This is how he came to spend a lot of time in business with Lozdod Pousel, the Sisters of Eve agent in the Osmon system. Now Osmon is a special place. Close to Jita, a lvl 4 SOE agent, and it spawns ice anomalies. What's not to like? All this attracts miners, mission runners, and CODE.
Now your author has nothing especially against miners/mission runners (care-bears from now on). Or CODE. He does however wish he could have one loyalty point for every time a care-bear whines about a gank in local - he would not have to run another mission. Ever.
Please note that I am not anti care-bearing here - for the time being, I am one. Well sort of. Maybe. More about that soon...
If you are the kind of care-bear that takes losses in stride - move along, there's nothing to see here. If however you are the other kind please for your own and your authors' sanity listen up.
There is no point in whining about a gank in local. It hurts my ears. You get no sympathy - on the contrary - it just ticks people off. We've heard it all before, and we are sick of it.
You are outraged. You lost an expensive ship. It hurts. Ganking is too easy. Bla bla bla.
You have a number of valid points. We get it. But, here's the thing: The rules of engagement are what they are. Ganking is a fact of life. It is up to us to deal with it.
Ganking, like mining or missioning is a legitimate play style. Last time I checked these guys also paid for subscriptions.
The sooner we get to this realisation, the better of we will be.