History Literature / Newsflesh

6th Jul '16 10:58:17 PM Skylite
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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: For Becks -- it's bugs. The fearless badass Irwin is {{Squick}}ed out by millipedes and spiders.
6th Jul '16 10:56:47 PM Skylite
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Drink, actually, and doubles as ProductPlacement: Georgia Mason loves her some Coke. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that caffeine helps George stave off terrible, debilitating headaches caused by her Retinal Kellis-Amberlee condition, and the fact that it is ''illegal'' for her to use her prescription painkillers in certain zones based on how recently an outbreak has occurred.
** Mahir's is tea. He isn't picky, but English Breakfast served to him in Australia is all but grounds for sainthood.



* UnableToCry: Anyone with sufficiently advanced retinal KA. Subverted horribly [[spoiler: when Georgia goes into viral amplification and is finally able to cry even as she understands she's about to convert and ''still'' has to break the conspiracy story before she goes.]]
** Could also be viewed as a straightforward use of the trope, rather than a subversion, in that a [[spoiler: resolution in which the character in question is finally able to cry]] is described on the [[UnableToCry trope's]] page as not unusual.
** The physical nature of the affliction, [[spoiler: and of its resolution]], may also make this more a case of [[spoiler: TearsFromAStone]].
** Averted in ''Blackout'' with [[spoiler:Georgia II, who's adjusting to the disappearance of her retinal KA, and is continually surprised whenever she starts tearing up]].

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* UnableToCry: Anyone with sufficiently advanced retinal KA. Subverted horribly [[spoiler: when Georgia goes into viral amplification and is finally able to cry even as she understands she's about to convert and ''still'' has to break the conspiracy story before she goes.]]
** Could also be viewed as a straightforward use of the trope, rather than a subversion, in that a [[spoiler: resolution in which the character in question is finally able to cry]] is described on the [[UnableToCry trope's]] page as not unusual.
** The physical nature of the affliction, [[spoiler: and of its resolution]], may also make this more a case of [[spoiler: TearsFromAStone]].
** Averted in ''Blackout'' with [[spoiler:Georgia II, who's adjusting to the disappearance of her retinal KA, and is continually surprised whenever she starts tearing up]].
6th Jul '16 10:53:12 PM Skylite
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6th Jul '16 10:52:15 PM Skylite
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* TomatoInTheMirror: In ''Blackout'', Subject 7c realizes that [[spoiler: she's a clone]] when she gets a good look at her eyes in the mirror.


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* TrainingFromHell:
** Anyone who doesn't have a stay at home job has to be certified with guns and other ranged weapons.
** Anyone who wants to change from Newsie to Irwin (or just to become an Irwin) has to go into a live zombie mob and come back alive.
6th Jul '16 10:46:30 PM Skylite
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* PlayfulHacker: Buffy, who routinely augments the team's own recording devices by taking over cameras in hotels and conference halls.
6th Jul '16 10:44:52 PM Skylite
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6th Jul '16 10:44:13 PM Skylite
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* ParentalIssues: George and Shaun were adopted by [[MissingMom Stacy]] and [[DisappearedDad Michael Mason]] partly to prove that "the living have won" the zombie war; but mainly for ratings points, and they ''know'' it.
** DisappearedDad: Michael Mason is the "emotionally absent" sort. He unabashedly tries to cadge ratings from his children's successes.
** FollowInMyFootsteps: Shaun and Georgia are bloggers, taking after their parents, but not in the way their parents would prefer (obediently automatically giving their parents preferential treatment simply for adopting them).
*** Becks and Shaun discuss this in ''Blackout'', contrasting her refusal to do the same for her family, who are moneyed and don't do such gauche things as journalism.
** MissingMom: Stacy Mason. [[spoiler: Who shot her own biological child in the head when he converted, and then poses for photos at the school he used to go to.]] And if that's not bad enough? 82% of the affection Stacy shows her adopted children is ''only in public for posed shots''.
*** In ''Blackout'', [[spoiler:after being confronted by Shaun, and eventually going with her husband to rescue Alaric's sister Alisa]], she realizes what a terrible parent she's been, and writes, "I wish I'd been a better mom when I had the chance."
** ParentalAbandonment: George and Shaun were both orphans, adopted because their birth parents had died in the Rising; a situation which was true for many, many infants at that time.
*** In ''Deadline'', Alaric's parents both amplify, and that leaves his little sister an orphan.
** TheUnfavorite: George and Shaun are both unfavorites as compared to the Masons' first child.
*** Becks, for the Athertons.

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* ParentalIssues: George and Shaun were adopted by [[MissingMom Stacy]] and [[DisappearedDad Michael Mason]] partly to prove that "the living have won" the zombie war; but mainly for ratings points, and they ''know'' it.
** DisappearedDad: Michael Mason is the "emotionally absent" sort. He unabashedly tries to cadge ratings from his children's successes.
** FollowInMyFootsteps: Shaun and Georgia are bloggers, taking after their parents, but not in the way their parents would prefer (obediently automatically giving their parents preferential treatment simply for adopting them).
*** Becks and Shaun discuss this in ''Blackout'', contrasting her refusal to do the same for her family, who are moneyed and don't do such gauche things as journalism.
** MissingMom: Stacy Mason. [[spoiler: Who shot her own biological child in the head when he converted, and then poses for photos at the school he used to go to.]] And if that's not bad enough? 82% of the affection Stacy shows her adopted children is ''only in public for posed shots''.
*** In ''Blackout'', [[spoiler:after being confronted by Shaun, and eventually going with her husband to rescue Alaric's sister Alisa]], she realizes what a terrible parent she's been, and writes, "I wish I'd been a better mom when I had the chance."
** ParentalAbandonment: George and Shaun were both orphans, adopted because their birth parents had died in the Rising; a situation which was true for many, many infants at that time.
*** In ''Deadline'', Alaric's parents both amplify, and that leaves his little sister an orphan.
** TheUnfavorite: George and Shaun are both unfavorites as compared to the Masons' first child.
*** Becks, for the Athertons.
6th Jul '16 10:41:13 PM Skylite
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Doc. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that [[spoiler: online she is Barbara Tinney, guest blogger, but in reality she is Dr. Kelly Connolly, who was supposedly killed in a tragic break-in at the [=CDC=].]]
** "The Monkey" -- apparently the best fake [=ID=] guy in the world, and responsible for [[spoiler: Kelly's false identification]].
*** The rest of his team at The Brainpan: The Cat and The Fox (and The Wolf, departed). The Cat insists on only being referred to as such, but The Monkey - after finding out that [[spoiler:The Cat put a tracker on Dr. Kelly Connolly's ID unbeknownst to him]] - calls her by her real name, Jane.



** ParentalNeglect: Stacy and Michael Mason were ordinary parents for Phillip, but only going through the motions for Shaun and Georgia when in front of a camera, and at no other time, really.
** ReplacementGoldfish: Played with. In ''ATPLH'' Michael and Stacy did begin with good intentions when they adopted toddler age Shaun and Georgia. Stacy actually said in so many words she did not want the world to think they were replacing Phillip. That's why they adopted two children, one a girl. But by the time of ''Feed'' it's obvious their damage outstripped their intentions.
6th Jul '16 10:38:29 PM Skylite
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* MustHaveCaffeine: Georgia and Shaun consume heroic amounts of Coke and coffee, respectively.
** Mahir takes his as tea, thank you.



* NotBloodSiblings: Georgia and Shaun were born six weeks apart before they were adopted, and therefore could not possibly have had the same biological mother. [[spoiler: They're revealed in ''Deadline'' to have been sexually intimate as well.]]
* NotListeningToMeAreYou: In ''Countdown'', Professor Mason dropped a large book on his desk to get the attention of his chattering students.

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* NotBloodSiblings: Georgia and Shaun were born six weeks apart before they were adopted, and therefore could not possibly have had the same biological mother. [[spoiler: They're revealed in ''Deadline'' to have been sexually intimate as well.]]
* NotListeningToMeAreYou: In ''Countdown'', Professor Mason dropped a large book on his desk to get the attention of his chattering students.
6th Jul '16 10:36:07 PM Skylite
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* MamaBear: Emily Ryman. She has taken a motherly liking to the bloggers and slaps her husband's running mate for treating them disrespectfully. And let's not even get into how she reacts when you mess with her family.
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