History Film / Shelter

19th Feb '16 10:09:57 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Jan '16 4:13:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: SecondActBreakup]]

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* [[spoiler: SecondActBreakup]]SecondActBreakup
14th Nov '15 10:30:41 PM psionycx
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* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Zach eventually gets to this point with Jeanne at the end, no longer allowing her to use Cody as tool to manipulate him into doing what she wants.
* DisappearedDad: Cody's biological father is mentioned, but never seen. It is implied that he simply left Jeanne when she had Cody.
* ExtremeDoormat: Zach to Jeanne. She verbally blasts him over his relationship with Shaun, trying to guilt trip him into breaking it off because she doesn't think it's what's best for Cody. She also insists that Zach shape his whole life around caring for Cody. Of course, even as she is doing this she is making plans to move away with her own boyfriend and leave Cody behind. It is stated repeatedly that Zach's mother was much the same way, and that caring for her useless addict husband led to her death.



* InsistentTerminology: Larry is Shaun's step-dad not his dad.

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* InsistentTerminology: Larry is Shaun's step-dad not his dad. Gabe also refers to him as Larry, rather than as his father.


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* MissingMom: Zach and Jeanne's mother. Everyone speaks of her in the past tense, implying that she is dead. It is also more or less stated that she burned out taking care of her addicted husband and her children.


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* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Jeanne takes it for granted that Zach will take care of Cody and their father while she pursues her own goals. Tori has to explicitly point out to Zach that Cody is really Jeanne's responsibility, not his, and that she has no business dictating terms about how Zach lives his life.
10th Nov '15 8:47:43 AM psionycx
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* HiddenDepths: Gabe seems like a shallow SurferDude, but he is actually very goodhearted. In addition to his childhood friendship with Zach, who is dirt poor in contrast to Gabe's rich family, he is also very supportive when he learns that Zach is gay. In fact, he's openly hurt that Zach never confided in him.




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* WrongSideOfTheTracks: The contrast between the working class area where Zach's family lives and the wealthy beachfront community where Shaun and Gabe's family live. When visiting the latter, Cody even innocently asks Zach if they're still in California.
10th Nov '15 8:34:36 AM psionycx
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* AddledAddict: Zach and Jeanne's father, who suffered a back injury at work and subsequently became addicted to painkillers. He is usually barely conscious and even Jeanne recognizes that he can't watch Cody for her, which is why she relies on Zach so much.



* IncompatibleOrientation: The implied reason why Zach and Tori's relationship was so complicate. He however states that he truly liked her and that she was the only reason he wished he wasn't. [[spoiler:She knew.]]

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* IncompatibleOrientation: The implied reason why Zach and Tori's relationship was so complicate.complicated. He however states that he truly liked her and that she was the only reason he wished he wasn't. [[spoiler:She knew.]]


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* ItsAllAboutMe: Jeanne likes to be able to drink, party and sleep around, and often neglects Cody in order to do so. But she expects Zach to always be available to take care of her son, and gets angry when she doesn't know where he is and can't get in touch with him. She also opposes him going to art school because she worries it would make him less available. Her grudging acceptance of Zach's relationship with Shaun is mostly because she has no other choice, as she cannot bring Cody with her when she moves away with her boyfriend.
* MoralMyopia: Jeanne is promiscuous, and doesn't hesitate to bring men home and get it on with them all over the house. But she is opposed to Zach even hanging around with Shaun, as she doesn't want Cody exposed to homosexuality.


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* ParentalAbandonment: Jeanne ultimately leaves to move to Oregon with her boyfriend, who doesn't like kids.
28th Oct '15 12:14:17 AM FaxModem1
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* SurferDude: Zach, Shaun and Gabe all qualify. Though there is more focus on the artistic and diligent sides of Zach and Shaun, as well as their romance with each other. Gabe is a straight example, though, as he provides the image for the page.

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* SurferDude: Zach, Shaun and Gabe all qualify. Though there is more focus on the artistic and diligent sides of Zach and Shaun, as well as their romance with each other. Gabe is a straight [[IncrediblyLamePun straight]] example, though, as he provides the image for the page.
28th Oct '15 12:06:06 AM FaxModem1
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* SurferDude: Zach, Shaun and Gabe all qualify. Though there is more focus on the artistic and diligent sides of Zach and Shaun, as well as their romance with each other. Gabe is a straight example, though, as he provides the image for the page.
8th Jan '15 11:34:11 AM ntswm2
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* InsistentTerminology: Larry is Shaun's step-dad not his dad.
28th Sep '13 1:09:37 PM Silverblade2
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* PapaWolf: Zach [[BerserkButton doesn't take it well]] when Jeanne's boyfriend yells at Cody.



27th Sep '13 4:59:21 AM Silverblade2
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* IncompatibleOrientation: The implied reason why Zach and Tori's relationship was so complicate. He however states that he truly liked her and that she was the only reason he wish he wasn't. [[spoiler:She knew.]]

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* IncompatibleOrientation: The implied reason why Zach and Tori's relationship was so complicate. He however states that he truly liked her and that she was the only reason he wish wished he wasn't. [[spoiler:She knew.]]
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