Are you that afraid of being wrong? One would assume you'd be accustomed to it by now.' He grunted. 'Be careful, girl. You wouldn't want to accidentally insult a man.' 'The last thing I'd want to do is accidentally insult you, Vathah, ' Shallan said. 'To think that I couldn't manage it on purpose if I wanted!
Are you murdering more eggs for breakfast?' Japhet raised his head as the sound of boiling water filled the small apartment. 'Don't insult my eggs, Buchanan.' 'You insulted my roasted chicken, Kappel, so I can insult your eggs all I want.
Auriele stepped in front of Henry when he would have gone to her. Her lips peeled back. 'Hijo de perra!' she said, her voice alive with anger. Henry flushed, so the insult hit home. Calling someone a son of a dog is a good insult among werewolves. 'Hijo de Chihuahua, ' said Mary Jo.
Deus ex machina not only erases all meaning and emotion, it's an insult to the audience. Each of us knows we must choose and act, for better or worse, to determine the meaning of our lives... Deus ex machina is an insult because it is a lie.