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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby orchestrali » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:01 pm

Yep, that was it. I think there's a possibility he knew Cordelia was the prisoner, but he'd been planning to rescue Vorrutyer's next prisoner whoever she was. So you're up, voralfred!
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:52 pm

I heard YYY might be in the market for security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps. Look no further, XXX is here, all three in one.


Book ?
Speaker (=XXX) the speaker jokingly self-describes at the third person
To whom is XXX talking, that might be in the market ?

Bonus #1: who else is present?

Bonus #2: again jokingly, XXX addresses the person talked to not as a private person, but rather as some entity. One half point for the exact expression YYY. I do not specify the number of words that YYY comprises
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:21 pm

A longer quote, maybe ?
Nothing else has changed.
What the speaker says is longer than this quote, but is cut into three pieces by sentences "by the author", not uttered by a character. Now you have the entirety of the second of the three pieces, by far the longest.

"I heard YYY might be in the market for security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps. Look no further, XXX is here, all three in one. I'm offering a special discount on daring rescues to any customer who places his order before midnight. It's five minutes till,"


Book ?
Speaker (=XXX) the speaker jokingly self-describes at the third person
To whom is XXX talking, that might be in the market ?

Bonus #1: who else is present?

Bonus #2: again jokingly, XXX addresses the person talked to not as a private person, but rather as some entity. One half point for the exact expression YYY. I do not specify the number of words that YYY comprises
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:00 am

voralfred wrote:
"I heard YYY might be in the market for security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps. Look no further, XXX is here, all three in one. I'm offering a special discount on daring rescues to any customer who places his order before midnight. It's five minutes till,"

I made a herculean effort to find the solution.

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That is, I searched the Bujold CD. With LibreOffice.

And yesss, I found the quote that way, which fact also disqualifies me from posting the answer. (But this is a very broad hint as to which book it's in.)

But all in all, this is good news. I'm finally succesfully resisting my bout of laziness. I'm ready to jump in at the next quote.

Meanwhile I've quite coincidentally (why is there "dental" in that word?) found a quote for the next time I'm up. It's a doozy. So hold on to your hats, y'all.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:27 pm

Still longer ?

I'll give you all what the speaker, namely XXX, said, but witout the descriptive sentences by the author

"Good evening, AAA BBB." (...) "I heard the CCC DDD might be in the market for security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps. Look no further, XXX is here, all three in one. I'm offering a special discount on daring rescues to any customer who places his order before midnight. It's five minutes till," (...) "You going to invite me in?"


BBB is the last name of the person spoken to.
AAA is a noun, XXX is jokingly referring to BBB as the head of the entity YYY which I rewrite as "the CCC DDD", CCC being an adjective and DDD the entity itself, headed by an AAA

So for one :sherlock: and the next quote

Book ?
Speaker (=XXX) ?
BBB ?

Bonus #1: who else is present?

Bonus #2: AAA, CCC and DDD ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:17 pm

OK, OK !
I'l give you the whole thing.
It contains a rather strong hint ! Read carefully what I just added !

"Good evening, AAA BBB." XXXF XXXL, framed in the aperture, beamed at him. "I heard the CCC DDD might be in the market for security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps. Look no further, XXXL is here, all three in one. I'm offering a special discount on daring rescues to any customer who places his order before midnight. It's five minutes till," she added after a moment. "You going to invite me in?"


XXXF and XXXL are XXX's first and last name, respectively.
BBB is the last name of the person spoken to.
AAA is a noun, XXX is jokingly referring to BBB as the head of the entity YYY which I rewrite as "the CCC DDD", CCC being an adjective and DDD the entity itself, headed by an AAA

So for one :sherlock: and the next quote

Book ?
Speaker (=XXX) ?
BBB ? (I'll take the first name, if you are afraid to misspell the last name as it appears in the quote)

Bonus #1: who else is present?

Bonus #2: AAA, CCC and DDD ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:31 am

Oh, come on !
There may be a double handful or so of women, in all of LMB's books, who could act as "security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps", all three in one.
But how many of them would express herself in that terms ?
I'm adding a third bonus !

"Good evening, AAA BBB." XXXF XXXL, framed in the aperture, beamed at him. "I heard the CCC DDD might be in the market for security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps. Look no further, XXXL is here, all three in one. I'm offering a special discount on daring rescues to any customer who places his order before midnight. It's five minutes till," she added after a moment. "You going to invite me in?"


XXXF and XXXL are XXX's first and last name, respectively.
BBB is the last name of the person spoken to.
AAA is a noun, XXX is jokingly referring to BBB as the head of the entity YYY which I rewrite as "the CCC DDD", CCC being an adjective and DDD the entity itself, headed by an AAA

So for one :sherlock: and the next quote

Book ?
Speaker (=XXX) ?
BBB ? (I'll take the first name, if you are afraid to misspell the last name as it appears in the quote)

Bonus #1: who else is present?

Bonus #2: AAA, CCC and DDD ?

Bonus #3 Name six women, *in addition to XXX*, who might possibly act as "security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps, all three in one" (but would probably not have this peculiar sense of humor)
If you don't answer the main question, you may still answer the bonus, but then you have to name seven such women. I'll grant the half-point if I agree, but I won't tell you whether XXX is among these seven or not.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:51 am

Book ? Ethan of Athos
Speaker (=XXX) ? Elli Quinn
BBB ? (I'll take the first name, if you are afraid to misspell the last name as it appears in the quote) Ethan Urquhart

Bonus #1: who else is present? Terrance Cee

Bonus #2: AAA, CCC and DDD ? AAA = Ambassador CCC = Athosian DDD = Embassy

Bonus #3 Name six women, *in addition to XXX*, who might possibly act as "security guards—soldiers—an intelligence corps, all three in one" (but would probably not have this peculiar sense of humor)
If you don't answer the main question, you may still answer the bonus, but then you have to name seven such women. I'll grant the half-point if I agree, but I won't tell you whether XXX is among these seven or not.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:28 pm

Correct !
You get the next quote as well as one point for the main question and 2 half points for bonuses 1 and 2
Bonus 3 is for grabs : now that Elli Quinn has been found, anyone can offer just six names of women other than Quinn.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:48 pm

"I...saw XXX's head injury. I'm not surprised."

Book?
XXX?
Who is speaking?
Who are they speaking to?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:15 pm

"I...saw XXX's head injury. I'm not surprised." Smashed like a melon.

Book?
XXX?
Who is speaking?
Who are they speaking to?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:40 am

Well, I guessed the book, who is speaking (and who are "they" in addition to the actual speaker). I also guessed what XXX's job was and how he got to get a head injury, as well as the job of the person talked to , and where the institution the latter works for is situated.
But I don't have the book here, and I don't remember XXX's name, nor the name of the person talked to, nor the name of the institution. Should I answer and give hints for some other player ?


I take this back: I made an assumption as to where that institution was, but thinking over it, I realized that assumption was not well-founded, so I don't remember where it is.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:23 am

Uhmmm, up to you I guess?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:52 am

JKCade wrote:"I...saw XXX's head injury. I'm not surprised." Smashed like a melon.



Book? Mirror Dance
XXX? some Dendarii, fatally wounded on Dagoola IV, but I don't remember her/his/its name
Who is speaking? Miles
Who are they speaking to? "they" (that includes Elli Quinn) are speaking to some high-ranking doctor, maybe the very head, but maybe not quite, at some cryorevival facility.

I initially thougth the facility was on Old Earth, possibly in London. Then I realized that, since the Dagoola wounded were in cryochambers anyway, the Dendarii did not have to find a facility at the first safe place they reached, but might well have taken them to some other planet they were more familiar with, and/or more conveniently close to Barrayar (possibly Escobar, but I don't want to give false leads)
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:21 pm

How about half a point, and the other half to anyone who can supply the correct names of people/places?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:30 am

Fine with me ! ;)

For the other players: note that since I did not give the chapter, it is perfectly allowed to leaf through the book if you think you can guess where in the book the quote is, and come out with the exact answer. I'd had done that, had I had the book with me.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:36 pm

Do I need to post another hint, or did you get the next one?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:24 am

Three days from now I'll be home, and since I know what part of the book it is, I'll find soon enough. But to give a better chance to some other player to beat me on the line, do give another hint, by all means.
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:18 pm

"I...saw XXX's head injury. I'm not surprised." Smashed like a melon. "But we had the cryo-chamber, so we tried."

Who is XXX?
Who is the speaker, speaking to?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:06 pm

Home at last !

JKCade wrote:"I...saw XXX's head injury. I'm not surprised." Smashed like a melon. "But we had the cryo-chamber, so we tried."

Who is XXX? a (deceased) Dendarii called "Mr Kee"
Who is the speaker, speaking to? to a Dr Aragones, one of the senior partners of the Beauchene Life Center, a cryotherapy clinic on Escobar
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby JKCade » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:05 pm

Correct! Half a point, and the next quote!
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:24 pm

“XXX was the first YYY to discover that underground species of ZZZ, you know. On our opening hike here.”


Book ?
XXX ? (a name)
YYY ? (an adjective used here as a noun)
ZZZ ? (an adjective, used here as a noun to describe a taxon of animals)
Who is talking ?
To whom ?

Any five out of six correct answers suffice for the next quote and 1/2 point, the second 1/2 point to whomever gets the sixth answer.
Any four correct answers suffice for the next quote, but then only the last found correct answer will bring 1/2 point, the last-but-one alone brings nothing.

For half a sherlock each :

Bonus #1 :
Who else is within hearing range ? What is the latter's reaction ?

Bonus #2 :
What is "here" ?
In which earler book is the "opening hike" described ?
How did XXX discover this particular taxon ?
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:01 pm

A longer quote ?
AAA leaned over to confide to BBB, “XXX was the first YYY to discover that underground species of ZZZ, you know. On our opening hike here.”
BBB looked suitably impressed; CCC (...)




Book ?
XXX ? (a name)
YYY ? (an adjective used here as a noun)
ZZZ ? (an adjective, used here as a noun to describe a taxon of animals)
Who is AAA, the speaker ?
Who is BBB, the person talked to ?

Any five out of six correct answers suffice for the next quote and 1/2 point, the second 1/2 point to whomever gets the sixth answer.
Any four correct answers suffice for the next quote, but then only the last found correct answer will bring 1/2 point, the last-but-one alone brings nothing.

For half a sherlock each :

Bonus #1 :
Who is CCC, also within hearing range ? What is CCC's reaction, described in the part I have cut off ?

Bonus #2 :
What is "here" ?
In which earler book is the "opening hike" described ?
How did XXX discover this particular taxon ?[/quote]
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby Ghost » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:52 am

A shot in the dark –
AAA: Cordelia
BBB: Oliver Jole
XXX: Arial Vorkasigan
YYY: Barrayian
ZZZ ????
Here: Sergyar
Book: Shards of Honor
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Re: LMB Quote Game

Postby voralfred » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:05 pm

Ghost wrote:A shot in the dark –
AAA: Cordelia
BBB: Oliver Jole
XXX: Arial Vorkasigan
YYY: Barrayian
ZZZ ????
Here: Sergyar
Book: Shards of Honor
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When you wrote:
Book: Shards of Honor
I assume you mean, book for Bonus #2
not for the main question !

The fact that you mention Jole and Sergyar, I deduce that of course you realized that the book for the main question is "Gentleman Jole..."

So I count four correct answers for the main question, but not five.
Book (by my own deduction), AAA, XXX and YYY.
However, Jole is not BBB

So you get to post the next quote !

For the main question you get no sherlock, but I'll give you the 1/2 for Bonus #2

Any player, including you can get 1/2 for the two last answers BBB and ZZZ and another 1/2 for Bonus #1.

I'll wait a bit before updating the sherlock page, assuming someone will answer. But you don't have to wait for that before posting.
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