Monday November 5, 2001
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness — Schlocktoberfest 2001
Regular readers will appreciate the consistency found in the fact that both the illegally modified ('magic') cryokit and a small child noticed the same thing about Nick: His neck is waaaay too big for him to be a "regular people." You can tell a lot about a person by the neck.


EMH: Captain, I can't restore nick to his previous physical state.
Tagon: Why not? What's wrong?
EMH: He has numerous metabolic and anatomical modifications--soldier-boosts-- that cannot be legally applied in most star systems.
Tagon: So which is it... you can't do it, or you won't do it?
EMH: What's the difference?
Tagon: Equipment that can't perform up to spec gets replaced.
Tagon: Equipment that won't perform gets abused until it will, or until it can't.
EMH: One soldier-boosted, 200 Kilogram mercenary, coming right up.