History YMMV / RobertBloch

29th Aug '17 9:35:06 AM Yahya
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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Bloch's novel "The Night of the Ripper" presents a fairly interesting play on this trope. It contains a veritable gallery of Victorian historical personages, including the victims, the investigators, the witnesses and common suspects in the Jack the Ripper case, in a manner similar to that of far more known Literature/FromHell. [[spoiler: Yet one of the actual killers ins entirely fictional and the other also may or may not have been.]]

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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Bloch's novel "The Night of the Ripper" presents a fairly interesting play on this trope. It contains a veritable gallery of Victorian historical personages, including the victims, the investigators, the witnesses and common suspects in the Jack the Ripper case, in a manner similar to that of far more known Literature/FromHell. [[spoiler: Yet one of the actual killers ins is entirely fictional and the other also may or may not have been.]]
29th Aug '17 9:34:48 AM Yahya
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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Bloch's novel "The Night of the Ripper" presents a fairly interesting play on this trope. It contains a veritable gallery of Victorian historical personages, including the victims, the investigators, the witnesses and common suspects in the Jack the Ripper case, in a manner similar to that of far more known Literature/FromHell. [[spoiler: Yet one of the actual killers ins entirely fictional and the other also may or may not have been.]]
12th Jan '17 1:18:10 PM Delphi
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* HilariousInHindsight: His short story ''Witch War'' is about a future in which the deadliest military unit available is [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} a squad of adorable young witches who fly out and blast the enemy to smithereens.]]
23rd Dec '16 9:48:45 PM Delphi
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* HilariousInHindsight: His short story ''Witch War'' is about a future in which the deadliest military unit available is [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} a squad of adorable young witches who fly out and blast the enemy to smithereens.]]
12th Feb '16 6:23:55 AM aye_amber
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* OnceAcceptableTargets: Gays, who were almost always depicted as the campiest of {{Camp Gay}}s for cheap laughs. The best example might be the over-the-top celebrity impersonators in Bloch's ''Psycho II'' (nothing to do with the movie), who are shrieking, giggling, catty queens-- even the ones who do Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/ClintEastwood.
* HarsherInHindsight: In his 1947 novel ''The Scarf'' the protagonist fantasizes about going up onto a rooftop with a high-powered rifle and shooting at anyone and everyone he can. Editors originally removed this as too nasty and outrageous, but it was put back in the 1966 and subsequent reissues after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman Charles Whitman's]] shooting spree.

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* HarsherInHindsight: In his 1947 novel ''The Scarf'' the protagonist fantasizes about going up onto a rooftop with a high powered rifle and shooting at anyone and everyone he can. Editors originally removed this as too nasty and outrageous, but it was put back in the 1966 and subsequent reissues after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman Charles Whitman's]] shooting spree.
* OnceAcceptableTargets: Gays, who were almost always depicted as the campiest of {{Camp Gay}}s for cheap laughs. The best example might be the over-the-top over the top celebrity impersonators in Bloch's ''Psycho II'' (nothing to do with the movie), who are shrieking, giggling, catty queens-- queens -- even the ones who do Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/ClintEastwood.
* HarsherInHindsight: In his 1947 novel ''The Scarf'' the protagonist fantasizes about going up onto a rooftop with a high-powered rifle and shooting at anyone and everyone he can. Editors originally removed this as too nasty and outrageous, but it was put back in the 1966 and subsequent reissues after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman Charles Whitman's]] shooting spree.----
16th Jun '15 4:42:12 PM WillBGood
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* OnceAcceptableTargets: Gays, who were almost always depicted as the campiest of {{Camp Gay}}s for cheap laughs. The best example might be the over-the-top celebrity impersonators in Bloch's ''Psycho II'' (nothing to do with the movie), who are shrieking, giggling catty queens-- even the ones who do Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/ClintEastwood.

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* OnceAcceptableTargets: Gays, who were almost always depicted as the campiest of {{Camp Gay}}s for cheap laughs. The best example might be the over-the-top celebrity impersonators in Bloch's ''Psycho II'' (nothing to do with the movie), who are shrieking, giggling giggling, catty queens-- even the ones who do Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/ClintEastwood.
29th Aug '14 5:47:00 AM WillBGood
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* OnceAcceptableTargets: Gays, who were almost always depicted as the campiest of {{Camp Gay}}s for cheap laughs. The best example might be the over-the-top celebrity impersonators in Bloch's ''Psycho II'' (nothing to do with the movie), who are shrieking, giggling catty queens-- even the ones who do Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/ClintEastwood.
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