandalf type...
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Heh heh. You sure got a point there!

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> BTW, without looking, wasn't he (Malygris) in
> another story, a wistful bittersweet one where he
> conjured up his first love, much against the
> advice of his viper?
>

Yes, "The Last Incantation" of course. That one shows the serious side of CAS, and profound insight.

Did Malygris also figure in "A Voyage to Sfanomoë"? Or only his disciples? Who built a spaceship and flew to Venus, and landed to one of CAS's most ironic and beautiful told endings.

Re: KIm Jung Un's public absence = The Death of Malygris
Posted by: kojootti (IP Logged)
Date: 3 May, 2020 03:40PM
Knygatin Wrote:
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> Did Malygris also figure in "A Voyage to
> Sfanomoë"? Or only his disciples? Who built a
> spaceship and flew to Venus, and landed to one of
> CAS's most ironic and beautiful told endings.

"Sfanomoë" is one of my very favorite stories by CAS, so I can say without referring to it that Malygris was never mentioned. You might be thinking of the doomed arch-magician from "The Double Shadow", who was indeed a disciple of Malygris.

Malygris has always fascinated me as a figure. I like that CAS can recognize how a person can at once be a frightening tyrant, a wistful romantic, and long ago a peaceful boy with simple pleasures, all while immersing him in a profound mystery.

Haha, I suppose Kim Jung Un is a lot less profound as a person though.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 3 May 20 | 03:46PM by kojootti.

Re: KIm Jung Un's public absence = The Death of Malygris
Posted by: Knygatin (IP Logged)
Date: 4 May, 2020 03:44PM
kojootti Wrote:
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> Malygris has always fascinated me as a figure. I
> like that CAS can recognize how a person can at
> once be a frightening tyrant, a wistful romantic,
> and long ago a peaceful boy with simple pleasures,
> all while immersing him in a profound mystery.
>

Yes, and I think too about Namirrha in "The Dark Eidolon".

Shakespeare is a literary midget compared to Clark Ashton Smith.



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