History Music / EmilieAutumn

8th Aug '17 8:12:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lolicon}}: Viciously deconstructed in "Gothic Lolita." In effect, she drew ire from the Lolita community for invoking the scene's biggest BerserkButton. It has since died down ever since she said that she was only referring to the book, but bringing up the song or its lyrical content around Lolita fashion fans is a very, very bad idea.
28th Jun '17 5:36:34 PM nombretomado
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* PachelbelsCanon: TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilie_Autumn notes]] that as a child she would mentally play the piece each night to suppress her auditory hallucinations. The influence of it can be heard in several of her songs: "Save You" contains a few bars of the melody, and the ostinato from the piece is present in "Ancient Grounds" and "Let the Record Show."

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* PachelbelsCanon: TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilie_Autumn notes]] that as a child she would mentally play the piece each night to suppress her auditory hallucinations. The influence of it can be heard in several of her songs: "Save You" contains a few bars of the melody, and the ostinato from the piece is present in "Ancient Grounds" and "Let the Record Show."
21st May '17 10:49:30 AM nombretomado
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In 2012 she released another album, ''Fight Like a Girl,'' which had been lingering in DevelopmentHell for several years. Despite her initial promises that it was going to be "more metal" than ''Opheliac'' was, it ended up being a theatrical concept album based around the fictionalized {{Victorian|Britain}} story that appeared in ''The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.'' According to Emilie, she intends to use the album as part of the soundtrack to the play she's currently writing about the book. The album has created a BrokenBase in the fandom because of its differences from the highly popular ''Opheliac,'' and because the violin plays a much less significant role it in than it had in her previous music. Her current look and shows are generally referred to as the ''FLAG'' era by fans.

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In 2012 she released another album, ''Fight Like a Girl,'' which had been lingering in DevelopmentHell for several years. Despite her initial promises that it was going to be "more metal" than ''Opheliac'' was, it ended up being a theatrical concept album based around the fictionalized {{Victorian|Britain}} UsefulNotes/{{Victorian|Britain}} story that appeared in ''The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.'' According to Emilie, she intends to use the album as part of the soundtrack to the play she's currently writing about the book. The album has created a BrokenBase in the fandom because of its differences from the highly popular ''Opheliac,'' and because the violin plays a much less significant role it in than it had in her previous music. Her current look and shows are generally referred to as the ''FLAG'' era by fans.
16th May '17 9:15:27 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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'''Emilie Autumn''' Liddell, born September 22 1979, is a {{Goth}}ic poet, singer / songwriter, violinist, harpsichordist, performance artist, feminist, and author. She's self described as that she sounds "[[MindScrew like the best cup of English Breakfast spiked with cyanide and smashed on your antique wallpaper.]]" Well, OK then.

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'''Emilie Autumn''' Liddell, born September 22 1979, is a {{Goth}}ic poet, singer / songwriter, violinist, harpsichordist, performance artist, feminist, and author. She's self described as that she sounds "[[MindScrew "[[TastesLikePurple like the best cup of English Breakfast spiked with cyanide and smashed on your antique wallpaper.]]" Well, OK then.
14th Nov '16 2:05:10 AM socialist-cokehead
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: To date the only releases that have no re-release are the ''Chambermaid'' and ''By the Sword'' EPs (but the two are on ''A Bit o' This & That''). Most are just a limited edition digipack, and then a jewel case, but the re-release of ''Enchant'' has a story to bridge the gap between it and ''Opheliac'' and no ''Enchant'' puzzle. Then there is ''Opheliac''. Oh God, ''Opheliac''. First there was the two disc digipack. After it sold out, Emilie released a one disc jewel case version and after fans demanded the content from disc two of the limited edition a two disc digipack. Two years after the album was released in Europe, the album got a wide release in the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]], with three more tracks exclusive to the issuing, and, finally, a third issuing with all tracks from the previous US edition, four songs recorded for that edition, excerpts from ''The Asylum'', live videos and a video with her and her friend, (Queen) fLee.
28th Oct '16 7:05:46 AM QueenofSwords
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* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: "Thank God I'm Pretty."

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* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: BlessedWithSuck: "Thank God I'm Pretty."
20th Jun '16 11:01:49 AM gewunomox
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* CoverVersion: She's done a fair share of covers. The covers that she has done are "I Don't Care Much" from Music/{{Cabert}}, "I Know It's Over" and "Asleep" originally by Music/TheSmiths, "All My Loving" by Music/TheBeatles, a harpsichord cover of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life", "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Music/CyndiLauper and Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" which she sings on tour, "Gloomy Sunday" (without the second ending [which she refers to in "The Art of Suicide"]) originally by Music/LaszloJavor and Music/RezsoSeress, and "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" by Music/TheFlamingLips.

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* CoverVersion: She's done a fair share of covers. The covers that she has done are "I Don't Care Much" from Music/{{Cabert}}, "I Know It's Over" and "Asleep" originally by Music/TheSmiths, "All My Loving" by Music/TheBeatles, a harpsichord cover of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life", "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Music/CyndiLauper and Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" which she sings on tour, "Gloomy Sunday" (without the second ending [which she refers to in "The Art of Suicide"]) originally by Music/LaszloJavor and Music/RezsoSeress, and "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" by Music/TheFlamingLips.Music/FlamingLips.
3rd May '16 1:32:44 AM erforce
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** The WordSaladLyrics in "Swallow" ("Low tide and high tea, oyster's waiting for me...") refer to "Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland".
** The titles of "Syringe" and "Face the Wall" are likely a shout-out to the scene in ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} 2'' in which Sarah Connor escapes from the mental institution. She holds the doctor hostage with a syringe in his neck, and orders a guard to face the wall.

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** The WordSaladLyrics in "Swallow" ("Low tide and high tea, oyster's waiting for me...") refer to "Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland".
''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland''.
** The titles of "Syringe" and "Face the Wall" are likely a shout-out to the scene in ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} 2'' ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' in which Sarah Connor escapes from the mental institution. She holds the doctor hostage with a syringe in his neck, and orders a guard to face the wall.
26th Feb '16 1:27:00 PM aye_amber
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* VitriolicBestBuds / VitriolicCouple: Emilie and Veronica, on stage. In real life, they are both some of the sweetest people you will meet.

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* VitriolicBestBuds / VitriolicCouple: BelligerentSexualTension: Emilie and Veronica, on stage. In real life, they are both some of the sweetest people you will meet.
8th Feb '16 12:22:21 AM aye_amber
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'''Emilie Autumn''' Liddell, born September 22 1979, is a {{goth}}ic poet, singer/songwriter, violinist, harpsichordist, performance artist, feminist, and author. She's self-described as that she sounds "[[MindScrew like the best cup of English Breakfast spiked with cyanide and smashed on your antique wallpaper]]." Well, OK then.

Of Emilie's life, [[ShroudedInMyth very little is known at the moment]]. What we do know is that she [[ChildProdigy started playing violin at the age of four]], a talent that she has continued to this day, and that she voluntarily stayed away from most of the mainstream music communities (both classical and commercial) due to bad experiences and clashes within them: In fact, most of her albums were self-published by her own company. Her first album was ''On a Day...'', a classical album released in 2000, when she was 20 or 21. The following year she put out the ''Chambermaid'' and ''By the Sword'' [=EPs=]. In 2003 her first full vocal album was released: ''Enchant'', an album filled with a number of songs inspired by fairy tales. Also contained in this CD was the Enchant Puzzle, which no one has ever solved. This was the Enchant era, when Emilie was a [[FairyCompanion faerie]].

After going through an extremely awful period in her life that resulted in a suicide attempt and institutionalization, she was inspired to move in a different artistic direction. This began with the ''Opheliac EP'', followed by full album ''Opheliac''. This album was far darker than ''Enchant'', and a reflection of Emilie's mental state, as this album was released as an agreement with herself that she'd make the album instead of killing herself. The songs are mostly about madness and suicide, particularly in water. Much of the album is influenced by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, as is made obvious by the title. Many of the songs are not written from the perspective of Emilie, but from [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] herself, the Lady of Shalott, and others. Later in 2007, she re-released ''Enchant'' along with ''A Bit o' This & That'', which was a collection of previously unheard songs, re-mixes and tracks from older [=EPs=]. Also released that year was ''Laced/Unlaced''. ''Laced'' was a re-release of ''On a Day'', while ''Unlaced'' was an all-new collection of instrumental songs done in her newer style. In 2009 she was able to release her autobiography, ''Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls''. She has also released ''The Opheliac Companion'', which provides [[AllThereInTheManual information and background]] about the songs on ''Opheliac''.

The Opheliac era is what Emilie is most well known for. And from gaining more [[FanCommunityNicknames muffins (fans)]], she was able to make more and more theatrical tours which gained more and more theatrics tour by tour. Joining her on stage in the Asylum are her Bloody Crumpets, a group of [[TheOphelia lovely mad girls]].

In 2012 she released another CD, ''Fight Like a Girl'', which had been lingering in DevelopmentHell for several years. Despite her initial promises that it was going to be "more metal" than ''Opheliac'' was, it ended up being a theatrical concept album based around the fictionalized [[VictorianBritain Victorian]] story that appeared in ''Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls''. According to Emilie, she intends to use the album as part of the soundtrack to the play she's currently writing about the book. The album has created a BrokenBase in the fandom because of its differences from the highly popular ''Opheliac'', and because the violin plays a much less significant role it in than it had in her previous music. Her current look and shows are generally referred to as the FLAG era by fans.

She appeared in "Film/TheDevilsCarnival", a short experimental film released in 2012 by the creators of Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera -- Creator/DarrenBousman and Creator/TerranceZdunich. Playing the Painted Doll, she starred alongside a ''very'' diverse cast, including Clown from Music/{{Slipnot}}, Creator/AlexaVega, Creator/PaulSorvino and two of her Crumpets, Captain Maggots and Contessa. With the success of the movie, she's due to reappear in subsequent sequels.

!!Releases:
'''Albums'''
* ''On a Day...'' (1997, re-released in ''Laced/Unlaced'' in 2007)

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'''Emilie Autumn''' Liddell, born September 22 1979, is a {{goth}}ic {{Goth}}ic poet, singer/songwriter, singer / songwriter, violinist, harpsichordist, performance artist, feminist, and author. She's self-described self described as that she sounds "[[MindScrew like the best cup of English Breakfast spiked with cyanide and smashed on your antique wallpaper]]." wallpaper.]]" Well, OK then.

Of Emilie's life, [[ShroudedInMyth very little is known at the moment]]. moment.]] What we do know is that she [[ChildProdigy started playing violin at the age of four]], four,]] a talent that she has continued to this day, and that she voluntarily stayed away from most of the mainstream music communities (both classical and commercial) due to bad experiences and clashes within them: In fact, most of her albums were self-published self published by her own company. Her first album was ''On a Day...'', '' a classical album released in 2000, when she was 20 or 21. The following year she put out the ''Chambermaid'' and ''By the Sword'' [=EPs=]. In 2003 her first full vocal album was released: ''Enchant'', ''Enchant,'' an album filled with a number of songs inspired by fairy tales. Also contained in this CD was the Enchant Puzzle, which no one has ever solved. This was the Enchant ''Enchant'' era, when Emilie was a [[FairyCompanion faerie]].

faerie.]]

After going through an extremely awful period in her life that resulted in a suicide attempt and institutionalization, she was inspired to move in a different artistic direction. This began with the ''Opheliac EP'', EP,'' followed by the full album ''Opheliac''. ''Opheliac.'' This album was far darker than ''Enchant'', ''Enchant,'' and a reflection of Emilie's mental state, as this album was released as an agreement with herself that she'd make the album instead of killing herself. The songs are mostly about madness and suicide, particularly in water. Much of the album is influenced by Creator/WilliamShakespeare, as is made obvious by the title. Many of the songs are not written from the perspective of Emilie, but from [[TheOphelia Ophelia]] herself, the Lady of Shalott, and others. Later in 2007, she re-released ''Enchant'' along with ''A Bit o' This & That'', That,'' which was a collection of previously unheard songs, re-mixes re-mixes, and tracks from older [=EPs=]. Also released that year was ''Laced/Unlaced''. ''Laced / Unlaced.'' ''Laced'' was a re-release of ''On a Day'', Day...'' while ''Unlaced'' was an all-new collection of instrumental songs done in her newer style. In 2009 she was able to release her autobiography, ''Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls''. ''Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls.'' She has also released ''The Opheliac Companion'', Companion,'' which provides [[AllThereInTheManual information and background]] about the songs on ''Opheliac''.

''Opheliac.''

The Opheliac ''Opheliac'' era is what Emilie is most well known for. And from gaining more [[FanCommunityNicknames muffins (fans)]], (fans),]] she was able to make more and more theatrical tours which gained more and more theatrics tour by tour. Joining her on stage in the Asylum are her Bloody Crumpets, a group of [[TheOphelia lovely mad girls]].

girls.]]

In 2012 she released another CD, album, ''Fight Like a Girl'', Girl,'' which had been lingering in DevelopmentHell for several years. Despite her initial promises that it was going to be "more metal" than ''Opheliac'' was, it ended up being a theatrical concept album based around the fictionalized [[VictorianBritain Victorian]] {{Victorian|Britain}} story that appeared in ''Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls''. ''The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.'' According to Emilie, she intends to use the album as part of the soundtrack to the play she's currently writing about the book. The album has created a BrokenBase in the fandom because of its differences from the highly popular ''Opheliac'', ''Opheliac,'' and because the violin plays a much less significant role it in than it had in her previous music. Her current look and shows are generally referred to as the FLAG ''FLAG'' era by fans.

She appeared in "Film/TheDevilsCarnival", "Film/TheDevilsCarnival," a short experimental film released in 2012 by the creators of Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera -- Creator/DarrenBousman and Creator/TerranceZdunich. Playing the Painted Doll, she starred alongside a ''very'' diverse cast, including Clown from Music/{{Slipnot}}, Creator/AlexaVega, Creator/PaulSorvino Creator/PaulSorvino, and two of her Crumpets, Captain Maggots and Contessa. With the success of the movie, she's due to reappear in subsequent sequels.

!!Releases:
'''Albums'''
sequels.
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!! Releases:

'''Albums:'''

* ''On a Day...'' (1997, re-released in ''Laced/Unlaced'' ''Laced / Unlaced'' in 2007)



* ''Laced/Unlaced'' (2007)

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* ''Laced/Unlaced'' ''Laced / Unlaced'' (2007)



'''Extended Plays and Official Singles'''

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'''Extended Plays and Official Singles'''Singles:'''



* ''Liar/Dead is the New Alive'' (2006)

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* ''Liar/Dead ''Liar / Dead is the New Alive'' (2006)



* ''Girls Just Wanna Have Fun & Bohemian Rhapsody'' (2008)

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* ''Girls Just Wanna Have Fun & / Bohemian Rhapsody'' (2008)



'''Books'''

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'''Books''''''Books:'''



!Emilie, her music and her writings contain examples of:

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!Emilie, !! Emilie, her music and her writings contain examples of:



** The meanings of the songs off ''Opheliac'' are explained in the ''Opheliac Companion''.
** Meanings for various phrases and the finale of ''Fight Like a Girl'' is in ''Literature/TheAsylumForWayWardVictorianGirls''.
* AnachronismStew: The harpsichord, a [[BaroqueMusic baroque]] instrument, is not the most conventional choice to complement a Victorian theme. In ''The Opheliac Companion'', Emilie acknowledges and handwave[=s=] this by explaining that, just as present-day Emilie is "150 years retro," so too is her Victorian alter-ego, who would thus draw her inspiration from the early 1700's.

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** The meanings of the songs off ''Opheliac'' are explained in the ''Opheliac Companion''.
Companion.''
** Meanings for various phrases and the finale of ''Fight Like a Girl'' is in ''Literature/TheAsylumForWayWardVictorianGirls''.
''Literature/TheAsylumForWayWardVictorianGirls.''
* AnachronismStew: The harpsichord, a [[BaroqueMusic baroque]] {{Baroque|Music}} instrument, is not the most conventional choice to complement a Victorian theme. In ''The Opheliac Companion'', Companion,'' Emilie acknowledges and handwave[=s=] {{handwave}}s this by explaining that, just as present-day Emilie is "150 years retro," so too is her Victorian alter-ego, who would thus draw her inspiration from the early 1700's.



* AllJustADream: The "Fight Like a Girl" music video, except for the very beginning and the very end. The inmates being liberated and taking over the Ophelia Gallery turns out to be a fantasy of Emily's -- [[HopeSpot but there is a sliver of hope at the end]]. [[spoiler:Which, considering how the book ends, may just make it even sadder]].

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* AllJustADream: The "Fight Like a Girl" music video, except for the very beginning and the very end. The inmates being liberated and taking over the Ophelia Gallery turns out to be a fantasy of Emily's -- [[HopeSpot but there is a sliver of hope at the end]]. [[spoiler:Which, end.]] [[spoiler: Which, considering how the book ends, may just make it even sadder]].sadder.]]



* AwardBaitSong: "What Will I Remember," given a reprise as "Start Another Story." "What If" off ''Enchant'', and "Shallot" off ''Opheliac''...

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* AwardBaitSong: "What Will I Remember," given a reprise as "Start Another Story." "What If" off ''Enchant'', ''Enchant,'' and "Shallot" off ''Opheliac''...''Opheliac.''



** The Asylum book contains letters from a girl in one of these places. Likewise, the musical concept album ''Fight Like a Flag'' shares the same setting, as it's based on he book.

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** The Asylum book contains letters from a girl in one of these places. Likewise, the musical concept album ''Fight Like a Flag'' shares the same setting, as it's based on he book. the book.



* BeYourself: ''What If'' and ''How Strange'' and arguably her empowerment/anti repression message.

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* BeYourself: ''What If'' and ''How Strange'' and arguably her empowerment/anti empowerment / anti repression message.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: The whole premise of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lm_qBFM_SY Gentlemen Aren't Nice]]."
* BittersweetEnding: "One Foot in Front of the Other" as the final track to ''Fight Like A Girl''. The war is won, but the liberated inmates [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow reflect on their lack of ability to function in the wider world]]. It's also implied from ''Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls'' that the girls are, in fact, [[spoiler:liberated ''[[DeathSeeker in]] [[SuicidePact death]]''.]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: The whole premise of "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lm_qBFM_SY Gentlemen Aren't Nice]]."
Nice.]]"
* BittersweetEnding: "One Foot in Front of the Other" as the final track to ''Fight Like A Girl''. Girl.'' The war is won, but the liberated inmates [[SoWhatDoWeDoNow reflect on their lack of ability to function in the wider world]]. world.]] It's also implied from ''Literature/TheAsylumForWaywardVictorianGirls'' ''The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls'' that the girls are, in fact, [[spoiler:liberated [[spoiler: liberated ''[[DeathSeeker in]] [[SuicidePact death]]''.]]death.]]'']]



** And then, in "Time for Tea"...

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** And then, in "Time for Tea"...Tea:"



* WomanScorned: A major theme of ''Opheliac'' and ''Fight Like a Girl''.
* WordSaladLyrics: From "Swallow:" "Low tide and high tea, the oysters waiting for me, if I'm not there on time, I'll send my emissary". Might be a ShoutOut to ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', though.

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* WomanScorned: A major theme of ''Opheliac'' and ''Fight Like a Girl''.
Girl.''
* WordSaladLyrics: From "Swallow:" "Low tide and high tea, the oysters waiting for me, if I'm not there on time, I'll send my emissary". emissary." Might be a ShoutOut to ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland,'' though.




!'''Her concerts contain examples of:'''

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* CoughSnarkCough: Emilie has a dislike of a certain church, which she coughs to be the [[UsefulNotes/Christianity Christian]] one, leading to...
* ChurchOfHappyology: Contessa's religion, Contessology to pray for [[strike:Veronica's virtue]] whatever's left of Veronica's virtue.

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* CoughSnarkCough: Emilie has a dislike of a certain church, which she coughs to be the [[UsefulNotes/Christianity Christian]] UsefulNotes/{{Christian|ity}} one, leading to...
* ChurchOfHappyology: Contessa's religion, Contessology to pray for [[strike:Veronica's [[strike: Veronica's virtue]] whatever's left of Veronica's virtue.



--->'''Contessa:''' But I am ''not'', I am not, I repeat, I repeat, I repeat, I am not insane!\\

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--->'''Contessa:''' But I am ''not'', ''not,'' I am not, I repeat, I repeat, I repeat, I am not insane!\\
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