History Literature / TheStarsMyDestination

10th Jun '16 12:04:34 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RapeIsLove: As close to love as anything in this book gets, anyway.
** Combined with a MasochismTango.
3rd Jun '16 4:13:29 PM Orbiting
Is there an issue? Send a Message


None of this matters to Gully Foyle--the quintessential everyman, if you are convinced HumansAreMorons. No education, no skills, no ambition, just a Mechanic's Mate Third Class on the freighter ''Nomad'', which lies crippled in the void between the planets. All he has left is a powerful will to survive, and he has, somehow, for six months when the spaceship ''Vorga'' encounters the wreck of the ''Nomad'', sees the distress signals--and passes by, leaving him to rot.

to:

None of this matters to Gully Foyle--the quintessential everyman, if you are convinced HumansAreMorons. No education, no skills, no ambition, just a Mechanic's Mate Third Class on the freighter ''Nomad'', which lies crippled in the void between the planets. All he has left is a powerful will to survive, and he has, somehow, for six months when the spaceship ''Vorga'' encounters the wreck of the ''Nomad'', sees the distress signals--and signals-- and passes by, leaving him to rot.
25th Jan '16 10:28:04 AM Antigone3
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SkipTheAnesthetic: After Gully and Jisbella escape from prison, they go to a BackAlleyDoctor to have his EmbarrassingTattoo bleached from his face so that he's less recognizable by the authorities. Since the two have just had a nasty argument, she puts up money for the procedure but not the anesthetic. Eventually though, she can't stand his pain and gives in and pays the extra money.
16th Oct '15 9:45:17 AM Black_Diesel
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:240:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/the_stars_my_destination.jpg]]
14th Sep '15 1:19:31 AM JakesBrain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Subverted in that they're not actually "yellow." The book states that jaunting has blurred racial lines to the point that a person's name is generally the only indicator of their nationality.

to:

** Subverted in that they're not actually "yellow." The book states that jaunting has blurred racial lines to the point that a person's name is generally the only reliable indicator of their nationality.
3rd Jul '15 8:12:18 AM MrDeath
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked, as this is how the super rich demonstrate their status. While anyone can jaunte, status is shown by taking mundane transportation, on the logic that you're rich enough to spend money on things you don't need and important enough to make people wait for you. One huge gala has a cavalcade of bigwigs arriving in increasingly old fashioned ways, starting with helicopters and cars, and ending with Gully's grand entrance in a ''train'' - a '''steam-powered''' train - while his employees '''''lay down the tracks in front of him.'''''

to:

* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked, as this is how the super rich demonstrate their status. While anyone can jaunte, status is shown by taking mundane transportation, on the logic that you're rich enough to spend money on things you don't need and important enough to make people wait for you. One huge gala has a cavalcade of bigwigs arriving in increasingly old fashioned ways, starting with helicopters and cars, and ending with Gully's grand entrance in a ''train'' - a '''steam-powered''' steam-powered train - while his employees '''''lay lay down the tracks in front of him.'''''
2nd Jul '15 7:22:18 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked, as this is how the super rich demonstrate their status. While anyone can jaunte, status is shown by taking mundane transportation, on the logic that you're rich enough to spend money on things you don't need and important enough to make people wait for you. One huge gala has a cavalcade of bigwigs arriving in increasingly old fashioned ways, starting with helicopters and cars, and ending with Gully's grand entrance on a train while his employees ''lay down the tracks in front of him''.

to:

* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked, as this is how the super rich demonstrate their status. While anyone can jaunte, status is shown by taking mundane transportation, on the logic that you're rich enough to spend money on things you don't need and important enough to make people wait for you. One huge gala has a cavalcade of bigwigs arriving in increasingly old fashioned ways, starting with helicopters and cars, and ending with Gully's grand entrance on in a ''train'' - a '''steam-powered''' train - while his employees ''lay '''''lay down the tracks in front of him''.him.'''''
25th Mar '15 8:50:06 PM enderheisenberg
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WalkingWasteland: Dagenham. Mildly subverted in that he can avoid causing damage if he limits his interactions with the world outside his radiation-proof chamber.

to:

* WalkingWasteland: Dagenham. Mildly subverted in that he can avoid causing damage if he limits his interactions with the world outside his radiation-proof chamber. Because of Creator/AlanMoore's love for this book, he became the basis of Dr. Manhattan.
25th Mar '15 3:56:33 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DrivingQuestion: Why did the Vorga to abandon Foyle to die? [[spoiler:They were [[TheIllegal illegally transporting refugees]]. Not only that, they were ThrownOutTheAirlock instead of risking getting caught by Immigration on the other end. So even if they'd picked Foyle up, they'd have had to kill him anyway [[HeKnowsTooMuch once he found out]].]] Who specifically ordered the crew of the Vorga to abandon Foyle to die? That's a doozy. [[spoiler:'''''Jisbella.''''']]

to:

* DrivingQuestion: Why did the Vorga to abandon Foyle to die? [[spoiler:They were [[TheIllegal illegally transporting refugees]]. Not only that, they were ThrownOutTheAirlock instead of risking getting caught by Immigration on the other end. So even if they'd picked Foyle up, they'd have had to kill him anyway [[HeKnowsTooMuch once he found out]].]] Who specifically ordered the crew of the Vorga to abandon Foyle to die? That's a doozy. [[spoiler:'''''Jisbella.''''']][[spoiler:'''''Olivia Presteign.''''' And she gave Foyle the Driving Questions because she admired his determination and hoped the quest would prove them NotSoDifferent - determined to punish a CrapsackWorld for failing to care for their fates; his to be abandoned in space, hers to be a blind trophy wife.]]
25th Mar '15 3:38:04 PM Kalaong
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DrivingQuestion: Why did the Vorga to abandon Foyle to die? [[spoiler:They were [[TheIllegal illegally transporting refugees]]. Not only that, they were ThrownOutTheAirlock instead of risking getting caught by Immigration on the other end. So even if they'd picked Foyle up, they'd have had to kill him anyway [[HeKnowsTooMuch once he found out]].]] Who specifically ordered the crew of the Vorga to abandon Foyle to die? That's a doozy. [[spoiler:'''''Jisbella.''''']]
This list shows the last 10 events of 53. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.TheStarsMyDestination