History Literature / JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy

2nd Jun '16 12:04:17 AM Doug86
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* SoleSurvivor: Only one of the "Blackbury Pals" made it home from WorldWarOne.

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* SoleSurvivor: Only one of the "Blackbury Pals" made it home from WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
12th Mar '16 12:24:59 PM morenohijazo
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual: In ''Johnny And The Bomb'', a bomb lands on the pickle factory during the Blackbury Blitz, causing a short rain of vinegar. Kirsty also mentions a mysterious rain of fish from last September ("You mean, when there was that gas leak under the tropical fish shop?")
23rd Aug '15 7:04:42 PM PaulA
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* MoonwalkDance: Johnny Maxwell and his 1990s gang teach the ghosts in the local cemetary - all of whom died in the period 1850-1948 - how to do the Moonwalk dance. (an affectionate parody of the Thriller video with real Undead). The sight of a corpulent Victorian mayor and a suffragette who died for her beliefs getting really into it is one that provokes much amusement.

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* MoonwalkDance: Johnny Maxwell and his 1990s gang teach the ghosts in the local cemetary cemetery - all of whom died in the period 1850-1948 - how to do the Moonwalk dance. (an affectionate parody of the Thriller video with real Undead). The sight of a corpulent Victorian mayor and a suffragette who died for her beliefs getting really into it is one that provokes much amusement.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of ''Johnny and the Dead'' comes straight from a contemporary scandal when Westminster Council sold three cemetaries for 5p each.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The plot of ''Johnny and the Dead'' comes straight from a contemporary scandal when Westminster Council sold three cemetaries cemeteries for 5p each.
23rd Aug '15 6:43:25 PM PaulA
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* AlmostFamousName: A running joke in ''Johnny and the Dead'' in regard to the local cemetery. For instance, Einstein is buried there -- not AlbertEinstein the physicist, but Solomon Einstein the taxidermist.

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* AlmostFamousName: A running joke in ''Johnny and the Dead'' in regard to the local cemetery. For instance, Einstein is buried there -- not AlbertEinstein UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein the physicist, but Solomon Einstein the taxidermist.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bigmac, Wobbler, and Yo-less. Though we do eventually find out Wobbler and Bigmac's names, though Johnny has to stop and think about it for a while before remembering what they are.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bigmac, Wobbler, and Yo-less. Though we We do eventually find out Wobbler and Bigmac's names, though Johnny has to stop and think about it for a while before remembering what they are.
21st Aug '15 6:18:25 PM Bissek
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* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Johnny has to stop and think for a bit to remember what the given names of his friends are when talking about them with adults.



* ObliquelyObfuscatedOccupation: In the second book, people keep asking representatives of the holding company trying to buy the cemetery what they actually do. Nobody ever gets an answer.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bigmac, Wobbler, and Yo-less. Though we do eventually find out Wobbler and Bigmac's names.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bigmac, Wobbler, and Yo-less. Though we do eventually find out Wobbler and Bigmac's names.names, though Johnny has to stop and think about it for a while before remembering what they are.



* PoliceAreUseless: not only do they get in the way, but they fail to get in the way very successfully.

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* PoliceAreUseless: not Not only do they get in the way, but they fail to get in the way very successfully.
21st Aug '15 6:13:14 PM Bissek
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* ComicallySmallBribe: Blackbury's cemetery is about to be sold for fivepence. Johnny walks into the town council meeting and offers a counterbid of one pound.


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* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Johnny has to stop and think for a bit to remember what the given names of his friends are when talking about them with adults.
9th Aug '15 5:46:15 AM LentilSandEater
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** Wouldn't this be just the background hum of the gaming system instead?
15th May '15 4:03:27 PM SharleeD
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* SubliminalSeduction: Wobbler once returned a Music/CliffRichard single, claiming that when he played it backwards he could hear messages about staying in school and going to church.

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* SubliminalSeduction: Wobbler once returned a Music/CliffRichard Pat Boone single, claiming that when he played it backwards he could hear messages about staying in school and going to church.
9th Apr '15 3:58:28 PM samanato
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* TeleFrag: It is theorized that occupying the same place as a solid object might be a very bad idea.

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* TeleFrag: It is theorized that occupying the same place as a solid object might be a very bad idea.idea, for reasons involving [[StuffBlowingUp the atoms fusing together]].
12th Mar '15 2:29:43 PM Vilui
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* MoonwalkDance: Johnny Maxwell and his 1990's gang teach the ghosts in the local cemetary - all of whom died in the period 1850-1948 - how to do the Moonwalk dance. (an affectionate parody of the Thriller video with real Undead). The sight of a corpulent Victorian mayor and a suffragette who died for her beliefs getting really into it is one that provokes much amusement.

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* MoonwalkDance: Johnny Maxwell and his 1990's 1990s gang teach the ghosts in the local cemetary - all of whom died in the period 1850-1948 - how to do the Moonwalk dance. (an affectionate parody of the Thriller video with real Undead). The sight of a corpulent Victorian mayor and a suffragette who died for her beliefs getting really into it is one that provokes much amusement.
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