History Webcomic / QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger

11th Oct '17 3:13:17 AM Kalaong
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* BiotechIsBetter: No, [[http://rhjunior.com/QQSR/QQSR0000.html#Comic=76 it isn't.]] The strip claims that biotech has so many downsides that it's more trouble than it's worth.

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* BiotechIsBetter: No, [[http://rhjunior.com/QQSR/QQSR0000.html#Comic=76 it isn't.]] The strip claims points out that the easy replication and self-repair of biotech has so many downsides that it's is attractive, its relative fragility, vulnerability to disease, incompatibility with conventional technology and need for constant care(not to mention the BodyHorror factor) make it ''usually'' more trouble than it's worth. worth.
-->Fragile, vulnerable, high maintenance, almost impossible to store long-term, breakdowns are effectively permanent--so yeah, not exactly a real hot seller out here.
** The only piece of biotech Quentin encounters that's defies that is the snorf; the only thing better at [[TheNoseKnows tracking organics]] than [[TheyHaveTheScent other organics]] is an ''[[ScarilyCompetentTracker engineered]]'' organic. And even it has an AI grafted onto it.
-->Yeah, yeah, laugh it up, ''lipids-for-brains....''



* TheNoseKnows: the snorf.

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* TheNoseKnows: the The snorf.
22nd Aug '17 4:09:46 PM Teakay
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* NonIndicativeName: Nikita Blackcat is not a black cat. Her husband, however...
15th Aug '17 6:45:15 PM Teakay
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-11/ The C'zan of B'dullah]], terrorist religious fanatics who use a star-and-crescent symbol.
25th Jul '17 9:28:02 AM zarpaulus
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* AesopAmnesia: TheFederation [[{{Expy}} expies]].

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* AesopAmnesia: TheFederation [[{{Expy}} expies]].expies]] clearly didn't learn any sort of lesson from their first encounter with the Empire, as the second time they're prosecuted for negligent genocide after letting ''another'' pre-FTL civilization fall victim to natural disaster.


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* AudienceSurrogate: Omnibus tends to act as a type 2, despite being essentially a sapient encyclopedia. Apparently his archived data requires a specific search, unlike organic memory, and learning to think more like that is one of the reasons he was assigned to Quinn.


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* ExperiencedProtagonist: Unlike his ancestor's comic, QQSR starts off with the titular character several decades into his career.
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.
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