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23rd Nov '16 8:35:59 AM HiddenWindshield
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* NoBiochemicalBarriers: It's specifically mentioned that, while every known race can get drunk, the intoxicating substance varies from species to species. So, when you're getting drunk with other species, you need to be careful not to grab a bottle of something lethal to you. Carumjack is specifically mentioned as a popular beverage that's toxic to humans, but Morgan can't get enough of the stuff, so they're either drastically overselling its lethality or or Morgan's [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity built up a tolerance]].

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* NoBiochemicalBarriers: It's specifically mentioned that, while every known race can get drunk, the intoxicating substance varies from species to species. So, when you're getting drunk with other species, you need to be careful not to grab a bottle of something lethal to you. Carumjack is specifically mentioned as a popular beverage that's toxic to humans, but Morgan can't get enough of the stuff, so they're either drastically overselling its lethality or or Morgan's [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity built up a tolerance]].
4th Sep '16 2:09:11 AM HiddenWindshield
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* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: It should come as no surprise that Dyorbid, as the proprietor of a BadGuyBar, keeps a plasma rifle behind his bar. Unfortunately, during the [[BarBrawl brawl]], it winds up in the hands of the {{cyborg}} [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture slavers]].

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* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: It should come as no surprise that Dyorbid, as the proprietor of a BadGuyBar, keeps a plasma rifle behind his bar. Unfortunately, during the [[BarBrawl brawl]], handy. It's just as useful for {{bar brawl}}s as it winds up in the hands of the {{cyborg}} [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture slavers]].is for [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking people who ask to run a tab]].
4th Sep '16 1:51:26 AM HiddenWindshield
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* NoBiochemicalBarriers: It's specifically mentioned that, while every known race can get drunk, the intoxicating substance varies from species to species. So, when you're getting drunk with other species, you need to be careful not to grab a bottle of something lethal to you. Carumjack is specifically mentioned as a popular beverage that's toxic to humans, but Morgan can't get enough of the stuff, so they're either drastically overselling its lethality or or Morgan's [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity built up a tolerance]].
25th Feb '16 1:26:43 AM HiddenWindshield
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* TheNicknamer: Ggrlshan have a tradition of nicknaming everyone they know. It's supposed to be an attempt to know the essence of another's soul.

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* TheNicknamer: Ggrlshan Ggrlsha have a tradition of nicknaming everyone they know. It's supposed to be an attempt to know the essence of another's soul.
25th Feb '16 1:15:58 AM HiddenWindshield
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* TheNicknamer: Ggrlshan have a tradition of nicknaming everyone they know. It's supposed to be an attempt to know the essence of another's soul.
24th Nov '13 8:27:01 PM HiddenWindshield
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* GrievousBottleyHarm: A more realistic example than most. The bottle doesn't break, despite being swung with a human's full strength. It also does some serious damage to the target.


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* TwoShotsFromBehindTheBar: It should come as no surprise that Dyorbid, as the proprietor of a BadGuyBar, keeps a plasma rifle behind his bar. Unfortunately, during the [[BarBrawl brawl]], it winds up in the hands of the {{cyborg}} [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture slavers]].
30th Sep '13 11:26:34 AM HiddenWindshield
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* JustLikeUs: The Alliance covert infiltration team gets a dose of this during the mission. It's also heavily implied that they've infiltrated the Radiant Throne before, so [[FridgeLogic they really should have already known]].
15th Jun '13 3:49:01 PM HiddenWindshield
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** Because the ''Fool's Errand'' uses older gravity technology, they can't have the artificial gravity on while they're [[FasterThanLightTravel in tach]]. Well, technically they ''can'', but it's dangerous.

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** Because the ''Fool's Errand'' uses older gravity technology, they can't have the artificial gravity on while they're [[FasterThanLightTravel in tach]]. Well, technically they ''can'', but it's dangerous.it would be dangerous to do so.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Surprisingly averted, for the most part. Planets are portrayed as being a realistic size, and it takes close to a week for a ship to leave a solar system. However, [[StandardStarshipScuffle space combat]] has all the hallmarks of combat at point-blank range. At one point, one of the characters laments that their ship is too large to fit underneath the other ship's shields, since that would have given them a free shot at her [[TractorBeam gravlock]].

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Surprisingly averted, for the most part. Planets are portrayed as being a realistic size, and it takes close to a week for a ship to leave a solar system. However, [[StandardStarshipScuffle space Space combat]] has all the hallmarks of combat occurs at basically point-blank range. At one point, one of the characters laments that their ship is too large to fit underneath the other larger ship's shields, since that would have given them a free shot at her [[TractorBeam gravlock]].



* SideBet: [[TitleDrop The title of the work]] is a reference to Cyrus and Ktk's [[RunningGag continual bets with each other]] about the outcome of the mission, how long it will be until they wind up in trouble in this particular port[[note]]Neither one of them being brave enough to put money on "never".[[/note]], whether they will [[BreadEggsMilkSquick survive their current screwup]], etc.

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* SideBet: [[TitleDrop The title of the work]] is a reference to Cyrus and Ktk's [[RunningGag continual bets with each other]] about the outcome of the mission, how long it will be until they wind up in trouble in this particular port[[note]]Neither one of them being brave enough to put money on "never".[[/note]], whether they will [[BreadEggsMilkSquick survive their current screwup]], etc. Every other member of the crew will bet with each other at the drop of a hat, but Cyrus and Ktk are the most frequent offenders.
26th Mar '13 3:02:34 PM HiddenWindshield
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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: We never see any slaves, but there are slavers, which would [[CaptainObvious tend to imply the existence of slaves]].

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* WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture: We never see any actual slaves, but there are slavers, which would [[CaptainObvious tend to imply the existence of slaves]].
16th Mar '13 2:30:45 PM HiddenWindshield
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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Grif and crew have a huge celebration with several of the other crews in port. They all get so smashed, the next morning, they can't remember what happened. This isn't the first such party, either: They've had to institute [[CapitalLettersAreMagic The List]], a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin computer record]] of everyone's possessions that they had entered the party with, bets that were made, and the winners and losers of those bets.

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* WhatDidIDoLastNight: Grif and crew have a huge celebration with several of the other crews in port. They all get so smashed, the next morning, they can't remember what happened.happened[[note]]except for [[BizarreAlienBiology Ktk]], but it won't say anything, since it's too embarrassed[[/note]]. This isn't the first such party, either: They've had to institute [[CapitalLettersAreMagic The List]], a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin computer record]] of everyone's possessions that they had entered the party with, bets that were made, and the winners and losers of those bets.
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