History Funny / HoratioHornblower

23rd Mar '16 1:11:51 PM eowynjedi
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* Hornblower beating himself up over the hot shot setting off a cannon prematurely, loudly pacing and upbraiding himself. Bush, who puts more into the fact that Hornblower has worked out ''how'' to fire heated shot in about an hour, without having ever done so before, can only be amused. (As well as a little jealous of Hornblower's innovation.)


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* During the tense SternChase with the Loire, Mr. Prowse is being rather gloomy about their chances. Hornblower really ''wants'' to say "Perhaps you'd advise us to haul down our colours now and save the trouble." (But he can't, because it would contradict the Articles of War.)
1st Jan '15 1:28:19 PM rottenvenetic
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* Aboard a small brig after a successful action, Hornblower, a commodore, feels like ThePigPen and decides he MUST have his naked bath with pumped sea water. In the English Channel. In November. HilarityEnsues.

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* Aboard a small brig after a successful action, Hornblower, a commodore, feels like ThePigPen and decides he MUST have his usual [[BunnyEarsLawyer naked bath on deck, with pumped sea water.water]]. In the English Channel. In November.[[ViolationOfCommonSense November]]. HilarityEnsues.
1st Jan '15 1:26:59 PM rottenvenetic
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* Aboard a small brig after a successful action, Hornblower, a commodore, feels like ThePigPen and decides he MUST have his naked bath with pumped sea water. In the English Channel. In November. HilarityEnsues.
5th Nov '14 6:32:56 PM Ruddigore
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--> '''Captain Pellew''': ''forcing a smile'' Get him over the side. *beat* With dignity.

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--> '''Captain Pellew''': ''forcing ''(forcing a smile'' smile)'' Get him over the side. *beat* With dignity.
5th Nov '14 6:22:37 PM Ruddigore
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** This entire exchange is hilarious, from Hornblower's insistance on reading out the [[OverlyLongGag Duke of Belchite's titles in full]] [[note]] If you're interested, it's "His Excellency the Duke of Belchite, Grandee of the First Class, Commander-in-Chief of His Catholic Majesty's Forces by Land and by Sea, Knight of the Most Sacred Order of the Golden Fleece, First Minister of His Most Catholic Majesty, Captain-General of Andalucia"[[/note]] to Pellew's final word on the matter:

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** This entire exchange is hilarious, from Hornblower's insistance on reading out the [[OverlyLongGag Duke of Belchite's titles in full]] [[note]] If you're interested, it's "His Excellency the Duke of Belchite, Grandee of the First Class, Commander-in-Chief of His Catholic Majesty's Forces by Land and by Sea, Knight of the Most Sacred Order of the Golden Fleece, First Minister of His Most Catholic Majesty, Captain-General of Andalucia"[[/note]] Andalucia." The list is almost certainly even longer, but Pellew loses patience after a while.[[/note]] to Pellew's final word on the matter:
5th Nov '14 6:21:39 PM Ruddigore
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** This entire exchange is hilarious, from Hornblower's insistance on reading out the [[OverlyLongGag Duke of Belchite's titles in full]] [[note]] If you're interested, it's "His Excellency the Duke of Belchite, Grandee of the First Class, Commander-in-Chief of His Catholic Majesty's Forces by Land and by Sea, Knight of the Most Sacred Order of the Golden Fleece, First Minister of His Most Catholic Majesty, Captain-General of Andalucia"[[/note]] to Pellew's final word on the matter:
--> '''Captain Pellew''': ''forcing a smile'' Get him over the side. *beat* With dignity.
15th Oct '14 5:40:13 PM maxwellsilver
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* After the irascible and superior [=McCullum=] gets himself shot with a duel in Eisenbeiss, he's still irritating and finds many ways to say that Navy officers are incompetent clods. Hornblower won't give him the satisfaction of ''visibly'' rising to the bait, but still....

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* After the irascible and superior [=McCullum=] gets himself shot with in a duel in with Eisenbeiss, he's still irritating and finds many ways to say that Navy officers are incompetent clods. Hornblower won't give him the satisfaction of ''visibly'' rising to the bait, but still....
2nd Sep '14 11:26:31 PM AFP
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* From ''The Even Chance'', Captain Keene is overseeing the Midshipmen's training, and is checking their work. What follows is a long series of him checking their slates and saying "No... no... no..." as each one proves incorrect. Judging by one midshipman's face, he genuinely was proud of the answer he presented until the Captain shot him down as wholly incorrect.

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* From ''The Even Chance'', Captain Keene is overseeing the Midshipmen's training, and is checking their work. What follows is a long series of him checking their slates and saying "No... no... no..." as each one proves incorrect. Judging by one midshipman's face, he genuinely was proud of the answer he presented until the Captain shot him down as wholly incorrect. He declares that Mr. Simpson has found the source of the Nile River, implying that Simpson made a navigational calculation that would have placed their ship [[EpicFail in the middle of Africa.]]
14th Aug '14 3:39:38 PM eowynjedi
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* The dinner that Captain Cogshill hosts near the end, [[spoiler:after he takes command and the court of inquiry concludes that there is no need for a trial]]. Cogshill then proceeds to get himself, Bush, and Buckland absolutely sloshed with half the drinks brewed in Europe. Bush's mood improves with each successive toast (such as "Glorious war, oceans of gore, prizes galore, and beauty ashore"). The text notes that for the rest of his life, Bush remembers it as "one of the most successful dinners he ever attended."

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* Mr. Midshipman Hornblower's ComebackTomorrow moment in "Cargo of Rice". After arguing with the French captain and resorting to English to say "go to the Devil", he remembers the French after going into the cabin to do some navigation. And then says "allez au diable" out loud, even though he's alone.
* The dinner that Captain Cogshill hosts near the end, end of ''Lieutenant'', [[spoiler:after he takes command and the court of inquiry concludes that there is no need for a trial]]. Cogshill then proceeds to get himself, Bush, and Buckland absolutely sloshed with half the drinks brewed in Europe. Bush's mood improves with each successive toast (such as "Glorious war, oceans of gore, prizes galore, and beauty ashore"). The text notes that for the rest of his life, Bush remembers it as "one of the most successful dinners he ever attended."
5th Jul '14 8:34:20 PM eowynjedi
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* Hornblower restrains himself from contradicting Bush's firm belief that gales happen on the equinox ''because'' it's the equinox (rather than the fact that gale-causing conditions are coincident with that time of year), knowing that "if he expressed such an opinion it would be received with the tolerant and concealed disagreement accorded to the opinions of children and eccentrics and captains."


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* After being driven to distraction by Lt. Mound continually reaching for his pockets and then stopping guiltily, Commodore Hornblower snaps "For God's sake, put your hands in your pockets and leave off fidgeting."
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