History Main / PatrickMcManus

31st May '13 3:50:27 PM Geoduck
Is there an issue? Send a Message


An American humorist who writes about outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing; for many years he contributed articles to ''Outdoor Life'' magazine, and is now an "Editor At Large". Said articles usually focus on his misadventures in the outdoors, or his retelling highly-fictionalized anecdotes from his youth, which was mostly spent in the small town of Sandpoint (AKA "Blight"), Idaho.

In recent years, he has turned to writing a series of comedic mystery novels set in an even more fictionalized modern-day Blight; the sheriff protagonist's elderly father is essentially an AuthorAvatar.

!!His work contains examples of:

* TheAllegedCar: the Mountain Car, [[AffectionateNickname affectionately named after]] his high school English teacher, Mrs. Peabody.
* AlwaysGetsHisMan: Sneed, the local game warden.
* ApronMatron: Pat's mother and grandmother.
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: the Troll.
* BlatantLies: Cheerfully lampshaded.
* BrickJoke: His articles often end with one of these.
* BunglingInventor: Crazy Eddie Muldoon is a kid version of this.
* CaptainErsatz: Not of anyone famous, but of the people he grew up with.
* ChristmasEpisode: Nearly every one of his books includes a Christmas-themed story.
* DisappearedDad: Pat's father died when he was a boy, and consequently appears very rarely in his stories. His stepfather Hank turns up fairly often, however.
* GreasySpoon: Greasy Gert's Gas 'n' Grub, a truck stop that appears in some of his tales.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Henry P. Grogan's War Surplus.
* HorribleCampingTrip: Numerous examples of FromBadToWorse.
* LethalChef: Important hunting-camp tip: never ''ever'' eat the green hash.
** Another such example, also mentioned in the same narrative as Green Hash, is Whatcha-Got Stew, a concoction which is always improvised on the spot and composed of whatever foodstuffs the campers have in their possession, regardless of whether or not said foodstuffs were ever intended to be used together. Instructions for preparation include [[BrownNote not staring directly]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation into the pot.]]
* MountainMan: His childhood mentor, Rancid Crabtree.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: "Bleeping bleep of a bleep!"
* NoSenseOfDirection: [=McManus=] himself; he invented the Modified Stationary Panic, which helps keep you from getting even more lost.
* NostalgiaFilter
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [=McManus=] displays a mild case of this towards the reader on occasion.
* ThePigPen: Rancid
* RamblingOldManMonologue
* SelfDeprecation: A RunningGag in his writing is his own inability to successfully hunt or fish for pretty much anything.
* TooDumbToLive: Several inhabitants of Blight, such as his cousin Buck, and his best friend Retch Sweeney.
* UnusualEuphemism: His neighbor Al Finley likes to call people by crude anatomical names, like "elbow" or "kneecap".
* WriteWhoYouKnow


to:

An American humorist who writes about outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing; for many years he contributed articles to ''Outdoor Life'' magazine, and is now an "Editor At Large". Said articles usually focus on his misadventures in the outdoors, or his retelling highly-fictionalized anecdotes from his youth, which was mostly spent in the small town of Sandpoint (AKA "Blight"), Idaho.

In recent years, he has turned to writing a series of comedic mystery novels set in an even more fictionalized modern-day Blight; the sheriff protagonist's elderly father is essentially an AuthorAvatar.

!!His work contains examples of:

* TheAllegedCar: the Mountain Car, [[AffectionateNickname affectionately named after]] his high school English teacher, Mrs. Peabody.
* AlwaysGetsHisMan: Sneed, the local game warden.
* ApronMatron: Pat's mother and grandmother.
* [[BigBrotherBully Big Sister Bully]]: the Troll.
* BlatantLies: Cheerfully lampshaded.
* BrickJoke: His articles often end with one of these.
* BunglingInventor: Crazy Eddie Muldoon is a kid version of this.
* CaptainErsatz: Not of anyone famous, but of the people he grew up with.
* ChristmasEpisode: Nearly every one of his books includes a Christmas-themed story.
* DisappearedDad: Pat's father died when he was a boy, and consequently appears very rarely in his stories. His stepfather Hank turns up fairly often, however.
* GreasySpoon: Greasy Gert's Gas 'n' Grub, a truck stop that appears in some of his tales.
* HonestJohnsDealership: Henry P. Grogan's War Surplus.
* HorribleCampingTrip: Numerous examples of FromBadToWorse.
* LethalChef: Important hunting-camp tip: never ''ever'' eat the green hash.
** Another such example, also mentioned in the same narrative as Green Hash, is Whatcha-Got Stew, a concoction which is always improvised on the spot and composed of whatever foodstuffs the campers have in their possession, regardless of whether or not said foodstuffs were ever intended to be used together. Instructions for preparation include [[BrownNote not staring directly]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation into the pot.]]
* MountainMan: His childhood mentor, Rancid Crabtree.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter: "Bleeping bleep of a bleep!"
* NoSenseOfDirection: [=McManus=] himself; he invented the Modified Stationary Panic, which helps keep you from getting even more lost.
* NostalgiaFilter
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [=McManus=] displays a mild case of this towards the reader on occasion.
* ThePigPen: Rancid
* RamblingOldManMonologue
* SelfDeprecation: A RunningGag in his writing is his own inability to successfully hunt or fish for pretty much anything.
* TooDumbToLive: Several inhabitants of Blight, such as his cousin Buck, and his best friend Retch Sweeney.
* UnusualEuphemism: His neighbor Al Finley likes to call people by crude anatomical names, like "elbow" or "kneecap".
* WriteWhoYouKnow

[[redirect:Creator/PatrickMcManus]]
8th Feb '13 11:32:15 AM Morcae
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheAllegedCar: the Mountain Car, [[spoiler:[[AffectionateNickname affectionately named after]]]] his high school English teacher, Mrs. Peabody.

to:

* TheAllegedCar: the Mountain Car, [[spoiler:[[AffectionateNickname [[AffectionateNickname affectionately named after]]]] after]] his high school English teacher, Mrs. Peabody.
8th Feb '13 11:32:02 AM Morcae
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheAllegedCar: the Mountain Car, [[AffectionateNickname affectionately named after]] his high school English teacher, Mrs. Peabody.

to:

* TheAllegedCar: the Mountain Car, [[AffectionateNickname [[spoiler:[[AffectionateNickname affectionately named after]] after]]]] his high school English teacher, Mrs. Peabody.
23rd Dec '12 8:09:33 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GreasySpoon: Greasy Gert's Gas 'n' Grub, a truck stop that appears in some of his tales.
23rd Dec '12 8:06:06 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BunglingInventor: Crazy Eddie Muldoon is a kid version of this.
23rd Dec '12 8:04:37 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ApronMatron: Pat's mother and grandmother.


Added DiffLines:

* DisappearedDad: Pat's father died when he was a boy, and consequently appears very rarely in his stories. His stepfather Hank turns up fairly often, however.
23rd Dec '12 6:37:16 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ChristmasEpisode: Nearly every one of his books includes a Christmas-themed story.
5th Dec '12 6:05:12 AM Lokimaros
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HorribleCampingTrip: Numerous examples of ItGotWorse.

to:

* HorribleCampingTrip: Numerous examples of ItGotWorse.FromBadToWorse.
5th Oct '12 12:14:29 AM Geoduck
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ObfuscatingStupidity: [=McManus=] displays a mild case of this towards the reader on occasion.
27th Jun '12 9:10:39 PM Orome
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HonestJohnsDealership: Henry P. Grogan's War Surplus.
This list shows the last 10 events of 17. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.PatrickMcManus