I have book and movie quotes that keep recurring at serendipitous moments. One of them is now more prominent because it has become part of my bag of subjects to draw. My goal is not even to depict Reason as it was described, but instead, to draw a really crazy scene involving a weapon of some sort.
The quote is from Snow Crash where two characters are considering an encounter with pirates. One of them asks their partner if the other side will be persuaded, and the other partner replies that maybe they will listen to Reason. The name of his weapon.