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3rd Dec '15 7:52:47 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: The active cast does not include females. Given the genre, plot and characters, women will probably never even get mentioned more than at occasion.
3rd Apr '15 7:07:43 PM nombretomado
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* {{Tsundere}}: HUGE grump, but ''does'' have something soft around his core. Good luck finding any of it though. Here, take this [[DwarfFortress team of seven, wagon, mule, pickaxe, and breeding pair of chickens. The caravan will drop by in summer, after that you're on your own. Strike the earth!]]

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* {{Tsundere}}: HUGE grump, but ''does'' have something soft around his core. Good luck finding any of it though. Here, take this [[DwarfFortress [[VideoGame/DwarfFortress team of seven, wagon, mule, pickaxe, and breeding pair of chickens. The caravan will drop by in summer, after that you're on your own. Strike the earth!]]
24th Mar '13 1:46:25 PM peccantis
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* DoesNotLikeSpam: Go on, just try and offer him any food with cabbage or fish.
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* {{Yaoi}} by women, for women, includes gaiety, faggotry, and queerness

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* {{Yaoi}} {{Yaoi}}: Erotica by women, for women, includes including gaiety, faggotry, and queerness



* LoveHurts: a major theme.

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* LoveHurts: a A (if not The) major theme.



* TheBechdelTest: the active cast does not include females. Given the genre, plot and characters, women barely ever even get mentioned.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: hard to place as a work, but more on the cynical side by virtue of character averages. Duvka and Taylor both are mostly cynical with some freak romantic/idealistic streaks, while Nolin is almost fully cynical.


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* TheBechdelTest: the The active cast does not include females. Given the genre, plot and characters, women barely ever will probably never even get mentioned.
mentioned more than at occasion.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: hard Hard to place as a work, but more on the cynical side by virtue of character averages. Duvka and Taylor both are mostly cynical with some freak romantic/idealistic streaks, while Nolin is almost fully cynical.




* CharacterDevelopment: with a work so heavily character-driven, some developmenti is to be expected.
* DroppedGlasses: Duvka breaks his only pair, which leads to an... interesting five days during which he is incapable of working (read: relaxing) and very reluctant to leave the house.
* DoubleEntendre: here and there, both character-intended and not.
* FramesOfReference: unsurprisingly, Duvka's are square in shape.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: played with. Trace is something of a nice kid, but ultimately more interested in his own wellbeing than others'; Gabi is something of a full-out inversion, being absolutely cold and clinically unemotional. Then again he does have this "slowly warming up and actually has a golden heart deep beneath all the ice" role that he plays for Duvka sometimes... to manipulate him.
* IdealizedSex: for the sake of the erotica.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: very possibly a major factor in Duvka's attraction to Taylor (and inversely, why he lost his interest in Nolin for a while)
* InVinoVeritas: most importantly, the two Absinthe chapters.
* LoveTriangle: well, if you call it Attraction/Involvement Triangle, we have Taylor who might more or less vaguely be interested in each other, then we have Nolin who's just waiting for Taylor to wander off so that he can bounce and bed Duvka (who isn't averse to the idea), Kyo who's dead but has a chokehold on Taylor's heart, the "blue-eyed boy" who makes D explode beds and/or meddling little bastards when mentioned in his presence, and Trace, who isn't connected to anyone but visited Taylor's bed because the latter wanted to make Duvka jealous, or at least pay attention, and The Twins who might just have their semicorporeal tentacles slithering all over the corners -- or not... ah, good times.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: often, but not always.
* MayDecemberRomance: between Nolin (teen) and Duvka (nearing thirty)... provided you're willing to call it "romance".
* MemeticMolester: "the twins" from another work make a short cameo doing what they do best, that is, kidnapping minor characters for shady purposes.[[spoiler:in-universe]]
* MindRape: {{downplayed}}, oddly enough. Neither is it utterly traumatising nor willingly carried out, but when it happens the victim is... not okay.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: a scene or two
* SecondLove: while nothing explicit has been said or done to imply, gods forbid, emotions of that sort, there is this nagging feeling about the nature of Taylor and Duvka's thing... for both of them.
* SmokingIsCool: {{averted}} even though the only smoker is the resident killing machine: for one, this one smoker teeters between having the intention to drop the habit and obsessively chaining to keep his nerves in check; and his bedroom company makes it clear he doesn't taste too great. One of these also teases him about it.

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* CharacterDevelopment: with With a work so heavily character-driven, some developmenti development is to be expected.
* DroppedGlasses: Duvka breaks his only pair, which leads to an... interesting five days day period, during which he is incapable of working (read: relaxing) and very reluctant to leave the house.
* DoubleEntendre: here Here and there, both character-intended and not.
* FramesOfReference: unsurprisingly, Duvka's are square in shape.
*
HookerWithAHeartOfGold: played Played with. Trace is something of a nice kid, but ultimately more interested in his own wellbeing than others'; Gabi is something of a full-out inversion, being absolutely cold and clinically unemotional. unemotional, but actively playing a more or less nice role when on the duty. Then again he does have this "slowly "[[DefrostingIceQueen slowly warming up and actually has a golden heart deep beneath all the ice" up]]" role that he plays for Duvka sometimes... [[ExploitedTrope to manipulate him.
him]].
* IdealizedSex: for the sake of the Par four course, as erotica.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: very Wery possibly a major factor in Duvka's attraction to Taylor (and --and inversely, why he lost his interest in Nolin for a while)
while.
* InVinoVeritas: most Most importantly, the two Absinthe chapters.
* LoveTriangle: well, if you call it Attraction/Involvement Triangle, we have Taylor have:
**Taylor and Duvka,
who might might, more or less vaguely vaguely, be interested in each other, then we have Nolin other
**Nolin,
who's just waiting for Taylor to wander off so that he can bounce and bed Duvka (who isn't averse to the idea), Kyo idea)
**Kyo
who's dead but has a chokehold on Taylor's heart, the "blue-eyed boy" heart
**"The blue-eyed boy",
who makes D explode beds and/or meddling little bastards when mentioned in his presence, presence
**
and Trace, who isn't connected to anyone but visited Taylor's bed because the latter wanted to make Duvka jealous, or at least pay attention, attention
**
and The Twins Twins, who had a CameoAppearance, but also might just have their semicorporeal tentacles slithering all over the corners -- or not... ah, good times.
* AManIsAlwaysEager: often, Often, but not always.
* MayDecemberRomance: between Between Nolin (teen) and Duvka (nearing thirty)... provided you're willing to call it "romance".
romance.
* MemeticMolester: "the "The twins" from another work web original make a short cameo doing what they do best, that is, kidnapping minor characters for shady purposes.[[spoiler:in-universe]]
* MindRape: {{downplayed}}, {{Downplayed}}, oddly enough. Neither is it utterly traumatising nor willingly carried out, but when it happens the victim is... not okay.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: In a scene or two
two.
* SecondLove: while nothing Nothing explicit has been said or done to imply, gods forbid, emotions of that sort, but there is this nagging feeling about the nature of Taylor and Duvka's thing... for both of them.
* SmokingIsCool: {{averted}} {{Averted}} even though the only smoker is the resident killing machine: for one, this one smoker teeters between having all the intention to drop the habit habit, and obsessively chaining to keep his nerves in check; his coolness is debatable; and his bedroom company makes it clear he doesn't taste too great. One of these also great if not outright teases him about it.
the habit.



* AndShowItToYou: at least once previously, as made clear by his light chit-chat with his favourite (other) murderer.
* BadassBookworm: his extensive library, fairy tale habit, and hobby of clothes making do not hint at his violent side. And his violent side is as scary as it's badass.

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* AndShowItToYou: at At least once previously, as made clear by his light chit-chat with his favourite (other) murderer.
* BadassBookworm: his His extensive library, fairy tale habit, and hobby of clothes making do not hint at his violent side. And his violent side is as scary as it's badass.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: with his previous status as a slave, a disapproved lover, and surviving his beloved Kyo, Taylor easily qualifies.
* DrivenToSuicide: some time after Kyo had died. He failed, surviving with some broken bones.
* ManipulativeBastard: is he? Is he not? Is anything about him sincere? When he says he doesn't know this himself, is he being frank of bluffing? Argh.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: he knows how to convinvingly play the part of an absinthe-addled airhead.
* TheOphelia: again {{downplayed}} (also gender-inverted), but distinct: Taylor's ethereal waifishness, [[TheLostLenore traumatic forgone love]], and on-and-off mental instability (occasionally culminating in outright self-destructiveness) are his defining traits.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: with With his previous status as a slave, a disapproved lover, and surviving his beloved Kyo, Kyo in an accident, Taylor easily qualifies.
* DrivenToSuicide: some Some time after Kyo had died. He failed, surviving with some broken bones.
bones. The drive still lingers, and sometimes surfaces at his moments of weakness.
* ManipulativeBastard: is Is he? Is he not? Is anything about him sincere? When he says he doesn't know this himself, is he being frank of bluffing? Argh.
bluffing?
* ObfuscatingStupidity: he He knows how to convinvingly play the part of an absinthe-addled airhead.
* TheOphelia: again Again {{downplayed}} (also gender-inverted), but distinct: Taylor's ethereal waifishness, [[TheLostLenore traumatic forgone love]], and on-and-off mental instability (occasionally culminating in outright self-destructiveness) are his defining traits.



* ARealManIsAKiller: apparently he thinks like this.
* BadassBookworm: Duvka likes to cultivate his image as a harmless Maths teacher...
* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend: let's count the glasses tropes. And the jerkass tropes.

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* ARealManIsAKiller: apparently Apparently he thinks like this.
* BadassBookworm: Duvka He likes to cultivate his image as a harmless Maths teacher...
teacher... Even to people who well know what he really is.
* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend: let's Let's count the glasses tropes. And the jerkass tropes. Currently scoring around 8.



* CannotSpitItOut: extremely unaccustomed and averse to confessing any feelings directly.
* CarvedMark: he has this harmless little habit of leaving his mark in his favoured lays... carved in their bone.
* [[HatesAllMen HatesMostEveryWoman]]: gender-swapped version of HatesAllMen; Duvka harbours a soft but consistent dislike towards most females he's ever met.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: has a tendency for this. GibberishOfLove has happened in the "Morning After Trace" chapter, with Taylor, slightly perhaps, but still alarmingly enough.
* Ephebophile: he does have a thing for the youthful meat.
* HasAType: ooh and what a specific type it is. His player/author needed to write a list just to figure it out themselves.
* ManipulativeBastard: a tendency. If there's a good opening he'll employ it just for the lark of it.
* NotAMorningPerson: his grumpiness levels simply explode in the morning. Avoid any brain-involving contact with him before he has had his hour to properly wake up and take his coffee.
* ProfessionalKiller: his job. He's pretty good at it. Thanks, mysterious powers.
* PsychoForHire: {{downplayed}}... but it's definitely there. Most kills barely get mentioned but with the second chapter and at a few instances later on it becomes clear enough that this guy likes to play with his prey.
* SatisfiedStreetRat: has trouble deciding whether he's happy with staying this or wants to pursue a "higher level" of life.

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* CannotSpitItOut: extremely Very unaccustomed and ''and'' averse to confessing any feelings directly.
* CarvedMark: he He has this harmless little habit of leaving his mark in his favoured lays... carved in their bone.
* [[HatesAllMen HatesMostEveryWoman]]: gender-swapped Gender-swapped version of HatesAllMen; Duvka harbours a soft but consistent dislike towards most females he's ever met.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: has Has a tendency for this. GibberishOfLove has happened in the "Morning After Trace" chapter, with Taylor, slightly perhaps, but still alarmingly enough.
* Ephebophile: he He does have a thing for the youthful meat.
* FramesOfReference: Unsurprisingly, "The Ultimate Square's" are square in shape.
*
HasAType: ooh Ooh and what a specific type it is. His player/author needed to write a list just to figure it out themselves.
* ManipulativeBastard: a A tendency. If there's a good opening he'll employ it just for the lark of it.
* NotAMorningPerson: his His grumpiness levels simply explode in the morning. Avoid any brain-involving contact with him before he has had his hour to properly wake up and take his coffee.
* ProfessionalKiller: his His job. He's pretty good at it. Thanks, mysterious powers.
* PsychoForHire: {{downplayed}}...{{Downplayed}}... but it's definitely there. Most kills barely get mentioned but with the second chapter and at a few instances later on it becomes clear enough that this guy likes to play with his prey.
* SatisfiedStreetRat: has Has trouble deciding whether he's happy with staying this or wants to pursue a "higher level" of life.



* StoicSpectacles: let's just say Duvka embodies pretty much any and all glasses related tropes applicable to adult male characters

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* StoicSpectacles: let's Let's just say Duvka embodies pretty much any and all glasses related tropes applicable to adult male characters



* TranquilFury: happens--hopefully not too often.
* TrueNeutral: of the conflict type. He takes certain comfort in following codes and hierarchies he has chosen for himself, but has no qualms for operating outside the law.[[spoiler:in-universe]]

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* TranquilFury: happens--hopefully not too often.
Happens when his buttons get pushed enough.
* TrueNeutral: of Of the conflict type. He takes certain comfort in following codes and hierarchies he has chosen for himself, but has no qualms for operating outside the law.[[spoiler:in-universe]]



* VampiricDraining: one of his most basic skills, he can both drain and give... but as a human pro vampire, he doesn't ''need'' it. He can sustain himself on it without other food for a while, though. Can cause RapidAging on victim.
* YouWontFeelAThing, if you get lucky... ColdBloodedTorture if you don't. Direct complaints to his employer, the D man's just doing his job.

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* VampiricDraining: one One of his most basic skills, he can both drain and give... but as a human pro vampire, he doesn't ''need'' it. He can sustain himself on it to go without other food and/or sleep for a while, though. Can cause RapidAging on the victim.
* YouWontFeelAThing, if you get lucky... ColdBloodedTorture if you don't. Direct complaints go to his employer, Taylor, the D man's just doing his job.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: he pretty obviously has one, but digging up evidence takes a lot of absinthe and skill in handling this particular bullhead.
* EvilTeacher: at times.
* JadeColoredGlasses: ha! yet another glasses trope. But yes, he was quite the wide-eyed little murderer in his teen years... Then stuff happened.
* SadistTeacher: for the kids he deemed too annoying to be civil with.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Duvka has had his share of UST concerning his students. You only have his word it stayed as the U type of ST.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: he He pretty obviously has one, but digging up evidence takes a lot of absinthe and skill in handling this particular bullhead.
* EvilTeacher: at At times.
* JadeColoredGlasses: ha! Ha! yet another glasses trope. But yes, he was quite the wide-eyed little murderer in his teen years... Then stuff happened.
* SadistTeacher: for To the kids he deemed too annoying to be civil with.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Duvka He has had his share of UST concerning his students. You only have his word it stayed as the U type of ST.
ST, though.



* AmIJustAToyToYou: almost word-for-word when Nolin asks what Duvka thinks of Taylor.
* BullyingADragon: you have to admit, the kid got some serious brass to knowingly taunt an already enraged Duvka.
* DeadpanSnarker: has some strong tones of this, such as with "Bullshit, it's a bribe for sex".

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* AmIJustAToyToYou: almost Almost word-for-word when Nolin asks what Duvka thinks of Taylor.
* BullyingADragon: you You have to admit, the kid got some serious brass to knowingly taunt an already enraged Duvka.
* DeadpanSnarker: has some Is strong tones of this, with this one, such as with "Bullshit, it's a bribe for sex".
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* AManIsAlwaysEager: often, but not always.

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* AManIsAlwaysEager: often, but not always.CharacterDevelopment: with a work so heavily character-driven, some developmenti is to be expected.



* AManIsAlwaysEager: often, but not always.



* MindRape: {{downplayed}}, oddly enough. Neither is it utterly traumatising nor willingly carried out, but when it happens the victim is... not okay.




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* SmokingIsCool: {{averted}} even though the only smoker is the resident killing machine: for one, this one smoker teeters between having the intention to drop the habit and obsessively chaining to keep his nerves in check; and his bedroom company makes it clear he doesn't taste too great. One of these also teases him about it.



* AndShowItToYou: at least once previously, as made clear by his light chit-chat with his favourite (other) murderer.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: with his previous status as a slave, a disapproved lover, and the unwelcome survival of his beloved Kyo, Taylor easily qualifies.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: with his previous status as a slave, a disapproved lover, and the unwelcome survival of surviving his beloved Kyo, Taylor easily qualifies.qualifies.
* DrivenToSuicide: some time after Kyo had died. He failed, surviving with some broken bones.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: he knows how to convinvingly play the part of an absinthe-addled airhead.



* CarvedMark: he has this harmless little habit of leaving his mark in his favoured lays... carved in their bone.



* TranquilFury: happens--hopefully not too often.




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* VampiricDraining: one of his most basic skills, he can both drain and give... but as a human pro vampire, he doesn't ''need'' it. He can sustain himself on it without other food for a while, though. Can cause RapidAging on victim.
* YouWontFeelAThing, if you get lucky... ColdBloodedTorture if you don't. Direct complaints to his employer, the D man's just doing his job.



* BullyingADragon: you have to admit, the kid got some serious brass to knowingly taunt an already enraged Duvka.

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* BullyingADragon: you have to admit, the kid got some serious brass to knowingly taunt an already enraged Duvka.Duvka.
* DeadpanSnarker: has some strong tones of this, such as with "Bullshit, it's a bribe for sex".
13th Dec '12 1:22:18 PM peccantis
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* {{Yaoi}} by women, for women, includes gaiety, faggotry, and queerdom


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* {{Yaoi}} by women, for women, includes gaiety, faggotry, and queerdom

queerness
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* TheBechdelTest: the active cast does not include females. Given the genre, plot and characters, women barely ever even get mentioned.






* TheBechdelTest: the active cast does not include females. Given the genre, plot and characters, women barely ever even get mentioned.



* SexySpectacles: Taylor has a thing

* TeacherStudentRomance: Duvka has had his share of UST concerning his students

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* SexySpectacles: Taylor has a thing

* TeacherStudentRomance: Duvka has had his share of UST concerning his students




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* SexySpectacles: Taylor has a thing.




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* TeacherStudentRomance: Duvka has had his share of UST concerning his students. You only have his word it stayed as the U type of ST.
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!!Genre, theme, media and meta tropes and statuses applying to this work
* {{Yaoi}} by women, for women, includes gaiety, faggotry, and queerdom


* LoveHurts: a major theme.

* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: hard to place as a work, but more on the cynical side by virtue of character averages. Duvka and Taylor both are mostly cynical with some freak romantic/idealistic streaks, while Nolin is almost fully cynical.



* LoveHurts: a major theme.

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* LoveHurts: LoveTriangle: well, if you call it Attraction/Involvement Triangle, we have Taylor who might more or less vaguely be interested in each other, then we have Nolin who's just waiting for Taylor to wander off so that he can bounce and bed Duvka (who isn't averse to the idea), Kyo who's dead but has a major theme.chokehold on Taylor's heart, the "blue-eyed boy" who makes D explode beds and/or meddling little bastards when mentioned in his presence, and Trace, who isn't connected to anyone but visited Taylor's bed because the latter wanted to make Duvka jealous, or at least pay attention, and The Twins who might just have their semicorporeal tentacles slithering all over the corners -- or not... ah, good times.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: hard to place as a work, but more on the cynical side by virtue of character averages. Duvka and Taylor both are mostly cynical with some freak romantic/idealistic streaks, while Nolin is almost fully cynical.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: hard to place as a work, but more on the cynical side by virtue of character averages. Duvka and Taylor both are mostly cynical with some freak romantic/idealistic streaks, while Nolin is almost fully cynical.



* BrokenBird



* ManipulativeBastard: is he? Is he not? Is anything about him sincere? When he says he doesn't know this himself, is he being frank of bluffing? Argh.



* ARealManIsAKiller: apparently he thinks like this

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* ARealManIsAKiller: apparently he thinks like thisthis.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: he pretty obviously has one, but digging up evidence takes a lot of absinthe and skill in handling this particular bullhead.



* HasAType: ooh and what a specific type it is. His player/author needed to write a list just to figure it out themselves.
* ManipulativeBastard: a tendency. If there's a good opening he'll employ it just for the lark of it.



* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids




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* {{Tsundere}}: HUGE grump, but ''does'' have something soft around his core. Good luck finding any of it though. Here, take this [[DwarfFortress team of seven, wagon, mule, pickaxe, and breeding pair of chickens. The caravan will drop by in summer, after that you're on your own. Strike the earth!]]

*'''...and his past'''

* DarkAndTroubledPast: he pretty obviously has one, but digging up evidence takes a lot of absinthe and skill in handling this particular bullhead.
* EvilTeacher: at times.
* JadeColoredGlasses: ha! yet another glasses trope. But yes, he was quite the wide-eyed little murderer in his teen years... Then stuff happened.
* SadistTeacher: for the kids he deemed too annoying to be civil with.
13th Dec '12 9:37:29 AM peccantis
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'''Rauhattomat''' is a Finnish-language piece of serial drama/erotica WebOriginal fiction based closely on English-language textual RPG logs between mouser26 and peccantis. It's being published on Finnish amateur fiction fora Finfanfun and Fifi.

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'''Rauhattomat''' is a Finnish-language piece of serial fantasy drama/erotica WebOriginal fiction based closely on English-language textual RPG logs between mouser26 and peccantis. It's being published on Finnish amateur fiction fora Finfanfun and Fifi.



* MemeticMolester: "the twins" from another work make a short cameo doing what they do best, that is, kidnapping minor characters for shady purposes.

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* MemeticMolester: "the twins" from another work make a short cameo doing what they do best, that is, kidnapping minor characters for shady purposes.[[spoiler:in-universe]]



* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend: let's count the glasses tropes

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* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend: let's count the glasses tropestropes. And the jerkass tropes.



* TrueNeutral: of the conflict type. He takes certain comfort in following codes and hierarchies he has chosen for himself, but has no qualms for operating outside the law.

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* TrueNeutral: of the conflict type. He takes certain comfort in following codes and hierarchies he has chosen for himself, but has no qualms for operating outside the law.
law.[[spoiler:in-universe]]
13th Dec '12 8:57:10 AM peccantis
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'''Rauhattomat''' is a Finnish-language piece of serial drama/erotica WebOriginal fiction based closely on English-language textual RPG logs between mouser26 and peccantis. It's being published on Finnish amateur fiction fora Finfanfun and Fifi.

Rauhattomat tells the story of a professional necromancer/alchemist killer Prokl Duvka and his employer, former slave, current slaver Taylor Payne. Entangled in the dramatic polygon are Taylor's young Sineater servant Nolin, who has a well-defined taste for "sinfully delicious older men", Taylor's first and only love Kyo Payne, who died years ago, and whatever it is that makes Duvka such a capriciously moody jerk.

Many chapters are NSFW due to sexual and/or violent content.

!!General tropes applying to this work
* AManIsAlwaysEager: often, but not always.
* TheBechdelTest: the active cast does not include females. Given the genre, plot and characters, women barely ever even get mentioned.
* DroppedGlasses: Duvka breaks his only pair, which leads to an... interesting five days during which he is incapable of working (read: relaxing) and very reluctant to leave the house.
* DoubleEntendre: here and there, both character-intended and not.
* FramesOfReference: unsurprisingly, Duvka's are square in shape.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: played with. Trace is something of a nice kid, but ultimately more interested in his own wellbeing than others'; Gabi is something of a full-out inversion, being absolutely cold and clinically unemotional. Then again he does have this "slowly warming up and actually has a golden heart deep beneath all the ice" role that he plays for Duvka sometimes... to manipulate him.
* IdealizedSex: for the sake of the erotica.
* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: very possibly a major factor in Duvka's attraction to Taylor (and inversely, why he lost his interest in Nolin for a while)
* InVinoVeritas: most importantly, the two Absinthe chapters.
* LoveHurts: a major theme.
* MayDecemberRomance: between Nolin (teen) and Duvka (nearing thirty)... provided you're willing to call it "romance".
* MemeticMolester: "the twins" from another work make a short cameo doing what they do best, that is, kidnapping minor characters for shady purposes.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: a scene or two
* SecondLove: while nothing explicit has been said or done to imply, gods forbid, emotions of that sort, there is this nagging feeling about the nature of Taylor and Duvka's thing... for both of them.
* SexySpectacles: Taylor has a thing
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: hard to place as a work, but more on the cynical side by virtue of character averages. Duvka and Taylor both are mostly cynical with some freak romantic/idealistic streaks, while Nolin is almost fully cynical.
* TeacherStudentRomance: Duvka has had his share of UST concerning his students
* TheLostLenore: Kyo Payne for Taylor.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Duvka claims he "gladly leaves 'love' for poets and the like" and is no doubt only a drink or two away from actually questioning someone about the exact nature of love.

!!Character specific tropes applying to this work
'''Taylor'''
* AgentPeacock: Taylor isn't flamboyant perhaps but his fashion choices outside of formal business gives a certain image. Then there's his ''abilities''.
* BadassBookworm: his extensive library, fairy tale habit, and hobby of clothes making do not hint at his violent side. And his violent side is as scary as it's badass.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: with his previous status as a slave, a disapproved lover, and the unwelcome survival of his beloved Kyo, Taylor easily qualifies.
* TheOphelia: again {{downplayed}} (also gender-inverted), but distinct: Taylor's ethereal waifishness, [[TheLostLenore traumatic forgone love]], and on-and-off mental instability (occasionally culminating in outright self-destructiveness) are his defining traits.
* QuirkyCurls: Taylor might not be very quirky per se, but compared to the others, he's certainly the curliest and the quirkiest one.

'''Duvka'''
* AManOfWealthAndTaste: Duvka progressively, once his paychecks start coming in.
* ARealManIsAKiller: apparently he thinks like this
* BadassBookworm: Duvka likes to cultivate his image as a harmless Maths teacher...
* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend: let's count the glasses tropes
* BlindWithoutEm: Duvka has some bad eyesight, but likes to maintain as much of his dignity as he can after he breaks his pair.
* CannotSpitItOut: extremely unaccustomed and averse to confessing any feelings directly.
* [[HatesAllMen HatesMostEveryWoman]]: gender-swapped version of HatesAllMen; Duvka harbours a soft but consistent dislike towards most females he's ever met.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: he pretty obviously has one, but digging up evidence takes a lot of absinthe and skill in handling this particular bullhead.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: has a tendency for this. GibberishOfLove has happened in the "Morning After Trace" chapter, with Taylor, slightly perhaps, but still alarmingly enough.
* Ephebophile: he does have a thing for the youthful meat.
* NotAMorningPerson: his grumpiness levels simply explode in the morning. Avoid any brain-involving contact with him before he has had his hour to properly wake up and take his coffee.
* ProfessionalKiller: his job. He's pretty good at it. Thanks, mysterious powers.
* PsychoForHire: {{downplayed}}... but it's definitely there. Most kills barely get mentioned but with the second chapter and at a few instances later on it becomes clear enough that this guy likes to play with his prey.
* SatisfiedStreetRat: has trouble deciding whether he's happy with staying this or wants to pursue a "higher level" of life.
* StoicSpectacles: let's just say Duvka embodies pretty much any and all glasses related tropes applicable to adult male characters
* TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason: Duvka is okay with talking about some stuff, but the other stuff...
* TrueNeutral: of the conflict type. He takes certain comfort in following codes and hierarchies he has chosen for himself, but has no qualms for operating outside the law.

'''Nolin'''
* AmIJustAToyToYou: almost word-for-word when Nolin asks what Duvka thinks of Taylor.
* BullyingADragon: you have to admit, the kid got some serious brass to knowingly taunt an already enraged Duvka.
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