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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3728378/1/First_Impressions_of_Earth First Impressions Of Earth]]'' was an eight-chapter, 56,923-word ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' FanFic by [[{{Creator/TheUltimateSora}} the ultimateSora]]. When Arnold's eighteen, he gets his girlfriend Wanda pregnant. They marry, and their daughter Jackie is born just before they start college. Unfortunately, Wanda's love of sex and partying means that she's a poor partner and a lousy mother, and Arnold's first girlfriend Phoebe ends up helping to raise Jackie. Before Arnold and Wanda's second wedding anniversary, they divorce (relatively amicably), largely because of Wanda's infidelity and sporadic violence towards her husband. [[{{UpToEleven}} And that's just the prologue]]. Arnold marries Phoebe, and thinks that this marriage will be easier. Twenty years of joy, angst, sex and mental breakdowns ensue.

This is the ultimateSora's most epic fic (covering 22 years). It's also her darkest. Characters discuss abortion, there's minor domestic abuse and a suicide attempt and, [[{{ArsonMurderAndJaywalking}} most shocking of all, a Carlos/Keesha ship.]]

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3728378/1/First_Impressions_of_Earth First Impressions Of Earth]]'' was an eight-chapter, 56,923-word ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' FanFic ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' Fanfic by [[{{Creator/TheUltimateSora}} the ultimateSora]].Creator/{{the ultimateSora}}. When Arnold's eighteen, he gets his girlfriend Wanda pregnant. They marry, and their daughter Jackie is born just before they start college. Unfortunately, Wanda's love of sex and partying means that she's a poor partner and a lousy mother, and Arnold's first girlfriend Phoebe ends up helping to raise Jackie. Before Arnold and Wanda's second wedding anniversary, they divorce (relatively amicably), largely because of Wanda's infidelity and sporadic violence towards her husband. [[{{UpToEleven}} [[UpToEleven And that's just the prologue]]. Arnold marries Phoebe, and thinks that this marriage will be easier. Twenty years of joy, angst, sex and mental breakdowns ensue.

This is the ultimateSora's most epic fic (covering 22 years). It's also her darkest. Characters discuss abortion, there's minor domestic abuse and a suicide attempt and, [[{{ArsonMurderAndJaywalking}} [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking most shocking of all, a Carlos/Keesha ship.]]


* ShoutOut: The story is named after [[{{TheStrokes}} the album of the same name]] and each chapter begins with lyrics from songs on the album. Dorothy Ann's surname is [[Series/{{Dallas}} Ewing]].

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The story is named after [[{{TheStrokes}} [[Music/TheStrokes the album of the same name]] and each chapter begins with lyrics from songs on the album. album.
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Dorothy Ann's surname is [[Series/{{Dallas}} Ewing]].


* EvilStepmother: {{Inverted}} with Phoebe and Jackie. It's Jackie who is evil, not Phoebe.


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* WickedStepmother: {{Inverted}} with Phoebe and Jackie. It's Jackie who is evil, not Phoebe.


''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3728378/1/First_Impressions_of_Earth First Impressions Of Earth]]'' is an eight-chapter, 56,923-word ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' FanFic by [[{{Creator/TheUltimateSora}} the ultimateSora]]. When Arnold's eighteen, he gets his girlfriend Wanda pregnant. They marry, and their daughter Jackie is born just before they start college. Unfortunately, Wanda's love of sex and partying means that she's a poor partner and a lousy mother, and Arnold's first girlfriend Phoebe ends up helping to raise Jackie. Before Arnold and Wanda's second wedding anniversary, they divorce (relatively amicably), largely because of Wanda's infidelity and sporadic violence towards her husband. [[{{UpToEleven}} And that's just the prologue]]. Arnold marries Phoebe, and thinks that this marriage will be easier. Twenty years of joy, angst, sex and mental breakdowns ensue.

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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3728378/1/First_Impressions_of_Earth First Impressions Of Earth]]'' is was an eight-chapter, 56,923-word ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' FanFic by [[{{Creator/TheUltimateSora}} the ultimateSora]]. When Arnold's eighteen, he gets his girlfriend Wanda pregnant. They marry, and their daughter Jackie is born just before they start college. Unfortunately, Wanda's love of sex and partying means that she's a poor partner and a lousy mother, and Arnold's first girlfriend Phoebe ends up helping to raise Jackie. Before Arnold and Wanda's second wedding anniversary, they divorce (relatively amicably), largely because of Wanda's infidelity and sporadic violence towards her husband. [[{{UpToEleven}} And that's just the prologue]]. Arnold marries Phoebe, and thinks that this marriage will be easier. Twenty years of joy, angst, sex and mental breakdowns ensue.



Has been deleted from the site. No word from the author yet whether it will come back or not.



* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Phoebe is diagnosed with melancholic depression. However, she shows symptoms of anorexia, melancholic depression, post-natal depression, Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy, extremely low self-esteem, OCD and mysophobia (fear of germs).

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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Phoebe is diagnosed with melancholic depression. However, she shows symptoms of anorexia, melancholic depression, post-natal post-partum depression, Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy, extremely low self-esteem, OCD and mysophobia (fear of germs).



* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Phoebe]]

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* BreakTheCutie: Poor, ''poor'' [[spoiler: Phoebe]]Phoebe]].



* EvilStepmother: {{Averted}} with Phoebe. It's Jackie who is evil, not her.

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* EvilStepmother: {{Averted}} {{Inverted}} with Phoebe. Phoebe and Jackie. It's Jackie who is evil, not her.Phoebe.



* KarmaHoudini: Arnold, although it may be fate making up for his lousy first marriage. It's his spoiling of Jackie and inability to discipline her that leads to Phoebe trying to leave him while pregnant (crashing her car and having a miscarriage). Then, while she's in hospital [[spoiler: he sleeps with her best friend, D.A.]] Although he immediately regrets doing this [[spoiler: he doesn't tell her, but D.A. does, causing Phoebe to have a mental breakdown]]. Phoebe eventually [[spoiler: leaves him for four years, but they are reconciled]]. At the end, she wakes Arnold and asks him if he was having an erotic dream. He says he was dreaming about having wild sex with her, but she [[spoiler: calls him out on this and he admits it was about D.A. He insists that he loves Phoebe but has feelings for D.A. because [[{{TheOneThatGotAway}} he chose to give up on her]] and stay with Phoebe]]. Her response is to sleep with him, asking him to call her [[spoiler: Dorothy Ann]] during it.

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* KarmaHoudini: Arnold, although it may be fate making up for his lousy first marriage. It's his spoiling of Jackie and inability to discipline her that leads to Phoebe trying to leave him while pregnant (crashing her car and having a miscarriage). Then, while she's recovering in hospital [[spoiler: he the hospital, [[spoiler:he sleeps with her best friend, Dorothy Ann]]. Although he immediately regrets doing this, [[spoiler:the truth comes out thanks to D.A.]] Although he immediately regrets doing this [[spoiler: he doesn't tell her, but D.A. does, , causing Phoebe to have a mental breakdown]]. Phoebe eventually [[spoiler: leaves him for four years, but they are reconciled]]. At the end, she wakes Arnold and asks him if he was having an erotic dream. He says he was dreaming about having wild sex with her, but she [[spoiler: calls him out on this and he admits it was about D.A. He insists that he loves Phoebe but has unresolved feelings for D.A. because [[{{TheOneThatGotAway}} [[TheOneThatGotAway he chose to give up on her]] and stay with Phoebe]]. Her response is to sleep with him, asking him to call her [[spoiler: Dorothy Ann]] during it.



* YourCheatingHeart: Wanda cheats on Arnold. Years later [[spoiler: Arnold cheats on Phoebe with D.A. when Phoebe's in hospital after crashing her car while pregnant with twins (one of whom dies) because she's trying to leave Arnold for reasons she hasn't even been open with herself about, let alone with him.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: Wanda cheats on Arnold. is unfaithful to Arnold through most of their marriage. Years later later, [[spoiler: Arnold cheats on Phoebe with D.A. when Phoebe's in the hospital after crashing her car while pregnant with twins (one of whom dies) because she's trying to leave Arnold for reasons she hasn't even been open with herself about, let alone with him.]]


* AbuseIsOkayWhenItsFemaleOnMale: The only one of this author's stories where this is {{Averted}}. It's not okay, it's upsetting.


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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: The only one of this author's stories where this is {{Averted}}. It's not okay, it's upsetting.

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* SpoiledBrat: Jackie. Hoo boy.

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* AlphaBitch: Jackie. {{Justified}} to a certain extent given her messed-up childhood.

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* AlphaBitch: Jackie. {{Justified}} {{Justified|Trope}} to a certain extent given her messed-up childhood.

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The TropeNamer for OfficialCoupleOrdealSyndrome.


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** She's just got a severe case of OfficialCoupleOrdealSyndrome...


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* OfficialCoupleOrdealSyndrome: The TropeNamer.


* OOCIsImportant: When Phoebe ''finally'' TakesALevelInBadass and [[spoiler: hits Jackie]] it signals that her relationships with Wanda and Arnold are about to [[spoiler: return to as near normal as possible]].

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* OOCIsImportant: OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Phoebe ''finally'' TakesALevelInBadass and [[spoiler: hits Jackie]] it signals that her relationships with Wanda and Arnold are about to [[spoiler: return to as near normal as possible]].


* OutOfCharacterIsImportant: When Phoebe ''finally'' TakesALevelInBadass and [[spoiler: hits Jackie]] it signals that her relationships with Wanda and Arnold are about to [[spoiler: return to as near normal as possible]].

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* OutOfCharacterIsImportant: OOCIsImportant: When Phoebe ''finally'' TakesALevelInBadass and [[spoiler: hits Jackie]] it signals that her relationships with Wanda and Arnold are about to [[spoiler: return to as near normal as possible]].


* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in Arnold and Phoebe's marriage, after D.A. gets elected to the Senate, Phoebe reads an interview with her best friend where the journalist plays up how attractive D.A. is, and D.A. plays along with it to win votes. She thinks it's funny at the time, but [[{{YourCheatingHeart}} not so much later on]]. Basically an {{Invoked}} FunnyAneurysmMoment.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: ** Early on in Arnold and Phoebe's marriage, after D.A. gets elected to the Senate, Phoebe reads an interview with her best friend where the journalist plays up how attractive D.A. is, and D.A. plays along with it to win votes. She thinks it's funny at the time, but [[{{YourCheatingHeart}} not so much later on]]. Basically an {{Invoked}} FunnyAneurysmMoment.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment / {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in Arnold and Phoebe's marriage, after D.A. gets elected to the Senate, Phoebe reads an interview with her best friend where the journalist plays up how attractive D.A. is, and D.A. plays along with it to win votes. She thinks it's funny at the time, but [[{{YourCheatingHeart}} not so much later on]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment / {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in Arnold and Phoebe's marriage, after D.A. gets elected to the Senate, Phoebe reads an interview with her best friend where the journalist plays up how attractive D.A. is, and D.A. plays along with it to win votes. She thinks it's funny at the time, but [[{{YourCheatingHeart}} not so much later on]]. Basically an {{Invoked}} FunnyAneurysmMoment.


* ClusterFBomb: Wanda. All the time. She does occasionally apologizes for doing it in front of other people's children.

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* ClusterFBomb: Wanda. All the time. She does occasionally apologizes ''occasionally'' apologize for doing it in front of other people's children.


* FunnyAneurismMoment / {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in Arnold and Phoebe's marriage, after D.A. gets elected to the Senate, Phoebe reads an interview with her best friend where the journalist plays up how attractive D.A. is, and D.A. plays along with it to win votes. She thinks it's funny at the time, but [[{{YourCheatingHeart}} not so much later on]].

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* FunnyAneurismMoment FunnyAneurysmMoment / {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in Arnold and Phoebe's marriage, after D.A. gets elected to the Senate, Phoebe reads an interview with her best friend where the journalist plays up how attractive D.A. is, and D.A. plays along with it to win votes. She thinks it's funny at the time, but [[{{YourCheatingHeart}} not so much later on]].

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