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The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:20 pm
by Transreal Clouden
Hi, I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum for this but I'm reading Silmaril and I got to see the Mirror Snake for the nth time in glowfic so far. I'm really curious about where the idea came from does anyone know?

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:51 pm
by Throne3d
Dreamward, I'm pretty sure! A portal snake one time ate another portal snake and then it was no longer in Dreamward, cue shenanigans where it eats other people and transports them away.

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:10 pm
by DanielH
Yeah, the first few portalface demon boxen involved Holly and Crystal

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:15 pm
by Nemo
I forget who, but a clever forum user suggested it as a barely-plausible method of travel. It somehow became standard shorthand for "act of plot."

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:35 pm
by DanielH

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:01 am
by MaggieoftheOwls
Honestly the prevalence of portalsnaking as a plot device kind of suggests that portalface demons are, like, intensely cannibalistic.

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:23 am
by AndaisQ
There might just be one particular portalsnake template who really likes eating other portalsnakes. (It's probably a purple.)

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:28 am
by MaggieoftheOwls
...plausible.

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:03 am
by Kappa
...:P

Re: The Mirror Snake

PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:23 am
by DanielH
Well, Kappa did come up with the idea.