Tuesday December 25, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic — Part V: Collecting


Admiral Emm: Ambassador Andreyasn is gambling with the lives of her entire embassy.
'Kweng: She is a former Admiral. Her military background is apparent in this tactic.
Admiral Emm: Military? Military? She has no military background. She in an entrepreneur who blackmailed a dozen governments with a political landmine.
'Kweng: Just because the fleet they gave her didn't have a Battleplate like yours does doesn't mean that she wasn't a real Admiral, Admiral.
'Kweng: Did you see what I did there? Subtly casting your criticism as jealousy?
Admiral Emm: Yes, yes. It's much more subtle if you don't follow it up with "see what I did?"