[LMB] Barrayar-Japan parallels

Federico Bergstein almirantenaismith at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 19:12:27 GMT 2017

Dumping Barrayaran nobles in GoT would probably result in Ezar Vorbarra,
the First of his name, Lord of the Andals and the First Men and Barrayar...

On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:

> > On Nov 22, 2017, at 1:14 AM, M. Haller Yamada <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I bet Eric is right that costume dramas are very popular on Barrayar --
> we
> > know for sure that there are children's shows (at least two) set in the
> ToI
> > with Captain Xav (I think it was Captain Xav) and that there were many
> verses
> > to the theme song of one. Sounds like Anime to me! The cheap kind from
> the 60s
> > with a lot of grimacing faces and zooming through the air, and jaws that
> flap
> > up and down regardless of the words in Japanese or English or any dubbed
> > language.
> >
> >
> >
> Lord Vorthalia the Bold
> Prince Xav also of holovoid fame ran guns during the Resistance. Their
> have to be holovids of that.
> ,
> Miles to Ekaterine  ACC Chapter 13
> ===========
> “When I was Nikki's age, my obsession was Lord Vorthalia the Bold,
> Legendary Hero from the Time of Isolation." His reminiscent voice
>  took on a rather fruity narrator's cadence, delivering this last.
> "That started with a holovid too, come to think of it, though before I was
>  done I was persuading my gran'da to take me to look up
> original Imperial archives. Turned out Vorthalia wasn't as
>  legendary as all that, though his real adventures weren't all so heroic.
> I think I could still sing all nine verses of the song that went with—"
> "Please don't," she growled.”
> =================
> Excerpt From: Lois McMaster Bujold. “Miles in Love.” iBooks.
> =================
> “Old," said Nikki. "Twenty."
> "Ah, well, there you go. Nobody expects you to carry out a really good
> revenge till you're at least old enough to shave.”
> Excerpt From: Lois McMaster Bujold. “Miles in Love.” iBooks.
> And in _Komarr_  Miles reference Hamlet to Nikki,
> Remember, Barrayar has more Shakespeare plays than we do.
> But Barrayar has so much history to choose from all of its own and
> Earth’s and the other planets of the Nexus.
> Anyway I do so hope that the Nexus al la Bujold never happens.
> For one thing, it requires The United States being destroyed in a
> nuclear war.
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