Showing posts with label Neelix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neelix. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Your Best Friend is Always Someone Somehow Fundamentally Different to You


When Anu had heard their lamentation the gods cried to Aruru, the goddess of creation,  

‘You made Him, O Aruru, 
now create His equal; 

Let it be as like Him as His own reflection, 
His Second Self, 
Stormy Heart for Stormy Heart. 

Let them Contend Together
 and leave Uruk in quiet.’



So The Goddess conceived an image in her mind
and it was Of The Stuff of Anu of The Firmament.

She dipped her hands in Water and pinched off clay [Earth]
she let it fall in The Wilderness
and noble Enkidu was created. 

There was virtue in him of The God of War, 
of Ninurta himself. 

His body was rough
he had long hair like a woman’s

It waved like the hair of Nisaba
The Goddess of Corn. 

His body was covered with matted hair like Samuqan’s
The God of Cattle. 

He was Innocent of Mankind; 
He knew nothing of the cultivated land.
 
TUVOK:
Vulcans Do Not Dance.

NEELIX: 
I'm going to make it my personal mission to get you to dance at least once before we reach Earth. 

TUVOK: 
Then I suggest you find a more productive hobby.


TUVOK: 
You wanted to see me. 
NEELIX: 
I've detected five warp capable species within two light years of the planet where we're taking the Talaxians. 
I'm worried they might be vulnerable to attack. 

TUVOK: 
They would be vulnerable anywhere. 

NEELIX: 
I thought maybe you could help me devise some defence strategies for their new home. 

TUVOK: 
Frankly, Mister Neelix, they don't seem inclined to defend themselves. 

NEELIX: 
No, I suppose not. 

TUVOK: 
But if they were going to make a stand, their emotional attachment to their present home might be an asset. 

NEELIX: 
Are you saying they should stay? 

TUVOK: 
I'm speaking hypothetically. 

NEELIX: 
Hypothetically, if they wanted to defend the asteroid, 

How would they do it? 

TUVOK: 
To begin with they would need to establish some kind of perimeter. 

NEELIX: 
You mean shields? 

TUVOK: 
Yes. The miners are monitoring the asteroid. 
If they detected the Talaxians erecting a shield, they would attempt to stop them. 

NEELIX: 
I suppose so. 

TUVOK: 
Your people would need competent leadership to defend against a pre-emptive attack. 

NEELIX: 
If you had the captain's permission, 
would you be willing to provide that leadership? 

TUVOK: 
Certainly not. 
It would be a violation of the Prime Directive. 
And even if it weren't, 

I don't believe that I am the person most qualified to assume that role. 

NEELIX: 
You mean me? 

TUVOK: 
I am merely speaking hypothetically. 

NEELIX:
I couldn't lead those people, Mister Tuvok. 
I'm not a fighter. 
I'm just a cook who sometimes imagines himself to be a diplomat. 

TUVOK: 
On the contrary, Mister Neelix. 
You are much more than that. 

You are perhaps the most resourceful individual I have ever known. 

NEELIX: 
I always thought you just tolerated me...

TUVOK: 
You do have some annoying habits. 
However, during your time on Voyager you've developed many valuable skills. 
Skills that would serve you well if you ever decided to assume a leadership role. 

NEELIX: 
You really think so? 

TUVOK: 
Let me be clear. 
I'm not urging you to do anything. 
I'm simply telling you that I believe that you are more than capable.