Still good, still engaging--I am looking forward to what you'll cook up next, Nerys
It's funny...I think you yourself once noted that you could easily see Sam Bowers (Ezri's first officer on the Aventine
) serving on a Cardassian vessel in an exchange program. (Germ of a story for me, BTW. Stay tuned....)
Sam is very ordered, and he constantly emphasizes order and discipline, while Ezri promotes a more (to borrow Nasat
's term) "personally-inviting" style. Thus, I can easily see kindred spirits between, say Bowers and Macet on the one hand, and Dax and Berat on the other.
Just my $0.02.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."