History Literature / TroyRising

3rd Aug '17 7:29:40 AM jcochran
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* DesignatedVictim: Buckley dies again. He's the Chief that failed to "check his seals" while doing an inspection walk to ensure that "maintenance tasks were performing to standard."
2nd Aug '17 8:02:39 AM jcochran
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The major item in the entire series (SAPL) can not work as described. John Ringo doesn't seem to understand optics. See https://what-if.xkcd.com/145/ for why SAPL as described won't work.
29th Jul '17 5:08:29 AM Piterpicher
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** In ''The Hot Gate'', [[spoiler: it turns out this is the source of equipment failures from Granadica. As part of her {{Uplift}} protocols she unconsciously introduced minor errors that would eventually become major malfunctions to weed out those sophonts who don't perform proper and thorough maintenance, a definite necessity in a space faring civilization.]]

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** In ''The Hot Gate'', [[spoiler: it turns out this is the source of equipment failures from Granadica. As part of her {{Uplift}} Uplift protocols she unconsciously introduced minor errors that would eventually become major malfunctions to weed out those sophonts who don't perform proper and thorough maintenance, a definite necessity in a space faring civilization.]]
21st Apr '17 6:47:28 PM Kalaong
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* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe. Like its [[Webcomic/SchlockMercenary parent series]], the [[Mohs/PhysicsPlus sole piece]] of AppliedPhlebotinum is gravity manipulation. What bothers the hell out of Vernon is that the only known way to build an efficient gravity manipulator is with ''another'' efficient gravity manipulator - and no one knows who invented the damned things...

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* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe. Like its [[Webcomic/SchlockMercenary parent series]], the [[Mohs/PhysicsPlus sole piece]] of AppliedPhlebotinum is [[ArtificialGravity gravity manipulation. manipulation]]. What bothers the hell out of Vernon is that the only known way to build an efficient gravity manipulator is with ''another'' ''[[TheKeyIsBehindTheLock another]]'' efficient gravity manipulator - and no one knows who invented the damned things...
21st Apr '17 6:43:28 PM Kalaong
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** Later on, a series of errors (minor, but potentially lethal if allowed to continue) in the ''Myrmidon'' shuttles is found to be caused by [[spoiler:Granadica being depressed.]]

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** Later on, a series of errors (minor, but potentially lethal if allowed to continue) in the ''Myrmidon'' shuttles is found to be caused by [[spoiler:Granadica being depressed.]]programmed - without her knowledge - to provide weirdly-defective equipment to newly-contacted races in order to get them into the habit of maintaining their ships]].
20th Apr '17 8:57:55 PM thorgold
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** The Troy, Thermoplae, and Malta are made from hollowed out asteroids, all of them several miles in any dimension.
** Assault vectors, the biggest nonhuman ships in the Spiral Arm, are over a kilometer long.

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** The Troy, Thermoplae, and Malta are made from hollowed out asteroids, all of them several miles in any dimension.
dimension. Troy and Thermopylae are nine kilometers in diameter with kilometer and a half thick armor.
** Assault vectors, the biggest nonhuman ships in the Spiral Arm, are over ''ten'' kilometers long and a kilometer long.in diameter.
20th Apr '17 1:14:34 PM thorgold
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* HonorBeforeReason: One of the cultural obstacles plaguing the South American units of the Federation Navy. The "Suds," consisting mostly of upper class, officer-track "perfumed princes" are not only unwilling to sufficiently engage in the menial labor of spaceship maintenance, but they actively sabotage other, better-performing units to make themselves look better by comparison. When maintenance faults and overall poor training get several dozen sailors and marines ''killed,'' they refuse to accept responsibility for the failures, insisting that the problems are the fault of production fabbers rather than accept responsibility. [[spoiler: The Federation eventually gets fed up and revokes their membership, turning the ships over to countries that can be trusted.]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: One of the cultural obstacles plaguing the South American units of the Federation Navy. The "Suds," consisting mostly of upper class, officer-track "perfumed princes" are not only unwilling to sufficiently engage in the menial labor of spaceship maintenance, but they actively sabotage other, better-performing units to make themselves look better by comparison. When maintenance faults and overall poor training get several dozen sailors and marines ''killed,'' they refuse to accept responsibility for the failures, insisting that the problems are the fault of production fabbers rather than accept responsibility. [[spoiler: The Federation eventually gets fed up and revokes their membership, turning the ships over to countries that can be trusted.]]
20th Apr '17 9:04:30 AM thorgold
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* HonorBeforeReason: One of the cultural obstacles plaguing the South American units of the Federation Navy. The "Suds," consisting mostly of upper class, officer-track "perfumed princes" are not only unwilling to sufficiently engage in the menial labor of spaceship maintenance, but they actively sabotage other, better-performing units to make themselves look better by comparison. When maintenance faults and overall poor training get several dozen sailors and marines ''killed,'' they refuse to accept responsibility for the failures, insisting that the problems are the fault of production fabbers rather than accept responsibility. [[spoiler: The Federation eventually gets fed up and revokes their membership, turning the ships over to countries that can be trusted.]]
20th Apr '17 8:54:09 AM thorgold
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* BerserkButton: Tyler Vernon is generally soft-spoken, professional, and flexible. There is ''one'' instance in the series where he is shown as completely, utterly enraged: when political scheming gets sailors and Marines killed and the culprits try to blame ''him'' for it rather than accept responsibility.
-->'''Tyler Vernon''': And if there is one group of special and protected people,” Tyler said, warming up, “one group that is the class of the world, it is the Marines and sailors, the engineers and warrants and coxswains who fight the battles that will ensure our freedom and give my grandchildren the stars. And you have accused me of KILLING THEM? WHEN IT WAS YOU GENTLEMEN AND YOUR STUPID GAMES AND YOUR ‘THIS IS NOT THE PROPER PROTOCOL’ THAT ARE THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM!
12th Nov '16 5:19:53 PM nombretomado
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* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Vernon bought and began distributing old movies with JohnWayne and other "traditional" heroes to aliens, who liked it. Before they got invaded anyway.

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* KlingonsLoveShakespeare: Vernon bought and began distributing old movies with JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne and other "traditional" heroes to aliens, who liked it. Before they got invaded anyway.
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