fear and trembling

b1: have you EVER made a big writing deadline that wasn't 24ho?

K: Sure. Pretty much every book.

b1: why do you decide, "oh, I'll just lie to b1 NOW," sometimes?

K: Fear and pride.
24ho is not a deadline. It's an imperative. It's right there and you do it.
What is the lie?  What federation?

b1: lie: "i don't miss deadlines, blah blah."
united federation of planets, you fucking romulan.

K: Are you sure you're conscious?

b1: are you SURE you're not gordo the whale?

K: Not sure.