History Literature / ANightInTheLonesomeOctober

24th Apr '17 3:34:01 PM Xtifr
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14th Apr '17 3:36:37 PM Sharlee
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* HowlOfSorrow: ''"Lost!"''
4th Apr '17 3:20:42 PM Sharlee
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Crazy Jill and Graymalk. Gray hints that they're Openers only because they'd both had such horrible lives that they suspect ''anything'' else - even a world dominated by the Elder Gods - is bound to be an improvement.
4th Apr '17 7:11:27 AM Sharlee
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover depicts a social gathering of all the players that never happened, and implies that Snuff is the Count's partner when he's actually Jack's. The background characters include a HotWitch in an Elvira-esque gown; the actual Crazy Jill is implied to conceal her youthfulness.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover depicts a social gathering of all the players that never happened, and implies that Snuff is the Count's partner when he's actually Jack's. The background characters include a HotWitch in an Elvira-esque gown; the actual Crazy Jill is implied to conceal conceals her youthfulness.youthfulness and wraps her hair with a bandanna.
4th Apr '17 7:02:33 AM Sharlee
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* TheIgor: The Good Doctor has a small, hunched assistant who robs graves for him.
4th Apr '17 7:00:28 AM Sharlee
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** Jack and Snuff have quite a collection of lesser Abominations (the slitherers and Things) confined in various parts of Jack's house.


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* EvilVsEvil: When the Things escape, the Thing In The Wardrobe winds up brawling with the Thing In The Steamer Trunk.
4th Apr '17 6:57:07 AM Sharlee
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** Jack's starlight-gleaming Knife is a manifestation of his curse rather than a Game artifact.


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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Opening Wand. Inverted with the Closing Wand, the purpose of which is to ''protect'' the world; averted with the other Game artifacts, which can empower whichever side holds them.
4th Apr '17 6:44:27 AM Sharlee
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* LanguageFluencyDenial: Questioned by the police, Rastov suddenly (and conveniently) understands a lot less English than he used to.
2nd Apr '17 7:33:37 PM PaulA
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** Pack rats are herbivores, so Bubo's [[spoiler:claim that he hangs around the Good Doctor's place to scavenge the man's gory research waste]] makes no sense.

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** Pack rats are herbivores, so If Bubo's [[spoiler:claim self-description as a "pack rat" is to be taken literally, he's on the wrong continent (pack rats are a North American mammal) and [[spoiler:his claim that he hangs around the Good Doctor's place to scavenge the man's gory research waste]] waste makes no sense.sense (pack rats are herbivores)]].
2nd Apr '17 7:29:39 PM PaulA
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* SelfDefeatingProphecy: Defied. Larry realizes that telling others about things he's anticipating may cause them to change their own actions, so he only reveals what is intuition tells him when he ''intends'' to do that, keeping silent if he'd rather rely upon his intuitive foresight.

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* SelfDefeatingProphecy: Defied. Larry realizes that telling others about things he's anticipating may cause them to change their own actions, so he only reveals what is his intuition tells him when he ''intends'' to do that, keeping silent if he'd rather rely upon his intuitive foresight.



* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: An ordinary bat like Needle would be hard put to finish three grapes, let along a plum, without his stomach exploding. [[spoiler: Pack rats are herbivores, so Bubo's claim that he hangs around the Good Doctor's place to scavenge the man's gory research waste makes no sense.]]

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* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying:
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An ordinary bat like Needle would be hard put to finish three grapes, let along a plum, without his stomach exploding. [[spoiler: exploding.
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Pack rats are herbivores, so Bubo's claim [[spoiler:claim that he hangs around the Good Doctor's place to scavenge the man's gory research waste waste]] makes no sense.]]
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