Bradley Warner poked his head up above the barricade, just enough so that it allowed his eyes to peer over the wreckage that had once been a Rayo Motors’ electric sedan. The flakes of paint over his leather-feeling thermal insulating jacket told him that it had once been gold but days of being used as a barrier and countless pulse rifle shots fired into it had left most of the body silver, the kind that comes from buffing metal to a high shine.
“What’dya see, major?” Lieutenant Solov asked.
“A whole lot of nothing.”
Bradley Warner was a hero of the Unified Republic of Stars, winning acclaim for his actions in both the First and Second Republican Defensives as well as the Battle for the Republic under the leadership of his brother, famed NOVA master Stewart Todd 'Dutch' Warner. He later became Admiral of the Second Fleet before retiring to a quiet life in the Galilean town of Rushing Bend where he became an author of some some note. He died in 2234, having lived through the end of the colonial period and the formation of the Republic.
The New Age of Morality Act is now law. But people are still doing everything they had been just a lot more were now in jail. How well do you think the people of the Republic are going to react to this?
November 6, 2015
Atomic Blonde was a fine film. Until you realize that nothing was ever at stake because the filmmakers cheated the audience of real tension thanks to a lazy storytelling device.
April 17, 2018