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12th Nov '16 5:13:23 PM nombretomado
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* FunetikAksent: For a number of TalkingAnimal characters, including Mudge's rural-British speech and Roseroar's Southern drawl. Colin's accent is described in a way that brings to mind JohnWayne.

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* FunetikAksent: For a number of TalkingAnimal characters, including Mudge's rural-British speech and Roseroar's Southern drawl. Colin's accent is described in a way that brings to mind JohnWayne.Creator/JohnWayne.
7th Nov '16 4:25:25 AM aurora369
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* The way Clothahump distracts the Polastrindu guards is very reminiscent of how Gandalf in ''TheHobbit'' fooled the trolls into quarreling. The same applies to the scene where the cage of insults appears: it initially fools the heroes the same way.

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* ** The way Clothahump distracts the Polastrindu guards is very reminiscent of how Gandalf in ''TheHobbit'' fooled the trolls into quarreling. The same applies to the scene where the cage of insults appears: it initially fools the heroes the same way.
7th Nov '16 4:24:36 AM aurora369
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* The way Clothahump distracts the Polastrindu guards is very reminiscent of how Gandalf in ''TheHobbit'' fooled the trolls into quarreling. The same applies to the scene where the cage of insults appears: it initially fools the heroes the same way.
7th Nov '16 4:16:06 AM aurora369
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** And the final book ends with a duel of two magical rock musicians: the evil Hinckel summons legions of bad musicians from the world of the dead, and the good Jon-Tom dispels all them with giant amplifiers provided by his SufficientlyAdvancedAlien friend.
7th Nov '16 4:07:26 AM aurora369
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* EvilCounterpart: Hinckel, to Jon-Tom. Both are young aspiring rock musicians who end up in a magical world, and both have problems with their particularly unmelodic performances. However, Jon-Tom tries to become a better musician, and Hinckel decides to destroy all music but his.
5th Nov '16 9:25:46 AM dlchen145
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** Subversions do exist, however. [[GiantSpider The Weavers]] of Gossameringue, despite their fearsome appearance, turn out to be loyal and dependable allies; Colin the koala, far from being somnolent, lethargic, and slow of mind is a {{Badass}} warrior and runecaster; and Dormas the hinny, while a bit stubborn, is also one of the calmest and most sensible members of the party. Also, the guinea pig who leads the group of thieves that try to rob Clothahump in ''Time of the Transference'' is anything but cute and harmless.

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** Subversions do exist, however. [[GiantSpider The Weavers]] of Gossameringue, despite their fearsome appearance, turn out to be loyal and dependable allies; Colin the koala, far from being somnolent, lethargic, and slow of mind is a {{Badass}} badass warrior and runecaster; and Dormas the hinny, while a bit stubborn, is also one of the calmest and most sensible members of the party. Also, the guinea pig who leads the group of thieves that try to rob Clothahump in ''Time of the Transference'' is anything but cute and harmless.



* RhinoRampage: In ''Son of Spellsinger'', the young travelers recruit an alcoholic rhino as both transport and bodyguard. When he's not drunk off his feet, he's an armor-wearing BadAss.

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* RhinoRampage: In ''Son of Spellsinger'', the young travelers recruit an alcoholic rhino as both transport and bodyguard. When he's not drunk off his feet, he's an armor-wearing BadAss.badass.



* {{Whatevermancy}}: Colin the BadAss koala is a runecaster, a form of cleromancy.

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* {{Whatevermancy}}: Colin the BadAss badass koala is a runecaster, a form of cleromancy.
3rd Nov '16 10:02:14 PM nombretomado
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* CanonWelding: ''Chorus Skating'', the last novel, includes repeated cameo appearances by [[spoiler: a dimension-hopping [[HumanxCommonwealth thranx]]]].

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* CanonWelding: ''Chorus Skating'', the last novel, includes repeated cameo appearances by [[spoiler: a dimension-hopping [[HumanxCommonwealth [[Literature/HumanxCommonwealth thranx]]]].
22nd Oct '16 5:32:37 AM Ingonyama
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* ForegoneConclusion: After numerous mishaps and misadventures in and around Lynchbany, Jon-Tom goes back to Clothahump's Tree, planning to try using his newfound spellsinging combined with the wizard's magic to send him home and exchange a real engineer. This event happens...[[SpoiledByTheFormat with about half of the book still left to go]], guaranteeing the attempt is going to be a failure. The way it fails, however, and what the result of it is, are still rather unexpected.



* SpoiledByTheFormat: [[invoked]] After numerous mishaps and misadventures in and around Lynchbany, Jon-Tom goes back to Clothahump's Tree, planning to try using his newfound spellsinging combined with the wizard's magic to send him home and exchange a real engineer. This event happens...with about half of the book still left to go, guaranteeing the attempt is going to be a failure. The way it fails, however, and what the result of it is, are still rather unexpected.
21st Feb '16 3:19:47 PM Delphi
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** Clothahump says in the first book that only mammals and turtles talk, but talking frogs are introduced soon after.
17th Feb '16 8:09:46 PM Ingonyama
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::In the end, though, it becomes clear Jon-Tom does come to see value, hope, and goodness in this world, since he not only fights to defend it from the Plated Folk but various threats which crop up including the cosmic perambulator, and ends up forging many bonds and relationships in the Warmlands, to the point of having a wife and children and, when the opportunity comes to return to Earth, choosing to stay. So by the end of the series his view has shifted to that of AWorldHalfFull.

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::In :::In the end, though, it becomes clear Jon-Tom does come to see value, hope, and goodness in this world, since he not only fights to defend it from the Plated Folk but various threats which crop up including the cosmic perambulator, and ends up forging many bonds and relationships in the Warmlands, to the point of having a wife and children and, when the opportunity comes to return to Earth, choosing to stay. So by the end of the series his view has shifted to that of AWorldHalfFull.



** [[spoiler: though that group, was implied to be a rogue faction who still hang on to the few threads left of their evil army. No different from people today who still support the Nazi's, despite Nazi's are long forever gone]]

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** [[spoiler: though Though that group, group was implied to be a rogue faction who still hang on to the few threads left of their evil army. No different from people today who still support the Nazi's, Nazis, despite Nazi's are Nazis being long forever gone]]gone.]]



** On the other hand Talea strongly implies that, even if the spirit ([[AnythingThatMoves and flesh]]) is willing, Mudge doesn't get around [[UrbanLegendLoveLife nearly as much as he claims he does]]. This comment might seem motivated by either jealousy or a desire to insult a disgusting habit, except it is stated in the context of her warning Flor to avoid Caz because "unlike Mudge, who's a talker, this one's a doer". (I.e., if Mudge really did get around and she was just trying to insult him, surely she'd have warned Flor away from the otter too.) Though she contradicts herself in book six "that otter will screw anything that moves, and probably a few things that don't." Most likely, Talea meant that while Mudge would act crude and lecherous toward Flor, he wasn't actually interested in sex with a human while Caz was- while InterspeciesRomance occurs frequently, it's typically limited to couples who are members of the same genus or order, and it's much rarer with humans.

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** On the other hand Talea strongly implies that, even if the spirit ([[AnythingThatMoves and flesh]]) is willing, Mudge doesn't get around [[UrbanLegendLoveLife nearly as much as he claims he does]]. This comment might seem motivated by either jealousy or a desire to insult a disgusting habit, except it is stated in the context of her warning Flor to avoid Caz because "unlike Mudge, who's a talker, this one's a doer". (I.e., if Mudge really did get around and she was just trying to insult him, surely she'd have warned Flor away from the otter too.) Though she contradicts herself in book six "that otter will screw anything that moves, and probably a few things that don't." Most likely, Talea meant that while Mudge would act crude and lecherous toward Flor, he wasn't actually interested in sex with a human while Caz was- while was--while InterspeciesRomance occurs frequently, it's typically limited to couples who are members of the same genus or order, and it's much rarer with humans.



* RuleOfFunny: What generally determines the effects of Jon-Tom magic whenever he's not fighting a BigBad.

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* RuleOfFunny: What generally determines the effects of Jon-Tom Jon-Tom's magic whenever he's not fighting a BigBad.
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