kaigou: this is what I do, darling (tell a story)
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...and I discover that the DEA's hiring freeze continues. (It's been two years, folks, if you're going to make them part of the Fatherland Motherland Homeland Security division, do it already.) Seems to me that writing a story about agents, the least you could do is make it about agents in a division that's actually, y'know, existing.

Time to rewrite, but time to rip apart instead. I think the special agents in question just became part of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). Or maybe part of the Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS). I'm not sure yet. I'm not even sure which is which.

Research time...

Date: 3 Sep 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meritjubet.livejournal.com
That's bad luck. Best wishes researching a new agency for your character and plot.

So, the US is genderless? Huh.

Date: 15 Sep 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaigou.livejournal.com
The US is something... all I know is, the second you have "___-land" in a government title, it smacks hard of fascism or totalitarianism. Those ideologies seem to be strongest when it comes to a nationalistic streak, in the sense of anthropomorphizing your country/land itself. Making it into your mother, your father, your personal residence ("home").

Gives me the creeps, really.

Date: 3 Sep 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flamesword.livejournal.com
I am more than half drunk, so take this with a grain of salt, but.

Your dedication to research and accuracy is really sexy. ;D

Date: 15 Sep 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaigou.livejournal.com
Somehow, "I'm too sexy for my Encyclopedia Brittanica" just doesn't roll off the tongue properly...