History CreatorBreakdown / Literature

23rd Nov '16 6:34:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Rice very vocally disowned the ''Vampire Chronicles'' after a (re-)conversion to Roman Catholicism. She shocked pretty much everyone with her next series of novels: ''Christ the Lord''. Yes, from the author of ''InterviewWithTheVampire''.
*** That didn't hold long, now she's off religion again.

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** Rice very vocally disowned the ''Vampire Chronicles'' after a (re-)conversion to Roman Catholicism. She shocked pretty much everyone with her next series of novels: ''Christ the Lord''. Yes, from the author of ''InterviewWithTheVampire''.
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''Interview With the Vampire''. That didn't hold long, now she's off religion again.
23rd Nov '16 6:34:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The character of Claudia the vampire child in AnneRice's ''TheVampireChronicles'' was originally written as a response to Rice's young daughter's death from leukemia. Rice explained in an interview that she had not realized she was doing that. She did not notice the connection between the character and her daughter until someone else pointed it out to her.

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* Creator/AnneRice's ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'':
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The character of Claudia the vampire child in AnneRice's ''TheVampireChronicles'' was originally written as a response to Rice's young daughter's death from leukemia. Rice explained in an interview that she had not realized she was doing that. She did not notice the connection between the character and her daughter until someone else pointed it out to her.
20th Nov '16 8:17:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Famous Danish playwright and writer Creator/HansChristianAndersen led a depressing life (father dead, having to support himself and his mother, bullied by teachers and students alike in school, being dyslexic, probably gay, his early works failing to sell...), and that's likely the reason why some of his literary works ("Literature/TheLittleMermaid", "Literature/TheUglyDuckling", "The Story of a Mother", "Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl", "Literature/TheSteadfastTinSoldier"...) [[TearJerker are so]], [[TrueArtIsAngsty so depressing]].

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* Famous Danish playwright and writer Creator/HansChristianAndersen led a depressing life (father dead, having to support himself and his mother, bullied by teachers and students alike in school, being dyslexic, probably gay, his early works failing to sell...), and that's likely the reason why some of his literary works ("Literature/TheLittleMermaid", "Literature/TheUglyDuckling", "The Story of a Mother", "Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl", "Literature/TheSteadfastTinSoldier"...) [[TearJerker are so]], so, [[TrueArtIsAngsty so depressing]].



* Creator/TerryPratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and then wrote ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', a book about losing faith and salvaging life in the aftermath of [[AfterTheEnd a horrible disaster]]. From the guy who continued to bring you Literature/{{Discworld}}, there's quite a lot in this book that [[TearJerker just isn't funny]].

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* Creator/TerryPratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and then wrote ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', a book about losing faith and salvaging life in the aftermath of [[AfterTheEnd a horrible disaster]]. From the guy who continued to bring you Literature/{{Discworld}}, there's quite a lot in this book that [[TearJerker just isn't funny]].funny.



* Creator/LurleneMcDaniel started writing [[TearJerker books about dying children]] as a way of coping with the pain of her child's diabetes. That was in 1985 and she's still at it, so it doesn't seem to be working.

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* Creator/LurleneMcDaniel started writing [[TearJerker books about dying children]] children as a way of coping with the pain of her child's diabetes. That was in 1985 and she's still at it, so it doesn't seem to be working.
20th Nov '16 8:16:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TadWilliams went through a painful divorce during the writing of the third novel of ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', and noted in his commentary that he was concerned about it affecting the mood of the story. In a possible aversion, he decided to go with a [[EarnYourHappyEnding semi-happy]] ending rather than the KillEmAll version he had been contemplating.
* Creator/TerryPratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and then wrote ''{{Nation}}'', a book about losing faith and salvaging life in the aftermath of [[AfterTheEnd a horrible disaster]]. From the guy who continued to bring you Literature/{{Discworld}}, there's quite a lot in this book that [[TearJerker just isn't funny]].

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* Creator/TadWilliams went through a painful divorce during the writing of the third novel of ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'', ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'', and noted in his commentary that he was concerned about it affecting the mood of the story. In a possible aversion, he decided to go with a [[EarnYourHappyEnding semi-happy]] ending rather than the KillEmAll version he had been contemplating.
* Creator/TerryPratchett was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, and then wrote ''{{Nation}}'', ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', a book about losing faith and salvaging life in the aftermath of [[AfterTheEnd a horrible disaster]]. From the guy who continued to bring you Literature/{{Discworld}}, there's quite a lot in this book that [[TearJerker just isn't funny]].
18th Nov '16 4:57:28 PM Prfnoff
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* According to TheOtherWiki, Robert Munsch wrote his book ''Love You Forever'' after he and his wife had given birth to two stillborn babies.

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* According to TheOtherWiki, Robert Munsch Creator/RobertMunsch wrote his book ''Love You Forever'' after he and his wife had given birth to two stillborn babies.
25th Oct '16 7:57:32 PM nombretomado
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* After GeorgeRRMartin's best friend ran off with his girlfriend, he wrote a number of stories with this theme. One of his stories written during this time (''Meathouse Man'') about brainless humans being used for sex, even ends on the line that love is the cruelest lie anyone can be told.

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* After GeorgeRRMartin's Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's best friend ran off with his girlfriend, he wrote a number of stories with this theme. One of his stories written during this time (''Meathouse Man'') about brainless humans being used for sex, even ends on the line that love is the cruelest lie anyone can be told.
13th Aug '16 1:05:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* Reportedly, this is behind the derailment of the AnitaBlake character and series from the sarcastic, flippant and chaste heroine and detective noir mystery novels of the first few books to the HornyDevils and, as Publishers Weekly put it, "a case to solve between wild orgies with wereanimals" of recent books: the writer, Laurell K. Hamillton, was going through a bad divorce at the time of the initial breakdown.

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* Reportedly, this is behind the derailment of the AnitaBlake ''Literature/AnitaBlake'' character and series from the sarcastic, flippant and chaste heroine and detective noir mystery novels of the first few books to the HornyDevils and, as Publishers Weekly put it, "a case to solve between wild orgies with wereanimals" of recent books: the writer, Laurell K. Hamillton, was going through a bad divorce at the time of the initial breakdown.
9th Aug '16 10:55:11 PM PaulA
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* Steven Brust's ''{{Dragaera}}'' novels, especially the Vlad series, are rife with this.

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* Steven Brust's ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels, especially the Vlad series, are rife with this.
10th Jul '16 2:46:36 AM TheWildWestPyro
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Bond shared his creator's love of smoking and drinking, however remained perfectly strong and healthy despite the odd hangover here and there throughout the first half of the series. This changed in ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' (1961) which opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to Moneypenny ''I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' (1963) Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Bond girl Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). In ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' (1964) which was the last book to be released during his lifetime, Bond is a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to [[spoiler Tracy's death]]. Is it hard to say if this was another piece of realisation by Fleming, but it is certainly possible.

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Bond shared his creator's love of smoking and drinking, however remained perfectly strong and healthy despite the odd hangover here and there throughout the first half of the series. This changed in ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' (1961) which opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to Moneypenny ''I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' (1963) Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Bond girl Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). In ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' (1964) which was the last book to be released during his lifetime, Bond is a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to [[spoiler [[spoiler: Tracy's death]]. Is it hard to say if this was another piece of realisation by Fleming, but it is certainly possible.
10th Jul '16 2:46:28 AM TheWildWestPyro
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Bond shared his creator's love of smoking and drinking, however remained perfectly strong and healthy despite the odd hangover here and there throughout the first half of the series. This changed in ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' (1961) which opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to Moneypenny ''I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' (1963) Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Bond girl Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). In ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' (1964) which was the last book to be released during his lifetime, Bond is a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to a death close to him. Is it hard to say if this was another piece of realisation by Fleming, but it is certainly possible.

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Bond shared his creator's love of smoking and drinking, however remained perfectly strong and healthy despite the odd hangover here and there throughout the first half of the series. This changed in ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' (1961) which opens with Bond failing a medical (a thinly veiled copy of Fleming's own) and being sent to a health farm (something that Fleming himself was ordered by his doctor to do). There is also the line he gives to Moneypenny ''I would rather die of drink than of thirst'' which was reputedly a favorite line of Fleming's to anyone who told him to stop drinking. By ''Literature/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' (1963) Bond admits that he ''needs'' three drinks for every one that Bond girl Tracy drinks, and confesses to having tried and failed multiple times to quit the mountainous amount of cigarettes that he gets through (according to friends, this was a fair piece of self-reflection by Fleming). In ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' (1964) which was the last book to be released during his lifetime, Bond is a depressed, drunken shadow of a man due to a death close to him.[[spoiler Tracy's death]]. Is it hard to say if this was another piece of realisation by Fleming, but it is certainly possible.
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