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View Poll Results: Would you become the borg queen's counterpart?
Yes 5 26.32%
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Old June 19 2009, 03:31 AM   #1
Would you have taken the Locutus offer?

Say your ship has been tractored in by the borg, and the queen singles you out to be her counterpart, but you have to give yourself over willingly?

Would you resist in the face of almost certain assimilation? Or would you become king to her queen?

I've often thought about what it's like to be part of the borg, and honestly, I'd say as I'm one of the few with some modicrum of individuality and a lot of control (which i'm assuming the offer entails), i'd find it very hard to pass up.

What about you?
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Old June 19 2009, 08:01 AM   #2
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Re: Would you have taken the Locutus offer?

No chance.

If I agree to her terms, she will assimilate my crew regardless. As a Borg, I can no longer explore or enjoy my personal pursuits: guitar, works of fiction, my family, my wife's body.

Borg life is so exceedingly dull, they must all want to slit their wrists if only to see a little color.
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Old June 21 2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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Re: Would you have taken the Locutus offer?

No chance in hell. I'd give the middle finger to the Borg every step of the way. If the Borg ever got my cooperation, it wouldn't be willingly. As far as I'm concerned, it's a lose/lose situation, so I'll at least take the loss where I go down with some small amount of dignity.
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Old June 22 2009, 02:22 AM   #4
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Re: Would you have taken the Locutus offer?

The Queen can suck my antimatter.

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Old June 22 2009, 05:09 AM   #5
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I'd commit Geordi's impossible shape to memory, and then say yes.

Of course it would work. Of course it would.
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Old June 22 2009, 06:23 AM   #6
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Re: Would you have taken the Locutus offer?

There's no reason to trust the Borg. Even if the Queen says she'll make you her King, she is probably lying. She'll assimilate you like she would any drone.

And even if she was on the level, I still wouldn't do it.
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Old June 22 2009, 12:47 PM   #7
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Re: Would you have taken the Locutus offer?

My response to any such 'offer' from the Borg Queen:

*clears throat* 'Ahem, kiss my pink fleshy arse, skraeiling'

Though I'm curious as to hearing from the people who voted yes to question.
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Old June 25 2009, 03:58 AM   #8
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Re: Would you have taken the Locutus offer?

Nah. I'm not that big into assimilation.
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