History YMMV / NancyDrew

19th Apr '18 9:47:47 AM MrEightThreeOne
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* AngstWhatAngst: In ''Message in a Haunted Mansion'', Nancy shows absolutely no concern when she receives a threatening note commanding her to "leave the mansion now" in ''all capital letters'' with a very exaggerated, angry script, nearly coming off as a death threat. She makes no comment to herself on it after she receives the note, nor does she tell anyone around the house or even anyone across the phone about it. Realistically, most people who receive threats like that would usually report it to the police or do ''anything'' except just act like it's a common everyday occurrence that isn't worth mentioning.
12th Apr '18 10:38:55 AM consultingviking
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* J.B. Lewis, another [=YouTuber=], has been performing [[https://www.youtube.com/user/thetopcrusader2/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=12&view=50 several Nancy Drew LPs to date.]]

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* ** J.B. Lewis, another [=YouTuber=], has been performing [[https://www.youtube.com/user/thetopcrusader2/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=12&view=50 several Nancy Drew LPs to date.]]
12th Apr '18 10:36:34 AM consultingviking
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* BrokenBase: ''The Silent Spy'' seems to be doing this for the games, specifically the revelation that [[spoiler: Nancy's mother Kate's death wasn't an accident and she was actually a spy.]] Some see the whole story as completely brilliant and an interesting twist, other's feel like rewriting a part of the character's history that has been ingrained in the character and the stories since their creation 80 years ago as HerInteractive going a step too far.

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* BrokenBase: ''The Silent Spy'' seems to be doing this for the games, specifically the revelation that [[spoiler: Nancy's mother Kate's mother's death wasn't an accident and she was actually a spy.]] Some see the whole story as completely brilliant and an interesting twist, other's while others feel like rewriting a part of the character's history that (that has been ingrained in both the character and the stories since their creation 80 years ago as HerInteractive ago) was Her Interactive going a step too far. far.
** The decision to replace LaniMinella as Nancy Drew's voice actress can be considered this as well. Some fans are sad since Lani has been a part of the series from the very beginning, while others think that she sounds too old to be voicing an 18-year-old girl anyways.
20th Sep '17 8:57:48 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While the original series can still be easily found in most bookstores, later editions such as the ''Files'' series and the {{Crossover}} series with the ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' have been out of print for years.
** The original versions of the first 34 volumes. The first 26 were reprinted by Applewood Books in the early 90s, but only the first 6 volumes remain in print.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While the original series can still be easily found in most bookstores, later editions such as the ''Files'' series and the {{Crossover}} series with the ''Literature/TheHardyBoys'' have been out of print for years.
** The original versions of the first 34 volumes. The first 26 were reprinted by Applewood Books in the early 90s, but only the first 6 volumes remain in print.
28th Aug '17 7:29:56 PM PenBFDI
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* ItsShortSoItSucks: A common complaint leveled against ''The Haunted Carousel'' and ''Secret of the Old Clock''.

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* ItsShortSoItSucks: A common complaint leveled against ''The Haunted Carousel'' ''Creature of Kapu Cave'' and ''Secret of the Old Clock''.
23rd Jul '17 4:13:01 PM nombretomado
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* J.B. Lewis, another YouTuber, has been performing [[https://www.youtube.com/user/thetopcrusader2/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=12&view=50 several Nancy Drew LPs to date.]]

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* J.B. Lewis, another YouTuber, [=YouTuber=], has been performing [[https://www.youtube.com/user/thetopcrusader2/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=12&view=50 several Nancy Drew LPs to date.]]
12th Jul '17 12:43:11 PM dolphinvisionquest
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*** All of the music in ''Stay Tuned For Danger'' is pretty much amazing. The use of vibraphone and upright bass creates a brilliant noir-jazz vibe throughout the game, which is especially cool to hear when sneaking at night.
** ''Message In A Haunted Mansion'' is home to supernatural piano music of highest quality. Some songs like "MHM", the theme, or "Attic" are downright creepy. "Abby's Room" is meanwhile one of the most beautiful in the games.


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** ''Treasure In The Royal Tower'' has some truly awesome wintry, baroque-like music. Also, there's harpsichord in it. What more could you want? Special mention also goes to the theme song "TRT" and the music in the library.
** ''The Captive Curse'' has some of the best music in the series. "Girls" is nearly perfect. Mournful piano and strings at their best. "Mystery" is also awesome for evoking the atmosphere of the game so well.
** ''Ransom Of The Seven Ships'' maybe didn't have the best music but "Toro" by itself is a fabulous tragic guitar piece, very fitting for the story of El Toro.
** The music in ''The Haunting Of Castle Malloy'' can veer into some atmospheric, seriously beautiful territory. "Fiona" in particular, which is very haunting and sad.
** ''Curse Of Blackmoor Manor'' is full of shadowy medieval beauty.
24th Jun '17 7:31:25 AM Argon2
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* MemeticBadass: It's a pretty common joke among fans that "Nancy can do by herself what it takes two Hardy Boys to accomplish." Considering the people she's put away, it's not that far off.

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* MemeticBadass: It's a pretty common joke among fans that "Nancy can do by herself what it takes two Hardy Boys to accomplish." Considering all the people she's put away, it's not that far off.



* KarmaHoudini: Charleena never gets any comeuppance for plagiarizing a plotline from Lori, [[spoiler:as the latter's life is in shambles after the events of ''Last Train'']].



* UnintentionallySympathetic: The culprit in ''Sea of Darkness'' [[spoiler: is a JerkassWoobie who was treated as an outsider because he was born outside of town... not more than ''a mile''. That alone resulted in a lot of the locals treating him like he was an outsider. This is sadly TruthInTelevision for small towns, and can make his desire to try and get ''out'' of the town seem kind of excusable. That said, it doesn't justify how he went into traditional "Culprit" territory when he [[AxCrazy threatened Nancy with an axe]] and left her and Magnus behind to freeze in an ice cave]].

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: The culprit in ''Sea of Darkness'' [[spoiler: is a JerkassWoobie who was treated as an outsider because he was born outside of town... not more than ''a mile''. That alone resulted in a lot of the locals treating him like he was an outsider. This is sadly TruthInTelevision for small towns, and can make his desire to try and get ''out'' of the town seem kind of excusable. That said, it doesn't justify how he went into traditional "Culprit" territory when he [[AxCrazy threatened Nancy with an axe]] and left her and Magnus behind to freeze in an ice cave]].]].
20th May '17 1:03:17 AM PurpleWarrior13
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!! Tropes in the movie include:

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!!Tropes in the 1938-39 movie series include:
* SoBadItsGood: Some fans' view of this series, given the campy tone, and Nancy's more ditzy personality. There's a scene in ''The Hidden Staircase'' where she squeals in fright at the sight of a frog.

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!! Tropes in the 2007 movie include:
20th May '17 12:55:40 AM PurpleWarrior13
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** A lot of hardcore fans dislike the 50s/60s rewrites of the first 34 volumes, finding them to be bowdlerized, sanitized, condensed, and featuring less character development, and poorer writing. The biggest complaint is that Nancy is no longer as "tough" as she once was, and that she acts far too proper, polite, and traditionally ladylike in the updated versions. These versions did remove the racist stereotypes often present in the original books, but some think they went too far in their [[ChangingTheMinority "whitewashing"]] of almost all minority characters altogether. It doesn't help that the original versions of the first 34 volumes are mostly out-of-print and difficult to find, while the revised versions are still very widely available.
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