History Literature / NightShift

17th Jun '16 1:56:42 AM Farnham
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* VillainProtagonist: Renshaw in "Battleground". He's a hitman who killed a toymaker, Hans Morris; the murderous toy soldiers are sent to him by Morris's mother as a revenge.

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* VillainProtagonist: Renshaw in "Battleground". He's a hitman who killed a toymaker, Hans Morris; the murderous toy soldiers [[spoiler:and miniature thermonuclear weapon]] are sent to him by Morris's mother as a revenge.
27th May '16 9:07:35 AM DougDevilsMutt
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* [[spoiler: Asshole Victim:]] Lester Billings. It gets a little lost in the horrific tragedy of his story, but paying attention to all his dialogue reveals he is racist, homophobic, and casually misogynistic and abusive (he speaks of hitting his wife in the same terms one would describe taking out the garbage in terms of problem solving, and also at least once struck one of his young children to silence them, not to mention he slut shames his own wife by talking about 'how easily she went to bed with him before they were married'). While those traits could sort of be chalked up to being the average whitebread man of the 60's and 70's, he crosses the line when [[spoiler: scared of the Boogeymen, he purposely moves his son out of his room because the Boogeymen will go for him first. Because he's weaker.]] Whatever fate he suffers, he probably deserved worse.

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* [[spoiler: Asshole Victim:]] AssholeVictim:]] Lester Billings. It gets a little lost in the horrific tragedy of his story, but paying attention to all his dialogue reveals he is racist, homophobic, and casually misogynistic and abusive (he speaks of hitting his wife in the same terms one would describe taking out the garbage in terms of problem solving, and also at least once struck one of his young children to silence them, not to mention he slut shames his own wife by talking about 'how easily she went to bed with him before they were married'). While those traits could sort of be chalked up to being the average whitebread man of the 60's and 70's, he crosses the line when [[spoiler: scared of the Boogeymen, he purposely moves his son out of his room because the Boogeymen will go for him first. Because he's weaker.]] Whatever fate he suffers, he probably deserved worse.
23rd Apr '16 10:25:13 AM falcon2484
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** In "The Bogeyman", the protagonist tries for years to escape the bogeyman who killed his offspring and stalked him endlessly. [[spoiler:At the end of the story it turns out that the therapist he's been telling the tale to was the bogeyman in disguise, who evidently gets him.]]

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** In "The Bogeyman", Boogeyman", the protagonist tries for years to escape the bogeyman boogeyman who killed his offspring and stalked him endlessly. [[spoiler:At the end of the story it turns out that the therapist he's been telling the tale to was the bogeyman boogeyman in disguise, who evidently gets him.]]
23rd Apr '16 10:17:57 AM falcon2484
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** All things considered, Warwick is more of a MeanBoss. He doesn't force any of his employees to clean up the basement; they do so because they're getting paid time-and-a-half (double-time on the Fourth of July). He does, however, yell at, belittle and patronize the mill workers, and threatens to fire anyone who walks out because of the rats.
16th Apr '16 4:17:56 PM Aquila89
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* LaughingMad: Hall, the protagonist in "Graveyard Shift" begins to laugh, making "a high, screaming sound" [[spoiler:as he's being eaten alive by a SwarmOfRats.]]

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* LaughingMad: Hall, the protagonist in "Graveyard Shift" begins to laugh, making "a high, screaming sound" [[spoiler:as he's being eaten alive EatenAlive by a SwarmOfRats.]]
29th Dec '15 5:37:37 AM kraas
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology : Bats aren't flying rats.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology : Bats aren't flying rats. However, in light of the mutant abominations discovered in the sub-cellar, it's possible that the flying creatures really are rats that have somehow grown wings.
29th Oct '15 3:28:40 PM Aquila89
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** He Who Walks Behind the Rows in the "Children of the Corn. [[spoiler: When it arrives to kill Burt, it's only described as "something huge, bulking up to the sky... something green with terrible red eyes the size of footballs." The scene then ends with a literary version of the GoryDiscrectionShot.]]

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** He Who Walks Behind the Rows in the "Children of the Corn. [[spoiler: When it arrives to kill Burt, it's only described as "something huge, bulking up to the sky... something green with terrible red eyes the size of footballs." The scene then ends with a literary version of the GoryDiscrectionShot.GoryDiscretionShot.]]
29th Oct '15 3:27:39 PM Aquila89
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** He Who Walks Behind the Rows in the "Children of the Corn. [[spoiler: When it arrives to kill Burt, it's only described as "something huge, bulking up to the sky... something green with terrible red eyes the size of footballs."]]

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** He Who Walks Behind the Rows in the "Children of the Corn. [[spoiler: When it arrives to kill Burt, it's only described as "something huge, bulking up to the sky... something green with terrible red eyes the size of footballs."]]" The scene then ends with a literary version of the GoryDiscrectionShot.]]
29th Oct '15 3:27:04 PM Aquila89
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* NothingIsScarier: Lester Billings never sees the Boogeyman [[spoiler:until the end, that is]]. However, he certainly hears it and is well aware of its presence in his house -- he notes how a trail of slime appeared in the hallway one day and talks about how you could almost hear it dragging its claws over the bannister or sliding around. The Boogeyman's actions were stealthy but not ''too'' much -- as Billings puts it, "it wanted you to hear it".

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* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier:
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Lester Billings never sees the Boogeyman [[spoiler:until the end, that is]]. However, he certainly hears it and is well aware of its presence in his house -- he notes how a trail of slime appeared in the hallway one day and talks about how you could almost hear it dragging its claws over the bannister or sliding around. The Boogeyman's actions were stealthy but not ''too'' much -- as Billings puts it, "it wanted you to hear it".
** He Who Walks Behind the Rows in the "Children of the Corn. [[spoiler: When it arrives to kill Burt, it's only described as "something huge, bulking up to the sky... something green with terrible red eyes the size of footballs."]]
29th Oct '15 3:20:51 PM Aquila89
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* ArtifactOfDoom: In "Jerusalem's Lot", "De Vermis Mysteriis" is a TomeOfEldritchLore created in the short stories of Robert Bloch, and mentioned in a few by Creator/HPLovecraft. [[spoiler:Reading from it temporarily possesses Charles with the spirit of his ancestor and summons an EldritchAbomination.]]

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* ArtifactOfDoom: In "Jerusalem's Lot", "De Vermis Mysteriis" is a TomeOfEldritchLore created in the short stories of Robert Bloch, Creator/RobertBloch, and mentioned in a few by Creator/HPLovecraft. [[spoiler:Reading from it temporarily possesses Charles with the spirit of his ancestor and summons an EldritchAbomination.]]
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