[LMB] A Civil Campaign and Ivan

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Thu Jan 20 06:59:42 GMT 2011

I like all the Ivan stuff, but:

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 02:02:31PM -0800, Elizabeth Holden wrote:

> If Miles doesn't need Ivan any more, his life has changed a lot -
> though he's still a lieutenant, still the one disappearing into the

I'm pretty sure Ivan has been Captain Vorpatril for some time.  One of
the things that irritated Lieutenant Lord Vorkosigan.

> woodwork, still the one being given chores by his mother instead of
> taking political responsibility or an independent career.  Without
> Miles, what does Ivan have left?

Fun?  Not everyone feels the need to Make Something Of Themselves, and
keeping Miles alive means Ivan's already done a lot for the Empire.
Though one hopes he's picked up some good friends besides Miles, in his
years in the capital.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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