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3rd Sep '16 12:58:21 AM eroock
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Cuanta Vida (abbreviated CV) is a popular ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' {{fan| fic}}[[WebComic comic]] by Kieran Thompson, also known as Kytri or Heironymus. It started on October 12th, 2008 and ended on December 9th, 2011 with 159 pages.

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Cuanta Vida ''Cuanta Vida'' (abbreviated CV) is a popular ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' {{fan| fic}}[[WebComic comic]] by Kieran Thompson, also known as Kytri or Heironymus. It started on October 12th, 2008 and ended on December 9th, 2011 with 159 pages.
27th Jul '16 3:41:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Bleu, of all people. [[spoiler:When Rojo is on the ropes, he tries to push Bleu's buttons, namely, his fear of killing, to get him to turn on Scout and help him instead. Despite Rojo being exactly right about how much Bleu's recent kills bother him and how much he doesn't want to add another, Bleu doesn't take the bait and shoots him.]] He's willingly sacrificing his innocence, and [[HeroicBSOD for awhile, his sanity,]] because he knows the other choice will lead to even worse things.
19th Jul '16 7:45:02 PM Helcat13
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* {{Irony}}: Page 97 reveals that [[spoiler:for all that Bleu feared the RED Pyro's fire, the Pyro despised him because he thought Bleu wasn't being affected by his flames at all]].

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* {{Irony}}: [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2010/05/01/97-andthats-when-i-realized-that-he-was-insane/ Page 97 97]] reveals that [[spoiler:for all that Bleu feared the RED Pyro's fire, the Pyro despised him because he thought Bleu wasn't being affected by his flames at all]].



* YouRemindMeOfX: Jeremy reminds [[spoiler:BLU engineer of his son which adds a new perspective on why he puts up Jeremy's shenanigans]].

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* YouRemindMeOfX: Jeremy reminds [[spoiler:BLU engineer of his son which adds a new perspective on why he puts up with Jeremy's shenanigans]].
6th May '16 1:49:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* HandsomeDevil: Rojo. [[PerverseSexualLust Mmmmm,]] [[StupidSexyFlanders Rojo.]]
1st Feb '16 4:40:06 PM GlassSpires
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Cuanta Vida could have [[http://kytri.deviantart.com/art/CV-False-Start-1-168298650?q=1&qo=1 started]] [[http://kytri.deviantart.com/art/CV-False-Start-2-168298740?q=1&qo=1 very]] [[http://kytri.deviantart.com/art/CV-False-Start-3-168298814?q=1&qo=1 differently]].



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Fire?]]: Bleu tells early on of a childhood fear of fire.[note]Called pyrophobia or arsonphobia.[/note]

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Fire?]]: Bleu tells early on of a childhood fear of fire.[note]Called [[note]] Called pyrophobia or arsonphobia.[/note][[/note]]



* YouRemindMeOfX: Jeremy reminds [[spoiler:BLU engineer of his son which adds a new perspective on why he puts up Jeremy's sharingans]].

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* YouRemindMeOfX: Jeremy reminds [[spoiler:BLU engineer of his son which adds a new perspective on why he puts up Jeremy's sharingans]].shenanigans]].
26th Jan '16 8:44:13 PM Angeldeb82
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The story is centered on a BLU Spy (commonly referred to as [[BilingualBonus Bleu]]) [[NewMeat who has just arrived at 2Fort]], though he's never been in a war setting before. Finding the similarities between the BLU and RED corporations suspicious, Bleu begins to investigate, and stumbles upon several hidden places, relationships, and, most importantly, a plan to escape the meaningless fighting...

The comic is well-praised for its storytelling, weaving Bleu's narrations into the main events, and especially well-loved for its focus on something the PeripheryDemographic feels is sorely lacking [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 in the original narrative:]] [[HomoeroticSubtext Romance]]. The comic also presumes that the "classes", rather than being unique characters in and of themselves, are instead ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Job roles to be filled by many different people with equally unique motivations,]] some of them far saner than the originals... [[WarIsHell and many of them much more unwilling to fight a pointless turf war.]]

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The story is centered on a BLU Spy (commonly referred to as [[BilingualBonus Bleu]]) {{B|ilingualBonus}}leu) [[NewMeat who has just arrived at 2Fort]], though he's never been in a war setting before. Finding the similarities between the BLU and RED corporations suspicious, Bleu begins to investigate, and stumbles upon several hidden places, relationships, and, most importantly, a plan to escape the meaningless fighting...

The comic is well-praised for its storytelling, weaving Bleu's narrations into the main events, and especially well-loved for its focus on something the PeripheryDemographic feels is sorely lacking [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 in the original narrative:]] narrative]]: [[HomoeroticSubtext Romance]]. The comic also presumes that the "classes", rather than being unique characters in and of themselves, are instead ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Job roles to be filled by many different people with equally unique motivations,]] some of them far saner than the originals... [[WarIsHell and many of them much more unwilling to fight a pointless turf war.]]
war]].



* AfraidOfDoctors: The [[MadDoctor Blue Medic is insane]] or at least immoral, but the trope itself is subverted by the Blue Heavy who has no problems being around and is [[spoiler:very upset when the Medic is killed.]]

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* AfraidOfDoctors: The [[MadDoctor Blue Medic is insane]] or at least immoral, but the trope itself is subverted by the Blue Heavy who has no problems being around and is [[spoiler:very upset when the Medic is killed.]]killed]].



* AirVentPassageway: [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=42 Seen here]].

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* AirVentPassageway: [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=42 Seen here]].here.]]



* AllThereInTheScript: [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=184 Names of some of the characters]]. But some of those names were originally revealed [[http://nintendolover4ever.deviantart.com/art/Interview-with-Kytri-CV-135210461 here.]]

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* AllThereInTheScript: [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=184 Names of some of the characters]]. characters.]] But some of those names were originally revealed [[http://nintendolover4ever.deviantart.com/art/Interview-with-Kytri-CV-135210461 here.]]here]].



** HilariousInHindsight: This was before [[spoiler:The Gunslinger was released for [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Engineer Update.]]]]

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** HilariousInHindsight: This was before [[spoiler:The Gunslinger was released for [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 The Engineer Update.]]]]Update]]]].



* AscendedFanboy: The red Pyro got his name from one. It [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2009/10/06/75-campfire/ is mentioned here.]]
* AxCrazy: RED Pyro, [[spoiler:Rojo]]

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* AscendedFanboy: The red Pyro got his name from one. It [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2009/10/06/75-campfire/ is mentioned here.]]
here]].
* AxCrazy: RED Pyro, [[spoiler:Rojo]][[spoiler:Rojo]].



* BilingualBonus: Bleu. Bleu means blue. But also means [[NewMeat green or rookie]]. He is a [[StealthPun rookie in the BLU team.]] Many of the things the characters say are this. In the ApologeticAttacker example he says, "I'm sorry". Many stressed characters will start blurting out things in other languages.
* BitterSweetEnding: Possibly, [[spoiler:Liam and Gabry are both dead, they never find out why the war was still going, Jeremy may never walk without a crutch again, and it is possible the ten escapees will just be replaced.]] On the other hand, there can only be eighteen people performing the war at once (nine classes each). By the end, [[spoiler:ten of the current fighters escape, four are dead, and the BLU soldier is left alone with a Red Heavy, a Red Demoman, and a Red Soldier. It is possible that they kill the BLU Soldier and end the war before reinforcements come.]]

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* TheBigDamnKiss: On the penultimate page.
** Doubles as a ShutUpKiss.
* BilingualBonus: Bleu. Bleu means blue. But also means [[NewMeat green or rookie]]. He is a [[StealthPun rookie in the BLU team.]] team]]. Many of the things the characters say are this. In the ApologeticAttacker example he says, "I'm sorry". Many stressed characters will start blurting out things in other languages.
* BitterSweetEnding: BittersweetEnding: Possibly, [[spoiler:Liam and Gabry are both dead, they never find out why the war was still going, Jeremy may never walk without a crutch again, and it is possible the ten escapees will just be replaced.]] On the other hand, there can only be eighteen people performing the war at once (nine classes each). By the end, [[spoiler:ten of the current fighters escape, four are dead, and the BLU soldier is left alone with a Red Heavy, a Red Demoman, and a Red Soldier. It is possible that they kill the BLU Soldier and end the war before reinforcements come.]]



* CombatPragmatist: Despite the example in ConflictBall, [[spoiler:the Red Soldier has NO problems trying to kill [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2011/06/01/142-we-shoot-at-them-with-rockets/ a fleeing and unarmed Jordi (Bleu)]] with a [[NoKillLikeOverKill ROCKET LAUNCHER]]]].

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* CombatPragmatist: Despite the example in ConflictBall, [[spoiler:the Red Soldier has NO problems trying to kill [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2011/06/01/142-we-shoot-at-them-with-rockets/ a fleeing and unarmed Jordi (Bleu)]] with a [[NoKillLikeOverKill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill ROCKET LAUNCHER]]]].



* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: A rare perspective flip of the trope. Contracts are supposed to last six months, but because of the companies' treachery [[spoiler:the BLU Engineer has been separated from his family for two and a half years, including his son.]]

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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: A rare perspective flip of the trope. Contracts are supposed to last six months, but because of the companies' treachery [[spoiler:the BLU Engineer has been separated from his family for two and a half years, including his son.]]son]].



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:BLU Sniper]], though [[ICannotSelfTerminate he needed help.]] [[spoiler:Or at least that's that the BLU Medic claimed, but considering he attempted to pull the same thing on the BLU Scout ''without'' the kid's permission, [[UnreliableNarrator this should be taken with a grain of salt.]]]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:BLU Sniper]], though [[ICannotSelfTerminate he needed help.]] help]]. [[spoiler:Or at least that's that the BLU Medic claimed, but considering he attempted to pull the same thing on the BLU Scout ''without'' the kid's permission, [[UnreliableNarrator this should be taken with a grain of salt.]]]]salt]].]]



* FacePalm: Sniper on panel 7 of [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=122 this page,]] and Bleu on panel 5 of [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=147 this one.]]

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* FacePalm: Sniper on panel 7 of [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=122 this page,]] page]], and Bleu on panel 5 of [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=147 this one.]]one]].



* FascinatingEyebrow: A number of times, most recently [[spoiler:by the new RED Sniper]]

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* FascinatingEyebrow: A number of times, most recently [[spoiler:by the new RED Sniper]]Sniper]].



*** TheSixthRanger: Bleu

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*** TheSixthRanger: SixthRanger: Bleu



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Engineer to Bleu on [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2010/11/16/122-suck-it-up/ page 122.]]

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Engineer to Bleu on [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2010/11/16/122-suck-it-up/ page 122.]]122]].



* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The comic's title is in [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish]], as is the word [[spoiler:Rojo]], meaning "red", and Spies and Medics will occasionally speak basic phrases in their [[GratuitousFrench native]] [[GratuitousGerman languages.]]

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The comic's title is in [[GratuitousSpanish Spanish]], as is the word [[spoiler:Rojo]], meaning "red", and Spies and Medics will occasionally speak basic phrases in their [[GratuitousFrench native]] [[GratuitousGerman languages.]]languages]].



* HeroicBSOD: Bleu when he realized that he [[spoiler:killed BLU Medic and RED Pyro.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Bleu when he realized that he [[spoiler:killed BLU Medic and RED Pyro.]]Pyro]].



* {{Irony}}: Page 97 reveals that [[spoiler:for all that Bleu feared the RED Pyro's fire, the Pyro despised him because he thought Bleu wasn't being affected by his flames at all.]]

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* {{Irony}}: Page 97 reveals that [[spoiler:for all that Bleu feared the RED Pyro's fire, the Pyro despised him because he thought Bleu wasn't being affected by his flames at all.]]all]].



* LimitedWardrobe: Justified, since the characters wear uniforms, complete with the classic LampshadeHanging of opening the closet to reveal a row of identical clothes in [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=246 page 111.]]. But sometimes the characters are seen in incomplete uniforms.
* LuminescentBlush: Scout [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=253 here]], and Bleu [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=564 here.]]

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* LimitedWardrobe: Justified, since the characters wear uniforms, complete with the classic LampshadeHanging of opening the closet to reveal a row of identical clothes in [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=246 page 111.]].111]]. But sometimes the characters are seen in incomplete uniforms.
* LuminescentBlush: Scout [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=253 here]], and Bleu [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=564 here.]]here]].



** [[spoiler:Rojo]] [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=237 is paid back in full]] [[note]][[spoiler:... Or should we say [[IncrediblyLamePun "paid back in fuel"?]][[/note]]

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** [[spoiler:Rojo]] [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=237 is paid back in full]] full]]. [[note]][[spoiler:... Or should we say [[IncrediblyLamePun [[JustForPun "paid back in fuel"?]][[/note]]fuel"]]?[[/note]]



* PintsizedPowerhouse: The Pyros seem to be the shortest of the lot, but both carry one of the most frightening and damaging weapons on the field.
* PunchClockVillain: Everyone. Taken up to eleven when the Red Sniper [[spoiler:has a perfect shot on Bleu... and immediately relents when the [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2009/08/07/63-stalemate-youre-all-losers/ end-of-day alarm goes off.]]]]

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: PintSizedPowerhouse: The Pyros seem to be the shortest of the lot, but both carry one of the most frightening and damaging weapons on the field.
* PunchClockVillain: Everyone. Taken up to eleven when the Red Sniper [[spoiler:has a perfect shot on Bleu... and immediately relents when the [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2009/08/07/63-stalemate-youre-all-losers/ end-of-day alarm goes off.]]]]off]]]].



* PyroManiac: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Pyros]]. But RED Pyro fits this trope more than its BLU counterpart.

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* PyroManiac: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Pyros]]. Pyros.]] But RED Pyro fits this trope more than its BLU counterpart.



** [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2011/10/12/152-shall-we-play-a-game/ pages 152]] and [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2011/10/19/153-they-put-themselves-together/ 153]] both contain subtle references to ''WarGames''. (See the title of the comic and the handwritten list of passwords respectively.)

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** [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2011/10/12/152-shall-we-play-a-game/ pages 152]] and [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/2011/10/19/153-they-put-themselves-together/ 153]] both contain subtle references to ''WarGames''.''Film/WarGames''. (See the title of the comic and the handwritten list of passwords respectively.)



* SituationalSexuality: [[WordOfGod In the words of the]] [[http://nintendolover4ever.deviantart.com/art/Interview-with-Kytri-CV-135210461 author:]]

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* SituationalSexuality: [[WordOfGod In the words of the]] [[http://nintendolover4ever.deviantart.com/art/Interview-with-Kytri-CV-135210461 author:]]author]]:



* TheBigDamnKiss: On the penultimate page.
** Doubles as a ShutUpKiss.
* TheUnintelligible: The Pyros, naturally.
* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler:They never ''do'' learn any more about why the war is going on than the hints from the old RED Medic's logs and the old BLU Sniper's crazy notes. More blatantly, Bleu fails to access the computer in the abandoned building and thus never learns what it has to do with anything beyond "it has something to do with the trains and probably runs them automatically."]]
** The Blu sniper before Liam left his journal in the Blu truck. Bleu was curious to try to learn more about him and went to talk to Soldier, the one who's been around long enough to have known him. All he is says is that the guy was weird and quiet and that's all the additional information we get about the guy.



* TheUnintelligible: The Pyros, naturally.



* TheUnreveal: [[spoiler:They never ''do'' learn any more about why the war is going on than the hints from the old RED Medic's logs and the old BLU Sniper's crazy notes. More blatantly, Bleu fails to access the computer in the abandoned building and thus never learns what it has to do with anything beyond "it has something to do with the trains and probably runs them automatically."]]
** The Blu sniper before Liam left his journal in the Blu truck. Bleu was curious to try to learn more about him and went to talk to Soldier, the one who's been around long enough to have known him. All he is says is that the guy was weird and quiet and that's all the additional information we get about the guy.



* WhamEpisode: [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=213 Here.]] [[spoiler:Both deaths]] count as well. After all, [[spoiler:[[NothingIsTheSameAnymore Red's brought about great change in the form of Rojo,]]]] but [[spoiler:Sniper's was a straight up FromBadToWorse.]]

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* WhamEpisode: [[http://tf2.skyscrapersoup.com/?p=213 Here.]] [[spoiler:Both deaths]] count as well. After all, [[spoiler:[[NothingIsTheSameAnymore Red's brought about great change in the form of Rojo,]]]] Rojo]]]], but [[spoiler:Sniper's was a straight up FromBadToWorse.]]FromBadToWorse]].



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Fire]]: Bleu tells early on of a childhood fear of fire.[note]Called pyrophobia or arsonphobia.[/note]

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To to Be Fire]]: Fire?]]: Bleu tells early on of a childhood fear of fire.[note]Called pyrophobia or arsonphobia.[/note]



** Even [[spoiler:Rojo, when BLU Pyro lights him on fire.]]

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** Even [[spoiler:Rojo, when BLU Pyro lights him on fire.]]fire]].



* YouRemindMeOfX: Jeremy reminds [[spoiler:BLU engineer of his son which adds a new perspective on why he puts up Jeremy's sharingans.]]

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* YouRemindMeOfX: Jeremy reminds [[spoiler:BLU engineer of his son which adds a new perspective on why he puts up Jeremy's sharingans.]]sharingans]].
21st Aug '14 5:11:37 PM Mycomp
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* IronicName: The title roughly translates as "So much life".
26th Jul '14 12:02:25 AM RoseSpud
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Cuanta Vida (abbreviated CV) is a popular ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' {{fan| fic}}[[WebComic comic]] by Kieran Thompson, also known as Kytri or Heironymus.[[note]]Real name: Kerry Lynn Thompson[[/note]] It started on October 12th, 2008 and ended on December 9th, 2011 with 159 pages.

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Cuanta Vida (abbreviated CV) is a popular ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' {{fan| fic}}[[WebComic comic]] by Kieran Thompson, also known as Kytri or Heironymus.[[note]]Real name: Kerry Lynn Thompson[[/note]] It started on October 12th, 2008 and ended on December 9th, 2011 with 159 pages.
5th Jul '14 3:04:07 AM Thecommander236
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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: A rare perspective flip of the trope. Contacts are supposed to last six months, but because of the companies' treachery [[spoiler:the BLU Engineer has been separated from his family for two and a half years, including his son.]]

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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: A rare perspective flip of the trope. Contacts Contracts are supposed to last six months, but because of the companies' treachery [[spoiler:the BLU Engineer has been separated from his family for two and a half years, including his son.]]
4th Jul '14 7:09:13 PM Thecommander236
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Cuanta Vida (abbreviated CV) is a popular ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' {{fan| fic}}[[WebComic comic]] by Kieran Thompson, also known as Kytri or Heironymus. It started on October 12th, 2008 and ended on December 9th, 2011 with 159 pages.

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Cuanta Vida (abbreviated CV) is a popular ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' {{fan| fic}}[[WebComic comic]] by Kieran Thompson, also known as Kytri or Heironymus. [[note]]Real name: Kerry Lynn Thompson[[/note]] It started on October 12th, 2008 and ended on December 9th, 2011 with 159 pages.
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