History Literature / TimeScout

26th Oct '16 11:03:01 AM dlchen145
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** BadassTeacher: Kit and Malcolm are general mentors in scouting for Margo. Anne's career is teaching guns, and she and Kit vie for the position of second deadliest person of Shangri La. Sven, the number one, spends his days teaching almost any martial art (principally [[WriterOnBoard Aikido]]) and how to use any blade.
** BadassBookworm: All the scouts and guides have the equivalent of multiple degrees in history, language, mathematics, and ass-kicking. Kit Carson is the primary example in-universe.
** BadassCrew
** BadassFamily: Meet Kit Carson, his granddaughter Margo Smith, and her fiance Malcolm Moore.
** BadassNative: The general consensus on downtimers. Specifically, Jack the Ripper. Also, Skeeter's adopted Mongolian family.
** BattleCouple: Margo and Malcolm
** TheCaptain: Kit's more or less in charge of the time scouts and guides when things go to hell.
** WorldOfBadass

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** * BadassBookworm: All the scouts and guides have the equivalent of multiple degrees in history, language, mathematics, and ass-kicking. Kit Carson is the primary example in-universe.
* BadassCrew
* BadassFamily: Meet Kit Carson, his granddaughter Margo Smith, and her fiance Malcolm Moore.
* BadassNative: The general consensus on downtimers. Specifically, Jack the Ripper. Also, Skeeter's adopted Mongolian family.
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BadassTeacher: Kit and Malcolm are general mentors in scouting for Margo. Anne's career is teaching guns, and she and Kit vie for the position of second deadliest person of Shangri La. Sven, the number one, spends his days teaching almost any martial art (principally [[WriterOnBoard Aikido]]) and how to use any blade.
** BadassBookworm: All the scouts and guides have the equivalent of multiple degrees in history, language, mathematics, and ass-kicking. Kit Carson is the primary example in-universe.
** BadassCrew
** BadassFamily: Meet Kit Carson, his granddaughter Margo Smith, and her fiance Malcolm Moore.
** BadassNative: The general consensus on downtimers. Specifically, Jack the Ripper. Also, Skeeter's adopted Mongolian family.
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* BattleCouple: Margo and Malcolm
** TheCaptain: Kit's more or less in charge of the time scouts and guides when things go to hell.
** WorldOfBadass
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* TheCaptain: Kit's more or less in charge of the time scouts and guides when things go to hell.



* GuileHero: Time scouts are {{Badass}}, but they ''prefer'' to be invisible. Skeeter takes clever UpToEleven.

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* GuileHero: Time scouts are {{Badass}}, badass, but they ''prefer'' to be invisible. Skeeter takes clever UpToEleven.


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* WorldOfBadass
26th Oct '16 11:01:59 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: So many flavors. It's a WorldOfBadass.
** Each character is multiple kinds of {{Badass}}.
*** Margo Smith: LittleMissBadass, ActionGirl, ActionGirlfriend, TookALevelInBadass, DareToBeBadass
*** Kit Carson: BadassGrandpa, [[BadassInANiceSuit Badass In A Rumpled Suit]], BadassMustache, RetiredBadass, OldMaster
*** Malcolm Moore: BadassInANiceSuit, BadassInCharge [[note]]of the Ripper Watch Team[[/note]], BadassInDistress[[note]]After Keaderman shoots him.[[/note]]
*** Anne Vin Mulhaney: ActionMom, GunNut, PregnantBadass
*** Sven Bailey: MemeticBadass [[note]]in universe, widely recognized as the deadliest person on TT86[[/note]], KnifeNut
*** Skeeter Jackson: ActionSurvivor [[note]]as a child[[/note]], [[LittleMissBadass Little Mister Badass]], BadassUnintentional [[note]]just to survive in ancient Mongolia[[/note]], {{Ambadassador}} [[note]]representing the downtimers[[/note]], {{Determinator}} [[note]]do '''not''' mess with his adopted family. He will spend days hunting you down without sleep. He will travel to the ends of time.[[/note]], BadassBoast [[note]]an odd thought makes him laugh, and he takes advantage[[/note]], [[BadassBoast Badass War Song]] [[note]]a Mongolian ditty that freaks out his opponent[[/note]]
*** Jack the Ripper: [[spoiler:DeadlyDoctor]][[note]]John, not James[[/note]], CulturedBadass, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[[note]]He goes a little crazy... a little '''more''' crazy in Shangri La, comparing it to hell.[[/note]], SubmissiveBadass [[note]]James, not John.[[/note]]
** PintSizedPowerHouse: Anne, Margo, and Sven are all short and deadly.


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* PintSizedPowerHouse: Anne, Margo, and Sven are all short and deadly.
30th Sep '16 11:12:36 AM Madrugada
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* NoEqualOpportunityTimeTravel: Women cannot be scouts. ''Period.'' When Margo insists, [[spoiler:she ends up tortured and gang-raped by downtime Catholics and is almost ''burned at the stake.'']] They ''can'' be guides. Guiding and scouting are wildly different professions; guiding is a fairly safe if high-compentence profession strictly limited to well-explored times and places where a woman can learn to blend in. Scouting is an extreme-risk profession where one is operating without a net and all but guaranteed to die horribly - Kit Carson is the only professional scout to ''retire''. The race issue is never brought up.
* NoWomansLand: The past is treated this way. {{Qurac}} is explicitly called as much. The downtimer muslim cult is presented as rabidly misogynistic, especially hating the revived worship of Artemis because it has a female deity.

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* NoEqualOpportunityTimeTravel: Women cannot be scouts. ''Period.'' When Margo insists, [[spoiler:she she ends up tortured and gang-raped by downtime Catholics downtimers and is almost ''burned at the stake.'']] '' They ''can'' be guides.guides. This isn't simply sexism, it's logistics. Guiding and scouting are wildly different professions; guiding is a fairly safe if high-compentence profession strictly limited to well-explored times and places where a woman can learn to blend in. Scouting is an extreme-risk profession Scouts, on the other hand, go through new, possibly-unstable Gates to unknown destinations, where one is operating without a net they are likely to be killed if they can't blend in from the start. Due to cultural and all but guaranteed temporal differences in how women were expected to die horribly - Kit behave and dress, blending in sufficiently on short notice is multiple orders of magnitude more difficult for a woman than for a man and it's difficult enough for a man. (Kit Carson is the only professional scout to ''retire''.''retire''. All the others ''died''. The race issue is never brought up.
* NoWomansLand: The past is treated this way. {{Qurac}} is explicitly called as much. The downtimer muslim Muslim cult is presented as rabidly misogynistic, especially hating the revived worship of Artemis because it has a female deity.


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** Goldie tries it anyway, persuading Margo to go Downtime to West Africa in a scheme to plant diamonds for Goldie to retrieve later.
10th Jul '16 11:01:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHeroine: Margo.
19th Apr '16 10:26:21 AM erforce
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* FanOfThePast: History tourism is a thing. Time guides are basically incredibly competent tour guides who also have Ph.D.s. Time scouts are all IndianaJones.

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* FanOfThePast: History tourism is a thing. Time guides are basically incredibly competent tour guides who also have Ph.D.s. Time scouts are all IndianaJones.Franchise/IndianaJones.



* WeirdnessSearchAndRescue: Getting stuck in the past (downtime) isn't common, because it's an industry and everyone involved is very, very careful. However, it does happen occasionally, and when it does, the best are sent after them. The best being, basically, Indiana Jones, only with a much better ability to blend in. Time scouts and guides are trained to be invisible anywhen they go.

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* WeirdnessSearchAndRescue: Getting stuck in the past (downtime) isn't common, because it's an industry and everyone involved is very, very careful. However, it does happen occasionally, and when it does, the best are sent after them. The best being, basically, Indiana Jones, Franchise/IndianaJones, only with a much better ability to blend in. Time scouts and guides are trained to be invisible anywhen they go.
15th Feb '16 7:07:42 AM MacronNotes
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* LikeADuckTakesToWater:
** La La Land has a small population of stranded downtimers. Some have a [[FishOutOfTemporalWater great deal of trouble coping]], some going insane, some [[DespairEventHorizon walking through random, unstable gates]]. Others learn to cope fairly well. The downtimers organize their own small community to help them all to cope.
** One downtimer even deliberately sought out the station and [[GoneHorriblyRight coped a little too well]].



* TheUnfrozenCavemanLawyer: La La Land has a small population of stranded downtimers. Some have a [[FishOutOfTemporalWater great deal of trouble coping]], some going insane, some [[DespairEventHorizon walking through random, unstable gates]]. Others learn to cope fairly well. The downtimers organize their own small community to help them all to cope.
** One downtimer even deliberately sought out the station and [[GoneHorriblyRight coped a little too well]].
2nd Jan '16 10:44:37 AM Kalaong
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* SexTourism: Some people go downtime to have sex with downtimer whores. This is viewed ''very'' negatively and explicitly referred to as rape. They're called "zipper jockeys" - and as many of them have modern circumcisions, they have to visit the(''female'') doctor in La La Land to avoid anti-Semites. She deliberately makes the operations as painful as possible.

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* SexTourism: Some people go downtime to have sex with downtimer whores. This is viewed ''very'' negatively and explicitly referred to as rape. They're called "zipper jockeys" - and as many of them have modern circumcisions, they have to visit the(''female'') doctor in La La Land to have their foreskins restored in order to avoid anti-Semites. She deliberately makes the operations as painful as possible.
2nd Jan '16 10:41:26 AM Kalaong
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* AuthorAppeal: Generally, the critique of the BadPresent. The present has gone LawfulStupid with regard to gun control, political correctness, and requiring things like a class in etiquette instead of a much desired math class. The residents of La La Land all prefer simple, practical approaches like carrying weapons when you're in a dangerous place, being forthright about the flaws of both past and present, and thinking etiquette is stupid and useless. Finally, the time scouts are expected to be masters of anything they might need to know in order to fit in and survive downtime, which means studying all of history, all languages, and all skills. By the end of his career, Robert Aspirin despised working and preferred to pursue random hobbies, like martial arts, archery, and drinking.

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* AuthorAppeal: Generally, the critique of the BadPresent. The present has gone LawfulStupid with regard to gun control, political correctness, and requiring things like a class in etiquette instead of a much desired math class. The residents of La La Land all prefer simple, practical approaches like carrying weapons when you're in a dangerous place, being forthright about the flaws of both past and present, and thinking applying engineering and logic to everything(though they don't sneer at etiquette is stupid - skip that class in downtime taboos and useless. you're liable to get burned at the stake or worse.) Finally, the time scouts are expected to be masters of anything they might need to know in order to fit in and survive downtime, which means studying all of history, all languages, and all skills. By the end of his career, Robert Aspirin despised working and preferred to pursue random hobbies, like martial arts, archery, and drinking.
18th Dec '15 2:35:41 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Jack the Ripper: [[spoiler:DeadlyDoctor]][[note]]John, not James[[/note]], CulturedBadass, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, [[LikeABadassOutOfHell Like A Badass Out Of Temporal Water]][[note]]He goes a little crazy... a little '''more''' crazy in Shangri La, comparing it to hell.[[/note]], SubmissiveBadass [[note]]James, not John.[[/note]]

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*** Jack the Ripper: [[spoiler:DeadlyDoctor]][[note]]John, not James[[/note]], CulturedBadass, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, [[LikeABadassOutOfHell Like A Badass Out Of Temporal Water]][[note]]He CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[[note]]He goes a little crazy... a little '''more''' crazy in Shangri La, comparing it to hell.[[/note]], SubmissiveBadass [[note]]James, not John.[[/note]]
21st Aug '15 1:39:29 PM Wyldchyld
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** BigBadassBirdOfPrey: A ''pternodon sternbergi'' that came through an unstable gate from the late cretaceous. Also a number of smaller proto-birds.
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