History Literature / DianaTregarde

19th Mar '16 5:10:49 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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* CrazyPrepared: Despite her increasing recklessness during ''Jinx High'', [[spoiler: Fay Harper]] the villian, is this. [[spoiler: continual GrandTheftMe or not, it's the only reason she's lived this long.]]



* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Fay Harper]] has been pulling this since before the American Revolution.

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* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: Fay Harper]] has been pulling this since before the American Revolution. [[spoiler: What makes it even more horrible is that she can only do it to ''her own child''. Fay's been an almost literal Black Widow for centuries; marrying for wealth and breeding stock, killing her husband, then effectively killing her children - or in the real Fay's case, keeping her locked up in an asylum, just in case.]]
19th Mar '16 5:07:14 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** Jinx High was written in the early nineties. Maybe the law was different, then? Or maybe Fay was complaining about the social constraints rather than the legal ones - [[spoiler: she definitely didn't want anyone thinking of the rich, 'orphaned' homeschooled girl being so weird they came to check on her on a regular basis. Going to high school may be boring, but as long as she keeps up the facade it's probably by far the safest option (not to mention all the Power she could skim off the seething hormonal dramas of hundreds of teens penned up together for 30-odd hours every week)]]. ...Or maybe Lackey just ignored that fact because she needed Fay in high school in order to cross paths with Diana.

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** Jinx High ''Jinx High'' was written in the early nineties. Maybe the law was different, then? Or maybe Fay was complaining about the social constraints rather than the legal ones - [[spoiler: she definitely didn't want anyone thinking of the rich, 'orphaned' homeschooled girl being so weird they came to check on her on a regular basis. Going to high school may be boring, but as long as she keeps up the facade it's probably by far the safest option (not to mention all the Power she could skim off the seething hormonal dramas of hundreds of teens penned up together for 30-odd hours every week)]]. ...Or maybe Lackey just ignored that fact because she needed Fay in high school in order to cross paths with Diana.



* TheCameo: in 'Jinx High', Tannim from the SERRAted Edge series shows up as a student at Jenks High School. He has the nerve to get Diana on the dance floor - and in 'Chrome Circle' he refers to witnessing Diana and [[spoiler: Faye's]] knock-down magical fight in the school parking lot. It was the trigger for Tannim getting 'serious about magic... or else it was going to have me for lunch.'

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* TheCameo: in 'Jinx High', ''Jinx High'', Tannim from the SERRAted Edge ''SERRAted Edge'' series shows up as a student at Jenks High School. He has the nerve to get Diana on the dance floor - and in 'Chrome Circle' ''Chrome Circle'' he refers to witnessing Diana and [[spoiler: Faye's]] knock-down magical fight in the school parking lot. It was the trigger for Tannim getting 'serious about magic... or else it was going to have me for lunch.'
19th Mar '16 5:05:11 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** Jinx High was written in the early nineties. Maybe the law was different, then? Or maybe Fay was complaining about the social constraints rather than the legal ones - she definitely didn't want anyone thinking of the rich, 'orphaned' homeschooled girl being so weird they came to check on her on a regular basis. Going to high school may be boring, but as long as she keeps up the facade it's probably by far the safest option (not to mention all the Power she could skim off the seething hormonal dramas of hundreds of teens penned up together for 30-odd hours every week). ...Or maybe Lackey just ignored that fact because she needed Fay in high school in order to cross paths with Diana.

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** Jinx High was written in the early nineties. Maybe the law was different, then? Or maybe Fay was complaining about the social constraints rather than the legal ones - [[spoiler: she definitely didn't want anyone thinking of the rich, 'orphaned' homeschooled girl being so weird they came to check on her on a regular basis. Going to high school may be boring, but as long as she keeps up the facade it's probably by far the safest option (not to mention all the Power she could skim off the seething hormonal dramas of hundreds of teens penned up together for 30-odd hours every week).week)]]. ...Or maybe Lackey just ignored that fact because she needed Fay in high school in order to cross paths with Diana.
19th Mar '16 5:03:41 AM VanessaTaleweaver
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** Jinx High was written in the early nineties. Maybe the law was different, then? Or maybe Fay was complaining about the social constraints rather than the legal ones - she definitely didn't want anyone thinking of the rich, 'orphaned' homeschooled girl being so weird they came to check on her on a regular basis. Going to high school may be boring, but as long as she keeps up the facade it's probably by far the safest option (not to mention all the Power she could skim off the seething hormonal dramas of hundreds of teens penned up together for 30-odd hours every week). ...Or maybe Lackey just ignored that fact because she needed Fay in high school in order to cross paths with Diana.


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* TheCameo: in 'Jinx High', Tannim from the SERRAted Edge series shows up as a student at Jenks High School. He has the nerve to get Diana on the dance floor - and in 'Chrome Circle' he refers to witnessing Diana and [[spoiler: Faye's]] knock-down magical fight in the school parking lot. It was the trigger for Tannim getting 'serious about magic... or else it was going to have me for lunch.'
19th Jul '15 12:09:19 AM Rabukurafuto
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: An in-universe example in ''Jinx High'': the spring dance at the high school starts off with a Maypole dance, and Diana recognizes the specific form of the dance as the Sex Magick variant instead of the "standard" fertility rite (which would be bad enough in the [[TheFundamentalist Bible Belt]]). [[note]]Yes, I know Maypole=fertility rite is questioned in RealLife, but within the novel it's established fact.[[/note]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: An in-universe example in ''Jinx High'': the spring dance at the high school starts off with a Maypole dance, and Diana recognizes the specific form of the dance as the Sex Magick variant instead of the "standard" fertility rite (which would be bad enough in the [[TheFundamentalist Bible Belt]]). [[note]]Yes, I know [[note]]The Maypole=fertility rite is questioned in RealLife, but within the novel it's established fact.[[/note]]
16th Apr '15 10:30:46 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Conventional undead vampires like Andre [=LeBrel=], who follow a lot (though by no means all) of the traditional folklore. In particular, they're vulnerable to sunlight and wood (thus the whole bit about stakes).
** {{Emotion Eater}}s like Master Jeffries, who can turn normal humans like Dave and his bandmates into more of his kind by an unclear process involving dubious red pills. Not everyone is capable of making the transition, however - Jack, the drummer, only gets a temporary high, and around eight other people die from whatever it is Jeffries gave them.

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** Conventional undead vampires like Andre [=LeBrel=], who follow a lot (though by no means all) of the traditional folklore. In particular, they're vulnerable to sunlight and wood (thus the whole bit about stakes).
stakes) but not garlic, can cross running water with no difficulty (Andre suggests the superstition about this came from the tendency of vampires to be territorial and streams and rivers making excellent natural boundary markers), and do not sleep in coffins but do need to have a small amount of the dirt from their grave site with them when they rest (Andre keeps his safely stored inside a metal armband, ensuring that nobody will be able to separate him from it without taking off his hand).
** {{Emotion Eater}}s like Master Jeffries, who can turn normal humans like Dave and his bandmates into more of his kind by an unclear process involving dubious red pills. Not everyone is capable of making the transition, however - Jack, the drummer, only gets a temporary high, and around eight other people die from whatever it is Jeffries gave them. They start off feeding on positive emotions, but being fed the pain and terror of a human being's death alters their metabolism such that afterward they can only take sustenance from negative emotions.
27th Mar '15 9:26:41 AM JoieDeCombat
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** Subverted in that while Mark's a cop (outside his jurisdiction, but still a cop), it's not like anything will be going before a judge the group just wants to sabotage any spells the owner has prepared and drain off the owner's stored {{Mana}}. And the owner can't call the cops about the break-in either, without causing serious issues for [[spoiler:herself]].

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** Subverted Justified in that while Mark's a cop (outside his jurisdiction, but still a cop), it's not like anything will be going before a judge the group just wants to sabotage any spells the owner has prepared and drain off the owner's stored {{Mana}}. And the owner can't call the cops about the break-in either, without causing serious issues for [[spoiler:herself]].
27th Mar '15 9:17:14 AM Antigone3
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* NoWarrantNoProblem: In ''Jinx High'', when Diana, Larry, and Mark find [[spoiler:Fay Harper's]] ritual space, Mark picks the lock on both the gate across the road and the building itself.
--> '''Mark:''' Boy, I'll tell you, it's amazing how careless people are, leaving their gates unlocked like that.
** Subverted in that while Mark's a cop (outside his jurisdiction, but still a cop), it's not like anything will be going before a judge the group just wants to sabotage any spells the owner has prepared and drain off the owner's stored {{Mana}}. And the owner can't call the cops about the break-in either, without causing serious issues for [[spoiler:herself]].
27th Mar '15 9:02:06 AM Antigone3
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* EatingOptional: Andre only gains nourishment from blood, but can drink and enjoy other liquids. The psivamps from ''Children of the Night" become this as well.

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* EatingOptional: Andre only gains nourishment from blood, but can drink and enjoy other liquids. The psivamps from ''Children of the Night" Night'' become this as well.
27th Mar '15 9:01:26 AM Antigone3
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* EatingOptional: Andre only gains nourishment from blood, but can drink and enjoy other liquids. The psivamps from ''Children of the Night" become this as well.
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