Example dialog from my graphic novel. For the record, Dante believes himself to be a flamboyant actor (he's just recalling memories as a persona). [transition to Sagan's approach] CAPTION (BES) "They sent a first staffed mission to one of their outer worlds. Ambitious for their technology, but unorthodox considering they are close approaching their filter event." CAPTION (DANTE) "You introduced yourself before that occurred? Really my dear, all this time, I thought it was a male only thing to be...premature." [more of the Sagan's approach] CAPTION (BES) "Nothing like that at all. It was neither entirely real nor entirely faked. Just a bit of excess. You of all people should know how drama appeals. CAPTION (DANTE) "Thaaaat's the BES I know and loved. Always with a plan and a plan within a plan and a backup plan, just in case. They should name a fragrance in your honor: Sweet Contrivances. Tell me more."