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Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by runsforcelery   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:00 pm

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I'm going to have to go back into lower profile mode here, because I'm working on two projects simultaneously that both need attention. I'll try to drop back in from time to time, though, and I'm going to aim for one in-order snippet a week. (Book's not coming out until next November, guys.) However, since I've been giving you out of order snippets, here's one more.

I think you can guess what they're upset about.

Did I ever mention that angry people sometimes make less than optimal decisions? ;)

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“None of that would’ve been necessary if not for the fucking Manties.” Gervais’s voice was a snarl. “It’s that goddamned loose warhead Gold Peak’s fault. If she weren’t such a maniac, if we hadn’t known she’d be coming for Mesa as soon as she possibly could, we wouldn’t have had to rush Houdini that way and Mom and Dad would be right here on Darius right now.”

A sort of sub-aural growl answered him, but Collin shook his head.

“Gold Peak may be the one who actually pulled the trigger, but it wasn’t just her. It was her whole damned ‘Star Empire’ and their goddamned friends. All of them. Elizabeth, Mayhew, Pritchart . . . and that bitch Harrington.”


"Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as Piglet came back from the dead.
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Re: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by 19chickens   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:13 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:Did I ever mention that angry people sometimes make less than optimal decisions? ;)


Ooh! Things are going to be getting interesting. But yeah, remember to take time off to get everything sorted. Part of me wonders if there's going to be enough in the book for 52+ snippets, bit the other part is excited that there's going to be that much (and more) in the book.
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Re: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by cthia   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:14 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:I'm going to have to go back into lower profile mode here, because I'm working on two projects simultaneously that both need attention. I'll try to drop back in from time to time, though, and I'm going to aim for one in-order snippet a week. (Book's not coming out until next November, guys.) However, since I've been giving you out of order snippets, here's one more.

I think you can guess what they're upset about.

Did I ever mention that angry people sometimes make less than optimal decisions? ;)

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“None of that would’ve been necessary if not for the fucking Manties.” Gervais’s voice was a snarl. “It’s that goddamned loose warhead Gold Peak’s fault. If she weren’t such a maniac, if we hadn’t known she’d be coming for Mesa as soon as she possibly could, we wouldn’t have had to rush Houdini that way and Mom and Dad would be right here on Darius right now.”

A sort of sub-aural growl answered him, but Collin shook his head.

“Gold Peak may be the one who actually pulled the trigger, but it wasn’t just her. It was her whole damned ‘Star Empire’ and their goddamned friends. All of them. Elizabeth, Mayhew, Pritchart . . . and that bitch Harrington.”


Why does everyone think Harrington's a bitch? She has to be the most misunderstood naval officer in the Honorverse.

At any rate, it seems someone's begun putting an eraser to that malignant alphabet. Detweiler B-L left, is it?

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Re: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by runsforcelery   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:23 pm

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19chickens wrote:
runsforcelery wrote:Did I ever mention that angry people sometimes make less than optimal decisions? ;)


Ooh! Things are going to be getting interesting. But yeah, remember to take time off to get everything sorted. Part of me wonders if there's going to be enough in the book for 52+ snippets, bit the other part is excited that there's going to be that much (and more) in the book.



Well, there are roughly 288,000 words in the manuscript. So if I hold myself to 1 snippet a week and the snippets to no more than 1,500 words, 52 snippets would be 78,000 words, or about 27%. (Doesn't count Rosie snips, of course! :lol:) I really don't like snippeting much more than that, but 78-80,000 words would probably work out just fine. And, of course, the EARC will be available for those of you who want it well before next November!


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Re: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by cthia   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:36 pm

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Seems like the MAlign have just formally charged Grayson and Haven with complicity. I wonder what their sentencing will be?

As I stated in a certain thread that the latest Manticoran shenanigans of killing their parents will anger the malignant kids, further derailing their centuries old plans and causing them to throw the switch and change tracks leading to sentencing...

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: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by Lunan   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:36 pm

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Which 2 projects? Just out of idle curiosity you understand

runsforcelery wrote:I'm going to have to go back into lower profile mode here, because I'm working on two projects simultaneously that both need attention. I'll try to drop back in from time to time, though, and I'm going to aim for one in-order snippet a week. (Book's not coming out until next November, guys.) However, since I've been giving you out of order snippets, here's one more.

I think you can guess what they're upset about.

Did I ever mention that angry people sometimes make less than optimal decisions? ;)

__________________________________________________

“None of that would’ve been necessary if not for the fucking Manties.” Gervais’s voice was a snarl. “It’s that goddamned loose warhead Gold Peak’s fault. If she weren’t such a maniac, if we hadn’t known she’d be coming for Mesa as soon as she possibly could, we wouldn’t have had to rush Houdini that way and Mom and Dad would be right here on Darius right now.”

A sort of sub-aural growl answered him, but Collin shook his head.

“Gold Peak may be the one who actually pulled the trigger, but it wasn’t just her. It was her whole damned ‘Star Empire’ and their goddamned friends. All of them. Elizabeth, Mayhew, Pritchart . . . and that bitch Harrington.”
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Re: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by Eagleeye   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:56 pm

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Lunan wrote:Which 2 projects? Just out of idle curiosity you understand


If I had to guess - Safehold is one of them; and maybe Bahzell is the other. Certainly not Multiverse; else he had mentioned Joelle. Or so I'd think, at least.
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Re: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by JohnRoth   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:10 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:I'm going to have to go back into lower profile mode here, because I'm working on two projects simultaneously that both need attention. I'll try to drop back in from time to time, though, and I'm going to aim for one in-order snippet a week. (Book's not coming out until next November, guys.) However, since I've been giving you out of order snippets, here's one more.

I think you can guess what they're upset about.

Did I ever mention that angry people sometimes make less than optimal decisions? ;)

__________________________________________________

“None of that would’ve been necessary if not for the fucking Manties.” Gervais’s voice was a snarl. “It’s that goddamned loose warhead Gold Peak’s fault. If she weren’t such a maniac, if we hadn’t known she’d be coming for Mesa as soon as she possibly could, we wouldn’t have had to rush Houdini that way and Mom and Dad would be right here on Darius right now.”

A sort of sub-aural growl answered him, but Collin shook his head.

“Gold Peak may be the one who actually pulled the trigger, but it wasn’t just her. It was her whole damned ‘Star Empire’ and their goddamned friends. All of them. Elizabeth, Mayhew, Pritchart . . . and that bitch Harrington.”


Well, that answers one question I had.
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Re: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by JohnRoth   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:14 pm

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cthia wrote:
runsforcelery wrote:I'm going to have to go back into lower profile mode here, because I'm working on two projects simultaneously that both need attention. I'll try to drop back in from time to time, though, and I'm going to aim for one in-order snippet a week. (Book's not coming out until next November, guys.) However, since I've been giving you out of order snippets, here's one more.

I think you can guess what they're upset about.

Did I ever mention that angry people sometimes make less than optimal decisions? ;)

__________________________________________________

“None of that would’ve been necessary if not for the fucking Manties.” Gervais’s voice was a snarl. “It’s that goddamned loose warhead Gold Peak’s fault. If she weren’t such a maniac, if we hadn’t known she’d be coming for Mesa as soon as she possibly could, we wouldn’t have had to rush Houdini that way and Mom and Dad would be right here on Darius right now.”

A sort of sub-aural growl answered him, but Collin shook his head.

“Gold Peak may be the one who actually pulled the trigger, but it wasn’t just her. It was her whole damned ‘Star Empire’ and their goddamned friends. All of them. Elizabeth, Mayhew, Pritchart . . . and that bitch Harrington.”


Why does everyone think Harrington's a bitch? She has to be the most misunderstood naval officer in the Honorverse.

At any rate, it seems someone's begun putting an eraser to that malignant alphabet. Detweiler B-L left, is it?

.


There are six clones, named Benjamin, Colin, Daniel, Everett, Franklin and Gervais. There is no J, K or L. I believe Gervais has something to do with foreign affairs. I think this is the first time we've seen him on camera.
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Re: Out of order snippet? WHAT out of order snippet?
Post by kzt   » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:23 pm

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runsforcelery wrote:I'm going to have to go back into lower profile mode here, because I'm working on two projects simultaneously that both need attention. I'll try to drop back in from time to time, though, and I'm going to aim for one in-order snippet a week. (Book's not coming out until next November, guys.)

"Break time is over, everybody back on your head."
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