10/8/18 – Nothing Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent This is how I lie…. completely ineptly. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 10/4/18 – Bikkie’s Mission 10/9/18 – Deep Humanity 7 Comments Coyoty October 8, 2018 at 12:15 am 11 months ago You lie like a toupee. Er, rug. Jude October 8, 2018 at 12:30 am 11 months ago How I lie too which is why I consider it pointless to lie at all. People are far more understanding and forgiving if you just ‘fess up. Also helps if you’ve established a reputation for being forgiving and understanding yourself. Pilot is a good person and a huge contrast to Nogg, even when Nogg means well. War Pig October 8, 2018 at 1:43 am 11 months ago I tell the truth because I don’t have a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Peter Rogan October 8, 2018 at 3:15 pm 11 months ago Usually I’m all for decisions being made at the lowest echelon possible. The people in the trenches ought to be able to make their own decisions as where to deploy their weapons for maximum survival. But Devyat is anything but low-level. Her powers encompass a control that could — in fact, by the plan, WILL — change the outcome for the better. For her to make the decision who will live, and who will die, only exposes her lack of strategic thinking, as Pilot here demonstrates. Emily needs to keep Devyat on a short leash. Otherwise she’s just another Yuri going off the tracks in an unpredictable direction. Devyat may be merciful now, but a few brushes with the consequences of not killing who needs to be killed will shake her conscience out of any firm foundation at all. Guaranteed. The result is Jabby-scale or worse. With great power comes the great ability to fuck up in ways you never dreamed were possible. Tim McCormack October 8, 2018 at 10:15 pm 11 months ago Reminds me of a story from somewhere in my social circles: Parent: [calling into next room, where there are worrying sounds] What are you doing? Child: Nothing! Parent: What are you doing it *with*? Child: …a hammer? Kaidah October 9, 2018 at 8:34 am 11 months ago As George Carlin once said “I’m not running with the scissors…for one thing.” Night-Gaunt49 October 8, 2018 at 10:27 pm 11 months ago They don’t need a fleet, they have Devyat! Fleet-to-fleet engagements are big doings locally. Disabling is nicer than turning them into atomic vapor or punching too many holes in their collective bulkheads I would think. Especially if they are nearly equal in most respects. That is where cunning and strategy can win out. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.