Literary Challenge #39 Discussion Thread
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Join Date: Oct 2012
02-20-2013, 07:30 PM
Yeah, it seemed to me sort of like a partnership. Between like a bajillion people and a slug.
You got the current host, and I'd say the lion's share of the Trill's visible personality is that person. Then you've got the slug, which has a bit of a personality and seems to have some say in the goings on. Then you've got this cacophony of previous hosts, all jostling for control and influencing the current host's thoughts and behavior. It's really just a metaphor for the human mind as it is already, a bunch of distinct voices vying for control. The angel and the devil, and so on.
All just vague impressions based on watching DS9. Not done any reading on this.