History Literature / TheDreamOfPerpetualMotion

1st Apr '16 7:13:40 PM aye_amber
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* ArmchairPsychology - In this world, there are shrinkcabs, which are taxicabs ostensibly driven by licensed psychologists (actually professional listeners who've done a one week course).

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* ArmchairPsychology - '''Armchair Psychology:''' In this world, there are shrinkcabs, which are taxicabs ostensibly driven by licensed psychologists (actually professional listeners who've done a one week course).
14th Feb '16 4:16:54 AM eroock
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->“Storytelling—that’s not the future. The future, I’m afraid, is flashes and impulses. It’s made up of moments and fragments, and stories won’t survive.”
-->--''Prospero Taligent''

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->“Storytelling—that’s
->''“Storytelling—that’s
not the future. The future, I’m afraid, is flashes and impulses. It’s made up of moments and fragments, and stories won’t survive.
-->--''Prospero
”''
-->-- ''Prospero
Taligent''
26th Jun '15 3:11:47 AM Odon
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5th Mar '15 12:07:07 AM jormis29
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* MadArtist: Astrid [[spoiler:who has herself bronzed]], the sculpter hired by Prospero to make endless images of his daughter [[spoiler:who cuts up Miranda to make the perfect version]], and a literary professor even suggests that Prospero has arranged his entire life in imitation of ''TheTempest''.

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* MadArtist: Astrid [[spoiler:who has herself bronzed]], the sculpter hired by Prospero to make endless images of his daughter [[spoiler:who cuts up Miranda to make the perfect version]], and a literary professor even suggests that Prospero has arranged his entire life in imitation of ''TheTempest''.''Theatre/TheTempest''.
23rd May '14 5:59:50 PM Sapphirea2
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* ShoutOut - Caliban Taligent is [[spoiler:made up of the body parts of various people,]] just like in {{Frankenstein}}

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* ShoutOut - Caliban Taligent is [[spoiler:made up of the body parts of various people,]] just like in {{Frankenstein}}''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}''.



** As a young boy, Harold gets to travel with [[CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory a large group of children into the corporate headquarters of a reclusive genius]].

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** As a young boy, Harold gets to travel with [[CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory a large group of children into the corporate headquarters of a reclusive genius]].
19th Mar '14 11:48:13 PM Odon
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* JerkassGenie: Prospero promises the children who attend his daughter's tenth birthday that he will give them what they most desire. Years later Howard meets the boy who sat next to him at the party, now a morphine addict who gets a crystal bottle of morphine delivered to him every day.

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* JerkassGenie: Prospero promises the children who attend his daughter's tenth birthday that he will give them what they most desire. Years later Howard meets the boy who sat next to him at the party, now a morphine addict who gets a crystal bottle of morphine delivered to him every day. Prospero also mentions [[IWishedYouWereDead hiring hitmen to fulfill several desires]].
19th Mar '14 11:45:13 PM Odon
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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Elements of this with the protagonist's work at the greeting card company, and the workers at the Taligent Tower marching to work singing proletarian songs.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Elements of this with the protagonist's work at the greeting card company, and the workers employees at the Taligent Tower marching to work singing proletarian songs.
19th Mar '14 11:42:16 PM Odon
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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible (InUniverse): Apparently why Astrid shouted "Hot buttered spleen" and not "[[OhCrap Turn off the machine!]]" [[spoiler:while being lowered into a bath of molten bronze for her final work of art.]]

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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible (InUniverse): Apparently According to Charmaine Saint Claire, why Astrid shouted "Hot buttered spleen" and not "[[OhCrap Turn off the machine!]]" [[spoiler:while being lowered into a bath of molten bronze for her final work of art.]]
19th Mar '14 11:41:15 PM Odon
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* HowWeGotHere: Opens with Howard [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld imprisoned on the airship]] with only Miranda's insane ramblings for company.
19th Mar '14 11:34:45 PM Odon
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* CoolAirship

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* CoolAirshipCoolAirship: The ''Chrysalis''.
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