History Literature / FineStructure

30th Apr '17 10:30:01 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: To "The Elements" by TomLehrer (a song) in [[http://qntm.org/?parable this was supposed to be a parable about the power of the imagination]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To "The Elements" by TomLehrer Music/TomLehrer (a song) in [[http://qntm.org/?parable this was supposed to be a parable about the power of the imagination]].
25th Dec '16 10:47:22 PM JakesBrain
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** Ching ultimately gains the powers of a self-aware RealityWarper, but he can only warp reality in a particular way once before that option is excised by the Imprisoning God. Any [[LanguageOfMagic Eka]] speaker theoretically has this power, Ching just has it to an incredible degree due to earthing all of Xio's power in himself.

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** Ching ultimately gains the powers of a self-aware RealityWarper, but he can only warp reality in a particular way once before that option is excised by the Imprisoning God. Any [[LanguageOfMagic Eka]] speaker theoretically has this power, Ching just has it to an incredible degree due to earthing all of Xio's power in himself. [[spoiler: In the final battle, Ching breaks so many fundamental laws of physics in such rapid succession that his death not only takes out Oul, it also ''breaks'' the Imprisoning God and undoes the severance of the solar system from the rest of the multiverse.]]
16th Nov '16 7:40:36 PM Overlord_Complex
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* KillEmAll: Other than Mitch/Xio who gets to go home, only one (''maybe'' two) major named characters survive to see Oul destroyed (though a few die of old age offscreen).
* LanguageOfMagic: It's science, not magic, but the fact remains that various people gain RealityWarper powers by becoming fluent in Eka.

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* KillEmAll: Other than Mitch/Xio who gets to go home, only one (''maybe'' two) major named characters survive to see Oul destroyed (though destroyed, although a few die of old age offscreen).
offscreen.
* LanguageOfMagic: It's science, not magic, but the fact remains that various people gain RealityWarper powers by becoming fluent in Eka. (Or possibly its secondary form, Dvi.)
16th Nov '16 7:35:58 PM Overlord_Complex
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* KillEmAll: Other than Mitch/Xio who gets to go home, not one major named character survives to see Oul destroyed (though a few die of old age offscreen).

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* KillEmAll: Other than Mitch/Xio who gets to go home, not only one (''maybe'' two) major named character survives characters survive to see Oul destroyed (though a few die of old age offscreen).
16th Nov '16 7:27:18 PM Overlord_Complex
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* UnPerson: The result of applying an anti-memetic weapon to a human being. Such a person cannot be remembered or recorded. As far as anyone is concerned they ''don't exist''. This happens to [[spoiler: Thomas Muoka]], and as a result, we, the readers, cannot ever know why.[[note]]Ching thinks he realized what Mitch really was and/or realized he was brainwashing the others. Otherwise, it was probably the Imprisoning God {{redirecting a Forbidden Technology|GoneHorriblyRight}} before making it illegal, again.[[/note]]

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* UnPerson: The result of applying an anti-memetic weapon to a human being. Such a person cannot be remembered or recorded. As far as anyone is concerned they ''don't exist''. This happens to [[spoiler: Thomas Muoka]], and as a result, we, the readers, cannot ever know why.[[note]]Ching thinks he realized what Mitch really was and/or realized he was brainwashing the others. Otherwise, it was probably the Imprisoning God {{redirecting [[GoneHorriblyWrong redirecting]] [[GoneHorriblyRight a Forbidden Technology|GoneHorriblyRight}} Technology]] before [[ItOnlyWorksOnce making it illegal, illegal]], again.[[/note]]
16th Nov '16 7:22:10 PM Overlord_Complex
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* UnPerson: The result of applying an anti-memetic weapon to a human being. Such a person cannot be remembered or recorded. As far as anyone is concerned they ''don't exist''. This happens to [[spoiler: Thomas Muoka]], and as a result, we, the readers, cannot ever know why[[note]]It's implied he realized what Mitch really was and/or realized he was brainwashing the others[[/note]]!

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* UnPerson: The result of applying an anti-memetic weapon to a human being. Such a person cannot be remembered or recorded. As far as anyone is concerned they ''don't exist''. This happens to [[spoiler: Thomas Muoka]], and as a result, we, the readers, cannot ever know why[[note]]It's implied why.[[note]]Ching thinks he realized what Mitch really was and/or realized he was brainwashing the others[[/note]]!others. Otherwise, it was probably the Imprisoning God {{redirecting a Forbidden Technology|GoneHorriblyRight}} before making it illegal, again.[[/note]]
16th May '15 10:53:26 AM JakesBrain
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-->1. ''Every year, a randomly chosen person on Earth is struck by [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] and gains superpowers.''
-->2. ''Each new superhuman is twice as powerful as the previous one.''
-->3. ''This has been going on for ten years.''

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-->1. ''Every year, a randomly chosen person on Earth is struck by [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] and gains superpowers.''
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''Each new superhuman is twice as powerful as the previous one.''
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''This has been going on for ten years.''



TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, scientists have discovered a set of technologies that break the laws of physics as we know them, such as teleportation or other dimensions, as well as a list of the ''real'' laws of physics. Worryingly, the scientists studying these technologies are dying in mysterious "accidents". More worryingly, the laws of physics are changing to prevent the technologies from being used.

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TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, scientists have discovered a set of technologies that break the laws of physics as we know them, such as teleportation or other dimensions, as well as a list of the ''real'' laws of physics. Worryingly, the scientists studying these technologies are dying in mysterious "accidents". More worryingly, the laws of physics are changing appear to prevent the technologies from being used.
be ''changing'' over time, in such a way that each newly discovered technology can only be used once.
10th May '15 7:02:13 PM Ishindri
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* ShootingSuperman: Arika is on the receiving end of this in [[http://qntm.org/capekiller Capekiller]].
7th May '15 8:16:02 PM Fzzr
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* SuperWeight: Ranging from -1 for normal humans to 5 for the Imprisoning God, and everything in between for high dimensional beings.

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* SuperWeight: Ranging from -1 0 for normal humans to 5 6 for the Imprisoning God, and everything in between for high dimensional beings.beings and the various supers.
14th Apr '15 3:50:33 AM JakesBrain
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* ChekhovsGunman: Ching both inverse and out; he disappears for the bulk of the the final third of the novel before suddenly appearing at the end, and in story he disappeared for 20,000 years by outrunning the Imprisioning God via time travel.

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* ChekhovsGunman: Ching Ching, both inverse in-verse and out; he disappears for the bulk of the the final third of the novel before suddenly appearing at the end, and in story in-story he disappeared for 20,000 years by outrunning the Imprisioning Imprisoning God via time travel.travel (his original plan, which failed, was to drag Mitch/Xio with him).
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