Lore talk:Apocrypha

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Reference to "The Library of Babel"[edit]

Something I thought was interesting to note (though it may belong in Trivia section of the article):
In literary terms, the realm of Apocrypha is a 'living' version of Jorge Luis Borges' "The Library of Babel." Aside from the fact that I used the term 'living' ironically (for the realm might as well be dying; the image of moldy, old tomes bleeding ink like black blood into the eternal ocean of acidic, inky nothingness from their rotting, bloated corpses which float like icebergs on the sea of incomprehensible possibility comes to mind.), there is a biological/spiritual component to the Realm of Apocrypha that The Library of Babel doesn't have: Daedra. Despite this, they certainly have three very important things in common; both are realms of potential knowledge, both are traps for the finite mind to become lost in, and both display the futility of attempting to hold great amounts of knowledge and resisting its ever-persistent call of corruption. Zuuk Cyrodiil (talk) 20:13, 14 November 2013 (GMT)

You can propose that here. Note that there's also been a proposal for a Lovecraft reference, but it has not been included on the page. Vely►t►e 20:19, 14 November 2013 (GMT)
I'm not really sure it qualifies as an Easter Egg but I will make a note of it on the talk page because you mentioned it. Zuuk Cyrodiil (talk) 22:09, 16 November 2013 (GMT)
It would be a reference to a non-TES thing, which would make it an Easter Egg. The only references to non-TES things that we ever include on pages like this are obvious etymologies, such as with Vilkas or Farkas. Vely►t►e 00:59, 17 November 2013 (GMT)