History Literature / InTheNetOfDreams

25th Nov '13 6:56:38 PM Xavon
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* Main/FryingPanOfDoom: Stumpy the Dwarf cook wields one.
16th Nov '13 9:13:41 AM Xavon
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* Main/KissMeImVirtual: [[spoiler: The Machine falls in love with Robert and gives herself an in game avatar designed to appeal to his tastes. It works.]]
4th Jul '13 6:29:37 PM Xavon
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Robert Remington Ripley the Third thought he was done with Dreamlands Inc. and the artificial reality he helped to create. Until a Russian spy asked him to give her his back door into the program. Then he is dragged back to the company he left by Marines, where he finds out that the system has suffered a critical Anomaly, trapping everyone in the game, and making in game deaths real. And the company expects him to go in and fix it.

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Robert Remington Ripley the Third thought he was done with Dreamlands Inc. and the artificial reality he helped to create. Until a Russian spy asked him to give her his back door into the program. Then he is dragged Marines drag him back to the company he left by Marines, left, where he finds out that the system has suffered a critical Anomaly, trapping everyone in the game, and making in game deaths real. And the company expects him to go in and fix it.
8th Apr '12 9:46:15 AM Xavon
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Anomaly was caused by [[spoiler: Daggoth the Dark/Mike Straeker transferring his soul from his dying real body into his Fantasy World Avatar]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Anomaly was caused by [[spoiler: Daggoth the Dark/Mike Straeker transferring his soul from his dying real body into his Fantasy World Avatar]].Avatar. Summoning the main computer into its own program didn't help, either.]].
8th Apr '12 9:44:23 AM Xavon
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* FantasyKitchenSink: Greek and Norse gods, fairy tales, Tolkienesque elves, dwarves, and golbin. Not to mention Dr. Cyrus Klops, the giant, one-eyed biologist.

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* FantasyKitchenSink: Greek and Norse gods, fairy tales, Tolkienesque elves, dwarves, and golbin.goblins. Not to mention Dr. Cyrus Klops, the giant, one-eyed biologist.


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* NoManOfWomanBorn: Morhpeus is protected from "stone and steel, iron and incantation", and "any poison administered by the hand of man". He is killed when a Ariel ejects a poisoned ruby from her umbilicus into his wine glass. She specifically uses this method so that even if the 'man' part of the protection applies to all humans, she did not use her hand to deliver the poison.
21st Mar '12 4:08:43 AM PauAmma
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* FantasyKitchenSink: Greek and Norse gods, fairy tales, Tolkeinesque elves, dwarves, and golbin. Not to mention Dr. Cyrus Klops, the giant, one-eyed biologist.

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* FantasyKitchenSink: Greek and Norse gods, fairy tales, Tolkeinesque Tolkienesque elves, dwarves, and golbin. Not to mention Dr. Cyrus Klops, the giant, one-eyed biologist.
25th Feb '12 11:48:34 AM Xavon
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* FantasyKitchenSink: Greek and Norse gods, fairy tales, Tolkeinesque elves, dwarves, and golbin. Not to mention Dr. Cyrus Klops, the giant, one-eyed biologist.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Anomaly was caused by [[spoiler: Daggoth the Dark/Mike Straeker transferring his soul from his dying real body into his Fantasy World Avatar]].


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* RealityWarper: Any sufficiently senior Programmer, or [[spoiler: any projection of the Machine.]]
* RewritingReality
21st Feb '12 6:10:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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Robert Remington Ripley the Third thought he was done with Dreamlands Inc. and the artificial reality he helped to create. Until a Russian spy asked him to give her his back door into the program. Then he is dragged back to the company he left by Marines, where he finds out that the system has suffered a critical Anomaly, trapping everyone in the game, and making in game deaths real. And the company expects him to go in and fix it.

The first book in the Dreamland Chronicles trilogy (no, not that TheDreamlandChronicles; this one came first) by Wm Mark Simmons. Called a silly serious fantasy, and compared to the {{Matrix}} (though again, this book predates said movie). The book wears is snark on its sleeve, and is rife with pop culture references and puns, while discussing deep topics like the nature of reality and artificial intelligence.
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* OrwellianRetcon: The first (and only) printing of In the Net of Dreams was written at the end of the Cold War, and makes references to said political conflict, the Soviet Union, and the Communist Party. After the fall of the Eastern Block, the omnibus edition of the trilogy revises the storyline to the talk about the Russian Republic instead. The foreword even discusses the change and the author's annoyance.
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