“Remember what the Dormouse said…”
I should probably apologize to LR for mentally casting him as the human in that “Pirates Are In This Year” flashback scene when I was trying to use it as a metaphor. Not that the metaphor can be followed too closely. For one thing, the real-life DD-analogue never issued an ultimatum, just strongly recommended clearing up a few facts — except when he said not to say anything at all. Confusing as hell, let me tell you! Still, imagine me not wearing a bandana… *shakes head* Definitely a “panic now and avoid the rush” moment.
On the other hand, I think that now I can write the rest of the flashback scene, since it doesn’t have to serve double duty. I may not have a use for the scene now — or for any other scene for any fiction, ever — but I’ll be able to write it.