History Literature / MyTeacherIsAnAlien

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.
14th Dec '15 7:26:13 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* PlanetSpaceship: The ''New Jersey'' is slightly smaller than Earth's moon, and has members of more than 10000 species on board. It's considered impressively ''small'' for a mothership class ship.
14th Jun '15 6:05:34 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* LowCultureHighTech: Humans, from the aliens' perspective. Most races outgrow the need for violence long before they get to humanity's current tech level.
30th Apr '15 1:25:28 PM nombretomado
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* SomeCallMeTim: In the last book, the protagonists meet an alien who fills a whole room. When asking for its name, they find out his name is long and [[TheUnpronounceable almost unpronounceable]], sounding something like "Uhuurbeheegjuli"; Duncan mishears "Big Julie" (sounding like a character from ''GuysAndDolls'') and the name sticks. There is also "CrocDoc" whose real name is Kritzklumpf but Peter calls him this way internally before learning his name.

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* SomeCallMeTim: In the last book, the protagonists meet an alien who fills a whole room. When asking for its name, they find out his name is long and [[TheUnpronounceable almost unpronounceable]], sounding something like "Uhuurbeheegjuli"; Duncan mishears "Big Julie" (sounding like a character from ''GuysAndDolls'') ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'') and the name sticks. There is also "CrocDoc" whose real name is Kritzklumpf but Peter calls him this way internally before learning his name.
27th Apr '15 6:19:11 AM rt2012
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** It turns out that Duncan is this way too, until the brain fryer unlocks his brain's true potential. According to the aliens, the same is true for all humans, as they have the largest (and least used) brains in the universe.
25th Mar '15 11:27:02 AM AnoneMouseJr.
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* DisappearedDad: Peter's own father never knew HIS father.


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* MissingMom: Peter's mom abandoned her family when "someone better came along", and his father lost HIS mom when he was "too old to be adopted", as he put it.
9th Mar '15 10:29:34 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* BizarreAlienSexes: The series mentions one species that requires "seven genders [sic] to produce an egg, and three more to hatch it".

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* BizarreAlienSexes: The series mentions one species that requires "seven "five different genders [sic] just to produce get an egg, and egg-and three more to hatch it".it".



* TechnologyMarchesOn: The URAT that Peter is given truly is a technical marvel. Imagine a device that fits in your hand which can be used as a video communicator, can look up any information, can give you directions, and can even be used to order merchandise to be delivered! In short, it is a smartphone. Maybe the aliens were right and we ''are'' advancing too fast.
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