Narcons in My Head
A question that I would like to throw out there is whether anyone had the same reaction to idea when first introduced to the Narcon. Specifically, the Narcon’s description of itself and its function allows for the possibility that the characters we have encountered are products of the Narcon’s AI. Suddenly, I was devastated. It bothered me that maybe these characters weren’t “living” in “their own world” but were just constructs of Narcons. But if this isn’t the case, and Narcons are just observers, not creators, the characters are no more real than if the Narcons are the authors. And yet I feel so much better with the idea that it’s not the Narcons who are creating the narrative, but Danielewski (who’s creating the narrative no matter what!). MD is completely in my head. Anyone else?