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10th Jan '18 2:15:12 AM AnotherGuy
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** Commander Cavilo famously gave Miles a salient piece of advice in ''The Vor Game''. It provides the page quote on the Trope pagr.

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** Commander Cavilo famously gave Miles a salient piece of advice in ''The Vor Game''. It provides the page lead quote on the Trope pagr.page.
10th Jan '18 2:13:38 AM AnotherGuy
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** Commander Cavilo famously gave Miles a salient piece of advice in ''The Vor Game''.

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** Commander Cavilo famously gave Miles a salient piece of advice in ''The Vor Game''. It provides the page quote on the Trope pagr.
10th Dec '17 6:48:16 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Miles:''' Ba Lura must have been more to [Emperor Gaija] than a piece of the furniture - it served him for over fifty years.
10th Dec '17 10:16:37 AM Conradus
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* NoSell: In ''Barrayar'', Vordarian tries to sabotage Aral and Cordelia's marriage by telling her that "[Aral's] bisexual, you know." Her response, "He ''was'' bisexual. Now he's monogamous," and proceeds to tell him her theories about his actually being attracted to soldiers. Don't try to shock a ''Betan'' by telling someone has an alternate sexuality, when they perfected ''reversible'' transgender surgery and created genetically engineered hermaphrodites.

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* NoSell: In ''Barrayar'', Vordarian tries to sabotage Aral and Cordelia's marriage by telling her that "[Aral's] bisexual, you know." Her response, "He ''was'' bisexual. Now he's monogamous," and proceeds to tell him her theories about his actually being attracted to soldiers. Don't try to shock a ''Betan'' by telling someone has an alternate sexuality, when they perfected ''reversible'' transgender surgery and created genetically engineered hermaphrodites. Only after seeing Vordarian aghast at her matter-of-fact reaction does she even realize Vordarian had meant her to be shocked.
8th Dec '17 8:13:15 PM AnotherGuy
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** Ivan Vorpatril. He is no less talented than his cousin, but to exercise ''any'' effort that he could escape is against his nature. In addition to disliking work on its own merits, his position in the ranks of Imperial succession also makes him a target for assassination plots, revolutionaries and general muck-rakers. He has to work extremely hard to not be taken seriously. For all that, he is probably Admiral Desplains' (his immediate superior) favorite aide because when he does do a job, he does it ''well''. In fact, when he's ReassignedToAntartica, he streamlines the Yllan embassy so that he doesn't have to work as hard in a tropical location. In other words, he uses his brilliance to allow more lazing around.[[note]]Ivan is also in line for the throne, and well aware that Miles and Gregor are a little bit safer as long as he looks like the worst choice of the three.[[/note]]

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** Ivan Vorpatril. He is no less talented than his cousin, but to exercise ''any'' effort that he could escape is against his nature. In addition to disliking work on its own merits, his position in the ranks of Imperial succession also makes him a target for assassination plots, revolutionaries and general muck-rakers. He has to work extremely hard to not be taken seriously. For all that, he is probably Admiral Desplains' (his immediate superior) favorite aide because when he does do a job, he does it ''well''. In fact, when he's ReassignedToAntartica, ReassignedToAntarctica, he streamlines the Yllan embassy so that he doesn't have to work as hard in a tropical location. In other words, he uses his brilliance to allow more lazing around.[[note]]Ivan is also in line for the throne, and well aware that Miles and Gregor are a little bit safer as long as he looks like the worst choice of the three.[[/note]]
8th Dec '17 8:12:32 PM AnotherGuy
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** Ivan Vorpatril. He is no less talented than his cousin, but to exercise ''any'' effort that he could escape is against his nature. In addition to disliking work on its own merits, his position in the ranks of Imperial succession also makes him a target for assassination plots, revolutionaries and general muck-rakers. He has to work extremely hard to not be taken seriously. For all that, he is probably Admiral Desplains' (his immediate superior) favorite aide because when he does do a job, he does it ''well''.
*** Ivan is also in line for the throne, and well aware that Miles and Gregor are a little bit safer as long as he looks like the worst choice of the three.

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** Ivan Vorpatril. He is no less talented than his cousin, but to exercise ''any'' effort that he could escape is against his nature. In addition to disliking work on its own merits, his position in the ranks of Imperial succession also makes him a target for assassination plots, revolutionaries and general muck-rakers. He has to work extremely hard to not be taken seriously. For all that, he is probably Admiral Desplains' (his immediate superior) favorite aide because when he does do a job, he does it ''well''.
*** Ivan
''well''. In fact, when he's ReassignedToAntartica, he streamlines the Yllan embassy so that he doesn't have to work as hard in a tropical location. In other words, he uses his brilliance to allow more lazing around.[[note]]Ivan is also in line for the throne, and well aware that Miles and Gregor are a little bit safer as long as he looks like the worst choice of the three.[[/note]]
8th Dec '17 4:55:26 PM AnotherGuy
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--->'''Ivan''': He wanted a donkey to carry his luggage, and the first ass he thought of was me.

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--->'''Ivan''': He wanted a donkey to carry his luggage, and the first ass he thought of was me.[[note]]Ivan is instantly mollified by the fact it's not because he's Miles' favorite ChewToy, but he's the only person either could ''trust'' entirely with getting to the bottom of Simon's malady -- and Ivan is fond of Simon, too.[[/note]]
8th Dec '17 3:43:49 PM AnotherGuy
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** Miles' friends all note how similar Miles and Cavilo are at the end of ''The Vor Game'', to Miles' embarrassment and frustration.
*** But it also highlights the difference between Miles and Cavilo: none of Cavilo's associates (one can't really say she has "friends") would ever dare to tease her that way.

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** Miles' friends all note how similar Miles and Cavilo are at the end of ''The Vor Game'', to Miles' embarrassment and frustration.
*** But it
frustration. It also highlights the difference between Miles and Cavilo: none of Cavilo's associates (one can't really say she has "friends") would ever dare to tease her that way.
8th Dec '17 12:12:22 PM Conradus
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*** But it also highlights the difference between Miles and Cavilo: none of Cavilo's associates (one can't really say she has "friends") would ever dare to tease her that way.
7th Dec '17 1:08:43 PM WaterBlap
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* RapeIsLove: Inverted in Bothari, who convinces himself that the captive and brutalized Elena Visconti was his wife. Including a "honeymoon" in his quarters as he nurses her back to some semblance of health. He later expresses at least some understanding of the truth, going through great and literal pains to ensure that he did not also rape Cordelia.
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