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JKCade wrote:XXX said in a muffled voice, "YYY, will you please get off my ZZZ?
There was a brief pause. Then YYY rolled away and, cautiously, sat up, head hunched into collar. "Sorry," said YYY gruffly. "Thought for a moment there I was about to lose you. Again."

Book?
XXX?
YYY?
ZZZ?
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Book? The Vor Game
XXX? Gregor
YYY? Miles
ZZZ? back (or maybe chest)
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Sorry, but incorrect all around...
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His hand jerked at a soft, cool kiss, but it was only a few last shredded leaves and flower petals sifting gently down out of the air to settle all around them.

XXX said in a muffled voice, "YYY, will you please get off my ZZZ?
There was a brief pause. Then YYY rolled away and, cautiously, sat up, head hunched into collar. "Sorry," said YYY gruffly. "Thought for a moment there I was about to lose you. Again."
"Don't apologize." XXX, his heart still racing and his mouth very dry, pushed up and sat, his back pressed to a now-shorter marble drum.

Book?
XXX?
YYY?
ZZZ?
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JKCade wrote:His hand jerked at a soft, cool kiss, but it was only a few last shredded leaves and flower petals sifting gently down out of the air to settle all around them.

XXX said in a muffled voice, "YYY, will you please get off my ZZZ?
There was a brief pause. Then YYY rolled away and, cautiously, sat up, head hunched into collar. "Sorry," said YYY gruffly. "Thought for a moment there I was about to lose you. Again."
"Don't apologize." XXX, his heart still racing and his mouth very dry, pushed up and sat, his back pressed to a now-shorter marble drum.
Book? Diplomatic Immunity
XXX? Miles
YYY? Bel Thorne
ZZZ? head

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Correct!

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" (...) A proper XXX contest should have at least three sides anyway, it's traditional."
(...) means that the speaker says something before the quote. No dots in the text.

Book ?
XXX ?
Who is talking ?
To whom ?
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voralfred wrote:
" (...) A proper XXX contest should have at least three sides anyway, it's traditional."
Is that a little jibe at me?

Okay, so I give you
Book ? Warrior's Apprentice
XXX ? PISSING contest
Who is talking ? Ivan
To whom ? Miles
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E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
voralfred wrote:
" (...) A proper XXX contest should have at least three sides anyway, it's traditional."
Is that a little jibe at me?
Not at all. Seriously, I don't see why you would think such a thing.
E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote: Okay, so I give you
Book ? Warrior's Apprentice
XXX ? PISSING contest
Who is talking ? Ivan
To whom ? Miles

None of the above is correct.

Still, there is some amount of truth for XXX, but no; it is not the answer I am waiting for.
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A longer quote ?
"A rude oversight on somebody's part. Hm. Tell you what--go change your clothes. You can be my team. YYY can root for his own today. A proper XXX contest should have at least three sides anyway, it's traditional."
Book ?
YYY ? (a character)
XXX ? (an adjective)
Who is talking ?
To whom ?

If you answer by memory, any unanmbiguous designation of YYY will do, no need to give exactly what appears in the quote.

Bonus: for 1/2 point, whom does the speaker have in mind when mentioning "somebody" ?
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A longer quote ?

"A rude oversight on somebody's part. Hm. Tell you what--go change your clothes. You can be my team. YYY can root for his own today. A proper XXX contest should have at least three sides anyway, it's traditional."


Book ? Barrayar
YYY ? Aral
XXX ? Barrayaran
Who is talking ? Cordelia
To whom ? Droushnikova

If you answer by memory, any unanmbiguous designation of YYY will do, no need to give exactly what appears in the quote.

Bonus: for 1/2 point, whom does the speaker have in mind when mentioning "somebody" ? Count Piotr
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JKCade wrote:A longer quote ?

"A rude oversight on somebody's part. Hm. Tell you what--go change your clothes. You can be my team. YYY can root for his own today. A proper XXX contest should have at least three sides anyway, it's traditional."


Book ? Barrayar
YYY ? Aral
XXX ? Barrayaran
Who is talking ? Cordelia
To whom ? Droushnikova
Correct. The next quote and already a sherlock



If you answer by memory, any unanmbiguous designation of YYY will do, no need to give exactly what appears in the quote.

Bonus: for 1/2 point, whom does the speaker have in mind when mentioning "somebody" ?
JKCade wrote: Count Piotr
Well, I was thinking of Koudelka, but you are right Piotr was also a good answer.

So 1 and 1/2 :sherlock:
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"So I understood. He has twice requested an audience with me. I have not yet granted his request. He seems...persistent."

Book?
Speaker?
Who are they speaking to?
Who is "he"?
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XXX rose in dismissal; YYY scramble up too, saying, "Has ZZZ caught up with you yet? He was assigned to investigate the death of AAA, you know."
"So I understood. He has twice requested an audience with me. I have not yet granted his request. He seems...persistent."

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XXX?
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AAA?
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JKCade wrote:XXX rose in dismissal; YYY scramble up too, saying, "Has ZZZ caught up with you yet? He was assigned to investigate the death of AAA, you know."
"So I understood. He has twice requested an audience with me. I have not yet granted his request. He seems...persistent."
Book? Cetaganda
XXX? Haut-Rian Degtiar
YYY? Miles
AAA? Ba Lura

ZZZ= "He" : Dag Benin
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Correct!

My apologies for the late reply, I have no excuse other than life and a short attention span...;-)
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A new quote, with a bonus and a hint:
“(…) You realize, XXX, you did this? ‘SOME DEED’ singlehandedly?"
"Oh," breathed XXX, "it took both hands."

Book ?
Who speaks first ?
(…) means this is only the end of the first speaker’s speech.
XXX?
What is the ‘DEED’ that XXX did, according to the first speaker?
If you answer by memory, you don’t have to answer literally, just give the general idea.

Hint: you are not allowed to answer the bonus, below, is this thread, because of the younger members of this forum.
Only answer in the special thread I have started in the “Velvet Room” for this purpose.

Bonus
XXX’s answer takes a tangent with respect to the ‘DEED’ mentioned by the first character to speak.
For 1/2 point what did XXX have in mind ?
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A longer quote?
“(…) You realize, XXX, you did this? ‘SOME DEED’ singlehandedly?"
"Oh," breathed XXX, "it took both hands."
YYY decided not to touch that one. "Anyway—if we can—we need to lock the ZZZ's down. Get them under control, or at least out from behind everyone's backs."
"Very well."
"I suggest a round of good-guy-bad-guy. I'll be happy to take the part of bad guy."

Book ?
Who is YYY, who speaks first ?
(…) means this is only the end of YYY’s first speech.
XXX ?
(YYY and XXX are the only two characters who alternate in this dialogue - YYY will play "bad guy")
Who are the ZZZ's ?
What is the ‘DEED’ that XXX did, according to the first speaker?
If you answer by memory, you don’t have to answer literally, just give the general idea.

Hint #1: you are not allowed to answer the bonus, below, is this thread, because of the younger members of this forum.
Only answer in the special thread I have started in the “Velvet Room” for this purpose.

Hint #2: The full name of the ZZZ's is not mentioned in YYY's second speech, only a shortened version (it is OK to give either the full name of the shortened one). More precisely, in this quote, ZZZ is a single word, but often they appear as "AAA's ZZZ".
The essence of the hint is that AAA is dead at that point of the book.

Bonus
XXX’s answer takes a tangent with respect to the ‘DEED’ mentioned by YYY. It is mentioned in the quote that YYY decided not to comment on this tangent.
For 1/2 point what did XXX have in mind (something that YYY perfectly understood)?
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Well, mayde a little extra hint in blue. But to get the bonus you have to give a bit more, in blue, too !
voralfred wrote:A longer quote?
“(…) You realize, XXX, you did this? ‘SOME DEED’ singlehandedly?"
"Oh," breathed XXX, "it took both hands."
YYY decided not to touch that one. "Anyway—if we can—we need to lock the ZZZ's down. Get them under control, or at least out from behind everyone's backs."
"Very well."
"I suggest a round of good-guy-bad-guy. I'll be happy to take the part of bad guy."

Book ?
Who is YYY, who speaks first ?
(…) means this is only the end of YYY’s first speech.
XXX ?
(YYY and XXX are the only two characters who alternate in this dialogue - YYY will play "bad guy")
Who are the ZZZ's ?
What is the ‘DEED’ that XXX did, according to the first speaker?
If you answer by memory, you don’t have to answer literally, just give the general idea.

Hint #1: you are not allowed to answer the bonus, below, is this thread, because of the younger members of this forum.
Only answer in the special thread I have started in the “Velvet Room” for this purpose.

Hint #2: The full name of the ZZZ's is not mentioned in YYY's second speech, only a shortened version (it is OK to give either the full name of the shortened one). More precisely, in this quote, ZZZ is a single word, but often they appear as "AAA's ZZZ".
The essence of the hint is that AAA is dead at that point of the book.
XXX's tangent that YYY decided not to touch, the "round of good-guy-bad-guy" and AAA's death are all related to a certain character BBB.

Bonus
XXX’s answer takes a tangent with respect to the ‘DEED’ mentioned by YYY. It is mentioned in the quote that YYY decided not to comment on this tangent.
For 1/2 point what did XXX have in mind (something that YYY perfectly understood), and who is BBB ?
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JKCade : I found your answer to the bonus on the Velvet Room... but you were supposed to give the main answer here !
How can the younger people following this game (fortunately, the main other recent participant, namely EPS, is just barely above the legal age....) know you got the main question right ?

Anyway you did, and also the bonus, but for the record please repeat your answer to the main question here, before posting the next quote. One and a half point for you.
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I thought I did answer it here before I went to answer the bonus, but as I don't see it here I can only presume I did something wrong. Here are the answers. Again.

“(…) You realize, XXX, you did this? ‘SOME DEED’ singlehandedly?"
"Oh," breathed XXX, "it took both hands."
YYY decided not to touch that one. "Anyway—if we can—we need to lock the ZZZ's down. Get them under control, or at least out from behind everyone's backs."
"Very well."
"I suggest a round of good-guy-bad-guy. I'll be happy to take the part of bad guy."




Book ? The Vor Game
Who is YYY, who speaks first ? Miles
(…) means this is only the end of YYY’s first speech.
XXX ? Gregor
(YYY and XXX are the only two characters who alternate in this dialogue - YYY will play "bad guy")
Who are the ZZZ's ? Randall's Rangers
What is the ‘DEED’ that XXX did, according to the first speaker? Defeated the Cetagandan invasion of Vervain
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OK, so for the record, this is correct and further, your answer on the Velvet Room is correct, too.
So one and 1/2 points (already on your score) and the new quote for you !
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"Judicial murder", said AAA frozenly, "is murder still". BBB CCC was pale, breathless.
"But my hands will not be stained with it, eh?" And hasn't there been enough murder in DDD?"

Book?
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BBB CCC?
Where is DDD?
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A lil' hint, maybe ?
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"Judicial murder", said AAA frozenly, "is murder still". BBB CCC was pale, breathless.
"But my hands will not be stained with it, eh?" And hasn't there been enough murder in DDD? Come, my lady. Let us cry peace. Today, I ask humbly, and grant you the dignity of free compliance."
EEE's effort at goodwill was brightly strained.
AAA turned (their) face away. "I have the headache. You have kept me too long in the sun."

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BBB CCC?
Where is DDD?
EEE?
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"Judicial murder", said AAA frozenly, "is murder still". BBB CCC was pale, breathless.
"But my hands will not be stained with it, eh?" And hasn't there been enough murder in DDD? Come, my lady. Let us cry peace. Today, I ask humbly, and grant you the dignity of free compliance."
EEE's effort at goodwill was brightly strained.
AAA turned (their) face away. "I have the headache. You have kept me too long in the sun."
EEE's voice hardened. "Tomorrow I shall have the means to compel cooperation. And you'll wish you'd struck your best bargain while you could."
"I wish to go in." AAA's face had less animation than one of the marble statues tucked among the garden walks.

Book?
AAA?
BBB CCC?
Where is DDD?
EEE?
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