History Literature / TheStressOfHerRegard

10th Sep '15 3:34:50 PM margdean56
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* BlessedWithSuck: It's great being a Nephelim's lover. You develop astounding skill with langauge and words, and you'll be [[MadeOfIron protected from anything that could ever hurt you]], [[WhoWantsToLiveForever even old age and death]]. And all it wants is all of your love. [[KillEmAll Oh, and the deaths of everyone else in your life.]] [[AndIMustScream And you won't be allowed to love anyone else. Not even yourself.]]

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* BlessedWithSuck: It's great being a Nephelim's lover. You develop astounding skill with langauge language and words, and you'll be [[MadeOfIron protected from anything that could ever hurt you]], [[WhoWantsToLiveForever even old age and death]]. And all it wants is all of your love. [[KillEmAll Oh, and the deaths of everyone else in your life.]] [[AndIMustScream And you won't be allowed to love anyone else. Not even yourself.]]



* ByronicHero: Creator/LordByron is a major character who provides critical help at key points in the story. All the other (successful) authors that show up (Keats and Shelley, among others) are examples. It seems to a chronic ailment among artists.

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* ByronicHero: Creator/LordByron is a major character who provides critical help at key points in the story. All the other (successful) authors that show up (Keats and Shelley, among others) are examples. It seems to be a chronic ailment among artists.
29th Aug '15 3:41:30 PM Sharlee
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* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Given a new spin, in which "A man" is only ''coincidentally'' a viable answer. The actual correct answer is [[spoiler: sentient life on Earth]].

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* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Given a new spin, in which "A man" is only ''coincidentally'' a viable answer. The actual correct answer is [[spoiler: sentient life on Earth]].Earth]], and the "legs" referred to in the riddle are [[spoiler: the atomic bonds in the skeletons of, respectively, Earth's primordial silicon-based vampires, its current calcium-boned humans, and its future aluminum-boned race to come (presumably robots)]].
17th Nov '14 3:29:33 AM LahmacunKebab
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The story's protagonist is an English obstetrician named Crawford, who is about to marry for the second time (his first, unhappy marriage ended with his wife's death in a fire) to a respectable young Englishwoman named Julia. During a drunken escapade the night before marrying Julia, Crawford puts a wedding ring on the finger of a statue; unfortunately, the statue was a nephelim seeking a human host that would let her cross the English channel in pursuit of her previous host, Creator/PercyByssheShelley. The nephelim kills Julia on their wedding night, forcing him to flee to the Continent. He is pursued by her twin sister, Josephine, who has...issues. While on the run, he involves himself with several similarly affected persons-of-importance, gets roped into both sides of a conspiracy-cum-revolutionary-movement, and slowly uncovers the ties that bind mankind and the nephelim.

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The story's protagonist is an English obstetrician named Crawford, who is about to marry for the second time (his first, unhappy marriage ended with his wife's death in a fire) to a respectable young Englishwoman named Julia. During a drunken escapade the night before marrying Julia, Crawford puts a wedding ring on the finger of a statue; unfortunately, the statue was a nephelim seeking a human host that would let her cross the English channel in pursuit of her previous host, Creator/PercyByssheShelley. The nephelim kills Julia on their wedding night, forcing him to flee to the Continent. He is pursued by her twin sister, Josephine, who has... issues. While on the run, he involves himself with several similarly affected persons-of-importance, gets roped into both sides of a conspiracy-cum-revolutionary-movement, and slowly uncovers the ties that bind mankind and the nephelim.
17th Nov '14 3:27:51 AM LahmacunKebab
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The creatures that feed on humans are a separate species that can be thought of as animated stones. They grant extended life, but are very jealous of their...proteges...and tend to kill their families. They are vulnerable to garlic and holy water, and cannot cross oceans without a human host. They can be "divorced", but afterward one must be careful not to allow them back into one's life.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The creatures that feed on humans are a separate species that can be thought of as animated stones. They grant extended life, but are very jealous of their...proteges... proteges... and tend to kill their families. They are vulnerable to garlic and holy water, and cannot cross oceans without a human host. They can be "divorced", but afterward one must be careful not to allow them back into one's life.
24th Jan '14 5:26:36 PM Ardashir
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* EyeScream: One character resists manipulation by the nephelim by gouging out an eye to break the spell. Later, that character uses a glass eye that doubles as an emergency stash of garlic.

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* EyeScream: One character Josephine resists manipulation by the nephelim by gouging out an eye to break the spell. Later, that character she uses a glass eye that doubles as an emergency stash of garlic.



* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Given a new spin, in which "A man" is only ''coincidentally'' a viable answer.

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* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Given a new spin, in which "A man" is only ''coincidentally'' a viable answer. The actual correct answer is [[spoiler: sentient life on Earth]].
22nd Mar '13 3:43:20 AM fnord3125
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The story's protagonist is an English obstetrician named Crawford, who is about to marry for the second time (his first, unhappy marriage ended with his wife's death in a fire) to a respectable young Englishwoman named Julia. During a drunken escapade the night before marrying Julia, Crawford puts a wedding ring on the finger of a statue; unfortunately, the statue was a nephelim seeking a human host that would let her cross the English channel in pursuit of her previous host, Creator/JohnKeats. The nephelim kills Julia on their wedding night, forcing him to flee to the Continent. He is pursued by her twin sister, Josephine, who has...issues. While on the run, he involves himself with several similarly affected persons-of-importance, gets roped into both sides of a conspiracy-cum-revolutionary-movement, and slowly uncovers the ties that bind mankind and the nephelim.

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The story's protagonist is an English obstetrician named Crawford, who is about to marry for the second time (his first, unhappy marriage ended with his wife's death in a fire) to a respectable young Englishwoman named Julia. During a drunken escapade the night before marrying Julia, Crawford puts a wedding ring on the finger of a statue; unfortunately, the statue was a nephelim seeking a human host that would let her cross the English channel in pursuit of her previous host, Creator/JohnKeats.Creator/PercyByssheShelley. The nephelim kills Julia on their wedding night, forcing him to flee to the Continent. He is pursued by her twin sister, Josephine, who has...issues. While on the run, he involves himself with several similarly affected persons-of-importance, gets roped into both sides of a conspiracy-cum-revolutionary-movement, and slowly uncovers the ties that bind mankind and the nephelim.
26th Oct '12 10:44:43 PM nombretomado
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* FrankensteinsMonster: The inspiration for MaryShelley's story is shown early in the book - the friendly writing contest that gave rise to ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' was inspired because some of the attendees had noticed at least one of the creatures hanging around, and decided to turn the stalker incident into a joke.

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* FrankensteinsMonster: The inspiration for MaryShelley's Creator/MaryShelley's story is shown early in the book - the friendly writing contest that gave rise to ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' was inspired because some of the attendees had noticed at least one of the creatures hanging around, and decided to turn the stalker incident into a joke.
26th Oct '12 10:44:36 PM nombretomado
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* MaryShelley

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* MaryShelleyCreator/MaryShelley
26th Oct '12 9:23:01 PM nombretomado
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* ByronicHero: LordByron is a major character who provides critical help at key points in the story. All the other (successful) authors that show up (Keats and Shelley, among others) are examples. It seems to a chronic ailment among artists.

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* ByronicHero: LordByron Creator/LordByron is a major character who provides critical help at key points in the story. All the other (successful) authors that show up (Keats and Shelley, among others) are examples. It seems to a chronic ailment among artists.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Crawford and Josephine, among others, and [[TraumaCongaLine man do they ever earn it]]. [[LordByron The]] [[Creator/JohnKeats poets]] have it just as bad.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Crawford and Josephine, among others, and [[TraumaCongaLine man do they ever earn it]]. [[LordByron [[Creator/LordByron The]] [[Creator/JohnKeats poets]] have it just as bad.
25th Oct '12 9:56:46 PM nombretomado
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The story's protagonist is an English obstetrician named Crawford, who is about to marry for the second time (his first, unhappy marriage ended with his wife's death in a fire) to a respectable young Englishwoman named Julia. During a drunken escapade the night before marrying Julia, Crawford puts a wedding ring on the finger of a statue; unfortunately, the statue was a nephelim seeking a human host that would let her cross the English channel in pursuit of her previous host, JohnKeats. The nephelim kills Julia on their wedding night, forcing him to flee to the Continent. He is pursued by her twin sister, Josephine, who has...issues. While on the run, he involves himself with several similarly affected persons-of-importance, gets roped into both sides of a conspiracy-cum-revolutionary-movement, and slowly uncovers the ties that bind mankind and the nephelim.

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The story's protagonist is an English obstetrician named Crawford, who is about to marry for the second time (his first, unhappy marriage ended with his wife's death in a fire) to a respectable young Englishwoman named Julia. During a drunken escapade the night before marrying Julia, Crawford puts a wedding ring on the finger of a statue; unfortunately, the statue was a nephelim seeking a human host that would let her cross the English channel in pursuit of her previous host, JohnKeats.Creator/JohnKeats. The nephelim kills Julia on their wedding night, forcing him to flee to the Continent. He is pursued by her twin sister, Josephine, who has...issues. While on the run, he involves himself with several similarly affected persons-of-importance, gets roped into both sides of a conspiracy-cum-revolutionary-movement, and slowly uncovers the ties that bind mankind and the nephelim.



* JohnKeats

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* JohnKeatsCreator/JohnKeats



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Crawford and Josephine, among others, and [[TraumaCongaLine man do they ever earn it]]. [[LordByron The]] [[JohnKeats poets]] have it just as bad.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Crawford and Josephine, among others, and [[TraumaCongaLine man do they ever earn it]]. [[LordByron The]] [[JohnKeats [[Creator/JohnKeats poets]] have it just as bad.



* FamousLastWords: JohnKeats' epitaph, "Here lies one whose name was writ in water". Given a very different meaning in context of the story than the usual interpretation in RealLife.

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* FamousLastWords: JohnKeats' Creator/JohnKeats' epitaph, "Here lies one whose name was writ in water". Given a very different meaning in context of the story than the usual interpretation in RealLife.



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