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Lila comments on Luminosity (Twilight Fanfic) Discussion Thread 3 - Less Wrong

10 Post author: Alicorn 30 December 2010 02:37PM

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Comment author: Lila 13 April 2011 11:21:07PM 0 points [-]

I got the impression that Elspeth and Jacob's relationship remains non-romantic. Is that correct?

Comment author: Alicorn 14 April 2011 12:11:08AM -1 points [-]

I'm leaving that open for others to imagine either way. It certainly does not become romantic when she is five.

Comment author: TheOtherDave 14 April 2011 12:54:48AM 4 points [-]

You say that with an emphasis that puzzles me, given that social intuitions about what is appropriate for a five-year-old pretty clearly don't apply to that character. Is it any more obviously inappropriate in that setting for five-year-olds to get romantic than it is for teenagers to marry lovers over five decades their seniors?

Comment author: Alicorn 14 April 2011 01:04:29AM *  2 points [-]

Elspeth is more mature than a human five-year-old. She is not as mature as she would have to be for it to not squick me.

Comment author: TheOtherDave 14 April 2011 02:23:47AM 0 points [-]

Which is totally cool.

I guess, thinking about it, that I read your emphasis as having an implied "...as any right-thinking person would already know" clause which, in retrospect, I have no reason to believe had its origins anywhere but my own mind.