History Literature / TheTrumpetOfTheSwan

29th Nov '17 9:57:41 AM ArchTeryx
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* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: The book doesn't exactly say how Louie, who has no lips, can play a trumpet (though it is at least mentioned that it takes him a while to figure out for himself).



* FunnyAnimalAnatomy: The book doesn't exactly say how Louie, who has no lips, can play a trumpet (though it is at least mentioned that it takes him a while to figure out for himself).
29th Nov '17 9:48:22 AM ArchTeryx
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** It's [[HandWave Hand Waved]] in the book as saying he uses his tongue and the softer parts of the bill. Swan tongues can be curled and have rough edges, though whether it could actually be curled enough to form a seal on the mouthpiece is [[MST3KMantra probably something best not thought about too closely]].
29th Nov '17 9:33:58 AM ArchTeryx
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* GeniusBruiser: Not only is Louie pretty smart for an animal (being able to read and write English, not to mention figuring out and playing a musical instrument), but according to the novel, a trumpeter swan can swat you with the force of a baseball bat. (That's absolutely TruthInTelevision, though real Trumpeters rarely attack with their fragile wings). Louie doesn't hesitate to use his strength to defend Serena.

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* GeniusBruiser: Not only is Louie pretty smart for an animal (being able to read and write English, not to mention figuring out and playing a musical instrument), but according to the novel, a trumpeter swan can swat you with the force of a baseball bat. (That's absolutely TruthInTelevision, though real Trumpeters rarely attack with their fragile wings). wings, preferring to use their serrated bill. You ''do not'' want to get bitten by a Trumpeter). Louie doesn't hesitate to use every natural weapon at his strength disposal to defend Serena.Serena from the Philadelphia zookeepers (who want to amputate part of her wings and render her permanently flightless).
29th Nov '17 9:30:52 AM ArchTeryx
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* GeniusBruiser: Not only is Louie pretty smart for an animal, but according to the novel, a trumpeter swan can swat you with the force of a baseball bat. Louie doesn't hesitate to use his strength to defend Serena.

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* GeniusBruiser: Not only is Louie pretty smart for an animal, animal (being able to read and write English, not to mention figuring out and playing a musical instrument), but according to the novel, a trumpeter swan can swat you with the force of a baseball bat.bat. (That's absolutely TruthInTelevision, though real Trumpeters rarely attack with their fragile wings). Louie doesn't hesitate to use his strength to defend Serena.
27th Oct '17 4:31:09 PM ngh93
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* AwardBaitSong: "Touch the Sky" from the film.

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* AwardBaitSong: Music/KenyaHathaway's "Touch the Sky" from the film.
12th Sep '17 11:49:26 AM ngh93
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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did.]] However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]

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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did.]] However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. promptly revives! Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]]]
12th Sep '17 11:48:22 AM ngh93
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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]

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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. ]] However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]
12th Sep '17 11:48:03 AM ngh93
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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]

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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]]]]]
12th Sep '17 11:47:55 AM ngh93
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* DisneyDeath: Louie and his dad fly to the music store to pay for the stolen trumpet and smashed window. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:the store owner thinks they're trying to steal from him and grabs a shot gun and fires it at Louie's dad, who falls the ground, wounded and seemingly dies. After the misunderstanding is cleared up, the music owner [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone instantly regrets what he just did. However, as an ambulance arrives to carry Louie's dad away, they discover that he's unharmed, and Dad quickly revived. Turns out the bullet missed Louie's dad, and he simply fainted from trauma. The music store owner then decides to use the money to not only pay for the trumpet and the damages to his shop, but also to preserve all Trumpeter Swans.]]
12th Sep '17 10:23:51 AM ngh93
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* FatBastard: The Big City Agent in the film.
* FatIdiot: The agent is this too.

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* FatBastard: The Big City Agent Monty, Louie's con-artist agent in the film.
* FatIdiot: The agent is this too.
film, who takes advantage of Louie's skills and uses him for his own selfish gain.
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