: Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Sokal Affair.
: Either that or MM really was baked last night...
This is no Sokal Affair. Think about the implications. See, I've come to think that FGs are as old a "race" as TRO. The TRO are obviously a kind of joke about having to study and be dominated by classical thought: think about that scene from the comics where a huge trow finger is dictating to that the puny human scribe. Also: the ancient Greeks and Romans (everyone knows the TRO are based on Romans right?) believed that all humans had been degenerating (growing smaller and weaker) since the heroic age (Roman emperors tried to forestall this through cyclical rituals). So does it make sense that FGs are as big and powerful as TRO? And is the fact that they harden into stone upon dying? No. Notice that the TRO lands are completely devoid of vegetation: could trees themselves have been one of the younger races stomped out? I think that FGs are probably the TRO equivalent Indian "renouncers" (similar beards)—TRO who refused to stomp out trees because the collectivity and unconsciousness of the forrest appealed to the nostalgia for the collectivity and unconsciousness of the magma, causing them to retreat into the forest. And remember "Forrest Heart" in TFL? The FG idol = a little volcano i.e. a model of tharsis? a shrine to Nyx?
Also, this brings up the question of the "River of Blood" level. Why exactly are the rivers bloody? Could this be connected with the fact that TRO stop bleeding in myth 2? And/or with the fact that FG retreat back to the forrest? Remember that this is the last level with FGs in TFL: is there more going on in this last bloodletting between TRO and FGs that meets the eye???