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-->[[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} "Admiral, would you please stop discovering new alien species]]."

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-->[[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} "Admiral, Admiral, would you please stop discovering new alien species]]."species]].
** Also in that book is Desjani's completely deadpan response to learning the species that created the enormous dreadnaughts and planet fortresses looks like... teddy bears.
--->Cute little cows. Homicidal, cute little teddy bear-cows who build giant war machines.

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* A marine's space jump goes awry and a group of ships is sent to retrieve him. The ship that catches him declares it with a "GOAL!" and demands ransom from the marine contingent.

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** And when someone else finally figures out how to talk to them [[spoiler: by phrasing their terminology in poetry]] the poor general is ready to rip his hair out. Someone else had easily been able to do in a day what he had been struggling at for months.


* Geary's description, in a conversation with Captain Duellos, of his arrival with Captain Desjani to meet her parents ... while trying to dodge the media and government big noises. As Duellos put it, "I've seen movies like this." They probably starred someone comparable to LeslieNielsen or Creator/EddieMurphy.

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* Geary's description, in a conversation with Captain Duellos, of his arrival with Captain Desjani to meet her parents ... while trying to dodge the media and government big noises. As Duellos put it, "I've seen movies like this." They probably starred someone comparable to LeslieNielsen Creator/LeslieNielsen or Creator/EddieMurphy.


** It gets even better when Rione flat out accuses Geary of having feelings for his captain. Geary flat out denies it, reasoning in his head that Desjani is simply a very close confidant that he trusts and feels comfortably telling extremely personal things to...[[LoveEpiphany at which point he realizes EXACTLY how deep his feelings for Tanya go]] after realizing just how close he is to her. He also realizes [[LoveTriangle exactly what situation he's in.]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck And that he's gone and put his foot right in it.]]

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** It gets even better when Rione flat out accuses Geary of having feelings for his captain. Geary flat out denies it, reasoning in his head that Desjani is simply a very close confidant that he trusts and feels comfortably telling extremely personal things to...[[LoveEpiphany at which point he realizes EXACTLY how deep his feelings for Tanya go]] after realizing just how close he is to her. He also realizes [[LoveTriangle exactly what situation he's in.]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck And that he's gone and put his foot right in it.]]

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** It gets even better when Rione flat out accuses Geary of having feelings for his captain. Geary flat out denies it, reasoning in his head that Desjani is simply a very close confidant that he trusts and feels comfortably telling extremely personal things to...[[LoveEpiphany at which point he realizes EXACTLY how deep his feelings for Tanya go]] after realizing just how close he is to her. He also realizes [[LoveTriangle exactly what situation he's in.]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck And that he's gone and put his foot right in it.]]


* In ''Guardian'' when Dauntless enters the boundaries of the Sol star system, Geary dusts off a very old regulation for the occasion. It ends with fake tattoo guns spraying those who can't avoid them in the hallways, Marines assaulting passersby with balloons and stuffed rabbits, and a costumed reenactment with several sailors dressed up as ancient royals of the stars, complete with well put together props.

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* In ''Guardian'' when Dauntless enters the boundaries of the Sol star system, Geary dusts off a very old regulation for the occasion. It ends with fake tattoo guns spraying those who can't avoid them in the hallways, Marines assaulting passersby with balloons and stuffed rabbits, and a costumed reenactment with several sailors dressed up as ancient royals of the stars, complete with well put together props. In the aftermath, it's also mentioned that one of the hell-lance crews adopted one of the rabbits as a mascot.


* In ''Steadfast'', when looking for help in tracking down and recovering two kidnapped officers, one agency gives a response so obnoxiously bureaucratic that Desjani requests permission to blow up their headquarters on their way out of the system. Geary reluctantly states that there's probably some form they'd have to fill out first, and they don't have time to wait for approval to come through.

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* In ''Steadfast'', when looking for help in tracking down and recovering two kidnapped officers, one agency gives a response so obnoxiously bureaucratic that Desjani requests permission to blow up their headquarters on their way out of the system. Geary reluctantly states that there's probably some form they'd have to fill out first, and they don't have time to wait for approval to come through.through.
* In ''Guardian'' when Dauntless enters the boundaries of the Sol star system, Geary dusts off a very old regulation for the occasion. It ends with fake tattoo guns spraying those who can't avoid them in the hallways, Marines assaulting passersby with balloons and stuffed rabbits, and a costumed reenactment with several sailors dressed up as ancient royals of the stars, complete with well put together props.

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** During said visit, Tanya's parents talk about how Geary's presence was causing an uproar the planet hadn't seen since the royal wedding. Geary, in an attempt to break the ice, talks about how he was actually around for that wedding a hundred years ago. It didn't work.


* Rione on an obstructive fleet captain: "Numos is so dense that I'm surprised he doesn't have his own event horizon."
* Geary to a ship trying bull another aside: "''Audacious'', be advised that if you are attempting to mate with ''Resolution'', you might try buying her a few drinks first." When they sheepishly move back into position, the response is "''Resolution wishes to report that her virtue is unharmed."

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* Rione on an one particulary obstructive fleet captain: "Numos is so dense that I'm surprised he doesn't have his own event horizon."
* Geary to a ship trying bull another aside: "''Audacious'', be advised that if you are attempting to mate with ''Resolution'', you might try buying her a few drinks first." When they sheepishly move back into position, the response is "''Resolution "''Resolution'' wishes to report that her virtue is unharmed."



* "Admiral, would you please stop discovering new alien species."

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* At one point in ''Invincible'', Rione says the following:
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"Admiral, would you please stop discovering new alien species.species]]."



* When looking for help in tracking down and recovering two kidnapped officers, one agency gives a response so obnoxiously bureaucratic that Desjani requests permission to blow up their headquarters on their way out of the system. Geary reluctantly states that there's probably some form they'd have to fill out first, and they don't have time to wait for approval to come through.

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* When In ''Steadfast'', when looking for help in tracking down and recovering two kidnapped officers, one agency gives a response so obnoxiously bureaucratic that Desjani requests permission to blow up their headquarters on their way out of the system. Geary reluctantly states that there's probably some form they'd have to fill out first, and they don't have time to wait for approval to come through.


* In ''Invincible'', negotiations with the [[StarfishAliens spider-wolves]] get confusing when the aliens start demanding a "Universal fixing substance." None of the higher-ups have any idea what this is referring to, but in a moment of brilliance, Geary gathers the [[AlmightyJanitor chiefs]] together and asks them. The unanimous response? [[spoiler: Duct tape.]]

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* In ''Invincible'', negotiations with the [[StarfishAliens spider-wolves]] get confusing when the aliens start demanding a "Universal fixing substance." None of the higher-ups have any idea what this is referring to, but in a moment of brilliance, Geary gathers the [[AlmightyJanitor chiefs]] together and asks them. The unanimous response? [[spoiler: [[{{DuctTapeForEverything}} Duct tape.tape]].]]


* Geary realizing that one of the staff officers serving in his auxiliary fleet deserves a commendation and wondering how he's supposed to write it up: The thing he needs to commend Lieutenant Jamensen for is her talent for writing extremely confusing but technically accurate reports so that the upper brass will leave the fleet alone and let them do their job.

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* Geary realizing that one of the staff officers serving in his auxiliary fleet deserves a commendation and wondering how he's supposed to write it up: The thing he needs to commend Lieutenant Jamensen for is her talent for [[{{BotheringByTheBook}} writing extremely confusing but technically accurate reports so that the upper brass will leave the fleet alone and let them do their job.job]].


* Geary's description, in a conversation with Captain Duellos, of his arrival with Captain Desjani to meet her parents ... while trying to dodge the media and government big noises. As Duellos put it, "I've seen movies like this." They probably starred someone comparable to LeslieNielsen or EddieMurphy.

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* Geary's description, in a conversation with Captain Duellos, of his arrival with Captain Desjani to meet her parents ... while trying to dodge the media and government big noises. As Duellos put it, "I've seen movies like this." They probably starred someone comparable to LeslieNielsen or EddieMurphy.Creator/EddieMurphy.


* Geary realizing that one of the staff officers serving in his auxiliary fleet deserves a commendation and wondering how he's supposed to write it up: The thing he needs to commend Lieutenant Jamensen for is her talent for writing extremely confusing but technically accurate reports so that the upper brass will leave the fleet alone and let them do their job.

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* Geary realizing that one of the staff officers serving in his auxiliary fleet deserves a commendation and wondering how he's supposed to write it up: The thing he needs to commend Lieutenant Jamensen for is her talent for writing extremely confusing but technically accurate reports so that the upper brass will leave the fleet alone and let them do their job.job.
* When looking for help in tracking down and recovering two kidnapped officers, one agency gives a response so obnoxiously bureaucratic that Desjani requests permission to blow up their headquarters on their way out of the system. Geary reluctantly states that there's probably some form they'd have to fill out first, and they don't have time to wait for approval to come through.


-->"I asked them why they were here. The brief response said 'we are on a mission'. What Mission? An 'important mission'. Admiral, why don't you shoot me now and put me out of my misery?"

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-->"I asked them why they were here. The brief response said 'we are on a mission'. What Mission? An 'important mission'. Admiral, why don't you shoot me now and put me out of my misery?"misery?"
* Geary realizing that one of the staff officers serving in his auxiliary fleet deserves a commendation and wondering how he's supposed to write it up: The thing he needs to commend Lieutenant Jamensen for is her talent for writing extremely confusing but technically accurate reports so that the upper brass will leave the fleet alone and let them do their job.

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