History Literature / Kraken

18th Dec '16 4:49:05 PM Observance
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* BagOfHolding: a bit of knacking that lets a couple of full-grown men be smuggled in a package that could fit through a letterbox.

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* BagOfHolding: a bit of knacking that lets a couple of full-grown men be smuggled in a package that could fit through a letterbox. Subversion: the box is normal-sized, the people inside are just [[AlienGeometries folded up really neatly]].
18th Dec '16 4:47:13 PM Observance
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* AnimatedTattoo: The Tattoo is just that--a tattoo. He's also a mob boss.

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* AnimatedTattoo: The Tattoo is just that--a tattoo. He's also a mob boss. He ''used'' to be a regular person, but his old rival in organized crime Grisamentum captured him and turned him into a tattoo as a CoolAndUnusualPunishment, [[{{Unperson}} erasing all knowledge of his name]] for good measure. This didn't stop him.
1st Nov '16 4:06:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Whilst a good number of characters [[TookALevelInBadass have]] [[LetsGetDangerous their]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome moments]], Dane is probably the most consistent example.
27th Sep '16 12:45:20 PM JonShannow
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** Most of the Krakenbit


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* TheLastDance: The survivors of [[spoiler: Grisamentum's]] raid on the Kraken church all become Kraken-bit and go on the warpath
4th Sep '16 10:20:57 AM Temmere
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* MiraculousMalfunction: Collingswood sets up a spell to alert her if anyone enters Billy's apartment. [[spoiler:Goss and Subby manage to get in by putting themselves in a package that gets delivered to Billy, bypassing the alarm. But Collingswood was a little sloppy in her casting, so the alarm goes off when they ''leave'', which she hadn't intended.]]
20th Jul '16 8:51:52 PM nombretomado
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''Kraken'' is a novel arising from the twisted brainpan of ChinaMieville, author of PerdidoStreetStation and [[Literature/TheScar its]] [[Literature/IronCouncil sequels]]. It tells the story of Billy Harrow, a curator for the Natural History Museum whose work touring guests around one day is rudely interrupted by the inexplicable disappearance of the museum's preserved giant squid. From there, Billy's day only gets worse as he is drawn into a shadowy London underworld of competing doomsday cults, living tattoos, socialist familiars, and [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Chaos Nazis]].

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''Kraken'' is a novel arising from the twisted brainpan of ChinaMieville, Creator/ChinaMieville, author of PerdidoStreetStation and [[Literature/TheScar its]] [[Literature/IronCouncil sequels]]. It tells the story of Billy Harrow, a curator for the Natural History Museum whose work touring guests around one day is rudely interrupted by the inexplicable disappearance of the museum's preserved giant squid. From there, Billy's day only gets worse as he is drawn into a shadowy London underworld of competing doomsday cults, living tattoos, socialist familiars, and [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Chaos Nazis]].
3rd Apr '16 11:42:01 AM Sharlee
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* SirSwearsALot: Collingswood has a knack for original swearing to match her supernatural knack.
1st Apr '16 8:02:54 PM Sharlee
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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The shabti revolution which Wati instigated in ''the Egyptian afterlife''.
1st Apr '16 8:00:27 PM Sharlee
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* ShoutOut: Kath's summoning of Perky is a comical, pint-size version of the terrifying manifestation Literature/CarnackiTheGhostFinder confronts in "The Hog".
1st Apr '16 10:50:18 AM Sharlee
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Deconstructed: Vardy is a highly devout man who also carries the curse of being very intelligent, and suffers problems reconciling his faith with his rationality. While this inner conflict makes him very loopy it also makes him an expert on getting into the heads of religious killers and cultists. [[spoiler:It eventually leads him to try and RetGone Darwin's specimens to return everything to a simpler age.]]

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Deconstructed: Vardy is a highly devout man who also carries the curse of being very intelligent, and suffers problems reconciling his faith with his rationality. While this inner conflict makes him very loopy it also makes him an expert on getting into the heads of religious killers and cultists. [[spoiler:It eventually leads him to try and RetGone Darwin's specimens in the hope of unmaking the current evolution-generated reality to return everything to a simpler age.make way for one that really ''was'' divinely created.]]
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