Tuesday March 15, 2005
Book 6: Resident Mad Scientist — Part IV: Old Habits Die Hard


ENNESBY: I've deployed countemeasures, and we're random-walking.  We'll survive this first wave.

KEVYN: What about the tanks?

ENNESBY: Tchukk has two of them.  I have the other six.  They're too far out to be of much use.

KEVYN: Can you press the enemy with them, and take some heat off of us?

ENNESBY: By the time I get them into position to threaten the enemy, this action will have long since resolved.

KEVYN: "Resolved."  What a tidy word that is.  So prim about the doom it spells.

ENNESBY: The general uses it to gloss over the tediously violent bits in his war stories.