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Why is Blaine the Mono pink?

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands' started by NOS4A2, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. NOS4A2

    NOS4A2 New Member

    Why is Blaine the Mono pink? It seems like an odd choice, unless there is a reason for that color?
  2. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. Thats is a good question. I never thought of why.
  3. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the SKMB! Keep posting!

    As for your question... Yo, Bev!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I'm probably over-analyzing this, but given descriptions of Lud within the novel-I would hazard a guess as to the color choice complimenting the overall design scheme of the city before it was destroyed....
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  5. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    This is as reasonable an hypothesis as possible.
  6. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Blaine was pink because Patricia was blue. =D
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  7. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Okay, so in terms of inherent designate color an alternate universe might require male and female roles reverse from ours?
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  8. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Eddie: "Now we know the name of the one that fell in the river," Eddie said. "Patricia. They got their colors wrong, though. It's supposed to be pink for girls and blue for boys, not the other way around."
  9. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    There we go. And the sun sets in the east.
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  10. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Bev is the "go to" guy for all things DT!! This we know for sure.
  11. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Welcome. Blaine is pink because if he/it were black at night you wouldn't see him/it.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I had forgotten about the line from Eddie, but I still think my hypothesis has validity....the Great Old Ones....built what has always felt to me like a blend of Ultra-Modern, Romanesque and Art Deco architecture....
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  13. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont


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  14. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    UNLESS... it's because Mid-World has weird throwbacks to our world (like the oil rigs/tankers in Mejis). Pink/girl, blue/boy is relatively recent (around the 1940s). It used to be reversed. :)
  15. BrokenolMarine

    BrokenolMarine Well-Known Member

    Maybe someone in the Lud Matrix was a Classic Miami Vice fan...
    Then you show your manly side by showin' your pink.
  16. DestryDanger

    DestryDanger New Member

    Not sure if this is still an active forum, but my guess is that, considering the story was inspired from 'The Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,' and Blaine could be an allegory to the 'Devil's Steed' in the poem. Pink being a reference to the bloodied rusty mane and general red description of the horse in the poem. He just went King with it and twisted it into pink, or Blaine at one point may have been red and time has simply worn down the color.

    As for the poem

    "As for the grass, it grew as scant as hair
    In leprosy; thin dry blades prick’d the mud
    Which underneath look’d kneaded up with blood. 75
    One stiff blind horse, his every bone a-stare,
    Stood stupefied, however he came there:
    Thrust out past service from the devil’s stud!

    Alive? he might be dead for aught I know,
    With that red, gaunt and collop’d neck a-strain, 80
    And shut eyes underneath the rusty mane;
    Seldom went such grotesqueness with such woe;
    I never saw a brute I hated so;
    He must be wicked to deserve such pain."

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  17. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    Cool pic NN.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....great avatar....a Steampunk Hunter Thompson.....
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