[LMB] An interesting crossover
WILLIAM A WENRICH
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Fri Jun 11 12:54:45 BST 2021
The tipping point in that scene was when Vodarian said that he would never stop and would continue to fight forever. That made his death the only answer.
Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.
William A Wenrich
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Subject: [LMB] An interesting crossover
Looking at the famous shopping trip, and the end of Vordarian.
"You can't do-" and she cut his head off. Didn't bother to let him
finish the sentence.
And the other day I remembered some wisdom from another favourite
author. In one of Terry Pratchett's Diskworld books (the one with the
gonne, I think - forget the title right now, mind's a blank) there was a
comment that a bad man will talk and talk, but a good man will kill
without hesitation. If a good man decides you need to be dead, he just
kills you. A bad man gloats, boasts, chats, etc.
And when Cordelia killed Vordarian, she didn't stop for a conversation.
He didn't even get to finish the sentence. He needed to be dead, so she
took care of that. So.... Cordelia is a very good woman.
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