History Literature / DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency

30th May '17 3:36:30 AM Cindylover1969
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* BerserkButton: Michael Wenton-Weekes is described as "one of those dangerous people who are soft, squidgy and cowlike provided they have whatthey want." [[spoiler: When the magazine he edited is taken away from him and given a successful ReTool, he surprises himself by punching a fist through a window. And later, he kills the new editor in revenge[[note]]it takes place offstage, but as Richard points out, Michael is the only person with a motive for murdering the guy[[/note]] which allows the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot extraterrestrial ghost]] to take control of his body and use him in his plot...]]

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* BerserkButton: Michael Wenton-Weekes is described as "one of those dangerous people who are soft, squidgy and cowlike provided they have whatthey what they want." [[spoiler: When the magazine he edited is taken away from him and given a successful ReTool, he surprises himself by punching a fist through a window. And later, he kills the new editor in revenge[[note]]it takes place offstage, but as Richard points out, Michael is the only person with a motive for murdering the guy[[/note]] which allows the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot extraterrestrial ghost]] to take control of his body and use him in his plot...]]
30th May '17 3:35:48 AM Cindylover1969
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* BerserkButton: Michael Wenton-Weekes is described as "one of those dangerous people who are soft, squidgy and cowlike provided they have whatthey want." [[spoiler: When the magazine he edited is taken away from him and given a successful ReTool, he surprises himself by punching a fist through a window. And later, he kills the new editor in revenge[[note]]it takes place offstage, but as Richard points out, Michael is the only person with a motive for murdering the guy[[/note]] which allows the [NinjaPirateZombieRobot extraterrestrial ghost]] to take control of his body and use him in his plot...]]

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* BerserkButton: Michael Wenton-Weekes is described as "one of those dangerous people who are soft, squidgy and cowlike provided they have whatthey want." [[spoiler: When the magazine he edited is taken away from him and given a successful ReTool, he surprises himself by punching a fist through a window. And later, he kills the new editor in revenge[[note]]it takes place offstage, but as Richard points out, Michael is the only person with a motive for murdering the guy[[/note]] which allows the [NinjaPirateZombieRobot [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot extraterrestrial ghost]] to take control of his body and use him in his plot...]]
30th May '17 3:32:36 AM Cindylover1969
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* BerserkButton: Michael Wenton-Weekes is described as "one of those dangerous people who are soft, squidgy and cowlike provided they have whatthey want." [[spoiler: When the magazine he edited is taken away from him and given a successful ReTool, he surprises himself by punching a fist through a window. And later, he kills the new editor in revenge[[note]]it takes place offstage, but as Richard points out, Michael is the only person with a motive for murdering the guy[[/note]] which allows the [NinjaPirateZombieRobot extraterrestrial ghost]] to take control of his body and use him in his plot...]]
5th Feb '17 8:07:28 PM TheUnknownUploader
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14th Jan '17 11:45:25 AM LBHills
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--> '''Child Selected At Random:''' [[spoiler: It's obvious, 'e must 'ave a time machine.]]
10th Aug '16 11:56:09 PM CassandraLeo
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* ViewersAreGeniuses

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* ViewersAreGeniusesViewersAreGeniuses: Unless you are quite familiar with the works of [[spoiler:Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge ("Literature/KublaKhan" and the story of the "Person from Porlock" in particular)]], you will not understand the ending ''at all''. To make perfect sense, the novel also requires you to remember minor details from early in the book that eventually become major plot points (as mentioned above under ChekhovsArmoury), and several clues are left to the reader to connect themselves.
7th Jun '16 12:25:14 PM SirSapphire
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* CaptainErsatz: Because of the first book's RecycledScript from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada "Shada"]], an abandoned ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode, [[spoiler:Reg is essentially a retired Time Lord with an unusual TARDIS]].

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* CaptainErsatz: Because of the first book's RecycledScript from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada "Shada"]], an abandoned ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode, [[spoiler:Reg is essentially a retired Time Lord with an unusual TARDIS]]. Richard and Susan are little more than re-named versions of Chris and Claire, respectively.
15th May '16 11:03:40 PM Tsunoba
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Gordon Way and [=WayForward=] Technologies are thinly-disguised spoofs of Creator/SirCliveSinclair and Sinclair Research respectively.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Gordon Way and [=WayForward=] Technologies are thinly-disguised spoofs of Creator/SirCliveSinclair Sir Clive Sinclair and Sinclair Research respectively.



* OurTimeMachinesAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Reg's time machine is his entire office. The controls are an abacus, and the whole thing stops working after he hired someone to fix the phone.]]

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* OurTimeMachinesAreDifferent: OurTimeMachineIsDifferent: [[spoiler:Reg's time machine is his entire office. The controls are an abacus, and the whole thing stops working after he hired someone to fix the phone.]]
1st Aug '15 11:53:38 PM Ayasugi
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* GhostlyGoals: [[spoiler:Gordon is able to move on after finishing his phone call to Susan the secretary that he was killed in the middle of.]]

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* GhostlyGoals: [[spoiler:Gordon is able to move on after finishing his phone call to his sister Susan the secretary that he was killed in the middle of.]]
12th Jul '15 8:27:43 PM PaulA
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* NotSoPhonyPsychic: When he was in university, Dirk [[PhonyPsychic posed as a psychic]], was uncannily right, and got arrested for it. He now spends a lot of time insisting to people who were there that he's ''not'' psychic. Usually they don't believe him and his reputation often precedes him.
** Played with, as Dirk built his reputation for being a psychic at university by repeatedly and publicly insisting he ''was not'', in any way, shape, or form, a psychic. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Which nobody had ever actually suspected him of being until he started denying it]].

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* NotSoPhonyPsychic: When he was in university, Dirk [[PhonyPsychic posed as a psychic]], was uncannily right, and got arrested for it. He now spends a lot of time insisting to people who were there that he's ''not'' psychic. Usually they don't believe him and his reputation often precedes him.
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him. Played with, as Dirk built his reputation for being a psychic at university by repeatedly and publicly insisting he ''was not'', in any way, shape, or form, a psychic. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Which nobody had ever actually suspected him of being until he started denying it]].



* OnlySaneMan: Richard [=Macduff=]. Richard is the only one who finds a horse randomly appearing in Reg's bathroom a bit peculiar. He's also the only one who notices that the way his sofa is stuck in his staircase is geometrically impossible.
** He fails to notice that Reg's magic trick is impossible though, preferring to assume there's a more mundane explanation.

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* OnlySaneMan: Richard [=Macduff=]. Richard is the only one who finds a horse randomly appearing in Reg's bathroom a bit peculiar. He's also the only one who notices that the way his sofa is stuck in his staircase is geometrically impossible.
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impossible. He fails to notice that Reg's magic trick is impossible though, preferring to assume there's a more mundane explanation.
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