History Literature / TheWarAgainstTheChtorr

14th Aug '16 11:06:32 PM Kalaong
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** Finally, ''[[DysfunctionJunction everyone is mentally damaged by all that death]].'' People may be unable to maintain technological civilization, which is the only thing that can keep the '''big''' monsters from destroying what's left. All in all, the human race may '''''[[YouAreAlreadyDead already be extinct]].'''''

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** Finally, ''[[DysfunctionJunction everyone is mentally damaged by all that death]].'' People may be unable to maintain technological civilization, which is the only thing that can could potentially keep the '''big''' monsters from destroying what's left. All in all, the human race may '''''[[YouAreAlreadyDead already be extinct]].'''''
14th Aug '16 9:30:26 AM Kalaong
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* DepopulationBomb: The human race is decimated (as in the pop culture version not the Roman version; reduced not ''by'' one tenth its former number, but ''to'' one tenth) by the plagues ''before'' the alien locusts show up.

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* DepopulationBomb: A DiscussedTrope, as Gerrold often does. LongList;
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The human race is decimated (as in the pop culture version not the Roman version; reduced not ''by'' one tenth its former number, but ''to'' one tenth) by the plagues killed more than four and a half billion people ''before'' the alien locusts show up. showed up.
## Experts expect to lose ''another'' half-billion before the plagues are completely neutralized. The plagues they ''know about''.
## Everyone who can't survive without medical care - even from something as easily controllable as ''diabetes'' - is going to die due to lack of medical personnel and supplies.
## All the ''children'' whose parents died, were crippled, or just reduced to stuttering wrecks are either going to die or go feral.
## On top of all that, another ten percent will [[DrivenToSuicide die]] of SurvivorGuilt.
** Finally, ''[[DysfunctionJunction everyone is mentally damaged by all that death]].'' People may be unable to maintain technological civilization, which is the only thing that can keep the '''big''' monsters from destroying what's left. All in all, the human race may '''''[[YouAreAlreadyDead already be extinct]].'''''



* DysfunctionJunction: Justified. Since the population crash of humanity, a common catch phrase is "Everybody's crazy"

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* DisposingOfABody: A rarely-seen result of RealityEnsues. See the DepopulationBomb entry? Well, when that many people die, there aren't enough people to bury them. Especially as lots of the corpses - and there are ''still hundreds of thousands of mummified bodies waiting to be discovered'' - are plague hazards. Solution? ''Ovens.'' Just stumbling upon one such "mass crematorium" unaware has been known to send people off the deep end.
* DysfunctionJunction: Justified. Since the population crash of humanity, a common catch phrase is "Everybody's crazy"crazy."
13th Aug '16 10:34:10 AM Kalaong
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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Caseys e.g. "kilo-calories”. Also a case of PracticalCurrency; they're backed by ''food'' - one casey can be exchanged anywhere in the civilized world for a one-thousand-calorie block of "[[FutureFoodIsArtificial soya]]". RealityEnsues in that the laws of supply and demand are still in effect - it takes a ''lot'' of caseys to purchase, say, a pound of caviar. Add in that the book ''begins'' at the [[ApocalypseHow/Class1 Class One]] stage of an anticipated ''[[ApocalypseHow/Class3A Class Three]]'' [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse]], nine-tenths of the world's [[PopulationBomb population died]] ''before the first page'' and those same laws mean the casey is depreciating at an ''exponential'' rate because there's a surplus of food compared to the amount of manpower left in the world AKA ''humans left alive.''

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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Caseys e.g. "kilo-calories”. Also a case of PracticalCurrency; they're backed by ''food'' - one casey can be exchanged anywhere in the civilized world for a one-thousand-calorie block of "[[FutureFoodIsArtificial soya]]". RealityEnsues in that the laws of supply and demand are still in effect - it takes a ''lot'' of caseys to purchase, say, a pound of caviar. Add in that the book ''begins'' at the [[ApocalypseHow/Class1 Class One]] stage of an anticipated ''[[ApocalypseHow/Class3A Class Three]]'' [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse]], nine-tenths of the world's [[PopulationBomb [[DepopulationBomb population died]] ''before the first page'' and those same laws mean the casey is depreciating at an ''exponential'' rate because there's a surplus of food compared to the amount of manpower left in the world AKA ''humans left alive.''
13th Aug '16 10:33:44 AM Kalaong
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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Caseys e.g. "kilo-calories”. Also a case of PracticalCurrency; they're backed by ''food'' - one casey can be exchanged anywhere in the civilized world for a one-thousand-calorie block of "[[FutureFoodIsArtificial soya]]". RealityEnsues in that the laws of supply and demand are still in effect - it takes a ''lot'' of caseys to purchase, say, a pound of caviar. Add in that the book ''begins'' at the [[ApocalypseHow/Class1 Class One]] stage of an anticipated ''[[ApocalypseHow/Class3A Class Three]]'' [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse]], nine-tenths of the world's population died ''before the first page'' and those same laws mean the casey is depreciating at an accelerated rate because there's a surplus of food compared to the amount of manpower left in the world.

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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Caseys e.g. "kilo-calories”. Also a case of PracticalCurrency; they're backed by ''food'' - one casey can be exchanged anywhere in the civilized world for a one-thousand-calorie block of "[[FutureFoodIsArtificial soya]]". RealityEnsues in that the laws of supply and demand are still in effect - it takes a ''lot'' of caseys to purchase, say, a pound of caviar. Add in that the book ''begins'' at the [[ApocalypseHow/Class1 Class One]] stage of an anticipated ''[[ApocalypseHow/Class3A Class Three]]'' [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse]], nine-tenths of the world's [[PopulationBomb population died died]] ''before the first page'' and those same laws mean the casey is depreciating at an accelerated ''exponential'' rate because there's a surplus of food compared to the amount of manpower left in the world.world AKA ''humans left alive.''
11th Aug '16 8:42:38 PM Kalaong
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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: As there are so few people who actually grow food for a living, real food is a luxury. This is actually the basis of the primary [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture currency]] of the series; "Caseys" or "Kilo-Calories", which are backed by one-thousand-calorie blocks of "soya". ** Notably, the casey has inspired similar currencies based on gold, oil, ''coffee'', and '''chocolate''' since OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap.

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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: As there are so few people who actually grow food for a living, real food is a luxury. This is actually the basis of the primary [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture currency]] of the series; "Caseys" or "Kilo-Calories", which are backed by one-thousand-calorie blocks of "soya". ** Notably, the casey has inspired similar currencies based on gold, oil, ''coffee'', and '''chocolate''' since OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap.


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** Notably, the casey has inspired similar currencies based on gold, oil, ''coffee'', and '''chocolate''' since OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap.
11th Aug '16 3:09:48 PM Kalaong
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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: As there are so few people who actually grow food for a living, real food is a luxury. This is actually the basis of the primary [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture currency]] of the series; "Caseys" or "Kilo-Calories", which are backed by one-thousand-calorie blocks of "soya". One variation of this is actually backed by chocolate (!) since OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap.

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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: As there are so few people who actually grow food for a living, real food is a luxury. This is actually the basis of the primary [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture currency]] of the series; "Caseys" or "Kilo-Calories", which are backed by one-thousand-calorie blocks of "soya". One variation of this is actually backed by chocolate (!) ** Notably, the casey has inspired similar currencies based on gold, oil, ''coffee'', and '''chocolate''' since OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap.
4th Aug '16 10:23:12 PM Kalaong
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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: As there are so few people who actually grow food for a living, real food is a luxury. One form of currency is actually backed by chocolate (!) since OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap.

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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: As there are so few people who actually grow food for a living, real food is a luxury. This is actually the basis of the primary [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture currency]] of the series; "Caseys" or "Kilo-Calories", which are backed by one-thousand-calorie blocks of "soya". One form variation of currency this is actually backed by chocolate (!) since OnlyElectricSheepAreCheap.
4th Aug '16 10:19:56 PM Kalaong
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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: Caseys e.g. "kilo-calories”. Also a case of PracticalCurrency; they're backed by ''food'' - one casey can be exchanged anywhere in the civilized world for a one-thousand-calorie block of "[[FutureFoodIsArtificial soya]]". RealityEnsues in that the laws of supply and demand are still in effect - it takes a ''lot'' of caseys to purchase, say, a pound of caviar. Add in that the book ''begins'' at the [[ApocalypseHow/Class1 Class One]] stage of an anticipated ''[[ApocalypseHow/Class3A Class Three]]'' [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse]], nine-tenths of the world's population died ''before the first page'' and those same laws mean the casey is depreciating at an accelerated rate because there's a surplus of food compared to the amount of manpower left in the world.
1st Aug '16 11:19:39 AM longWriter
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* AlienInvasion

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* AlienInvasionAlienInvasion: This time, it's not just invading alien armies so much as a whole alien ''ecosystem'' invading!
28th Jul '16 3:42:51 AM Kalaong
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* HighTimesFuture: A textbook example which goes to some trouble to portray a society that's changed both technology-wise and socially. Legal marijuana farms are mentioned and over-the-counter recreational drugs are used. Entire industries have sprung up around drug use, to the point where medicine cabinets contain drugs which rapidly neutralize the effects of ''other'' drugs right between the painkillers and the antibiotic ointment.



* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]. Very much averted. [=McCarthy=] is bisexual, and there are several other gay characters (although homophobia is also present). The author even subverts his own work through [[CampGay Randy Dannenfelser]] who is the personification of every negative gay stereotype in existence.

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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=] is and Ted are bisexual, and there are several other numerous gay characters (although homophobia characters, and in all cases their sexuality is also present).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]].
* HighTimesFuture: A textbook example which goes to some trouble to portray a society that's changed both technology-wise and socially. Legal marijuana farms are mentioned and over-the-counter recreational drugs are used. Entire industries have sprung up around drug use, to the point where medicine cabinets contain drugs which rapidly neutralize the effects of ''other'' drugs right between the painkillers and the antibiotic ointment.
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