History Literature / TheSickLand

15th Jun '17 8:46:38 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never learn the eventual fate of [[spoiler: Val, Ludwig and the second research station]] - once Alex is relocated to [[spoiler: the Facility]], not a single word about them is ever brought up. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the story is presented in first-person via Alex' research log, so the reader does not know anything beyond what Alex [[AmbiguousGender him/herself]] knows or learns. With the working climate and the information flow at [[spoiler: the Facility]], it's not surprising s/he is not told anything about what, if anything, happened at [[spoiler: the second station]], assuming they even know/care. Although, given the fact that Alex describes his/her thoughts and suspicions in the log throughout, regardless of actual information, it's still jarring that s/he apparently does not even spare one thought about his former colleagues.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never learn the eventual fate of [[spoiler: Val, Ludwig and the second research station]] - once Alex is relocated to [[spoiler: the Facility]], not a single word about them is ever brought up. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the story is presented in first-person via Alex' research log, so the reader does not know anything beyond what Alex [[AmbiguousGender him/herself]] knows or learns. With the working climate and the information flow at [[spoiler: the Facility]], it's not surprising s/he is not told anything about what, if anything, happened at [[spoiler: the second station]], assuming they even know/care. Although, given the fact that Alex describes his/her thoughts and suspicions in the log throughout, regardless of actual information, it's still jarring that s/he apparently does not even spare one thought about his his/her former colleagues.
15th Jun '17 8:46:03 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never learn the eventual fate of [[spoiler: Val, Ludwig and the second research station]] - once Alex is relocated to [[spoiler: the Facility]], not a single word about them is ever brought up. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the story is presented in first-person via Alex' research log, so the reader does not know anything beyond what Alex [[AmbiguousGender him/herself]] knows or learns. With the working climate and the information flow at [[spoiler: the Facility]], it's not surprising s/he is not told anything about what, if anything, happened at [[spoiler: the second station]], assuming they even know/care.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never learn the eventual fate of [[spoiler: Val, Ludwig and the second research station]] - once Alex is relocated to [[spoiler: the Facility]], not a single word about them is ever brought up. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the story is presented in first-person via Alex' research log, so the reader does not know anything beyond what Alex [[AmbiguousGender him/herself]] knows or learns. With the working climate and the information flow at [[spoiler: the Facility]], it's not surprising s/he is not told anything about what, if anything, happened at [[spoiler: the second station]], assuming they even know/care. Although, given the fact that Alex describes his/her thoughts and suspicions in the log throughout, regardless of actual information, it's still jarring that s/he apparently does not even spare one thought about his former colleagues.
15th Jun '17 8:43:24 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never learn the eventual fate of [[spoiler: Val, Ludwig and the second research station]] - once Alex is relocated to [[spoiler: the Facility]], not a single word about them is ever brought up. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as the story is presented in first-person via Alex' research log, so the reader does not know anything beyond what Alex [[AmbiguousGender him/herself]] knows or learns. With the working climate and the information flow at [[spoiler: the Facility]], it's not surprising s/he is not told anything about what, if anything, happened at [[spoiler: the second station]], assuming they even know/care.
2nd Feb '17 3:44:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Jerkass}}: Assuming it wasn't the ''mal'' influencing him, Howard Phillips seems to have been this. During his time [[spoiler: at the crater he showed no concern for his fellow explorers' safety or well-being, constantly made clear in his journal that he thought they were all useless, left a very sick explorer alone at the camp while he and the only other explorer went off exploring and didn't even seem to feel at all guilty when the man died. He even blamed the first casualty of the expedition on the man himself.]] Being an {{Expy}} of Creator/HPLovecraft, he also possesses the insufferable habit of derailing the recollection of events to expound upon his own brilliance and skill, peppered with casual dismissal for those of "lower" station.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Assuming it wasn't the ''mal'' influencing him, Howard Phillips seems to have been this. During his time [[spoiler: at the crater he showed no concern for his fellow explorers' safety or well-being, constantly made clear in his journal that he thought they were all useless, left a very sick explorer alone at the camp while he and the only other explorer went off exploring and didn't even seem to feel at all guilty when the man died. He even blamed the first casualty of the expedition on the man himself.]] Being an {{Expy}} a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Creator/HPLovecraft, he also possesses the insufferable habit of derailing the recollection of events to expound upon his own brilliance and skill, peppered with casual dismissal for those of "lower" station.
2nd Feb '17 3:44:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Jerkass}}: Assuming it wasn't the ''mal'' influencing him, Howard Phillips seems to have been this. During his time [[spoiler: at the crater he showed no concern for his fellow explorers' safety or well-being, constantly made clear in his journal that he thought they were all useless, left a very sick explorer alone at the camp while he and the only other explorer went off exploring and didn't even seem to feel at all guilty when the man died. He even blamed the first casualty of the expedition on the man himself.]] Being an {{Expy}} of HPLovecraft, he also possesses the insufferable habit of derailing the recollection of events to expound upon his own brilliance and skill, peppered with casual dismissal for those of "lower" station.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Assuming it wasn't the ''mal'' influencing him, Howard Phillips seems to have been this. During his time [[spoiler: at the crater he showed no concern for his fellow explorers' safety or well-being, constantly made clear in his journal that he thought they were all useless, left a very sick explorer alone at the camp while he and the only other explorer went off exploring and didn't even seem to feel at all guilty when the man died. He even blamed the first casualty of the expedition on the man himself.]] Being an {{Expy}} of HPLovecraft, Creator/HPLovecraft, he also possesses the insufferable habit of derailing the recollection of events to expound upon his own brilliance and skill, peppered with casual dismissal for those of "lower" station.
26th Jul '16 12:22:49 PM Qube
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* {{Jerkass}}: Assuming it wasn't the ''mal'' influencing him, Howard Phillips seems to have been this. During his time [[spoiler: at the crater he showed no concern for his fellow explorers' safety, constantly made clear in his journal that he thought they were all useless, left a very sick explorer alone at the camp while he and the only other explorer went off exploring and didn't even seem to feel at all guilty when the man died.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Assuming it wasn't the ''mal'' influencing him, Howard Phillips seems to have been this. During his time [[spoiler: at the crater he showed no concern for his fellow explorers' safety, safety or well-being, constantly made clear in his journal that he thought they were all useless, left a very sick explorer alone at the camp while he and the only other explorer went off exploring and didn't even seem to feel at all guilty when the man died.]]died. He even blamed the first casualty of the expedition on the man himself.]] Being an {{Expy}} of HPLovecraft, he also possesses the insufferable habit of derailing the recollection of events to expound upon his own brilliance and skill, peppered with casual dismissal for those of "lower" station.
25th Jul '16 4:03:55 PM dvorak
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Alex encounters an anomaly that he swears blind is real, but Xi and Sergei can't see it. He also has "dreams" about an increasingly rotten zombie version of Bob that may or may not be waking encounters with him.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Alex encounters an anomaly that he swears blind is real, but Xi and Sergei can't see it.it (digging underneath it nets the team a Bird-man skull though). He also has "dreams" about an increasingly rotten zombie version of Bob that may or may not be waking encounters with him.
25th Jul '16 3:58:08 PM dvorak
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* FesteringFungus: Zombie!Bob has a mushroom growing out of his hand. Every time Alex sees him, the infection progresses a little further, until it's all the way up to his shoulder, [[spoiler his face, and [[MeatMoss all over the laboratory wall]]]].

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* FesteringFungus: Zombie!Bob has a mushroom growing out of his hand. Every time Alex sees him, the infection progresses a little further, until it's all the way up to his shoulder, [[spoiler [[spoiler: his face, and [[MeatMoss all over the laboratory wall]]]].
25th Jul '16 3:57:37 PM dvorak
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* FesteringFungus: Zombie!Bob has a mushroom growing out of his hand. Every time Alex sees him, the infection progresses a little further, until it's all the way up to his shoulder.

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* FesteringFungus: Zombie!Bob has a mushroom growing out of his hand. Every time Alex sees him, the infection progresses a little further, until it's all the way up to his shoulder.shoulder, [[spoiler his face, and [[MeatMoss all over the laboratory wall]]]].
24th Jul '16 11:54:47 PM dvorak
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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Bob is a RevenantZombie created by Mal exposure. He's suprisingly helpful towards Alex (Unless he's a hallucination, see ThroughTheEyesOfMadness below).
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