History Literature / TheCasualVacancy

21st Feb '18 11:44:00 AM nombretomado
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** Also, [[spoiler:Barry's funeral near the beginning, and the funeral of Krystal and Robbie at the end. At both of them, "Umbrella" by {{Rihanna}} is played.]]

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** Also, [[spoiler:Barry's funeral near the beginning, and the funeral of Krystal and Robbie at the end. At both of them, "Umbrella" by {{Rihanna}} {{Music/Rihanna}} is played.]]



* {{Leitmotif}}: {{Rihanna}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN3gNuRdVmg "Umbrella"]] appears to be one for Krystal and the rowing team, to the point where they request that it be played at Barry Fairbrother's funeral as the casket is led out of the church. [[spoiler:It gets played again at Krystal's funeral.]]

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* {{Leitmotif}}: {{Rihanna}}'s {{Music/Rihanna}}'s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN3gNuRdVmg "Umbrella"]] appears to be one for Krystal and the rowing team, to the point where they request that it be played at Barry Fairbrother's funeral as the casket is led out of the church. [[spoiler:It gets played again at Krystal's funeral.]]
6th Jan '18 4:53:13 AM akanesarumara
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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Fats has really gotten Andrew into a lot of trouble at times. When Fats [[spoiler:tried to take the blame for all the Ghost posts, Andrew ended up getting a beating since Simon thought Andrew told Fats about the stuff that was posted.]] Fats also hid a peanut inside a marshmallow and gave it to the known allergic Andrew for no conceivable reason other than to see what would happen when they were children, which almost ''killed'' Andrew. To top it all off, he [[spoiler:kissed a drunk Gaia to spite Andrew when he found out that he was moving away.]]

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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Fats has really gotten Andrew into a lot of trouble at times. When Fats [[spoiler:tried to take the blame for all the Ghost posts, Andrew ended up getting a beating anyways since Simon thought Andrew told Fats about the stuff that was posted.]] Fats also hid a peanut inside a marshmallow and gave it to the known allergic Andrew for no conceivable reason other than to see what would happen when they were children, which almost ''killed'' Andrew. To top it all off, he [[spoiler:kissed a drunk Gaia to spite Andrew when he found out that he was moving away.]]
6th Jan '18 4:50:20 AM akanesarumara
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** Though not as bad as [[spoiler:Obbo]], this also applies to [[spoiler:Simon]]. [[spoiler:Although he loses his job because of his petty crimes, he gets another job in Reading and shows no signs of stopping his [[DomesticAbuser domestic abuse]] of his wife and sons]].

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** Though not as bad as [[spoiler:Obbo]], this also applies to [[spoiler:Simon]]. [[spoiler:Although he loses his job because of his petty crimes, he gets another job in Reading and shows no signs of stopping though we last see him in a sombre moment, it is left unclear if he will stop his [[DomesticAbuser domestic abuse]] of his wife and sons]].sons- Andrew at least thinks he won't]].
6th Jan '18 4:46:50 AM akanesarumara
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* ButNotTooGay: [[spoiler:Patricia Mollison]], who is mentioned in the story repeatedly and identified as a lesbian and in a relationship, but whose partner is only discussed, never shown on-screen.

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* ButNotTooGay: [[spoiler:Patricia Mollison]], who is mentioned in the story repeatedly and identified as a lesbian and in a relationship, but whose partner is only discussed, never shown on-screen. To be fair, she has left Pagford, the setting of the novel, long ago, is the black sheep of the family, and when she does come back it is only for a few hours and without her lover as [[spoiler: Shirley refused to acknowledge their relationship in the invitation, only referring to the lover as a "plus one".]]
18th Jun '17 12:42:33 PM whirlofwings
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* {{Leitmotif}}: {{Rihanna}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iQRXuAo6Eg "Umbrella"]] appears to be one for Krystal and the rowing team, to the point where they request that it be played at Barry Fairbrother's funeral as the casket is led out of the church. [[spoiler:It gets played again at Krystal's funeral.]]

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* {{Leitmotif}}: {{Rihanna}}'s [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iQRXuAo6Eg com/watch?v=gN3gNuRdVmg "Umbrella"]] appears to be one for Krystal and the rowing team, to the point where they request that it be played at Barry Fairbrother's funeral as the casket is led out of the church. [[spoiler:It gets played again at Krystal's funeral.]]
29th Apr '17 8:16:33 AM karstovich2
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It's TwentyMinutesIntoThePast, and the little English town of Pagford is in shock. Barry Fairbrother, a popular member of the local [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parish_councils_in_England parish council]], has dropped dead of a brain aneurysm on his wedding anniversary. Though everyone is impacted by his death, the ensuing drama and election to fill the [[TitleDrop casual vacancy]] Barry left behind reveals a town that is tearing itself apart over what to do with a housing project known as "The Fields", that is outside the jurisdiction of both Pagford and [[TheRival the neighbouring larger town of Yarvil]]. The novel follows a [[RotatingProtagonist rotating]] cast of characters as egos are bruised and family tensions boil over, and meanwhile, a certain mysterious someone is posting townsfolk secrets on the local website...

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It's TwentyMinutesIntoThePast, and the little English town of Pagford is in shock. Barry Fairbrother, a popular member of the local [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parish_councils_in_England parish council]], has dropped dead of a brain aneurysm on his wedding anniversary. Though everyone is impacted by his death, the ensuing drama and election to fill the [[TitleDrop casual vacancy]] vacancy]][[note]]In British (and Australian and New Zealand) electoral terminology, a vacancy in an elected position left by a chance occurrence like death or incapacity of the elected member[[/note]] Barry left behind reveals a town that is tearing itself apart over what to do with a housing project known as "The Fields", that is outside the jurisdiction of both Pagford and [[TheRival the neighbouring larger town of Yarvil]]. The novel follows a [[RotatingProtagonist rotating]] cast of characters as egos are bruised and family tensions boil over, and meanwhile, a certain mysterious someone is posting townsfolk secrets on the local website...
23rd Oct '16 10:14:41 AM nombretomado
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* FunetikAksent: Characters from Yarvil get a accent similar to [[Literature/HarryPotter Hagrid's]], with plenty of apostrophes and missing h's, to distinguish them from the Pagford folk. See {{BritishAccents}} for more information.

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* FunetikAksent: Characters from Yarvil get a accent similar to [[Literature/HarryPotter Hagrid's]], with plenty of apostrophes and missing h's, to distinguish them from the Pagford folk. See {{BritishAccents}} UsefulNotes/BritishAccents for more information.
15th Oct '16 8:13:33 PM nombretomado
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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: It's unclear as to ''when'' the novel is supposed to take place, although there is a grave with a date-of-death of 2008 on it, Benazir Bhutto is apparently a topical reference, and {{Facebook}} plays a notable role in some of the subplots. The Nintendo DS is also mentioned at one point. Rhianna's "Umbrella" plays into it as well which was released in 2007, the same year Rowling released ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: It's unclear as to ''when'' the novel is supposed to take place, although there is a grave with a date-of-death of 2008 on it, Benazir Bhutto is apparently a topical reference, and {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} plays a notable role in some of the subplots. The Nintendo DS is also mentioned at one point. Rhianna's "Umbrella" plays into it as well which was released in 2007, the same year Rowling released ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''.
12th Oct '16 10:25:16 AM Terwanuli
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** With some exceptions: [[spoiler: At least Fats enjoys sex with Kristal (while her perspective isn't taken into account so often), it's implied that Kay enjoyed having sex with Gavin [[ShutUpKiss (although he mostly did that to distract her from their relationship problems)]] and Gaya is heartbroken for having to leave her boyfriend Jean Luca she has had sex with. Well, the perspective of the ones (propably?) enjoyimg it is either not fully sympathic or only alluded to.]]



* OpposingSportsTeam: The rowing team of the Saint Anne's boarding school. Lexie and Libbie, the graddaughters of the chairman of the local council, Howard Mollison, go there. Both Howard and his son Myles, who is a layer, are rich and sucessful middle class people - which is the reason why they can afford that school. This team is contrasted by the team Barry Fairbrother brought to live: The school is an average school and the most important members are Sukhvinder and Krystal. Sukhvinder's family has an indian cultural backround so they are the only (explicetly mentioned) people of colour in the village. Krystal comes from the lower social class and has huge family problems regarding her drug addict mother and her little brother. All three of them - Sukhvinder, Krystal and Barry - are sympatic main characters and so is their rowing team. [[spoiler:In flashback scene in the end Krystal pesters the Saint Anne girls as [[RichBitch rich bitches]]. Also in a [[TroubledSympaticBigot homophobic]] matter.]]

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* OpposingSportsTeam: The rowing team of the Saint Anne's boarding school. Lexie and Libbie, the graddaughters of the chairman of the local council, Howard Mollison, go there. Both Howard and his son Myles, who is a layer, are rich and sucessful middle class people - which is the reason why they can afford that school. This team is contrasted by the team Barry Fairbrother brought to live: The school is an average school and the most important members are Sukhvinder and Krystal. Sukhvinder's family has an indian cultural backround so they are the only (explicetly mentioned) people of colour in the village. Krystal comes from the lower social class and has huge family problems regarding her drug addict mother and her little brother. All three of them - Sukhvinder, Krystal and Barry - are sympatic main characters and so is their rowing team. [[spoiler:In flashback scene in the end Krystal pesters the Saint Anne girls as [[RichBitch rich bitches]]. Also in a [[TroubledSympaticBigot homophobic]] matter.]]bitches]]]]
12th Oct '16 10:09:34 AM Terwanuli
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* OpposingSportsTeam: The rowing team of the Saint Anne's boarding school. Lexie and Libbie, the graddaughters of the chairman of the local council, Howard Mollison, go there. Both Howard and his son Myles, who is a layer, are rich and sucessful middle class people - which is the reason why they can afford that school. This team is contrasted by the team Barry Fairbrother brought to live: The school is an average school and the most important members are Sukhvinder and Krystal. Sukhvinder's family has an indian cultural backround so they are the only (explicetly mentioned) people of colour in the village. Krystal comes from the lower social class and has huge family problems regarding her drug addict mother and her little brother. All three of them - Sukhvinder, Krystal and Barry - are sympatic main characters and so is their rowing team. [[spoiler:In flashback scene in the end Krystal pesters the Saint Anne girls as [[RichBitch rich bitches]]. Also in a [[TroubledSympaticBigot homophobic]] matter.]]
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