History Literature / ElevenTwentyTwoSixtyThree

11th Feb '16 3:18:47 AM guy1
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** [[spoiler:Made even worse when you consider that the result of a change doesn't even matter, since it always damages the fabric of time, so any attempt was doomed from the beginning.]]
5th Jan '16 2:31:28 PM Snarf
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* ShownTheirWork: King did extensive research on what life in the 1950s was like (helped by the fact that he grew up in the fifties; he would have been eleven in the year the story is set) and even interviewed historians about what life may have been like had Kennedy not been shot.
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* ShownTheirWork: King did extensive research on what life in the 1950s was like (helped by the fact that he grew up in the fifties; he would have been eleven in the year the story is set) and even interviewed historians about what life may have been like had Kennedy not been shot. The appendices even include ''recipes'' from the period.
1st Jan '16 8:39:31 AM TargetmasterJoe
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A television series starring Creator/JamesFranco is in the works.
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A television series by Creator/JJAbrams and Stephen King starring Creator/JamesFranco is in the works.works and is to be on Creator/{{Hulu}}.

** Al wants to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but he only feels 95% sure that Lee Harvey Oswald is the real killer and acted alone, so he (and later, Jake) spends five years in the past attempting to make sure. Why not just track down and kill Oswald right away, head back through the portal, and spend five minutes on the Internet checking to see if Kennedy was still killed? You can always just hit the ResetButton and try again if you got it wrong. [[note]]It's worth noting that even doing this Al or Jake would still have to wait around a while, as Oswald was on a military base in Japan at in 1958 where the time portal came out.[[/note]]
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** Al wants to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but he only feels 95% sure that Lee Harvey Oswald is the real killer and acted alone, so he (and later, Jake) spends five years in the past attempting to make sure. Why not just track down and kill Oswald right away, head back through the portal, and spend five minutes on the Internet checking to see if Kennedy was still killed? You can always just hit the ResetButton and try again if you got it wrong. [[note]]It's worth noting that even doing this Al or Jake would still have to wait around a while, as Oswald was on a military base in Japan at in 1958 where the time portal came out.[[/note]]

* {{Mondegreen}}: one of the characters Jake meets is called "Silent Mike", because when little he misheard the songs of "Silent Night", thinking the song was all about him.
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* {{Mondegreen}}: one One of the characters Jake meets is called "Silent Mike", because when little he was little, he misheard the songs of song "Silent Night", thinking the song that it was all about him.

* PinballProtagonist: Jake has to observe Frank Dunning and Lee Harvey Oswald but avoid actually interacting with them at all costs due to the very real danger of altering their behavior in a way he won't be able to predict. Because of this, for the overwhelming majority of the book Jake just follows his targets around and does almost nothing to progress the plot himself.
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* PinballProtagonist: Jake has to observe Frank Dunning and Lee Harvey Oswald but avoid actually interacting with them at all costs due to the very real danger of altering their behavior in a way he won't be able to predict. Because of this, for the overwhelming majority of the book book, Jake just follows his targets around and does almost nothing to progress the plot himself.
23rd Dec '15 10:05:25 PM KYCubbie
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The NFL-AFL merger was agreed to in 1966, though not consummated until 1970.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: One of Jake's friends tells him to stop wasting his time and bet the Bears to win the NFC in 1963. The Bears ''did'' win the title that year, but it was still the NF'''L'''. The NFL/AFL merger (which led to the creation of the NFC and AFC) would not happen for another seven years.
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: One of Jake's friends tells him to stop wasting his time and bet the Bears to win the NFC in 1963. The Bears ''did'' win the title that year, but it was still the NF'''L'''. The NFL/AFL merger (which led to the creation of the NFC and AFC) would not happen for another seven years.be agreed to until 1966, and was not consummated until 1970.
22nd Dec '15 9:26:32 PM TheFuzzinator
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* ShownTheirWork: King did extensive research on what life in the 1950s was like and even interviewed historians about what life may have been like had Kennedy not been shot.
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* ShownTheirWork: King did extensive research on what life in the 1950s was like (helped by the fact that he grew up in the fifties; he would have been eleven in the year the story is set) and even interviewed historians about what life may have been like had Kennedy not been shot.shot.
1st Dec '15 11:28:32 AM redandready45
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: It's very frequent. From Sadie not knowing anything about OCD, to Deke, one of Jake's elderly friends, reminiscing about MinstrelShows.
20th Nov '15 7:02:40 PM MisterVercetti
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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Extends it to every major event in history. [[spoiler:It turns out that changing such events can and often ''will'' lead to a slow-but-certain TimeCrash, other nasty side effects notwithstanding. Jake finds this out the [[BadFuture hard]] [[CrapsackWorld way]].]]
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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Extends it to every major event in history. [[spoiler:It turns out that changing such events can and often ''will'' lead to a slow-but-certain TimeCrash, [[ButterflyEffect other nasty side effects effects]] notwithstanding. Jake finds this out the [[BadFuture hard]] [[CrapsackWorld way]].]]
20th Nov '15 7:01:07 PM MisterVercetti
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* ILetGwenStacyDie: A weird, non-lethal [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]: While Jake blames [[spoiler:Sadie getting stabbed in the face]] on his mucking around with the past, when he [[spoiler:eventually fixes the BadFuture his saving Kennedy caused]], he finds out that [[spoiler:Sadie gets stabbed anyway... because [[ArcWords the past really does harmonize]].]]
4th Oct '15 4:54:43 PM R1ck
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* BystanderSyndrome: Jake notes humorously that the broken sewer pipe never gets fixed in any of the alternate realities.
21st Sep '15 2:49:01 PM Seanette
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After Jack comes back after having saved Kennedy, when talking to Harry.]]
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After Jack Jake comes back after having saved Kennedy, when talking to Harry.]]
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