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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:31 pm

"I must have a brief consultation with my Fleet accountant," XXX temporized. "I will return your call shortly."
"How else?" YYY1 YYY2 murmured, with a small smile at his own wit.


Book ?
XXX ?
YYY ? (it appears as two words in the quote, but any unambiguous designation will do, no need to give the exact wording)

Hint: YYY's "wit" can help to guess who XXX is.

Pseudo-Bonus :
Any player can answer this at any time since it has nothing at all to do with the main question.
This will not bring any point since the answer is not objective but subjective. Just my feelings of mind-siblingness (?) for the player who thinks like me.

The six first Penric stories have been published, three by three, in two collections "Penric's Progress" and "Penric's Travels"
One of these titles, for me, rings a bell about a particular episode involving a particular character, in a much earlier work.

So what am I thinking about ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:48 pm

"I must have a brief consultation with my Fleet accountant," XXX temporized. "I will return your call shortly."
"How else?" YYY1 YYY2 murmured, with a small smile at his own wit.


Book ? Mirror Dance
XXX ? Miles
YYY ? Vasa Luigi
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:57 pm

JKCade wrote:"I must have a brief consultation with my Fleet accountant," XXX temporized. "I will return your call shortly."
"How else?" YYY1 YYY2 murmured, with a small smile at his own wit.


Book ? Mirror Dance
XXX ? Miles
YYY ? Vasa Luigi


Correct
One :sherlock: and the next quote

No attempt to get the pseudo-bonus ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:53 pm

..."Good God," he repeated. He chewed his lip in fascination, dull eyes briefly alight with honest curiosity. "What's he really like?"

Book?
Speaker?
Who is he speaking to?
Who is the "he" the speaker is asking about?


I'll have to pass on the bonus, nothing springs to mind.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:53 am

JKCade wrote:..."Good God," he repeated. He chewed his lip in fascination, dull eyes briefly alight with honest curiosity. "What's he really like?"

Book?
Speaker?
Who is he speaking to?
Who is the "he" the speaker is asking about?


I'll have to pass on the bonus, nothing springs to mind.


A little hint ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:52 pm

"Good God." XXX blinked and straightened, then sagged self-consciously back onto his elbows as before. "Good God," he repeated. He chewed his lip in fascination, dull eyes briefly alight with honest curiosity. "What's he really like?"

Book?
Speaker?
Who is he speaking to?
Who is the "he" the speaker is asking about?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:31 pm

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Sorry! Off topic but important.

Uncle Hugo's destroyed by arson!

Uncle Hugo's has been kind of Lois Bujold's unofficial base of operations.
Has been.
The loss of this treasure trove is tragic, almost as disastrous as the destruction of the library of Alexandria ...

http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/index.shtml
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:20 am

JKCade wrote:"Good God." XXX blinked and straightened, then sagged self-consciously back onto his elbows as before. "Good God," he repeated. He chewed his lip in fascination, dull eyes briefly alight with honest curiosity. "What's he really like?"

Book? The Vor Game
Speaker? Lieutenant Ahn
Who is he speaking to? Miles Vorkosigan
Who is the "he" the speaker is asking about? Aral Vorkosigan


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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:05 am

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:.
Sorry! Off topic but important.

Uncle Hugo's destroyed by arson!

Uncle Hugo's has been kind of Lois Bujold's unofficial base of operations.
Has been.
The loss of this treasure trove is tragic, almost as disastrous as the destruction of the library of Alexandria ...

http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/index.shtml


I agree with you. This senseless act of vandalism has destroyed irreplaceable ancient editions, signed copies by authors some of who are dead... The fire at library of Alexandria was probably an accident (a bit late to investigate the exact happenings at that time; Caesar did deliberately set fire to some ships for tactical reasons, but it is not clear that the spread of the fire to the shore and the library was his aim), but this was deliberate. Shame on our generation.

Alas, history has shown that those who burn books often go on to burn people.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:18 pm

You are correct! My apologies for taking so long to confirm.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:16 pm

JKCade wrote:You are correct! My apologies for taking so long to confirm.


That's fine - I figured the Uncle Hugo's message deserved top billing for a bit longer anyway.

"Actual combat . . . is a lot stupider than I'd imagined. If two groups can cooperate to the incredible extent it takes to meet in battle, why not put in a tenth that effort to talk?"

Who says this?
To whom?
In what story?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:05 am

Extending the quote somewhat:
"Strange," said XXX, looking at YYY ... "to think you've had more combat experience than either of us."
...
"Actual combat . . . is a lot stupider than I'd imagined. If two groups can cooperate to the incredible extent it takes to meet in battle, why not put in a tenth that effort to talk?"


Who is XXX?
Who is YYY?
What story is this?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:51 pm

KarenHunt wrote:Extending the quote somewhat:
"Strange," said XXX, looking at YYY ... "to think you've had more combat experience than either of us."
...
"Actual combat . . . is a lot stupider than I'd imagined. If two groups can cooperate to the incredible extent it takes to meet in battle, why not put in a tenth that effort to talk?"


Who is XXX? Gregor
Who is YYY? Elena Bothari
What story is this? Vor Game

Earlier question : to whom (is YYY saying this) : "either of us" means Gregor and Miles, also present
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:22 am

voralfred wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:Extending the quote somewhat:
"Strange," said XXX, looking at YYY ... "to think you've had more combat experience than either of us."
...
"Actual combat . . . is a lot stupider than I'd imagined. If two groups can cooperate to the incredible extent it takes to meet in battle, why not put in a tenth that effort to talk?"


Who is XXX? Gregor
Who is YYY? Elena Bothari
What story is this? Vor Game

Earlier question : to whom (is YYY saying this) : "either of us" means Gregor and Miles, also present



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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:31 pm

"Honestly, my face might as well be a window.


Book ?
Who speaks ?
To whom

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:22 pm

Ooops !
I mistakenly edited my original question instead of quoting it, so the date was not changed. So I now repost it with a new date. The original form is lost but this has no importance

voralfred wrote:A longer quote ?

"Honestly, my face might as well be a window."
"Not at all. Your face is more like—like water. All reflections and shifting lights—I never know what's lurking in the depths."


Both lines are complete

Book ?
Who speaks first ?
Who speaks second ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:33 am

voralfred wrote:Ooops !
I mistakenly edited my original question instead of quoting it, so the date was not changed. So I now repost it with a new date. The original form is lost but this has no importance

voralfred wrote:A longer quote ?

"Honestly, my face might as well be a window."
"Not at all. Your face is more like—like water. All reflections and shifting lights—I never know what's lurking in the depths."


Both lines are complete

Book ? The Warrior's Apprentice
Who speaks first ? Elena Bothari
Who speaks second ? Miles Vorkosigan
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:24 pm

Over to you !
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:57 pm

You know what you did to XXX. Now you know what XXX is doing to you.


Who says this?
Who to?
Who is XXX?
What tale?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:56 am

First hint - a "minor" correction:
You know what you did to XXX. Now you know what XXX is doing to you.


Who thinks this?
Who is XXX?
What tale?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:08 am

Second hint - some prior context
He'd seen men go berserk a few times, in the madness of battle. He'd just never imagined what it must feel like from the inside, before.... You know what you did to XXX. Now you know what XXX is doing to you.


Who thinks this?
Who is XXX?
What tale?

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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:35 pm

KarenHunt wrote:Second hint - some prior context
He'd seen men go berserk a few times, in the madness of battle. He'd just never imagined what it must feel like from the inside, before.... You know what you did to XXX. Now you know what XXX is doing to you.




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Who thinks this? Cazaril
Who is XXX? Dondo
What tale? Curse of Chalion
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby KarenHunt » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:16 pm

voralfred wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:Second hint - some prior context
He'd seen men go berserk a few times, in the madness of battle. He'd just never imagined what it must feel like from the inside, before.... You know what you did to XXX. Now you know what XXX is doing to you.




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Who thinks this? Cazaril
Who is XXX? Dondo
What tale? Curse of Chalion



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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:22 am

"Like XXX, I yyyed. Like XXX, I found it was not the improvement I'd hoped for."


yyy is a verb (a regular one, hence -ed)

Book ?
XXX ?
yyy ?
Who says this ?
To whom ?

Bonus :
Who else is present ?


:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Sorry, sorry, this has been asked already, I should have checked before.
You can check for "improvement" in this thread with "Advanced Search" for details.
Consider it as null and void.
I'll ask a new one presently
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:07 am

OK, so here is the correct new quote.

But the view (...) was luminous and beautiful—he waved at XXX, (...)—and the sea wasn’t bad to look at, either.


I have shortened the quote and replaced some details by (...) twice.

Book ?
Who is "he" ?
XXX ?


Pseudo bonus for no points but just to know if you agree with what I think:
What is the "beautiful view", if not the sea ?
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