If you can get up close enough, there IS no in-between.
I will now quote for you, from that fabulous City, more, “Famous First Words,” and I quote, “There then began a LOONNGGG digression…”
From the List of Nevers:
Never trust a god who calls collect.
Never let one desperate for approval carry the flag.
Never wave to the enemy unless they’re retreating, or you’re on the way home.