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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: Commom Characters...
    Date: 1/15/2002 10:21:00 PM  

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>I've noticed that in a number of JMS's works (B5, Crusade, Tribulations, and
>now B5:LotR) that one character occurrs frequestly. It's the Character that
>lives through something tramatic and sees either alot of people or someone
>close to them die. For lack of a better term I call it Survivor's Guilt.
>But does anyone know why Sinclair, Marcus, Gideon, Galen, Raymond (from
>Tribulations), and now the new captain in LotR. Does anyone know if like
>something happened to Joe where he's compelled to write about (or at least
>it seems to me like he's compelled to write about) those that survive and
>continually ask why they were left alive?

All things considered I would rather this discussion not go any further than


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