History Creator / DianaWynneJones

24th Sep '15 8:52:09 PM PaulA
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* TheMultiverse: The Howl, Chrestomanci and Magid Series are all set in multiverses (though, as far as we know, not the same one).
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* TheMultiverse: The Howl, Chrestomanci and Magid Series Series, and the stand-alone ''Literature/TheHomewardBounders'', are all set in multiverses (though, as far as we know, not the same one).
24th Sep '15 9:17:55 AM Wyvern76
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* AffectionateParody: Both the Derkholm series and Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland are this for the fantasy genre, and there's a soft skewering of fantasy in most of her works * BadassNormal: A lot of her stories revolve around someone normal struggling in a world of magic (or at least, [[spoiler:so it seems]]
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* AffectionateParody: Both the Derkholm series and Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' are this for the fantasy genre, and there's a soft skewering of fantasy in most of her works works. * BadassNormal: A lot of her stories revolve around someone normal struggling in a world of magic (or at least, [[spoiler:so it seems]]seems]].

* TheMultiverse: Both the Howl and Chrestomanci Series are set in multiverses (though, as far as we know, not the same) * {{Mythology}}: Pretty much everything she wrote took cues off some sort of mythology ** Myth/CelticMythology: Literature/FireAndHemlock is based off the Tam Lin ballad and Thomas the Rhymer legend ** Myth/ClassicalMythology: The Game, a novella, has golden apples as a major plot point ** Myth/NorseMythology: Literature/EightDaysOfLuke is based all around the days of the week and the Norse god they correspond to * PublicDomainCharacter: Literature/TheHomewardBounders has a lot of this, but a lot of her work has this in spades
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* TheMultiverse: Both the Howl and The Howl, Chrestomanci and Magid Series are all set in multiverses (though, as far as we know, not the same) same one). * {{Mythology}}: Pretty much everything she wrote took cues off some sort of mythology mythology. ** Myth/CelticMythology: Literature/FireAndHemlock is based off the Tam Lin ballad and Thomas the Rhymer legend legend. ** Myth/ClassicalMythology: The Game, a novella, has golden apples as a major plot point point. ** Myth/NorseMythology: Literature/EightDaysOfLuke ''Literature/EightDaysOfLuke'' is based all around the days of the week and the Norse god they correspond to * PublicDomainCharacter: Literature/TheHomewardBounders ''Literature/TheHomewardBounders'' has a lot of this, but a lot of her work has this in spadesspades. * TheReveal: Many of her stories feature surprising revelations about one or more characters, the most frequent ones being that they're related to another character, have special powers, and/or are secretly a villain. Sometimes the characters themselves were unaware of these things, leading to an IAmWho moment. ''Literature/ArchersGoon'', ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', and ''[[Literature/TheMagids The Merlin Conspiracy]]'' abound with multiple reveals, while ''Charmed Life'', ''Literature/EightDaysOfLuke'', ''Literature/ATaleOfTimeCity'' and ''The Lives of Christopher Chant'' have one or two major reveals each.
21st Sep '15 7:20:23 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheIslandsOfChaldea''
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* ''Literature/TheIslandsOfChaldea''''Literature/TheIslandsOfChaldea'' (a PosthumousCollaboration)
21st Sep '15 2:21:14 PM nombretomado
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** NorseMythology: Literature/EightDaysOfLuke is based all around the days of the week and the Norse god they correspond to
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** NorseMythology: Myth/NorseMythology: Literature/EightDaysOfLuke is based all around the days of the week and the Norse god they correspond to
3rd May '15 5:32:28 PM Smurfton
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** CelticMythology: Literature/FireAndHemlock is based off the Tam Lin ballad and Thomas the Rhymer legend ** ClassicalMythology: The Game, a novella, has golden apples as a major plot point
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** CelticMythology: Myth/CelticMythology: Literature/FireAndHemlock is based off the Tam Lin ballad and Thomas the Rhymer legend ** ClassicalMythology: Myth/ClassicalMythology: The Game, a novella, has golden apples as a major plot point
13th Dec '14 8:31:40 AM Jayalaw
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* ''Literature/TheIslandsOfChaldea''
28th Oct '14 3:37:58 PM Rurrjurr
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* AdultsAreUseless: There were a lot of examples of this, based on both her own experience and a subversion of the common trope of parents who seem to be seeking AchievementsInIgnorance
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* ActionGirl: Pretty much all her UrbanFantasy protagonists are this * AdultsAreUseless: There were a lot of examples of this, based on both her own experience and a subversion of the common trope of parents who seem to be seeking AchievementsInIgnoranceAchievementsInIgnorance. Most prominently featured in Literature/FireAndHemlock with Polly's mother Ivy

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* AdultsAreUseless: There were a BadassNormal: A lot of examples of this, based on both her own experience and stories revolve around someone normal struggling in a subversion world of the common trope of parents who seem to be seeking AchievementsInIgnorancemagic (or at least, [[spoiler:so it seems]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: There were a lot ChildrensLiterature: Everything she wrote, with the exception of examples of this, based on both her own experience and a subversion of the first novel, is this * MindScrew: A pretty common trope of parents who seem to be seeking AchievementsInIgnorancecomplaint/praise

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* AdultsAreUseless: There were PublicDomainCharacter: Literature/TheHomewardBounders has a lot of examples of this, based on both but a lot of her own experience and a subversion work has this in spades * UrbanFantasy: Pretty much all of the common trope her fiction has some degree of parents who seem to be seeking AchievementsInIgnorancethis
28th Oct '14 3:17:50 PM Rurrjurr
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* AdultsAreUseless: There were a lot of examples of this, based on both her own experience and a subversion of the common trope of parents who seem to be seeking AchievementsInIgnorance

* {{Mythology}}:
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* {{Mythology}}:BritainIsOnlyLondon: Averted. Most (if not all) of her books have at least one setting that isn't London. *TheMultiverse: Both the Howl and Chrestomanci Series are set in multiverses (though, as far as we know, not the same) * {{Mythology}}: Pretty much everything she wrote took cues off some sort of mythology

** There are a lot more example of this, and most things she wrote took a little bit from mythology
27th Oct '14 7:26:32 PM PaulA
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Trope the works, not the author's life.
* AbusiveParents: Wynne-Jones is on record as saying she based the mostly-neglectful parents in her fiction on her own

* LifeImitatesArt: DWJ often talked about what she writes coming true to her

* ParentalNeglect: This was based a little bit on her own experiences, and a little bit to subvert the common trope of CaptainOblivious parents
27th Oct '14 2:54:50 PM Rurrjurr
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-------- !! Common tropes *AbusiveParents: Wynne-Jones is on record as saying she based the mostly-neglectful parents in her fiction on her own *AffectionateParody: Both the Derkholm series and Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland are this for the fantasy genre, and there's a soft skewering of fantasy in most of her works *LifeImitatesArt: DWJ often talked about what she writes coming true to her *{{Mythology}}: **CelticMythology: Literature/FireAndHemlock is based off the Tam Lin ballad and Thomas the Rhymer legend **ClassicalMythology: The Game, a novella, has golden apples as a major plot point **NorseMythology: Literature/EightDaysOfLuke is based all around the days of the week and the Norse god they correspond to **There are a lot more example of this, and most things she wrote took a little bit from mythology *ParentalNeglect: This was based a little bit on her own experiences, and a little bit to subvert the common trope of CaptainOblivious parents
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