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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Got it !

sarsaparilla wrote:Ok then :)

She looked at him more closely. "You all right, xxx? You look really tired. And all pale. You haven't been sick or something, have you?"
He supposed three months of yyy qualified as about as sick as one could get. "Well, yes. Or something. But I'm recovering."



Book? Memory
Who is "she"? Harra Csurik
Who is xxx? (it's not a name in the quote, but it does refer to the second character.) Miles (m'lord)
What is yyy? death
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby sarsaparilla » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:03 am

Yep! Next quote is yours!
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:23 pm

"...thirty-eight, thirty-nine, forty thousand," XXX counted.
YYY scratched his head. "Y'know, there's something backwards about this..."


Book ?
XXX ?
YYY ?

Bonus: what is "backwards" about "this" ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:05 pm

"...thirty-eight, thirty-nine, forty thousand," XXX counted.
YYY scratched his head. "Y'know, there's something backwards about this..."


Book ? The Warrior's Apprentice
XXX ? Miles
YYY ? Ivan

Bonus: what is "backwards" about "this" ? Miles and Ivan have tied up Tav Calhoun and are stuffing money into his shirt as repayment for the ship Miles stole and took to Tau Verde.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:00 pm

Correct !
The newt quote and one and a half :sherlock:
Technically, Miles did not steal the ship, he did buy it on credit, guaranteed on "real estate". But since that was radioactive land, the guarantee was a sham, so yes, in a sense, he had stolen it.


BTW, how do you feel about the last two Penric books? Please give your opinion on the thread
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:06 pm

"XXX YYY?"
he keyed the intercom to her cabin.
"I believe I have something for you here."

Book?
Who/What is XXX?
Who/What is YYY?
Who is speaking?
What do they have?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:32 pm

A little hint, maybe ?

"collateral" ! That was the word I was looking for. Miles did offer land as collateral for the ship, so it was technically not a theft. But that land was the one the Cetas had nuked before leaving Barrayar and it still glowed in the night....
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:33 pm

"XXX YYY?" he keyed the intercom to her cabin. "I believe I have something for you here."
She rubbed sleep from her face, framed in the intercom screen. "Already? What time-oh. I must have been tireder than I realized. I'll be right up, ZZZ AAA."
Book?
Who/What is XXX?
Who/What is YYY?
Who/What is ZZZ AAA? (not necessarily a given name)
Who is speaking?
What do they have?

It is indeed in the Vorkoverse. :-)
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:52 am

"XXX YYY?" he keyed the intercom to her cabin. "I believe I have something for you here."
She rubbed sleep from her face, framed in the intercom screen. "Already? What time-oh. I must have been tireder than I realized. I'll be right up, ZZZ AAA."
BBB stretched, and began an automatic series of isometrics in his chair. It had been a long and uneventful watch. He would have been hungry, but what he contemplated now through the viewscreen subdued his appetite.

Book?
Who/What is XXX?
Who/What is YYY?
Who/What is ZZZ AAA? (not necessarily a given name)
Who is speaking?
What do they have?
BBB and ZZZ AAA are the same. Not that that clarifies anything. Maybe you should just disregard this sentence...
It is indeed in the Vorkoverse. :-)
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Reede Kullervo » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:04 am

The end of Shards of Honor?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:16 am

Uhhmmm...:-)
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Reede Kullervo » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:39 am

I can't post details because I decorate aparmant and all books are at friend :-)).
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:36 pm

Okay guys, what do the rest of you in the forum think/recommend? :-)
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:00 am

Reede Kullervo wrote:The end of Shards of Honor?
I can't post details because I decorate aparmant and all books are at friend.
JKCade wrote:Okay guys, what do the rest of you in the forum think/recommend? :-)

Shards of Honor is a single book, but multiple stories. At least in *my* copy.

If Reede can give a broad description of events, then I would award the point.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:35 pm

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
Reede Kullervo wrote:The end of Shards of Honor?
I can't post details because I decorate aparmant and all books are at friend.
JKCade wrote:Okay guys, what do the rest of you in the forum think/recommend? :-)

Shards of Honor is a single book, but multiple stories. At least in *my* copy.

If Reede can give a broad description of events, then I would award the point.



Well, Shards of Honor is not so many stories. There is a main story involving Cordelia and Aral, with several events. An then there is "Aftermaths", which involves totally different characters, with only a rather tiny link. As I understood it, it was quite clear that by
end of Shards of Honor
Reede K. did mean "Aftermaths", which is where the quote is. I checked it after she posted it. Short as the story is, I found the quote in a few minutes.

So I would award her the point and the next quote (yes, yes, Reede Kullervo is a male character, but the member of the forum is a woman)

Also she is Croatian, so oen should not expect her to use fancy word like "the epilogue of SoH"
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:16 pm

Reede Kullervo gets the point! :D
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Reede Kullervo » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:11 am

Thanks :-)).
I use epilogue, but I rather use as reference first word in the title :-)).


I was looking for... myself, I suppose. And Xxx. And yyy.

Book?
I?
Xxx?
yyy?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:19 pm

A little hint, please ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Reede Kullervo » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:11 pm

He clenched his hands to his head and grated: "Zzz isn't here!"
"I know," said the Iii quietly, "I was looking for... myself, I suppose. And Xxx. And yyy.


Book?
I=the Iii?
Xxx?
yyy=he?
Zzz?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:51 pm

More hints ????
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Reede Kullervo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:19 pm

Reede Kullervo wrote:
He clenched his hands to his head and grated: "Zzz isn't here!"
"I know," said the Iii quietly, "I was looking for... myself, I suppose. And Xxx. And yyy.


Book?
I=the Iii?
Xxx?
yyy=he?
Zzz?

Vorkosigan :-)).
And all of them are Vorkosigans :-)).
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:51 am

Got it, finally !

Reede Kullervo wrote:He clenched his hands to his head and grated: "Zzz isn't here!"
"I know," said the Iii quietly, "I was looking for... myself, I suppose. And Xxx. And yyy.


Book? Mirror Dance
I=the Iii? Aral (the Count)
Xxx? Cordelia
yyy=he? Mark (="you", in the quote)
Zzz? Miles

Indeed, all Vorkosigans (well, Cordelia is Vorkosigan born Naismith...)
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Reede Kullervo » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:59 am

Yes :-))))))))))))))).
Your turn :-)))))))))))))).
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:31 am

OK
A certain thick and well-secured portfolio was taken under the personal supervision of XXX YYY.



Book ?
What character is " XXX YYY" ?
any unambiguous designation is OK here but see bonus #2




Bonus #1 : though it is not explictly said in the text just around this quote, it is rather evident from an earlier passage in the book what is in this porfolio. So what is it ?

Bonus #2 :
In another book, we learn that the character XXX YYY was called using several nicknames (variants of given name rather than descriptive nicknames, really)
So to get the bonus you need
-full standard given name
-at least two variants mentioned in the other book, in the context of XXX YYY fighting in favor or disfavor of one variant compared to another


I remind the players that once the main question is answered, if one (or both) bonus(es) is (are) left pending, any other player can immediately answer it for the (two) 1/2 point(s). There is no 5-days delay for the bonus(es), in case the main question is answered within 5 days.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:52 pm

A longer quote
A certain thick and well-secured portfolio was taken under the personal supervision of XXX YYY. Persons short and tall were loaded, unloaded, rearranged, and loaded again.



Book ?
What character is " XXX YYY" ?
any unambiguous designation is OK here but see bonus #2




Bonus #1 : though it is not explictly said in the text just around this quote, it is rather evident from an earlier passage in the book what is in this porfolio. So what is it ?

Bonus #2 :
In another book, we learn that the character XXX YYY was called using several nicknames (variants of given name rather than descriptive nicknames, really)
So to get the bonus you need
-full standard given name
-at least two variants mentioned in the other book, in the context of XXX YYY fighting in favor or disfavor of one variant compared to another


This quote is already more than 5 days old. A hint or a longer quote does not reinitialize the "no ping-pong" period. So any player can answer the main question now.
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