History Literature / TheWindThroughTheKeyhole

13th May '15 2:31:58 AM Maniago
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* AnotherStoryForAnotherTime: said several times in regards to other adventures of Tim.
12th May '15 9:54:09 PM Maniago
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* WildMassGuessing: an in-universe example; after Roland tells him the story of Tim, Bill wonders how Maerlyn could eat during the years he was caged as a tiger. Roland doesn't know, so Bill theorizes Maerlyn must still have had some magic left, even as a tiger, and used this to create food for himself.
12th May '15 2:35:56 AM Maniago
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* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Tim is given an artifact of the Great Old Ones by the plant people he meets in a swamp; DARIA, an electronic guidance service. At first she treats Tim as just another traveller, but soon she grows fond enough of him that she starts going out of her way to help him. She even violates directive 19 to give him classified information, despite knowing that this will kill her.
11th May '15 10:06:09 PM Maniago
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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Tim realizes that DARIA, a guidance service of North Central Positronics, is serious about there being danger when she starts calling him by his name rather than reverring to him as 'traveller'.
28th Aug '14 10:01:34 PM gunslingerofgilead
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*AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Ambush Arroyo is not an arroyo. The locals just like the way the name rolls off the tongue.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Skin-man". Seriously, is there ''anything'' positive that can be associated with such a creepy name?
22nd Jun '14 3:38:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: TheFairFolk: the 'sighe,' a sprite-like, hypnotic creature whose name--Armaneeta--is just one phoneme away from Amanita, the genus of mushroom that includes the death cap.]]
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* [[spoiler: TheFairFolk: the [[spoiler: The 'sighe,' a sprite-like, hypnotic creature whose name--Armaneeta--is just one phoneme away from Amanita, the genus of mushroom that includes the death cap.]]
3rd Mar '14 2:09:05 PM Zsuzsa
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* MerlinSickness: Discussed trope. Tim asks Maerlyn if it's true, and he says it isn't, but nobody ever believes how mundane his life actually is.
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* MerlinSickness: Discussed trope. Tim asks Maerlyn if it's true, and he says it isn't, but nobody ever believes how mundane his life actually is.is. * NestedStory: See the description under Framing Device above.
14th Jan '14 6:10:30 PM GuesssWho
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* [[spoiler: TheFairFolk: the 'sighe,' a sprite-like, hypnotic creature whose name--Armaneeta--is just one phoneme away from Amanita, the genus of mushroom that includes the death cap.]]
5th Jul '13 5:32:30 PM Mephistopheles
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** More subtly, the scenes with Tim and the Tyger evoke ''TheLifeOfPi''. And the spelling of 'tyger' probably comes from William Blake's poem "The Tyger", the TropeNamer for FearfulSymmetry.
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** More subtly, the scenes with Tim and the Tyger evoke ''TheLifeOfPi''.''Literature/LifeOfPi''. And the spelling of 'tyger' probably comes from William Blake's poem "The Tyger", the TropeNamer for FearfulSymmetry.
21st Jun '13 10:14:27 AM Thande
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* ArcWords: Present in other Dark Tower books but particularly prominent in this one: "There will be water if God wills it".

* KidHero: Tim

* KidHero: Tim
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* KidHero: TimManipulativeBastard: The Covenant Man, and Randall Flagg as usual. * MerlinSickness: Discussed trope. Tim asks Maerlyn if it's true, and he says it isn't, but nobody ever believes how mundane his life actually is. * NonindicativeName: The title, almost to the point of being a RedHerring. Tim is about to be set upon by a 'starkblast' storm, there is a potential shelter with a locked door, and he has to obtain a key for it from a dangerous place. Do you see where this is going? [[spoiler:Well you're wrong--the key doesn't work, he finds a different way to shelter from the storm, and 'the wind through the keyhole' is an almost completely unrelated philosophical phrase he comes up with]]. * SadisticChoice: The Covenant Man and 'RF' set up Tim for a multi-layered one. A caged tyger has a key to a shelter from a deadly storm around his neck. Tim at first thinks the choice is to die in the storm or risk his life to get the key. Then he remembers he has a gun. [[spoiler:The Tyger is actually Maerlyn forcibly transformed, so if Tim shot it, he would be killing a good man. He takes a third option and chooses to trust the tyger and free it...but the key doesn't work in an extra level of sadism. Fortunately he finds a different way out]].

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* KidHero: Tim** More subtly, the scenes with Tim and the Tyger evoke ''TheLifeOfPi''. And the spelling of 'tyger' probably comes from William Blake's poem "The Tyger", the TropeNamer for FearfulSymmetry.
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