I recall as a young child in the mid '60s, building a go-kart and hoping to enter and win the local go-kart race. A month or so before the mid-august races, I came across a discarded television set. I ripped out all the wiring, tubes and anything else that looked fancy.I then attempted to assemble these bits of wires,tubes and other things( I knew not what they were called..) inside the "hood" of my go-kart. When questioned, I told people that these were "space age" devices, designed to make my go-kart go faster than any other ever built.In retrospect, the encouraging adults were just humoring me when they told me I was really smart and would certainly win all the races. In my child's mind, I wanted to be the fastest so much, I actually believed the story I was telling to anyone asking.Seeker has transitioned to her ultimate fate sooner than anticipated, she is what she was always meant to be: A floating dwelling that cannot move.
A few dry runs were done on a local hill and I was crushed to see my go-kart not going any faster then it went before the modifications.
My hardly developed brain somehow "knew" it was never going to actually work but I nevertheless entered the real race. I lost terribly but used the excuse of not having had enough time to fully integrate all my "space age" gizmos and would return next year to show them I was right all along!
Of course, next year did eventually come, but by then I had grown up a bit more and had already moved on to more interesting things.....tree houses!
Dugg sort of reminds me of a cheap facsimile of myself as a very young child, except he is a full grown adult with access to "space age" stuff I never would have had knowledge of nor the means to acquire. His sail rig sort-of-looks-like the drawings and pictures he has seen, but does not perform. His mechanical systems sort-of-resemble things that work in other settings but continue to either not perform or seriously under-perform.
In the end, I was very fortunate to be so young and growing up dramatically improved my life in ways too numerous to count. Unfortunately, Dugg has already done all the growing up he will ever do. He is stuck in an ever deepening rut of his own making and only deception, delusion and outright grifting appear as viable ends to themselves. He has worked too hard not to fail!