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Writing Excuses with Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Howard Tayler
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NARRATOR: Oisri Dig Base, Medical Wing, outside quarantine...
CIKITSAKA: What do you think, Doctor?
BUNNI: I think I didn't like the way Binnie was standing.
CIKITSAKA: What do you mean?
BUNNI: I interviewed the others down in Dig Base; his co-workers, fellow waldo operators.
BUNNI: They said Binnie tended to be over-assertive, protective of what he thought "his" territory was, and that he talked with his hands.
Danita suggested that his transmogrification got set to "idiotic jerk," and his idiosyncracies killed him.
BUNNI: Now that his head has grown back I don't see any of that. He acts like a subordinate.
CIKITSAKA: Interesting. I've only had the one interview with him, but I think you may be right.
But what about the way he was standing? Was there something specific you noticed?
BUNNI: Lieutenant Pibald! A moment of your time, please?
PI: Yes ma'am!
BUNNI: Pi, would you explain your rank relative to mine for Doctor Cikitsaka here?
PI: Yes ma'am.
PI: We're both lieutenants with no assigned troops. I do explosives, she does medical.
I've got medical issues, so she's usually bossing me around.
BUNNI: See how he's standing right now?
PI: If something needs to be blown up I stand a lot differently.
Like, behind something. Unless I'm running.
CIKITSAKA: I'll be sure to watch for that.
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