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When you see a Bujold quote, post another Bujold quote in your LJ, and see how long we can keep it going.

Such riches to choose from...

I better get this in while I can . . .


(back to lurking.  Still trying to sell a house.)

Date: 2008-09-20 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That one's almost cheating [g].

Good luck with the house.

Date: 2008-09-20 11:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That one's almost cheating [g].

Oh, it is! I know. There was a similar meme, done in one post, with comments, some months ago, and I used it there, too.


IMHO, it is the best line in SF. At least per unit length, but maybe absolutely, too.

And, it is the only quote short enough for me to remember. That's why I had to hurry!

OK, here's another one short enough for me to remember:

"Urk, sire" Lt. Vorsoisson's reply to Gregor's Suggestion that he give his sister-in-law his full trust.

Then, a little later, at Vorkosigan House, from Mark:
"Armsman, why are these intruders still alive?", probably not quite right, but close. It seems to be relatively easy to push Mark to the edge, although he can be quite patient once he gets there. Sometimes.

Date: 2008-09-21 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, there are so many it's not even funny. The one that always leaps to my mind first, though, is "What? When they issued you your honor, they didn't give you the model with the reset button?" He gestured vaguely towards his navel. "Mine's right here." From the Attic Scene in ACC, of course.

Oh, and, "You just go on." From Memory. Not to mention "Money, power, sex, and elephants. Changed my worldview, ever after."

And "Lead on my lord, I'm flapping as hard as I can." I love Arde Mayhew, and was so glad to see him in Winterfair Gifts. I'd have given my eyeteeth to know if he recognized Cordelia, though.

And on. And on. And on.

Date: 2008-09-21 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I assume Mayhew must have figured out who Cordelia was during the time following Mirror Image when the connection between Vorkosigan and Naismith was becoming better known, first off, in the Dendarii. (And calling them the Dendarii??? While trying to maintain a fiction of independence from Barrayar that would fool Cetaganda?? Who used to bomb the Dendarii Mountains??? I suppose that was done to death on the List, but at a time I wasn't there.)

I like the scene where mad scientist Borgos figures out who she had been and goes ape over the Beta Survey Captain bit.

Lot of good stuff about honor and integrity, as you point out.

Date: 2008-09-21 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I wonder how much of Arde's "jump lag" in WG was lack of sleep over where he was going and who he was going to meet [g].

I don't remember anyone discussing the whole Dendarii Mercenaries name thing (and I've read the entire list archive -- we had some very slow periods on the reference desk a few times) . Then again, it was brought up in Brothers in Arms when the "imaginary" clone issue came up. Still, you'd think they'd have twigged to it before then. Not to mention knowing what Admiral Naismith looked like, and they didn't kidnap him during Cetaganda? I suppose that would have caused an interplanetary incident.

Anyway, if you're feeling brave, bring it up on the list. It would make for an interesting discussion. And knowing them, they'd probably Watsonianly rationalize it somehow.

Date: 2008-09-21 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
heh. Have to go back and reread BiA. Not one of my favorites, but I picked up the Miles Errant, so I have it. Won't really be able to pay attention to an extended discussion until next year. Probably better review the FAQs, too. The Listees are good. Which is why I like to hang around, but one does feel pressure to do one's homework, first. ;<)

Date: 2008-09-22 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, they do keep you on your toes. I've put my foot in my mouth by not having my details exactly right on a couple of occasions.

It is the most interesting mailing list, day in and day out, that I've ever subscribed to, though.

Date: 2008-09-23 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Dear gods, you've read the entire Archive?!? Thems some mighty slow times indeed. I have about 350 digests from this spring/summer that I didn't have time to read back then, and I find that number ... daunting.

Date: 2008-09-23 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, I joined the list in 2000, so I only had to read up to that point [g]. Really, it wasn't that much, and I did it over the course of several years.

I could have been more productive, I suppose, but I certainly couldn't have enjoyed myself more.


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