History Literature / TheStarBeast

30th Jul '17 9:27:47 PM Tdarcos
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* HiddenWeapons: At the negotiating conference [[spoiler:over having John Thomas accompany Lummox back to her home planet]] one of the conference members noitices the Hroshiu have brought equipment that he realizes are cannons into the room and have soldiers aiming them. He is worried enough to point it out to Mr. Kiku, who is unsurprised.\\
'''Kiku''': It is understandable given they are in a place where they are not sure of the intentions of the other side and might have to escape from hostile conditions. Just pretend it's their recording equipment. This is actually a good sign.\\
'''Man''': It's a good sign they're training guns on us?\\
'''Kiku''': Yes. It means they're taking us seriously. One does not bring artillery to deal with mice.
20th Jul '17 3:02:08 AM dieseldragons
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* BizarreAlienBiology: Lummox has [[BizarreAlienLocomotion eight great legs that move in similar succession to a caterpillar]]. In addition to four pairs of legs she later grows a pair of arms that are extremely dexterous. No one single heart, but a un-centralized circulatory system. A secondary brain back in her rump, which controls motor-functions and a [[ExtraEyes guardian eye when she dozes]]. Her kind come in [[BizarreAlienSexes six assorted sexes (though the differences are not readily apparent), Lummox herself being more female than male]].

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Lummox has [[BizarreAlienLocomotion eight great legs that move in similar succession to a caterpillar]]. In addition to four pairs of legs she later grows a pair of arms that are extremely dexterous. No one single heart, but a un-centralized circulatory system. A secondary brain back in her rump, which controls motor-functions and a [[ExtraEyes guardian eye when she dozes]]. Her kind come in [[BizarreAlienSexes six assorted sexes (though the differences are not readily apparent), Lummox herself being more female than male]].


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* BizarreAlienSexes: The Hroshii come in six assorted sexes (though the differences are not readily apparent). All-male, mostly-male/partly-female, slightly-more-male-than-female, slightly-more-female-than-male, mostly-female/partly-male, and all-female. Lummox herself falls into the fifth category.
23rd Feb '16 1:26:21 AM saintonge
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* RaisedByHumans: Is how everyone, including John Thomas, regards the Lummox. He, she or it, is the generations old family pet. [[PerspectiveFlip In actuality]], Lummox regards [[InterspeciesAdoption John Thomas as her dearest companion and family]].

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* RaisedByHumans: Is how everyone, including John Thomas, regards the Lummox. He, she or it, is the generations old family pet. [[PerspectiveFlip In actuality]], Lummox regards [[InterspeciesAdoption John Thomas as her dearest companion and family]].the latest in a line of beloved pets]].
14th Oct '15 3:27:42 PM roxana
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Johnnie and his female friend Betty escape into the mountains with Lummox. Betty comments on how pretty it is up there and that they should come back when this is all settled and they can enjoy it.
-->'''Johnnie''': "And get me talked about all over town? No thanks!"
-->'''Betty''': "You and your nice-nice reputation!"
-->'''Johnnie''': "Somebody's got to care about these things. When girls stopped boys had to start."
14th Jun '15 11:01:18 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Star Beast''''' is a science fiction novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1954. The novel, somewhat abridged, was originally serialised in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction as "Star Lummox" and then published in hardcover as part of Scribner's series of Heinlein juveniles.

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5th May '15 1:50:32 AM onegun
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* NotWorthKilling: Mr. Kiku begins to suspect towards the end the Hroshii had no real desire in destroying Earth, and that as their negotiator, Dr. Ftaeml was hiding this fact from him.

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* NotWorthKilling: Mr. Kiku begins to suspect towards the end the Hroshii had no real desire in destroying to destroy the Earth, and that as their negotiator, Dr. Ftaeml was hiding this fact from him.
20th Nov '13 8:57:41 PM Welshbie
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* IGaveMyWord: When Lummox says "Cross my heart", [[ThePromise she's made you a promise]], and Lummox ''never'' breaks her promises.
20th Nov '13 8:20:50 PM Welshbie
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* RoyalDecree: When Lummox is informed her subjects want no treaty with humans, she warns them that so long as the Galaxy shall last the friends of Johnnie are her friends. She adds that those who are not friends of her friends are nothing, less than nothing, never to be suffered in her sight. [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard She commands this in the names of her ancestry with all its complicated branches. A dreadful and wonderful recitation, reaching far into the past]].
18th Nov '13 9:53:11 PM Welshbie
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--> [[NarrativeProfanityFilter ''"Contempt... lower animal... eat you with relish... follow back your ancestors and eat them as well... your despicable race must be taught manners... kidnappers... child stealers..."'']]

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--> [[NarrativeProfanityFilter ''"Contempt...''[[NarrativeProfanityFilter "Contempt... lower animal... eat you with relish... follow back your ancestors and eat them as well... your despicable race must be taught manners... kidnappers... child stealers..."'']]"]]''
18th Nov '13 9:43:13 PM Welshbie
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* ForeignLanguageTirade: Hroshiu Commander: ''"Contempt... lower animal... eat you with relish... follow back your ancestors and eat them as well... your despicable race must be taught manners... kidnappers... child stealers..."''

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* ForeignLanguageTirade: The Hroshiu Commander: expedition commander:
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''"Contempt... lower animal... eat you with relish... follow back your ancestors and eat them as well... your despicable race must be taught manners... kidnappers... child stealers..."''"'']]


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* NotWorthKilling: Mr. Kiku begins to suspect towards the end the Hroshii had no real desire in destroying Earth, and that as their negotiator, Dr. Ftaeml was hiding this fact from him.


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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: The Hroshii were initially neither angry nor [[NighInvulnerability anxious]] their queen had run off with human explorers, [[TheDeterminator but they did want her back]]. They didn't know what part of the galaxy we came from, [[TheyHaveTheScent but they knew what we looked like, and sure enough, they found us]].


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* TactfulTranslation: The Rargyllian Dr. Ftaeml is forced into this role quite often, he sympathizes with mankind's position, but begs them not to outright offend or insult the Hroshii.
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