12/11/18 – Power Is Amoral Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent What measures a friendship, really? First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 12/10/18 – Stove Baggage 12/12/18 – Not Learning 11 Comments Coyoty December 11, 2018 at 1:54 am 3 years ago Friends keep you from going too far. Peter Rogan December 11, 2018 at 10:09 am 3 years ago With great amorality comes great consequences. The stove, and Pilot’s late friend, aren’t the only things that were vaporized that day. Once you see what happens when you pull the trigger, you change. How you change may not be up to you. Thracecius December 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm 3 years ago Well said. Well said, indeed. War Pig December 11, 2018 at 10:14 pm 3 years ago Well said, Peter. The day you have to pull the trigger for the first time when you know it was you, and not “someone in the firefight” that took a life, you are forever changed. You change yet again when you have to go hand-to-hand. Knife work and hand work is not for the young. For close up and personal, you have to release that ruthless, inner demon. That savage, feral beast that lives in each of us – kept by evolution in case of dire emergency. Not pretty. Nezumi October 1, 2019 at 1:52 am 2 years ago I mean, be fair, we saw that it only liquefies stoves, not vaporizes them. (It’d be gas if it was vaporized) Strain Of Thought December 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm 3 years ago And so Checkov’s gun has been tastefully mounted upon the wall in a place where it can tie the whole room together. TB December 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm 3 years ago Bingo. Coyoty December 12, 2018 at 1:27 am 3 years ago I’d rather have a rug. Evyl Keith December 12, 2018 at 8:28 am 3 years ago oh, RUG. Coffee hasn’t kicked in yet, slept for squat. HUG and dog slobbers. Evyl Keith December 12, 2018 at 8:27 am 3 years ago May it stay there, those who think the gun MUST be used are fools with no sense of anti-climatic let down, irony etc. Night-Gaunt49 December 11, 2018 at 11:16 pm 3 years ago The hand of morality is the only thing that can give such a thing as an amoral weapon any morality at all in its use. The bigger more destructive they are the harder it is to see in our own minds what it does and on what scale it can do it. Nice to see two of them getting along so well. 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.