History Funny / HonorHarrington

13th Mar '18 2:22:59 PM Milarqui
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** The way it gets solved is hilarious, too: Samantha looks at a relaxed Nimitz, and Nimitz tiredly stands up to get his son out from under the seat. You can almost imagine him rolling his eyes, too.
4th Mar '18 8:23:15 AM Serpensium
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* During a routine mail-drop from a Havenite courier-ship, the courier ship's captain is being questioned over the comm. because the local StateSec detachment is claiming that they haven't given them all their mail. The courier explains that they have, and StateSec demands remote access to their computers to double check. Once they do, they start demanding to know why the courier ship ''deleted'' their mail. The courier, harried and scared out of their wits, tries to explain that they couldn't have done that, because they don't have the access codes. Then the StateSec Major who was talking to the courier-ship switches over to his commander: a Lieutenant ''General'', who similarly demands to know what the courier ship is playing at. Terrified, the courier ship explains that it is physically impossible for them to have deleted, altered, or otherwise gotten rid of this phantom message that General Chernock wants to see. Finally, General Chernock dismisses him, and turns to his second-in-command, and asks if he thinks that the courier was telling the truth. The second-in-command says that he does, and the reader finally learns what the important message had been about:

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* During a routine mail-drop from a Havenite courier-ship, the courier ship's captain is being questioned over the comm. because the local StateSec detachment is claiming that they haven't given them all their mail. The courier explains that they have, and StateSec demands remote access to their computers to double check. Once they do, they start demanding to know why the courier ship ''deleted'' their mail. The courier, harried and scared out of their wits, tries to explain that they couldn't have done that, because they don't have the access codes. Then the StateSec Major Colonel who was talking to the courier-ship switches over to his commander: a Lieutenant ''General'', who similarly demands to know what the courier ship is playing at. Terrified, the courier ship explains that it is physically impossible for them to have deleted, altered, or otherwise gotten rid of this phantom message that General Chernock wants to see. Finally, General Chernock dismisses him, and turns to his second-in-command, and asks if he thinks that the courier was telling the truth. The second-in-command says that he does, and the reader finally learns what the important message had been about:
4th Mar '18 8:22:28 AM Serpensium
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* During a routine mail-drop from a Havenite courier-ship, the courier ship's captain is being questioned over the comm. because the local StateSec detachment is claiming that they haven't given them all their mail. The courier explains that they have, and StateSec demands remote access to their computers to double check. Once they do, they start demanding to know why the courier ship ''deleted'' their mail. The courier, harried and scared out of their wits, tries to explain that they couldn't have done that, because they don't have the access codes. Then the StateSec Major who was talking to the courier-ship switches over to his commander: a full ''General'', who similarly demands to know what the courier ship is playing at. Terrified, the courier ship explains that it is physically impossible for them to have deleted, altered, or otherwise gotten rid of this phantom message that General Chernock wants to see. Finally, General Chernock dismisses him, and turns to his second-in-command, and asks if he thinks that the courier was telling the truth. The second-in-command says that he does, and the reader finally learns what the important message had been about:

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* During a routine mail-drop from a Havenite courier-ship, the courier ship's captain is being questioned over the comm. because the local StateSec detachment is claiming that they haven't given them all their mail. The courier explains that they have, and StateSec demands remote access to their computers to double check. Once they do, they start demanding to know why the courier ship ''deleted'' their mail. The courier, harried and scared out of their wits, tries to explain that they couldn't have done that, because they don't have the access codes. Then the StateSec Major who was talking to the courier-ship switches over to his commander: a full Lieutenant ''General'', who similarly demands to know what the courier ship is playing at. Terrified, the courier ship explains that it is physically impossible for them to have deleted, altered, or otherwise gotten rid of this phantom message that General Chernock wants to see. Finally, General Chernock dismisses him, and turns to his second-in-command, and asks if he thinks that the courier was telling the truth. The second-in-command says that he does, and the reader finally learns what the important message had been about:
24th Jan '18 9:38:01 AM Jinghis
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* Honor begins running raids on Havenite systems as the CO of Eighth Fleet, and the Republican admirals are baffled by how the target selection is being done:
-->'''Havenite Admiral Marquette:''' There ''has'' to be some sort of underlying pattern to their target selection. I can't believe someone like Harrington is just reaching into a hat and pulling out names at random. For that matter, the spacing on this cluster of raids demonstrates she isn't. So try to get inside her head. Run it through the computers, kick it around, try to get some sort of feel for what kind of tendencies or inclinations may be pushing her choices.\\
''Later On''\\
'''Mercedes Brigham:''' ''My'' idea of how to assign the task forces was to pull system names out of a hat. For some reason, neither Andrea nor Her Grace thought that was a wonderful idea.\\
'''Honor:''' What I said was that it didn't seem very professional and it wouldn't do very much for the public's confidence in the Navy if we did it that way and word got out.
13th Jan '18 2:17:50 PM ReaderAt2046
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--> '''Hugh:''' There really was a guy who went into exile in protest against what he called constitutional irregularities. He posted a long list of them on a public web site. It's still up, if you're curious.
--> '''DuHavel''' Constitutional irregularities, is it? Interesting concept -- given that Torch hasn't yet adopted a formal constitution.
--> '''Hugh:''' Yup. He listed that as Irregularity Number One.
2nd Jan '18 2:38:19 PM USABobcat
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* Part of Honor's overwhelming duties at Basilisk Station is to hold customs inspections. The NPA, the local police organization, is mainly ex-Army and ex-Marines and so they have almost no experience finding smuggling compartments or the like. (Which is why its supposed to be the Navy's job to handle customs in the first place, a duty the previous Basilisk Station commander had been ignoring.) During the meeting with the head of the NPA, she calls in the Bosun.
-->''"I'm not going to ask you to betray any secrets, Bosun, but what I'm looking for are people who--from their own experience, let us say--would be intimately familiar with the best way to hide contraband aboard a shuttle or a starship.''
** After the Bosun leaves, Major Isvarian, the head of the NPA customs, intrudes on the conversation:
--->''"Excuse me, Captain, but did I just hear you ask the bosun to find fifteen ''smugglers'' to man our customs flights?"''\\
''"Of course not, Major. This is a Queen's ship. [[IllPretendIDidntHearThat What would we be doing with smugglers on board?]]"''
23rd Dec '17 3:47:48 PM nombretomado
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*** And his human ''nickname'' is Stinker, as in [[BugsBunny "Ain't I a stinker?"]] - pretty much a direct cultural translation.

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*** And his human ''nickname'' is Stinker, as in [[BugsBunny [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny "Ain't I a stinker?"]] - pretty much a direct cultural translation.
8th Nov '17 10:32:05 AM Adeon
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*** Those same subordinates also start giving the ship's medic a hard time due to him not bothering to stock the medecines she needs to prevent this. What makes it funny is that Ensign [=LeCroix's=] subordinates start giving him a hard time as well in what is essentially female solidarity by proxy.
8th Aug '17 7:47:51 AM AFP
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%%''[[AC:Field of Dishonor]]''

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%%''[[AC:Field ''[[AC:Field of Dishonor]]''Dishonor]]''

* In a humorous bit of world-building, it is mentioned that Honor is familiar with powder-fired cartridge weapons (such as 20th century semi-automatic pistols) because when she was younger, she was active with the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism, which to 20th and 21st century readers is better known for dressing up in armor and fighting with swords.
9th Jul '17 5:25:50 PM Mf9769
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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 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.

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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 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.
golf. Turns into a BrickJoke later on in War of Honor, explained in more detail below.
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