georgiedenbro wrote:The funny question to ask, then, is whether Leto had his diaries put in the no-room specifically so that he, himself, couldn't see what was in them once the thoughts were taken from his mind. Maybe he thought he might be tempted to edit or destroy them if he perceived what was contained within, and make it instead so that the pure, unadulterated thoughts were what got written down without any editorial process. The worm would then be sure to ave its say, might be a way of putting it.
But I guess it would also serve the purpose of perhaps obscuring the diaries should Leto suddenly die. Maybe the chances of that were remote, and while alive he, himself, would shield them from prescience, so I guess my feeling for the moment is that it was to protect the entries from himself.
Could it also be protection from the diaries being read too soon? By the time of the events of GEoD much of Leto's own life is regarded as myth and his diaries might have revealed too much too soon for the Golden Path to succeed.
Allowing the Stolen Journals to be, er, stolen was perhaps a way of keeping interest in Leto's history without revealing things that could alter the GP.