History Funny / HonorHarrington

10th Jan '16 5:36:22 PM phoenix
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* During a period of political unrest in Harrington Steading in which a number of demonstrations had led to fighting in the streets, Honor tries to get her apparently-blind chief armsmaster to call in an alert about a group of men armed with large clubs entering a park. [=LaFollet=], when he's done laughing, explains to his poor ignorant Manticoran boss that what she's seeing is a pickup baseball game. (On Manticore, the main team sport is TheBeautifulGame.) It only gets funnier when, after [=LaFollet=] explains bats are used on the ball (not the players), the first idea that springs to Honor's mind is a demented variation on golf.
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* During a period of political unrest in Harrington Steading in which a number of demonstrations had led to fighting in the streets, Honor tries to get her apparently-blind chief armsmaster to call in an alert about a group of men armed with large clubs entering a park. [=LaFollet=], when he's done laughing, explains to his poor ignorant Manticoran boss that what she's seeing is a pickup baseball game. (On Manticore, the main team sport is TheBeautifulGame.UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball.) It only gets funnier when, after [=LaFollet=] explains bats are used on the ball (not the players), the first idea that springs to Honor's mind is a demented variation on golf.
8th Jan '16 10:51:54 PM Shinziril
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** Upgraded to a double FacePalm when Houseman continues [[DiggingYourselfDeeper digging himself deeper]].

** The incredibly helpful description of the Sphinxian Chipmunk given by the narration is worth a mention: It has six legs (like most fauna from Sphinx), [[DisSimile and looks nothing like a Terran chipmunk.]] This sort of disconnect between something's name and its Terran analog would eventually turn into one of the franchise's {{Running Gag}}s.
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*** And his human ''nickname'' is Stinker, as in [[BugsBunny "Ain't I a stinker?"]] - pretty much a direct cultural translation. ** The incredibly helpful description of the he Sphinxian Chipmunk given by the narration is worth a mention: It has six legs (like most fauna from Sphinx), [[DisSimile and looks nothing like a Terran chipmunk.]] This sort of disconnect between something's name and its Terran analog would eventually turn into one of the franchise's {{Running Gag}}s.
14th Dec '15 3:04:16 PM Earriorwatcher
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* The repeated fumbling of Berry's underlings to find a title she likes. They eventually settle on "Your Mousety".
25th Sep '15 3:40:44 PM Michael
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** To be able to leave him in charge she had to grant him an official title, but she wanted it to seem as un-threatening as possible to avoid people seeing it as a power grab. Hence how a genetically engineered strongman ended up appointed Minister of the Posterior.
22nd Apr '15 3:05:58 AM USABobcat
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No idea how I misspelled island here.
* Honor, having rejoined the Royal Manticoran Navy, proceeds to return to semi-active duty as an instructor at Saganami Isalnd, where her loyal chief steward, James 'Mac' [=MacGuiness=], naturally joins her. She reflects that this is slightly peculiar given that Mac is ''retired'' and did not choose to reenlist... making him the only Chief Steward in the Royal Manticoran Navy who is not actually ''in'' the Royal Manticoran Navy.
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* Honor, having rejoined the Royal Manticoran Navy, proceeds to return to semi-active duty as an instructor at Saganami Isalnd, Island, where her loyal chief steward, James 'Mac' [=MacGuiness=], naturally joins her. She reflects that this is slightly peculiar given that Mac is ''retired'' and did not choose to reenlist... making him the only Chief Steward in the Royal Manticoran Navy who is not actually ''in'' the Royal Manticoran Navy.
21st Apr '15 10:27:01 AM USABobcat
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21st Apr '15 10:26:28 AM USABobcat
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--->She'd dragged him into and—barely—out of far too many battles, and she'd wanted him safely on the sidelines. Unfortunately, that was an option she didn't appear to have. She still wasn't sure how he'd gotten his way... again. They'd never argued about it. There'd been no need to. By some form of mental judo which put her own skill at ''coup de vitesse'' to shame, he'd simply avoided the entire discussion and appeared aboard the ''Paul Tankersley'' for the trip to the Star Kingdom. Nor had the Navy been any more successful at imposing its own, institutional sense of order on the situation. [=MacGuiness=] had never reenlisted and showed no particular desire to do so . . . [[BavarianFireDrill yet no one in the Service seemed aware that he hadn't.]] Honor was positive that, as a civilian, he must be in violation of about a zillion regulations in his current position. The security aspects of the ATC materials to which he had access alone must be enough to drive a good, paranoid ONI counterintelligence type berserk! But no one seemed to have the nerve to tell him he was breaking the rules.
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--->She'd -->She'd dragged him into and—barely—out of far too many battles, and she'd wanted him safely on the sidelines. Unfortunately, sidelines. -->Unfortunately, that was an option she didn't appear to have. She still wasn't sure how he'd gotten his way... again. They'd never argued about it. There'd been no need to. By some form of mental judo which put her own skill at ''coup de vitesse'' to shame, he'd simply avoided the entire discussion and appeared aboard the ''Paul Tankersley'' for the trip to the Star Kingdom. Nor had the Navy been any more successful at imposing its own, institutional sense of order on the situation. [=MacGuiness=] had never reenlisted and showed no particular desire to do so . . . [[BavarianFireDrill yet no one in the Service seemed aware that he hadn't.]] Honor was positive that, as a civilian, he must be in violation of about a zillion regulations in his current position. The security aspects of the ATC materials to which he had access alone must be enough to drive a good, paranoid ONI counterintelligence type berserk! But no one seemed to have the nerve to tell him he was breaking the rules.rules. -->[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Which, if she were going to be honest, was precisely how she preferred things.]]
21st Apr '15 10:24:22 AM USABobcat
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* Honor, having rejoined the Royal Manticoran Navy, proceeds to return to semi-active duty as an instructor at Saganami Isalnd, where her loyal chief steward, James 'Mac' MacGuiness, naturally joins her. She reflects that this is slightly peculiar given that Mac is ''retired'' and did not choose to reenlist. --->She'd dragged him into and—barely—out of far too many battles, and she'd wanted him safely on the sidelines. Unfortunately, that was an option she didn't appear to have. She still wasn't sure how he'd gotten his way... again. They'd never argued about it. There'd been no need to. By some form of mental judo which put her own skill at ''coup de vitesse'' to shame, he'd simply avoided the entire discussion and appeared aboard the ''Paul Tankersley'' for the trip to the Star Kingdom. Nor had the Navy been any more successful at imposing its own, institutional sense of order on the situation. MacGuiness had never reenlisted and showed no particular desire to do so . . . [[BavarianFireDrill yet no one in the Service seemed aware that he hadn't.]] Honor was positive that, as a civilian, he must be in violation of about a zillion regulations in his current position. The security aspects of the ATC materials to which he had access alone must be enough to drive a good, paranoid ONI counterintelligence type berserk! But no one seemed to have the nerve to tell him he was breaking the rules.
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* Honor, having rejoined the Royal Manticoran Navy, proceeds to return to semi-active duty as an instructor at Saganami Isalnd, where her loyal chief steward, James 'Mac' MacGuiness, [=MacGuiness=], naturally joins her. She reflects that this is slightly peculiar given that Mac is ''retired'' and did not choose to reenlist. reenlist... making him the only Chief Steward in the Royal Manticoran Navy who is not actually ''in'' the Royal Manticoran Navy. --->She'd dragged him into and—barely—out of far too many battles, and she'd wanted him safely on the sidelines. Unfortunately, that was an option she didn't appear to have. She still wasn't sure how he'd gotten his way... again. They'd never argued about it. There'd been no need to. By some form of mental judo which put her own skill at ''coup de vitesse'' to shame, he'd simply avoided the entire discussion and appeared aboard the ''Paul Tankersley'' for the trip to the Star Kingdom. Nor had the Navy been any more successful at imposing its own, institutional sense of order on the situation. MacGuiness [=MacGuiness=] had never reenlisted and showed no particular desire to do so . . . [[BavarianFireDrill yet no one in the Service seemed aware that he hadn't.]] Honor was positive that, as a civilian, he must be in violation of about a zillion regulations in his current position. The security aspects of the ATC materials to which he had access alone must be enough to drive a good, paranoid ONI counterintelligence type berserk! But no one seemed to have the nerve to tell him he was breaking the rules.
21st Apr '15 10:23:34 AM USABobcat
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* Honor, having rejoined the Royal Manticoran Navy, proceeds to return to semi-active duty as an instructor at Saganami Isalnd, where her loyal chief steward, James 'Mac' MacGuiness, naturally joins her. She reflects that this is slightly peculiar given that Mac is ''retired'' and did not choose to reenlist. --->She'd dragged him into and—barely—out of far too many battles, and she'd wanted him safely on the sidelines. Unfortunately, that was an option she didn't appear to have. She still wasn't sure how he'd gotten his way... again. They'd never argued about it. There'd been no need to. By some form of mental judo which put her own skill at ''coup de vitesse'' to shame, he'd simply avoided the entire discussion and appeared aboard the ''Paul Tankersley'' for the trip to the Star Kingdom. Nor had the Navy been any more successful at imposing its own, institutional sense of order on the situation. MacGuiness had never reenlisted and showed no particular desire to do so . . . [[BavarianFireDrill yet no one in the Service seemed aware that he hadn't.]] Honor was positive that, as a civilian, he must be in violation of about a zillion regulations in his current position. The security aspects of the ATC materials to which he had access alone must be enough to drive a good, paranoid ONI counterintelligence type berserk! But no one seemed to have the nerve to tell him he was breaking the rules.
21st Apr '15 10:13:16 AM USABobcat
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** First, the decision is made to return her from Trevor's Star to Grayson aboard the senior Grayson ship present... which, besides being the perfectly logical choice, allows Admiral White Haven, Captain Greentree, Admiral Yanakov, and the rest to enjoy watching her reaction when she discovers that the superdreadnought she just boarded is the GNS ''Honor Harrington''.
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** First, the decision is made to return her from Trevor's Star to Grayson aboard the senior Grayson ship present... which, besides being the perfectly logical choice, allows Admiral White Haven, Captain Greentree, Admiral Yanakov, and the rest to enjoy watching her reaction when she discovers that the superdreadnought she just boarded is the GNS ''Honor Harrington''. Which, as she gripes about, they ''absolutely refuse'' to rename.
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