History Webcomic / QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger

6th Jul '17 5:59:46 PM Kalaong
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* ScifiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-0073/ Averted]] in the Sapphire Star arc; Quinn asks the ship's monitoring officer to help him track down an assassin, and is told that scanning a thirty-kilometer sphere for one lifeform - among ''twenty million others'' - makes finding the proverbial "needle in a haystack" seem as simple as picking raisins out of cereal; such a sphere has a volume of '''''FOURTEEN THOUSAND CUBIC KILOMETERS.''''' Just the top deck of the ship has an area of over 2800 square kilometers[[note]]Los Angeles is only 1290 square kilometers[[/note]] - and there are fifty more beneath it, along with myriad maintenance areas and a 10 kilometer block of reactors and generators at the core. System check sweeps run 24 hours a day because that's how long it takes to ''complete'' one sweep. It takes five hours just to ping all the ''doors.''
30th Jun '17 11:12:48 PM billybobfred
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: A self admitted Warhammer 40k fan found the roasting done towards the franchise and its setting in the latest arc hysterical, acknowledging that things were in fact that sucky in 40k and having NoHardFeelings towards R.H. Junior for slamming something he likes.
30th Jun '17 11:03:55 PM billybobfred
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* EveryoneHasStandards: The Fedorks, local [[TheWarOnStraw straw]] federation, have no problem strapping magnetic bottles of antimatter to their ships, but [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-0126/ ships]] with ''zero'' margin for error ''anywhere'' is so ridiculous that the engineer testifying about it spends most of his testimony under the impression that they're some kind of joke.
28th Jun '17 6:06:12 PM Kalaong
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* {{Necromantic}}: Three times over [[spoiler:during the Sapphire Star arc]].
** [[spoiler:Sebak's wife, Anippe, died in the RIAA wars at the hands of mercenaries sent to protect the corporation's [=IPs=]. After discovering the genome archive for an extinct Gestaltian subspecies, he trades it to the Gestaltian ambassador for Anippe's biomedical data and [[BrainUploading neural template]], planning to clone her and download the template into the clone's brain. However, both the clone and the template had other ideas; the clone was made from a biomedical scan so detailed it already ''had'' his wife's memories, but no memory of ''him'', as it taken years before they had met. The template was taken moments before her death, but she emphatically believes she's ''not'' his wife, but merely a copy of her memories. The two thus work together to make a giant mess of the whole deal, aided by the ''third'' party involved;]]
** [[spoiler:The Gestaltian subspecies, which turns out to be the ''female'' of the race, [[{{Gendercide}} exterminated]] in a recent war by an enemy that only knew the subspecies to be the part of Gestaltian physiology capable of manipulating [[{{Mana}} Lux]]. Having never actually ''met'' a female before, the Gestaltian inadvertently terrified her during the process of cloning her. Luckily, he is able to reconcile with her]].

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* {{Necromantic}}: Three times over [[spoiler:during the Sapphire Star arc]].
** [[spoiler:Sebak's
arc. Sebak's wife, Anippe, died in the RIAA wars at the hands of mercenaries sent to protect the corporation's [=IPs=]. After discovering the genome archive for an extinct Gestaltian subspecies, he trades it to the Gestaltian ambassador for Anippe's biomedical data and [[BrainUploading neural template]], planning to clone her and download the template into the clone's brain. However, both In an odd examination of the trope, two of the cases are pretty much failures but one of them succeeds ''spectacularly'']].
** [[spoiler:The
clone and the template had other ideas; the clone was successfully replicated, but it was made from a biomedical scan so detailed it already ''had'' his wife's Anippe's memories, but no memory of ''him'', ''Sebak'', as it had been taken years before they had met. The Imprinting the template would thus be ''killing'' that woman. This utterly horrifies]];
**[[spoiler:...the template itself, which
was taken moments before her death, Anippe's death - but upon being booted up, she emphatically believes she's ''not'' his wife, Anippe, but merely a copy of her memories. The two thus work together Her very ''existence'' disgusts her, so she takes steps to remain conscious and learn more about her situation. When she realizes that a younger copy of Anippe was going to be murdered to provide her with an organic body, she allies herself with the clone to make a giant mess of the whole deal, aided by the ''third'' party involved;]]
involved]];
** [[spoiler:The Gestaltian subspecies, [[spoiler:...the "Gestaltian subspecies" AKA the "bio-armor" that the clone has been wearing throughout the arc - which turns out to be the ''female'' of the Gestaltian race, [[{{Gendercide}} exterminated]] in a recent war by an enemy that only knew the subspecies believed it to be the part of Gestaltian physiology "subspecies" capable of manipulating [[{{Mana}} Lux]]. Having never actually ''met'' a female before, the Gestaltian inadvertently terrified her during the process of cloning her. her, thus driving her to bond with the clone in order to escape her tormentors. Luckily, he is able to reconcile with her]].her, saving their species from extinction]].
28th Jun '17 5:50:18 PM Kalaong
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** Turns out she's [[spoiler:just a clone of an ambassador's wife who didn't want her brain overwritten with the woman's later memories, symbiotically bonded to a newly-grown alien "female"]].

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** Turns out she's [[spoiler:just a clone of an ambassador's wife who didn't want her brain overwritten with the woman's later memories, symbiotically bonded to a newly-grown alien "female"]]."female" with an instinctual talent for [[{{Mana}} Lux]] manipulation]].
28th Jun '17 5:48:52 PM Kalaong
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* RidiculousFutureInflation: The "Ridiculous" part is lampshaded in the arc where {{Matter Replicator}}s are discussed; when the most politically powerful currency on the planet [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ Kallifrax]] loses 95% of its face value in less than a century, the inflation is ''stated'' to be '''purposeful''' - the result of the planet's oligarchy attempting to TakeOverTheWorld by scamming its citizenry into trading all the physical resources for fiat currency. InUniverse, the protagonist's civilization has a [[LanguageEqualsThought term]] for the process - a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes Keynes]] Swindle" or "Frac and Fee" AKA "Fractional Reserve" and "Fiat Currency" - and consider it to be a criminal act identical to counterfeiting.

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* RidiculousFutureInflation: The "Ridiculous" part is lampshaded in the arc where {{Matter Replicator}}s are discussed; when the most politically powerful currency on the planet [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ Kallifrax]] loses 95% of its face value in less than a century, the inflation is ''stated'' to be '''purposeful''' - the result of the planet's oligarchy attempting to TakeOverTheWorld by scamming its citizenry into trading all the physical resources for fiat currency. InUniverse, the protagonist's civilization ESS has a [[LanguageEqualsThought term]] for the process - a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes Keynes]] Swindle" or "Frac and Fee" AKA "Fractional Reserve" and "Fiat Currency" - and consider it to be a criminal act identical to counterfeiting.
27th Jun '17 7:23:33 PM zarpaulus
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* ArtificialScript: Ralph uses a few exotic "fonts" for in-universe writing: Racconan text is written in [[https://www.freepremiumfonts.com/free-font/lovecrafts-diary.aspx Lovecraft's Diary]], while Cue's name is written in [[http://m.font.downloadatoz.com/font,1521,roswell-wreckage/ Roswell Wreckage]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Orm, the cosmic being in the "Glorious Undertaking" arc, who, out of pity more than anything, basically took an entire civilization under its wing and gave it interstellar travel in the hopes that space travel would broaden said species horizons and help them to correct the shortcomings of their society.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Orm, Cue, the cosmic being in the "Glorious Undertaking" arc, who, out of pity more than anything, basically took an entire civilization under its wing and gave it interstellar travel in the hopes that space travel would broaden said species horizons and help them to correct the shortcomings of their society.



** At the beginning of "The Coldest Equation", Orm apparently approached the High Imperial Court to get a legal assessment of its performance as the Fedorks guardian. Apparently, it's customary among Orm's collective to do so.

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** At the beginning of "The Coldest Equation", Orm Cue apparently approached the High Imperial Court to get a legal assessment of its performance as the Fedorks guardian. Apparently, it's customary among Orm's Cue's collective to do so.
27th Jun '17 3:59:39 PM Kalaong
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* RidiculousFutureInflation: The "Ridiculous" part is lampshaded in the arc where {{Matter Replicator}}s are discussed; when the most politically powerful currency on the planet [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ Kallifrax]] loses 95% of its face value in less than a century, the inflation is ''stated'' to be '''purposeful'''; the result of the planet's oligarchy attempting to TakeOverTheWorld by scamming its citizenry into trading all the physical resources for fiat currency. InUniverse, the protagonist's civilization has a [[LanguageEqualsThought term]] for the process - a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes Keynes]] Swindle" or "Frac and Fee" AKA "Fractional Reserve" and "Fiat Currency" - and consider it to be a criminal act identical to counterfeiting.

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* RidiculousFutureInflation: The "Ridiculous" part is lampshaded in the arc where {{Matter Replicator}}s are discussed; when the most politically powerful currency on the planet [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ Kallifrax]] loses 95% of its face value in less than a century, the inflation is ''stated'' to be '''purposeful'''; '''purposeful''' - the result of the planet's oligarchy attempting to TakeOverTheWorld by scamming its citizenry into trading all the physical resources for fiat currency. InUniverse, the protagonist's civilization has a [[LanguageEqualsThought term]] for the process - a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes Keynes]] Swindle" or "Frac and Fee" AKA "Fractional Reserve" and "Fiat Currency" - and consider it to be a criminal act identical to counterfeiting.
27th Jun '17 3:59:07 PM Kalaong
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Cue, the cosmic being in the "Glorious Undertaking" arc, who, out of pity more than anything, basically took an entire civilization under its wing and gave it interstellar travel in the hopes that space travel would broaden said species horizons and help them to correct the shortcomings of their society.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Cue, Orm, the cosmic being in the "Glorious Undertaking" arc, who, out of pity more than anything, basically took an entire civilization under its wing and gave it interstellar travel in the hopes that space travel would broaden said species horizons and help them to correct the shortcomings of their society.



** At the beginning of "The Coldest Equation", Cue apparently approached the High Imperial Court to get a legal assessment of its performance as the Fedorks guardian. Apparently, it's customary among Cue's collective to do so.

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** At the beginning of "The Coldest Equation", Cue Orm apparently approached the High Imperial Court to get a legal assessment of its performance as the Fedorks guardian. Apparently, it's customary among Cue's Orm's collective to do so.
27th Jun '17 3:54:45 PM Kalaong
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* RidiculousFutureInflation: The "Ridiculous" part is lampshaded in the arc where {{Matter Replicator}}s are discussed; when the most politically powerful currency on the planet [http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ Kallifrax]] loses 95% of its face value in less than a century, the inflation is ''stated'' to be '''purposeful'''; the result of the planet's oligarchy attempting to TakeOverTheWorld by scamming its citizenry into trading all the physical resources for fiat currency. InUniverse, the protagonist's civilization has a [[LanguageEqualsThought term]] for the process - a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes Keynes]] Swindle" or "Frac and Fee" AKA "Fractional Reserve" and "Fiat Currency" - and consider it to be a criminal act identical to counterfeiting.

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* RidiculousFutureInflation: The "Ridiculous" part is lampshaded in the arc where {{Matter Replicator}}s are discussed; when the most politically powerful currency on the planet [http://www.[[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ Kallifrax]] loses 95% of its face value in less than a century, the inflation is ''stated'' to be '''purposeful'''; the result of the planet's oligarchy attempting to TakeOverTheWorld by scamming its citizenry into trading all the physical resources for fiat currency. InUniverse, the protagonist's civilization has a [[LanguageEqualsThought term]] for the process - a "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maynard_Keynes Keynes]] Swindle" or "Frac and Fee" AKA "Fractional Reserve" and "Fiat Currency" - and consider it to be a criminal act identical to counterfeiting.
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