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Corrine Blaquen writes...

I was reading through the archives, and I came across a memo about THE MIRROR. It said that you needed to establish a race for Puck to belong to so he isn't mistaken for a demon. You also said you needed to come up with a name for that race. My question is why did you not go simply with the term 'Fairy'? Puck is from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, a member of Oberon's race, and he is described as the King of the Fairies. What made you not use this moniker for the third race?

Greg responds...

Honestly, because of the perjorative connotations attached to that word in common speech.

I find it frustrating, that I have to consider such things, but I felt that using that term would be more distracting than helpful.

Response recorded on January 26, 2001