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8th Mar '16 12:08:42 PM DoctorDetective
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* HandWave: [[spoiler:In the "Molly" chapter, Dave announces that he's not going to explain how he managed to include a dog's perspective on a sequence of events]].

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* HandWave: [[spoiler:In the "Molly" chapter, Dave announces that he's not going to explain how he managed to include a dog's perspective on a sequence of events]].events, not to mention she's dead by the time he writes the book. If anyone could do it, though, it seems like he could.]]
7th Mar '16 7:58:54 AM TheWanderer
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* TakeThat: It's an easy shot, but the way in which Daryl's post on Free Republic conveniently edits his encounter with John is almost identical to how a lot of outside observers figure that the regulars on that forum edit ''everything'' that happens to them.

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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It's an easy shot, but the way in which Daryl's post on Free Republic conveniently edits his encounter with John is almost identical to how a lot of outside observers figure that the regulars on that forum edit ''everything'' that happens to them.them.
** Survivalists and people with a fetish for the apocalypse are made targets, regardless of what their particular flavor is. The zombie apocalypse fanboys are a bunch of clueless geeks who [[RecklessGunUsage have no idea how to properly handle their weapons]], and in the end accomplish nothing more than [[spoiler: killing a bunch of innocent people before getting effortlessly massacred by the real monsters]]. The Free Republic guy likes to pose as a survivalist to his online buddies, but the encounter with him shows him as a posturing fake. The militias going around town trying to take care of the problem on their own probably did nothing but kill innocent people or each other, considering that they racked up a body count in the hundreds and [[spoiler:the infection was never bigger than about 70 people]]. And the bit where David sees what happens when the US Army takes on the monsters makes it pretty clear that the idea of the Army being overrun by zombies, or ordinary people succeeding in surviving and thriving against a threat that the Army's resources fail against is really pretty laughable.
2nd Mar '16 9:38:07 AM DoctorDetective
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** Subverted when John stops time and explains that it's like ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. He's probably thinking of ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'', another teen show from the same era that ''does'' feature time-stopping.

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** Subverted when John stops time and explains that it's like ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. He's probably thinking of ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'', another teen show from the same era that ''does'' feature time-stopping.''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
11th Dec '15 9:15:45 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* HandWave: [[spoiler:In the "Molly" chapter, Dave announces that he's not going to explain how he managed to include a dog's perspective on a sequence of events, not to mention she's dead by the time he writes the book. If anyone could do it, though, it seems like he could.]]

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* HandWave: [[spoiler:In the "Molly" chapter, Dave announces that he's not going to explain how he managed to include a dog's perspective on a sequence of events, not to mention she's dead by the time he writes the book. If anyone could do it, though, it seems like he could.]]events]].
14th Oct '15 4:25:46 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The phrase "like Optimus Prime made of meat" comes to mind.
26th Jul '15 4:15:51 PM NervousShark
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->[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Warning: You may have huge, invisible spiders living in your skull.]] '''[[LiteralMetaphor THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR.]]''' You will dismiss this as ridiculous fearmongering. [[PoesLaw Dismissing things is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection:]] The spider secretes a chemical into the human brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That's just as well, since [[YouKeepUsingThatWord the "cure"]] involves [[ChainsawGood learning what a chainsaw tastes like]].

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->[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Warning: ->Warning: You may have huge, invisible spiders living in your skull.]] '''[[LiteralMetaphor THIS skull. '''THIS IS NOT A METAPHOR.]]''' ''' You will dismiss this as ridiculous fearmongering. [[PoesLaw Dismissing things is, in fact, the first symptom of parasitic spider infection:]] infection: The spider secretes a chemical into the human brain to stimulate skepticism, in order to prevent you from seeking a cure. That's just as well, since [[YouKeepUsingThatWord the "cure"]] "cure" involves [[ChainsawGood learning what a chainsaw tastes like]].like.
16th May '15 10:42:09 AM curmudgeonlykid
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** The phrase "like Optimus Prime made of meat" comes to mind.
14th Apr '15 7:49:59 AM kelly-away-from-home
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* NoodleIncident: Invoked. The disclaimer before Molly's chapter states that any explanation for how the author acquired it would be less satisfying than what the reader could come up with themselves.


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* PuppeteerParasite: Name-dropped near the end.
14th Mar '15 12:17:17 PM henry42
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* BrainBleach: Literally how the spiders are killed at the hospital; treatment is a bullet in the brain followed by a dangerous cocktail of chemicals salvaged from the hospital that melt the spider. The chemicals aren't specified, but they're kept in jugs that previously held bleach.
9th Jan '15 8:56:55 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ShoutOut: To ''Firefly'' when Amy mentions 'Reavers'. And to ''Aliens'', when the leader of the Hipster Zombie-Hunters says, "They're coming out of the goddamn walls!"

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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To ''Firefly'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' when Amy mentions 'Reavers'. And to ''Aliens'', 'Reavers'.
** ''Film/{{Aliens}}'',
when the leader of the Hipster Zombie-Hunters says, "They're coming out of the goddamn walls!" walls!"
** Subverted when John stops time and explains that it's like ''Series/SavedByTheBell''. He's probably thinking of ''Series/OutOfThisWorld'', another teen show from the same era that ''does'' feature time-stopping.
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