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Report from Fort Zinderneuf

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Feb. 11th, 2010 | 03:25 am
location: Fort Zinderneuf
mood: coldcold
music: Bolero (Ravel)

Third snowfall in less than three weeks. We haven't had to eat the dogs, yet. The enemy have been utterly and completely demoralized by the vast amounts of snow. No attacks since the second snow, and I suspect that they have withdrawn in search of warmer climes, which they must reach before their mounts give out. Heaven knows, we're barely holding on ourselves. Who could have predicted such prodigious snowfall - or any snowfall at all - here in the Sahara?

Meanwhile, there seems to be some friction between three of the men - specifically, between two of them and one of the others. Must get to the bottom of this, as Legion regulations deal quite harshly with discipline problems.
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wombat_socho

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from: wombat_socho
date: Feb. 11th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
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When did you start writing fanfic for The Peshawar Lancers?

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from: therevdrnye
date: Feb. 12th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
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Peshawar? No, this definitely was Beau Geste on the brain...

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wombat_socho

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from: wombat_socho
date: Feb. 12th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
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You really need to read The Peshawar Lancers. Alternate history in which a massive meteor strike in 1870 or so wipes out most civilization in Europe and North America through a combination of tsunamis and "nuclear winter"-like climate change. The British Empire decamps to India, the French to North Africa, and the Russians to Central Asia, and then things get interesting. So, yeah, when I saw blizzards in the Sahara, that's where my mind went.

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