Thursday November 15, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part IV: We Kept the Party Hats


Ennesby: Hang on. . . weren't you originally designed with no emotion, and no sense of humor?
TAG: After a fashion.
TAG: I was designed to be a tactical genius with full control of a significant weapons platform.

I found that passion, humor, anger, and a wide range of other meatspace artifacts were critical to understanding the wide range of opponents I might face.

Ennesby: So this verbal sparring is combat training?
TAG: Yes. And well-timed laughter makes me a much more terrifying killer.