History Literature / TufVoyaging

14th Apr '18 2:38:07 PM Kalaong
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* PsychicPowers: Tuf maintains that all cats have a touch of psi, and in the later stories he is accompanied at all times by a cat that has been engineered to be actively psychic, which functions as a LivingLieDetector and an early warning system for people planning to attack him. Also there's the telepathic StarfishAliens in "Guardians", and the eponymous critter in "A Beast for Norn" that gains an advantage in fights by reading the intentions of its opponent.

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* PracticalCurrency: The S’uthlamese currency is ''literally'' the calorie. Period. Off-world money is only worth the food it will buy -- either raw synthetic protein or expensive cultivated/imported crops. If you want something tastier than mush, you must not be very hungry.
* PsychicPowers: Tuf maintains that all cats have a touch of psi, and in the later stories he is accompanied at all times by a cat that he has been engineered to be actively psychic, which functions as a LivingLieDetector and an early warning system for people planning to attack him. Also there's the telepathic StarfishAliens in "Guardians", and the eponymous critter in "A Beast for Norn" that gains an advantage in fights by reading the intentions of its opponent.
14th Apr '18 2:29:17 PM Kalaong
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* ArtifactOfAttraction: The Ark. Tuf ended up with it simply by being the only one ''not'' trying to kill his associates to claim it. Then he takes it to S'uthlam for repairs, where the government starts doing all it can to get ahold of it.

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* ArtifactOfAttraction: The Ark. Tuf ended up with it simply by being the only one ''not'' trying to kill his associates to claim it. Then he takes it to S'uthlam for repairs, where the government starts doing all it they can to get ahold of it.
14th Apr '18 2:21:30 PM Kalaong
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''Tuf Voyaging'' is an early work by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fame, described by Wiki/ThatOtherWiki as 'a darkly comic meditation on environmentalism and absolute power', which sounds about right. It stars the eponymous Haviland Tuf, a reclusive, phlegmatic, ''very'' eccentric chap with a great love of SpockSpeak and a great distaste for his fellow man. He wants nothing more than to fly around the universe in his CoolStarship, The Ark, with his beloved cats and to make an honest living plying his trade.

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''Tuf Voyaging'' is an early work by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fame, described by Wiki/ThatOtherWiki as 'a darkly comic meditation on environmentalism and absolute power', which sounds about right. It stars the eponymous Haviland Tuf, a reclusive, phlegmatic, ''very'' eccentric chap with a great love of SpockSpeak and a great distaste for pettiness. And he often finds his fellow man.man to be very, very petty. He wants nothing more than to fly around the universe in his CoolStarship, The Ark, with his beloved cats and to make an honest living plying his trade.
13th Apr '18 6:43:07 PM Kalaong
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* TheDitherer: {{Deconstructed}}. No matter how complex, sadistic or just plain ''hard'' a decision is, waiting too long to make it is the worst thing one can do.
-->"Make no choice, and you have chosen. Failure to decide, because you lack the right, is itself a decision, First Councillor. In abstaining, you vote."
19th Mar '18 10:59:52 AM Kalaong
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-->"I began as a trader, yet having come upon this ship called Ark, I began to find myself dogged at every step by gods, prophets, and demons. Noah and the flood, Moses and his plagues, loaves and fishes, manna, pillars of fire, wives of salt—I must needs have become
acquainted with all."

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-->"I began as a trader, yet having come upon this ship called Ark, I began to find myself dogged at every step by gods, prophets, and demons. Noah and the flood, Moses and his plagues, loaves and fishes, manna, pillars of fire, wives of salt—I must needs have become
become acquainted with all."
19th Mar '18 10:59:27 AM Kalaong
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* RuleOfSymbolism: Tuf eventually comes to realize this applies to his voyages upon the Ark.
-->"I began as a trader, yet having come upon this ship called Ark, I began to find myself dogged at every step by gods, prophets, and demons. Noah and the flood, Moses and his plagues, loaves and fishes, manna, pillars of fire, wives of salt—I must needs have become
acquainted with all."
12th Jan '18 3:47:21 AM Kalaong
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* AppleOfDiscord: The Ark. Tuf ended up with it simply by being the only one ''not'' trying to kill his associates to claim it. Then he takes it to S'uthlam for repairs, where the government starts doing all it can to get ahold of it.

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* AppleOfDiscord: ArtifactOfAttraction: The Ark. Tuf ended up with it simply by being the only one ''not'' trying to kill his associates to claim it. Then he takes it to S'uthlam for repairs, where the government starts doing all it can to get ahold of it.
12th Jan '18 3:42:38 AM Kalaong
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* AHouseDivided: The five people who hire Tuf for the expedition to the titular ''Plague Star'' aren't all that ethical, rational, or perhaps ''sane.'' As soon as they get there and the ship's countermeasures start activating, everyone save Tuf starts screwing everyone else over trying to survive and control it. Tuf ends up the [[FinalGirl only survivor]] simply by being the only one trying to survive with minimal bloodshed.

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* AHouseDivided: The five people who hire Tuf for the expedition to the titular ''Plague Star'' aren't all that ethical, rational, or perhaps ''sane.'' As soon as they get there and the ship's countermeasures start activating, there, everyone save Tuf starts screwing everyone else over trying to survive and control it. Then the ship's countermeasures start activating, demonstrating exactly ''why'' it's called the "Plague Star." Tuf ends up the [[FinalGirl only survivor]] simply by being the only one trying to survive with minimal bloodshed.



* ApocalypticLog: The prologue to ''The Plague Star.''



* ApocalypticLog: The prologue to "The Plague Star".

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* ApocalypticLog: AppleOfDiscord: The prologue Ark. Tuf ended up with it simply by being the only one ''not'' trying to "The Plague Star".kill his associates to claim it. Then he takes it to S'uthlam for repairs, where the government starts doing all it can to get ahold of it.
19th Dec '17 5:43:22 AM Kalaong
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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Upon his first return to S'uthlam, Tuf finds himself hailed as a hero and the subject of a hagiographic movie VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory. Bonus points; the movie was created by Tully Mune, the {{Deuteragonist}} involved, who ''deliberately'' made up '''everything''' except the key events which were public record; "Tuf comes to S'uthlam to have his amazing seedship repaired, pays for the repairs with miraculous food technology, and is forced to escape with the help of the heroic Tully Mune when the government tries to steal the ship." Mune even added a [[RomanticPlotTumor torrid romance between herself and Tuf]] to play on S'uthlamese obsession with breeding and boost her nascent political career.

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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Upon his first return to S'uthlam, Tuf finds himself hailed as a hero and the subject of a hagiographic movie VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory. Bonus points; the movie was created by Tully Tolly Mune, the {{Deuteragonist}} involved, who ''deliberately'' made up '''everything''' except the key events which were public record; "Tuf comes to S'uthlam to have his amazing seedship repaired, pays for the repairs with miraculous food technology, and is forced to escape with the help of the heroic Tully Tolly Mune when the government tries to steal the ship." Mune even added a [[RomanticPlotTumor torrid romance between herself and Tuf]] to play on S'uthlamese obsession with breeding and boost her nascent political career.
18th Dec '17 12:21:40 AM Kalaong
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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Upon his first return to S'uthlam, Tuf finds himself hailed as a hero and the subject of a hagiographic movie VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory. Bonus points; the movie was created by Tolly Mune, the {{Deuteragonist}} involved, who ''deliberately'' made up '''everything''' except the key events which were public record; "Tuf comes to S'uthlam to have his amazing seedship repaired, pays for the repairs with miraculous food technology, and is forced to escape with the help of the heroic Tully Mune when the government tries to steal the ship." Mune even added a [[RomanticPlotTumor torrid romance between herself and Tuf]] to play on S'uthlamese obsession with breeding and boost her nascent political career.

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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Upon his first return to S'uthlam, Tuf finds himself hailed as a hero and the subject of a hagiographic movie VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory. Bonus points; the movie was created by Tolly Tully Mune, the {{Deuteragonist}} involved, who ''deliberately'' made up '''everything''' except the key events which were public record; "Tuf comes to S'uthlam to have his amazing seedship repaired, pays for the repairs with miraculous food technology, and is forced to escape with the help of the heroic Tully Mune when the government tries to steal the ship." Mune even added a [[RomanticPlotTumor torrid romance between herself and Tuf]] to play on S'uthlamese obsession with breeding and boost her nascent political career.
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