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Old 08-24-2013, 04:48 AM   #52
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Default Re: [OOC] The Starship 'Fritjof Nansen'

Speaking of cliché, I'd like to point out that one of the themes that FLAT BLACK recites is that an efficient, decisive, effective bureaucracy that was actually dedicated to the most important issues would be about as horrifying as the "utopia" in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. It can't do that if the bureaucracy is significantly corrupt, jealous, intolerant, or inefficient. So if you suggest character concepts that depend significantly on characters being assigned to inappropriate work, denied recognition because of personality issues with jealous superiors, etc. then either I will ask you to modify them or I won't select the characters involved. The age-old and well-worn clichés of government waste and indifference, and of jealous back-biting self-serving corrupt bureaucrats belong in colonial governments, not the Empire.

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