Saturday February 13, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part III


LANDON: Sorlie, you are changing things. Can't you see that?

SORLIE: Maybe I can't.

Maybe it's like I "can't see the forest for the trees."

The big changes are obvious, sure, but I can't see how individual people are actually benefitting from the top-secret crap I'm again embedded in.

LANDON: Hrrrmm'kay, that makes sense.

Except in your case the metaphor is upside down. You're not seeing the trees because of the forest.

SORLIE: Whatever. It doesn't matter.

LANDON: It matters to me. It's a forest metaphor, and I'm a bear.

SORLIE: A polar bear.

Raised in a giant city.

In the middle of an ocean.

LANDON: Barkeep! My friend isn't drunk enough to agree with me yet!