History Creator / KurtVonnegut

17th Jun '17 10:11:16 AM nombretomado
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* MechanisticAlienCulture: KurtVonnegut's Tralfamadorians, depending on the story or novel that features them, are either StarfishAliens or MechanicalLifeforms that replaced their organic ancestors (Vonnegut never makes it clear if there was a RobotWar or if this was a more benevolent [[TheSingularity Singularity-like event]]), their culture is perhaps [[UpToEleven even more]] [[BuffySpeak Starfish-y]] then their physical form (when Salo tries to explain their system of government in ''Literature/TheSirensOfTitan'', he sounds like [[TheStoner he's fraking stoned]]). So, they ''sometimes'' count as examples of this trope, depending on the story. Vonnegut's literary, AuthorAvatar, Kilgore Trout, [[ShowWithinAShow wrote several stories]] using aliens that had the stereotypical features of this trope, including a race of Car-People.

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* MechanisticAlienCulture: KurtVonnegut's The Tralfamadorians, depending on the story or novel that features them, are either StarfishAliens or MechanicalLifeforms that replaced their organic ancestors (Vonnegut never makes it clear if there was a RobotWar or if this was a more benevolent [[TheSingularity Singularity-like event]]), their culture is perhaps [[UpToEleven even more]] [[BuffySpeak Starfish-y]] then their physical form (when Salo tries to explain their system of government in ''Literature/TheSirensOfTitan'', he sounds like [[TheStoner he's fraking stoned]]). So, they ''sometimes'' count as examples of this trope, depending on the story. Vonnegut's literary, AuthorAvatar, Kilgore Trout, [[ShowWithinAShow wrote several stories]] using aliens that had the stereotypical features of this trope, including a race of Car-People.
4th Apr '17 11:38:05 PM Baeraad555
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* BeingGoodSucks: Unusually, it's not because you get punished for doing it, but because it's simply so soul-crushingly thankless and time-consuming. Eliot, a man of immense fortune and considerable mental and physical gifts, has to devote his entire being to simply making day-to-day life in one small town a little better for its hapless inhabitants, and creating any sort of lasting improvement there or elsewhere is implied to be [[InherentInTheSystem completely impossible.]]
4th Apr '17 11:30:31 PM Baeraad555
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Norman Mushari is trying to prove that Eliot is insane and that the Rosewater fortune should therefore be inherited by Fred, who is Eliot's direct heir. As part of his efforts, he drums up a startling number of fraudulent paternity suits against Eliot. When Eliot finds out, he thinks it over for a moment and then [[spoiler: formally admits paternity to every single one of his supposed illegitimate children - meaning that even if Norman manages to get Eliot declared incompetent, there are now ''over fifty people'' who stand to inherit before Fred does.]]
24th Mar '17 1:55:06 AM WillBGood
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[[Literature/SlaughterhouseFive Listen]]: Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 -- April 11, 2007) was an American science fiction writer. His work is known for its satirical, anti-authoritarian, humanist, absurdist and often [[CrapsackWorld brutally depressing]] [[SickSadWorld worldview]]. If this worldview can be pinned down to one event, it would be the bombing of Dresden.

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[[Literature/SlaughterhouseFive Listen]]: Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 -- April 11, 2007) was an American science fiction writer. His work is known for its satirical, anti-authoritarian, humanist, absurdist and often [[CrapsackWorld brutally depressing]] [[SickSadWorld depressing worldview]]. If this worldview can be pinned down to one event, it would be the bombing of Dresden.
29th Sep '16 9:35:40 PM RevDave
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-->-- ''Timequake'', his final novel

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-->-- from ''Timequake'', his final novel
13th Jun '16 3:12:18 AM Geoduck
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* CreatorInJoke: Vonnegutt reuses the name "Diana Moon Glampers" from Literature/HarrisonBergeron, although unlike TheVerse examples discussed above, rather than being the same character, the two women are in fact polar opposites.
11th Jun '16 8:23:25 AM Geoduck
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* TheAtoner: Eliot Rosewater develops a Thing about supporting volunteer firemen after he [[spoiler: kills some of them in World War II Germany, mistaking them for soldiers.]]


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* LotsAndLotsOfCharacters: The storyline wanders around both Eliot and Fred Rosewater's hometowns, detailing the lives of their various inhabitants.
24th May '16 11:08:39 PM Wuz
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3rd May '16 10:06:57 AM 32_Footsteps
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* WindsOfDestinyChange: The titular effect from "Report on the Barnstable Effect" - anyone who thinks in just the right way can manipulate chance all around them. First manifesting as the ability to roll snake-eyes at will on two dice, it can allow its user to cause machines to fail at will around them. Horrified by the potential destructive power of the effect, Prof. Barnstable goes into hiding and dedicates his life to [[ActualPacifist rendering all weapons inert via his power]].
16th Feb '16 6:09:27 PM eroock
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->Many people need desperately to receive this message: "I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. [[YouAreNotAlone You are not alone.]]"
-->--''from {{Timequake}}, his final novel''

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->Many ->''"Many people need desperately to receive this message: "I I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. [[YouAreNotAlone You are not alone.]]"
-->--''from {{Timequake}},
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-->-- ''Timequake'',
his final novel''
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