To vow yourself to someone else is to open a wound. From it blood flows freely, life of you to them. We call it blood brothers. We call it the dying Christ. The Fisher King’s wound becomes him and will not heal. The vow of me to you and you to me is a red vulnerability on a grey shuttered world.
And for all [Joan of Arc’s] reward, the French King, whom she had crowned, stood supine and indifferent, while French priests took the noble child, the most innocent, the most lovely, the most adorable the ages have produced, and burned her alive at the stake.
Mark Twain, excerpt of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc
CS: All aboard!!!! HMSSC about to cast off and head home to Scotland
FMC: aye aye cap'n. I’m aboard and have my seafaring legs
CS: Just as well first mate Cait…I’m about to do the Jolly Rodger with you. Are you up for it?
FMC: Aye Aye I am
CS: I believe we have thousands of ship mates including Mr & Mrs Murtagh Fraser (nee boyneriver)
FMC: they’ve been aboard for days but haven’t left their cabin yet
CS: ah Frasers!!!!
Smooth sailing to all
FMC’s XM800T developed for the US Army in the 1970′s. Build as a scout vehicle, the XM800T would have compliment and worked along side the M551 Sheridan Light Tank. Though ultimately not accepted for production, the XM800T’s development taught the Army valuable lessons they put forth into their next project, the M2 Bradley IFV