History Literature / It

27th May '16 10:18:27 PM thatother1dude
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* CosmicHorrorStory: The monster is perceived as a GiantSpider by the protagonists, because this was the closest analogue that their rational minds could find for Its appearance. Attempting to fight It can result one's mind being flung beyond the edge of the universe, then being driven mad by the Deadlights (which It is merely an appendage of). [[spoiler:After the protagonists succeed in killing It, they [[LaserGuidedAmnesia magically forget]] about the entire incident; apparently this was the only way they could have lived a normal life afterward.]]
** The novel could also be seen as an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] or as a LighterAndSofter Cosmic Horror story. [[spoiler: The Turtle may be an EldritchAbomination and [[GodIsDead may have died]] in the years between the 1958 and 1986 but it is strongly implied that there is ''something'' that still wants them to destroy It once and for all.]]

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* CosmicHorrorStory: The monster is perceived as a GiantSpider by the protagonists, because this was the closest analogue that their rational minds could find for Its appearance. Attempting to fight It can result one's mind being flung beyond the edge of the universe, then being driven mad by the Deadlights (which It is merely an appendage of). [[spoiler:After the protagonists succeed in killing It, they [[LaserGuidedAmnesia magically forget]] about the entire incident; apparently this was the only way they could have lived a normal life afterward.]]
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]] The novel could also be seen as an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] or as a LighterAndSofter Cosmic Horror story. LovecraftLite: [[spoiler: The Turtle may be an EldritchAbomination and [[GodIsDead may have died]] in the years between the 1958 and 1986 but it is strongly implied that there is ''something'' that still wants them to destroy It once and for all.]]
25th May '16 8:06:38 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* MisfortuneCookie: After the Losers have dinner at a Chinese restaurant, they get freaked out when the fortune cookies crack open to reveal all sorts of horrible things inside. (WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic refers to them as "MarilynManson’s wind-up toys".)

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* MisfortuneCookie: After the Losers have dinner at a Chinese restaurant, they get freaked out when the fortune cookies crack open to reveal all sorts of horrible things inside. (WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic refers to them as "MarilynManson’s "Music/MarilynManson's wind-up toys".)
22nd Apr '16 8:12:16 AM Andrew
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** Ben's mother is a less dramatic example, but she feeds his obesity by making him huge meals and gets offended when Ben tries to cut back on the food. He eventually realizes that giving him all the food he could eat was his mother's way to proving to herself that she could provide for her son, and loses weight by asking her to make a bunch of salads, then praising them to the sky- he eats healthier, she gets the self-esteem boost.

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** Ben's mother is a less dramatic example, but she feeds his obesity by making him huge meals and gets offended when Ben tries to cut back on the food. He eventually realizes that giving him all the food he could eat was his mother's way to of proving to herself that she could provide for her son, and son. He loses weight by asking her to make a bunch of salads, then praising them to the sky- he eats healthier, she gets the self-esteem boost.
21st Apr '16 1:27:41 PM Andrew
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* MyBelovedSmother: Eddie's mother is a quintessential example, to the point where she's convinced her non-asthmatic son has asthma, leading to the pharmacist giving him a placebo-filled inhaler.
** Ben's mother is a less dramatic example, but she feeds his obesity by making him huge meals and gets offended when Ben tries to cut back on the food. He eventually realizes that giving him all the food he could eat was his mother's way to proving to herself that she could provide for her son, and loses weight by asking her to make a bunch of salads, then praising them to the sky- he eats healthier, she gets the self-esteem boost.
21st Apr '16 7:38:16 AM Andrew
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** They call them sewers, but if I'm not mistaken, they were really storm drains, which are big enough to walk through.
13th Apr '16 6:15:27 PM bravo104
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* {{Fauxshadow}}: There are a few hints that [[spoiler: Benjamin Hanscom]] will be killed by It; he's straight up told he will die tonight by It, and he's the second to leave the fire after [[spoiler: Stanley Uris]], the character who dies first. By the end of the novel, he's still alive.
15th Feb '16 4:17:36 PM kraas
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* GayBarReveal: The landlord of a failing bar in Derry, the Falcon, is relieved when business picks up, in the form of quiet, youngish men who start patronizing his establishment. It takes him weeks to work out that his bar has become the unofficial gay bar of the town.

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* GayBarReveal: The landlord of a failing bar in Derry, the Falcon, is relieved when business picks up, in the form of quiet, youngish men who start patronizing his establishment. It takes him weeks to work out that his bar has become the unofficial gay bar of the town. He isn't bothered too much by the revelation however, as the new clientele seem to hardly ever find reasons to start fights and mess up the bar.
23rd Jan '16 9:35:10 AM nombretomado
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* FictionalDocument: Bill Denbrough's novels, some of which have similar titles to StephenKing's ones.

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* FictionalDocument: Bill Denbrough's novels, some of which have similar titles to StephenKing's Creator/StephenKing's ones.
26th Dec '15 6:29:58 PM kraas
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* {{Bathos}}: It is a monster from beyond space and time that will feast upon your fear and your flesh...and he wants to know if you have Prince Albert in a can.
8th Dec '15 4:39:40 AM Berrenta
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* WorryAboutTheMillionOthers: The monster has captured Bill's wife Audra, and Bill is afraid that she's dead. Richie snaps Bill out of his Heroic BSOD by pointing out that while IT may or may not have killed Audra, IT has definitely killed hundreds of kids and will kill more if Bill, Richie, and the others can't finish what they started.
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