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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 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

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Re: LMB Quote Game

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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

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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?"

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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..."

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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..."

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Re: LMB Quote Game

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Correct!
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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 ?
and a Happy Near year to all players !
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Re: LMB Quote Game

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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

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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 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:

Admiral Aral Vorkosigan, Vorkosigan House
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