History Literature / NightShift

10th Feb '17 10:55:47 AM falcon2484
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** "Quitter's Inc.": So, you'd like our organization to help you quit smoking, eh? Well, we're going to ''force'' you to quit. Cold turkey. You'd better not weaken, either, because if you take just one more puff, we'll see you. But it won't be ''you'' who has to take the consequences.
22nd Jan '17 7:34:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Homage}}: "Jerusalem's Lot" is a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] pastiche, written in [[EpistolaryNovel epistolary]] style with sprinklings of PurpleProse, and contains a ShoutOut to ''another'' TomeOfEldritchLore from the CthulhuMythos, "De Vermis Mysteriis".

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* {{Homage}}: "Jerusalem's Lot" is a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] pastiche, written in [[EpistolaryNovel epistolary]] style with sprinklings of PurpleProse, and contains a ShoutOut to ''another'' TomeOfEldritchLore from the CthulhuMythos, Franchise/CthulhuMythos, "De Vermis Mysteriis".
20th Jan '17 1:28:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* CthulhuMythos: "Jerusalem's Lot" is not just a pastiche of the style, but deliberately set within the SharedUniverse, and using several of its trappings. Including the EldritchAbomination and CosmicHorrorStory elements of the trope.
11th Jan '17 12:21:52 PM Gregzilla
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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.
* [[spoiler: 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.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology : 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.
* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim:]] Lester AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: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.
14th Dec '16 11:12:13 PM FarseerLolotea
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** Burt and Vicky Robeson. Burt is slightly better than Vicky, but both of them do nothing but argue with each other throughout the story. They are irredeemably mean-spirited and annoying compared to [[Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn their film counterparts]]. [[spoiler:Unlike the film, both end up being sacrificed to He Who Walks Behind The Rows.]]

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** Burt and Vicky Robeson. Burt is slightly better than Vicky, but Robeson, both of them whom do nothing but argue with each other throughout the story. They are irredeemably mean-spirited and annoying compared to [[Film/ChildrenOfTheCorn their film counterparts]]. [[spoiler:Unlike the film, both end up being sacrificed to He Who Walks Behind The Rows.]]
26th Oct '16 6:30:44 PM lolface123
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* DirtyCoward: Lester Billings. He ''used his own son as bait'' for the Boogeyman.
25th Oct '16 7:19:47 AM lolface123
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* HumanoidAbomination: In "Gray Matter", after Richie's transformation kicks in full force, he becomes an amoebic fungal monstrosity that is human only in it's rough body shape.
25th Oct '16 6:38:33 AM lolface123
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: "The Boogeyman" story involves Lester Billings, a former father of two, remorseful over how the titular monster killed his children and how he should of done something sooner.
10th Oct '16 2:31:21 PM falcon2484
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: From the boy with the red hair in "Children of the Corn": "Remand your soul to God, for you will stand before His throne momentarily."[[note]]Averted, as he does ''not'' kick Burt's ass; in fact, Burt kicks ''his'', stabbing him in the throat with a jackknife.[[/note]]* ThePrecariousLedge: "The Ledge" is about a mob boss who forces his wife's lover to circumnavigate a 5-inch ledge surrounding a pair of penthouses atop a multistory building. [[spoiler:When the man succeeds, the mob boss tries to [[ILied have him killed anyway]], but he is overpowered and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard forced to do the same thing]]. The lover then waits for him with a loaded gun, because [[ExactWords he never said he'd let the criminal live in case he succeeded.]]]]

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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: From the boy with the red hair in "Children of the Corn": "Remand your soul to God, for you will stand before His throne momentarily."[[note]]Averted, as he does ''not'' kick Burt's ass; in fact, Burt kicks ''his'', stabbing him in the throat with a jackknife.[[/note]]* [[/note]]
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ThePrecariousLedge: "The Ledge" is about a mob boss who forces his wife's lover to circumnavigate a 5-inch ledge surrounding a pair of penthouses atop a multistory building. [[spoiler:When the man succeeds, the mob boss tries to [[ILied have him killed anyway]], but he is overpowered and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard forced to do the same thing]]. The lover then waits for him with a loaded gun, because [[ExactWords he never said he'd let the criminal live in case he succeeded.]]]]
10th Oct '16 2:30:50 PM falcon2484
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* ThePrecariousLedge: "The Ledge" is about a mob boss who forces his wife's lover to circumnavigate a 5-inch ledge surrounding a pair of penthouses atop a multistory building. [[spoiler:When the man succeeds, the mob boss tries to [[ILied have him killed anyway]], but he is overpowered and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard forced to do the same thing]]. The lover then waits for him with a loaded gun, because [[ExactWords he never said he'd let the criminal live in case he succeeded.]]]]

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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: From the boy with the red hair in "Children of the Corn": "Remand your soul to God, for you will stand before His throne momentarily."[[note]]Averted, as he does ''not'' kick Burt's ass; in fact, Burt kicks ''his'', stabbing him in the throat with a jackknife.[[/note]]* ThePrecariousLedge: "The Ledge" is about a mob boss who forces his wife's lover to circumnavigate a 5-inch ledge surrounding a pair of penthouses atop a multistory building. [[spoiler:When the man succeeds, the mob boss tries to [[ILied have him killed anyway]], but he is overpowered and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard forced to do the same thing]]. The lover then waits for him with a loaded gun, because [[ExactWords he never said he'd let the criminal live in case he succeeded.]]]]
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