Ah, Wednesday. Back up to Colorado. Hopefully no fires this time.
I am so loving the character of Joyce. Pulling in a tiny bit of every strong woman I’ve ever known or seen, Nej, Keylee, Terri, Kim, Mary, Bridget, Naomi, and on and on. Even visually, I can see parts of women I’m familiar with and care about, peeking out, Oona, Dylan, Siri, my mom, Helen Mirren. It’s a pleasure to try to bring these values and strengths of people I so admire to play.
She reminds me of Jeane Kirkpatrick, former US ambassador to the UN.
Some of my favorite quotes from Mrs K:
“We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.”
“A doctrine of class war seemed to provide a solution to the problem of poverty to people who know nothing about how wealth is created.”
“Words can destroy. What we call each other ultimately becomes what we think of each other, and it matters.”
“History is a better guide than good intentions.”
I repeat: Joyce is going to end up running the GOB.
If she doesn’t, she’s going to be known throughout the galaxy as the Dread Pirate Joyce. This whole conversation reminded me of the “to the pain” scene in Princess Bride.
Didn’t realize it until you mentioned her, but Helen Mirren would be perfect to portray Joyce in the inevitable movie/series adaption of Spacetrawler.
I love how Krep’s comment in the last panel magnified the effect of Nogg’s expression two panels before. Nicely played Christopher.
Amazing that even with one eye, Krep can show such fear and respect in panel 13. Amazing handiwork, Chris. And so appropriate. I love to see people who dismiss strong women catch their poor assessment in the nads.
The “pinprick pupil” moments are uniquely well chosen
Nogg, for all the abuse he gets, is damn good at picking crews (Dusty excepted, of course). Luck, technology or competence?
Don’t forget, Dusty was a mistake, they had come for his brother! 🙂
Your writing style is sublime and a pleasure to read your prose, sir.
Not so good when you don’t get the ones you were searching for. It can throw off the equation even by just one.
I am thinking that I am going to enjoy this more than I did the last story, and I enjoyed that one immensely.
I loved the previous story so much that I can’t believe the present story can be this good.
Sir, you are awesome.
The question Nogg should ask himself is: won’t Joyce do all that anyway?
He may hold out hope that the cutting is the part that he might dissuade her from getting around to.
I just love the character of Joyce, probably for the wrong reasons. 🙂
Must… not… make… radical… leftist… joke…
I liked the first book a lot and it had a lot of great humour, but this… I think this is the first point at which I was actually laughing out loud, and almost continually the whole page!