Elephants never forget? Why is that? Actually don’t answer that I don’t really care.
That kinda thing is an actual talent among the Venatori. I know I’ve mentioned it before. Dorian’s photographic memory and all that. He never forgets anything he reads or sees. Which is why he’s so very anal about writing things down. It’s one thing to remember a memory, but another to have a photographic memory of the precise document. Needless to say Dorian doesn’t remember much other than what he’s read. He relies on it. It’s probably why he’s as shit with relationships as I am. In all the years I’ve known him, I’ve never once seen him out with other guy.
I know it has a lot to do with his image and all that, but you’d that even once he’d slip up. But he was all about that image, slipping up meant people knowing his deal and he preferred if people forgot he liked men.
There are others with perfect recall on images, or scenes. Like they can remember exactly where an object was the last time they entered a room a month ago, or compare two scenes and immediately know the differences. We all have that ability to a degree – I’m sure everyone’s played that find the 6 differences in the Highlights magazines when we were kids.
And there are those who have memories of things that never happened, or could happen, or will happen. The ones that see backwards are very useful. But they aren’t always accurate, the past doesn’t change, but it’s like precog, it can adjust to the current future, you can see the varying patterns of what might have happened – but didn’t. The Venatori can use it against you in a court of law. It wouldn’t stand up in a human court, but with the Venatori we trust our abilities. It’s why they were curated to begin with, why all Venatori are genetically capable of having a human mental ability. They breed it into us as they breed out our immortality.