History Creator / TomHolt

24th Jun '15 4:19:50 PM SolipSchism
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Holt has also written several historical novels (as Thomas Holt), and two sequels to E. F. Benson's ''Mapp and Lucia'' series. It was recently revealed that he also writes fantasy novels in a ''very different'' writing style under the name of Creator/KJParker.

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Holt has also written several historical novels (as Thomas Holt), and two sequels to E. F. Benson's ''Mapp and Lucia'' series. It In 2015, it was recently revealed that he also writes fantasy novels in a ''very different'' writing style under the name of Creator/KJParker.
10th May '15 10:29:47 AM LordGro
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: ''Paint Your Dragon'' does this to the story of Saint George and the Dragon. Both are absolute assholes, but the dragon seems a little more sympathetic...although considering he at one point annihilates an entire (occupied) theatre in an attempt to deal with George, this is more a statement on how unlikeable St. George is than anything else. [[spoiler:The dragon's status as the "Least Evil" character is cemented at the end, when the two end up switching forms and George's first action as a dragon is to kill the entire audience for their deathmatch in order to ensure that nobody with a rocket launcher is lurking in the stands).]]

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: ''Paint Your Dragon'' does this to the story of [[Myth/SaintGeorge Saint George and the Dragon.Dragon]]. Both are absolute assholes, but the dragon seems a little more sympathetic...although considering he at one point annihilates an entire (occupied) theatre in an attempt to deal with George, this is more a statement on how unlikeable St. George is than anything else. [[spoiler:The dragon's status as the "Least Evil" character is cemented at the end, when the two end up switching forms and George's first action as a dragon is to kill the entire audience for their deathmatch in order to ensure that nobody with a rocket launcher is lurking in the stands).]]



* ExternalRetcon: In ''Paint Your Dragon'', it is revealed that St. George was actually a cheating, murderous bastard, and the dragon was, well, not exactly the good guy, but certainly a much more sympathetic and stand-up fellow than George.

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* ExternalRetcon: In ''Paint Your Dragon'', it is revealed that [[Myth/SaintGeorge St. George George]] was actually a cheating, murderous bastard, and the dragon was, well, not exactly the good guy, but certainly a much more sympathetic and stand-up fellow than George.



* PerspectiveFlip: ''Paint Your Dragon'' takes the general idea of 'St George vs the Dragon', and makes the point that (despite being part of the official 'Good' side) George is pretty much an evil, despicable man who likes to kill things.

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* PerspectiveFlip: ''Paint Your Dragon'' takes the general idea of 'St '[[Myth/SaintGeorge St George vs the Dragon', Dragon]]', and makes the point that (despite being part of the official 'Good' side) George is pretty much an evil, despicable man who likes to kill things.
23rd Apr '15 7:26:21 AM EvilMidnightLurker
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Holt has also written several historical novels (as Thomas Holt), and two sequels to E. F. Benson's ''Mapp and Lucia'' series.

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Holt has also written several historical novels (as Thomas Holt), and two sequels to E. F. Benson's ''Mapp and Lucia'' series. It was recently revealed that he also writes fantasy novels in a ''very different'' writing style under the name of Creator/KJParker.
20th Mar '15 8:56:11 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: ''Paint Your Dragon'' does this to the story of Saint George and the Dragon. Both are absolute assholes, but the dragon seems a little more sympathetic...although considering he at one point annihilates an entire (occupied) theatre in an attempt to deal with George, this is more a statement on how unlikeable St. George is than anything else. [[spoiler:The dragon's status as the Least Evil⢠character is cemented at the end, when the two end up switching forms and George's first action as a dragon is to kill the entire audience for their deathmatch in order to ensure that nobody with a rocket launcher is lurking in the stands).]]

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: ''Paint Your Dragon'' does this to the story of Saint George and the Dragon. Both are absolute assholes, but the dragon seems a little more sympathetic...although considering he at one point annihilates an entire (occupied) theatre in an attempt to deal with George, this is more a statement on how unlikeable St. George is than anything else. [[spoiler:The dragon's status as the Least Evil⢠"Least Evil" character is cemented at the end, when the two end up switching forms and George's first action as a dragon is to kill the entire audience for their deathmatch in order to ensure that nobody with a rocket launcher is lurking in the stands).]]
22nd May '14 11:40:30 AM PaulA
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* ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping: ''Grailblazers'' reveals that SantaClaus is really one of the Wise Men who gave gifts to the infant Jesus, doing community service as punishment for the fact that (unlike his colleagues, who planned ahead and brought gold, frankincense and myrrh) he left it until the last minute and couldn't come up with anything better than a pair of socks.
* CrapsackWorld: In ''Ye Gods!'', Prometheus gives Jason Derry a view of a world without him in order to show why it's so important he sides with him against the JerkassGods. In this world there's no such thing as a joke, everyone lives in fear of the gods all the time, and [[DeadlyGame game shows are deadly]]. Jason's reaction is "''I'' wouldn't want to live there, but I wouldn't want to live in Florida and plenty of people do."



* FearlessFool: Jason in ''Literature/YeGods!''



** ''Djinn Rummy'' feature a genie who ''very reluctantly'' finds himself falling for a human.



* JerkassGenie: Some of the genies in ''Djinn Rummy'' positively delight in deliberately misinterpreting mortals' wishes.



* LiteralGenie:
** In ''Djinn Rummy'': when the genies get together of an evening at their local pub, they like to reminisce about the mortals they've tricked this way (or, at least, some of them do).
** In ''Wish You Were Here'', jumping in Lake Okeewana is ''supposed'' to grant your heart's desire--but the spirit of the lake is good at creative interpretations.

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* LiteralGenie:
** In ''Djinn Rummy'': when the genies get together of an evening at their local pub, they like to reminisce about the mortals they've tricked this way (or, at least, some of them do).
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LiteralGenie: In ''Wish You Were Here'', jumping in Lake Okeewana is ''supposed'' to grant your heart's desire--but the spirit of the lake is good at creative interpretations.



* OurGeniesAreDifferent: In ''Djinn Rummy'', the genies are transdimensional beings (which is how they can fit into those bottles), and like to hang out together in their spare time and get drunk. On milk.



* PantheonSitcom:
** ''Odds and Gods'' has gods from multiple pantheons, mostly all living in a retirement home, and still all squabbling.
** ''Ye Gods!'' is even more blatant; the millenia of being stuck together has given the Greek gods a big honking case of cabin fever and pretty much all they do is argue all day.

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* PantheonSitcom:
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PantheonSitcom: ''Odds and Gods'' has gods from multiple pantheons, mostly all living in a retirement home, and still all squabbling.
** ''Ye Gods!'' is even more blatant; the millenia of being stuck together has given the Greek gods a big honking case of cabin fever and pretty much all they do is argue all day.
squabbling.



* PublicDomainArtifact: Spoofed in ''Grailblazers'', where the Grail is a bowl that was used at the Last Supper, which was miraculously transformed into Tupperware.



* TheThreeWiseMen: ''Grailblazers'' reveals that Santa Claus was one of the Wise Men, doing community service to expiate the sin of ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping for the Messiah; unlike his colleagues who planned ahead, he left things until the last minute and couldn't come up with anything better than a pair of socks.



* {{Unicorn}}: In ''Grailblazers'', the heroes at one point have to find a unicorn in order to use it as bait to capture a virgin. It turns out that modern unicorns are scruffy and unpleasant feral critters.



* WarGod: Mars appears in ''Ye Gods!'' Notable in that, since he is still expected to ride in the front of battle in bronze armour, regardless of technological advances, and since "the best definition of an immortal is someone who hasn't died ''yet''", the device on his shield is now a CND logo.



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: In ''Ye Gods!'', when Jason meets the old woman, she insists on their going through the whole spiel. When he says no one would know if they didn't, she says, "I will."
6th Apr '14 8:35:15 PM darthpaul
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* FearlessFool: Jason in Creator/TomHolt's ''Ye Gods!''

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* FearlessFool: Jason in Creator/TomHolt's ''Ye Gods!''''Literature/YeGods!''
6th Apr '14 8:44:14 AM AnthonyMercer
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* ''Doughnut'' (2013)
* ''When It's A Jar'' (2013)
* ''The Outsorcerer's Apprentice'' (2014)
6th Apr '14 6:32:31 AM darthpaul
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* HeelFaceTurn: A meta example: Supernatural bounty hunter Kurt Lundquist goes from being the antagonist in ''Faust Among Equals'' to an ally for the protagonists in ''Odds and Gods'' and ''Paint Your Dragon''.
2nd Apr '14 4:53:50 AM darthpaul
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* JerkassGods: Loads of them, but Odin in ''Valhalla'' is arguably the worst. Occasionally inverted; for example, God in ''Faust Among Equals'' is the nicest character in the book, and ''Odds And Gods'' is basically a story about Jerkass ''Humans''.

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* JerkassGods: Loads of them, but Odin in ''Valhalla'' is arguably the worst. Occasionally inverted; for example, God in ''Faust Among Equals'' is the nicest character in the book, and ''Odds And Gods'' is basically a story about an example where Gods face off against Jerkass ''Humans''.
2nd Apr '14 4:52:38 AM darthpaul
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* JerkassGods: Loads of them, but Odin in ''Valhalla'' is arguably the worst.

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* JerkassGods: Loads of them, but Odin in ''Valhalla'' is arguably the worst. Occasionally inverted; for example, God in ''Faust Among Equals'' is the nicest character in the book, and ''Odds And Gods'' is basically a story about Jerkass ''Humans''.
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