[LMB] Crossovers (with Herself's work) That Should Not Be...
Mark A. Mandel
thnidu at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 13 03:32:17 BST 2007
Miles? "When I get back to Barrayar, I'll make a fortune peddling this stuff to the military!" sounds more like Mark.
Dendarii maple mead has been called "the most disgusting, gut-destroying,
guerilla attack-beverage ever brewed by man".
But once Mark Vorkosigan starts thinking about what he can do with it,
we might get a distillery and an ad campaign such as this.
(See Lois McMaster Bujold's
A Civil Campaign, Epilogue.)
[Posted Feb. 2001]
Mark A. Mandel © 2000
Ttto "Yankee Doodle Dandy", George M. Cohan
See note below
I like maple sugar brandy
Brewed from maple sugar mead
Right up in my own Dendarii hills --
You know it's just what you need.
Smooth as maple sugar candy,
Hard as sugar maple wood!
On my word as Vorkosigan,
Dendarii maple brandy
Will knock you for a loop
and do you... good!
[In the Epilogue we see MPVK Enterprises' first product:
maple ambrosia, Ma Kosti's miraculous blend of bug butter with maple
mead from the meadery Miles runs to channel income to the hillfolk (p. 521).
I imagine that Mark will soon figure out a way to make more money by
converting more mead into yet another product that will be more popular than
maple mead itself, which Ivan calls "the most disgusting, gut-destroying,
guerilla attack-beverage ever brewed by man" (p. 519)
and Miles concedes is an acquired taste...
and, not incidentally, cementing family support for his business
by making it a bigger customer of Miles's pet project.]
m a m
----- Original Message ----
From: Eric Oppen <technomad at intergate.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 1:43:30 PM
Subject: [LMB] Crossovers (with Herself's work) That Should Not Be...
Or Miles visits the _Girl Genius_ universe instead of travelling to Beta
"No, Miss Heterodyne, that is not _your_ Jaeger. That is _my_ Jaeger. I
reverse-engineered the Jaegerbrau, and left it out, and Sergeant Bothari
drank it. I have to say I like the results! When I get back to Barrayar,
I'll make a fortune peddling this stuff to the military!"
Maybe I should look into sleep aids.
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