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LMB Quote Game

Multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winning author Lois McMaster Bujold is creator of the Miles Vorkosigan universe and the world of Chalion.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:42 pm

"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
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:37 pm

Yes.
Correct on all counts. One :sherlock: and the next quote.
EPS got the bonus.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:45 pm

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

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:17 pm

"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."



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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:41 pm

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."



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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:08 pm

"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."



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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:04 pm

Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:03 pm

Correct!
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm

Human is as human does....Animals don't weep, Nine

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Ghost » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:27 pm

Does this question have the same answers as the previous?

Book? Barrayar
Speaker? Cordelia
To Whom? Aral

Bonus: Ptior Vorkosigan (spelling?)

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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you,
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:01 pm

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.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:18 pm

Correct.
I'll update the Sherlock page without creating a new one.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:39 pm

Ghost ?
Yoo-hoo ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Ghost » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:17 pm

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you,
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:24 pm

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?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Ghost » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:46 pm

Correct ... you're up. :smash:
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:02 pm

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.... ;) )
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:50 pm

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?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:07 pm

"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?"

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:13 pm

"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."

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:11 am

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:37 am

Correct!
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