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Old September 19 2009, 04:33 PM   #6
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Re: Ad Astra Challenge Entry: Those Who Remain

Excellent work, Nerys. A solemn tale, full of emotion and substance.

For my part, I understand (though not, in this instance, necessarily condone) the POV of the Klingons: break the will and spirit of your foe--shock and horrify them into submission...and their strength is broken down, as well.

Case in point: the atom bomb on Hiroshima (which, BTW, I believe was completely neccesary--regardless of how I feel about the attack portrayed in this tale....).

Still...there is an infinite tragedy in this merciless kind of tactic, as well, as you put yourself in the shoes of the other side. You portray this beautifully. Well done.
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