I was, in fact, a member of "Arilinn Council" (New England-area Darkover fangroup) at the time, and dashed off the song prior to a trip to an early Darkovercon, hoping to knock MZB off her chair with it. In this I was completely successful. MZB was sufficiently impressed to work a further-developed version of it into her Darkover novels - twice - but each time with the parental genders reverted to the traditional pattern, which annoyed me a bit. I had deliberately switched the genders to add to the irony of the final verses. -- Bettina Helms
- ↑ http://www.filk.info/filkdb/zeige_medium.php?id=432 Retrieved May 10, 2008.
- Arilinn Tower in SWIL Filkbook #1