History Literature / SilverJohn

11th Jun '17 3:04:27 PM Divra
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* RecklessGunUsage: Rixon gets taken to task for it by none less than the ghost of "Devil" Anse Hatfield. He tries to explain it away as a joke, but Anse remains unimpressed.
--> "A mighty sorry joke," said Devil Anse. "I never yet laughed at a gun going off."
22nd Jan '17 7:38:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* EldritchAbomination: Wellman was a fan of the CthulhuMythos and it shows in his work. A ''lot'' of the monsters John meets are described as something utterly ''alien'' to normal human life. [[NothingIsScarier That is, when they're described at all.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: Wellman was a fan of the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos and it shows in his work. A ''lot'' of the monsters John meets are described as something utterly ''alien'' to normal human life. [[NothingIsScarier That is, when they're described at all.]]
3rd Jan '17 4:32:32 PM foxley
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: In ''Voice of the Mountain'', the [[BigBad main villain]] [[EvilSorcerer Ruel Harpe]] is described after embarrassing a young witch in his service as being rather like "one of those parents who enjoys embarrassing their children on purpose."
5th Nov '16 9:37:02 AM dlchen145
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** In "Old Devlins was A-Waiting", a character has a theory that rituals for summoning up the dead are actually a form of time travel, bringing the subject forward from the past, not up from the grave. Their ritual succeeds in summoning [[{{Badass}} Captain Anderson Hatfield]], but the question of whence is left ambiguous.

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** In "Old Devlins was A-Waiting", a character has a theory that rituals for summoning up the dead are actually a form of time travel, bringing the subject forward from the past, not up from the grave. Their ritual succeeds in summoning [[{{Badass}} Captain Anderson Hatfield]], Hatfield, but the question of whence is left ambiguous.
4th Nov '16 7:56:45 AM PaulA
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Several of the stories are named after/inspired by American folk-songs.
4th Nov '16 6:58:45 AM Geoduck
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: Several of the stories are named after/inspired by American folk-songs.
6th Jun '16 1:01:11 AM PaulA
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: More than one of the stories was inspired by/named after an Appalachian folk song.


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* TitledAfterTheSong: Several of the stories are named after/inspired by Appalachian folk-tunes, including "Shiver in the Pines", "The Little Black Train" and "The Desrick on Yandro". John always sings at least a verse or two of the song in question, accompanying himself on his silver-strung guitar.
2nd Mar '16 2:04:00 AM Divra
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* RealPersonCameo: Several mountain musicians like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bascom_Lamar_Lunsford Bascom Lamar Lunsford]] and Obray Ramsey make appearances.
22nd Dec '15 10:30:10 PM Geoduck
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A series of DarkFantasy stories by Creator/ManlyWadeWellman about a traveling musician named John who frequently finds himself battling supernatural menaces in the deep backwoods of Appalachia. Wellman had already written other OccultDetective stories, demonstrating a talent for weirdness and a quirky sense of humour, but these stories are additionally enlivened by Wellman's enduring interest in the folklore and folk music of backwoods America.

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A series of DarkFantasy stories by Creator/ManlyWadeWellman about a traveling musician named John who frequently finds himself battling supernatural menaces in the deep backwoods of Appalachia.UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}}. Wellman had already written other OccultDetective stories, demonstrating a talent for weirdness and a quirky sense of humour, but these stories are additionally enlivened by Wellman's enduring interest in the folklore and folk music of backwoods America.
13th Oct '15 3:24:03 AM WillBGood
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* ShellShockedSenior: Anderson Newlands in "Old Devlins Was A-Waiting" is a veteran of UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. John himself occasionally mentions that he's been to war in the past, and WordOfGod is that he was in Korea too.

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* ShellShockedSenior: ShellShockedVeteran: Anderson Newlands in "Old Devlins Was A-Waiting" is a veteran of UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. John himself occasionally mentions that he's been to war in the past, and WordOfGod is that he was in Korea too.
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