History Literature / Excession

26th Oct '16 7:34:41 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: To borrow a phrase from another Culture novel, the ''Killing Time'' rips through an entire battle fleet like a berserk raptor plunged into a nest of kittens.
8th Jul '16 8:22:25 PM Discar
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* AnachronicOrder: The book has two plot lines: One running normally* and detailing the reactions to the Excession, and a second that consists of flashbacks about Byr and Dajeil's life.
--> *Mostly normally. There are several different plot threads that meet up at or towards the end of the book, but they're only linear with respect to their own plot thread and the eventual merge. All the plot threads have fairly disparate time lines, and successive events on different threads may not be linear. In some cases the second thread presented may have already happened, it just hasn't directly influenced the first thread yet.
* AppropriatedAppellation: The Affront were called as such as criticism of their behavior, but they [[InsultBackfire took it as a compliment]] and started calling themselves that.
** At the end of the book, the Excession also announces it is adopting that name.

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* AnachronicOrder: The book has two plot lines: One running normally* normally and detailing the reactions to the Excession, and a second that consists of flashbacks about Byr and Dajeil's life.
--> *Mostly normally. There are several different plot threads that meet up at or towards the end of the book, but they're only linear with respect to their own plot thread and the eventual merge. All the plot threads have fairly disparate time lines, and successive events on different threads may not be linear. In some cases the second thread presented may have already happened, it just hasn't directly influenced the first thread yet.
* AppropriatedAppellation: The Affront were called as such as criticism of their behavior, but they [[InsultBackfire took it as a compliment]] and started calling themselves that.
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that. At the end of the book, the Excession also announces it is adopting that name.



** Creatures genetically altered by the Affront.
*** Not least is that they genetically altered their own females to make sex ''painful''.

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** Creatures genetically altered by the Affront.
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Affront. Not least is that they genetically altered their own females to make sex ''painful''.



* MacGuffin: The Excession drives about half the plots in the book, despite doing nothing more than sitting there being mysterious.

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* MacGuffin: MacGuffin:
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The Excession drives about half the plots in the book, despite doing nothing more than sitting there being mysterious.
5th Jul '16 8:51:21 PM Discar
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** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See OutsideContextVillain below.

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** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See OutsideContextVillain OutsideContextProblem below.



* OutsideContextVillain: The TropeNamer based on the Outside Context Problem, of which the Excession itself is a prime example.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The TropeNamer based on the Outside Context Problem, TropeNamer, of which the Excession itself is a prime example.
20th Jan '16 9:49:55 PM PaulA
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* SealedEvilInACan: The Excession. Maybe. If you get in the road of the damn thing.



* TheVirus: The Excession.




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* ZeroGSpot: There was that one unusual docking incident...
19th Oct '15 1:00:16 PM john_e
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* ScarredEquipment: The Affront deliberately tweak their ships' self-repair systems so that repairs to battle damage leave superficial marks on the hull.
11th Jul '15 12:14:27 PM Epithumia
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*** Not least is that they genetically altered their own females to make sex ''painful''.
7th Jun '15 7:26:36 PM Fulmir
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** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See [[OutsideContextVillain]] below.

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** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See [[OutsideContextVillain]] OutsideContextVillain below.
7th Jun '15 7:25:10 PM Fulmir
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--> Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See [[Outside-Context Villain]] below.

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--> ** Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See [[Outside-Context Villain]] [[OutsideContextVillain]] below.



--> Never mind the library of atrocities committed by various pre-spaceflight races and the ''Grey Area's'' penchant for [[LaserGuidedKarma do unto others retributions]]

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--> ** Never mind the library of atrocities committed by various pre-spaceflight races and the ''Grey Area's'' penchant for [[LaserGuidedKarma do unto others retributions]]
7th Jun '15 7:23:40 PM Fulmir
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* AnachronicOrder: The book has two plot lines: One running normally and detailing the reactions to the Excession, and a second that consists of flashbacks about Byr and Dajeil's life.

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* AnachronicOrder: The book has two plot lines: One running normally normally* and detailing the reactions to the Excession, and a second that consists of flashbacks about Byr and Dajeil's life.life.
--> *Mostly normally. There are several different plot threads that meet up at or towards the end of the book, but they're only linear with respect to their own plot thread and the eventual merge. All the plot threads have fairly disparate time lines, and successive events on different threads may not be linear. In some cases the second thread presented may have already happened, it just hasn't directly influenced the first thread yet.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: The Interesting Times Gang. They're all eccentric, but they're not all Eccentric.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: The Interesting Times Gang. They're all eccentric, but they're not all Eccentric. ItMakesSenseInContext.



--> Which is in and of itself fairly impressive when you're dealing with a civilization that is technologically advanced enough that there aren't a whole lot of mysteries left. See [[Outside-Context Villain]] below.



* MindRape: The ''Grey Area''. There is a reason the other Minds call it ''Meatfucker''. Effectors are pretty much this when used as weaponry, which is doing is such a taboo for culture Minds (at least when the victim is a living creature). The [[spoiler:''Attitude Adjuster'']] is killed this way, being made to believe that it has crossed the MoralEventHorizon and forced to commit suicide.

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* MindRape: The ''Grey Area''. There is a reason the other Minds call it ''Meatfucker''. Effectors are pretty much this when used as weaponry, which is doing is such a taboo for culture Minds (at least when the victim is a living creature). The [[spoiler:''Attitude Adjuster'']] is killed kills itself this way, being made to believe that after it realizes it has crossed the MoralEventHorizon and forced to commit suicide.can't live with the fact.


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--> Never mind the library of atrocities committed by various pre-spaceflight races and the ''Grey Area's'' penchant for [[LaserGuidedKarma do unto others retributions]]
5th Dec '14 4:38:30 PM HiddenWindshield
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-->'''The ''Killing Time'':''' Please accept my mind-state.
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