Comments on "Fantasy trope: the possessing progenitor" - Faerye Net 2010-09-28T16:41:04+00:00 Re: not the only time mercedes lackey used that trope 2010-09-28T16:41:04+00:00 2010-09-28T16:41:04+00:00 <p>Ah! My own Mercedes Lackey phase was pretty squarely confined to Valdemar, so I didn’t know that. Interesting!</p> Felicity not the only time mercedes lackey used that trope 2010-09-28T13:48:03+00:00 2010-09-28T13:48:03+00:00 <p>I haven’t read this book for more than ten years, so I’m a little fuzzy on it, but I am pretty sure there was another mercedes lackey book, one featuring Diana Tregarde, that was very similar to the Buffy episode (which it predated), where the villain lived for generations giving birth to daughters and then switching bodies with them.</p> Enna Re: The Thing on the Doorstep (spoiler) 2010-08-31T12:08:52+00:00 2010-08-31T12:08:52+00:00 <p>Nope, I haven’t read that! I knew there’d be more instances floating around that I just hadn’t come across. Thanks!</p> Felicity The Thing on the Doorstep (spoiler) 2010-08-30T23:34:04+00:00 2010-08-30T23:34:04+00:00 <p>Have you ever read H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Thing on the Doorstep”? It features the same idea, though in this case it’s with a warlock who has general mind-switchy powers, and just chooses to use them on his child.</p> Kile