History Literature / HaltingState

22nd Nov '16 7:37:21 PM AFP
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* ForensicAccounting: Elaine's specialty, being sent in by the insurance company to ensure that the reported robbery isn't just one of their customers trying to cover up some [[WhiteCollarCrime shady financial practices]].
29th Sep '16 5:53:22 PM Materioptikon
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* FourOneNineScam: [[spoiler: An email which at first appears to be this (and in fact is dismissed as such by the spam filter) may actually be 100% truthful, revealing where the villain stashed his stolen money.]]

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* FourOneNineScam: [[spoiler: An email which at first appears to be this (and in fact is dismissed as such by the spam filter) may actually be 100% truthful, revealing where the villain stashed his stolen money. [[FridgeBrilliance He might have even chosen the Nigeria Petroleum Bank precisely for its memetic role in this kind of scams]].]]



* ForeignQueasine: In one scene, Jack, Elaine, and a third character go to a restaraunt that serves an "Authentic Scottish Breakfast". Note that Edinburgh native Jack digs in with gusto, while Londoner Elaine manages to go through the entire meal having only eaten a few bites of her mostly-fried greasy food.
* GenreBlind: All three main characters, to varying degrees, though they all start catching up quick. Sue's narration explicitely indicates that she is furiously taking notes and actively doing research on many of the things she is unfamiliar with, particulary the technology side of things.

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* ForeignQueasine: In one scene, Jack, Elaine, and a third character go to a restaraunt restaurant that serves an "Authentic Scottish Breakfast". Note that Edinburgh native Jack digs in with gusto, while Londoner Elaine manages to go through the entire meal having only eaten a few bites of her mostly-fried greasy food.
* GenreBlind: All three main characters, to varying degrees, though they all start catching up quick. Sue's narration explicitely explicitly indicates that she is furiously taking notes and actively doing research on many of the things she is unfamiliar with, particulary particularly the technology side of things.things.
* {{Greed}}: [[spoiler:Had one of Red Team's members not gotten greedy and tried to line his own pockets, no one would have even noticed the Chinese infiltration.]]



* IHaveYourWife: Jack receives a series of messages that eventually reveal that his niece has been kidnapped, but that nothing will happen to her if he walks away from the investigation. [[spoiler: It doens't quite work as planned, see DeadAllAlong.]]

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* IHaveYourWife: Jack receives a series of messages that eventually reveal that his niece has been kidnapped, but that nothing will happen to her if he walks away from the investigation. [[spoiler: It doens't doesn't quite work as planned, see DeadAllAlong.]]
27th Sep '16 2:41:34 PM Materioptikon
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* ArcSymbol: Potemkin Villages.

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* ArcSymbol: ArcWords: Potemkin Villages.
27th Sep '16 2:40:58 PM Materioptikon
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* FourOneNineScam: [[spoiler: An email which at first appears to be this may actually be 100% truthful, revealing where the villain stashed his stolen money.]]

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* FourOneNineScam: [[spoiler: An email which at first appears to be this (and in fact is dismissed as such by the spam filter) may actually be 100% truthful, revealing where the villain stashed his stolen money.]]
27th Sep '16 2:33:44 PM Materioptikon
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* ArcSymbol: Potemkin Villages.
20th Oct '15 12:47:07 PM VioletVisions
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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The broadsword that Elaine tosses in her suitcase just in case she finds time to practice with it during her business trip. The [=SPOOKS=] game as well.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The broadsword that Elaine tosses in her suitcase just in case she finds time to practice with it during she has bought on a whim[[note]]Or did she?[[/note]] while on a alcohol-fueled tourist tour of Edinburgh on her business trip.first day after arriving in Scotland. The [=SPOOKS=] game as well.]]



* HasTwoMommies: Sue's private life doesn't feature into the story much, but there's a brief reference to her wife and their son, Davey.

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* HasTwoMommies: Sue's private life doesn't feature into the story much, but there's a brief reference there are many references to her wife and their son, Davey.
6th Oct '15 6:44:53 AM FuzzyBoots
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* PaidForFamily: A virtual version is invoked in [[spoiler:Jack's sister and niece who have been dead for years]].
25th Apr '15 9:52:21 AM allium
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* ForeignCuisine: In one scene, Jack, Elaine, and a third character go to a restaraunt that serves an "Authentic Scottish Breakfast". Note that Edinburgh native Jack digs in with gusto, while Londoner Elaine manages to go through the entire meal having only eaten a few bites of her mostly-fried greasy food.

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* ForeignCuisine: ForeignQueasine: In one scene, Jack, Elaine, and a third character go to a restaraunt that serves an "Authentic Scottish Breakfast". Note that Edinburgh native Jack digs in with gusto, while Londoner Elaine manages to go through the entire meal having only eaten a few bites of her mostly-fried greasy food.
21st May '14 1:31:42 PM DaibhidC
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* ShoutOut: Jack uses his Augumented Reality glasses to enliven a bus ride with "a wee dip into [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Ankh-Morpork]]". In addition to being a Creator/TerryPratchett shout out, it may also be a nod at ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'' by Creator/VernorVinge, which also features an AR based on the Disc.
29th Jun '13 10:08:46 AM nombretomado
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* MenInBlack: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Kemal's Europol team, and then subverted when they turn out to be going off half-cocked, raiding [[spoiler: a secret server farm run by the British Secret Service, which would have been avoided if they had [[PoorCommunicationKills bothered to call ahead]] before swooping in.]]

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* MenInBlack: TheMenInBlack: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Kemal's Europol team, and then subverted when they turn out to be going off half-cocked, raiding [[spoiler: a secret server farm run by the British Secret Service, which would have been avoided if they had [[PoorCommunicationKills bothered to call ahead]] before swooping in.]]
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