History FanFic / LifeIsWorthLiving

4th Jun '17 8:48:32 AM nombretomado
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* MonochromaticEyes: The [[WordOfGod author notes]] that he discovered this trope via reading TVTropes, and then decided to explain an in-universe reason for it being apparent and why Abelia didn't have this trait (explain for her in her BackStory above.) The reason for the denizens of the future to have this change is due to it being taken out of humanity's genetic code thanks to random mutations.

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* MonochromaticEyes: The [[WordOfGod author notes]] that he discovered this trope via reading TVTropes, Wiki/TVTropes, and then decided to explain an in-universe reason for it being apparent and why Abelia didn't have this trait (explain for her in her BackStory above.) The reason for the denizens of the future to have this change is due to it being taken out of humanity's genetic code thanks to random mutations.
25th May '17 7:24:47 AM ElSquibbonator
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Matt is definitely religious, which is a major part of his {{Mangst}} about whether or not what he has believed in for years is true, as he believes the Apocalypse should have happened years before ''Hellywood's'' existence. It's a major part of his CharacterDevelopment when he discovers that nothing he has gone through has directly contradicted anything in the Bible. The Disciples are also quite religious as well.
* AxCrazy: Hamdo personifies this trope amazingly, especially during his VillainousBreakdown.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Matt is definitely religious, which is a major part of his {{Mangst}} about whether or not what he has believed in for years is true, as he believes the Apocalypse should have happened years before ''Hellywood's'' existence. It's a major part of his CharacterDevelopment when he discovers that nothing he has gone through has directly contradicted anything in the Bible. The Disciples are also quite religious as well.
well. Fortunately, the story avoids hitting the reader over the head with this message.
* AxCrazy: Hamdo personifies this trope amazingly, just as he does in canon, especially during his VillainousBreakdown.
13th Sep '15 4:37:31 PM nombretomado
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The first fan-fic made by Tropers/{{NKSCF}} of ''FanFic/BreakingTheDeal'' fame, ''Life Is Worth Living'' is a ''NowAndThenHereAndThere'' story that follows the adventures of an OriginalCharacter, Matthew "Matt" [[MeaningfulName Soterios]] King, who, along with his girlfriend, Sara Ringwalt, gets abducted and taken away to ''Hellywood''. By making a DealWithTheDevil, Matt manages to stay alive and keep Sara from being hurt, but through Lala-Ru's return, Hamdo's lack of mental coherence, Matt dealing with his cardiac arrhythmia, and several other contributing factors, they end up bruised and battered beyond what anyone should ever experience.

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The first fan-fic made by Tropers/{{NKSCF}} of ''FanFic/BreakingTheDeal'' fame, ''Life Is Worth Living'' is a ''NowAndThenHereAndThere'' ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' story that follows the adventures of an OriginalCharacter, Matthew "Matt" [[MeaningfulName Soterios]] King, who, along with his girlfriend, Sara Ringwalt, gets abducted and taken away to ''Hellywood''. By making a DealWithTheDevil, Matt manages to stay alive and keep Sara from being hurt, but through Lala-Ru's return, Hamdo's lack of mental coherence, Matt dealing with his cardiac arrhythmia, and several other contributing factors, they end up bruised and battered beyond what anyone should ever experience.



* ChildSoldiers: Being a ''NowAndThenHereAndThere'' fan-fic, it's a no-brainer that this shows up a lot.

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* ChildSoldiers: Being a ''NowAndThenHereAndThere'' ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' fan-fic, it's a no-brainer that this shows up a lot.
1st Aug '13 12:55:24 PM Slenderphobe
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* ReligionIsRight: At least that's what Matt and Sara believe in. Whether it's right or not is [[WordOfGod left up to the reader, although the author is a devout Christian.]]
* ShoutOut: Several, including {{Franchise/StarWars}}, {{Franchise/Batman}}, {{Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion}}, and a more obscure one to church folklore about the name of the Ethiopian eunuch from {{Literature/ActsoftheApostles}}.

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* ReligionIsRight: At least that's what Matt and Sara believe in. Whether it's right or not is [[WordOfGod left up to the reader, although the author is a devout Christian.]]
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* ShoutOut: Several, including {{Franchise/StarWars}}, {{Franchise/Star Wars}}, {{Franchise/Batman}}, {{Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion}}, {{Anime/Neon Genesis Evangelion}}, and a more obscure one to church folklore about the name of the Ethiopian eunuch from {{Literature/ActsoftheApostles}}.{{Literature/Acts of the Apostles}}.
1st Aug '13 12:54:39 PM Slenderphobe
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* ArcWords: [[TitleDrop Life is worth living.]]

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* ArcWords: [[TitleDrop Life is worth living.]]]] Things being "ephemeral", referring to the poem that precedes every episode.


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** Likewise, Abdimalkah has shades of this, knowing things he shouldn't, and acting otherworldly. WordofGod says he could be taken as this trope or as more of a StealthHiBye by a regular guy.


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* ShoutOut: Several, including {{Franchise/StarWars}}, {{Franchise/Batman}}, {{Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion}}, and a more obscure one to church folklore about the name of the Ethiopian eunuch from {{Literature/ActsoftheApostles}}.
* ShownTheirWork: Besides the intentional artistic license revolving around Matt's hair color changing, there is a lot of work shown in just how much research was done for this fan-fic. This ranges from studies in human evolution, church and biblical history, and the continuity of the show itself.
1st Aug '13 11:33:11 AM Slenderphobe
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* ConsummateLiar: Matt, despite his upbringing, has learned how to lie far too well for his own liking. In the story, he lies to pretty much every single character. He hates himself for it and wonders about the morality of lying to protect someone, but leaves that up for God to decide. In fact his lying causes almost every single problem he ever encounters. Then again, one could argue that if he hadn't lied, then he never would have made it as far as he did.



* TheQuietOne: As a kid Matt was like this, but he eventually grew out of it.

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* TheQuietOne: As a kid Matt was like this, but he eventually grew out of it. Lala-Ru plays this up as well, only speaking when she wants to.
1st Aug '13 10:27:18 AM Slenderphobe
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* AGodAmI: After he discovers that Matt and Sara have [[spoiler:faked the consummation of their relationship]], Hamdo almost kills them. However, some clever thinking and lying on Matt's part causes Hamdo to believe that they can't unless [[spoiler:they get married]] in accordance to the will of the Trinity. Hamdo promptly states that they should have told him first, as he is God and the Trinity bows down before him. One of the most chilling parts of the whole fan-fic.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Disciples are the descendants of Christians, the people of Zari-Bars are implied to be [[InformedJudaism Jewish]], and Hamdo's legions are based partly on African warlords.



* LoveAtFirstSight: Matt's reaction to seeing Sara for the first time when he wakes up from his mini-coma

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* LoveAtFirstSight: Matt's reaction to seeing Sara for the first time when he wakes up from his mini-comamini-coma.
31st Jul '13 1:10:21 PM Slenderphobe
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* HeroicSacrifice: As in the series it's based off of, [[spoiler:Lala-Ru sacrifices herself to save everyone, giving the Earth a second chance for life in the process.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: As in the series it's based off of, [[spoiler:Lala-Ru sacrifices herself to save everyone, giving the Earth a second chance for life in the process.]] Although the [[WordofGod author]] says that she didn't die, since angels can't die, so she merely ascended to Heaven to report back to God on her findings.]] Even so, the trope rings true for the characters involved, who don't know this.



* MagneticHero: Shu, just like in the show, has this as part of his heroic personality. Matt has a lesser form of it, managing to befriend or at the very least having grudging respect from Nabuca and Abelia.



*[[spoiler:OurAngelsAreDifferent]]: Lala-Ru has always been a MysteriousWaif, but through speaking with Matt she mentions that she is actually an [[spoiler:angel sent to judge humanity's worth. She almost decides against them, but thanks to the actions of Matt and Shu, she reconsiders her opinion and "sacrifices" herself to give the world water again, from which it can rebuild itself.]] Because of this explanation of her origins and her renewed convictions, [[WordofGod NKSCF]] says that she doesn't [[spoiler:die at the end, merely going back to Heaven to report back to God.]]



* RealMenLoveJesus: After finally realizing just why he believes in his faith, Matt is definitely this trope.

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* RealMenLoveJesus: After finally realizing just why he believes in his faith, Matt is definitely this trope. Most notably, however, he thought that this was who he was before ''Hellywood'', but after suffering through everything, Matt finally understands what this trope really means.



* ReligionIsRight: At least that's what Matt and Sara believe in. Whether it's right or not is [[WordOfGod left up to the reader.]]

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* ReligionIsRight: At least that's what Matt and Sara believe in. Whether it's right or not is [[WordOfGod left up to the reader.reader, although the author is a devout Christian.]]



* WordOfGod: As is usual for his stories, NKSCF always likes to talk to his reviewers and answer any questions they have. He has said that thanks to his reviewers his story got better along the way, and he has also admitted to falling on some tropes that don't work in real life mostly for RuleOfCool or RuleOfDrama.

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* WordOfGod: As is usual for his stories, NKSCF always likes to talk to his reviewers and answer any questions they have. He has said that thanks to his reviewers his story got better along the way, and he has also admitted to falling on some tropes that don't work in real life mostly for RuleOfCool or RuleOfDrama. He also admitted that the story doesn't [[spoiler:change too much, because he mostly wanted to explore the history behind some of the characters, to give them other motivations than what was seen in the series. He also wanted to help develop the backstory of the world itself, explaining how it got to be so desolate.]]
7th Jun '13 1:19:37 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HannibalLecture: Hamdo delivers many of these during his talks with Matt.
1st Dec '12 12:28:47 AM Specialist290
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Unfortunately, when Shu and Lala-Ru reappear into their lives, ItGetsWorse, leading to a confrontation with ''Hellywood'' that causes them to be captured once more. With the help of their allies, [[spoiler:Matt and Shu manage to break out of their holding cells and save Lala-Ru, who manages to take down ''Hellywood'', giving them the opportunity to survive. Matt and Sara elect to remain behind, while also leaving a log of their journey to their son, and the story ends, concluding that "Life is worth living."]]

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Unfortunately, when Shu and Lala-Ru reappear into their lives, ItGetsWorse, things go FromBadToWorse, leading to a confrontation with ''Hellywood'' that causes them to be captured once more. With the help of their allies, [[spoiler:Matt and Shu manage to break out of their holding cells and save Lala-Ru, who manages to take down ''Hellywood'', giving them the opportunity to survive. Matt and Sara elect to remain behind, while also leaving a log of their journey to their son, and the story ends, concluding that "Life is worth living."]]



* FromBadToWorse: Things start out dark, and get steadily darker. However, thanks to its [[spoiler:HappyEnding, everything works out as it should have.]]



* ItGotWorse: This fan-fic could very well be called ''It Got Worse: The Series''. However, thanks to its [[spoiler:HappyEnding, everything works out as it should have.]]



* MoodWhiplash: Happens tons of times over the course of the fan-fic. One moment everything will be absolutely wonderful, but then the next, well, [[ItGotWorse it gets worse]].

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* MoodWhiplash: Happens tons of times over the course of the fan-fic. One moment everything will be absolutely wonderful, but then the next, well, [[ItGotWorse it gets worse]].things go FromBadToWorse.
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