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voralfred wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:20 pm Ahem....

The first and second quotes were indeed new, and though I immediately realised that XXX was Ivan, I did not guess the speaker.

The third quote rang a bell, but the fourth one was decisive : you already used the last two previously.

Admiral Desplains, sir !

But I don't deserve the point, it was in this thread already.

If you want, ask another one. If you prefer, I could ask the next one. Do tell me which option you prefer, but don't give a point for that one.
Ah, I should check my quotes better in future. I thought I'd not touched it.
I think I prefer that you take this one...
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OK, so
“That would make sense,” said XXX, trying to follow this. “The older anyone gets, the more people are junior, and the fewer senior.” He frowned. “It must be strange to be oldest, to outlive all one’s generation. Yet some person in the world must be that one, at every moment. ...”
The three dots at the end are not in the text, they mean I have not given the end of the character's utterance.
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OK, so
“That would make sense,” said XXX, trying to follow this. “The older anyone gets, the more people are junior, and the fewer senior.” He frowned. “It must be strange to be oldest, to outlive all one’s generation. Yet some person in the world must be that one, at every moment. ...”
The three dots at the end are not in the text, they mean I have not given the end of the character's utterance.


Another quote by the same character
“Don’t touch my knife.”
A hint: the boldface letters are indeed in the text, because you can "hear" them.
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“That would make sense,” said XXX, trying to follow this. “The older anyone gets, the more people are junior, and the fewer senior.” He frowned. “It must be strange to be oldest, to outlive all one’s generation. Yet some person in the world must be that one, at every moment. ...”
The three dots at the end are not in the text, they mean I have not given the end of the character's utterance.


Another quote by the same character
“Don’t touch my knife.”
A hint: the boldface letters are indeed in the text, because you can "hear" them.


Another hint : my character is not very talkative. One of his best efforts
“Up the vale, but I took a wrong turn in the dark.” He extended his empurpled foot. “I was wondering if I might beg some rags to wrap my feet. My boots are impossible.”
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Yes indeed !
One point and the next quote.
Sorry for the delay !
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One gives you the shirt off his back, mused X, and the other offers to help you bury bodies. I do believe you have made some new friends, Y!
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I first looked for it in "Tbe Borders of Infinity", Y being Miles and X one of the women there. Not there.

Finally I remembered the scene : X=Des, Y=Pen, in "Prisoner of Limnos", the one to bury bodies (that he was quite ready to supply himself, before Pen even did) is Bosha, the other "friend" I don't remember.
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Correct :smash: , the other is his future brother-in-law the general.

You are up.
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New quote.

Who says :
"XXX YYY, I'm (...). You're there in the same room . . . you stop him."
For 1/2 point each bonus :

Bonus #1 : Who is XXX (title) YYY (name) and who is "him"

Bonus #2 : Where -that being what (...) means- is the speaker, therefore unable to "stop him" ?
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Who says :
"XXX YYY, I'm (...). You're there in the same room . . . you stop him."
For 1/2 point each bonus :

Bonus #1 : Who is XXX (title) YYY (name) and who is "him"

Bonus #2 : Where -that being what (...) means- is the speaker, therefore unable to "stop him" ?
[/quote]


And also says
"There is nothing, nothing, nothing more important to me in the men and women I train than their absolute personal integrity. (...) "
(...) means I have not quoted the entire speech of the speaker.
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voralfred wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:49 am Who says :
"XXX YYY, I'm (...). You're there in the same room . . . you stop him."
For 1/2 point each bonus :

Bonus #1 : Who is XXX (title) YYY (name) and who is "him"

Bonus #2 : Where -that being what (...) means- is the speaker, therefore unable to "stop him" ?

And also says
"There is nothing, nothing, nothing more important to me in the men and women I train than their absolute personal integrity. (...) "
(...) means I have not quoted the entire speech of the speaker.
[/quote]

And also :
"Yes . . . but what about—about their self-defense?"
Here, the three dots are actually in the text.

Bonus #3: Who are "they" ?
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voralfred wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 5:46 am
voralfred wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:49 am Who says :
"XXX YYY, I'm (...). You're there in the same room . . . you stop him."
For 1/2 point each bonus :

Bonus #1 : Who is XXX (title) YYY (name) and who is "him"

Bonus #2 : Where -that being what (...) means- is the speaker, therefore unable to "stop him" ?

Leo Graf is the speaker, XXX YYY is Doctor Yei
him is Bruce Van Atta
Leo is on a space station, Bruce and Dr Yei are in the hospital room with Tony (TY-something)


And also says
"There is nothing, nothing, nothing more important to me in the men and women I train than their absolute personal integrity. (...) "
(...) means I have not quoted the entire speech of the speaker.
And also :
"Yes . . . but what about—about their self-defense?"
Here, the three dots are actually in the text.

Bonus #3: Who are "they" ?
[/quote]

They are quaddies.

ps We will see if I can manage a response set of quotes... I'll do my best
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KarenHunt wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 4:51 pm
voralfred wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 5:46 am
voralfred wrote: Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:49 am Who says :
"XXX YYY, I'm (...). You're there in the same room . . . you stop him."
For 1/2 point each bonus :

Bonus #1 : Who is XXX (title) YYY (name) and who is "him"

Bonus #2 : Where -that being what (...) means- is the speaker, therefore unable to "stop him" ?

Leo Graf is the speaker, XXX YYY is Doctor Yei
him is Bruce Van Atta
Leo is on a space station, Bruce and Dr Yei are in the hospital room with Tony (TY-something)


And also says
"There is nothing, nothing, nothing more important to me in the men and women I train than their absolute personal integrity. (...) "
(...) means I have not quoted the entire speech of the speaker.


And also :
"Yes . . . but what about—about their self-defense?"
Here, the three dots are actually in the text.

Bonus #3: Who are "they" ?
They are quaddies.

ps We will see if I can manage a response set of quotes... I'll do my best
Sorry for answering so late, I was a bit busy...

You got the main question, Leo Graf, and also all three bonuses. So two nd half points, and the baton, of course !
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A slight variation on some of my previous posts: Who are they talking about?
He embarrasses you. My body-conscious Barrayaran friend.
Bonus: who is "you" and who is speaking?
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A slight variation on some of my previous posts: Who are they talking about?
He embarrasses you. My body-conscious Barrayaran friend.
Bonus: who is "you" and who is speaking?

Adding to this:
We must be sure he gets a thorough grounding in the history of the mutagen disasters, so he'll understand where the violence is coming from. How deeply the agony and the fear are embedded, which drive the visible anxieties and, ah, as you XXX would see it, bad manners.
Same conversation, reversed speakers.
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A slight variation on some of my previous posts: Who are they talking about?
He embarrasses you. My body-conscious Barrayaran friend.
Bonus: who is "you" and who is speaking?

Adding to this:
We must be sure he gets a thorough grounding in the history of the mutagen disasters, so he'll understand where the violence is coming from. How deeply the agony and the fear are embedded, which drive the visible anxieties and, ah, as you XXX would see it, bad manners.
Same conversation, reversed speakers.

Another statement about the same person:
"You see," AAA explained in a hollow voice to the What-the-hell-are-they-talking-about? portion of the room, "some people have an evil twin. I am not so lucky. What I have is an idiot twin."
Anybody still playing? Want more quotes?
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Sorry for being absent for so long, I had a lot of things on my mind.

The person talked about is Lord Mark Vorkosigan

The third quote is near the beginning of "Mirror Dance"
I did not identify the first conversation (which covers the two first quotes, I understand). So I leave the bonus for another player to find.
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voralfred wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:20 pm Sorry for being absent for so long, I had a lot of things on my mind.

The person talked about is Lord Mark Vorkosigan

The third quote is near the beginning of "Mirror Dance"
I did not identify the first conversation (which covers the two first quotes, I understand). So I leave the bonus for another player to find.
So one point here, and speaking stick goes to you!
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OK, I go along with your new variation.
"You two must have a lot in common. No wonder you get on so well."
Who is the character that "gets on so well" with the person spoken to ? Ohter quotes, if needed, will refer to that character.

Bonus : for 1/2 point name both the speaker and the person spoken to.
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