History Literature / BurgessBedtimeStories

26th Nov '16 8:03:36 PM albertonykus
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The characters were much more anthropomorphized in Burgess's earliest stories, wearing clothes, using human-like gestures, and taking on less of their species' repertoire of natural behaviors. Predators were also often described as bullies rather than actual predators. There were also more scientific inaccuracies in the early stories, such as owls being described as finding it hard to see during the day and female spotted sandpipers taking care of the eggs. Perhaps to make up for this, Burgess often emphasized otherwise where relevant in his later works.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The characters were much more anthropomorphized in Burgess's earliest stories, wearing clothes, using human-like gestures, and taking on less of their species' repertoire of natural behaviors. Predators In addition, predators were also often described as bullies rather than actual predators. There were also more scientific inaccuracies in the early stories, such as owls being described as finding it hard to see during the day and female spotted sandpipers taking care of the eggs. Perhaps to make up for this, Burgess often emphasized otherwise where relevant in his later works.
26th Nov '16 8:02:56 PM albertonykus
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* InformedSpecies: Not in the stories themselves, but many of the illustrations depict certain characters as being more generic-looking than they should be. Prickly Porky in particular got quite a bit of this, with some illustrations making him look more like an Old World porcupine or even a hedgehog. Boomer the Nighthawk was also often drawn as an actual hawk, despite the text almost always stressing that he was not one.


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* UnreliableIllustrator: Many of the illustrations depict certain characters as being more generic-looking than they should be, despite being described as specific species. Prickly Porky in particular got quite a bit of this, with some illustrations making him look more like an Old World porcupine or even a hedgehog. Boomer the Nighthawk was also often drawn as an actual hawk, despite the text almost always stressing that he was not one. There is also the fact that the illustrations tended to depict the characters as HalfDressedCartoonAnimals walking bipedally, even though the stories generally implied that they look and behave more similarly to their real-world counterparts.
11th Aug '16 8:25:23 AM albertonykus
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* PredationIsNatural: Predation is typically acknowledged as being necessary for survival, but killing for sport or in excess is portrayed negatively.
29th Feb '16 2:51:21 PM Prfnoff
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* NuttySquirrel: Happy Jack Squirrel and Chatterer the Red Squirrel. There are other squirrel characters too, though their personalities are less hyper and "nutty".
29th Feb '16 2:51:21 PM Prfnoff
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23rd Oct '15 4:17:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* EyesNeverLie: Comes up more than once when the true intentions and desires of a character are exposed by someone GenreSavvy looking into their eyes.

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* EyesNeverLie: Comes up more than once when the true intentions and desires of a character are exposed by someone GenreSavvy looking into their eyes.
4th Aug '15 1:36:12 PM shimaspawn
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* FrogsAndToads: Several notable characters, including Grandfather Frog, Old Mr. Toad, Stickytoes the Tree Toad and Peeper the Hyla.
23rd Jul '15 2:07:06 AM albertonykus
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* EyesNeverLie: Comes up more than once when the true intentions and desires of a character are exposed by someone GenreSavvy looking into their eyes.
1st Jun '15 10:26:03 PM PaulA
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* ShoutOut: Peter Rabbit's name is an intentional nod to {{Beatrix Potter}}'s character.

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* ShoutOut: Peter Rabbit's name is an intentional nod to {{Beatrix Potter}}'s character.''Literature/TheTaleOfPeterRabbit''.
25th Aug '14 7:13:16 PM albertonykus
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* BearsAreBadNews: Buster Bear has both avert this and played it straight depending on the circumstances.

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* BearsAreBadNews: Buster Bear has both avert averted this and played it straight depending on the circumstances.



* CowardlyLion Lightfoot the Deer is often thought of as timid but is a highly respectable fighter when forced.

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* CowardlyLion CowardlyLion: Lightfoot the Deer is often thought of as timid but is a highly respectable fighter when forced.
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