History Literature / TheLegendOfRahAndTheMuggles

9th Apr '17 2:39:07 AM VAIAZ
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* VanityPublishing: Twice, in fact. The author's own publishing company went bankrupt, then the book was picked up by a new publisher hoping to capitalize on the plagiarism controversy...which ''also'' went bankrupt.
19th Mar '17 6:36:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UnexplainedAccent: Buddy the Barracuda has a Brooklyn accent for no discernable reason.
19th Mar '17 2:18:02 PM VAIAZ
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* DisproportionateReward: Rah wins at a croquet game, and the Muggles treat him as a god just for doing it, even rewarding him with an old and valuable medal.
** They hail him even for [[MundaneMadeAwesome building a stone mill.]]
19th Mar '17 2:09:32 PM VAIAZ
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* AndThatsTerrible: Stouffer will repeadly shove to the reader's face the fact that Zyn is evil, either via the Muggles (including ''her adoptive mother'') or via herself as the narrator.
19th Mar '17 2:06:14 PM VAIAZ
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** IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every year seems to be named after a particular parable from ''The Ancient Book of Tales''. For example, "The Year of the Gilded Cage" refers to an incident in which pirates stole a number of pets being taken to be sold and released them on Aura, keeping only the gold cages.

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** IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every year seems to be named after a particular parable from ''The Ancient Book of Tales''. For example, "The Year of the Gilded Cage" refers to an incident in which pirates stole a number of pets being animals taken to be sold and released them on Aura, keeping only the gold cages.



* ApatheticCitizens: Nobody does anything about Zyn or the Nevils.

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* ApatheticCitizens: Nobody does anything about to stop Zyn or the Nevils.



* BrightCastle: Depicted on the cover, and apparently where Lady Catherine lives, [[CoversAlwaysLie which features in the first chapter and never appears again]].

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* BrightCastle: Depicted on the cover, and apparently where Lady Catherine lives, [[CoversAlwaysLie which features is featured in the first chapter and never appears again]].



* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The book's introduction drones on for 2,000 words of questionable relevance to the rest of the story and so, for that matter, do the first two chapters. In fact, the story's major conflict (the CainAndAbel plot) isn't even hinted at until about halfway through.
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The word "Bugger" is uttered quite often in the book. Apparently Stouffer was not aware that it's a very offensive word in both British and Australian English.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The book's introduction drones on for 2,000 words of questionable relevance to the rest of the story and so, for that matter, do the first two chapters.chapters and every character in it, beside the babies of course. In fact, the story's major conflict (the CainAndAbel plot) isn't even hinted at until about halfway through.
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The word "Bugger" is uttered quite often in the book. Apparently Stouffer was not aware that it's a very offensive word in both British and Australian English.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Take a wild guess as to which beverage "Lemonade Lake" (for reasons unexplored) tastes like. [[http://szaleniec1000.livejournal.com/38879.html The parody]] had "[[ParodyNames Coca-Cola Canal]]".

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Take a wild guess as to which beverage "Lemonade Lake" (for reasons unexplored) tastes like. [[http://szaleniec1000.livejournal.com/38879.html The parody]] had "[[ParodyNames Coca-Cola Canal]]".



* GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals: The "Greeblies", rabbit-faced rats, and "Nardles", sand dogs as large as lions that the muggles keep.



* HitSoHardTheCalendarFeltIt: The Calendar is reset by a nuclear war. The problem is that it talks about a "Year of the purple haze" (nuclear fallout), when every single year in living memory has been a year of purple haze!
* HollywoodEvolution
* HowDoIUsedTense: Stouffer has this habit of switching into present tense and back in the course of a single sentence.
* InexplicableTreasureChests
* InfantImmortality: Taken to the logical extreme. Place two infants (toddlers?) on a raft and shove them out to sea, let them stay on the raft for ''one full week'' before having the happy sea creatures come to their aid, and then consider how they avoid being (a) horribly sunburnt, (b) half-drowned or maybe ''all'' drowned, (c) salt-burnt, and/or (d) dehydrated and probably dead from that alone. They're ''certainly'' not going to be shiny, happy babies by that point, and that's even leaving in such an important detail as NobodyPoops.
** The lack of sunburn could possibly be {{Handwave}}d with the fact that Lady Catherine apparently covered them with a blanket before sending them off. It's still really weak, especially when you consider (a) that doesn't excuse their heads and (b) there is no more mention of the blanket, nor does it appear in the picture.

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* HitSoHardTheCalendarFeltIt: The Calendar is reset by a nuclear war. The problem is that it talks about starts with a "Year of the purple haze" (nuclear fallout), when every single year in living memory has been a year of purple haze!
* HollywoodEvolution
HollywoodEvolution: Normal humans (actually the most unfortunate ones) evolved into looking like baby-like lifeforms in the span of just 500 years.
* HowDoIUsedTense: Stouffer has this the habit of switching into present tense and back in the course of a single sentence.
* InexplicableTreasureChests
InexplicableTreasureChests: Complete with an inexplicable treasure: in fact, we don't even get to know what's ''in'' the chest that's so important.
* InfantImmortality: Taken to the logical extreme. Place two infants (toddlers?) on a raft and shove them out to sea, let them stay on the raft for ''one full week'' before having the happy sea creatures come to their aid, and then consider how they avoid being (a) horribly sunburnt, (b) half-drowned or maybe ''all'' drowned, (c) salt-burnt, and/or (d) dehydrated and probably dead from that alone. They're ''certainly'' not going to be shiny, happy babies by that point, and that's even leaving in such an important detail as NobodyPoops.
** The lack of sunburn could possibly be {{Handwave}}d with the fact that Lady Catherine apparently covered them with a blanket before sending them off. It's still really weak, especially when you consider (a) a weak explaination, because that doesn't excuse their heads heads, and (b) there is no more mention of the blanket, nor does it appear in the picture.pictures.



* LampshadeHanging: The intro pointing out how implausible the whole situation was is an example of the bad, "Message from Fred" kind.



* OcularGushers: If you want to {{Narm}}ify a touching goodbye scene, you can't do better than have someone cry so much that ''they cause a flash flood''. Presumably the [[ElementalBaggage vast volume of water involved]] was stored in one of the massive {{plot hole}}s.
* OrphanedEtymology: After the "Thirty Year War", all knowledge of the world is lost. Then how do the characters remember well about Shakespeare, Pachelbel Canon D, the Indians, French Language and Chinese Lanterns?

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* OcularGushers: If you want to {{Narm}}ify a touching goodbye scene, you can't do better than have someone cry so much that ''they cause a flash flood''. Presumably Evidently the [[ElementalBaggage vast volume of water involved]] was stored in one of the massive {{plot hole}}s.
* OrphanedEtymology: After the "Thirty Year War", War" and the subsequent nuclear apocalypse, all knowledge of the world is lost. Then how do the characters remember well about Shakespeare, Pachelbel Canon D, the Indians, French Language and Chinese Lanterns?



* TooDumbToLive: Zyn and the Nevils decide to take shelter in a radioactive tree, and refuse to move out even after developing serious health problems.

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* TooDumbToLive: Zyn and the Nevils decide choose to take shelter in a radioactive tree, and refuse to move out even after developing serious health problems.



* VanityPublishing: Twice, in fact. The first publisher went bankrupt, then the book was picked up by a new publisher hoping to capitalize on the plagiarism controversy...which ''also'' went bankrupt.

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* VanityPublishing: Twice, in fact. The first publisher author's own publishing company went bankrupt, then the book was picked up by a new publisher hoping to capitalize on the plagiarism controversy...which ''also'' went bankrupt.



** WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: What he comes off as. He's not even scary, just angry-more like, in another book, would come off as a well-written redeemable bully.

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** WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: What he really comes off as. He's not even scary, just angry-more like, in like. In another book, story, would come off as a well-written redeemable bully.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The vanishing treasure chest, and pretty much ''every single character'' besides the brothers who appears in the first two chapters or so.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The vanishing war at the beginning, the treasure chest, and pretty much ''every single character'' besides (besides the brothers brothers) who appears in the first two chapters or so.chapters.
19th Mar '17 1:31:59 PM VAIAZ
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** This line from the book's introduction is just one example out of the lot:
-->''"Their cries for help went unrecognized as they rang out with piercing screams for help."''



* RedundantDepartmentOfRedundancy / ShapedLikeItself: "Their cries for help went unrecognized as they rang out with piercing screams for help."
27th Dec '16 9:36:40 AM VAIAZ
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* SequelHook: At the end, it is written that everything we've read so far was written in the "Ancient Book of Tales". The book's info also explains that this is only the first of a series of books, but so far there is no proof that later installments of the series exist.
22nd Dec '16 1:30:42 PM Ebrbfureh
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* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The word "Bugger" is uttered quite often in the book. Apparently Stouffer was not aware that it's a very offensive word in both British and Australian english.

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* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: The word "Bugger" is uttered quite often in the book. Apparently Stouffer was not aware that it's a very offensive word in both British and Australian english.English.
13th Sep '16 8:46:43 AM VAIAZ
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: The majority of the pictures in the book mostly depict the Muggles. The only characters we see are Rah and Zyn as babies, and Lady Catherine at the beginning.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: The majority of the pictures in the book mostly depict the Muggles. The only other characters we see are Rah and Zyn as babies, and Lady Catherine at the beginning.



* YourSizeMayVary: The Muggles are supposed to be around 3 feet tall, yet in one illustration they're seen living in a village of mushroom-houses, and in another they ride ants and bees. Whether they can shrink down at will is anyone's guess.

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* YourSizeMayVary: The Muggles are supposed to be around 3 feet tall, yet in one illustration they're seen living in a village of mushroom-houses, and in another one they ride ants and bees. Whether they can shrink down at will is anyone's guess.
6th Sep '16 1:41:08 PM VAIAZ
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: The majority of the pictures in the book mostly depict the Muggles. The only characters we see are Rah and Zyn as babies, and Lady Catherine at the beginning.




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* YourSizeMayVary: The Muggles are supposed to be around 3 feet tall, yet in one illustration they're seen living in a village of mushroom-houses, and in another they ride ants and bees. Whether they can shrink down at will is anyone's guess.
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