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13th Apr '16 8:34:49 PM Saber15
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* DoorStopper: Sits at over 1000 pages. Bonus points for the InUniverse Cryptonomicon being a doorstopper which is used as a literal door stop [[Literature/TheBaroqueCycle in another novel]].
6th Apr '16 5:49:38 PM Parakus
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* RunningGag: Despite its harrowing origin, Bobby Shaftoe's obsession with giant, Nip-eating lizards turns into one of these, culminating with a moment where he sees what looks an awful lot like a giant, Nip-eating lizard on the back of [[CrazyAwesome Douglas MacArthur's]] bathrobe.
-->"Was that you screaming, Shaftoe?"
** It turns out to be, on further inspection, some kind of Chinese dragon.
2nd Apr '16 5:12:31 PM GrammarNavi
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* ProperlyParanoid: Both Avi and Douglas MacArthur Shaftoe come across like this. [[spoiler: Of course, it all turn out to be justified when the when it turns out that a ruthless corporate executive and his Filipino mob partners are gunning for the collective heads of Epiphyte(2) corp.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: Both Avi and Douglas MacArthur [=MacArthur=] Shaftoe come across like this. [[spoiler: Of course, it all turn out to be justified when the when it turns out that a ruthless corporate executive and his Filipino mob partners are gunning for the collective heads of Epiphyte(2) corp.]]
31st Mar '16 4:09:24 AM Parakus
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--->"I [Randy] keep bothering him [Douglas] to get Ordo and encrypt his email, but he won't."
--->"That is really unprofessional," Avi grumbles. "He needs to be more paranoid."
--->"He's so paranoid he doesn't even trust Ordo."
--->Avi's scowl eases. "Oh. That's alright then."

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--->"I -->"I [Randy] keep bothering him [Douglas] to get Ordo and encrypt his email, but he won't."
--->"That -->"That is really unprofessional," Avi grumbles. "He needs to be more paranoid."
--->"He's -->"He's so paranoid he doesn't even trust Ordo."
--->Avi's -->Avi's scowl eases. "Oh. That's alright then."
31st Mar '16 4:08:44 AM Parakus
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* ProperlyParanoid: Both Avi and Douglas MacArthur Shaftoe come across like this. [[spoiler: Of course, it all turn out to be justified when the when it turns out that a ruthless corporate executive and his Filipino mob partners are gunning for the collective heads of Epiphyte(2) corp.]]
--->"I [Randy] keep bothering him [Douglas] to get Ordo and encrypt his email, but he won't."
--->"That is really unprofessional," Avi grumbles. "He needs to be more paranoid."
--->"He's so paranoid he doesn't even trust Ordo."
--->Avi's scowl eases. "Oh. That's alright then."
30th Mar '16 6:00:13 PM Parakus
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* CrazyPrepared: When your cast includes hackers, gun enthusiasts, and Vietman veterans ... pretty much everyone.
** Avi insists that Randy use a 4096 bit key to encrypt certain corporate documents. A key that size would take a battery of then-modern supercomputers thousands of years to brute-force.
** Comstock brings a crack team of photographers and stenographers equipped with a wide array of recording equipment and stimulants every time he briefs Waterhouse. He needs them all (see BlahBlahBlah above).
20th Mar '16 7:15:21 AM Parakus
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: While the two of them are in Italy on a Detachment 2702 mission, Bobby Shaftoe asks Enoch Root if he can talk to the locals. He responds in the negative, saying that his Italian and Latin are a bit muddled, and he would probably come across sounding like [[TheBaroqueCycle "a seventeenth century alchemist or something."]]


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** While the two of them are in Italy on a Detachment 2702 mission, Bobby Shaftoe asks Enoch Root if he can talk to the locals. He responds in the negative, saying that his Italian and Latin are a bit muddled, and he would probably come across sounding like [[TheBaroqueCycle "a seventeenth century alchemist or something."]]
3rd Mar '16 12:10:42 PM Parakus
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: While the two of them are in Italy on a Detachment 2702 mission, Bobby Shaftoe asks Enoch Root if he can talk to the locals. He responds in the negative, saying that his Italian and Latin are a bit muddled, and he would probably come across sounding like [[TheBaroqueCycle "a seventeenth century alchemist or something."]]
24th Feb '16 10:24:08 AM nitpickeryandsuch
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17th Feb '16 10:58:19 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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