History YMMV / AdrianMole

19th Mar '18 7:29:38 AM CynicalBastardo
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19th Mar '18 7:29:37 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Adrian writing to the council to try and do something about the swans terrorising Rat Wharf. The ObstructiveBureaucrat who writes him back thinks that he is referring to a neighbour named Mr. Swan, even after he writes a letter stating that the swans are actual animals.
19th Mar '18 7:27:30 AM CynicalBastardo
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** [[spoiler: Robbie's death]] at the end of ''The Weapons Of Mass Destruction hits Glenn very hard. Adrian takes it badly as well, since Robbie had quite a bit in common with Adrian and they got along based on letters sent between them. This also makes Adrian question the morality of the war, which up until that point, he supported.
15th Feb '18 2:08:43 PM CynicalBastardo
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* HilariousInHindsight: Barry Kent's novel, ''Dork's Diary'', is similarly titled to ''Literature/DorkDiaries''
3rd Aug '17 10:57:04 AM CynicalBastardo
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** The person who gets [[TheBully Barry Kent]] to stop shaking Adrian down for money? [[NeverMessWithGranny Adrian's Grandmother]]. She put the shits up both Barry and his father that Barry pays back all the money he extorted from Adrian.
6th May '16 12:18:13 AM GoldenSeals
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* JerkassWoobie:
** George Mole, whose wife has multiple affairs, and ends up in a wheelchair in The Weapons of Mass Destruction, due to a back injury. [[spoiler: One of said affairs also results in the birth of Rosie, who he believes is his child for twenty five years... Until it's revealed (on national television, no less) that Mr. Lucas is her real father.]] However, he is also a massive chauvinist, and (like most characters in this universe) quite unpleasant.
** Adrian himself could count.

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* JerkassWoobie:
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JerkassWoobie: George Mole, whose wife has multiple affairs, and ends up in a wheelchair in The Weapons of Mass Destruction, due to a back injury. [[spoiler: One of said affairs also results in the birth of Rosie, who he believes is his child for twenty five years... Until it's revealed (on national television, no less) that Mr. Lucas is her real father.]] However, he is also a massive chauvinist, and (like most characters in this universe) quite unpleasant.
** Adrian himself could count.
unpleasant.
28th Mar '16 11:37:44 AM CynicalBastardo
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5i2cXEWz5I Yes, really.]] The earlier books were adapted into text adventure games and pretty boring ones at that.
28th Mar '16 10:39:05 AM CynicalBastardo
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** When his mother is revealed to be having financial difficulties as the result of funding her second husband's college course, Adrian sits down and writes a couple of cheques to pay off some of her debts. Considering [[TheScrooge how much of a cheapskate Adrian is]], this is a pretty big deal.
4th Dec '14 7:25:32 AM ABNo4
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** Adrian's description of his appearance [[spoiler:while underdoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer]] in ''The Prostrate Years''.

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** Adrian's description of his appearance [[spoiler:while underdoing undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer]] in ''The Prostrate Years''.
4th Dec '14 7:23:15 AM ABNo4
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* TearJerker: Several, especially given the DarkerAndEdgier trend of the series.
** The death of [[spoiler:May Mole, Adrian's grandmother]] in ''The Wilderness Years''.
** Speaking of ''The Wilderness Years'', Adrian's breakup with [[spoiler:Bianca Darington]] could also count, given that it's the first really fulfilling romantic relationship of his adult life (arguably his life, period), and the fact that [[spoiler:she left him for his mother's second husband]]. Breaking down to his father on the phone and having the character in his novel attempt suicide (and later contemplate murder) really drive home how much it has affected him.
** Although he [[JerkassWoobie brings some of it on himself]], the way that Adrian's friends and family grow weary of him and are sometimes even openly hostile and/or nasty to him as the series progresses can be a bit painful and depressing to read. Even though there's still a humorous amount of {{Wangst}} in the later books, he's also clearly got a lot of issues and spends a significant amount of time playing the role of the ChewToy.
** Adrian's description of his appearance [[spoiler:while underdoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer]] in ''The Prostrate Years''.
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