History Literature / TheWarAgainstTheChtorr

16th Sep '17 5:29:27 PM nombretomado
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* YanksWithTanks: Subverted in that the United States was made to decommission much of its military after losing a war in Pakistan. Ironically this now makes the USA the most powerful nation on Earth, as its armed forces were not mobilized to deal with the plagues and so survived mostly intact.
10th Jun '17 2:37:53 AM JackG
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* NotStayingForBreakfast: A sci-fi version when Ted body-surfs into the body of a beautiful woman so he can have sex with [=McCarthy=]. The morning after [=McCarthy=] gets abruptly thrown out of bed by the woman concerned, as Ted has moved on to another body and left her to deal with the morning-after mess.

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* NotStayingForBreakfast: A sci-fi version when Ted body-surfs into the body of a beautiful woman so he can have sex with [=McCarthy=]. The morning after [=McCarthy=] gets abruptly thrown out of bed by the woman concerned, as Ted has moved on to another body and left her to deal with the morning-after mess.hangover.
10th Jun '17 2:36:44 AM JackG
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* NotStayingForBreakfast: A sci-fi version when Ted body-surfs into the body of a beautiful woman so he can have sex with [=McCarthy=]. The morning after [=McCarthy=] gets abruptly thrown out of bed by the woman concerned, as Ted has moved on to another body and left her to deal with the morning-after mess.
17th Apr '17 6:01:59 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: 'Renegades' worship and help the Chtorran invaders. Their numbers increase as the infestation grows in strength -- it's not known whether this is the result of an unknown form of [[BrainWashed brainwashing]] or simply a [[VichyEarth psychological/practical response]] to the [[HopelessWar overwhelming]] AlienInvasion.



* LesCollaborateurs: 'Renegades' worship and help the Chtorran invaders. Their numbers increase as the infestation grows in strength -- it's not known whether this is the result of an unknown form of [[BrainWashed brainwashing]] or simply a [[VichyEarth psychological/practical response]] to the [[HopelessWar overwhelming]] AlienInvasion.
10th Nov '16 5:45:05 AM Kalaong
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* ExtremeOmnivore: The ''entire'' Chtorran ecosystem, but especially the worms, which consume roughly a tenth of their weight in protein every day - a third if they're forced to subsist on vegetation - and they can grow to weigh '''over a ton.'' Thus, the worms hate any kind of food that isn't alive and screaming. It's an uphill battle to get worms to eat ''fresh hamburger'' instead of the feeder's hand. Captured worms are thus [[EatTheDog fed stray dogs]] - ''lots'' of them.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: The ''entire'' Chtorran ecosystem, but especially the worms, which consume roughly a tenth of their weight in protein every day - a third if they're forced to subsist on vegetation - and they can grow to weigh '''over a ton.'' ''' Thus, the worms hate any kind of food that isn't alive and screaming. It's an uphill battle to get worms to eat ''fresh hamburger'' instead of the feeder's hand. Captured worms are thus [[EatTheDog fed stray dogs]] - ''lots'' of them.
10th Nov '16 5:44:43 AM Kalaong
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* GotVolunteered: ZigZagged with the UriahGambit -- it's made clear that there are legal precedents involving the use of soldiers on dangerous missions, and in the first novel Duke Anderson tells [=McCarthy=] he ''does'' have the option of refusing to go on a dangerous mission, but then he'll be on the first chopper out of here because a soldier who won't take risks is useless to him. In the second, one of his superiors notes he has an asterisk(''Jim: Yeah, I'm sitting on it.'') - meaning those legal precedents have been ''waived.'' This means he's either part of the [[HiveMind Telepathy Corps]], pissed someone off enough that they want him KIA'd, or he's gained a reputation for ''[[WhyWontYouDie surviving]]'' dangerous missions. Specifically, [[spoiler:he was once set to guard a worm with a weapon experts had concluded wouldn't work on worms and killed it ''anyway''. By book four his superiors just say "screw it" and abandon him in a pink storm - along with several other soldiers. He only gets out that time by finding intel too valuable to sacrifice ''and'' spending his last remaining political favor.]]

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* GotVolunteered: ZigZagged with the UriahGambit -- it's made clear that there are legal precedents involving the use of soldiers on dangerous missions, and in the first novel Duke Anderson tells [=McCarthy=] he ''does'' have the option of refusing to go on a dangerous mission, but then he'll be on the first chopper out of here because a soldier who won't take risks is useless to him. In the second, one of his superiors notes he has an asterisk(''Jim: Yeah, I'm sitting on it.'') - meaning those legal precedents have been ''waived.'' This means he's either part of the [[HiveMind Telepathy Corps]], pissed someone off enough that [[TheUriahGambit they want him KIA'd, KIA'd]], or he's gained a reputation for ''[[WhyWontYouDie surviving]]'' dangerous missions. Specifically, [[spoiler:he was once set to guard a worm with a weapon experts had concluded wouldn't work on worms and killed it ''anyway''. By book four his superiors just say "screw it" and abandon him in a pink storm - along with several other soldiers. He only gets out that time by finding intel too valuable to sacrifice ''and'' spending his last remaining political favor.]]
10th Nov '16 5:43:36 AM Kalaong
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* ExtremeOmnivore: The ''entire'' Chtorran ecosystem, but especially the worms, which consume roughly a tenth of their weight in protein every ''day'' - a '''third''' if they're forced to subsist on vegetation. Thus, the worms hate any kind of food that isn't alive and screaming. It's an uphill battle to get worms to eat ''fresh hamburger'' instead of the feeder's hand. Captured worms are thus [[EatTheDog fed stray dogs]] - ''lots'' of them.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: The ''entire'' Chtorran ecosystem, but especially the worms, which consume roughly a tenth of their weight in protein every ''day'' day - a '''third''' third if they're forced to subsist on vegetation. vegetation - and they can grow to weigh '''over a ton.'' Thus, the worms hate any kind of food that isn't alive and screaming. It's an uphill battle to get worms to eat ''fresh hamburger'' instead of the feeder's hand. Captured worms are thus [[EatTheDog fed stray dogs]] - ''lots'' of them.
6th Nov '16 11:06:07 AM Kalaong
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* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]. Very much averted. Gerrold is one of the first openly gay sci-fi authors, and has [[WriteWhoYouKnow integrated his experiences into the series]]. [=McCarthy=] and Ted are bisexual, there are numerous gay characters, and in all cases their sexuality is considered no more important than their race. The author even subverts his own work through [[CampGay Randy Dannenfelser]] who is the personification of every negative gay stereotype in existence. Homophobia is present, but it's roughly as accepted as chauvinism was in UsefulNotes/TheEighties - not a career-ender like casual racism, but considered an annoying character flaw. Notably, ''[=McCarthy=] himself'' is mildly homophobic, as most of the homosexuals he's met have been... about as well-adjusted as everyone else in his [[CrapsackWorld war-torn world]]. Notably, he lost his virginity to narcissistic jerk Ted - who [[NotStayingForBreakfast brushed him off the following morning]] - midway through the first book, and Dannenfelser is an obnoxious ObstructiveBureaucrat who enjoys calling [=McCarthy=] "sister" simply to [[ItAmusedMe piss him off]].

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* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]. Very much averted. Gerrold is one of the first openly gay sci-fi authors, and has [[WriteWhoYouKnow integrated his experiences into the series]]. [=McCarthy=] and Ted are bisexual, there are numerous gay characters, and in all cases their sexuality is considered no more important than their race. The author even subverts his own work through [[CampGay Randy Dannenfelser]] who is the personification of every negative gay stereotype in existence. Homophobia is present, but it's roughly as accepted as chauvinism was in UsefulNotes/TheEighties - not a career-ender like casual racism, but considered an annoying character flaw. Notably, ''[=McCarthy=] himself'' is mildly homophobic, as most of the homosexuals he's met have been... about as well-adjusted as everyone else in his [[CrapsackWorld war-torn world]]. Notably, he lost his virginity to narcissistic jerk Ted - who [[NotStayingForBreakfast brushed him off the following morning]] - midway through the first book, morning]], and Dannenfelser is an obnoxious ObstructiveBureaucrat who enjoys calling [=McCarthy=] "sister" simply to [[ItAmusedMe piss him off]].
6th Nov '16 11:05:23 AM Kalaong
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* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]. Very much averted. Gerrold is one of the first openly gay sci-fi authors, and has [[WriteWhoYouKnow integrated his experiences into the series]]. [=McCarthy=] and Ted are bisexual, there are numerous gay characters, and in all cases their sexuality is considered no more important than their race. The author even subverts his own work through [[CampGay Randy Dannenfelser]] who is the personification of every negative gay stereotype in existence. Homophobia is present, but it's roughly as accepted as chauvinism was in UsefulNotes/TheEighties - not a career-ender like casual racism, but considered an annoying character flaw. Notably, ''[=McCarthy=] himself'' is mildly homophobic, as most of the homosexuals he's met have been... about as well-adjusted as everyone else in his [[CrapsackWorld war-torn world]]. Notably, he lost his virginity to narcissistic jerk Ted midway through the first book, and Dannenfelser is an obnoxious ObstructiveBureaucrat who enjoys calling [=McCarthy=] "sister" simply to [[ItAmusedMe piss him off]].

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* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]. Very much averted. Gerrold is one of the first openly gay sci-fi authors, and has [[WriteWhoYouKnow integrated his experiences into the series]]. [=McCarthy=] and Ted are bisexual, there are numerous gay characters, and in all cases their sexuality is considered no more important than their race. The author even subverts his own work through [[CampGay Randy Dannenfelser]] who is the personification of every negative gay stereotype in existence. Homophobia is present, but it's roughly as accepted as chauvinism was in UsefulNotes/TheEighties - not a career-ender like casual racism, but considered an annoying character flaw. Notably, ''[=McCarthy=] himself'' is mildly homophobic, as most of the homosexuals he's met have been... about as well-adjusted as everyone else in his [[CrapsackWorld war-torn world]]. Notably, he lost his virginity to narcissistic jerk Ted - who [[NotStayingForBreakfast brushed him off the following morning]] - midway through the first book, and Dannenfelser is an obnoxious ObstructiveBureaucrat who enjoys calling [=McCarthy=] "sister" simply to [[ItAmusedMe piss him off]].
6th Nov '16 11:00:19 AM Kalaong
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''The War Against the Chtorr'' is an incomplete sci-fi series by David Gerrold about an invasion of Earth by an [[HordeOfAlienLocusts entire alien ecosystem]], set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. Just about everyone in TheGovernment has become an ObstructiveBureaucrat, save the odd MagnificentBastard. The rest of the world has forced the United States to accept [[HoistByHisOwnPetard crippling economic treaties]] to keep it from engaging in the odd GovernmentConspiracy. Then TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt begins. First a series of [[AlienInvasion alien]] plagues [[DepopulationBomb wipes out most of humanity]], and then aliens (much) bigger than microbes begin popping up. The invaders consist mainly of giant worms, insects, plants and other, ''extremely'' unpleasant stuff. They eat everything, resulting in massive environmental damage, but they ''really'' like to [[ToServeMan eat people]]. Then [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse]].

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''The War Against the Chtorr'' is an incomplete sci-fi series by David Gerrold about an invasion of Earth by an [[HordeOfAlienLocusts entire alien ecosystem]], set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. Just about everyone in TheGovernment has become an ObstructiveBureaucrat, save the odd MagnificentBastard. The rest of the world has forced the United States to accept [[HoistByHisOwnPetard crippling economic treaties]] to keep it from engaging in the odd GovernmentConspiracy.WarForFunAndProfit. Then TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt begins. First a series of [[AlienInvasion alien]] plagues [[DepopulationBomb wipes out most of humanity]], and then aliens (much) bigger than microbes begin popping up. The invaders consist mainly of giant worms, insects, plants and other, ''extremely'' unpleasant stuff. They eat everything, resulting in massive environmental damage, but they ''really'' like to [[ToServeMan eat people]]. Then [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse]].
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