History Literature / Jam

14th Aug '17 1:18:41 AM CLT009
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* DarkMessiah: Lord Awesomo serves as one of these, despite his claims that it's "only [[YouKeepUsingThatWord ironic]]". [[spoiler: Tim]] later tries for this more naturally.


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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: [[spoiler: Tim's fatal flaw. Don accurately points out that his ActionSurvivor identity is nothing more than a way to [[ItsAllAboutMe make the apocalypse all about himself]], a fact echoed by his need to be the one who leads humanity's surviving remnants, first in the group, then among the Plastic People, Hibatsu and the Obi Wan. Finding out that this isn't a worldwide apocalypse and that the human race never had or would depend upon him personally [[DrivenToMadness is what finally pushes him over the edge]].]]


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* JerkassHasAPoint: Don and Tim aren't exactly nice people and Alice isn't far behind, but they juggle the SanityBall between them on a regular basis. [[spoiler: By the end, Don ends up winning gold on both counts - crazy as his obsession with his Build may be, his assessment about [[ItsAllAboutMe Tim]] is entirely accurate.]]


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* PinballProtagonist: Lampshaded and deconstructed. Travis has almost no will of his own, going along with the group's ever-shifting leadership and is routinely ignored, pushed around, verbally abused and/or exploited. Travis likewise tends to go along with plans he knows are bad ideas, fail to share [[PoorCommunicationKills vital information]] at key points and caves easily when faced with more forceful authority figures. He lacks the drive to either stand up for himself ''or'' leave, and his need to believe ''someone'' respects him leads him to invent [[GiantSpider Mary]]'s role as TeamPet.


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* SanitySlippage: Oh yes. None of the main characters are the most socially adjusted people alive and things just get worse as the pressure mounts. [[spoiler: Tim gets the worst of it though.]]


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* TeamPet: Mary. Deconstructed as she's more of a burden than she lets on and [[spoiler: all her Team Pet-ish behavior is in [[UnreliableNarrator Travis' head]]]].
30th Jul '17 12:03:58 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: This is basically post-apocalyptic fiction meets the children's game known as 'The Floor is Made of Lava'.
29th Jan '17 11:24:47 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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** Naming the spider that Travis is talking to (and not getting a response from) Mary may have been a been a joke about ''VideoGame/SilentHill''.

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** Naming the spider that Travis is talking to (and not getting a response from) Mary may have been a been a joke about ''VideoGame/SilentHill''.''VideoGame/SilentHill2''.
5th Dec '16 1:58:13 AM Xtifr
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'''''Jam''''' is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] novel by [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]], with a twist, and even a couple of [[{{Satire}} satirical]] jabs at some of the apocalypse genre's recurring tropes.

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'''''Jam''''' ''Jam'' is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] novel by [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]], with a twist, and even a couple of [[{{Satire}} satirical]] jabs at some of the apocalypse genre's recurring tropes.
26th Dec '15 12:44:33 AM TheomanZero
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* ImprovisedWeapon: Y makes himself a bow-and-arrow out of some sticks and a pair of underpants. The Hipster Cult makes spears out of broomsticks and kitchen knives, and later a stun-gun out of a nerfgun with darts soaked in pepper spray, finally and an [[AerosolFlamethrower a flamethrower out of a barbecue starter, two peices of wood, and three cans of hairspray]].

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* ImprovisedWeapon: Y makes himself a bow-and-arrow out of some sticks and a pair of underpants. The Hipster Cult makes spears out of broomsticks and kitchen knives, and later a stun-gun out of a nerfgun with darts soaked in pepper spray, finally and an [[AerosolFlamethrower a flamethrower out of a barbecue starter, two peices pieces of wood, and three cans of hairspray]].
26th Oct '15 2:54:10 PM Takkiddie
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* LemonyNarrator: Largely, the entire appeal of the book.
25th Oct '15 11:22:58 PM bassforte123
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* OnlySaneMan: Don believes himself to be this, and he may not be wrong.

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* OnlySaneMan: Don believes himself to be this, and he may not might actually be wrong.right if he wasn't pathologically obsessed with his video game.
25th Oct '15 11:16:14 PM bassforte123
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* OceanMadness: After floating on a lifeboat for a while, Travis begins to talk to himself, and mis-attributes the replies to his ''spider''.

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* OceanMadness: After floating on a lifeboat for a while, Travis begins to talk to himself, and mis-attributes the replies to his ''spider''. His own crazy voice even says he's not doing it right, since he's speaking the imagined voice out loud instead of it happening inside of his head.
1st Aug '15 5:07:12 PM dvorak
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* HazmatSuit: Home-made out of trash bags and tape.
29th Jul '15 7:11:27 AM YoKab
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A [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] novel by [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]], with a twist, and even a couple of [[{{Satire}} satirical]] jabs at some of the apocalypse genre's recurring tropes.

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A '''''Jam''''' is a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] novel by [[Creator/BenCroshaw Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]], with a twist, and even a couple of [[{{Satire}} satirical]] jabs at some of the apocalypse genre's recurring tropes.
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