I know this isn't original, and a thousand people have probably made this observation before me. Maybe that, in and of itself, is indicative of something.
Imagining Quark at a museum and opining that it's not the same as owning the token.
CUTTING A MOTHERFUCKER
Hey, you brought "might makes right" into this, motherfucker.
*inviting someone who has domed your greasy Phoenix program guy and all of the subsiquent elite hit squads into your base camp* Have you considered Maltheusian-
I know a lot of people don't like viewing the Culture that way, preferring to focus on its elaborate AI stuff, but I appreciate some guy who does their dirty work not giving a shit about the specific level of sexual liberation on one of their ships.
A given amount of the stuff is just going to start to go bad, like big piles of potatoes in Eastern-Europe. So you dump some yeast in there to beat the mold and make some moonshine.
In a lot of areas, it's more practical to run a relatively low-output bio-reaction generator that runs on corn sludge and also juices a battery bank up, since gas generators are loud, and gas is expensive and unpredictably-available.
Come on, play it a little cool.
CIA vampire attack expert.
Unstoppable shitposting engine.