History Literature / DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency

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.
9th Jul '15 9:15:48 AM Elan
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** He fails to notice that Reg's magic trick is impossible though, preferring to assume there's a more mundane explanation.
24th Jun '15 9:15:23 PM PaulA
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* LethallyStupid: * The Electric Monk killed someone [[spoiler: named Gordon Way]] after [[LiteralMinded misinterpreting a porter telling him to "shoot off".]]
* LiteralMinded: See above.

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* LethallyStupid: * LiteralMinded: The Electric Monk killed someone [[spoiler: named [[spoiler:named Gordon Way]] after [[LiteralMinded misinterpreting a porter telling him to "shoot off".]]
* LiteralMinded: See above.
24th Jun '15 4:07:42 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* ClusterFBomb: Dirk encounters a little boy with a swearword-to-sentence ratio approaching 1:1.

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* ClusterFBomb: Dirk encounters and Richard both encounter a little boy with a swearword-to-sentence ratio approaching 1:1.



* ETGaveUsWifi: [[spoiler:The works of Johann Sebastian Bach are the sounds made by the computers on an alien flying saucer.]]

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* ETGaveUsWifi: [[spoiler:The works of Johann Sebastian Bach are the sounds made by the computers on an alien flying saucer. Oh, and the long-lost second half of Kubla Khan was written while Samuel Taylor Coleridge was possessed by the ghost of an alien from said flying saucer, and was designed to subtly convince the reader to give themselves up to possession by said ghost.]]



* GagNose: The dean of St. Cedd's College has an enormous nose. Richard is the first person who ever talked to him in years because everyone else was afraid of laughing right in his face.

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* GagNose: The dean of St. Cedd's College has an enormous nose. Richard is the first person who ever talked to him in years seventeen years, three months and two days, five hours, nineteen minutes and twenty seconds (he counted) because everyone else was afraid of laughing right in his face.



* LethallyStupid: * The Electric Monk killed someone [[spoiler: named Gordon Way]] after [[LiteralMinded misinterpreting a porter telling him to "shoot off".]]
* LiteralMinded: See above.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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* OurGhostsAreDifferentOurGhostsAreDifferent: A ghost's intangibility (along with its visibility) flickers in and out, allowing them to manipulate objects only at certain times.
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