History Literature / BimbosOfTheDeathSun

2nd May '16 3:06:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* WhiteKnighting: In a way, the murder in ''Bimbos'' can be seen as an extreme example of this: [[spoiler:Clifford Morgan broke into Dungannon's hotel room to sneak a peek at the upcoming Runewind book, only to discover a chapter where Runewind is killed in a gross and humiliating fashion. He deletes the chapter, then returns later to kill Dungannon in order to "save" Runewind by preventing the author from re-writing the chapter in question.]]
9th Apr '16 12:19:07 AM LinTaylor
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** Additionally, Marion spends a good portion of the book dressed as [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]].
9th Apr '16 12:15:11 AM LinTaylor
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* MistakenForJunkie: When Dungannon first arrives at the con he demands "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smarties Smarties]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkie_(chocolate_bar) Yorkies]]", which makes one of the con's staff worry that these are slang names for drugs. His Canadian fellow staffer explains that they're British candy.


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* {{Muggles}}: During ''Bimbos'', we occasionally get the perspective of Donnie McRory, a Scottish folksinger who just happens to be staying at the same hotel as the convention. He mostly stays out of it, though he ends up getting roped into playing Scotty at the ''Series/StarTrek'' wedding and joins in on the [[FilkSong filk singing]] at one point.
24th Jan '16 9:26:53 AM Sharlee
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* TheBabyTrap: Brenda contemplates making use of this trope on a guy she met at the con.
* BackFromTheDead: Pat Malone in ''Zombies'', until he reveals the real reason (see FakingTheDead, below).



* BackFromTheDead: Pat Malone in ''Zombies'', until he reveals the real reason (see FakingTheDead, below).
6th Apr '15 10:10:35 AM nombretomado
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* {{Cosplay}}: ''Bimbos'' has a costume contest; other than Clifford Morgan incurring Dungannon's wrath by appearing in Runewind costume, we get [[{{Irony}} a Klingon with stage fright]] and a young girl in a really nice [[DragonridersOfPern Dragonrider]] costume, with a handmade plush dragon. But since Dungannon is judging, the prize goes to a Goodwill [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Galadriel]] with [[BuxomIsBetter huge breasts]][[note]]Which causes an angry Marion to promise to buy one of the Dragonrider's plushes ''and'' throw in the value of the contest prize on top of the asking price[[/note]].

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* {{Cosplay}}: ''Bimbos'' has a costume contest; other than Clifford Morgan incurring Dungannon's wrath by appearing in Runewind costume, we get [[{{Irony}} a Klingon with stage fright]] and a young girl in a really nice [[DragonridersOfPern [[Literature/DragonridersOfPern Dragonrider]] costume, with a handmade plush dragon. But since Dungannon is judging, the prize goes to a Goodwill [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Galadriel]] with [[BuxomIsBetter huge breasts]][[note]]Which causes an angry Marion to promise to buy one of the Dragonrider's plushes ''and'' throw in the value of the contest prize on top of the asking price[[/note]].
5th Dec '14 5:29:56 AM Menshevik
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*** [=McCrumb=] also wrote in the forward to a later edition of ''Bimbos'' that she could tell which writers were on the outs with fandom based on who fans thought Dungannon was supposed to be.

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*** [=McCrumb=] also wrote in the forward foreword to a later edition of ''Bimbos'' that she could tell which writers were on the outs with fandom based on who fans thought Dungannon was supposed to be.



* OldShame: [[invoked]] Jay views his novel this way due to the treatment it got from the publishers (not to mention the backlash he imagines would come if word got out that he was the author). In ''Zombies'', Malone threatens to reveal the skeletons in the Lanthanides' closets unless they buy his silence, which leads to the entire group being suspects in Malone's murder. To a lesser extent, Erik Giles shows some embarassment at his own past as a Lanthanide.

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* OldShame: [[invoked]] Jay views his novel this way very much like one due to the treatment it got from the publishers (not to mention the backlash he imagines would come if word got out that he was the author). Subverted in that the shame is not old: Jay's appearance at the convention is meant to promote the book's first edition.
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In ''Zombies'', Malone threatens to reveal the skeletons in the Lanthanides' closets unless they buy his silence, which leads to the entire group being suspects in Malone's murder. To a lesser extent, Erik Giles shows some embarassment at his own past as a Lanthanide.
1st Aug '14 11:48:53 PM WillBGood
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* DeletedScene: In ''Bimbos'', [[spoiler:Dungannon's publisher reveals that at the end of each book, he would write a chapter or two where Tratyn Runewind is killed and/or humiliated, in order to vent his frustrations about being chained to the series; these chapters would always be removed before the book saw print. However, a psycho fan broke into Dungannon's room and found the chapter without realizing the context, which lead to the murder.]]
1st Aug '14 11:47:13 PM WillBGood
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* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: When the killer is exposed in ''Bimbos'', [[spoiler:he]] attempts to kill Jay, only to end up [[spoiler:accidentally electrocuting himself by stabbing a monitor with a sword]]. In ''Zombies'', [[spoiler: "Erik" takes a lethal combination of alcohol and medicine when TheSummation makes it obvious that Jay and Marion are onto him, only revealing the fact after his MotiveRant]].

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* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: When the killer is exposed in ''Bimbos'', [[spoiler:he]] they attempts to kill Jay, only to end up [[spoiler:accidentally electrocuting himself by stabbing a monitor with a sword]]. In ''Zombies'', [[spoiler: "Erik" takes a lethal combination of alcohol and medicine when TheSummation makes it obvious that Jay and Marion are onto him, only revealing the fact after his MotiveRant]].
31st Jul '14 12:19:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: In ''Zombies'', Professor Erik Giles is actually Peter Deddingfield and vice versa; the two switched names decades ago because each had something the other wanted. "Giles"/Deddingfield ended up murdering Malone because he feared that the ruse would be revealed and he would be discredited.]]

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* [[spoiler:BecomingTheMask: BecomingTheMask: In ''Zombies'', [[spoiler: Professor Erik Giles is actually Peter Deddingfield and vice versa; the two switched names decades ago because each had something the other wanted. "Giles"/Deddingfield ended up murdering Malone because he feared that the ruse would be revealed and he would be discredited.]]



* BigNameFan:[[invoked]] Monk Malone in the first book. Con co-founder Diefenbaker actually describes him thus when Jay asks what he did to earn such adulation.
-->''"He's a fan. And he's very good at it."''



* CreatorBacklash: [[spoiler:Dungannon writes every Runewind novel with an "extra" chapter in which the hero is killed or humiliated (usually both), which his editors remove before publishing; the murder occurred because a crazy fan broke into his room, read the chapter, and acted to "save" the fictional hero from an ignoble death.]]

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* CreatorBacklash: [[spoiler:Dungannon [[invoked]] Dungannon writes every Runewind novel with [[spoiler: an "extra" chapter in which the hero is killed or humiliated (usually both), which his editors remove before publishing; the murder occurred because a crazy fan broke into his room, read the chapter, and acted to "save" the fictional hero from an ignoble death.]]



* IAmNotSpock: Appin Dungannon '''really''' doesn't like being associated with the Tratyn Runewind series; he'd much rather become a more serious fantasy author, but is firmly ensconced in the ScifiGhetto, and he certainly doesn't help his case by cranking out more Runewind novels to pay the bills.

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* IAmNotSpock: [[invoked]] Appin Dungannon '''really''' doesn't like being associated with the Tratyn Runewind series; he'd much rather become a more serious fantasy author, but is firmly ensconced in the ScifiGhetto, and he certainly doesn't help his case by cranking out more Runewind novels to pay the bills.



* MoneyDearBoy: Appin Dungannon's reason for still writing Runewind novels long after he got sick of the character.

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* MoneyDearBoy: [[invoked]] Appin Dungannon's reason for still writing Runewind novels long after he got sick of the character.



* OldShame: Jay views his novel this way due to the treatment it got from the publishers (not to mention the backlash he imagines would come if word got out that he was the author). In ''Zombies'', Malone threatens to reveal the skeletons in the Lanthanides' closets unless they buy his silence, which leads to the entire group being suspects in Malone's murder. To a lesser extent, Erik Giles shows some embarassment at his own past as a Lanthanide.

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* OldShame: [[invoked]] Jay views his novel this way due to the treatment it got from the publishers (not to mention the backlash he imagines would come if word got out that he was the author). In ''Zombies'', Malone threatens to reveal the skeletons in the Lanthanides' closets unless they buy his silence, which leads to the entire group being suspects in Malone's murder. To a lesser extent, Erik Giles shows some embarassment at his own past as a Lanthanide.
25th Mar '14 2:21:16 AM LinTaylor
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* CloudCuckoolander: Uber-fan Clifford Morgan is only really happy when he's at conventions, cosplaying Tratyn Runewind and making use of his encyclopedic knowledge of the series. [=McCrumb=]'s narration points out that when he's working his day job, customers sometimes catch him muttering under his breath in the style of speech used by the novels.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Uber-fan Clifford Morgan is only really happy when he's at conventions, cosplaying Tratyn Runewind and making use of his encyclopedic knowledge of the series. [=McCrumb=]'s narration points out that when he's working his day job, customers sometimes catch him muttering under his breath in the style of speech used by the novels.novels and assume he's an unassimilated immigrant.
* CollectiveIdentity: [[spoiler:''Bimbos'' has BigNameFan Chip Livingstone, eventually revealed to be a PenName shared by six or seven people (including a couple of the con's organizers). When the police detective says that Livingstone is the prime suspect in Dungannon's murder, the men behind the name publicly drop the masquerade because they don't want to hinder the investigation.]]
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