History TearJerker / VorkosiganSaga

29th May '16 2:23:46 PM AnotherGuy
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** Then there's this subtly sad exchange between Mark and Cordelia, which shows how much she ''really'' gave up coming to Barrayar.
--->Ive never heard you analyze yourself, maam, he said sourly. Yes, who shaved the barber?\\
Me? She smiled bleakly. Im a fool, boy.\\
She evaded the question. Or did she? A fool for love? he said lightly, in an effort to escape the sudden awkwardness his question had created.\\
And other things. Her eyes were wintry.
28th Jan '16 6:49:30 PM AnotherGuy
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* Also from ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', Lady ghem Estifs story about her stepson, who went back into Vorkosigan Vashnoi to find his Barrayaran lover, and ended up being nuked along with his boyfriend and the rest of the province. She must have really loved him, because she asks Ivan to pay them tribute the next time he flies over it.
19th Sep '15 6:03:18 PM Conradus
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** To put that line in context, in an argument over whether or not to keep Aral's crippled (and as yet still unborn) son Miles, Aral is so angry with his father that Cordelia realizes it's the first time she's truly seen him in one of infamous rages, and Piotr is in the process of disowning Aral as much as he can; this is Aral's response to Piotr kicking him out of Vorkosigan House. He states how little a physical residence means to him...and reluctantly admits how much his father still does.
25th Mar '15 3:42:33 PM Anthrax_0
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* Really, most of the plot of Barrayar is potentially tear-jerky. There are so many babies and children in peril. This troper loves the book, but read it for the first time while pregnant with her firstborn son. Not recommended unless you like weeping openly on public transit.

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* Really, most of the plot of Barrayar ''Barrayar'' is potentially tear-jerky. There are so many babies and children in peril. This troper loves the book, but read it for the first time while pregnant with her firstborn son. Not recommended unless you like weeping openly on public transit.
15th Oct '14 9:00:39 PM AnotherGuy
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* Kareen's senseless death, and Cordelia's SanitySlippage afterward, burning the ''castle'', thinking that there could be no blaze large enough to be a suitable DeathOffering for the dead princess.

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* Kareen's senseless death, and Cordelia's SanitySlippage afterward, burning the ''castle'', ''castle'' with an arc thrower, thinking that there could be no blaze large enough to be a suitable DeathOffering death offering for the dead princess.
15th Oct '14 8:58:18 PM AnotherGuy
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* Kareen's senseless death, and Cordelia's SanitySlippage afterward, burning the ''castle'', thinking that there could be no blaze large enough to be a suitable DeathOffering for the dead princess.
26th Sep '14 1:22:45 PM AnotherGuy
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** It is at this point Cordelia realizes she's no longer Betan, but full Barrayaran.

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** It is at this point Cordelia realizes she's no longer Betan, but full Barrayaran.Barrayaran.
* In ''Cetaganda'', Ivan tells a story of how Miles got the two of them buried alive in a tunnel for a few minutes, til Bothari rescued them. Ivan wistfully says that he wishes Bothari were still around to save them. Miles starts to snap then thinks to himself painfully, ''I miss Bothari, too'', and wishes Ivan hadn't made him revisit that wound that hasn't healed (nor has it ever.)
9th Sep '14 11:22:47 AM AnotherGuy
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** She also says it's her last time - and it's ''strongly'' implied that it's because Tej is with Ivan at the time. Party because she sees they're in love with each other, and she wants to tell the story for their benefit, and also because she's hinting that the tradition can be carried on by Ivan if he wants to.
19th Jan '14 9:49:34 AM AnotherGuy
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* In ''Barrayar,'' five-year-old Gregor at his mother's funeral asking Cordelia, "Are they going to kill me, too?" with morbid curiosity.

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* In ''Barrayar,'' five-year-old Gregor at his mother's funeral asking Cordelia, "Are they going to kill me, too?" with morbid curiosity.curiosity.
** It is at this point Cordelia realizes she's no longer Betan, but full Barrayaran.
11th Mar '13 9:24:38 AM JAF1970
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--> '''Aral''': My home isn't a place, sir. It's a person. [[Beat]] People.

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--> '''Aral''': My home isn't a place, sir. It's a person. [[Beat]] ''({{Beat}})'' People.
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