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Re: LMB Quote Game

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In what book?


The book is Memory.
Dr. Ruibal is the lead doctor treating Illyan for his memory chip dysfunction.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:44 am

Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:36 pm

KarenHunt wrote:Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?


Hint 1 - expanding the quote:
"That," murmured XXX, "is why enlisted men were invented."
They smiled at each other in pleased understanding.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:59 am

KarenHunt wrote:Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?

Hint 1 - expanding the quote:
"That," murmured XXX, "is why enlisted men were invented."
They smiled at each other in pleased understanding.


Hint 2 - the next serious conversation with this person:
He smiled dryly..., an expression which Miles was beginning to recognize as XXX's version of ecstasy.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:56 pm

KarenHunt wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?

Hint 1 - expanding the quote:
"That," murmured XXX, "is why enlisted men were invented."
They smiled at each other in pleased understanding.


Hint 2 - the next serious conversation with this person:
He smiled dryly..., an expression which Miles was beginning to recognize as XXX's version of ecstasy.

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Who informs us of this? Colonel Gibbs, ImpSec
In what book? Komarr
What task is wanted?
To paraphrase Miles : to take "a reliable list of Waste Heat's equipment and supply purchases" to "subtract from it the current physical inventory of what's out there at their experiment station" in order to determine "the remainder" which "ought to include everything they took with them" which is extremely important to find out. A "brute force approach" and therefore the very task for which enlisted men were invented.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:42 pm

voralfred wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:Why were enlisted men invented?

Who informs us of this?
In what book?
What task is wanted?

Hint 1 - expanding the quote:
"That," murmured XXX, "is why enlisted men were invented."
They smiled at each other in pleased understanding.


Hint 2 - the next serious conversation with this person:
He smiled dryly..., an expression which Miles was beginning to recognize as XXX's version of ecstasy.

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Who informs us of this? Colonel Gibbs, ImpSec
In what book? Komarr
What task is wanted?
To paraphrase Miles : to take "a reliable list of Waste Heat's equipment and supply purchases" to "subtract from it the current physical inventory of what's out there at their experiment station" in order to determine "the remainder" which "ought to include everything they took with them" which is extremely important to find out. A "brute force approach" and therefore the very task for which enlisted men were invented.



Bingo - the baton passes to you!

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:56 am

“He is telling the tale of AAA and the BBB CCCs,” XXX whispered to YYY. “It is a favorite.”
“Can you translate it?” YYY whispered back.
“Alas, no.”
“Too difficult?”
XXX’s DDD eyes danced, and he blushed. “Too EEE.”


Book ?
XXX ?
YYY?

Any unambiguous designations of XXX and YYY are OK, you don’t have to give the exact form in the text.
AAA is some name, BBB a numeral, CCCs a noun (plural) and DDD a color, you don’t have to give any of those (and DDD, EEE only for the bonus).

Bonus #1 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
Who is “He” ? (again any unambiguous designation will do, no need for the exact name)
Whom is “He” telling the tale to?

Bonus #2 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
What color is DDD ?
What adjective is EEE ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:56 pm

A few hints ?

“He is telling the tale of AAA and the BBB CCCs,” XXX whispered to YYY. “It is a favorite.”
“Can you translate it?” YYY whispered back.
“Alas, no.”
“Too difficult?”
XXX’s DDD eyes danced, and he blushed. “Too EEE.”


Book ?
XXX ?
YYY?

Any unambiguous designations of XXX and YYY are OK, you don’t have to give the exact form in the text.
AAA is some name, BBB a numeral, CCCs a noun (plural) and DDD a color, you don’t have to give any of those (and DDD, EEE only for the bonus).

Bonus #1 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
Who is “He” ? (again any unambiguous designation will do, no need for the exact name)
Whom is “He” telling the tale to?

Bonus #2 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
What color is DDD ?
What adjective is EEE ?


Hints:

YYY speaks a language rather close to the one used by the story-teller, but just different enough that he cannot understand, which makes him frustrated.
XXX could easily translate. He just does not want to, because it is too EEE.
and YYY did not expect that to stop XXX from translating
Part of XXX's name is a nickname. And YYY also did not expect the real reason XXX was given this nickname.
A few lines after the quote there is the line
YYY eased back on the bench, swallowed some more pine needles, and reflected on the nature of words. And presuppositions.


Bonus #3
YYY did not actually swallow pine needles. What did he really swallow ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:36 pm

voralfred wrote:A few hints ?

“He is telling the tale of AAA and the BBB CCCs,” XXX whispered to YYY. “It is a favorite.”
“Can you translate it?” YYY whispered back.
“Alas, no.”
“Too difficult?”
XXX’s DDD eyes danced, and he blushed. “Too EEE.”

Any unambiguous designations of XXX and YYY are OK, you don’t have to give the exact form in the text.
AAA is some name, BBB a numeral, CCCs a noun (plural) and DDD a color, you don’t have to give any of those (and DDD, EEE only for the bonus).

Book ? The Hallowed Hunt
XXX ? Jokol
YYY? Ingrey

Bonus #1 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
Who is “He” ? (again any unambiguous designation will do, no need for the exact name) Ottovin, future brother-in-law to Jokol
Whom is “He” telling the tale to? The crew of Jokol's boat.

Bonus #2 (answer both questions for just 1/2 point)
What color is DDD ? blue
What adjective is EEE ? filthy


Hints:

YYY speaks a language rather close to the one used by the story-teller, but just different enough that he cannot understand, which makes him frustrated.
XXX could easily translate. He just does not want to, because it is too EEE.
and YYY did not expect that to stop XXX from translating
Part of XXX's name is a nickname. And YYY also did not expect the real reason XXX was given this nickname.
A few lines after the quote there is the line
YYY eased back on the bench, swallowed some more pine needles, and reflected on the nature of words. And presuppositions.


Bonus #3
YYY did not actually swallow pine needles. What did he really swallow ? A potently alcoholic beverage that tasted like pine needles and lamp oil, taken in small glasses.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:41 pm

Everyting OK
So 2 1/2 points (including three bonuses 1/2 each) and the next quote !
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:52 pm

An electromagnetic net in the cellular level passively gathers energy from the environment. Holovid carrier waves and the like. And every month or so, if it seems to be running down, you can give it a boost by placing it in your microwave for a few minutes on the lowest setting. XXX cannot be responsible, however, for the results if the owner accidently sets it on high.


What is being spoken of?
Who is XXX?

Bonuses:
1. Who is the larger entity that owns XXX?
2. What two other tales mention that entity?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:03 am

KarenHunt wrote:
An electromagnetic net in the cellular level passively gathers energy from the environment. Holovid carrier waves and the like. And every month or so, if it seems to be running down, you can give it a boost by placing it in your microwave for a few minutes on the lowest setting. XXX cannot be responsible, however, for the results if the owner accidently sets it on high.


What is being spoken of?
Who is XXX?

Bonuses:
1. Who is the larger entity that owns XXX?
2. What two other tales mention that entity?

Hint 1:
A quote from slightly later:
The salesman had lied: clearly the near-beast ate people, not radiation. It enveloped them secretly in the night and ingested them like an amoeba



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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:00 am

KarenHunt wrote:

An electromagnetic net in the cellular level passively gathers energy from the environment. Holovid carrier waves and the like. And every month or so, if it seems to be running down, you can give it a boost by placing it in your microwave for a few minutes on the lowest setting. XXX cannot be responsible, however, for the results if the owner accidently sets it on high.


What is being spoken of? A "cultured fur"
Who is XXX? Cultured Furs

Bonuses:
1. Who is the larger entity that owns XXX? GALACTECH
2. What two other tales mention that entity?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:53 am

JKCade wrote:KarenHunt wrote:

An electromagnetic net in the cellular level passively gathers energy from the environment. Holovid carrier waves and the like. And every month or so, if it seems to be running down, you can give it a boost by placing it in your microwave for a few minutes on the lowest setting. XXX cannot be responsible, however, for the results if the owner accidently sets it on high.


What is being spoken of? A "cultured fur"
Who is XXX? Cultured Furs

Bonuses:
1. Who is the larger entity that owns XXX? GALACTECH
2. What two other tales mention that entity?



Bingo! Do we wait to see if anyone wants to try for the other bonus, or does the baton pass to you immediately?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:07 pm

JKCade has answered the main question. He gets the next quote and one point regardless of any bonuses.
In addition he got one bonus, so 1 and 1/2 points total (on a possible total of two).
You should update the sherlocks, mentioning if you want that one bonus is still pending. Whoever answers the second bonus won't get the right to quote, just 1/2 point.
This can be regularized on the sherlock thread at any time, if and when the second bonus is answered. Unanswered bonuses are valid without any time limit.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:56 pm

"It will," XXX assured him. "Doubly so, if YYY ends up (doing something) to a HHH." If he doesn't get jailed first on some trumped-up treason charge, that is.


Book?
XXX? Who is XXX speaking to?
YYY?
What would YYY end "doing something" to?
What are/is HHH?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:50 pm

JJJ looked almost distraught. "I had hoped my KKK might do some little part toward healing things with LLL. I truly unified empire...
"It will," XXX assured him. "Doubly so, if YYY ends up (doing something) to a HHH." If he doesn't get jailed first on some trumped-up treason charge, that is.


Book?
XXX? Who is XXX speaking to?
YYY?
What would YYY end "doing something" to?
What are/is HHH?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:19 pm

JKCade wrote:JJJ looked almost distraught. "I had hoped my KKK might do some little part toward healing things with LLL. I truly unified empire...
"It will," XXX assured him. "Doubly so, if YYY ends up (doing something) to a HHH." If he doesn't get jailed first on some trumped-up treason charge, that is.


Book? Memory
XXX? Who is XXX speaking to? Miles Vorkosigan, who is talking to Gregor Vorbarra
YYY? Duv Galeni
What would YYY end "doing something" to? Marrying
What are/is HHH?
Barrayaran (woman)

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:10 am

You are correct!
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:40 am

I don’t know why they encourage maidens to be squeamish; there’s no place in women’s work for someone afraid to get her hands dirty.


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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:43 am

Adding context around the quote:

I was getting old for it anyway. It’s not a job for the squeamish.I don’t know why they encourage maidens to be squeamish; there’s no place in women’s work for someone afraid to get her hands dirty. She nodded shortly, and marched out looking quite steely.


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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:21 pm

A really hard one !
A second hint would be welcome....
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:37 pm

Expanding the quote slightly further:

I was getting old for it anyway. It’s not a job for the squeamish.I don’t know why they encourage maidens to be squeamish; there’s no place in women’s work for someone afraid to get her hands dirty. She nodded shortly, and marched out looking quite steely.
XXX raised his eyebrows, as if amused, or at least bemused, by her military stride.


And a follow-on hint: This is not Vorkosigan Saga, nor is it Five Gods/Chalion, nor one of the short stories.

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:46 pm

Down to Sharing Knife (initial tetralogy + Knife Children) or Spirit Ring

If Sharing Knife, Lakewalkers maiden are definitely not encouraged to be squeamish.
So a farmer woman too old for something, but still with a military stride ?????
I can't imagine Fawn's mother with a military stride, and I have trouble thinking of any other mature farmer woman in the tetralogy. Lily's mother ? Not that old yet...

If Spirit Ring... I last read it decades ago and I can't find my copy.....
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:20 pm

voralfred wrote:Down to Sharing Knife (initial tetralogy + Knife Children) or Spirit Ring

If Sharing Knife, Lakewalkers maiden are definitely not encouraged to be squeamish.
So a farmer woman too old for something, but still with a military stride ?????
I can't imagine Fawn's mother with a military stride, and I have trouble thinking of any other mature farmer woman in the tetralogy. Lily's mother ? Not that old yet...

If Spirit Ring... I last read it decades ago and I can't find my copy.....


yes, it is Spirit Ring

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