History Literature / TheVelvetRoom

28th Apr '15 10:50:04 PM Ingonyama
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* LonelyRichKid: Gwen's characterization has some elements of this too--although she has plenty of friends at school, their shallow nature suggests she isn't actually close to them, and at home her father's work on the ranch and her mother's constant preoccupation with clubs and socializing leaves Gwen alone most of the time save for her maid Carmela. She seems almost blind to the riches of her surroundings, disinterested in her music lessons, and isn't even able to get through her reading material without Robin telling the stories to her to make them interesting. It's no wonder she is later desperate to have Robin live with her.

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* LonelyRichKid: Gwen's characterization has some elements of this too--although this--although she has plenty of friends at school, their shallow nature suggests she isn't actually close to them, and at home her father's work on the ranch and her mother's constant preoccupation with clubs and socializing leaves Gwen alone most of the time save for her maid Carmela. She seems almost blind to the riches of her surroundings, disinterested in her music lessons, and isn't even able to get through her reading material without Robin telling the stories to her to make them interesting. It's no wonder she is later desperate to have Robin live with her.
9th Apr '15 4:49:15 AM XFllo
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* LonelyRichKid: Despite being SpoiledSweet, Gwen's characterization has some elements of this too--although she has plenty of friends at school, their shallow nature suggests she isn't actually close to them, and at home her father's work on the ranch and her mother's constant preoccupation with clubs and socializing leaves Gwen alone most of the time save for her maid Carmela. She seems almost blind to the riches of her surroundings, disinterested in her music lessons, and isn't even able to get through her reading material without Robin telling the stories to her to make them interesting. It's no wonder she is later desperate to have Robin live with her.

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* LonelyRichKid: Despite being SpoiledSweet, Gwen's characterization has some elements of this too--although she has plenty of friends at school, their shallow nature suggests she isn't actually close to them, and at home her father's work on the ranch and her mother's constant preoccupation with clubs and socializing leaves Gwen alone most of the time save for her maid Carmela. She seems almost blind to the riches of her surroundings, disinterested in her music lessons, and isn't even able to get through her reading material without Robin telling the stories to her to make them interesting. It's no wonder she is later desperate to have Robin live with her.
18th Sep '14 5:43:56 PM CaptEquinox
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* AuthorAvatar: Robin. Snyder's real life and family figure heavily into the tale.
18th Aug '14 3:07:12 AM Ingonyama
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** Amusingly and rather heartwarmingly, although when this information is given to Robin it is done in a suitable fashion and she reacts accordingly, the whole reason it was kept secret in the first place, [[spoiler:Bridget's fears that the [=McCurdys=] would resent her if they knew her family status]], turns out to be completely unjustified because [[DramaticIrony they already knew]], and were simply waiting for her to tell them.

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** Amusingly and rather heartwarmingly, although when this information is given to Robin it is done in a suitable fashion and she reacts accordingly, the whole reason it was kept secret in the first place, [[spoiler:Bridget's fears that the [=McCurdys=] would resent her if they knew her family status]], [[DramaticIrony turns out to be completely unjustified unjustified]] because [[DramaticIrony [[EverybodyKnewAlready they already knew]], and were simply waiting for her to tell them.
5th Aug '14 2:08:33 AM Ingonyama
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-->'''Bridget''': Yes, they are...If they are real ones... Do you see what my story has to do with you, and with what you've decided to do? [[spoiler:When I was Bonita [=McCurdy=], I had the Velvet Room, in fact all of Las Palmeras, but it didn't help me.]] I had to leave it all behind to find what was really important. Belonging to a place isn't nearly as necessary as belonging to people you love and who love and need you...people ''do'' need to count on other people, Robin, no matter how frightening and dangerous that seems at times. If you give up on people, you're giving up on life.

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-->'''Bridget''': Yes, they are...If they are real ones... Do you see what my story has to do with you, and with what you've decided to do? [[spoiler:When I was Bonita [=McCurdy=], I had the Velvet Room, in fact all of Las Palmeras, but it didn't help me.]] I had to leave it all behind to find what was really important. Belonging to a place isn't nearly as necessary as belonging to people you love and who love and need you...people ''do'' need to count on other people, Robin, [[HopeIsScary no matter how frightening and dangerous that seems at times.times]]. If you give up on people, you're giving up on life.
11th Apr '14 5:12:12 AM Ingonyama
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* NamesTheSame: The protagonist is named Robin Williams.

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* NamesTheSame: [[invoked]] The protagonist is named Robin Williams.
8th Nov '13 10:03:40 PM Ingonyama
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20th Sep '13 11:07:52 PM Ingonyama
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13th May '13 8:20:28 PM Ingonyama
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** Amusingly and rather heartwarmingly, although when this information is given to Robin it is done in a suitable fashion and she reacts accordingly, the whole reason it was kept secret in the first place, [[spoiler:Bridget's fears that the [=McCurdys=] would resent her if they knew her family status]], turns out to be completely unjustified because they already knew, and were simply waiting for her to tell them.

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** Amusingly and rather heartwarmingly, although when this information is given to Robin it is done in a suitable fashion and she reacts accordingly, the whole reason it was kept secret in the first place, [[spoiler:Bridget's fears that the [=McCurdys=] would resent her if they knew her family status]], turns out to be completely unjustified because [[DramaticIrony they already knew, knew]], and were simply waiting for her to tell them.
9th Feb '13 7:43:40 PM Ingonyama
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* OppositesAttract: In {{Backstory}}, this happened when the first Donovan [=McCurdy=] met and fell in LoveAtFirstSight with the Montoyas' beautiful exotic daughter, [[OverlyLongname Guadalupe Maria Francesca]]. It was also reflected in the house he built for them, one which incorporated the original Mexican adobe but added on a grand Irish mansion.

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* OppositesAttract: In {{Backstory}}, this happened when the first Donovan [=McCurdy=] met and fell in LoveAtFirstSight with the Montoyas' beautiful exotic daughter, [[OverlyLongname [[OverlyLongName Guadalupe Maria Francesca]]. It was also reflected in the house he built for them, one which incorporated the original Mexican adobe but added on a grand Irish mansion.
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