History Awesome / MonstrousRegiment

16th Apr '16 8:15:28 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* At the very end [[spoiler: the country is going back to war because of inexcusable stupidity (paraphrased from Polly's thoughts). So, after some thought, Polly (1) decides to run away from home again, (2) rejoin the army openly as a woman, fighting the pandering attitudes of the men and disguised women, (3) become essentially a second, more progressive Jackrum, and (4) basically force those in charge to stop being so unforgivably stupid through prolific blackmail and bullying. Here's hoping we get at least some 2nd hand accounts of the hell they raise in subsequent books.]]

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* At the very end [[spoiler: the country is going back to war because of inexcusable stupidity (paraphrased from Polly's thoughts). So, after some thought, Polly (1) decides to run away from home again, (2) rejoin the army openly as a woman, fighting the pandering attitudes of the men and disguised women, (3) become essentially a second, more progressive Jackrum, and (4) basically force those in charge to stop being so unforgivably stupid through prolific blackmail and bullying. Here's hoping we get at least some 2nd hand accounts of the hell they raise in subsequent books.]]
26th Feb '16 5:04:25 PM LongLiveHumour
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-->"Jackrum stood there, shining like the sunset. The light glinted off his shako badge, polished to the point where it would blind the incautious with its terrible gleam. His face was red, but his jacket was redder, and his sergeant's sash was the pure quill of redness, its very essence, the red of dying stars and dying soldiers. Blood dripped off the cutlasses thrust into his belt."

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-->"Jackrum -->Jackrum stood there, shining like the sunset. The light glinted off his shako badge, polished to the point where it would blind the incautious with its terrible gleam. His face was red, but his jacket was redder, and his sergeant's sash was the pure quill of redness, its very essence, the red of dying stars and dying soldiers. Blood dripped off the cutlasses thrust into his belt."
4th Nov '15 4:04:53 PM Bergamot
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***Not to mention that it turns out later that Blouse has managed to mentally reverse-engineer the entire klacks system--arguably the most advanced piece of technology on the Disc--purely by observation and logic.
7th Feb '15 7:14:00 PM RealSlimShadowen
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-->"Upon my soul, I am not a violent man." No, you certainly aren't.
** Well, Jackrum ''is'' being honest. [[spoiler: Definitely not a violent ''man''...]]
* Lofty's... ''innovative'' door-opening strategy.

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-->"Upon my soul, I am not a violent man." No, you certainly aren't.
"
** Well, Jackrum ''is'' being honest. [[spoiler: Definitely He's certainly not a violent ''man''...]]
* Lofty's... ''innovative'' door-opening strategy.



* Blouse gets several magnificent moments when the mousy, nerdy, naive lieutenant reveals his HiddenDepths:

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* Blouse gets several magnificent moments (even besting Jackrum at times) when the mousy, nerdy, naive lieutenant reveals his HiddenDepths:



-->'''Jackrum:''' You just have to say "carry on, sergeant", sir! That's how it works, sir! You tell me what you want and I give 'em the orders!
-->'''Blouse:''' Times are changing, sergeant.
** Later when the squad is camping, Blouse calls Jackrum out for directing Wazzer to steal food from William de Worde's cart, which Jackrum calmly defends by citing military rules classifying it as "plundering" from an enemy resource and therefore legitimate. Blouse responds by actually ''pulling out a copy of the military rulebook'' and looking it up, then carries on to look up the bogus rule Jackrum invented on the spur of the moment to evade his forced retirement. Just when Polly thinks it's going to come to a fight, Blouse snaps the book shut and congratulates a nonplussed Jackrum on his encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules - he caught Jackrum lying, Jackrum ''knows'' he's been caught and subsequently Jackrum knows he's being ''allowed'' to get away with it, putting him on the backfoot.
-->And there was a gleam in his eye. Polly remembered Blouse looking at the captured cavalry captain. This was that same look, the look which said: ''now'' I have the upper hand.

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-->'''Jackrum:''' --->'''Jackrum:''' You just have to say "carry on, sergeant", sir! That's how it works, sir! You tell me what you want and I give 'em the orders!
-->'''Blouse:'''
orders!\\
'''Blouse:'''
Times are changing, sergeant.
** Later when the squad is camping, Blouse calls Jackrum out for directing Wazzer to steal food from William de Worde's cart, which Jackrum calmly defends by citing military rules classifying it as "plundering" from an enemy resource and therefore legitimate. Blouse responds by actually ''pulling out a copy of the military rulebook'' and looking it up, then carries on to look up the bogus rule Jackrum invented on the spur of the moment to evade his forced retirement. Just when Polly thinks it's going to come to a fight, Blouse snaps the book shut and congratulates a nonplussed Jackrum on his encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules - he rules--he caught Jackrum lying, Jackrum ''knows'' he's been caught and subsequently Jackrum knows he's being ''allowed'' to get away with it, putting him on the backfoot.
-->And --->And there was a gleam in his eye. Polly remembered Blouse looking at the captured cavalry captain. This was that same look, the look which said: ''now'' I have the upper hand.



--->'''Jackrum:''' I protest, sir!
--->'''Blouse:''' Sergeant, I am about to tell our spy that we are seven miles further away than we really are, do you understand? And I am certain they will believe us because I have artifically reduced the light output from our device, do you understand? And I will tell them that their spies have encountered a very large party of recruits and deserters heading for the mountains and are in pursuit, do you understand? I am making us ''invisible,'' do you understand? ''Do you understand,'' Sergeant Jackrum?

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--->'''Jackrum:''' I protest, sir!
--->'''Blouse:'''
sir!\\
'''Blouse:'''
Sergeant, I am about to tell our spy that we are seven miles further away than we really are, do you understand? And I am certain they will believe us because I have artifically artificially reduced the light output from our device, do you understand? And I will tell them that their spies have encountered a very large party of recruits and deserters heading for the mountains and are in pursuit, do you understand? I am making us ''invisible,'' do you understand? ''Do you understand,'' Sergeant Jackrum?



* At the very end [[spoiler: the country is going back to war because of inexcusable stupidity (paraphrased from Polly's thoughts). So, after some thought, Polly (1) decides to run away from home again, (2) rejoin the army openly as a woman, fighting the pandering attitudes of the men and disguised women, (3) become essentially a 2nd, more progressive Jackrum, and (4) basically force those in charge to stop being so unforgivably stupid through prolific blackmail and bullying. Here's hoping we get at least some 2nd hand accounts of the hell they raise in subsequent books.]]

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* At the very end [[spoiler: the country is going back to war because of inexcusable stupidity (paraphrased from Polly's thoughts). So, after some thought, Polly (1) decides to run away from home again, (2) rejoin the army openly as a woman, fighting the pandering attitudes of the men and disguised women, (3) become essentially a 2nd, second, more progressive Jackrum, and (4) basically force those in charge to stop being so unforgivably stupid through prolific blackmail and bullying. Here's hoping we get at least some 2nd hand accounts of the hell they raise in subsequent books.]]
3rd Dec '14 1:59:08 AM MattII
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** And then realising within a few moments that there's probably more than just that third.
8th Aug '13 10:32:16 PM InTheEther
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* At the very end [[spoiler: the country is going back to war because of inexcusable stupidity (paraphrased from Polly's thoughts). So, after some thought, Polly (1) decides to run away from home again, (2) rejoin the army openly as a woman, fighting the pandering attitudes of the men and disguised women, (3) become essentially a 2nd, more progressive Jackrum, and (4) basically force those in charge to stop being so unforgivably stupid through prolific blackmail and bullying. Here's hoping we get at least some 2nd hand accounts of the hell they raise in subsequent books.)

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* At the very end [[spoiler: the country is going back to war because of inexcusable stupidity (paraphrased from Polly's thoughts). So, after some thought, Polly (1) decides to run away from home again, (2) rejoin the army openly as a woman, fighting the pandering attitudes of the men and disguised women, (3) become essentially a 2nd, more progressive Jackrum, and (4) basically force those in charge to stop being so unforgivably stupid through prolific blackmail and bullying. Here's hoping we get at least some 2nd hand accounts of the hell they raise in subsequent books.)]]
8th Aug '13 10:31:45 PM InTheEther
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* At the very end [[spoiler: the country is going back to war because of inexcusable stupidity (paraphrased from Polly's thoughts). So, after some thought, Polly (1) decides to run away from home again, (2) rejoin the army openly as a woman, fighting the pandering attitudes of the men and disguised women, (3) become essentially a 2nd, more progressive Jackrum, and (4) basically force those in charge to stop being so unforgivably stupid through prolific blackmail and bullying. Here's hoping we get at least some 2nd hand accounts of the hell they raise in subsequent books.)
2nd Jul '13 8:47:23 AM Raisins
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** Then when they find the enemy signal group, he calmly restrains Jackrum from attacking until they've finished signaling, then justifies it to a furious Jackrum by pointing out that no only would attacking while they were still transmitting have alerted the enemy that something had happened and caused them to send reinforcements, now they had captured the enemies' signal device and code book without them knowing. He proceeds to leaves Jackrum flabbergasted by giving the orders to set up camp himself.

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** Then when they find the enemy signal group, he calmly restrains Jackrum from attacking until they've finished signaling, then justifies it to a furious Jackrum by pointing out that no not only would attacking while they were still transmitting have alerted the enemy that something had happened and caused them to send reinforcements, now they had captured the enemies' signal device and code book without them knowing. He proceeds to leaves Jackrum flabbergasted by giving the orders to set up camp himself.
20th May '13 4:20:50 AM NanoMoose
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-->'''Jackrum:''' "...so what is there that I don't know about you... [[spoiler: ''Mildred'']]?"

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-->'''Jackrum:''' "...-->'''Jackrum:''' ...so what is there that I don't know about you... [[spoiler: ''Mildred'']]?"''Mildred'']]?



** Later when the squad is camping, Blouse calls Jackrum out for directing Wazzer to steal food from William de Worde's cart, which Jackrum calmly defends by citing military rules classifying it as "plundering" from an enemy resource and therefore legitimate. Blouse responds by actually ''pulling out a copy of the military rulebook'' and looking it up, then carries on to look up the bogus rule Jackrum invented on the spur of the moment to evade his forced retirement. Just when Polly thinks it's going to come to a fight, Blouse snaps the book shut and congratulates a nonplussed Jackrum on his encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules- he caught Jackrum lying, Jackrum ''knows'' he's been caught and subsequently Jackrum knows he's being ''allowed'' to get away with it, putting him on the backfoot.

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** Later when the squad is camping, Blouse calls Jackrum out for directing Wazzer to steal food from William de Worde's cart, which Jackrum calmly defends by citing military rules classifying it as "plundering" from an enemy resource and therefore legitimate. Blouse responds by actually ''pulling out a copy of the military rulebook'' and looking it up, then carries on to look up the bogus rule Jackrum invented on the spur of the moment to evade his forced retirement. Just when Polly thinks it's going to come to a fight, Blouse snaps the book shut and congratulates a nonplussed Jackrum on his encyclopaedic knowledge of the rules- rules - he caught Jackrum lying, Jackrum ''knows'' he's been caught and subsequently Jackrum knows he's being ''allowed'' to get away with it, putting him on the backfoot.



--->'''Jackrum:''' <{{beat}}> Fully understood, sir!

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--->'''Jackrum:''' <{{beat}}> (''{{beat}}'') Fully understood, sir!
30th Jan '13 1:12:05 PM DominusTemporis
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** Well, Jackrum ''is'' being honest. [[spoiler: Definitely not a violent ''man''...]]
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