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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:59 am

More hints ?

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.
His chortle died away in puzzlement when he unlatched the door to his uniform cupboard and found it bare. Had his bâtman taken them all off for cleaning or repairs? His bewilderment grew as he tried other drawers, and found only a residue of the wildly assorted civilian togs he wore when he stretched the chain of his identity one link further and played spy for the...


Italics mean a thought, roman type is a description of what happens in the middle of the thought, and afterwards. Boldface are changes since last quote.
The dots at the end means I have cut at mid-sentence (but further than previously). There are no dots in the text.

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 ....)
Well the first hint of the Tarpeian Rock I was alluding to previously was finding the XXX cupboard bare. So that one does not count anymore.
But I will accept either the most remote and worst Tarpeian Rock, and any intermediate one, if it fits in the general scheme.


Bonus #3 : Mrs Bujold uses a bizarre spelling for batman. I have rather a good notion of the reason why she does not spell it the usual way - the military meaning of this word is all but eclipsed by the name of the superhero. But is there any example of this spelling outside her books ? One 1/2 point for anyone allowing me to locate another such example, if any exists at all.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:40 pm

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.
His chortle died away in puzzlement when he unlatched the door to his uniform cupboard and found it bare. Had his bâtman taken them all off for cleaning or repairs? His bewilderment grew as he tried other drawers, and found only a residue of the wildly assorted civilian togs he wore when he stretched the chain of his identity one link further and played spy for the...


Italics mean a thought, roman type is a description of what happens in the middle of the thought, and afterwards. Boldface are changes since last quote.
The dots at the end means I have cut at mid-sentence (but further than previously). There are no dots in the text.

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

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 ....)
Well the first hint of the Tarpeian Rock I was alluding to previously was finding the XXX cupboard bare. So that one does not count anymore.
But I will accept either the most remote and worst Tarpeian Rock, and any intermediate one, if it fits in the general scheme.


Bonus #3 : Mrs Bujold uses a bizarre spelling for batman. I have rather a good notion of the reason why she does not spell it the usual way - the military meaning⇗ of this word is all but eclipsed by the name of the superhero. But is there any example of this spelling outside her books ? One 1/2 point for anyone allowing me to locate another such example, if any exists at all.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:04 pm

Unless I am mistaken you have not tried to answer any of the bonuses, have you?

Anyway the answers to the main question are correct. One point and the next quote !



Of course anyone, JKCade included, is welcome to try his chance on the bonuses at any time !
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:46 pm

James ? yoo-hoo ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:08 pm

Sorry! I've been working some major overtime lately and I lose track of what I'm supposed to be doing extracurricular-wise.

"I did like it there, " XXX admitted wistfully.
"Then it all sounds perfectly possible to me. Good, that's settled. Have you had YYY?

Book?
XXX?
Who is XXX speaking with?
What is YYY?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:44 pm

"I did like it there, " XXX admitted wistfully.
"Then it all sounds perfectly possible to me. Good, that's settled. Have you had YYY?"
"What?" XXX laughed, and clutched (their) hair.
"YYY," (they) repeated, deadpan. "Many people (have) it at about this time of day."

Book?
XXX?
Who is XXX speaking with?
What is YYY?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:56 pm

JKCade wrote:"I did like it there, " XXX admitted wistfully.
"Then it all sounds perfectly possible to me. Good, that's settled. Have you had YYY?"
"What?" XXX laughed, and clutched (their) hair.
"YYY," (they) repeated, deadpan. "Many people (have) it at about this time of day."


Book? Komarr
XXX? Ekaterin
Who is XXX speaking with? Miles
What is YYY? lunch
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:06 pm

You are correct!
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:28 pm

New quote
"Accident? Maybe . . . Your 'accidents,' I once noticed, have ways of entangling your enemies that are the green envy of mature and careful strategists. .....


The first three dots are in the text. The speaker, apparently, marked a pause to express doubt.
The five dots at the end are mine, to mean that the speaker keeps speaking, there is no set of 5 dots in the text.

Book ?
Speaker ?
Who is "you" ?

Bonus for 1/2 point :
Besides the speaker, who else was not convinced that the situation indeed resulted from an 'accident' ?
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