February 12th, 2017, 4:00 pm

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I am well aware
that my observations lack insight
much like my conversations
my motivations run dry

I break into the distance
I'll wear my shame on my sleeve
I'm shaking in resistance
trying not to make a scene
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Reply Wolfie_Inu, February 12th, 2017, 4:00 pm


Jane: Maybe that's true, but what do I do with that [knowledge]? Even if I keep going - even if we find the Anakim, even if we gain a victory over them here and there - that's what they want. /
You yourself heard what that terrible man - Picard, I think? or Pinard? - said. Whatever we do, we're dancing to their tune. /
They've already won - all we can do is to be a part of the game they've set up. All we can do is to be a part of their system.

Louwrens: That's right. We have to sustain ourselves, and who we are, within that context. If we can only do that when we dominate, what makes us different from our overlords*? I've long since made peace with that principle. /
Can you?

Jane: I honestly don't know. I don't even know whether I can forgive myself for ... what my role was in these events.

NOTE: "Overlords." That's not quite what I'm going for. An "oorheerser" is someone who sets the terms within which your society is allowed to operate. "Ruler" is too direct, as is "overlord." "Oppressor" is too malicious. I can't think of a good English equivalent.

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Reply The Zero-th Rule (Guest), February 15th, 2017, 12:53 pm

How about "Overseer"?

Reply Wolfie_Inu, February 15th, 2017, 2:09 pm

@The Zero-th Rule: Well, you're probably right.

Scratch that, of course you're right. It's the zero-th rule.

Reply HNTh (Guest), March 1st, 2017, 3:02 am

Puik aflewering Puik aflewering. Kan aan ander byvoeglike naamwoorde ook dink, soos 'skitterend' 'uitstekend' en 'uitstaande' - die pathos, bitter selfverwyt aan die een kant, bemoediging en nugter redenasie aan die ander kant. Puik. Soos ek reeds gemeld het :o)

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