[LMB] Skippy's List in the Vorkosiverse?
baur at chello.at
Fri Oct 12 06:09:20 BST 2018
15.a. - same goes for Caligula (blue cover edition), especially with some of the more racier sets of the town clowns ..
17. do not play "light flyer chicken" with Count Vorkosigan - or Lord Vorkosigan .. they both loose their sanity completely the moment they sit down in a light flier control seat - and they are better pilots than you to boot
> Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> hat am 12. Oktober 2018 um 06:35 geschrieben:
> I was thinking about what Specialist Skippy Schwartz would be like in the
> Vorkosiverse, and came up with a few ideas:
> 1. Playing or singing "Send In the Clowns" when the Cetagandan Ghem arrive
> is no longer allowed.
> 2. Same, as above, for pointed references to Bozo, John Wayne Gacy or
> clowns in general.
> 3. And while we're at it, mentioning Tammy Faye Bakker, the rock group
> KISS, or any other makeup-heavy group is not appropriate.
> 4. When doing the "mirror dance," beginning to undress is inappropriate
> 5. When on Komarr, I am to remember that it is not Camorr, and not ask
> about meeting Capa Barsavi and the Right People.
> 6. When on Kibou-Daini, I am not to pointedly play the song "Ice Ice Baby."
> 7. A Kibou-Daini native does not appreciate being called "Frosty the
> 8. Mentioning oatmeal and blue cheese dressing around Count or Countess
> Vorkosigan is...unwise.
> 9. Discussing Vordarian's Rebellion is acceptable behavior. Commenting
> that "he got himself cut off short and lost his head over a political
> argument" is not funny. Even if it does send Countess Vorkosigan into fits
> of the giggles.
> 10. When welcoming in members of the highest ruling class on Cetaganda,
> playing "There'll Be a Haut Time in the Old Town Tonight" is not
> 11. Same, as above, for "Hair" (from the musical with the same name).
> 12. Before I congratulate myself on getting a wonderful bargain from a
> Jacksonian (or Mark Vorkosigan) I should count my fingers. And my toes.
> And my relatives.
> 13. "Zombie walks" aboard Kline Station are inadvisable. They make the
> compulsive hand-washers go absolutely insane.
> 14. Going to see the horse races is all right. Getting into "a few
> friendly bets, to keep things interesting" with the older Vor Lords is not
> 15. Showing people the TV show *I, Claudius* is not wise. The common
> people find it shocking, and the Vor are busily noting down all those
> wonderful ideas.
> 16. * Never think you've outsmarted or outmaneuvered Miles Vorkosigan!!!*
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