History Literature / TheWastelands

4th Jul '17 10:54:32 PM arbiter099
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* TheBermudaTriangle: After encountering a crashed Nazi plane, Eddie wonders if the people who go missing in the triangle end up in Mid-World.



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Or rather a "Not-See"


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* ThoseWackyNazis: The ''ka-tet'' come across a downed Messerschmidt with swastika painted on it in the outskirts of Lud. Later, the Tick-Tock Man asks Jake if he's a "Not-See".
3rd Feb '17 6:40:37 AM kraas
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* ForeverWar: The gang war in Lud between the Pubes (descendents of the original inhabitants of Lud, which tended to be younger, thus the name) and the Grays (descendants of the army of harriers lead by Andrew Quick to conquer Lud, who were generally older, thus the name) has been going back and forth for Gan knows how long by the time the book takes place.
4th Dec '16 11:27:25 PM Xtifr
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'''''The Waste Lands''''' is Book III of Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', released in 1991, has two parts. In the first, the TemporalParadox the [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree previous book]] created makes [[TheGunslinger Roland]] begin to [[SanitySlippage lose his mind]]. In the second, the ''[[TrueCompanions ka-tet]]'', now including the [[DeathIsCheap recently resurrected]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Jake]] continue their journey, get caught, escape and move on.

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'''''The ''The Waste Lands''''' Lands'' is Book III of Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', released in 1991, has two parts. In the first, the TemporalParadox the [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree previous book]] created makes [[TheGunslinger Roland]] begin to [[SanitySlippage lose his mind]]. In the second, the ''[[TrueCompanions ka-tet]]'', now including the [[DeathIsCheap recently resurrected]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Jake]] continue their journey, get caught, escape and move on.
25th Jan '15 10:15:37 PM Maniago
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* GivingThemTheStrip: while in the haunted house, Jake slips out of his jeans in order to escape from the Plaster Man.
2nd Oct '14 6:20:02 PM kraas
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* SoundtrackDissonance: The Pubes killing each other to the drumbeat of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89McWFENTs a song that is essentially about easily-removable clothing]] (warning: this music video contains dangerous amounts of [[TheEighties Eighties]]).
2nd Mar '14 1:44:49 PM mlsmithca
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To Creator/TSEliot's "TheWasteLand". Part of the poem is used as an {{epigraph}} and in-story Susannah quotes it.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: To Creator/TSEliot's "TheWasteLand"."Literature/TheWasteLand". Part of the poem is used as an {{epigraph}} and in-story Susannah quotes it.
11th Jun '13 4:05:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DangerousKeyFumble: Jake has to go through a HauntedHouse to reach a magical doorway that will take him to the others in Mid-World. Just as the house comes alive and tries to eat him, he drops the key that will let him open the portal and it falls through the floorboards.



* OopsIDroppedTheKeys: Jake has to go through a HauntedHouse to reach a magical doorway that will take him to the others in Mid-World. Just as the house comes alive and tries to eat him, he drops the key that will let him open the portal and it falls through the floorboards.
3rd May '13 10:22:06 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[KickTheDog Kick the Bumbler]]: Gasher kicks Oy, in case we didn't realize that he's a villain.

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* [[KickTheDog Kick the Bumbler]]: KickTheDog: Gasher kicks Oy, in case we didn't realize that he's a villain.
13th Apr '13 12:22:09 AM Gitman
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* SeriousBusiness: Riddles. Roland takes it personally when Eddie tells a stupid one. Back in the day, he also saw Cort kill a man for cheating in a riddling competition.

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* SeriousBusiness: Riddles. Roland takes it personally when Eddie tells a stupid one. Back in the day, he also saw Cort [[SadistTeacher Cort]] kill a man for cheating in a riddling competition.
13th Apr '13 12:20:15 AM Gitman
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* SeriousBusiness: Riddles. Roland takes it personally when Eddie tells a stupid one. Back in the day, he also saw Cort kill a man for cheating in a riddling competition.
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