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Honor Harrington and the Aeslin Mice
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J. Clarke
2018-10-11 01:58:58 UTC
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Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.

So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with “I really don’t think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don’t know where it’s been.”

I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.

Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.

OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-10-11 04:10:27 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with “I really don’t think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don’t know where it’s been.”
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that. I don't know how the Healy/Price clan go
about protecting their Mice (who are, note, a seriously
endangered species) from cats. Perhaps they get their cats in as
kittens and teach them that the Mice are their friends? I have
seen pictures of cats cuddling up to gerbils, guinea pigs, and
parakeets. Not to mention innumerable dogs and cats cuddling up
to each other. It's all in how one is brought up.

ObCats-and-Mice: Breaking Cat News, in which the cats outnumber
the People, and which features five Robber Mice who eventually
reform.

The artist rebooted the series from start a year or so ago, and has
been re-using some material. The Robber Mice have not shown up
yet. Here's the current strip, from which you can go back to the
beginning if you like:

https://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news

And here's the original site, starting at the beginning:

http://www.breakingcatnews.com/comic/everything-is-broken/
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
J. Clarke
2018-10-12 00:29:18 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
I don't know how the Healy/Price clan go
about protecting their Mice (who are, note, a seriously
endangered species) from cats. Perhaps they get their cats in as
kittens and teach them that the Mice are their friends? I have
seen pictures of cats cuddling up to gerbils, guinea pigs, and
parakeets. Not to mention innumerable dogs and cats cuddling up
to each other. It's all in how one is brought up.
ObCats-and-Mice: Breaking Cat News, in which the cats outnumber
the People, and which features five Robber Mice who eventually
reform.
The artist rebooted the series from start a year or so ago, and has
been re-using some material. The Robber Mice have not shown up
yet. Here's the current strip, from which you can go back to the
https://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news
http://www.breakingcatnews.com/comic/everything-is-broken/
Lynn McGuire
2018-10-12 00:46:12 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...

Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php

Lynn
J. Clarke
2018-10-12 02:27:24 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
Post by Lynn McGuire
Lynn
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-10-12 02:38:15 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
No, but it would give an ordinary _Felis domesticus_ paw^h^h^hpause.
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
J. Clarke
2018-10-12 03:03:53 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
No, but it would give an ordinary _Felis domesticus_ paw^h^h^hpause.
That's my point--the cat was being used as a threatened disciplinary
measure. I think that Nimitz would be a more effective threatened
disciplinary measure, however when a joke has had this much
explanation it ceases to be worth the effort.
J. Clarke
2018-10-12 03:13:42 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
No, but it would give an ordinary _Felis domesticus_ paw^h^h^hpause.
Only rumors but still
Enough to give pause
to anyone with paws
Something bad is happening in Oz . . .

-- Steven Schwartz, "Something Bad", from "Wicked"
Lynn McGuire
2018-10-12 18:21:51 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
No, but it would give an ordinary _Felis domesticus_ paw^h^h^hpause.
I see what you did there.

Lynn
Dimensional Traveler
2018-10-12 18:37:07 UTC
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Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night.  Weber finally had
some
action on the various wars that are in progress.  Once again
thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing.  Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't.  I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering.  Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser.  Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ?  They wear armor
and have spears.
    http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description.  I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
No, but it would give an ordinary _Felis domesticus_ paw^h^h^hpause.
I see what you did there.
I'm holding out for the story of Honor Harrington AS an Aeslin Mouse.
--
Inquiring minds want to know while minds with a self-preservation
instinct are running screaming.
David DeLaney
2018-10-13 15:07:40 UTC
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On 2018-10-12, Dimensional Traveler <***@sonic.net> wrote:

[snippage ensues, because probably some folks are allergic to that much quoting]
Post by Dimensional Traveler
I'm holding out for the story of Honor Harrington AS an Aeslin Mouse.
... is this one of those things I never knew I wanted?

Dave, poking it experimentally with a pipe cleaner
--
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Dorothy J Heydt
2018-10-12 18:45:05 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
No, but it would give an ordinary _Felis domesticus_ paw^h^h^hpause.
I see what you did there.
That was the intention.
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
Robert Carnegie
2018-10-12 05:55:17 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_armor> - hmm, that's mainly
for spaceships for some reason. (And, not in Star Wars? I suppose
that's what a lightsaber is for.)
J. Clarke
2018-10-12 23:55:02 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_armor> - hmm, that's mainly
for spaceships for some reason. (And, not in Star Wars? I suppose
that's what a lightsaber is for.)
Putting a word in front of "armor" doesn't make the armor magic. I
doubt that any armore that can be carried by a mouse would be
effective against a weapon that can kill an armored human.

Ablative armor works by sacrificing itself. The major use is
heat-shields where the time interval over which it needs to function
can be well-defined.
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-10-13 01:41:02 UTC
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Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_armor> - hmm, that's mainly
for spaceships for some reason. (And, not in Star Wars? I suppose
that's what a lightsaber is for.)
Putting a word in front of "armor" doesn't make the armor magic. I
doubt that any armore that can be carried by a mouse would be
effective against a weapon that can kill an armored human.
No. But it could make a cat* think twice about attacking the
armed and armoured mouse.

_____
* With the exception of some of the brain-damaged cats who have
lived with James.
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
J. Clarke
2018-10-13 03:48:35 UTC
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Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_armor> - hmm, that's mainly
for spaceships for some reason. (And, not in Star Wars? I suppose
that's what a lightsaber is for.)
Putting a word in front of "armor" doesn't make the armor magic. I
doubt that any armore that can be carried by a mouse would be
effective against a weapon that can kill an armored human.
No. But it could make a cat* think twice about attacking the
armed and armoured mouse.
_____
* With the exception of some of the brain-damaged cats who have
lived with James.
And Honor Harrington's cat, which has successfully attacked armed
humans on several occasions. And that was _before_ he started packing
heat.
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-10-13 04:38:39 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_armor> - hmm, that's mainly
for spaceships for some reason. (And, not in Star Wars? I suppose
that's what a lightsaber is for.)
Putting a word in front of "armor" doesn't make the armor magic. I
doubt that any armore that can be carried by a mouse would be
effective against a weapon that can kill an armored human.
No. But it could make a cat* think twice about attacking the
armed and armoured mouse.
_____
* With the exception of some of the brain-damaged cats who have
lived with James.
And Honor Harrington's cat, which has successfully attacked armed
humans on several occasions. And that was _before_ he started packing
heat.
From everything I know about her treecat, which is damn little,
it has more paws and more intelligence. It would attack an armed
human because it knew it could take one out. The brain-damaged
cat would attack an armed human because it didn't know any
better.
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
J. Clarke
2018-10-13 13:39:13 UTC
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On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 19:46:12 -0500, Lynn McGuire
Post by Lynn McGuire
Post by J. Clarke
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_armor> - hmm, that's mainly
for spaceships for some reason. (And, not in Star Wars? I suppose
that's what a lightsaber is for.)
Putting a word in front of "armor" doesn't make the armor magic. I
doubt that any armore that can be carried by a mouse would be
effective against a weapon that can kill an armored human.
No. But it could make a cat* think twice about attacking the
armed and armoured mouse.
_____
* With the exception of some of the brain-damaged cats who have
lived with James.
And Honor Harrington's cat, which has successfully attacked armed
humans on several occasions. And that was _before_ he started packing
heat.
From everything I know about her treecat, which is damn little,
it has more paws and more intelligence. It would attack an armed
human because it knew it could take one out. The brain-damaged
cat would attack an armed human because it didn't know any
better.
Can't argue with any of that. Reminds of a cat I knew. There was one
person on Earth who that cat loved and who could submit it to all
manner of indignities. Anybody else seeing it coming would cross the
street to avoid getting in attack range.
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-10-13 14:12:14 UTC
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action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again
thousands
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and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten
hammered in
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the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_armor> - hmm, that's mainly
for spaceships for some reason. (And, not in Star Wars? I suppose
that's what a lightsaber is for.)
Putting a word in front of "armor" doesn't make the armor magic. I
doubt that any armore that can be carried by a mouse would be
effective against a weapon that can kill an armored human.
No. But it could make a cat* think twice about attacking the
armed and armoured mouse.
_____
* With the exception of some of the brain-damaged cats who have
lived with James.
And Honor Harrington's cat, which has successfully attacked armed
humans on several occasions. And that was _before_ he started packing
heat.
From everything I know about her treecat, which is damn little,
it has more paws and more intelligence. It would attack an armed
human because it knew it could take one out. The brain-damaged
cat would attack an armed human because it didn't know any
better.
Can't argue with any of that. Reminds of a cat I knew. There was one
person on Earth who that cat loved and who could submit it to all
manner of indignities. Anybody else seeing it coming would cross the
street to avoid getting in attack range.
Gosh. Reminds me of somebody who used to post on USENET (no
names). I once said of him, "He is the neighborhood pit bull,
who if he sees me will savage me." I would never have compared
him to a cat.
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
Mike Van Pelt
2018-10-15 22:26:44 UTC
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Can't argue with any of that. Reminds of a cat I knew. There was one
person on Earth who that cat loved and who could submit it to all
manner of indignities. Anybody else seeing it coming would cross the
street to avoid getting in attack range.
Sounds like my mother's cat Rhondabell. We were always told,
don't try to pet the cat, don't go near the cat, you'll regret
it. (She was an outside cat in the country, and wasn't easily
approached, anyway, except by my mother.)

Dang cat brought her a present one day ...

A freshly killed coral snake.
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2018-10-16 01:05:55 UTC
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Can't argue with any of that. Reminds of a cat I knew. There was one
person on Earth who that cat loved and who could submit it to all
manner of indignities. Anybody else seeing it coming would cross the
street to avoid getting in attack range.
Sounds like my mother's cat Rhondabell. We were always told,
don't try to pet the cat, don't go near the cat, you'll regret
it. (She was an outside cat in the country, and wasn't easily
approached, anyway, except by my mother.)
Dang cat brought her a present one day ...
A freshly killed coral snake.
The time that my mother's cat (different cat, this one was nice as he
could be to people but death on animals) set out to make lunch out of
a rattlesnake my father panicked and spoiled the cat's fun by killing
the snake. OTOH, I don't know that the cat had ever fought a
rattlesnake before so maybe my Dad made the right decision.
Dorothy J Heydt
2018-10-16 01:45:07 UTC
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Can't argue with any of that. Reminds of a cat I knew. There was one
person on Earth who that cat loved and who could submit it to all
manner of indignities. Anybody else seeing it coming would cross the
street to avoid getting in attack range.
Sounds like my mother's cat Rhondabell. We were always told,
don't try to pet the cat, don't go near the cat, you'll regret
it. (She was an outside cat in the country, and wasn't easily
approached, anyway, except by my mother.)
Dang cat brought her a present one day ...
A freshly killed coral snake.
Ours were all indoor cats, and never got to kill anything.

No, I am wrong; J-L was an outdoor cat and liked to climb trees
and leap from one to the other, catching birds in mid-flight.

Gwenhwyfar, however, recreated a nursery rhyme once by scaring
the wits out of a mouse hiding under the throne of the Princess
of the Mists. (It got away.)
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
J. Clarke
2018-10-16 03:41:51 UTC
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Can't argue with any of that. Reminds of a cat I knew. There was one
person on Earth who that cat loved and who could submit it to all
manner of indignities. Anybody else seeing it coming would cross the
street to avoid getting in attack range.
Sounds like my mother's cat Rhondabell. We were always told,
don't try to pet the cat, don't go near the cat, you'll regret
it. (She was an outside cat in the country, and wasn't easily
approached, anyway, except by my mother.)
Dang cat brought her a present one day ...
A freshly killed coral snake.
Ours were all indoor cats, and never got to kill anything.
No, I am wrong; J-L was an outdoor cat and liked to climb trees
and leap from one to the other, catching birds in mid-flight.
Gwenhwyfar, however, recreated a nursery rhyme once by scaring
the wits out of a mouse hiding under the throne of the Princess
of the Mists. (It got away.)
One of ours I'll swear thought he was a squirrel. He'd run up trees,
leap from branch to branch, etc. Trouble is that then he couldn't
figure out how to get down. He finally resolved that by jumping I
think.

Speaking of jumping, Tigger the Obnoxious Tomcat, when he was rather
young, was once seen way up a Southern Yellow Pine, crying piteously.
My then girfriend insisted that I get him down forthwith. I tolder
"after breakfast", went in, fed the other cats, got breakfast, and
when we were done there was Tigger waiting to come in. He must have
been 80 feet up that tree and I would really have liked to see how he
got down without mangling himself.

Robert Carnegie
2018-10-13 12:53:05 UTC
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Finished up "Uncompromising Honor" last night. Weber finally had some
action on the various wars that are in progress. Once again thousands
and thousands of multiple drive missiles make clear to the Queen's
enemies that they screwed up real bad.
So over dinner tonight I started "Discount Armageddon, An InCryptid
Novel", which opens with ? really don? think you should put your
hand inside the manticore, dear. You don? know where it? been.?
I sprayed soda all over everything and then nearly choked to death
laughing. Left the waitress a big tip for having to clean up the
mess.
Good advice for The People's Republic of Haven, The Mesan Alignment,
The Solarian League, and I forget who all else has gotten hammered in
the 25 years that Honor Harrington has been rampaging through the
enemies of Manticore.
OK, the Aeslin Mice don't figure much in the above remarks, but I
can't help thinking that "Keep that up and I'll get a pulser-armed
treecat" (Stinker learns to shoot in this one) is a more dire threat
to the Aeslin Mice than "Keep that up and I'll get a cat".
The dire threat to the Aeslin Mice is the Covenant of St. George.
But you knew that.
Actually I didn't. I am about 20 pages into my first encounter with
them and so far they have created sufficient chaos for their roomate
that she has threatened to obtain a cat, which is not to be used as a
burnt offering. Thus the notion of Nimitz with pulser. Much less
likely to be successfully used as a burnt offering than an ordinary
cat.
...
Does your book have the pictures of the Aeslin mice ? They wear armor
and have spears.
http://seananmcguire.com/fgaeslinmice.php
Yes, that was part of the description. I don't think that it would
help when dealing with a treecat armed with Manticoran military
weapons.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ablative_armor> - hmm, that's mainly
for spaceships for some reason. (And, not in Star Wars? I suppose
that's what a lightsaber is for.)
Putting a word in front of "armor" doesn't make the armor magic.
What if the word is "abracadabra"?
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I
doubt that any armore that can be carried by a mouse would be
effective against a weapon that can kill an armored human.
Ablative armor works by sacrificing itself. The major use is
heat-shields where the time interval over which it needs to function
can be well-defined.
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