History Literature / FromABuick8

19th May '18 2:24:20 AM JustTroper
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* MocksteryTale: It has the attributes of a detective story, but in fact, it is all about coming to terms with the fact that some mysteries ''cannot'' be solved.
8th Jan '18 5:42:54 PM Orbiting
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* ArcWords: Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.



* AskAStupidQuestion: the following conversation between Tony Schoondist and George, when the former orders the latter to get a pair of gerbils plus a cage so they can test if being inside the Buick is dangerous:

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* AskAStupidQuestion: the The following conversation between Tony Schoondist and George, when the former orders the latter to get a pair of gerbils plus a cage so they can test if being inside the Buick is dangerous:



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:The Neo-Nazi Brian Lippy, who was arrested for reckless driving and beating his girlfriend, is "eaten" by the Buick after it's implied he tried to hide in the trunk.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:The Neo-Nazi Brian Lippy, Lippy]], who was arrested for reckless driving and beating his girlfriend, is "eaten" by the Buick after it's implied he tried to hide in the trunk.]]



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged.Zig-zagged. The bulk of the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.



* HauntedTechnology: the Buick.

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* HauntedTechnology: the The Buick.



* HumansAreCthulhu: [[spoiler:The one thing that makes it out of the Buick's trunk alive sees the officers as just as mind-breakingly horrible as they see it.]]

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* HumansAreCthulhu: HumansAreCthulhu:
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[[spoiler:The one thing that makes it out of the Buick's trunk alive sees the officers as just as mind-breakingly horrible as they see it.]]



* [[spoiler: MercyKill: The first time something comes out of the Buick that lives long enough for the officers to interact with it, the station dog, Mister Dillon, goes nuts and attacks it, apparently ingesting some of its flesh. The poor dog starts burning from the inside out, and one of the officers decides to shoot him, as there is nothing else they can do to help him.]]

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* [[spoiler: MercyKill: The first time something comes out of the Buick that lives long enough for the officers to interact with it, [[spoiler: the station dog, Mister Dillon, Dillon]], goes nuts and attacks it, apparently ingesting some of its flesh. The [[spoiler:The poor dog dog]] starts burning from the inside out, and one of the officers decides to shoot him, as there is nothing else they can do to help him.]]



* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My God, What Have We Done?]]: [[spoiler: After they kill the previously mentioned "live birth" creature, Shirley says "We killed a ''thinking being.'' That's murder."]]
* NothingIsScarier: [[spoiler: The world on the other end of the dimensional portal in the Buick is only glimpsed briefly by the narrator, but in that brief moment, he sees the remains of the people the Buick had drawn in. No bodies, just a boot, a swastika necklace that had belonged to Brian Lippy, a policeman's hat belonging to Ennis Rafferty, and a gun. Someone has driven a stake through the hat, and the gun is rusted. What exactly happened to the people is never revealed.]]

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* [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone My God, What Have We Done?]]: [[spoiler: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After they kill [[spoiler: the previously mentioned "live birth" creature, creature]], Shirley says "We killed a ''thinking being.'' That's murder."]]
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* NothingIsScarier: [[spoiler: The world on the other end of the dimensional portal in the Buick Buick]] is only glimpsed briefly by the narrator, but in that brief moment, he sees the remains of the people the Buick had drawn in. No bodies, just a boot, a swastika necklace that had belonged to Brian Lippy, a policeman's hat belonging to Ennis Rafferty, and a gun. Someone has driven a stake through the hat, and the gun is rusted. What exactly happened to the people is never revealed.]]
14th Sep '17 12:07:03 PM Baeraad555
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* DeliverUsFromEvil: Discussed in its gender-flipped form. One character mentions that sometimes crooks straighten themselves out after becoming fathers, but that more often it just means that they have one more person to victimise.
21st Feb '17 3:42:06 AM BoukenDutch
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* PoliceCodeForEverything: Played with; Troop D doesn't standardly have a code for dealing with supernatural cars, but they come up with "Code D" to use in case they need to inform each other about the Buick over the radio.
26th Jan '17 1:03:40 AM BoukenDutch
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* BaitAndSwitch: In the final chapter, set 4 years after the rest of the story, it is strongly suggested that [[spoiler:Ned is killed in a car crash; the car was Curtis' chevrolet and it is mentioned that SC Dearborn will have to inform the victims mother and sisters]]. The twist: [[spoiler: it was actually Eddy J. who was in the car, having bought it from Ned earlier. Ned is alive and well and has just joined Troop D]].

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* BaitAndSwitch: In the final chapter, set 4 years after the rest of the story, it is strongly suggested that [[spoiler:Ned is killed in a car crash; the car was Curtis' chevrolet and it is mentioned that SC Dearborn will have to inform the victims mother and sisters]]. The twist: [[spoiler: it was actually Eddy Eddie J. who was in the car, having bought it from Ned earlier. Ned is alive and well and has just joined Troop D]].



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.
* HauntedTechnology

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of HauntedTechnology: the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.
* HauntedTechnology
Buick.
26th Jan '17 12:59:50 AM BoukenDutch
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: zig-zagged. The bulk of the story is set on a single evening with all members of Troop D telling Ned about the history of the Buick and Curtis' time on the force. The stories they tell him however span a time period of 25 years.
26th Jan '17 12:57:51 AM BoukenDutch
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* BaitAndSwitch: In the final chapter, set 4 years after the rest of the story, it is strongly suggested that [[spoiler:Ned is killed in a car crash; the car was Curtis' chevrolet and it is mentioned that SC Dearborn will have to inform the victims mother and sisters]]. The twist: [[spoiler: it was actually Eddy J. who was in the car, having bought it from Ned earlier. Ned is alive and well and has just joined Troop D]].
14th Jan '17 12:11:06 AM BoukenDutch
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* AskAStupidQuestion: the following conversation between Tony Schoondist and George, when the former orders the latter to get a pair of gerbils plus a cage so they can test if being inside the Buick is dangerous:
-->'''George''': Should I get them some food, too?
-->'''Tony''': Absolutely not. We're going to buy a couple of gerbils and then let them starve to death out in the shed.
-->'''George''': [[SarcasmBlind Really?]] That seems sort of mean to-
-->'''Tony''': Get them food George, yes.
8th Jan '17 5:36:08 AM BoukenDutch
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* EvilDetectingDog: Mister Dillon, Troop D's German Shepherd mascot, reacts violently to the car whenever he gets near it. It's enough proof to the cops that the car is indeed something bad.
29th Jul '16 10:48:12 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* FromBadToWorse: The "worst day ever", as described by Shirley, starts with [[spoiler:a chemical tanker colliding with a school bus, causing all of Troop D to head to the accident, leaving her alone with Huddie and Mister D. Eddie pulls over his old high school bully Brian Lippy, who has since become a neo-Nazi drug addict, for beating his girlfriend. He and his partner George take him back to the troop, where they discover to their horror the Buick has given ''live birth'' to a HumanoidAbomination, which they are forced to kill. Mister D ingests some of the creature's flesh, suffering a horrifying death. Finally, Brian Lippy escapes custody in the confusion, and is "eaten" by the Buick while hiding from the troopers]]. Yeah, it was a pretty shitty day indeed.
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