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Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by runsforcelery   » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:30 pm

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This sort of, kind of, leads up to one of my snippets for Rose. :twisted:

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He shook his head again, this time heavily.

“All Kotouč and his people could do would be to die gallantly, Mister Yale. I don’t doubt they’d do that in a minute . . . if it could stop Hajdu. But it couldn’t. They might be able to hurt him badly first, but not badly enough to stop him from carrying out his orders in the end, and no military commander could justify throwing away his own people’s lives when the sacrifice couldn’t make any difference in the end.”

“So what do we do?” Vice President Morris said after a moment.

“We go on doing what we’re already doing,” Vangelis replied heavily. “We’ve got every orbit-capable shuttle, cutter, runabout, and garbage scow in the system moving everyone we possibly can in the time Hajdu’s so graciously given us. There’s already been some panic — you just can’t organize an evacuation on this kind of scale without telling people why you’re evacuating them — but so far, it’s manageable. Commodore Nisyrios’s people are providing armed parties for the major habitats’ boat bays to prevent — we hope — things from getting too out of hand, and we’re beginning with the major residential habitats. We should — should, probably — be able to get between eighty and eighty-five percent of the residents down to the planetary surface in thirty-six hours. That’s almost a hundred and nine million people.”

“And it still leaves eighteen-point-seven million people up there,” Morris said.

“And another one-point-two million in the Alexandria Belt,” Roanoke said. “My God. We’re talking about twenty million dead as our best case scenario!”

She looked around the conference room’s frozen-helium silence, and the clatter of a falling pin would have been deafening.


"Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as Piglet came back from the dead.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by roseandheather   » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:57 pm

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I. NEED. THIS. BOOK. LIKE. I. NEED. AIR.

On the other hand, by this point I've been buttered so thoroughly I'm practically Texas toast, which makes me very worried about who's going to die in UH.... :( :shock:

....RFC!!! ::shakes fist:: :mrgreen:
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Javier & Eloise
"You'll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley..."
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by kzt   » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:35 pm

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roseandheather wrote:I. NEED. THIS. BOOK. LIKE. I. NEED. AIR.

:D

I'm thinking this is effective marketing in action.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by roseandheather   » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:58 pm

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kzt wrote:
roseandheather wrote:I. NEED. THIS. BOOK. LIKE. I. NEED. AIR.

:D

I'm thinking this is effective marketing in action.


Like I said... I'm being buttered like Texas toast.

Not complaining. :P :mrgreen:
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I serve at the pleasure of President Pritchart.

Javier & Eloise
"You'll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley..."
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by PeterZ   » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:42 pm

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roseandheather wrote:I. NEED. THIS. BOOK. LIKE. I. NEED. AIR.

:D

kzt wrote:I'm thinking this is effective marketing in action.


roseandheather wrote:Like I said... I'm being buttered like Texas toast.

Not complaining. :P :mrgreen:


Sigh.......poor Eloise.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by cthia   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:39 am

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kzt wrote:
roseandheather wrote:I. NEED. THIS. BOOK. LIKE. I. NEED. AIR.

:D

I'm thinking this is effective marketing in action.
roseandheather wrote:Like I said... I'm being buttered like Texas toast.

Not complaining. :P :mrgreen:

Ooh, I love Texas toast. Big like everything else Texan born. It's evenly and lovingly buttered, on both sides. Buttered by what one can believe is not not butter, by the actual color. Toast not lightly buttered, but lightly colored — like real butter. So one can believe it's not not butter, by the actual color.

Son, your mother says I have to hang you. Personally I don't think this is a capital offense. But if I don't hang you, she's gonna hang me and frankly, I'm not the one in trouble. —cthia's father. Incident in ? Axiom of Common Sense
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by roseandheather   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:31 am

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PeterZ wrote:
roseandheather wrote:I. NEED. THIS. BOOK. LIKE. I. NEED. AIR.

:D

kzt wrote:I'm thinking this is effective marketing in action.


roseandheather wrote:Like I said... I'm being buttered like Texas toast.

Not complaining. :P :mrgreen:


Sigh.......poor Eloise.


By this point I'm just assuming I'm going to lose her.

(...I'm already stockpiling the torches and pitchforks.)
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I serve at the pleasure of President Pritchart.

Javier & Eloise
"You'll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley..."
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by ldwechsler   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:34 am

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Most important thing about the snippet is that it does not show time and place nor does it give us information about who the characters are.

I will assume that the bad guys are from the League (or MAlign pretending to be the League). Killing twenty million would be an atrocity of the first order. Remember that Yahweh Crossing cost about nine million lives.

If this was done by one of the Sollie fleets, that would cause a massive outcry. Yes, it might be defended in the Assembly, but those who defend it might have to worry about the same thing happening to their planets. Remember that the Beowulfer know who is connected to whom.

But, yeah, I really want MORE. A lot more.
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by Dauntless   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:13 am

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interesting. I'm guesing this would happening in the Hypatia system?

wasn't hypatia one of the librarians of Alexandria's library?

the system who isn't part of the league but does some business with beowulf? if so then 20M dead when they aren't even part of the war is a serious escalation by the mandarins
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Re: Uncompromising Honor, another out of order snippet
Post by cthia   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:56 am

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Dauntless wrote:interesting. I'm guesing this would happening in the Hypatia system?

wasn't hypatia one of the librarians of Alexandria's library?

the system who isn't part of the league but does some business with beowulf? if so then 20M dead when they aren't even part of the war is a serious escalation by the mandarins


It is also EXHIBIT D of the fact that the League are indeed barbarous, murderous idiots. ;)

Son, your mother says I have to hang you. Personally I don't think this is a capital offense. But if I don't hang you, she's gonna hang me and frankly, I'm not the one in trouble. —cthia's father. Incident in ? Axiom of Common Sense
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