History YMMV / LostSouls

21st Feb '18 11:02:29 AM Bergamot
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The rather squick-inducing memory Jessy's father had of a time when he had sex with her when she was thirteen. Please note that he is a minor character whose presence is pretty insignificant, making the moment even less plot relevant.
** Nothing hitchhikes with an albino Fundamentalist who makes him perform oral sex on him, a part that seemed just thrown in to make Nothing's life seem even more pathetic.
** The story breaks off for roughly two pages to the inner monologue of an obese, unattractive, virginal convenience store clerk who feels a surge of sexual desire for Zillah. The point of the entire scene was that Zillah and the other vamps stopped to buy Twinkies. The clerk plays no role and is never mentioned again.
** Significantly, the entire story of the vampire twins and Arkady and Ashley Raventon seem to have been imported from a different story completely unrelated to this one (according to the acknowledgements, this might well be the case.) Other than the fact that the twins are (yet another kind of) vampire and that Arkady helps Anne [[spoiler: with her vampire abortion]], it's so disconnected that it's difficult to justify it even as a subplot.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The rather squick-inducing memory There are several minor scenes in the book that read more like set pieces, added for atmosphere while either contributing nothing to the plot or simply reiterating points that have already been established. In short, they feel like they're just there for coolness value and could have been removed without changing anything.
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Jessy's father had father's rather {{squick}}-inducing memory of a the time when he had sex with her when she was thirteen. Please note that he his thirteen-year-old daughter. The father is a minor character whose presence contribution to the plot is pretty insignificant, and Jessy's purpose in the story has already come and gone, making the moment scene even less plot relevant.
plot-relevant.
** Nothing hitchhikes Nothing's hitchhiking scenes. When he leaves home, he gets a ride with an albino Fundamentalist who makes him perform oral sex on him, him. Later, he hitches a part that seemed just thrown in ride with a junkie biker named Spooky, whose blood Nothing sucks while Spooky's on the nod. These scenes are arguably present to make hint at Nothing's life seem even more pathetic.
vampiric nature before TheReveal...except that the reader has known from the beginning that he's a vampire and that he enjoys the taste of blood. They add nothing new, introduce two new characters who vanish immediately afterwards, and nothing that happens in them is ever brought up again.
** The Midway through the novel, the story breaks off for roughly two pages paragraphs to the inner monologue of an obese, unattractive, virginal convenience store clerk who feels a surge of sexual desire for Zillah. The point of the entire scene was episode is that Zillah and the other vamps stopped stop to buy Twinkies.Twinkies, and the scene seems to exist for no other reason than to show that Zillah is so supernaturally attractive that even lonely religious virgins can be tempted--a fact that (again) has already been established. The clerk plays no role and is never mentioned again.
** Significantly, the The entire story of the vampire twins and Arkady and Ashley Raventon seem to have been imported from a different story completely unrelated to this one (according to the acknowledgements, this might well be the case.) case, as the author thanks another writer for allowing him to "borrow" the characters). Other than the fact that the twins are (yet another kind of) vampire and that Arkady helps Anne Steve and Ghost [[spoiler: with her Ann's vampire abortion]], it's so disconnected that it's difficult to justify it even as a subplot.
19th Jun '15 2:04:49 PM Bergamot
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The rather squick inducing memory Jessy's father had of a time when he had sex with her when she was 13. Please note, he is a minor character, one whose presence is pretty insignificant, making the moment even less plot relevant. Also, Nothing hitchhikes with an albino Fundamentalist who makes him perform oral sex on him, a part that seemed just thrown in to make Nothing's life seem even more pathetic.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The rather squick inducing squick-inducing memory Jessy's father had of a time when he had sex with her when she was 13. thirteen. Please note, note that he is a minor character, one character whose presence is pretty insignificant, making the moment even less plot relevant. Also, relevant.
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Nothing hitchhikes with an albino Fundamentalist who makes him perform oral sex on him, a part that seemed just thrown in to make Nothing's life seem even more pathetic.pathetic.
** The story breaks off for roughly two pages to the inner monologue of an obese, unattractive, virginal convenience store clerk who feels a surge of sexual desire for Zillah. The point of the entire scene was that Zillah and the other vamps stopped to buy Twinkies. The clerk plays no role and is never mentioned again.
** Significantly, the entire story of the vampire twins and Arkady and Ashley Raventon seem to have been imported from a different story completely unrelated to this one (according to the acknowledgements, this might well be the case.) Other than the fact that the twins are (yet another kind of) vampire and that Arkady helps Anne [[spoiler: with her vampire abortion]], it's so disconnected that it's difficult to justify it even as a subplot.
20th Aug '13 11:52:34 AM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Zillah.
21st Jul '13 4:30:30 PM VoxAquila
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The rather squick inducing memory Jessy's father had of a time when he had sex with her when she was 13. Please note, he is a minor character, one whose presence is pretty insignificant, making the moment even less plot relevant. Also, Nothing hitchhikes with an albino Fundamentalist who makes him perform oral sex on him, a part that seemed just thrown in to make Nothing's life seem even more pathetic.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The rather squick inducing memory Jessy's father had of a time when he had sex with her when she was 13. Please note, he is a minor character, one whose presence is pretty insignificant, making the moment even less plot relevant. Also, Nothing hitchhikes with an albino Fundamentalist who makes him perform oral sex on him, a part that seemed just thrown in to make Nothing's life seem even more pathetic.
6th Mar '13 4:31:47 PM DataAngel
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The rather squick inducing memory Jessy's father had of a time when he had sex with her when she was 13. Please note, he is a minor charachter, one whose presence is pretty insignificant, making the moment even less plot relevant. Also, Nothing hitchhikes with an albino Fundamentalist who makes him perform oral sex on him, a part that seemed just thrown in to make Nothing's life seem even more pathetic.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The rather squick inducing memory Jessy's father had of a time when he had sex with her when she was 13. Please note, he is a minor charachter, character, one whose presence is pretty insignificant, making the moment even less plot relevant. Also, Nothing hitchhikes with an albino Fundamentalist who makes him perform oral sex on him, a part that seemed just thrown in to make Nothing's life seem even more pathetic.pathetic.
* HoYay: Zillah and Nothing are canon, as are Nothing and Christian. [[spoiler:Steve and Ghost share one kiss. A later short story makes their relationship canon.]]



* MarySue/GaryStu: Ghost has no discernable flaws (other than the fact that he let his best friend/crush get away with rape, but no one in universe is bothered by that), is described as being very pretty with white blond hair, transluscent skin and big blue eyes (like a... ghost) is sweet and kind to everyone and even has PsychicPowers whene it seems that no other character in the book, not even the vampires have them.
* MoralEventHorizon: Fairly early in the novel Nothing murders his "best friend" by chewing off his genitals. Neither he nor anyone else seems bothered by this at all.
* OlderThanTheyThink: a lot of elements of this novel sexy vampires, goths, New Orleans, and Ho Yay have been so done to death that Lost Souls may looked cliched. When it was published in 1992, those tropes were fresher than they are now.
Sounds like Interview with the Vampire.

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* MarySue/GaryStu: Ghost has no discernable discernible flaws (other than the fact that he let his best friend/crush get away with rape, but no one in universe is bothered by that), is described as being very pretty with white blond hair, transluscent translucent skin and big blue eyes (like a... ghost) is sweet and kind to everyone and even has PsychicPowers whene when it seems that no other character in the book, not even the vampires have them.
* MoralEventHorizon: Fairly early When [[spoiler:Nothing]] is in the novel Nothing murders van and has the choice to participate in the murder of [[spoiler:Laine]], he participates at first out of self-preservation, but then because of his "best friend" by chewing off true nature, and it represents the beginning of his genitals. Neither he nor anyone else seems bothered by this at all.
acceptance of a new life and new morality.
* OlderThanTheyThink: a lot of elements of this novel sexy vampires, goths, New Orleans, and Ho Yay have been so done to death that Lost Souls may looked look cliched. When it was published in 1992, those tropes were fresher than they are now.
Sounds like Interview with the Vampire.* {{Squick}}: Too much to list.
31st Jan '13 12:42:25 AM Mipp
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* Older Than They Think: a lot of elements of this novel sexy vampires, goths, New Orleans, and Ho Yay have been so done to death that Lost Souls may looked cliched. When it was published in 1992, those tropes were fresher than they are now.

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* Older Than They Think: OlderThanTheyThink: a lot of elements of this novel sexy vampires, goths, New Orleans, and Ho Yay have been so done to death that Lost Souls may looked cliched. When it was published in 1992, those tropes were fresher than they are now.
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