History Literature / CastlePerilous

16th Nov '16 1:34:45 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Gene gets a great deal of sex, with every one of his [[GirlOfTheWeek Girls of the Week]] and, eventually, with Linda. At least one time, however, is actually important and plot-relevant--his ability to have sex with Alice proves he is no longer under the control of [=InnerVoice=].
28th Oct '16 9:26:57 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Gene, Snowclaw, Trent and Inky, Linda (particularly in the first two books), sometimes Sheila.
10th Sep '16 1:19:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Hinduism}}: Dorcas's education and religious beliefs seem to stem from this, or a fantasy counterpart. (Samra, soul-substance; bramhara, a contemplative and sleeping position; the Internal Eye.)
17th Aug '16 1:16:52 AM Ingonyama
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** AssholeVictim: Viscount Oren. Not only does hardly anyone like him, he is guilty of spousal abuse (verbal and physical); openly flirting and making out with Lady Rowena right in front of her husband the Earl of Belgard; making a pass at Sheila that almost [[RapeAsDrama became more]]; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and betraying various friends for political or financial gain]]. In fact it ends up being revealed that several of the suspects actually did intend to kill him, had gone so far as to prepare a dagger with the proper spells, but were either beaten to it (Trent), had problems with the spells (Belgard), or came to their senses at the last moment (Lady Rilma). [[spoiler:Ironically, though, the motive for his death turns out to have [[RedHerring nothing to do with any of this]], though his murderer is someone who didn't like him.]]

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** AssholeVictim: Viscount Oren. Not only does hardly anyone like him, he is guilty of spousal abuse (verbal and physical); openly flirting and making out with Lady Rowena right in front of her husband the Earl of Belgard; making a pass at Sheila that almost [[RapeAsDrama became more]]; [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and betraying various friends for political or financial gain]]. In fact it ends up being revealed that [[LotsaPeopleTryToDunIt several of the suspects actually did intend to kill him, had gone so far as to prepare a dagger with the proper spells, spells,]] but were either beaten to it (Trent), had problems with the spells (Belgard), or came to their senses at the last moment (Lady Rilma). [[spoiler:Ironically, though, the motive for his death turns out to have [[RedHerring nothing to do with any of this]], though his murderer is someone who didn't like him.]]
9th Aug '16 10:20:44 PM PaulA
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]BreakingTheFourthWall: In ''Castle Spellbound'', when Gene [[DeadpanSnarker quips]] about them once more having to prevent [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The End of the Multiverse as We Know It]], he notes, "Chapter Twenty-one, [[InWhichATropeIsDescribed In Which Our Heroes Once Again Save the Universe]]". Counting the [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Idiosyncratically Named Chapters]] reveals this actually ''does'' occur in Chapter 21. Later they encounter Stephen Brust's [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] and Gene actually asks him, "Are you in this book?"

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]BreakingTheFourthWall: In ''Castle Spellbound'', when Gene [[DeadpanSnarker quips]] about them once more having to prevent [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The End of the Multiverse as We Know It]], he notes, "Chapter Twenty-one, [[InWhichATropeIsDescribed In Which Our Heroes Once Again Save the Universe]]". Counting the [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Idiosyncratically Named Chapters]] reveals this actually ''does'' occur in Chapter 21. Later they encounter Stephen Brust's [[{{Dragaera}} [[{{Literature/Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]] and Gene actually asks him, "Are you in this book?"
31st Mar '16 2:32:30 PM ObsidianFire
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** ''Bride of the Castle'' contains a {{Parody}} of the MysteryArc in which Thaxton, believing he can solve the murders because of his experiences three books previously, valiantly tries to gather facts and formulate theories. Not only do the bodies keep piling up while the numerous suspects, alibis, motives, and lies make it next to impossible to figure out anything, while it all takes place in a microcosm of upper-crust England perfectly mimicking ChristieTime (complete with [[ValuesDissonance class warfare and racism]]), but in the end it all dissolves into utter nonsense with the SummationGathering turning into a convoluted mess of accusations and confessions worthy of ''MurderByDeath'' followed by a literal bloodbath while [[PoliceAreUseless the inspector merely stands around]] and lets it happen to 'sort itself out'. About the only mystery trope it doesn't mock or play with is TheButlerDidIt, although the butler in question actually seems to be quite GenreSavvy to the whole business as being a regular occurrence in this insane Aspect; whether people are just murdered constantly, or if they actually come back to life and play it out again the next day, is unknown.

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** ''Bride of the Castle'' contains a {{Parody}} of the MysteryArc in which Thaxton, believing he can solve the murders because of his experiences three books previously, valiantly tries to gather facts and formulate theories. Not only do the bodies keep piling up while the numerous suspects, alibis, motives, and lies make it next to impossible to figure out anything, while it all takes place in a microcosm of upper-crust England perfectly mimicking ChristieTime (complete with [[ValuesDissonance class warfare and racism]]), but in the end it all dissolves into utter nonsense with the SummationGathering turning into a convoluted mess of accusations and confessions worthy of ''MurderByDeath'' followed by a literal bloodbath while [[PoliceAreUseless the inspector merely stands around]] and lets it happen to 'sort itself out'. About the only mystery trope it doesn't mock or play with is TheButlerDidIt, although the butler in question actually seems to be quite GenreSavvy have caught on to the whole business as being a regular occurrence in this insane Aspect; whether people are just murdered constantly, or if they actually come back to life and play it out again the next day, is unknown.



** The Guests wonder, twice, why it is that despite this the castle has not been invaded before or ever fallen. The conclusions are that because it is a GeniusLoci, it makes sure to open [[GenreSavvy only to unpopulated worlds or ones where civilization has collapsed]] and thus there ''is'' no imminent threat of invading armies; or that only those who are at RockBottom and thus wish to abandon their life and world can ever even ''see'' the portals. This last would seem to be undermined by the Bluefaces and the Hosts of Hell except that the latter, at least, do indeed hate their own world ([[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery and themselves]], [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum and all of creation]]) while the Bluefaces, as aggressive as they are, do seem to at least hate each other as well as what they consider [[TrashTalk lower life forms]]. And, as Dalton points out, the castle [[MindScrew doesn't have hard and fast rules]]. (I.e., wishing to leave one's world, but only for the purpose of conquering another, [[LoopholeAbuse still counts]] in making an Aspect open.)

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** The Guests wonder, twice, why it is that despite this the castle has not been invaded before or ever fallen. The conclusions are that because it is a GeniusLoci, it makes sure to open [[GenreSavvy only to unpopulated worlds or ones where civilization has collapsed]] collapsed and thus there ''is'' no imminent threat of invading armies; or that only those who are at RockBottom and thus wish to abandon their life and world can ever even ''see'' the portals. This last would seem to be undermined by the Bluefaces and the Hosts of Hell except that the latter, at least, do indeed hate their own world ([[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery and themselves]], [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum and all of creation]]) while the Bluefaces, as aggressive as they are, do seem to at least hate each other as well as what they consider [[TrashTalk lower life forms]]. And, as Dalton points out, the castle [[MindScrew doesn't have hard and fast rules]]. (I.e., wishing to leave one's world, but only for the purpose of conquering another, [[LoopholeAbuse still counts]] in making an Aspect open.)
31st Oct '15 5:40:18 PM Ingonyama
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* LiminalTime: once, when Kwip pauses half in and half out of a wall, it comments on his "paradoxical" state.

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* LiminalTime: once, Once, when Kwip pauses half in and half out of a wall, it comments on his "paradoxical" state.
24th Oct '15 3:45:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ConversationalTroping[=/=]GenreSavvy: The Guests indulge in this a lot, whether wondering why it is that only those who are at RockBottom find their way to the castle or why it is the castle [[PlotMagnet hasnít been invaded hundreds of times by now]]. The fact Gene tried to be a fantasy writer once (and Incarnadine [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis moonlights as one]]) makes this even more natural.

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* ConversationalTroping[=/=]GenreSavvy: ConversationalTroping: The Guests indulge in this a lot, whether wondering why it is that only those who are at RockBottom find their way to the castle or why it is the castle [[PlotMagnet hasnít been invaded hundreds of times by now]]. The fact Gene tried to be a fantasy writer once (and Incarnadine [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis moonlights as one]]) makes this even more natural.
17th Jun '15 7:34:22 PM Goldfritha
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* ''The Pirates of Perilous''


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* LiminalTime: once, when Kwip pauses half in and half out of a wall, it comments on his "paradoxical" state.
14th Jun '15 4:23:18 PM nombretomado
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* ActionGirl: Vaya, since she is a warrior queen and, in the two scenes where she gets to fight, she effortlessly kills [[{{Turncoat}} Yerga]] and learns to use the Umoi weapon with surprising skill, taking out a number of Annau's robots. Appropriate, considering [[JohnCarterOfMars her source]].

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* ActionGirl: Vaya, since she is a warrior queen and, in the two scenes where she gets to fight, she effortlessly kills [[{{Turncoat}} Yerga]] and learns to use the Umoi weapon with surprising skill, taking out a number of Annau's robots. Appropriate, considering [[JohnCarterOfMars [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars her source]].



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Vaya making Gene her concubine, complete with DressHitsFloor. This may be due to ValuesDissonance or as a deliberate {{Parody}}[=/=]ShoutOut to ''JohnCarterOfMars'' and other [[TwoFistedTales Pulp Fiction]], but [[AuthorAppeal then again]]...

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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Vaya making Gene her concubine, complete with DressHitsFloor. This may be due to ValuesDissonance or as a deliberate {{Parody}}[=/=]ShoutOut to ''JohnCarterOfMars'' ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' and other [[TwoFistedTales Pulp Fiction]], but [[AuthorAppeal then again]]...



* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: Apparently, Incarnadine does just that, in disguise as John [=DeChancie=], with assistance (maybe) from Osmirik. See LiteraryAgentHypothesis. Gene also [[JohnCarterOfMars rather tongue-in-cheekly]] claims he will do this to relate his adventures with Vaya.

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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: Apparently, Incarnadine does just that, in disguise as John [=DeChancie=], with assistance (maybe) from Osmirik. See LiteraryAgentHypothesis. Gene also [[JohnCarterOfMars [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars rather tongue-in-cheekly]] claims he will do this to relate his adventures with Vaya.



* NubileSavage: Vaya, who is ''also'' a StatuesqueStunner and [[{{Matriarchy}} barbarian queen]]. Possibly an {{Expy}} of [[Literature/{{She}} Ayesha]] or [[JohnCarterOfMars Dejah Thoris]]--Linda even lampshades the latter. Then subverted when she goes to Earth and begins studying at college (although helped along by Incarnadine using magic to teach her English.)

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* NubileSavage: Vaya, who is ''also'' a StatuesqueStunner and [[{{Matriarchy}} barbarian queen]]. Possibly an {{Expy}} of [[Literature/{{She}} Ayesha]] or [[JohnCarterOfMars [[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars Dejah Thoris]]--Linda even lampshades the latter. Then subverted when she goes to Earth and begins studying at college (although helped along by Incarnadine using magic to teach her English.)
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