Thanks again to JUST BRETT for all the concentrated lessons on the D'Ni and The Atrus Family Thought I'd start a new topic Perhaps this one will be shorter ?? Hehehe
Ummm -- ok -- accepting all the arguments and education lessons that teaches us Sirrus, Achenar, & Ghen are truly evil -- then the question becomes -- why care ?? Why bother producing games that go back in time ?? Well, perhaps I can answer that one -- because evil is part of everything good. You can't have good without evil.... and I would hope there are a few people out there in the Myst world who have compassion & understanding for Sirrus, Achenar, & Ghen. Part of us wants to try and reach out to them -- or at the least try to understand or come to grips with WHY they became evil in nature. I refuse to believe anyone is inheritantly evil .... what was it that drove the three of them into being malevolent?? Was it the nature of the D'ni to believe themselves to be sort of a " Divine " civilization?? Is that what Yeesha is trying to shed herself of ?? Divinity ??
Was Atrus & Catherine to blame?? I mean -- I've never read any of the books -- but even I can see something TERRIBLY wrong if -- in just ONE family -- your father is a mass murderer -- your grand & great-grand parents had something they did wrong or covered up -- and your own two sons are Lords Of Destruction.
Yeesha -- even in her ramblings ( I wish she would speak PLAINLY ) -- says it pretty good -- The D'ni were one SERIOUSLY messed up civilization.... and all because they could " create " worlds??
The concept of creating worlds by just writing them in a book --- you have to concede to me -- is WAY far-fetched....
Here's a head spinner --- who's to say ALL of humanity -- us humans -- who have been living here on Earth for around 50 million years -- is nothing more than ONE age written by someone like Atrus --- WOA !! HEAAAVVVYYY!!
All it would take would be one Gehn -- or Sirrus -- or Achenar -- and we would be toast .... can you imagine Mother Earth falling apart physically because the book we were written in suffers some sort of catastrophe??
Now -- on to another advanced philosophical question -- how come Yeesha hasn't come forward to all of humanity and said -- " Uhh - Hello -- I'm Yeesha -- I've sorta been living out in the New Mexico desert ( probably near Roswell ) -- and I'm not from Earth.... let me tell you a story ( ... about a man named Jed -- just kidding ) " ......
My next question is .... where did all the D'Ni go if there underground city died ?? Let me guess -- it's in another book
Well -- at least it'll be good to see Sirrus & Achenar again --- Oooh! Oooh! I gotta poll question WITHIN this topic :
WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN WITH SIRRUS AND ACHENAR IN MYST IV ??
-- Me First !! : I think one or both of them will somehow escape -- or be killed in their attempt -- almost killing Yeesha in the process!!
ANY OTHER PREDICTIONS ??