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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Ghost » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:54 am

Sorry, I was out of town (Halloween convention ya know).

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:31 am

A short-short to start with. If noone guesses, I'll expand it

A morbid lunacy overtook her.


Book ?
"her" ?

Bonus:
What does this lunacy push "her" to do next ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:44 pm

A bit longer

"Good God, woman, where have you been?" he cried furiously.

A morbid lunacy overtook her.


Book ?
"he" ?
"her" = the "woman" ?

Bonus:
What does this lunacy push "her" to do next ?

Incidentally, bonuses are valid without any time limit. There are older bonuses floating around but there is one reasonably recent :
Bonus #1 here while the answers to the main question and bonus #2 were given there
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:02 pm

"Good God, woman, where have you been?" he cried furiously. A morbid lunacy overtook her.

Book ? Barrayar
"he" ? Count Piotr
"her" = the "woman" ? Cordelia

Bonus:
What does this lunacy push "her" to do next ?
She holds up a shopping bag holding Vordarian's head and replies, "Shopping."
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:37 pm

Sorry for the delay, I had a few hectic days..
Yes of course you are right, 1 and 1/2 points and the next quote !
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:27 pm

"Ah...it's a long story. Complicated, y'know."
Despite xxxself, YYY smiled in memory.
"Can this still be just between you and me?"

Book?
YYY?
Who/what is YYY talking to?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:03 pm

"Ah...it's a long story. Complicated, y'know."
Despite xxxself, YYY smiled in memory.
"Can this still be just between you and me?"
ZZZ tilted his head." All right..."

Book?
YYY?
ZZZ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:17 am

"Yes?" said ZZZ. He templed his fingers and leaned back in his chair. "Why?"

"Ah...it's a long story. Complicated, y'know."
Despite xxxself, YYY smiled in memory.
"Can this still be just between you and me?"

ZZZ tilted his head." All right..."

Book?
YYY?
ZZZ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:17 pm

JKCade wrote:"Yes?" said ZZZ. He templed his fingers and leaned back in his chair. "Why?"

"Ah...it's a long story. Complicated, y'know."
Despite xxxself, YYY smiled in memory.
"Can this still be just between you and me?"

ZZZ tilted his head." All right..."

Book?
YYY?
ZZZ?


A guess;
Book: the "glueing pages" of the collection "Borders of Infinity"
YYY= Miles
ZZZ= Illyian
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:15 pm

Correct!
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:55 am

This one should be easy
"Yes, thank you. The thought that a one-eyed sniper, at a range of two kilometres at midnight in a thunderstorm, could not possibly mistake me for you, is very comfortable indeed."


Book ?
"you" ?
"me" ?

I could not find a nice bonus for this one, but I remind the players that there are unanswered bonuses that are valid indefinitely.
For instance :
Bonus #1 here while the answers to the main question and bonus #2 were given there

Of course old bonuses can be answered totally independently from this question. JKCade, you are under a 5 days "no ping-pong rule" exclusion for the present question, but you are welcome to answer the old bonus at any time, like everyone else !
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:52 pm

I thought it was easy....
"Yes, thank you. The thought that a one-eyed sniper, at a range of two kilometres at midnight in a thunderstorm, could not possibly mistake me for you, is very comfortable indeed."


Book ?
"you" ?
"me" ?

A bonus which is in itself a hint :
Why is it the case that a one-eyed sniper etc.etc. could not possibly mistake "me" for "you" ? Has it always been the case ?

There are other, unanswered, bonuses that are valid indefinitely.
For instance :
Bonus #1 here while the answers to the main question and bonus #2 were given there

Of course old bonuses can be answered totally independently from this question.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:02 pm

A longer one ?

"Er. Are you comfortable?" "YOU" inquired uncomfortably.
"ME"'s eyes glinted. "Yes, thank you. The thought that a one-eyed sniper, at a range of two kilometers at midnight in a thunderstorm, could not possibly mistake me for you, is very comfortable indeed."
"Oh. Well. Yes, there is that, I suppose."


Instead of XXX, YYY I just used "YOU" and "ME" for the two protagonists
Book ?
"you" ?
"me" ?

A bonus which is in itself a hint :
Why is it the case that a one-eyed sniper etc.etc. could not possibly mistake "me" for "you" ? Has it always been the case ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:55 am

"What weight are you finally going to choose?" XXX asked curiously.
"You're looking at it. Or I wouldn't have invested the fortune in the wardrobe."
"Er. Are you comfortable?" XXX inquired uncomfortably.
YYY's eyes glinted. "Yes, thank you. The thought that a one-eyed sniper, at a range of two kilometers at midnight in a thunderstorm, could not possibly mistake me for you, is very comfortable indeed."
"Oh. Well. Yes, there is that, I suppose."
"Keep exercising," YYY advised him cordially. "It's good for you." YYY sat down and put his feet up.
"YYY?" the ZZZ's voice called from the foyer. "XXX?"
"In here," said XXX.




Book ?
XXX ?
YYY ?
Here XXX and YYY always stand for the names of the corresponding character. Otherwise the characters are just described by pronouns ("I", "me", "you") Of course when the word "you" appears in XXX's mouth, it means YYY (which was "ME" in the older version)
what character is "the ZZZ" ? (you don't have to give exactly ZZZ)

Bonus #1 (a hint) :
Why is it the case that a one-eyed sniper etc.etc. could not possibly mistake YYY for XXX ? Has it always been the case ?[/quote]

Bonus #2 (another hint) :
Soon afterwards "the ZZZ" will also become "the WWW". The character will stay both "the ZZZ" and "the WWW" for some time but will cease to be "the ZZZ" at some point.
To get the 1/2 point you must say what exactly is ZZZ and WWW and further, in what book does the character also become "the WWW" and in what book "the ZZZ" ceases to apply.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby sarsaparilla » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:19 am

Book ? Mirror Dance
XXX ? Miles
YYY ?Mark
Here XXX and YYY always stand for the names of the corresponding character. Otherwise the characters are just described by pronouns ("I", "me", "you") Of course when the word "you" appears in XXX's mouth, it means YYY (which was "ME" in the older version)
what character is "the ZZZ" ? (you don't have to give exactly ZZZ) The Countess

Bonus #1 (a hint) :
Why is it the case that a one-eyed sniper etc.etc. could not possibly mistake YYY for XXX ? Has it always been the case ?[/quote]
Mark, a clone of Miles, now weighs significantly more than Miles does. He hasn't always, because he was created in order to switch places with Miles and assassinate their father and the emperor.

Bonus #2 (another hint) :
Soon afterwards "the ZZZ" will also become "the WWW". The character will stay both "the ZZZ" and "the WWW" for some time but will cease to be "the ZZZ" at some point.
To get the 1/2 point you must say what exactly is ZZZ and WWW and further, in what book does the character also become "the WWW" and in what book "the ZZZ" ceases to apply.
ZZZ is "Countess" and WWW is "Vicereine." Cordelia becomes the Vicereine between Mirror Dance and Memory, and ceases to be "the Countess" (although does she become the Dowager Countess?) at the very end of Cryoburn. Well wait. It's been a while since I've read Mirror Dance, but I think technically Aral becomes the Viceroy after his heart attack during Mirror Dance, and they actually relocate to Sergyar between the books.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:28 pm

You are completely correct.
I do suppose Cordelia becomes "Dowager Countess" when Aral dies, because Miles is married. Just as Ivan jokes about Alys becoming "Dowager Lady Vorpatril" if he marries, since her husband has died (long) before. But I don't think Cordelia ever used that title. Anyway, Vicereine is way above Countess, all the more so above Dowager Countess.
It is not clear precisely when Aral is formally granted the title of Viceroy, but the relocation to Sergyar is indeed between Mirror Dance and Memory.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:03 am

sarsaparilla ?
yoohoo ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby sarsaparilla » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:46 am

Oh my gosh, sorry!

I must have walked away and seen something shiny. :oops:

Here you go:

"Only their socks? I'd think XXX would be more ambitious. Least to hear him tell it."


Book?
Speaker?
XXX?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:40 am

A lil' hint, maybe ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby sarsaparilla » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:44 pm

Here's an expansion:

YYY looked back over his shoulder and sighed in regret. "XXX would have charmed their socks off."
ZZZ dimpled. "Only their socks? I'd think XXX would be more ambitious. Least to hear him tell it."
YYY blushed again, but protested, "They're aaa girls. They'd keep him in line." But after a longish glum moment, added, "If they wanted to."


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YYY?
ZZZ?
XXX?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:19 pm

sarsaparilla wrote:Here's an expansion:

YYY looked back over his shoulder and sighed in regret. "XXX would have charmed their socks off."
ZZZ dimpled. "Only their socks? I'd think XXX would be more ambitious. Least to hear him tell it."
YYY blushed again, but protested, "They're aaa girls. They'd keep him in line." But after a longish glum moment, added, "If they wanted to."



OK, so let me try.... I vaguely remember something but I can't find my TSK books...


Book? TSK definitely, either the very end of "Passage", after they reach a harbour at the end of the river trip, or, more probably, very beginning of "Horizon", before they leave the harbour on their way for the road trip
YYY? some Lakewalker who somehow got attached to Dag's and Fawn's party in "Passage"
ZZZ? Fawn
XXX? some other Lakewalker who somehow got attached to Dag's and Fawn's party in "Passage", a partner of YYY

aaa are Lakewalker girls, who went to the harbour to sell hores, if I remember correctly
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby sarsaparilla » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:04 pm

Hahaha I will take vague!

Beginning of Horizon is correct. The lakewalker names you were looking for are Remo and Barr, respectively. aaa is "patroller", and it's a small quibble, but they were selling horses, not hores. It's not that kind of book. ;)

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:21 am

"hores" was a misprint :slap: :oops:
Besides, had it been "that kind of book", "hores" would have been a misprint too... :lol:

Anyway, next quote

"Buying from machines is so much easier. But at least the Appeal to the Irrelevant Authorities at Headquarters works just as well here as at home."


Book ?
"here" ?
"home" ?
For whom is "home" not "here" ?

Bonus: what was the character who was not "home" trying to buy ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:35 pm

"Buying from machines is so much easier. But at least the Appeal to the Irrelevant Authorities at Headquarters works just as well here as at home."


Book ?
"here" ?
"home" ?
For whom is "home" not "here" ?

Bonus #1 : what was the item that the character who was not "home" was trying to buy ? (for 1/2 :sherlock: )

Hint :
The item was indeed bought and presented as a gift to another character XXX.
However the most remarkable use of this item was not by XXX but by YYY to whom XXX had lent it for a while for safekeeping.
Curiously, the character who was not "home" and a third character ZZZ (not the seller, who was alas not a machine) were both present, both at the time of the buying and at the time of this remarkable use, which took place in the same book.

Bonus #2 For a second half :sherlock: name the recipient XXX of the gift, the safekeeper-user YYY, the twice-witness ZZZ and describe this remarkable use of the item.

Edit
Bonus # 3: In the mind of the speaker,
Irrelevant Authorities at Headquarters
clearly meant a specific character (other than XXX,YYY or ZZZ).
Name that character for a further half :sherlock:

Come on, gals and guys ! There are 2 and 1/2 :sherlock: to win in a single quote !
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:43 am

My attempt to unravel this one...

"Buying from machines is so much easier. But at least the Appeal to the Irrelevant Authorities at Headquarters works just as well here as at home."

Book ? Barrayar
"here" ? Barrayar, specifically Siegling's
"home" ? Beta Colony
For whom is "home" not "here" ? Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan

Bonus #1 : what was the item that the character who was not "home" was trying to buy ? (for 1/2 :sherlock: )
A swordstick

Bonus #2 For a second half :sherlock: name the recipient XXX of the gift, the safekeeper-user YYY, the twice-witness ZZZ and describe this remarkable use of the item.
XXX = Koudelka
YYY = Bothari
ZZZ = Droushnakovi
The swordstick was used to cut off the head of Vordarian by Bothari

Bonus # 3: In the mind of the speaker,
Irrelevant Authorities at Headquarters clearly meant a specific character (other than XXX,YYY or ZZZ).
Name that character for a further half :sherlock:

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