Tuesday November 8, 2005
Book 7: Emperor Pius Dei — Part III: Return to the Tub of Happiness


Daysun Tingo 'Bot: Are yoe ready to name the ship yet, Captain?
Captain Tagon: That depends.
Captain Tagon: Does the naming ceremony require me to be mostly naked and covered in mud?
Daysun Tingo 'Bot: Not as such, now. When we purged the old name, we also purged the old cultural elements, so the ship is a blank slate, a tabula rasa, as far as her original gods are concerned. The naming, christening, monikerization, or avatar-and-feathering-- you know whichever is appropriate for your own culture -- can be done as required to appease whichever new set of god -
Captain Tagon: Somebody put a cork in the robot. I'm going to take a shower and put on something with no mud in it.