Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Jaybird says:

    Wow. We got to the end.

    The best handle that I have on Destruction is that while he doesn’t like being Destruction, he does very much like *BEING*.

    I mean, Death? She digs being Death. Despair? We see her wandering her mirror garden and enjoying her self. Desire couldn’t be happier. Delirium is… well, she’s something. Destiny might shrug and say “it’s a living”. Dream was given the chance to change or die and he said “why not both?”

    Destruction, however, hates doing what he does but doesn’t want to stop eating his dinners or painting his sunsets or polishing his poem. He just doesn’t want to do his job anymore.

    Are there any of us who cannot relate to that?Report

    • James K in reply to Jaybird says:

      The essential tragedy of the Endless (and by extension of Sandman) is that who they are is defined by what they do, and they don’t have any choice over what they do. Morpheus is destroyed by it and Delight was quite possibly destroyed by it, but Destruction won’t let it destroy him because he doesn’t want to destroy things any more, and that includes himself.Report