Yes.Darmalus wrote:I thought she was doing it personally, with a laptop. With the whole "insidious spell" comment.
The general theme with Belial is to address all of those 'oh, but they'll just do X arguments', the kind Trekkies like to make in the Trek vs Wars arguments.Darth Wong wrote:I'm curious what Euryale now knows, or thinks she knows, about human military capabilities.
'Oh but the demons will just reverse engineer the human technology...'
'Oh but as soon as they get an Internet connection they'll understand all our tactics...'
'Oh but portals can clearly be used as the ultimate doomsday weapon'
Belial is smart and/or lucky enough to give all of that a try, so we're seeing how well they turn out for him...
This came up in the discussion around chapter 30 - as various people noted, understanding material written from a completely different frame of reference is really hard.As much as one might scorn Wikipedia as a serious research source, its information is certainly good enough to get a general idea of what kinds of weapons humans have at their disposal, as long as you confine your searches to the term "weapons" and don't get too far off track.
This is actually typical for rank beginners used to traditional libraries encountering large hypertext systems for the first time. The ease with which links can be followed (compared to looking up references) is seductive and people tend to get lost quickly and then wander aimlessly.Darth Wong wrote:If her spy found her way to entries about James Bond and Sonic the Hedgehog, she's obviously wandered deep into the off-topic material.
That said Lakeenah has been holed up in an assortment of abandoned buildings and stolen vehicles for the last few days with little else to keep her occupied, so some lapses in focus are to be expected.