What I find more interesting than the choice of vocabulary is how we the readers have to be spared it being actually written.
There’s always your imagination. Perhaps she is saying “frak” and “felgercarb.”
If she frequently says things are “bitchin'” and surfs I might fall in love.
Is it too early to absolutely adore her?
“Also, send another replacement chair-arm companel to the (&^% bridge, right the &(^$ now!”
In my head, the captain’s voice is 100% Amanda Plummer from the Pulp Fiction diner robbery scene.
…I §$”&%ing like her already.
It must have been when Captain Tilly got promoted to commodore that the other starship captains decided it was now okay to say @?M!!! and $#@M!ing.
I was going to say. “Captain Tilly, I presume?”
You have to appreciate the captain’s ability to remain cool in a crisis.
She coordinated the actions of her bridge, her cargo bay crew, and her sickbay — with words that took me no more than 15 seconds to say aloud (intelligibly). That she did so colorfully and with the volume up should count infinitesmally, at most, against her.
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