History Literature / MyTeacherIsAnAlien

27th Apr '17 10:50:08 PM jerodast
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* StayWithTheAliens: The first book ends with Peter Thompson deciding to go with Bloxholm, since his father's indifferent to his existence and he believes no one will miss him. The next three books more or less deconstruct this decision.

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* StayWithTheAliens: The first book ends with Peter Thompson deciding to go with Bloxholm, Broxholm, since his father's indifferent to his existence and he believes no one will miss him. The next three books more or less deconstruct this decision.
8th Feb '17 5:27:49 PM Nicoaln
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Inventory is shared.


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* FunnyForeigner: The lunch ladies and the janitors speak with very heavy accents, and the janitor even speaks with syntax similar to this trope. Apparently they come from a {{Ruritania}}.


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* OhCrap: A transmission the characters can listen to instructs the alien to abduct following students: Susan Simmons, Duncan Dougal, and Peter Thompson. Naturally the characters aren't fond of hearing this.
8th Feb '17 5:21:01 PM Nicoaln
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* DawsonCasting: Averted, it sounds like real kids around the age of the main protagonists are voicing them, along with the other kids.
8th Feb '17 5:20:41 PM Nicoaln
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The first book was also adapted into a video game by 7th Level and Byron Press Multimedia company. Due to the creator being defunct, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it's very hard to find a copy these days]].


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!!The game features example of:

* DawsonCasting: Averted, it sounds like real kids around the age of the main protagonists are voicing them, along with the other kids.
* DevelopersForesight: Some characters react differently if you are talking to them via Susan, Duncan, or Peter. For example, the principal's secretary will scowl at Duncan if he asks to see the lost and found, and the principal will, if Susan or Peter are sent to detention, say "This is very unlike you."
* DisproportionateRetribution: If Duncan's teacher for first period catches him shooting a slingshot, she drops his grade by a point.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: You can get your character put in detention for ''getting hit by stink bombs''.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Any students rescued.
* MultipleEndings: The three kids all have their own ways of escaping at the very end, either by negotiating with the alien leader, calling the press, or shooting their way out.
* TheNineties: The fashion and the computers.
* PragmaticAdaptation: In order to make it more of a video game and add some replay value, the teacher who is the alien is randomized each playthrough.
* SpaceCompression: That school is nowhere ''near'' the size a school ''should'' be.
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The game is a point and click adventure game, however, if one is going for Duncan's ending then it will turn into a pseudo-first person shooter game.
* {{Unwinnable}}: The minigame where stink bombs are thrown at your character. It's unknown if it's by mistake or by design.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Shoot that person who keeps raising his hand right in the head with your slingshot. Or throw water on random teachers. You know you want to.
** VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: The former causes you to have to restart the minigame (if this offence makes you acquire your third check mark), makes the teacher yell at you, and the latter will get your character placed in detention.
* WeirdnessCensor: Some students are ''obviously'' androids... and speak robotically, but then change to a much more emotional tone. Similarly you can throw water (or do something else) and reveal a teacher as an alien... and nobody bats an eyelash.
** Similarly, teachers don't seem to mind too much if you're playing hookey in the library.
9th Jan '17 6:56:24 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* AliensAreBastards: Zig-zagged, although they are well-meaning and mostly peaceful, some of them 'do'' want to destroy Earth because of their somewhat justified belief that HumansAreTheRealMonsters.

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* AliensAreBastards: Zig-zagged, although they are well-meaning and mostly peaceful, some of them 'do'' ''do'' want to destroy Earth because of their somewhat justified belief that HumansAreTheRealMonsters.
11th Oct '16 11:06:48 PM PaulA
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Hoo-Lan is revealed to have influenced history throughout centuries, with more or less success. He is feeling especially guilty about being responsible for [[NewMediaAreEvil the invention of television]]. TV was intended to distract people and slow technology growth until humanity had matured a bit more. It didn't end up doing anything but delay said maturation.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Hoo-Lan is revealed to have influenced history throughout centuries, with more or less success. He is feeling especially guilty about BenevolentAlienInvasion: One of the possibilities being responsible for [[NewMediaAreEvil considered to deal with the invention of television]]. TV was intended Earth problem is to distract people take over the planet outright so that humans can be given the tools they need to end wars, eradicate disease and slow technology growth until humanity had matured poverty, etc. in a bit more. It didn't end up doing anything but delay said maturation.controlled fashion while making sure the tools aren't abused.


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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Subverted. The human protagonist assumes this after meeting Kreeblim, a female alien who looks very different to the previously introduced male alien, Broxholm. It turns out that they are of completely different species.


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* ETGaveUsWiFi: Hoo-Lan is revealed to have influenced history throughout centuries, with more or less success. He is feeling especially guilty about being responsible for [[NewMediaAreEvil the invention of television]]. TV was intended to distract people and slow technology growth until humanity had matured a bit more. It didn't end up doing anything but delay said maturation.
* ExtraParentConception: The series mentions one species that requires "seven genders [sic] to produce an egg, and three more to hatch it". This being a kid's book, the exact mechanics of this are never explained.


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* MiseryPoker: Referenced and then [[DefiedTrope defied]] in ''My Teacher Flunked the Planet''. When Peter hears Susan say "Boy, I miss my family" (as they're traveling with aliens and can't see their families, and she can only have occasional phone calls with them) he thinks "At least you have family to miss" (due to him thinking that his father couldn't care less about his disappearance) but keeps silent because he doesn't want to get in a game of "Who's the most miserable".


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* MySkullRunnethOver: In ''My Teacher Fried My Brains'', Duncan goes from dumb bully to super-genius after using an alien machine. However, his brain soon begins to pick up information like radio and TV signals out of the air, making it impossible for Duncan to think. Justified: [[spoiler:it turns out the alien's plan was to make his brain into a communication device so she could contact her leaders in space.]]


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* RearWindowInvestigation: In the first book, Susan breaks into her new teacher's house to look for evidence that he truly is otherworldly. Unfortunately, her lookout had a short attention span. HilarityEnsues.


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* StayWithTheAliens: The first book ends with Peter Thompson deciding to go with Bloxholm, since his father's indifferent to his existence and he believes no one will miss him. The next three books more or less deconstruct this decision.
12th Jul '16 10:55:30 AM Elan
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* WikiWalk: Peter experiences this when plugged into a virtual reality machine. You can start off on a boat, see a bird in the distance, have it appear in your hand, inhabit its body to see from it's POV, and have a million other such experiences. There are strict limits on how long you can use such a device, since it can act as a LotusEaterMachine to some beings. If it ever gets hooked up to TV Tropes, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife the galaxy is probably doomed]].
29th Apr '16 4:25:19 AM DivineDeath
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* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Broxholm and Kreeblim are the antagonists of the first and second book respectively, but both imply that there's something more at play with both characters, and the third one shows that they were trying to save Earth the whole time.
21st Apr '16 9:27:15 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* HumansAdvanceSwiftly: A big part of the plot. Most species have settled down into peaceful coexistence long before they have the technology to make weapons that pose an existential threat to themselves, but humans shot from the stone age to the atomic age in a ludicrously short period of time. From the perspective of other species humans are culturally a barbarian horde with nuclear weapons, and there's a very real fear of humans discovering effective space travel in the near future.
17th Feb '16 12:11:41 PM morenohijazo
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* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: In one of the later books, the protagonists learn that ''all'' humans were once telepaths. People eventually suppressed this ability because of the growing population - contact with so many other minds would have driven them insane otherwise. This is used to explain, in part, why HumansAreBastards sometimes, as they evolved to coexist using a means of communication and understanding which they no longer possessed.
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