History ShoutOut / Literature

12th Jun '16 4:02:52 PM nombretomado
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** routes through interstellar space include an Electric Avenue, [[TheWonderfulWizardOfOz a Yellow Brick Road]], Champs-Elysees, Grand Trunk Road, Route 66, the Palisades, and the Silk Road.

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** routes through interstellar space include an Electric Avenue, [[TheWonderfulWizardOfOz [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz a Yellow Brick Road]], Champs-Elysees, Grand Trunk Road, Route 66, the Palisades, and the Silk Road.
4th Jun '16 7:23:39 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': The Honored Society, a play on the “Men of Honor” name the Mafia uses for themselves, and they are ''even worse.'' They're “honored” by people because otherwise they'll remove your water and leave you to die of thirst.
24th May '16 4:33:08 PM ErikModi
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* In ''{{Literature/Vampirocracy}}'', Leon mentally quotes VictorVictoria at one point, and tells a character he has no specific urge to "[[DemolitionMan murder death kill]]."
26th Apr '16 7:03:40 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' has Jaume, BiTheWay knight with the title the Prince Of Flowers, who bears quite some resemblance to the Knight Of Flowers from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. May be because the author and GRRM seem to be friends in real life.

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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' has ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'':
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Jaume, BiTheWay knight with the title the Prince Of Flowers, who bears quite some resemblance to the Knight Of Flowers from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. May be because the author and GRRM seem to be friends in real life.life.
** When asked where he'd been, Raguel replies "[[Literature/BookOfJob walking to and fro in the world, and going up and down in it.]]"
26th Apr '16 2:14:37 AM PaulA
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* ''ShoutOut/LordDarcy''



* ''[[Literature/LordDarcy Too Many Magicians]]'', by Creator/RandallGarrett, contains a Shout-Out to the Literature/NeroWolfe novels by Rex Stout. The Marquis of London is clearly modelled after Wolfe, from physical appearance to his refusal to talk business over a meal. His assistant, Lord Bontriomphe, is an even clearer reference to Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin. Their chef is named Frederique (Fritz Brenner) and the senior police officer is Chief Master-at-Arms Grayme (Inspector Cramer). The title itself is a reference to three Wolfe novels with the ''Too Many X'' format.
** On the other hand, while the Marquis is as smart as his cousin, Lord Darcy, he's a BrilliantButLazy government official, not a detective, who when faced with a murder gets his cousin involved. This suggests another influence was Wolfe's alleged uncle, Mycroft Holmes, fitting in with Darcy's similarities to Franchise/{{Sherlock|Holmes}}.
** In the same book the symbol of the King's Messengers is a lens of grey glass, which glows in the hand of the right man, created by the great magician Sir Edward Elmer; a Shout-Out to Creator/EEDocSmith and the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books.
** ''And'' there's a character called Tia Einzig, a defector from the Polish Hegemony whose Uncle Neapeler escaped with the help of a Manxman named Colin [=MacDavid=] and is now living on the Isle. "Einzig" is German for "only", so Neapeler Einzig, the uncle from Man, has a name that translates as [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE Napoleon Solo]], while [=MacDavid=]'s name is a simple rearrangement of David [=McCallum=].
** The same book has this exchange, which is nearly identical to the "dog in the night-time" one from the Literature/SherlockHolmes story "Silver Blaze":
-->"I should like to call your attention to the peculiar condition of that knife."
-->Master Sean frowned. "But... there was nothing peculiar about the condition of that knife."
-->"Precisely. That was the peculiar condition.
** The Lord Darcy stories have a lot of this stuff. Another is a clear parody of ''Murder On The Orient Express'', in which a Hercule Poirot {{Expy}} comes to completely the wrong solution (but the same one Creator/AgathaChristie used), while Darcy comes up with the real solution undercover as an unassuming priest named [[Creator/GKChesterton Father Brun]].
** A couple of others feature a secret agent named Sir James le Lien (Lien = contract = [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]).
19th Apr '16 7:54:00 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' has Jaume, BiTheWay knight with the title the Prince Of Flowers, who bears quite some resemblance to the Knight Of Flowers from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. May be because the author and GRRM seem to be friends in real life.
3rd Apr '16 6:48:22 AM TomWalpertac2
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* ''ShoutOut/CiaphasCain''
* ''ShoutOut/TheCinderSpires''
* ''ShoutOut/DarknessVisible''
* ''ShoutOut/TheDogs''
* ''ShoutOut/TheDresdenFiles''
** ''ShoutOut/StormFront''
** ''ShoutOut/FoolMoon''

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* ''ShoutOut/CiaphasCain''
''ShoutOut/ChakonaSpace''
* ''ShoutOut/TheCinderSpires''
''ShoutOut/CiaphasCain''
* ''ShoutOut/DarknessVisible''
''ShoutOut/TheCinderSpires''
* ''ShoutOut/TheDogs''
''ShoutOut/DarknessVisible''
* ''ShoutOut/TheDresdenFiles''
''ShoutOut/TheDogs''
* ''ShoutOut/TheDresdenFiles''
** ''ShoutOut/StormFront''
''ShoutOut/StormFront''
** ''ShoutOut/FoolMoon''''ShoutOut/FoolMoon''



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21st Feb '16 1:46:19 PM Kakai
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* ''Literature/ShamanBlues'':
** Upon seeing his old flame standing in the door, looking for help, Witkacy immediately thinks of FilmNoir.
** The book itself is named after Music/TheDoors song.
** Witkacy, in his pale coat and with blonde hair, not to mention the ability to see ghosts, is a clear ComicBook/{{Constantine}} reference.
18th Feb '16 11:18:26 PM merotoker
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* In ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'', violent personalities are measured by the VVPS (''[[Creator/PaulVerhoeven Verhoeven]]'' Violent Predilection Score).



* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'':
** Numerous allusions to literature, history, and mythology, among other things.
** Why will no-one call me Ish?



** There is also a less obvious reference to a 1973 film in the form of naming a brand of whiskey "[[AmericanGraffiti Old Harper's]]".

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** There is also a less obvious reference to a 1973 film in the form of naming a brand of whiskey "[[AmericanGraffiti "[[Film/AmericanGraffiti Old Harper's]]".



** The twentieth story, there are numerous references including: Wrestling/HulkHogan, Series/LeaveItToBeaver, Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid, TheBeverlyHillbillies,[[note]] A woman in the story is called "Granny Clampett", though it should be noted the name of the character from the show is Daisy May "Granny" Moses.[[/note]] and an old slogan that had been used by the United States Marine Corps.

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** The twentieth story, there are numerous references including: Wrestling/HulkHogan, Series/LeaveItToBeaver, Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid, TheBeverlyHillbillies,[[note]] ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'', ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'',[[note]] A woman in the story is called "Granny Clampett", though it should be noted the name of the character from the show is Daisy May "Granny" Moses.[[/note]] and an old slogan that had been used by the United States Marine Corps.



** An interrogator uses [[Literature/CarrerasLegions Fernandez]]' playbook when interrogating a journalist, and says he got it out of a book by a [[TakeThatUs hack science fiction writer]].

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** An interrogator uses [[Literature/CarrerasLegions Fernandez]]' playbook when interrogating a journalist, and says he got it out of a book by a [[TakeThatUs [[SelfDeprecation hack science fiction writer]].



* ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Hundreds upon hundreds of them, although many would be unrecognizable to the modern reader because of WeirdAlEffect. Chapter I part I mentions Creator/{{Aristotle}}, philosopher widely regarded as the greatest abstract thinker of Occidental Civilization. Even he has no chance to make sense of the purple prose that plagued [[ChivalricRomance Chivalry Books]]. Also in the Chapter III part II, Don Quixote's opinion about history and poetry reflects the theory exposed in Aristotle's ''Literature/{{Poetics}}''.

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* ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Hundreds upon hundreds of them, although many would be unrecognizable to the modern reader because of the WeirdAlEffect. Chapter I part I mentions Creator/{{Aristotle}}, philosopher widely regarded as the greatest abstract thinker of Occidental Civilization. Even he has no chance to make sense of the purple prose that plagued [[ChivalricRomance Chivalry Books]]. Also in the Chapter III part II, Don Quixote's opinion about history and poetry reflects the theory exposed in Aristotle's ''Literature/{{Poetics}}''.



* Surprisingly for such a GrimDark setting and situation, the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' books are not immune. ''Nemesis'' has a [[KillEmAll psychotic assassin]] who seems to feel emotions for guns (other than murderous hatred and contempt, that is, he feels that for everyone). When confronted with a cache of shiny weapons, his only response after taking his pick is "[[Series/{{Firefly}} ...I'll be in my bunk.]]".

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* Surprisingly for such a GrimDark DarkerAndEdgier setting and situation, the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' books are not immune. ''Nemesis'' has a [[KillEmAll psychotic assassin]] who seems to feel emotions for guns (other than murderous hatred and contempt, that is, he feels that for everyone). When confronted with a cache of shiny weapons, his only response after taking his pick is "[[Series/{{Firefly}} ...I'll be in my bunk.]]".



** Eric claims that sailors are a [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} suspicous and cowardly lot]].

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** Eric claims that sailors are a [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} suspicous suspicious and cowardly lot]].



* The ''Literature/LordsOfTheUnderworld'' series involves a Greek woman named Haydee, who is obsessed with getting revenge on the killers of her family. [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Hm...]]



* ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'': So many, so many, [[Series/{{BetterCallSaul}} Hey! It's all Good Man]], [[{{Hannibal}} Bill Grannt]], [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} Hohlander the Remake]], [[Franchise/TheMatrix The Tetrix Movies]], [[Franchise/SilentHill Househead]], [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Zombies]] repeating Shtobo Mola Jit/ Myorvt Shtobo Jit over and over, [[LetsPlay/PewDiePie Stegano?! WTF!]], [[Series/{{BreakingBad}} blue meth is so 2013]], how about eating your own pig for diner (Series/{{Hannibal}}), [[TheSimpsons YEAH! HOLO CHRISTMAS!]]

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* ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'': So many, so many, [[Series/{{BetterCallSaul}} Hey! It's all Good Man]], [[{{Hannibal}} Bill Grannt]], [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} Hohlander the Remake]], [[Franchise/TheMatrix The Tetrix Movies]], [[Franchise/SilentHill Househead]], [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 Zombies]] repeating Shtobo Mola Jit/ Myorvt Shtobo Jit over and over, [[LetsPlay/PewDiePie Stegano?! WTF!]], [[Series/{{BreakingBad}} [[Series/BreakingBad blue meth is so 2013]], how about eating your own pig for diner (Series/{{Hannibal}}), [[TheSimpsons YEAH! HOLO CHRISTMAS!]] CHRISTMAS!]]
* In Creator/ScottMeyer's ''Literature/MasterOfFormalities'', Lord Jakabitus once tells a servant girl ([[spoiler:actually, a Master of Formalities in disguise]]) "[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Shut up, Migg!]]".



* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' by Creator/CharlesStross, in addition to numerous {{Shout Out}}s to Creator/RobertHeinlein, has a MacGuffin disguised as [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon a statue of a black bird]] and an organisation of robot butlers who are all called [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] [[spoiler: one of whom has taken the name "Reginald"; Jeeves's first name in the books.]] Also, there's a colony ship called ''Bark'' for no apparent reason, which ''could'' be a mistransliteration of [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy B-Ark]].

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* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' by Creator/CharlesStross, in addition to numerous {{Shout Out}}s to Creator/RobertHeinlein, has a MacGuffin disguised as [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon a statue of a black bird]] and an organisation of robot butlers who are all called [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] [[spoiler: one of whom has taken the name "Reginald"; Jeeves's first name in the books.]] books]]. Also, there's a colony ship called ''Bark'' for no apparent reason, which ''could'' be a mistransliteration of [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy B-Ark]].



* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'':
** Numerous allusions to literature, history, and mythology, among other things.
** Why will no-one call me Ish?



* The ''Literature/LordsOfTheUnderworld'' series involves a Greek woman named Haydee, who is obsessed with getting revenge on the killers of her family. [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Hm...]]



* In ''{{Literature/Valhalla}}'', violent personalities are measured by the VVPS (''[[Creator/PaulVerhoeven Verhoeven]]'' Violent Predilection Score).



* In Scott Meyer's ''Literature/MasterOfFormalities'', Lord Jakabitus once tells a servant girl ([[spoiler:actually, a Master of Formalities in disguise]]) "[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Shut up, Migg!]]".
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* In Scott Meyer's ''Literature/MasterOfFormalities'', Lord Jakabitus once tells a servant girl ([[spoiler:actually, a Master of Formalities in disguise]]) "[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Shut up, Migg!]]".
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14th Feb '16 9:10:14 PM Argon2
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* The ''Literature/LordsOfTheUnderworld'' series involves a Greek woman named Haydee, who is obsessed with getting revenge on the killers of her family. [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo Hm...]]
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