History Creator / MarkTwain

17th Feb '17 10:15:16 PM StevieC
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Twain was also a walking contradiction, and prided himself on it. He was from a slave state and (briefly) joined the Confederate Army, but was an Abolitionist. He was anti-Imperialism and crusaded for the poor, but himself was into {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s, obsessed with being rich, and befriended the very capitalists he derided, such as Andrew Carnegie. (When told by a friend, "Old Carnegie's money is all tainted!", he replied, "Yes, it is. 'Taint yours and 'taint mine.")

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Twain was also a walking contradiction, and prided himself on it. He was from a slave state and (briefly) joined the Confederate Army, but was an Abolitionist. He was anti-Imperialism and crusaded for the poor, but himself was into {{Get Rich Quick Scheme}}s, obsessed with being rich, and befriended the very capitalists he derided, such as Andrew Carnegie. (When told by a friend, "Old Carnegie's money is all tainted!", he replied, "Yes, it is. 'Taint yours and 'taint mine.")
") He was also best-buddies with NikolaTesla.
15th Sep '16 10:24:59 PM DustSnitch
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* He is ''[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed the inspiration for]]'' Colonel Sassacre in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.

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* He is ''[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed the inspiration for]]'' for]] Colonel Sassacre in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', who has a dog named Halley.
18th Aug '16 9:10:13 PM AnotherGuy
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** Picard is upset he can only speak to Twain for a few moments, wanting to get to know him better. Twain smiles and replies that Picard only needs to read his books. All of Twain is in his work.
18th Aug '16 7:29:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* CovertPervert: He was shocked, '''''shocked''''' at the topless natives in {{Hawaii}}. So much he covered his eyes with his hands - but left room to peak through them, naturally.[[note]]This is a recycled joke he'd made about Can Can Dancers. Keep in mind, those girls did ''not'' wear underwear when they were doing those high kicks.[[/note]]

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* CovertPervert: He was shocked, '''''shocked''''' at the topless natives in {{Hawaii}}.UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}. So much he covered his eyes with his hands - but left room to peak through them, naturally.[[note]]This is a recycled joke he'd made about Can Can Dancers. Keep in mind, those girls did ''not'' wear underwear when they were doing those high kicks.[[/note]]
12th Jul '16 6:10:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicBook/TalesDesignedToThrizzle'' he and AlbertEinstein are [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cops]].

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* In ''ComicBook/TalesDesignedToThrizzle'' he and AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein are [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cops]].
4th Jun '16 8:55:43 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:294:Just look at that [[BadassMustache glorious mustache]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:294:Just [[caption-width-right:275:Just look at that [[BadassMustache glorious mustache]].]]
4th Jun '16 8:24:04 AM AnotherGuy
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* BeneathTheMask: Mister C-- asks why Rachel always seems so happy. The last lines of the story: "Oh, no, Misto C--, I hain't had no trouble. An' no joy!"



* StepfordSmiler: Mister C- asks why Rachel always seems so happy. The last lines of the story: "Oh, no, Misto Có, I hain't had no trouble. An' no joy!"
26th May '16 10:39:18 AM AnotherGuy
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* BasedOnATrueStory: Unlike most stories of this trope, everything in it ''was'' indeed accurate, told to him by his servant Mary Ann Cord, whom is named "Aunt Rachel" in the story.
* CerebusSyndrome: Mark Twain was so moved by Cord's story, he transcribed it and sent it to the Atlantic Monthly. He warned them, ""It has no humor in it. You can pay as lightly as you choose for that, if you want it, for it is rather out of my line." Twain up til then had been known for his DeadpanSnarker stories and {{Troll}}ing.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: Unlike most stories of this trope, everything in it ''was'' indeed accurate, told to him by his servant Mary Ann Cord, whom who is named "Aunt Rachel" in the story.
* CerebusSyndrome: Mark Twain was so moved by Cord's story, he transcribed it and sent it to the Atlantic Monthly. He warned them, ""It "It has no humor in it. You can pay as lightly as you choose for that, if you want it, for it is rather out of my line." Twain up til then had been known for his DeadpanSnarker stories and {{Troll}}ing.
26th May '16 10:34:30 AM AnotherGuy
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* CovertPervert: He was shocked, '''''shocked''''' at the topless natives. So much he covered his eyes with his hands - but left room to peak through them, naturally.[[note]]This is a recycled joke he'd made about Can Can Dancers. Keep in mind, those girls did ''not'' wear underwear when they were doing those high kicks.[[/note]]

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* CovertPervert: He was shocked, '''''shocked''''' at the topless natives.natives in {{Hawaii}}. So much he covered his eyes with his hands - but left room to peak through them, naturally.[[note]]This is a recycled joke he'd made about Can Can Dancers. Keep in mind, those girls did ''not'' wear underwear when they were doing those high kicks.[[/note]]
26th May '16 10:33:48 AM AnotherGuy
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* CovertPervert: He was shocked, '''''shocked''''' at the topless natives. So much he covered his eyes with his hands - but left room to peak through them, naturally.[[note]]This is a recycled joke he'd made about Can Can Dancers. Keep in mind, those girls did ''not'' wear underwear when they were doing those high kicks.[[/note]]
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