History Literature / TheDogStars

9th Jun '16 12:18:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Bangley and Pops
14th Aug '13 1:00:46 PM Kankedort
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* PostApocalypticDog: Can't you tell from the title?
21st Feb '13 10:06:23 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* LastNameBasis: Bangley. Higs only learns his first name from someone else after living with him for nine years.

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* LastNameBasis: Bangley. Bangley, who never tells Higs only learns his first name even after nine years of living together. Higs has to find out from someone else after living with him for nine years.else.
21st Feb '13 10:05:26 AM CaptainCrawdad
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''The Dog Stars'' is a post-apocalyptic novel by Peter Heller. It chronicles the struggles of a man to find human connection after a super-flu has wiped out almost the entire human population.

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''The Dog Stars'' is a post-apocalyptic novel by Peter Heller. It chronicles the struggles of a man to trying find human connection after a super-flu has wiped out almost the entire human population.
20th Feb '13 7:06:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BadassBeard: Pops sports a very long grey beard. Notably averted by Bangley, who keeps himself meticulously clean-shaven even in a post-apocalytpic world.



* PapaWolf: Pops.

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* PapaWolf: Pops. Don't mess with his daughter.


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* WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: Higs's narration uses extremely idiosyncratic punctuation, apparently to represent his erratic mind. He's an educated man, and an aspiring writer, so we know that he could punctuate properly if he were actually writing it down. Spoken dialogue is always formatted according to standard English.
20th Feb '13 3:20:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Bangley was no one of consequence or training before the end of civilization. Now he's a bloodthirsty one-man-army with countless notches on his belt.
20th Feb '13 2:45:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* LastStand: [[spoiler: Bangley has one while Higs is away when their home is attacked by a large group of raiders. He manages to kill all of the intruders and survives long enough for Higs to return with medical aid]].


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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Bangley's last stand while Higs was away. Higs and company return to survey the carnage and eventually find Bangley still clinging to life]].
20th Feb '13 2:43:41 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BloodKnight: Bangley was basically waiting for the end of the world so that he could do nothing but kill people.


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* CripplingOverspecialization: Bangley knows almost nothing about anything except building and using weapons. He relies on Higs for everything else. [[spoiler:Subverted, as Higs eventually discovers that Bangley was raised a farmer and has a whole wealth of useful skills that he's refused to acknowledge]].
20th Feb '13 2:41:01 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* LastNameBasis: Bangley. Higs only learns his first name from someone else after living with him for nine years.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Pops.
20th Feb '13 1:08:20 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: Higs has a hard time understanding [[spoiler:the old couple in the airport]].
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