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11th Dec '15 9:15:45 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Molly dies and returns in the first book. I don't recall her dying in the second.
* 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: ** 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.
6th Jan '15 9:59:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* BreakThemByTalking: Lampshaded. When Dr Tennet insists that he's one of the good guys, Dave wonders why, if that's the case, he's delivering a villain monologue.
6th Jan '15 9:57:08 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Dr. Tennet; not only is he a friendly psychologist in between villainy, but he offers tea and coffee to the protagonists during his evil monologue. He has sugar, but apologizes that he's out of creamer. When Amy requests honey for her tea, ''he provides a container shaped like a bear.'']] ** [[spoiler:According to himself, he's also a WellIntentionedExtremist and PunchClockVillain, so that's pretty much justified.]]
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Dr. Tennet; not only Tennet is he a friendly psychologist in between villainy, but he offers tea always extremely polite and professional, to the point of supplying coffee to the protagonists and tea during his evil villain monologue. He has sugar, but apologizes explains that he honestly thinks that he's out of creamer. When Amy requests honey doing the best thing for her tea, ''he provides a container shaped like a bear.'']] ** [[spoiler:According to himself, he's also a WellIntentionedExtremist and PunchClockVillain, so that's pretty much justified.]]humanity]].
6th Jan '15 9:53:46 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ChekhovsGun: The gun set up in the last book, that FPS games are a CosmicRetcon, gets fired. [[spoiler: Its purpose was to get people to think of zombies as a guilt-free target, causing people to turn on each other and not care what they're doing]].
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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun: ** The mysterious green box, which, as it turns out, contains a very strange gun set up that gets used in the last book, that FPS games are a CosmicRetcon, gets fired. [[spoiler: Its purpose was to get people to think of zombies as a guilt-free target, causing people to turn on each other and not care what they're doing]].final chapters. ** Amy's "Velvet Elvis" Jesus painting becomes very important in the climax.
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