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* PrematurelyGreyHaired: Snow becomes an exaggerated example. Originally black-haired and dark-skinned, after the death of her parents in snowy Muireann, the stress of life as a poor orphan bleaches the color out of her until she's the same color as the snow.
31st May '18 10:58:18 AM vifetoile
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* TheStoryteller: The Girl, who has read and memorized the stories on her eyelids. She tells the stories to the Boy.
30th Mar '18 10:56:36 AM vifetoile
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* {{Mythopoeia}}: SF Revu's review of ''In the Night Garden'' phrases it well: "Valente... has sown the seeds of an entire mythos, all her own." There's a CreationMyth and godlike Stars and explanations for the source of magic, but it's a humanist world -- there are no primal gods of good and evil, just sapient beings making choices by their own lights.



* {{Mythopoeia}}: SF Revu's review of ''In the Night Garden'' phrases it well: "Valente... has sown the seeds of an entire mythos, all her own." There's a CreationMyth and godlike Stars and explanations for the source of magic, but it has a strong secular humanist bent as well - there are no primal gods of good and evil, just people -- or sapient races, anyway -- making choices and abiding by them.
30th Mar '18 10:53:59 AM vifetoile
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* {{Mythopoeia}}: SF Revu's review of ''In the Night Garden'' phrases it well: "Valente... has sown the seeds of an entire mythos, all her own." There's a CreationMyth and godlike Stars and explanations for the source of magic, but it has a strong secular humanist bent as well - there are no primal gods of good and evil, just people -- or sapient races, anyway -- making choices and abiding by them.
15th Mar '18 3:40:47 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* WonderChild: Immacolata’s parents wanted a child, so her father gathered tea leaves [[spoiler:(one of which was saturated with Zmeya’s light)]] and placed them inside a shoe. Thus Immacolata was born. Her father proposed this idea to her mother; she pointed out [[LampshadeHanging "This isn't the usual way of getting children,]]" but he observed that [[GenreSavvy the ways of the world are wondrous and strange.]]

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* WonderChild: Immacolata’s parents wanted a child, so her father gathered tea leaves [[spoiler:(one of which was saturated with Zmeya’s light)]] and placed them inside a shoe. Thus Immacolata was born. Her father proposed this idea to her mother; she pointed out [[LampshadeHanging "This isn't the usual way of getting children,]]" but he observed that [[GenreSavvy the ways of the world are wondrous and strange.]]
20th Aug '17 9:10:10 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The basic premise is ''Literature/ArabianNights'' meets Creator/RayBradbury's ''The Illustrated Man''. Then it gets complicated.
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Kappas ''love'' their cucumbers.
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* WickedWitch: Knife -- an old, ugly widow who lives in a cottage all by herself, whose first act is to attack Leander and cut off two of his fingers. At the very end of the story, another WickedWitch archetype appears, a grey-haired crone with a long, hooked nose... [[spoiler: but this is Aerie, Knife's daughter, who is powerful in magic but full of benevolence and love.]]

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* WickedWitch: Knife -- seems so at first - an old, ugly widow who lives in a cottage all by herself, whose first act is to attack Leander and cut off two - in retaliation for him killing her daughter. It turns out she has a strong sense of his fingers. justice.
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At the very end of the story, stories, another WickedWitch archetype appears, a grey-haired crone with a long, hooked nose... [[spoiler: but this is Aerie, Knife's daughter, who is powerful in magic but full of benevolence and love.]]
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* [[TwoSiblingsInOne Three Siblings In One]]: Giota was born one of the oracular Sorella: Pangiota, Legiota, and Magiota. Before Legiota and Magiota died, they fed her their energy so that she could be the three of them in one, the single Giota.

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* [[TwoSiblingsInOne Three Siblings In One]]: Giota was born one of the oracular Sorella: Pangiota, Legiota, and Magiota. Before Legiota and Magiota died, they fed her Pangiota their energy so that she could be the three of them in one, the single Giota.
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* [[TwoSiblingsInOne Three Siblings In One]]: Giota was born one of the oracular Sorella: Pangiota, Legiota, and Magiota. Before Legiota and Magiota died, they fed her their energy so that she could be the three of them in one, the single Giota.
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