History Literature / MostlyHarmless

18th Jun '18 2:33:01 AM tigerstar
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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Arthur makes the mistake of taking a deep breath before approaching the old woman in the cave on Hawalius (whose cave is surrounded by goat corpses and flies). The results are not pretty, and described in nauseating detail.
23rd May '18 3:40:29 PM Tabs
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* BuffySpeak: The Guide calls the sum total of all possible universes/timelines the Whole Sort of General Mish Mash, or WSOGMM for short.



* [[spoiler:[[RocksFallEveryoneDies Earth Gets Obliterated, Everyone Dies]]]]

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* [[spoiler:[[RocksFallEveryoneDies Earth RocksFallEveryoneDies: [[spoiler:Or more like "Earth Gets Obliterated, Everyone Dies]]]]Dies".]]]]
26th Apr '18 12:45:59 PM DaibhidC
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* CallBack: Way back in the first book, when Arthur first encounters the Vogons, he says "I wish I had a daughter so I could forbid her from marrying one." Much to Random's confusion, he does.
26th Apr '18 12:40:22 PM DaibhidC
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* CallBack: Way back in the first book, when Arthur first encounters the Vogons, he says "I wish I had a daughter so I could forbid her from marrying one." Much to Random's confusion, he does.
17th Aug '17 6:50:49 PM peixe200
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* ThePollyanna: Colin, a flying security robot that Ford meets (and names) when he revisits the ''Guide'' HQ. Ford reprogrammed him so he would always feel happy, no matter what happens, effectively turning him into the anti-Marvin.
27th Feb '17 4:04:11 PM nombretomado
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Preceded by ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish''. Succeeded by ''Literature/AndAnotherThing''. Has next to nothing to do with the Connecticut sketch comedy ''Series/MostlyHarmless'', but is definitely related to the ''Roleplay/MostlyHarmless'' Roleplay [[LiveJournal LJ]] group.

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Preceded by ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish''. Succeeded by ''Literature/AndAnotherThing''. Has next to nothing to do with the Connecticut sketch comedy ''Series/MostlyHarmless'', but is definitely related to the ''Roleplay/MostlyHarmless'' Roleplay [[LiveJournal [[Website/LiveJournal LJ]] group.
15th Dec '16 1:38:59 PM Xtifr
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'''''Mostly Harmless''''' (1992) is the fifth installment in the [[TrilogyCreep increasingly inaccurately-named]] ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' trilogy, and the last written by franchise creator Creator/DouglasAdams himself. Set several years after the fourth one, ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'', its plot divides into three distinct branches. The first concerns the series protagonist, hapless Englishman Arthur Dent, as he tries to find a new, Earth-like home to settle down on after the unexpected erasure of his soul-mate, Fenchurch; he eventually builds a sort of life for himself as resident sandwich-maker for the primitive villagers on the planet Lamuella (but not for long).

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'''''Mostly Harmless''''' ''Mostly Harmless'' (1992) is the fifth installment in the [[TrilogyCreep increasingly inaccurately-named]] ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' trilogy, and the last written by franchise creator Creator/DouglasAdams himself. Set several years after the fourth one, ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish'', its plot divides into three distinct branches. The first concerns the series protagonist, hapless Englishman Arthur Dent, as he tries to find a new, Earth-like home to settle down on after the unexpected erasure of his soul-mate, Fenchurch; he eventually builds a sort of life for himself as resident sandwich-maker for the primitive villagers on the planet Lamuella (but not for long).
21st Apr '16 1:07:21 AM PaulA
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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: The series' phlebotinum runs entirely on RuleOfFunny. In this book, there's an anecdote about a race whose interstellar craft run on bad news, the only thing in the universe that travels faster than light. (Their ships don't work very well, and somehow nobody's ever pleased to see them.)
13th Feb '16 4:31:05 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* TookALevelInBadass: After spending the last four books only interested in his hedonistic lifestyle, Ford, with said hedonistic lifestyle threatened, manages to escape several security robots with [[NoodleImplements a towel and a shoe.]]
25th Apr '15 2:08:50 PM henry42
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* PlotArmor: Arthur Dent has it, and it's explicitly justified. [[spoiler:Remember Agrajag from ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything''? The guy who kept getting reincarnated, and whom Arthur keeps accidentally killing? There's an incarnation of him that Arthur ''hadn't'' met at that point, and the narration explicitly states that until Arthur accidentally kills ''that'' incarnation of Agrajag, he literally cannot die. Which he does, at the end of this book, with his own death (and everyone else's) following by mere seconds.]]

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* PlotArmor: Arthur Dent has it, and it's explicitly justified. [[spoiler:Remember Remember Agrajag from ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything''? The guy who kept getting reincarnated, and whom Arthur keeps accidentally killing? There's an incarnation of him that Arthur ''hadn't'' met at that point, and the narration explicitly states that until Arthur accidentally kills ''that'' incarnation of Agrajag, he literally cannot die. Which [[spoiler:Which he does, at the end of this book, with his own death (and everyone else's) following by mere seconds.]]
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