History Literature / EighthDoctorAdventures

29th May '16 4:06:41 AM Doug86
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* PopCulturedBadass: Almost everyone. Fitz has been known to reference Creator/HPLovecraft, Film/JamesBond, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and he's very into music, particularly from TheFifties and TheSixties. He also has a CutSong (yes, you didn't think that happened in books) that just listed a bunch of ItWasHisSled moments, designed to [[TakeThatAudience irritate people who skipped to the end of the last book]]. The Doctor apparently likes ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' and ''{{Transformers}}'', not to mention a scene where he [[WaxingLyrical starts quoting "All Along the Watchtower"]]. Anji makes some odd reference in almost every book, and seems to have given up on caring whether some FishOutOfTemporalWater gets it. And even Sabbath makes a [[NotSoAboveItAll rather hilarious]] reference to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in ''The Infinity Race''.

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* PopCulturedBadass: Almost everyone. Fitz has been known to reference Creator/HPLovecraft, Film/JamesBond, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and ''Franchise/StarTrek'', and he's very into music, particularly from TheFifties and TheSixties. He also has a CutSong (yes, you didn't think that happened in books) that just listed a bunch of ItWasHisSled moments, designed to [[TakeThatAudience irritate people who skipped to the end of the last book]]. The Doctor apparently likes ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' and ''{{Transformers}}'', not to mention a scene where he [[WaxingLyrical starts quoting "All Along the Watchtower"]]. Anji makes some odd reference in almost every book, and seems to have given up on caring whether some FishOutOfTemporalWater gets it. And even Sabbath makes a [[NotSoAboveItAll rather hilarious]] reference to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in ''The Infinity Race''.
1st May '16 4:42:25 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* LegalJailbait: A [[NatureSpirit water nymph]] in ''The City of the Dead''.
4th Mar '16 11:30:51 AM Solle
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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: It's morally acceptable for Fitz to smoke, because it was much more common in his era. In one of the books, Sabbath is smoking a cigar for some reason; the GoodSmokingEvilSmoking page says this means he must be evil, a self-important jerk, or UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.

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* GladToBeAliveSex: Fitz and [[spoiler:Sam]] in ''Unnatural History'', after witnessing a particularly gruesome murder.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: It's morally acceptable for Fitz to smoke, smokes, because it was much more common in his era.era. He quickly catches on that it's an evil trope and tries to cut down after a while. In one of the books, Sabbath is smoking a cigar for some reason; the GoodSmokingEvilSmoking page says this means he must be evil, a self-important jerk, or UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.
29th Dec '15 2:02:29 PM morenohijazo
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* {{Biodata}}: It's a recurrent theme in the novels, especially the ones involving Faction Paradox, where it serves as a sci-fi counterpart to BloodMagic.
13th Dec '15 11:15:54 AM Lullabee
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* NarrativeProfanityFilter: Occasionally applies to [[SirSwearsALot Fitz's]] cursing. In ''[[Recap/EighthDoctorAdventuresTheBlueAngel The Blue Angel]]'' the Doctor is said to have "swore profusely" at one point, which is a bit shocking considering the fact later books have him say "[[GoshdangItToHeck sugarmice]]" rather than swear or specifically note that the only reason he's using fairly mild vulgarity ("arse" and "wankerish") is that Fitz is a bad influence.
8th Sep '15 4:42:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Or actually father. Caused primarily by time travel. [[spoiler:The Doctor is reunited with his daughter Miranda when she's caught up to his [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld apparent age]] and seems to have more grey hair than he does.]]


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* SupernaturallyYoungParent: Caused primarily by time travel. [[spoiler:The Doctor is reunited with his daughter Miranda when she's caught up to his [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld apparent age]] and seems to have more grey hair than he does.]]
20th Jul '15 10:12:50 AM nombretomado
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* DenserAndWackier: In relation to the TV series: more {{Talking Animal}}s, more breaches of the laws of physics for cheap tricks, more {{McDonalds}}es in AncientEgypt, more {{Badass Normal}}s who do things that seem like they [[AWizardDidIt should involve a wizard somewhere]], more RuleOfFunny, and far, far more MetaFiction. Yet it still manages to be ''at least'' as serious, in other ways, as the TV series.

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* DenserAndWackier: In relation to the TV series: more {{Talking Animal}}s, more breaches of the laws of physics for cheap tricks, more {{McDonalds}}es UsefulNotes/{{McDonalds}}es in AncientEgypt, more {{Badass Normal}}s who do things that seem like they [[AWizardDidIt should involve a wizard somewhere]], more RuleOfFunny, and far, far more MetaFiction. Yet it still manages to be ''at least'' as serious, in other ways, as the TV series.
16th May '15 9:21:53 AM PaulA
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->''Break, damn you! Break! You've never had a [[SpannerInTheWorks spanner like this thrown in you]]! Chew on me till your teeth crack. Grind me up till your gears lock. I'm the nail in your tyre, the potato jammed in your exhaust pipe, the treacle poured in your petrol tank. I'm the banana peel beneath your foot, the joker that ruins your straight flush, the coin that always comes up heads and the gun you didn't know was loaded. I am the '''Doctor'''!''

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->''Break, damn you! Break! You've never had a [[SpannerInTheWorks spanner like this thrown in you]]! you! Chew on me till your teeth crack. Grind me up till your gears lock. I'm the nail in your tyre, the potato jammed in your exhaust pipe, the treacle poured in your petrol tank. I'm the banana peel beneath your foot, the joker that ruins your straight flush, the coin that always comes up heads and the gun you didn't know was loaded. I am the '''Doctor'''!''



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16th May '15 8:01:23 AM TheAlsoPerson
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29th Apr '15 9:54:52 PM Micah
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* GainaxEnding: Is the ending of ''The Blue Angel'' symbolic, or just a [[RealDreamsAreWeirder Real Hallucinations Are Weirder]] sort of thing? And how much of it is real?

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* GainaxEnding: Is the ending of ''The Blue Angel'' symbolic, or just a [[RealDreamsAreWeirder Real Hallucinations Are Weirder]] sort of thing? weird hallucination? And how much of it is real?
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