History Literature / TimeScout

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.
7th Dec '14 2:50:40 PM Patachou
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* ''The House That Jack Built'' (2000): The first direct sequel, Jenna's still on the run and Shangri La's mired in chaos. And then JackTheRipper starts killing downtimer whores in VictorianLondon.

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* ''The House That Jack Built'' (2000): The first direct sequel, Jenna's still on the run and Shangri La's mired in chaos. And then JackTheRipper UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper starts killing downtimer whores in VictorianLondon.



* CompellingVoice: One of the magic powers of JackTheRipper, and his primary tool on the path to power.

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* CompellingVoice: One of the magic powers of JackTheRipper, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, and his primary tool on the path to power.



* JackTheRipper

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* JackTheRipperUsefulNotes/JackTheRipper



** While investigating JackTheRipper's occult connections, the Ripper Watch Team runs into Malcolm's favorite poet, Creator/WilliamButlerYeats. He can barely restrain from soiling himself.

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** While investigating JackTheRipper's UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper's occult connections, the Ripper Watch Team runs into Malcolm's favorite poet, Creator/WilliamButlerYeats. He can barely restrain from soiling himself.
3rd Sep '14 12:43:54 PM Madrugada
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* MsFanservice: Margo loves tight clothes and has BoobsOfSteel.

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* MsFanservice: Margo loves tight clothes and has BoobsOfSteel.clothes.
3rd Sep '14 12:35:09 PM Madrugada
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* CostumePorn: You really don't want to stand out when you go downtime, and clothes really do make the man. Connie Logan's "Clothes And Stuff" is ''the'' place to buy your outfits. They're always top of the line, and usually very expensive. They often look '''very good'''.

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* CostumePorn: You really don't want to stand out when you go downtime, and clothes really do make the man. Connie Logan's "Clothes And Stuff" is ''the'' place to buy your outfits. They're always top of the line, and usually very expensive. They often If they don't look '''very good'''.''very good'', it's because she deliberately made them look bad to fit the destination and role the client needs them for..
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