History Literature / Millennium

27th May '16 10:10:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* GasLeakCoverup: The NTSB finds dozens of weird watches in the plane crash; as things got rather hectic right before the crash, dozens of the replacements the Gate Project left behind are forty-five minutes ahead give or take those who hadn't re-set their watches for new time zones - those are a few hours ahead ''plus'' forty-five minutes. Four watches that were too close to the gate when things went completely to hell are running '''backwards.''' In the end the NTSB simply replaces them all with ones that ''aren't'' proof that someone was screwing with the laws of physics, insisting rather firmly that YouImaginedIt.

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* GasLeakCoverup: The NTSB finds dozens of weird watches in the plane crash; as things got rather hectic right before the crash, dozens of the replacements the Gate Project left behind are forty-five minutes ahead give or take those who hadn't re-set their watches for new time zones - those are a few hours ahead ''plus'' forty-five minutes. Four watches that were too close to the gate when things went completely to hell are running '''backwards.''' In the end the NTSB simply replaces them all with ones that ''aren't'' proof that someone was screwing with the laws of physics, insisting rather firmly that YouImaginedIt.you imagined it.
2nd Oct '15 3:49:04 PM Kalaong
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Meanwhile, about ''eighty thousand years'' [[MeanwhileInTheFuture in the future]], JustBeforeTheEnd[[note]](Beat ''that'' TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}!)[[/note]]. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made to use TimeTravel to pluck the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them with duplicate but brain-dead bodies and put the saved passengers in storage so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - ''anything'' out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive issues in the future they came from.

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Meanwhile, about ''eighty thousand years'' [[MeanwhileInTheFuture in the future]], JustBeforeTheEnd[[note]](Beat ''that'' TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}!)[[/note]]. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made A plan is underway to use TimeTravel to pluck humans from throughout history just before their deaths if it can be done in secrecy - historical lost colonies, shipwrecks, airplane cashes, any situation lacking survivors - the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them are replaced with duplicate but brain-dead bodies duplicates and put the saved passengers in storage stored as {{Human Popsicle}}s so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - ''anything'' out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive issues in the future they came from.
2nd Oct '15 3:46:00 AM Kalaong
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Meanwhile, about ''eighty thousand years'' [[MeanwhileInTheFuture in the future]], JustBeforeTheEnd[[note]](Beat ''that'' TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40,000}}!)[[/note]]. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made to use TimeTravel to pluck the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them with duplicate but brain-dead bodies and put the saved passengers in storage so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - ''anything'' out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive issues in the future they came from.

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Meanwhile, about ''eighty thousand years'' [[MeanwhileInTheFuture in the future]], JustBeforeTheEnd[[note]](Beat ''that'' TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40,000}}!)[[/note]].40000}}!)[[/note]]. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made to use TimeTravel to pluck the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them with duplicate but brain-dead bodies and put the saved passengers in storage so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - ''anything'' out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive issues in the future they came from.
2nd Oct '15 3:45:25 AM Kalaong
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In 1989 Bill Smith, an agent of the National Transportation Safety Board, is sent to the scene of an airline accident in Minnesota where a Boeing 747 was bumped by a DC-10, shearing part of the wing off, crashing both aircraft. He and his colleagues find several oddities to the 747 crash - all the watches found in the wreckaged are forty-five minutes ahead - some were found running ''backwards'' - and the black box recorded the flight engineer running into the cockpit screaming that the passengers he had gone to check on were all burned and dead.

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In 1989 Bill Smith, an agent of the National Transportation Safety Board, is sent to the scene of an airline accident in Minnesota where a Boeing 747 was bumped by a DC-10, shearing part of the wing off, crashing both aircraft. He and his colleagues find several oddities to the 747 crash - wreckage; all the watches found in the wreckaged are forty-five minutes ahead - some were found running ''backwards'' - and the black box recorded the flight engineer running into the cockpit screaming that the passengers he had gone to check on were all burned and dead.
2nd Oct '15 3:44:09 AM Kalaong
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* GasLeakCoverup: The NTS finds dozens of weird watches in the plane crash; as things got rather hectic right before the crash, dozens of the replacements the Gate Project left behind are forty-five minutes ahead give or take those who hadn't re-set their watches for new time zones - those are a few hours ahead ''plus'' forty-five minutes. Four watches that were too close to the gate when things went completely to hell are running '''backwards.''' In the end the NTS simply replaces them all with ones that ''aren't'' proof that someone was screwing with the laws of physics, insisting rather firmly that YouImaginedIt.

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* GasLeakCoverup: The NTS NTSB finds dozens of weird watches in the plane crash; as things got rather hectic right before the crash, dozens of the replacements the Gate Project left behind are forty-five minutes ahead give or take those who hadn't re-set their watches for new time zones - those are a few hours ahead ''plus'' forty-five minutes. Four watches that were too close to the gate when things went completely to hell are running '''backwards.''' In the end the NTS NTSB simply replaces them all with ones that ''aren't'' proof that someone was screwing with the laws of physics, insisting rather firmly that YouImaginedIt.
2nd Oct '15 3:43:17 AM Kalaong
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In 1989 Bill Smith, an agent of the National Transportation Safety Board, is sent to the scene of an airline accident in Minnesota where a Boeing 747 was bumped by a DC-10, shearing part of the wing off, crashing both aircraft. He and his colleagues find several oddities to the 747 crash - the digital watches are all running backwards, and the flight engineer came running into the cockpit screaming that the passengers he had gone to check on were all burned and dead.

Meanwhile, about ''eighty thousand years'' in the future, JustBeforeTheEnd[[note]](Beat ''that'' TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}!)[[/note]]. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made to use TimeTravel to pluck the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them with duplicate but brain-dead bodies and put the saved passengers in storage so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - ''anything'' out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive issues in the future they came from.

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In 1989 Bill Smith, an agent of the National Transportation Safety Board, is sent to the scene of an airline accident in Minnesota where a Boeing 747 was bumped by a DC-10, shearing part of the wing off, crashing both aircraft. He and his colleagues find several oddities to the 747 crash - all the digital watches found in the wreckaged are all forty-five minutes ahead - some were found running backwards, ''backwards'' - and the black box recorded the flight engineer came running into the cockpit screaming that the passengers he had gone to check on were all burned and dead.

Meanwhile, about ''eighty thousand years'' [[MeanwhileInTheFuture in the future, future]], JustBeforeTheEnd[[note]](Beat ''that'' TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}!)[[/note]].40,000}}!)[[/note]]. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made to use TimeTravel to pluck the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them with duplicate but brain-dead bodies and put the saved passengers in storage so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - ''anything'' out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive issues in the future they came from.
2nd Oct '15 3:37:14 AM Kalaong
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* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:The Big Computer had been God himself all along, directing humans how to save their race.]]

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler:The Big Computer had been God himself all along, directing humans how to helping humanity save themselves.]]
* GasLeakCoverup: The NTS finds dozens of weird watches in the plane crash; as things got rather hectic right before the crash, dozens of the replacements the Gate Project left behind are forty-five minutes ahead give or take those who hadn't re-set
their race.]]watches for new time zones - those are a few hours ahead ''plus'' forty-five minutes. Four watches that were too close to the gate when things went completely to hell are running '''backwards.''' In the end the NTS simply replaces them all with ones that ''aren't'' proof that someone was screwing with the laws of physics, insisting rather firmly that YouImaginedIt.
8th Jul '15 1:45:49 PM Kalaong
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* UnreliableNarrator: In the last chapter, Sherman reveals that Louise is actually a textbook case of this; she's so intensely delusional that she only ''thinks'' she use a prosthetic skinsuit to support a mutated, crippled body - the act of "taking it off" in Sherman's presence is merely an aid to his application as a psychological therapist. There's no telling what else is wrong with her, or if ''any'' of her statements throughout ''the entire book'' have even ''that'' much connection to reality.

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* UnreliableNarrator: In the last chapter, Sherman reveals that Louise [[spoiler:Louise is actually a textbook case of this; she's so intensely delusional that she only ''thinks'' she use a prosthetic skinsuit to support a mutated, crippled body - the act of "taking it off" in Sherman's presence is merely an aid to his application as a psychological therapist. There's no telling what else is wrong with her, or if ''any'' of her statements throughout ''the entire book'' have even ''that'' much connection to reality.]]
27th Feb '15 3:59:47 PM Seanette
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* ContrivedClumsiness: Louise tries this to divert attention away from an incriminating audio recording, while also trying to destroy the tape via spilled coffee. It doesn't work.
20th Feb '15 12:56:40 AM Kalaong
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Meanwhile, about ''eighty thousand years'' in the future, mankind is on its last gasp[[note]](Beat ''that'' TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}!)[[/note]]. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made to use TimeTravel to pluck the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them with duplicate but brain-dead bodies and put the saved passengers in storage so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - ''anything'' out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive issues in the future they came from.

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Meanwhile, about ''eighty thousand years'' in the future, mankind is on its last gasp[[note]](Beat JustBeforeTheEnd[[note]](Beat ''that'' TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}!)[[/note]]. Pollution is so bad it is not only killing everyone but they can't exist without it, either. Plans were made to use TimeTravel to pluck the living but soon-to-die passengers from aircraft, replace them with duplicate but brain-dead bodies and put the saved passengers in storage so they can eventually be sent somewhere far enough in the future (or elsewhere) that the pollution had broken down and the human race can start anew. This is tricky business, though - ''anything'' out of place can cause a time paradox which results in massive issues in the future they came from.



* NoAntagonist
* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: You can only go back to or even watch things from a time period ''once''. Once you've been to or watched events happening at say 5:05am-5:10am on a certain day no one can go back to those five minutes... ever. Also, previous paradoxes are incredibly damaging to the present (future) time

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* NoAntagonist
NoAntagonist: Except maybe Humanity ''itself'', for letting the future get as bad as it has.
* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: You Aside from the constant danger of a TimeCrash, the Gate can only go back to or even watch things from a appear once in any specific time period ''once''. Once you've been to - either as an entry or watched events happening at say 5:05am-5:10am on a certain day no one an exit. After that, that period of time is off-limits even for viewing through other means. That means that since the Gate was obviously in operation after it was created, no-one can go travel back to those five minutes... ever. Also, previous paradoxes are incredibly damaging to ''that'' time and travel further back again, or even get a good look at the time period when it was created. That means that as the biggest of the ''many'' wars that separated the present (future) timeday from JustBeforeTheEnd occurred shortly after the Gate was created, '''no-one knows where the Gate came from.''' [[spoiler:All this is {{Foreshadowing}} that humans ''didn't'' actually create the Gate, but it was in fact "given" to them by '''''God''''' in the form of the Big Computer.]]
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