Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: "There are owls gathering at the roadhouse..."
From: tneff@bfmny0.BFM.COM (Tom Neff)
Date: 1990-11-14, 19:38

>>> >>>Margaret says, "The owls are at the roadhouse."  As far as I'm concerned,
>>> >>>this doesn't mean any ordinary inhabitant of the town of Twin Peaks,
>>> >>>such as Bobby, Donna, or James, but a special guest appearance of the
>>> >>>owls, the spiritual guardians of the woods.
> >
>> >>The problem with this is that Sen~or Droolcup actually *is* an ordinary
>> >>inhabitant of Twin Peaks, just like Bobby or Donna.
> >
> >Don't forget that Leland is just an "ordinary inhabitant of Twin Peaks"
> >too, yet BOB inhabits him.  My guess is that Droolcup is a host for
> >the giant who is an owl.

I have no problem with Droolcup being the human host for our friendly
Giant, only with the previous suggestion that 'Cup himself is some kind
of apparition, which he's not.

Also *if* there were more kinds of spirits than just the owls, then I
would nominate the Giant as one example of a non-owl spirit.  A long
time ago someone suggested that he was a Douglas fir; I still kind of
like that idea.  That way owls might just be evil spirits, and when the
Giant says 'The owls are not what they seem' he is talking about someone
other himself, which is how it sounds.