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* {{NaNoWriMo}}: What triggered the writing in November 2010. It got nowhere close to the 50,000 word mark over that month, though.

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* {{NaNoWriMo}}: UsefulNotes/{{NaNoWriMo}}: What triggered the writing in November 2010. It got nowhere close to the 50,000 word mark over that month, though.


* PaintingTheFourthWall: Machine voices are written in monospace font.

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* PaintingTheFourthWall: PaintingTheMedium: Machine voices are written in monospace font.


* ShoutOut: A couple to ''Literature/{{We}}'', plus a completely unintentional one to ''ThroughTheLookingGlass''.

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* ShoutOut: A couple to ''Literature/{{We}}'', plus a completely unintentional one to ''ThroughTheLookingGlass''.''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass]]''.


* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Inga, Igor and Ivy are based partially on the Doctor, Wilfred Mott, and River Song of ''DoctorWho''.]]

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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Inga, Igor and Ivy are based partially on the Doctor, Wilfred Mott, and River Song of ''DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho''.]]


* ShoutOut: A couple to ''{{We}}'', plus a completely unintentional one to ''ThroughTheLookingGlass''.

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* ShoutOut: A couple to ''{{We}}'', ''Literature/{{We}}'', plus a completely unintentional one to ''ThroughTheLookingGlass''.

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* {{NaNoWriMo}}: What triggered the writing in November 2010. It got nowhere close to the 50,000 word mark over that month, though.


As Inga and her grandfather go on their first trip through time, [[JigsawPuzzlePlot it only gets more complicated from there]].

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As Inga and her grandfather go on their first trip through time, [[JigsawPuzzlePlot [[TimeyWimeyBall it only gets more complicated from there]].

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* HaveWeMetYet

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* AliensInCardiff: The ''Insight'' is ''where''?! Not to mention the locations of [[spoiler:the six stardomes of 2515 Earth]].

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* ThemeNaming: The names of the protagonists and the time machine all start with the letter I.


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* TranslatorMicrobes: A specific kind with defined limitations. Also combined with TranslationConvention, since most of the time the characters are supposed to be speaking Russian.


The first three chapters are available [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/49310322/Insight?secret_password=7xt41twqn21d0qlvncz here]].

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The first three chapters are available [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/49310322/Insight?secret_password=7xt41twqn21d0qlvncz here]].
here]]. Some of the spoiler tags below refer to the parts of the story not yet written.



* [[spoiler:BrainsAndBrawn]]



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Invoked in-story with [[spoiler:Alexander II's assassination]].

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Invoked in-story with the attempt to prevent [[spoiler:Alexander II's assassination]].assassination]].
* FootnoteFever: One or two per chapter. The main purpose of these is to explain some aspects of Russian culture that may be unfamiliar to the reader, but it is generally done in a whimsical roundabout way.



* [[spoiler:GirlsLove]]



* [[spoiler:HumanitysWake]]



* [[spoiler:LostColony: Yrna]]

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* [[spoiler:LostColony: Yrna]]Yrna. Mnemosyne eventually becomes one.]]
* [[spoiler:NegativeSpaceWedgie: All FasterThanLightTravel in this setting is based on exploiting the properties of one of these. The titular time machine is built ''inside'' it. Ouch.]]
* PaintingTheFourthWall: Machine voices are written in monospace font.


A novel in progress by Tropers/Sikon.

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A novel in progress by Tropers/Sikon.
Tropers/{{Sikon}}.


* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Inga, Igor and Ivy are based partially on the Doctor, Wilfred Mott, and River Song of ''DoctorWho''.

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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Inga, Igor and Ivy are based partially on the Doctor, Wilfred Mott, and River Song of ''DoctorWho''.]]

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