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    I am confused by something and I was wondering if someone has an answer would be great. It seems as though Patrick is the only one in the story that Roland (maybe Susannah) talks about in the future sense. When they find the paintings in the Fedic office of the Crimson King killing Arthur of Eld, they see the name Patrick so when they meet him later they say that it's hard to believe this boy will one day paint these awful paintings.
    This confuses me, I don't think they talk about anyone else in this way. Wouldn't he just be different level of the tower Patrick not a future version of Patrick who would be forced to make these paintings? Or a younger Patrick forced to make them for Dandelo who would sell them to the King?

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    To be perfectly honest, Kings explanations of the "Levels" was very convoluted to me. In "Insomnia" it is explained as a vertical progression, but in TDT it's more "horizontal" involving the "Multi-verse". I went back and read both several times and still could only barely reconcile the dilemma.

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    BTW I thought this thread was for "Patrick the Director" bashing which was why I stopped in!!!! LOL LOL LOL

    J/K, Pat my man!!!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babe Ruth View Post

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    BTW I thought this thread was for "Patrick the Director" bashing which was why I stopped in!!!! LOL LOL LOL

    J/K, Pat my man!!!! LOL
    that's what I thought too, and my old heart nearly stopped!! then I thought it was Patrick's birthday that I missed, and the old heart stopped altogether - and only then the thread loaded and I could read it

    mikeC: sorry for this interruption! I really wish I could say something relevant, but your question only confirms it once again that I have to reread the book some time very soon. Let's hope there are people around who know how it all works

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    This confuses me, I don't think they talk about anyone else in this way. Wouldn't he just be different level of the tower Patrick not a future version of Patrick who would be forced to make these paintings? Or a younger Patrick forced to make them for Dandelo who would sell them to the King?
    It's mentioned in DT7 that the paintings have to have been done by someone who had seen the Dark Tower in the flesh. Since the only version of Patrick to do that was in the last book and only did this towards the end of said book, the paintings must be created in Patrick's near future.
    To be perfectly honest, Kings explanations of the "Levels" was very convoluted to me. In "Insomnia" it is explained as a vertical progression, but in TDT it's more "horizontal" involving the "Multi-verse". I went back and read both several times and still could only barely reconcile the dilemma.
    I just assumed the term applies to both kinds of travel. Blaine uses it in a vertical sense in DT3 after all.

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    Maybe Patrick cycles like Roland does, maybe that's why he is as fast at drawing as Roland is as fast at shooting?

    It just seems weird how non-nonchalant both he and Susannah are about this.

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    Since we are on the subject of Patrick ...

    (putting this in as a spoiler, just in case)
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    Did anyone else notice the similarities of Patrick's ability to make and unmake with pencils and erasers, like a certain word processor with the power to create and delete?

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