"I know you're going to hear about what happened so I thought I'd get my version to you before somebody else gets theirs to you first."
Events at Elk Mountain Village Sime Center, Part 1:
"If you want to know why this decision-non-making is happening out in the lobby in front of the family almost in tears, the kid who has had normal changeover training but is getting really scared, a bunch of rubbernecking file clerks and janitors, three young renSimes who don't speak Simelan and a Gen who just walked in off the road, so do I."What got the Regional Controller's knickers in a knot.
Events at Elk Mountain Village Sime Center, Part 2:
"Now, I want to make it clear that I really can't fault Jori for what happened next... he's still trying to integrate one of the peak experiences of his life ... the amount of fosebine he's been slugging back is more than enough to obtund his cognitive, critical and observational faculties... he's just sitting around the staff lounge of a little rural Sime Center, how is he to know what's about to happen?"
"A bolt of horror shot through Hajene X's vriamic node like an electric shock. Somewhere near Konawa, the Sectuib of a Householding he had never heard of was training Third Order Sime-killer wer-Gens to do incredible, unnatural and unspeakable things without any supervision, beyond the Tecton's reach out-T. And Hajene X had personally turned a channel in changeover over to one of them..."
"Hajene Farris is sitting in a comfy chair behind a massive desk, a steaming cup of good quality trin before her, with Sosu Farris stationed behind her, hands on her shoulders, prepared to provide either a neck rub or strong nageric support instantly depending on what we do to her. The other possibility, that he's got his hands on her shoulders to hold her down didn't occur to me at that point."
"I made them promise to send you a transcript. I haven't seen it yet myself, but I will be interested to count how many times I said 'Teiu is not now, nor has it ever been, a Distect House'."
"Here's my strategy....In summary, we have absolutely nothing to hide and absolutely no ability to hide it, so I am going to tell the absolute truth as I see it, and they are going to have to accept it, okay? Okay."
"Go ahead and laugh, Roza. Wer-Gens like you know what instinct-driven fools we Simes are in situations like this...."
"I always figured it was a spectrum. There are some Gens at one end who couldn't serve transfer if you squashed them in a juice press, and some who could do it just knowing it was possible."
"Keon, we are most definitely not, but we have done pretty well for the seven years since our resurrection. We are solvent, we get along well with our neighbors, people have the necessities of life and a little more, there's always plenty of interesting work to do, and most everybody gets as much pleasure out of their selyn system as possible, often at a profit to the House."
Yilli forcefully expresses her opinions about the Tecton's policies and moral integrity, or lack thereof. Historical perspective.
"Since I've slashed my own laterals again and again in these interviews... I'd like to criticize the Tecton on this issue as well."