History Literature / Anachronauts

29th Sep '17 9:36:47 AM Veanne
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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Divided between humans and two Faerie courts, with some no-sentient's-land [[spoiler: a GreyGoo city (Seattle) and [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian horror city (Anchorage)]] ]].

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Divided between humans and two Faerie courts, with some no-sentient's-land [[spoiler: a GreyGoo city (Seattle) and [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian horror horror]] city (Anchorage)]] ]].(Anchorage) ]].
* EatingOptional: For Winterhounds, although they still get hunger ''pains'' and do snack to quell them.



** Winterhounds (one of them being Scout) are able to teleport through shadows to anywhere in sight.

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** Winterhounds (one of them being Scout) are able to [[ShadowWalker teleport through shadows shadows]] to anywhere in sight.
29th Sep '17 9:29:55 AM Veanne
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: The Mister speaks with everyone in private (invisible to the person's companions). He offers any one thing they desire, for a nagligible price of being complicit in murder. Not ''killing'' -- just being complicit. Nobody else has to know. The heroes don't take the bait. [[spoiler:In a situational inversion, Lilith does, via teleconference, while Morgana--her sister and victim--is right next to her and fully aware of the proceedings.]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: The Mister speaks with everyone in private (invisible to the person's companions). He offers any one thing they desire, for a nagligible negligible price of being complicit in murder. Not ''killing'' anyone by themselves -- just being complicit.voicing their agreement. Nobody else has to know. The heroes don't take the bait. [[spoiler:In a situational inversion, Lilith does, via teleconference, while Morgana--her sister and victim--is right next to her and fully aware of the proceedings.]]
29th Sep '17 9:26:13 AM Veanne
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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Divided between humans and two Faerie courts, with some no-sentient's-land [[spoiler: a GreyGoo city (Seattle) and [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian horror city (Anchorage)]].

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Divided between humans and two Faerie courts, with some no-sentient's-land [[spoiler: a GreyGoo city (Seattle) and [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian horror city (Anchorage)]].(Anchorage)]] ]].



* {{Everything Is an iPod in the Future}}[=/=]{{Zeerust}}: The Orbital aesthetic is a combination of the two ([=iPod=] sleekness imposed on 50's sci-fi design).

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* {{Everything Is an iPod in the Future}}[=/=]{{Zeerust}}: The Orbital aesthetic is a combination of the two ([=iPod=] two, with [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas shiny]] [=iPod=] sleekness imposed on 50's sci-fi design).design.



* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Orbital Mass Capacitors were powered by aleph radiation, traditionally harvested from dead planets caused by engineered overpopulation and war.]]

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* HumanResources: [[spoiler:Orbital Mass Capacitors were are powered by aleph radiation, traditionally harvested from dead planets caused by they destroy with engineered overpopulation and war.]]
29th Sep '17 9:23:16 AM Veanne
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* ApocalypseHow: The Pandora Event appears to be a societal disruption of regional ([=/=]multiversal) scope, although inversed: large sections of Earth As We Know It were invaded by {{fantasy}}/ScienceFiction/{{steampunk}} tropes and creatures, leaving only the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica northeastern quadrant of the USA]] populated by humans as we know them. [[spoiler:It's actually an attempted species extinction of a planetary[=/=]multiversal scope.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: The Pandora Event appears to be a societal disruption of regional ([=/=]multiversal) scope, although inversed: large sections of Earth As We Know It were invaded by {{fantasy}}/ScienceFiction/{{steampunk}} {{fantasy}} / ScienceFiction / {{steampunk}} tropes and creatures, leaving only the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica northeastern quadrant of the USA]] populated by humans as we know them. [[spoiler:It's actually an attempted species extinction of a planetary[=/=]multiversal scope.]]
29th Sep '17 9:22:21 AM Veanne
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* AnotherDimension: Each different faction introduced in the Pandora Event comes from other dimensions.
* ApocalypseHow: The Pandora Event appears to be a societal disruption of regional ([=/=]multiversal) scope, although inversed: large sections of Earth As We Know It were invaded by other Earths, and only the northeastern quadrant of the USA is populated by humans as we know them. [[spoiler:It's actually an attempted species extinction of a planetary[=/=]multiversal scope.]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Aleph radiation powers the Mass Capacitors the Orbitals use in their technology. A significant arc throughout the series involves finding new ways to harvest the Aleph Radiation, as the Orbitals have a limited supply.

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* AnotherDimension: [[spoiler: Each different faction introduced in the Pandora Event comes from other dimensions.
one of these]].
* ApocalypseHow: The Pandora Event appears to be a societal disruption of regional ([=/=]multiversal) scope, although inversed: large sections of Earth As We Know It were invaded by other Earths, {{fantasy}}/ScienceFiction/{{steampunk}} tropes and creatures, leaving only the [[DividedStatesOfAmerica northeastern quadrant of the USA is USA]] populated by humans as we know them. [[spoiler:It's actually an attempted species extinction of a planetary[=/=]multiversal scope.]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Aleph radiation powers the Mass Capacitors the Orbitals use in their technology. A significant arc throughout the series involves finding new ways to harvest the Aleph Radiation, as the Orbitals have a limited supply.supply of it.



* CanonWelding: [[AllThereInTheManual The timeline on the website]] suggests that this and Literature/UnrealEstate share the same universe, but references to the UE world were only introduced in sf02. [[spoiler:The end of the final PrintBonus chapter suggests one of the characters has been exploring the Literature/CityOfAngles.]]

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* CanonWelding: [[AllThereInTheManual The timeline on the website]] suggests that this and Literature/UnrealEstate ''Literature/UnrealEstate'' share the same universe, but references to the UE world were only introduced in sf02. [[spoiler:The end of the final PrintBonus chapter suggests one of the characters has been exploring the Literature/CityOfAngles.''Literature/CityOfAngles''.]]



* CreatorThumbprint: Gagne has had one-sided, unrequited lesbian interests in both Literature/SailorNothing and this.

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* CreatorThumbprint: Gagne has had one-sided, unrequited lesbian interests in both Literature/SailorNothing ''Literature/SailorNothing'' and this.



* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Divided between humans and two Faerie courts, with some no-sentient's-land [[spoiler: a GreyGoo city (Seattle) and [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Lovecraftian horror city (Anchorage)]].



* ExpospeakGag: Orbitals all talk like this.
** HoldYourHippogriffs: Orbital idioms are mostly Expospeak versions of typical American ones.

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* ExpospeakGag: Orbitals all talk speak like this.
** HoldYourHippogriffs: Orbital Their idioms are mostly Expospeak versions of typical American ones.



* InsistentTerminology: A reversal, as Emily insists the word "anachronauts" sounds stupid, and is only a working title.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Each book has further expanded the cast, but perhaps none more than SA, in which each chapter is a stand-alone story focusing on different characters throughout the ages. The [[Characters/{{Anachronauts}} character page]] is a work in progress.

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* InsistentTerminology: A reversal, as Emily insists the word "anachronauts" sounds stupid, and is it's only a working title.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Each book has further expanded the cast, but perhaps none more than SA, in which each chapter of which is a stand-alone story focusing focused on a group of different characters throughout the ages. The [[Characters/{{Anachronauts}} character page]] is a work in progress.



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Starting in the ''Forsaken Shores'', the [[ByronicHero haughty]] LadyOfWar Jesse and [[GadgeteerGenius Gilbert]].



** Some shout outs are acknowledged as such what with the story taking place on an AfterTheEnd Earth with many examples of media surviving.

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** Some shout outs shout-outs are acknowledged [[LampshadeHanging acknowledged]] as such what with the story taking place on an AfterTheEnd Earth with many examples of media surviving.



** Winterhounds (and, by extension, Scout) are able to teleport through shadows to anywhere in sight.
** [[WarpZone The Mirror Realm]] is an alternative way to travel, as long as you have the favor of Esrever.

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** Winterhounds (and, by extension, (one of them being Scout) are able to teleport through shadows to anywhere in sight.
** [[WarpZone The Mirror Realm]] is an alternative way to travel, as long as you have the favor of Esrever.Esrever, the Mirror Fiend.



** Emily is/was Cursed with Awesome to be unable to memorize spells, and has to copy them and read them to cast them, retaining her sanity, and prefers utility spells, which means she has to think tactically in a way that tends to elude the other human witches (sanity loss) as well as the elves who trained them (not very creative).

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** Emily is/was Cursed with Awesome is CursedWithAwesome to be unable to memorize spells, and has to copy them and read them to cast them, retaining her sanity, and sanity. She also prefers utility spells, which means she has to think tactically in a way that tends to elude the other human witches (sanity loss) as well as the elves who trained them (not very creative).



* EmotionsVsStoicism: Part of a trial each of the main characters has to undertake during their PsychologicalTormentZone in a04, most literally by

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* ColonyDrop: Already happened, and repercussions extend to the storyline proper. [[spoiler: It's the Arcology [=#BE12=], and Summer interpreted it dropping as Winter's attack, retaliated, for which Winter retaliated by taking Austin.]]
* EmotionsVsStoicism: Part of a trial each of the main characters has to undertake during their PsychologicalTormentZone in a04, most literally byby:



* InMediasRes: a01 begins with the three main characters already working together; after the EpisodeTitleCard, we flash back to their first meeting.

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* InMediasRes: a01 begins with the three main characters already working together; after the EpisodeTitleCard, we flash back {{flashback}} to their first meeting.



* TemptingFate: a01 starts it off with "Why bother ambushing? A simple human roadblock would be enough for a mere slip of a girl" and then subsequently lampshaded in the narrative with:
--> (It wasn't the biggest blunder that these generic thugs could've made, but it certainly was one of the classics. Right up there with "He's just one man! We can take him easily!" and "Surrender? To the likes of you?!".)

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* TemptingFate: a01 starts it off with "Why bother ambushing? A simple human roadblock would be enough for a mere slip of a girl" and then subsequently lampshaded {{lampshaded}} in the narrative with:
--> (It It wasn't the biggest blunder that these generic thugs could've made, but it certainly was one of the classics. Right up there with "He's just one man! We can take him easily!" and "Surrender? To the likes of you?!".)



* [[CelebrityParadox Metafictional Paradox]]: fs05 is dedicated to a live manifestation of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, complete with a Nyarlatholep, Yog-Sothoth, Shub-Niggurath, and a reference to an as-yet-unwoken Cthulhu. They do not like it when Creator/HPLovecraft is mentioned.

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* [[CelebrityParadox Metafictional Paradox]]: fs05 is dedicated to a live manifestation of the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, complete with a has Franchise/CthulhuMythos denizens in it: Nyarlatholep, Yog-Sothoth, Shub-Niggurath, and a reference to an as-yet-unwoken Cthulhu. They do not like it when Creator/HPLovecraft is mentioned.



* LotusEaterMachine: Happiness, from fs04. Complete with OrpheanRescue bandits working with and against each other to free people from Happiness. [[spoiler:Happiness is allowing this because she believes it makes them happy.]]
* LouisCypher: The Mister, from fs02. While not {{Satan}} himself, he introduces himself to each of the party members with a name beginning with L. (In fact, he introduces himself to Una with the name "Luc.")
* {{Nanomachines}}: Introduced to Seattle in fs03.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: If you're in The Mister's presence, you will receive a private visit from him that nobody else sees. He is willing to grant you any one thing you desire. All you have to do is be complicit in murder. Not kill anyone, mind--just be complicit. Nobody else has to know. The heroes don't take the bait. [[spoiler:In a situational inversion, Lilith does, via teleconference, while Morgana--her sister and victim--is right next to her and fully aware of the proceedings.]]

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* LotusEaterMachine: Happiness, [[Film/TheMatrix Happiness]], from fs04. Complete with OrpheanRescue bandits working with and against each other to free people from Happiness. [[spoiler:Happiness is allowing this because [[TheComputerIsYourFriend she believes it makes them happy.happy]].]]
* LouisCypher: The Mister, from fs02. While not {{Satan}} himself, he introduces himself to each of the party members with a name beginning that begins with an L. (In fact, he introduces himself to Una with the name "Luc.")
* {{Nanomachines}}: Introduced to Seattle in fs03.
fs03 is [[spoiler: entirely populated by these]].
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: If you're in The Mister's presence, you will receive a Mister speaks with everyone in private visit from him that nobody else sees. (invisible to the person's companions). He is willing to grant you offers any one thing you desire. All you have to do is be they desire, for a nagligible price of being complicit in murder. Not kill anyone, mind--just be ''killing'' -- just being complicit. Nobody else has to know. The heroes don't take the bait. [[spoiler:In a situational inversion, Lilith does, via teleconference, while Morgana--her sister and victim--is right next to her and fully aware of the proceedings.]]



* ExpospeakGag: Combined with WaxingLyrical, lots of Ichabod Turner's dialogue in lf03 consists of archaic renditions of popular rap refrains:

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* ExpospeakGag: Combined with WaxingLyrical, lots of Ichabod Turner's dialogue in lf03 consists of archaic archaized renditions of popular rap refrains:



* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: An aversion of this is what triggers the story in the first place: the device which allowed Gilbert to cross the sea in FS has been completed and in mass production, allowing the possibility of invasion; the anachronauts (and the ATF consultant) need to prevent this possibility from occurring.

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: An aversion {{aversion}} of this is what triggers the story in the first place: the device which allowed Gilbert to cross the sea in FS has been completed and in mass production, allowing the possibility of invasion; the mission of the anachronauts (and the their ATF consultant) need is to prevent this possibility from occurring.this.



* Expy:

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* Expy:{{Expy}}:



** sa05, as noted above, is a blog, complete with people making apparently hastily typed first posts, people complaining about them, extremist rhetoric and trolling followed by bannings, etc.

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** sa05, as noted above, is a blog, complete with people making apparently hastily typed first posts, people complaining about them, extremist rhetoric and trolling followed by bannings, bans, etc.



* OddCouple: sa08's Kas and Yew, despite both being Pragmatists, are still pretty much polar opposites, personality-wise. Yew can be considered Kas's ManicPixieDreamGirl, despite her not being a romantic interest.
* RetGone: Oblivion, a large and ornately-decorated revolver which [[BottomlessMagazines never runs out of bullets]], does this to anything it shoots. It's lampshaded several times in the text that its "edits" are relatively clumsy, as these things go; it's a freakin' HandCannon, it doesn't do "subtle". The full horrific potential of such a weapon comes up a couple of times, such as when [[spoiler:Carrie realizes why the current owner has no parents (an accident; it's implied the thing is more than a little cursed)]], and when [[spoiler:he brings it to school and opens fire in ''an empty library.'']]

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* OddCouple: sa08's Kas and Yew, despite both being Pragmatists, are still pretty much polar opposites, personality-wise. Yew can be considered Kas's ManicPixieDreamGirl, despite her [[HeterosexualLifePartners not being a romantic interest.
interest]].
* RetGone: Oblivion, a large and ornately-decorated revolver which [[BottomlessMagazines never runs out of bullets]], does this to anything it shoots. It's lampshaded {{lampshaded}} several times in the text that its "edits" are relatively clumsy, as these things go; it's a freakin' HandCannon, it doesn't do "subtle". The full horrific potential of such a weapon comes up a couple of times, such as when [[spoiler:Carrie realizes why the current owner has no parents (an accident; it's implied the thing is more than a little cursed)]], and when [[spoiler:he brings it to school and opens fire in ''an empty library.'']]



* BenevolentAlienInvasion: The Ascendancy tries to portray themselves as one of these, while quietly seizing control of Earth's governments and neutralizing political opponents.

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* BenevolentAlienInvasion: The Ascendancy tries to portray themselves as one of these, while quietly (but sinisterly) seizing control of Earth's governments and neutralizing political opponents.
6th Dec '16 12:53:55 AM LoopyChew
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** Carrie "Astro Gal" Lane from sa09 is a throwback to the Golden Age of comic book characters; however, she is a -[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld eternally]]- fifteen-year-old girl with a sort of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] powerset, like Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, and she [[PhraseCatcher catches the phrases of]], Franchise/{{Superman}}.

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** Carrie "Astro Gal" Lane from sa09 is a throwback to the Golden Age of comic book characters; however, she is a -[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld eternally]]- fifteen-year-old an [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld eternally]]-fifteen-year-old girl with a sort of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] powerset, like Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, and she [[PhraseCatcher catches the phrases of]], of]] Franchise/{{Superman}}.
5th Dec '16 10:20:12 AM Tron80
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** Carrie "Astro Gal" Lane from sa09 is a throwback to the Golden Age of comic book characters; however, despite her [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld eternally-fifteen status]] and the fact that she is a female, she has lots of the powers of, and [[PhraseCatcher catches the phrases of]], Franchise/{{Superman}}.

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** Carrie "Astro Gal" Lane from sa09 is a throwback to the Golden Age of comic book characters; however, despite her [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld eternally-fifteen status]] and the fact that she is a female, -[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld eternally]]- fifteen-year-old girl with a sort of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Kryptonian]] powerset, like Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, and she has lots of the powers of, and [[PhraseCatcher catches the phrases of]], Franchise/{{Superman}}.
11th Aug '16 6:36:25 AM LoopyChew
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::These phrases are, of course, [[BrickJoke used later in the chapter]].:

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::These ** These phrases are, of course, [[BrickJoke used later in the chapter]].:
9th Aug '16 10:06:27 AM Elyandarin
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Emily is/was Cursed with Awesome to be unable to memorize spells, and has to copy them and read them to cast them, retaining her sanity, and prefers utility spells, which means she has to think tactically in a way that tends to elude the other human witches (sanity loss) as well as the elves who trained them (not very creative).

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Emily **Emily is/was Cursed with Awesome to be unable to memorize spells, and has to copy them and read them to cast them, retaining her sanity, and prefers utility spells, which means she has to think tactically in a way that tends to elude the other human witches (sanity loss) as well as the elves who trained them (not very creative).
9th Aug '16 10:05:55 AM Elyandarin
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* CastFromSanity: Magic spells destroy whatever they're written on when cast, and most human mages memorize their spells, meaning some brain cells get fried with every casting.
Emily is/was Cursed with Awesome to be unable to memorize spells, and has to copy them and read them to cast them, retaining her sanity, and prefers utility spells, which means she has to think tactically in a way that tends to elude the other human witches (sanity loss) as well as the elves who trained them (not very creative).
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