History Literature / TroyRising

7th Jan '16 7:04:35 AM Kalaong
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*** Icing on the cake; after they've done all this but before they tell him they've done it, they ask him to make yet another investment in the project - to have three more Air Force pilots fitted with expensive cybernetic implants at the cost of roughly ''two hundred and fifty'' billion dollars. ''Each.'' Not including transportation to the exosolar station to get the implants, which is kind of like flying to the Mayo Clinic from a primitive island. Vernon quite reasonably says ScrewThisImOuttaHere
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*** Icing on the cake; after they've done all this but before they tell him they've done it, they ask him to make yet another investment in the project - to have three more Air Force pilots fitted with expensive cybernetic implants at the cost of roughly ''two hundred and fifty'' billion dollars. ''Each.'' Not including transportation to the exosolar station space habitat to get the implants, which is kind of like flying to the Mayo Clinic from a primitive island.South Pacific island only accessible by seaplane. Vernon quite reasonably says ScrewThisImOuttaHere
18th Nov '15 4:19:41 AM Nohbody
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* AuthorFilibuster: ** Ringo's standard Pet Peeves show up: Pacifism is dumb, the military is extremely important, {{Nepotism}} is the bane of humanity, liberalism is evil, the UsefulNotes/MainstreamMedia cannot be trusted... New(ish) ones include "space is ''really'' dangerous", "ScienceIsGood", and "maintenance is very important." *** The last three might almost be considered "Deconstruction," rather than personal opinion, as so many sci-fi series gloss over the dangers of being out in the airless void of space, with only a thin metal can preventing your blood from boiling out of your eye sockets. The other ones, those can be argued one way or another... but who's going to say "Maintenance on the ship keeping us from ''dying''" is bad?
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* AuthorFilibuster: ** AuthorFilibuster: Ringo's standard Pet Peeves show up: Pacifism is dumb, the military is extremely important, {{Nepotism}} is the bane of humanity, liberalism is evil, the UsefulNotes/MainstreamMedia cannot be trusted... New(ish) ones include "space is ''really'' dangerous", "ScienceIsGood", and "maintenance is very important." *** " The last three might almost be considered "Deconstruction," rather than personal opinion, as so many sci-fi series gloss over the dangers of being out in the airless void of space, with only a thin metal can preventing your blood from boiling out of your eye sockets. The other ones, those can be argued one way or another... but who's going to say "Maintenance on the ship keeping us from ''dying''" is bad?
17th Nov '15 3:43:24 AM Redsplinter
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Some indentation, added a doobly-do on a deconstruct.
** The last three might almost be considered "Deconstruction," rather than personal opinion, as so many sci-fi series gloss over the dangers of being out in the airless void of space, with only a thin metal can preventing your blood from boiling out of your eye sockets. The other ones, those can be argued one way or another... but who's going to say "Maintenance on the ship keeping us from ''dying''" is bad?
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** *** The last three might almost be considered "Deconstruction," rather than personal opinion, as so many sci-fi series gloss over the dangers of being out in the airless void of space, with only a thin metal can preventing your blood from boiling out of your eye sockets. The other ones, those can be argued one way or another... but who's going to say "Maintenance on the ship keeping us from ''dying''" is bad?

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** The last three might almost be considered "Deconstruction," rather than personal opinion, as so many sci-fi series gloss over **A Deconstruction is the dangers of being out in UNG 'laser', so named because the airless void power running through it is so terrifyingly massive that prior to firing it Vernon just said 'ung, ung, ung' in BrainLock of space, with only a thin metal can preventing your blood from boiling out of your eye sockets. The other ones, those can be argued one way or another... but who's going to say "Maintenance on the ship keeping us from ''dying''" is bad?scales involved.
23rd Oct '15 1:42:38 AM Nohbody
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please skip the editorializing
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The changes that [[spoiler:the Horvath retrovirus]] makes are not really possible without rewriting genetic code from the ground up. The more details we learn about it, the worse it gets. C'mon, Ringo. Step away from the biology and go back to your space lasers.
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The changes that [[spoiler:the Horvath retrovirus]] makes are not really possible without rewriting genetic code from the ground up. The more details we learn about it, the worse it gets. C'mon, Ringo. Step away from the biology and go back to your space lasers.
20th Oct '15 6:46:46 PM Wysp
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The changes that [[spoiler:the Horvath retrovirus]] makes are not really possible without rewriting genetic code from the ground up.
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The changes that [[spoiler:the Horvath retrovirus]] makes are not really possible without rewriting genetic code from the ground up. The more details we learn about it, the worse it gets. C'mon, Ringo. Step away from the biology and go back to your space lasers.
20th Oct '15 6:43:42 PM Wysp
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The changes that [[spoiler:the Horvath retrovirus]] makes are not really possible without rewriting genetic code from the ground up.
6th Oct '15 10:13:09 AM Nohbody
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crosswicking and some tweaking
* GermanicDepressives: At the start of ''Live Free or Die'' when astronomers are trying to figure out what the [[PortalNetwork Grtul gate]] actually is as it moves into the solar system, one character asks if it's a joke. He's told that they were notified of it by the Max Planck Institute in Germany, which prompts the conclusion that it's not a prank, as Germans "[f]amously don't have a sense of humor".

--->'''Tyler''': ''[[CrazyEnoughToWork If itís crazy but it works...]]'' --->'''Granadica''': '' 'It's not crazy.' You humans are the only sophonts in this galactic region to have that saying. Most people just go with '[[YoureInsane that's crazy]]'.''
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--->'''Tyler''': ''[[CrazyEnoughToWork If itís crazy but it works...]]'' --->'''Granadica''': ]]''\\ '''Granadica''': '' 'It's not crazy.' You humans are the only sophonts in this galactic region to have that saying. Most people just go with '[[YoureInsane that's crazy]]'.''

* OrionDrive: Troy adds an OrionDrive so that it can get to the PortalNetwork and go crush enemy alien fleets out-system. Upon first seeing the Troy begin detonating the bombs, the aliens think it's been hit, only to [[LaughingMad suddenly realize it's actually the drive.]]
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* OrionDrive: Troy adds an OrionDrive Orion drive so that it can get to the PortalNetwork and go crush enemy alien fleets out-system. Upon first seeing the Troy begin detonating the bombs, the aliens think it's been hit, only to [[LaughingMad suddenly realize it's actually the drive.]]

** Scattered throughout the book there are enough shoutouts to cause alcohol poisoning if you turn it into a {{drinking game}}. Further examples include a ship captain ordering the helm to a course with [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration "Make it so."]], a gas mine called [[StarWars "Bespin"]] and the decision to have turns in the battle station's missile tubes is inspired by the need to [[StarWars "stop the farmboy dropping an energy torpedo into the main power plant."]] References to ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' are uncountable. It's worth noting that most of the Shout Outs are being done by the characters on purpose.
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** Scattered throughout the book there are enough shoutouts to cause alcohol poisoning if you turn it into a {{drinking game}}.DrinkingGame. Further examples include a ship captain ordering the helm to a course with [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration "Make it so."]], a gas mine called [[StarWars "Bespin"]] and the decision to have turns in the battle station's missile tubes is inspired by the need to [[StarWars "stop the farmboy dropping an energy torpedo into the main power plant."]] References to ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' are uncountable. It's worth noting that most of the Shout Outs are being done by the characters on purpose.

** The trope title is nearly quoted word for word in ''The Hot Gate'', in regards to 20,000 human missiles sent at a Rangoran AV that had its point defense systems almost completely destroyed.
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** The trope title is nearly quoted word for word in ''The Hot Gate'', in regards to 20,000 human missiles sent at a Rangoran AV that had already had its point defense systems almost completely destroyed.
4th Sep '15 12:44:13 PM Kalaong
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** The last three might almost be considered "Deconstruction," rather than personal opinion, as so many sci-fi series gloss over the dangers of being out in the airless void of space, with only a thin metal can keeping you from having your blood boil out your eye sockets. The other ones, those can be argued one way or another... but who's going to say "Maintenance on the ship keeping us from ''dying''" is bad?
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** The last three might almost be considered "Deconstruction," rather than personal opinion, as so many sci-fi series gloss over the dangers of being out in the airless void of space, with only a thin metal can keeping you from having preventing your blood boil from boiling out of your eye sockets. The other ones, those can be argued one way or another... but who's going to say "Maintenance on the ship keeping us from ''dying''" is bad?
4th Sep '15 11:46:38 AM Kalaong
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--> '''Vernon:''' "There is no joy without pain. No victory without sacrifice. This is my sacrifice."
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--> '''Vernon:''' "There is no joy without pain. No victory without sacrifice. This is my sacrifice.victory."
4th Sep '15 10:32:00 AM Kalaong
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A year after that, Earth pretty much gets fifty years of [[IWantMyJetpack space development]] [[LaserGuidedKarma karma]] all at once. A single Horvath ship comes through the gate. It destroys Mexico City, Shanghai and Cairo in a single attack. (They were warning shots - the most noticeable constructed features on the planet.) Ultimatum: Surrender all stockpiles of precious metals or they continue shooting. Have more for them to take next year or they continue shooting. The Horvath are pirates without galactic representation, but the dominant powers can no more afford to interfere than NATO could send troops to aid a third-world country no-one in the West has heard of. Earth is on its own.
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A year after that, Earth pretty much gets fifty years over half a century of [[IWantMyJetpack space development]] [[LaserGuidedKarma karma]] all at once. A single Horvath ship comes through the gate. It destroys Mexico City, Shanghai and Cairo in a single attack. (They were warning shots - the most noticeable constructed features on the planet.) Ultimatum: Surrender all stockpiles of precious metals or they continue shooting. Have more for them to take next year or they continue shooting. The Horvath are pirates without galactic representation, but the dominant powers can no more afford to interfere than NATO could send troops to aid a third-world country no-one in the West has heard of. Earth is on its own.
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