History Literature / TroyRising

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,Ē Tyler said, warming up, ďone 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 ĎTHIS IS NOT THE PROPER PROTOCOLí 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.
16th Oct '16 8:30:51 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 space habitat to get the implants, which is kind of like traveling to London from a South Pacific island only accessible by seaplane. 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 space habitat to get the implants, which is kind of like traveling to London the US from a South Pacific island only accessible by seaplane. Vernon quite reasonably says ScrewThisImOuttaHere
25th Sep '16 4:52:50 PM 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 space habitat to get the implants, which is kind of like flying to the Mayo Clinic from a South Pacific island only accessible by seaplane. 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 space habitat to get the implants, which is kind of like flying traveling to the Mayo Clinic London from a South Pacific island only accessible by seaplane. Vernon quite reasonably says ScrewThisImOuttaHere
19th Mar '16 5:39:17 AM Kalaong
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* SelectiveObliviousness: Ringo drops a bit of an AuthorTract two-thirds through ''Citadel'' - two of Vernon's people attempt to educate an accountant on what it would take to make ''Troy'' mobile;
-->'''Dana''': Chief, how many Myrms would it take to give the Troy one gravity of acceleration?\\
'''Barnett''': Easy. Eighty-four million and change.\\
'''Esme''': ''Impossible''. You made that up.\\
'''Barnett''': Okay, genius, you do the math. Two point two trillion tons divided by the weight of a shuttle...\\
'''Dana''': Sixty tons.\\
'''Barnett''': Divided by four hundred gravities of acceleration.\\
'''Esme''': I still canít believe that.\\
'''Barnett''': Itís fricking ''math!'' Youíre an ''accountant!'' Donít tell me you canít do the math!\\
'''Esme''': Iím leaving. I donít have to put up with this.\\
'''Barnett''': What, ''logic?''
** He also tries to share the wealth;
-->'''Barnett''': You find people who just will ''not'' follow the logic everywhere. They donít like the answer so they think ''wishing'' makes it so. Conservatives have got the same problem. Talk to one of them about prostitution, gambling or drugs.\\
'''Dana''': Abortion.\\
'''Barnett''': There you go. My body, my choice. ''Cannot'' do the logic. Itís not just a liberal thing. Moving the ''Troy?'' Cannot do the math cause their brains shut down.
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