[LMB] Cordelia's Collegiate Sport?

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 08:13:26 BST 2021


After she walks off the piste, having handily defeated several reigning
Barrayaran male champion fencers one after another, she finds herself
besieged by admirers.

Aral draws her aside.  "Tough luck, gentlemen.  I found her first!"

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 1:22 AM Robert Woodward <
Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Jun 9, 2021, at 10:33 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It would have been funny if her sport had been fencing, and she'd been
> the
> > equivalent of Olympic champion level.  She comes to Barrayar, and sneers
> at
> > the fencing she finds there, and someone asks if the "Betan frill" wants
> to
> > back up her words on the piste.
> >
> > Hilarity ensues.
> >
>
> Considering how expeditiously she broke the first swordstick that
> Siegling’s offered her (chapter 2 of _Barrayar_), that might not be that
> improbable.
>
> "We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
> Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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