Sunday September 24, 2017
Book 18: Mandatory Failure — Part I


BUNNI: Corporal, I rebuild dead people. Trust me, I have seen problems like yours before.

PERI: I wasn't dead.

SCHLOCK: You were almost dead. You were making the "I'm dead" face.

BUNNI: Sergeant...

SCHLOCK: So, maybe your arm thinks it came back from the dead, and you need to treat it like a new arm. Do some nice things for it.

BUNNI: Sergeant, what have we said about you and the practice of psychology?

SCHLOCK: Don't practice on real people?

BUNNI: Neeka repaired your chest wounds right down to the muscle fibers. They're not the same as they were, and they never will be.

PERI: Then it's Neeka's fault.

You grew an entirely new body for Captain Tagon, and he didn't have these problems.

BUNNI: Captain Tagon only has two arms, and his brain doesn't have quadridextrous motor control lobes.

Those lobes? You're letting quadridextrous crosstalk memories do the aiming for an arm whose stabilization musculature has changed.

BUNNI: You have to rethink the way you use your arms, and you need to treat that arm like...

BUNNI: a new arm.

SCHLOCK: Do something nice for it.