History Quotes / ShellshockedVeteran

23rd Mar '18 8:07:40 AM fighwitt
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->'''Dev-Em:''' Kara. Will you shut up and let them talk?\\
'''[[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]]:''' I will not shut up and they can damned well talk after I知 finished! And I知 not finished! I serve in the Crisis and I almost die, I get my guts torn open, and luckily I get helped out by another Supergirl and healed by Raven. Almost Death #1. Then the Legion, my Legion, has me come to the 30th and I have to go to Hell and fight Mordru, and Satan Girl almost beats me to death. I still don稚 know how Dev brought me back, but I知 thankful he did. Thank you, Dev.\\
'''Dev-Em:''' You池e welcome.\\
'''Kara:''' Shut up! That痴 Almost Death #2, Then we go back to the 20th and everybody gets into a big gang war with everybody else, and I wind up on Apokolips and save everybody from that damned Anti-Life Equation, and I知 the only one on her feet to fight Darkseid, and he damned near disintegrates me. Almost Death #3. Am I seeing a pattern here? And now... now... you snatch me and Dev from what was supposed to be a peaceful weekend of relaxing and, and seeing the sights, and catching up with old Legion friends and, oh, you know what all else, and now whoomp! I知 in whatever time I知 in, and you say that magic word 船arkseid, and I知 supposed to drop everything and sign up for the latest crusade, and I DON探 WANT TO!\\
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'''Kara:''' (sighing, crouching and hiding her face) I. Am. Just. Getting. So. Damned. Tired.

-->-- ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy''
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4th Feb '18 4:55:27 PM Starshock
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->Oh, gather 'round me, and listen while I speak\\
Of a war where Hell is six feet deep!\\
And all along the shore, where cannons still roar,\\
They're haunting my dreams, ''they're still there when I sleep!''
-->-- '''Music/{{Sabaton}}''', 典o Hell and Back
14th Dec '17 9:40:22 PM AnotherEpicFail
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->Before the war, this was only packed earth and grass and dirt to me; before the war, I trod this path from home to the capital thinking of the sweetness of rare fruits. Now that my back is to Ayutthaya, the [[SceneryGorn ground is sometimes baked salt where nothing grows and sometimes wet mud bubbling with the voices of the dead]]. Inside my arteries there is blood which throbs and pumps, and my belly growls at emptiness as might a bad-tempered dog. But it is difficult to be sure, after so much soldiering, that one is still alive. It is difficult to be certain this is not all a fever dream.
->It can be difficult to remember who you are, having watched [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriyothai Queen Suriyothai]] die.
->These are the common ailments of any soldier, though few will admit them.
-->--''Fade To Gold,'' by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
6th Dec '17 1:11:34 AM meanmetalmario
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'''Frank:''' ''[[[INeedAFreakingDrink pours a glass of whisky and downs it]]]'' Inchon, Korea, 1950. I was the best cook Uncle Sam ever saw, slinging hash for the Fighting 103rd. As we marched north, our supply lines were getting thin. But one day, a couple of [=GIs=] found a crate. Inside was 600 pounds of prime Texas steer... at least, it one ''was'' prime. The use date was three weeks past. But, I was arrogant, I was brash. I thought if I used just the right spices... cooked it long enough...\\

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'''Frank:''' ''[[[INeedAFreakingDrink pours a glass of whisky and downs it]]]'' Inchon, Korea, 1950. I was the best cook Uncle Sam ever saw, slinging hash for the Fighting 103rd. As we marched north, our supply lines were getting thin. But one day, a couple of [=GIs=] found a crate. Inside was 600 pounds of prime Texas steer... at least, it one once ''was'' prime. The use date was three weeks past. But, I was arrogant, I was brash. I thought if I used just the right spices... cooked it long enough...\\
16th Nov '17 6:27:08 AM AnotherEpicFail
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->Every night he dreams he is where air curdles his lungs and the sky is a toxic slurry of black and black-red clouds that the earth vomits and the ground is baked to powder and lost boys wonder and [[BodyHorror slough off flesh in clots]] and do not see him or each other though they pass close by howling without words or in a language of collapsing jargon, acronyms and shorthands that once meant something and are now the grunts of pigs.
-->--''[[Creator/ChinaMieville Foundation]]''
10th Nov '17 4:54:06 AM DoctorNemesis
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->You know, it strikes me as the most extraordinary irony that you managed to come through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo the war]] with flying colours but seem to find the peace so utterly defeating.
-->-- '''Joanna Burton''' describing her brother Jerry, ''[[Literature/MissMarple Marple: The Moving Finger]]''



->You know, it strikes me as the most extraordinary irony that you managed to come through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo the war]] with flying colours but seem to find the peace so utterly defeating.
-->-- '''Joanna Burton''' describing her brother Jerry, ''[[Literature/MissMarple Marple: The Moving Finger]]''
21st Oct '17 8:32:05 PM TheCuza
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->'''Kramer:''' Come on, Frank, I need you! I mean, the war was 50 years ago!\\
'''Frank:''' In my mind... there's a war still goin' on...\\
'''Kramer:''' Alright, what happened, Frank? What is it that you can't get over?\\
'''Frank:''' ''[[[INeedAFreakingDrink pours a glass of whisky and downs it]]]'' Inchon, Korea, 1950. I was the best cook Uncle Sam ever saw, slinging hash for the Fighting 103rd. As we marched north, our supply lines were getting thin. But one day, a couple of [=GIs=] found a crate. Inside was 600 pounds of prime Texas steer... at least, it one ''was'' prime. The use date was three weeks past. But, I was arrogant, I was brash. I thought if I used just the right spices... cooked it long enough...\\
'''Kramer:''' What happened?\\
'''Frank:''' I went too far. I overseasoned it. Men were keeling over all around me. I can still hear the retching, the screaming. I sent 16 of my own men to the latrines that night! They were just boys...\\
'''Kramer:''' Frank, you were a boy too! And it was ''war!'' Ah, it was a crazy time for ''everyone.''\\
'''Frank:''' Tell that to Bobby Colby! All that kid wanted to do was go home! ''Well, he went home, alright!'' With a crater in his colon the size of a ''cutlet!'' We had to sit him on a cork the entire 18-hour flight home!\\
'''Kramer:''' Frank, now listen to me! 200 Jewish singles ''need'' you! This is your chance to make it all right again!\\
'''Frank:''' No! NO! I'LL NEVER COOK AGAIN! NEVER! NOW GET OUTTA MY HOUSE!
-->-- ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', "The Fatigues"
29th Sep '17 4:27:28 AM nighttrainfm
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'''Dean:''' Well ain't you a bucket of sunshine.\\

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'''Dean:''' Well Well, ain't you a bucket of sunshine.\\
8th Aug '17 9:19:47 PM DoctorNemesis
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'''George:''' Is he a cowards, Mr. Dawson?\\

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'''George:''' Is he a cowards, coward, Mr. Dawson?\\
8th Aug '17 9:19:22 PM DoctorNemesis
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->''[On the Shivering Soldier, who has panicked at the thought of returning to Dunkirk]''\\
'''George:''' Is he a cowards, Mr. Dawson?\\
'''Mr. Dawson:''' He's shell-shocked, George. He's not himself. He might never be himself again.
-->--''Film/{{Dunkirk}}''
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