History Literature / Tinker

4th Oct '15 6:08:18 AM tricksterson
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The oni and their subraces. [[spoiler: Except the tengu]]. Half-oni on the other hand seem no better or worse than humans or elves.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The oni and their subraces. [[spoiler: Except the tengu]]. Half-oni on are more complicated. All the other hand seem no better or worse than humans or elves.ones we meet are criminals it's true but it's treated as [[NecessarilyEvil a matter of survival]] and due to massive abuse by the oni they have a mass FreudianExcuse.
5th Sep '15 3:43:22 PM tricksterson
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The oni and their subraces. [[spoiler: Except the tengu]]. Half-oni on the other hand seem no better or worse than humans or elves.


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* FantasticRacism: Oh yes. Pittsburgh has humans, elves, tengu and half-oni and every groups has a certain amount of contempt and/or outright hatred for some or all of the others. Even within the elven race as a whole there is this between clans.
8th Aug '15 10:33:32 PM Adept
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''Tinker'' (or ''Elfhome'') is a fantasy series with some science-fictional elements by WenSpencer about WrenchWench Tinker in a UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} that flips every so often from Earth to Elfhome and back.

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''Tinker'' (or ''Elfhome'') is a fantasy series with some science-fictional elements by WenSpencer Creator/WenSpencer about WrenchWench Tinker in a UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} that flips every so often from Earth to Elfhome and back.
4th Aug '15 5:29:40 PM Bissek
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* ChildProdigy: Louise and Jillian.



* HonoraryAunt: [[spoiler: Who turns out to be Tinker's real aunt.]]

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* HonoraryAunt: [[spoiler: Who Lain, who turns out to also be Tinker's real aunt.]]


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* LimitedAdvancementOpportunities: The opportunities for promotion among a domi's sekasha aren't so much limited as they are virtually nonexistent. Rank is determined entirely by the order in which they are hired, so a sekasha who is not hired as First right from the start cannot hope to obtain the rank of First unless either everyone senior to him dies, or his domi dies and he gets hired as First by someone else. This is the reason why very few domana have more than one Hand (five) of sekasha, as a sekasha hired as second or higher Hand has no real hope of ever achieving the rank of First Hand, let alone First, so as a rule only those domi important enough that the prestige of being in his/her service at all trumps the stigma of being in a lesser Hand can attract more than five personal retainers.
7th Feb '15 5:19:22 AM Bissek
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A fourth book with a working title of "Wood Sprites" is currently in the works for a 2014 release.

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\nA fourth book with a working title of "Wood Sprites" is currently in the works for a 2014 release.\n* ''Wood Sprites''
1st Nov '14 8:54:27 PM Aroree
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* {{Tengu}}: Lain has as dream where Tinker brings him a Tengu, which he describes as a Japanese elf that is sometimes looks like a crow.

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* {{Tengu}}: Lain has as dream where Tinker brings him her a Tengu, which he she describes as a Japanese elf that is sometimes looks like a crow.
8th Oct '14 5:30:52 AM Bissek
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Tinker and Windwolf don't appear in "Wood Sprites" at all. The focus characters are two of Tinker's sisters on Earth who she's never even heard of, much less met (They, like Tinker herself, were born from embryos implanted into foster mothers), and their struggles against their biological mother's evil relatives, who were briefly mentioned in "Wolf Who Rules" but had not appeared before.
6th Oct '14 5:15:14 AM Bissek
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Younger elves have to deal with this constantly. Not only is anything they do likely to be compared against the work of some master in their craft who was born thousands of years before, there's a good chance that said master is ''still alive'' and still producing, making it virtually impossible for new blood to get out of their shadow. One subplot in "Elfhome" was a group of doubles (Elves with double-digit ages) who moved to Pittsburg so that they would have a chance to make their mark in their chosen crafts.
5th Oct '14 5:43:35 PM Bissek
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* BodyguardBetrayal: In ''The Wolf Who Rules''.

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* BodyguardBetrayal: In Sekasha are expected to put down their domana overlords if they go off the reservation. This actually happens in ''The Wolf Who Rules''.
7th Sep '14 11:22:38 PM Vandegraff1
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* AnxietyDreams: Tinker has them

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* AnxietyDreams: Tinker has themthem.



* BalefulPolymorph: By magic

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* BalefulPolymorph: By magic magic, of course.



* BodyguardCrush: Elves consider it to be socially acceptable for domana caste nobles to take lovers from their sekasha caste bodyguards - even if the domana in question is already married.
** [[spoiler:When Oilcan is turned into a domana-caste elf, he hires his sekasha caste lover to be his First - as he knew she would reject a marriage proposal and this was a socially acceptable alternative to allow them to be together]].

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* BodyguardCrush: Elves consider it to be socially acceptable for domana caste nobles to take lovers from their sekasha caste bodyguards - even bodyguards--even if the domana in question is already married.
** [[spoiler:When Oilcan is turned into a domana-caste elf, he hires his sekasha caste lover to be his First - as First--as he knew she would reject a marriage proposal and this was a socially acceptable alternative to allow them to be together]].



* DamselInDistress: Tinker contemplates this trope in the opening of ''Tinker''

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* DamselInDistress: Tinker contemplates this trope in the opening of ''Tinker''''Tinker''.



* DistressedDude: Windwolf in the opening of ''Tinker''

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* DistressedDude: Windwolf in the opening of ''Tinker''''Tinker''.



* GadgeteerGenius: Tinker

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* GadgeteerGenius: TinkerTinker.



* HardLight: [[spoiler: The Tengu's wings]]

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* HardLight: [[spoiler: The Tengu's wings]]wings.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: Windwolf
* IGaveMyWord: Tinker admits to herself she would have followed through
* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: The hyperphase gate (unintentionally?) functions as this
** [[spoiler:The Skin Clan succeeded in breeding a caste of elves to function as this]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: Windwolf
Windwolf.
* IGaveMyWord: Tinker admits to herself she would have followed through
through.
* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: The hyperphase gate (unintentionally?) functions as this
this.
** [[spoiler:The Skin Clan succeeded in breeding a caste of elves to function as this]]this]].



* {{Magitek}}: Melding magic with modern technology is one of Tinker's hobbies. Her hoverbike invention in particular has paid off exceptionally well
* TheMagocracy: Elven society
* TheMaze: In her dreams
* MysteriousParent: [[spoiler: Esme]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Tinker's grandfather loved to do this, naming his children and grandchildren Leonardo Da Vinci Dufae, Ada Lovelace Dufae, Alexander Graham Bell, and Orville John Wright

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* {{Magitek}}: Melding magic with modern technology is one of Tinker's hobbies. Her hoverbike invention in particular has paid off exceptionally well
well.
* TheMagocracy: Elven society
society.
* TheMaze: In her dreams
dreams.
* MysteriousParent: [[spoiler: Esme]]
Esme.]]
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Tinker's grandfather loved to do this, naming his children and grandchildren Leonardo Da Vinci Dufae, Ada Lovelace Dufae, Alexander Graham Bell, and Orville John WrightWright.



* SpellBook: The Dufae Codex

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* SpellBook: The Dufae CodexCodex.



* WillNotTellALie: The elves

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* WillNotTellALie: The elveselves.
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