History Literature / Kraken

19th Jan '16 11:55:39 AM Sharlee
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* MouthStitchedShut: [[spoiler: How Paul ultimately renders the Tattoo mute, by having stitched inked in by a clued-in tattooist.]]
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* MouthStitchedShut: [[spoiler: How Paul ultimately renders the Tattoo mute, by having stitched stitches inked in by a clued-in tattooist.]]
4th Jan '16 11:20:17 AM Sharlee
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* MouthStitchedShut: [[spoiler: How Paul ultimately renders the Tattoo mute, by having stitched inked in by a clued-in tattooist.]]

* SupernaturalPhone: The novel has 'knacked' mobile phones that can do things like communicate with Wati, a disembodied spirit, or communicate over an unlimited range.
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* SupernaturalPhone: The novel has 'knacked' mobile phones that can do things like communicate with Wati, a disembodied spirit, or communicate over an unlimited range. One of the Tattoo's goons uses a knack-altered woman ''as'' a phone.
19th Oct '15 11:38:08 AM LahmacunKebab
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* JerkAss: Kath Collingswood is a rather...blunt woman, let us say.
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* JerkAss: Kath Collingswood is a rather... blunt woman, let us say.
13th Jul '15 5:21:57 PM Observance
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* ClusterFBomb: Collingswood can't open her mouth without uttering half a dozen profanities.
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* ClusterFBomb: Collingswood can't open her mouth without uttering half a dozen highly creative profanities.

* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: A recurrent theme. London's supernatural community runs betting pools and ''street parties'' in honour of various cults' prophesied apocalypses. * EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods
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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: A recurrent theme. London's supernatural community runs betting pools and ''street parties'' in honour of various cults' prophesied apocalypses. apocalypses. The story revolves around trying to prevent one such apocalypse because it's ''actually going to happen''. * EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopodsEverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: The book is called ''Kraken'' and centers on a preserved giant squid. One of the main characters is a squid cultist.

* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: A recurrent theme. London's supernatural community runs betting pools GeniusLoci: All over the place. Not only is all of London a huge superorganism, individual locations ''within'' London have their own component intelligences and ''street parties'' in honour of personalities. Then there's also the various cults' prophesied apocalypses. * EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopodselemental embassies, such as the embassy of fire, the embassy of electricity, and the embassy of the Sea.

* ImpossiblyCompactFolding: a topologist with an interest in magic can fold up all sorts of things into tiny spaces, which can be unfolded later back into their complete form. [[spoiler: Goss demonstrates that the same trick can be used in an unpleasantly destructive fashion, horribly mangling the folded item]].
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* ImpossiblyCompactFolding: a topologist with an interest in magic can fold up all sorts of things into tiny spaces, which can be unfolded later back into their complete form. [[spoiler: Goss demonstrates that the same trick can be used in an unpleasantly destructive fashion, ''without'' any of the magic that goes with it, horribly mangling the folded item]].
13th Jul '15 5:09:48 PM Observance
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* MeanwhileInTheFuture: [[spoiler:Goss and Subby's deaths cause every one of London's bullied and persecuted, from 1065 to 2006, to simultaneously feel an instant of joy.]]
25th May '15 9:47:09 PM jormis29
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* SealedEvilInACan[=/=]AndIMustScream: What Grisamentum tried to do to [[NoNameGiven an old enemy]] by turning him into the Tattoo. Didn't work out so well. [[spoiler:Paul irons out the kinks, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing much to everyone else's relief]], by having the Tattoo's mouth sewn shut.]]
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* SealedEvilInACan[=/=]AndIMustScream: What Grisamentum tried to do to [[NoNameGiven an old enemy]] by turning him into the Tattoo. Didn't work out so well. [[spoiler:Paul irons out the kinks, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing much to everyone else's relief]], by having the Tattoo's [[MouthStitchedShut mouth sewn shut.shut]].]]
21st Apr '14 9:09:38 AM UknownTroper
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Deconstructed: Varney 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: Varney 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.]]
21st Apr '14 9:06:41 AM UknownTroper
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Varney is a highly devout man who also carries the curse of being very intelligent, and suffered problems reconciling his faith with his rationality. [[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: Varney is a highly devout man who also carries the curse of being very intelligent, and suffered suffers problems reconciling his faith with his rationality.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.]]
21st Apr '14 9:05:10 AM UknownTroper
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Added DiffLines:
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Varney is a highly devout man who also carries the curse of being very intelligent, and suffered problems reconciling his faith with his rationality. [[spoiler:It eventually leads him to try and RetGone Darwin's specimens to return everything to a simpler age.]]
23rd Jan '14 4:15:19 PM GuesssWho
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* SanitySlippage: Not that Goss had much to begin with, but he goes from somewhat odd comments ("Didn't think of that, did you, you ferocious little whatnot") through hopefully-pure metaphor ("Ears to the ground, Subby, tongues aflap") to gobbledygook ("Sparklehorse and Starpink have managed to creep out of Apple Palace past all the monkeyfish, but if we're silent as tiny goblins we can surprise them and then all frolic off together in the Meadow of Happy Kites.")
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* SanitySlippage: Not that Goss had much to begin with, but he goes from somewhat odd comments ("Didn't think of that, did you, you ferocious little whatnot") through hopefully-pure metaphor ("Ears to the ground, Subby, tongues aflap") to gobbledygook ("Sparklehorse and Starpink have managed to creep out of Apple Palace past all the monkeyfish, but if we're silent as tiny goblins we can surprise them and then all frolic off together in the Meadow of Happy Kites.Kites") to gobbledygook ("Numbers rumpus schampers grampus orca Belinda.")
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