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Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:42 pm
by JKCade
"That pleases me . . . more than I can say. Cordelia sends her love and her best hopes. If I saw you, I was to remind you, ah—I must get the phrase exact, it was one of her Betan cracks—'Home is where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.' "


This is the speaker's entire line.
Here . . . is really in the text, the speaker apparently hesitated.

Book ? The Vor Game
Who is speaking ? Aral Vorkosigan
To whom ? Elena Bothari-Jesek

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:37 pm
by voralfred
Yes.
Correct on all counts. One :sherlock: and the next quote.
EPS got the bonus.

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:45 pm
by JKCade
"You will not," XXX murmured fiercely, for YYY's ear alone, "murder anyone in front of me."

Book?
XXX?
YYY?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:17 pm
by JKCade
"Come on, then." He turned jerkily, and made for the stairs to the first floor, rage rigid in his backbone.

"You will not," XXX murmured fiercely, for YYY's ear alone, "murder anyone in front of me."



Book?
XXX?
YYY?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:41 pm
by JKCade
YYY glared back at XXX, and XXX brushed the glare away with an equally savage gesture, as if striking down a sword thrust. "I'm going with you."

"Come on, then." He turned jerkily, and made for the stairs to the first floor, rage rigid in his backbone.

"You will not," XXX murmured fiercely, for YYY's ear alone, "murder anyone in front of me."



Book?
XXX?
YYY?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:08 pm
by JKCade
"Going to see what ZZZ caught." XXX followed him through the door. "You stay here," he ordered.
"No."
YYY glared back at XXX, and XXX brushed the glare away with an equally savage gesture, as if striking down a sword thrust. "I'm going with you."
"Come on, then." He turned jerkily, and made for the stairs to the first floor, rage rigid in his backbone.
"You will not," XXX murmured fiercely, for YYY's ear alone, "murder anyone in front of me."



Book?
XXX?
YYY?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:04 pm
by voralfred
JKCade wrote:"Going to see what ZZZ caught." XXX followed him through the door. "You stay here," he ordered.
"No."
YYY glared back at XXX, and XXX brushed the glare away with an equally savage gesture, as if striking down a sword thrust. "I'm going with you."
"Come on, then." He turned jerkily, and made for the stairs to the first floor, rage rigid in his backbone.
"You will not," XXX murmured fiercely, for YYY's ear alone, "murder anyone in front of me."



Book?
XXX?
YYY?



Finally found it

Book? Barrayar
XXX? Cordelia
YYY? Aral

BTW, ZZZ is Koudelka

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:03 pm
by JKCade
Correct!

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm
by voralfred
An easy one (I hope !)
James, remember the 5 days "no ping-pong" rule. It applies to this first posting, any hint and/or longer form of the quote I might have to give would not "refresh" the 5 days


"Shopping.... Want to see what I bought?"


Book ?
Who is speaking ?
To whom in particular ?


Bonus : 1/2 point for designating, not necessarily by name, some other person present, except the obvious answer.

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:27 pm
by Ghost
Does this question have the same answers as the previous?

Book? Barrayar
Speaker? Cordelia
To Whom? Aral

Bonus: Ptior Vorkosigan (spelling?)

What did she buy?
Spoiler: show
Pretender's Head

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:01 pm
by voralfred
Well, it is not at all the same scene !
And the answer I expected was really
To whom : Piotr
because she is answering his direct question "Good God, woman, where have you been?"

Had you not mentioned him for the bonus, I would not have granted you the next question.

But since you mentioned both Aral (obviously present, and thus not the expected answer to the bonus) and Piotr, I give you the next question, but only one point.

The 1/2 point of the bonus is for some other person also present, not as obviously as Aral.

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:03 pm
by E Pericoloso Sporgersi
voralfred wrote:...
Bonus : 1/2 point for designating, not necessarily by name, some other person present, except the obvious answer.

Two of Vordarian's highest officers, secretly present to negotiate a truce.

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:18 pm
by voralfred
Correct.
I'll update the Sherlock page without creating a new one.

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:39 pm
by voralfred
Ghost ?
Yoo-hoo ?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:17 pm
by Ghost
Time seemed to stretch itself, as he plummeted toward the sand, especially to allow him the full sick savor of his mistake.


Book
Him
What was the mistake?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:24 pm
by JKCade
Time seemed to stretch itself, as he plummeted toward the sand, especially to allow him the full sick savor of his mistake.


Book The Warrior's Apprentice
Him Miles Kosigan (no, not a mistake at this exact point in the timeline)
What was the mistake? At the obstacle course, Miles jumps off the wall instead of going around it.

I have often wondered, if he'd been permitted to wear the leg braces instead of being required to remove them for the course, would they have helped him when he hit the ground?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:46 pm
by Ghost
Correct ... you're up. :smash:

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:02 pm
by voralfred
Incidentally, I don't think that wearing his braces would have avoided breaking his bones in this situation. If anything, the braces could even have made the situation worse...
But Miles could have avoided both breaking his legs and going around the wall: having climbed the wall rather fast, he could have just climbed it down very carefully, losing some amount of time but not necessarily losing all the points. It was a strategic decision to make, and he chose the worst possible option...
He deserved to fail : a commander who sends his troops into disaster should not be given a command.
(Please note that, personally, I never served in the military.... ;) )

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:50 pm
by JKCade
Good point: I'd never considered the "third" option Miles had at that point.

"We have GGG," XXX announced, staring at the mass. which almost equaled YYY's own. "Can we go in now?

Book?
Speaker?
GGG?
YYY?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:07 pm
by JKCade
"We have GGG," XXX announced, staring at the mass. which almost equaled YYY's own. "Can we go in now?"
"You got another ZZZ AAA?"
"No."
"Any BBB left?"

Book?
Speaker?
GGG?
YYY?
ZZZ AAA? (may, or may not, be a person, but I had to hide it as I felt it gives the quote away)
BBB?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:13 pm
by JKCade
"We have GGG," XXX announced, staring at the mass. which almost equaled YYY's own. "Can we go in now?"
"You got another ZZZ AAA?"
"No."
"Any BBB left?"
"That was the last."
"Then we might as well."
XXX grinned malignantly. "I can hardly wait," he murmured, "till somebody asks us what we used for HHH."

Book?
Speaker?
GGG?
YYY?
ZZZ AAA? (may, or may not, be a person, but I had to hide it as I felt it gives the quote away)
BBB?
HHH?

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:11 am
by voralfred
JKCade wrote:"We have GGG," XXX announced, staring at the mass. which almost equaled YYY's own. "Can we go in now?"
"You got another ZZZ AAA?"
"No."
"Any BBB left?"
"That was the last."
"Then we might as well."
XXX grinned malignantly. "I can hardly wait," he murmured, "till somebody asks us what we used for HHH."


Book? Memory
Speaker? Illyan
GGG? fished
YYY? Miles
ZZZ AAA? (may, or may not, be a person, but I had to hide it as I felt it gives the quote away) power pack
BBB? beer
HHH? bait

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:37 am
by JKCade
Correct!

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:22 am
by voralfred
I'm on top. Finally, I'm on top of it all. With this lever, I can move worlds.


Italics mean a thought.

Book ?
Who thinks this deep thought ?


For 1/2 point each

Bonus #1 : what is "this lever" (the answer is not unique, it can go from rather particular to more general; I'll accept anything that carries the right notion)

Bonus #2 : As one says “the Tarpeian Rock is close to the Capitol” : so if "this lever" is the Capitol, what is the Tarpeian Rock (don't worry, Mrs Bujold did provide a good one ....)
Here also I will accept either a very close, but not yet very hard Rock, or a more remote but much harder one, and maybe also any intermediate one, if it fits in the general scheme.

Re: LMB Quote Game

PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:00 pm
by voralfred
A longer quote ?
I'm on top. Finally, I'm on top of it all. With this lever, I can move worlds. He switched the shower to 'dry' and turned in the blast of warm air. He left the bathroom still chortling under his breath. I love it.


Italics mean a thought, roman type is a description of what happens in the middle of the thought.

Book ?
Who thinks this deep thought (and takes a shower) ?


For 1/2 point each

Bonus #1 : what is "this lever" (the answer is not unique, it can go from rather particular to more general; I'll accept anything that carries the right notion)

Bonus #2 : As one says “the Tarpeian Rock is close to the Capitol” : so if "this lever" is the Capitol, what is the Tarpeian Rock (don't worry, Mrs Bujold did provide a good one ....)
Here also I will accept either a very close, but not yet very hard Rock, or a more remote but much harder one, and maybe also any intermediate one, if it fits in the general scheme.