Created By: DragonQuestZ on September 6, 2013
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Literature.Awoken

Work page for the book that is literally Twilight with Chthulhu

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NOTE: Well the book is out, so we should make a work page for it. But unlike Disney's Anne Frank, this is a real work, so it should get a proper namespace (the author can stay Just for Fun).

Now I haven't read the book yet, so I'll need help fleshing this page out. both for examples and the description.

Also, some things in parentheses will be made notes upon launching.
It's an epic tale of cosmic romance as Andromeda Slate meets the mysterious Riley, and falls for his otherworldly looks, and then learns that he is actually the elder god Cthulhu, come to destroy this world, unless love can save it.

This Paranormal Romance is the first book by the author Serra Elinsen (actually, it's the work of The Nostalgia Chick, her friends, and other collaborators, who decided to make a half-joking half-serious entry into the teen supernatural romance genre).

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Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • September 6, 2013
    paycheckgurl
    You should do some mining from Serra's page, a lot of tropes for the author are actually for the book. Also should things that expose the nature of the project be spoilers, or is that not appropriate for something that isn't Just For Fun?

    • Costume Porn: Not quite, but even Andi's "plain" clothing gets described right down to the brandname store it came from
    • Embarrassing First Name: Andi considers her full name Andromeda to be one.
    • Meaningful Name:
      • Riley Bay is secretly a sea creature
      • Andi Slate is known as "Lego Brick" to fans for a reason; she's a blank slate teenagers are able to insert themselves into.
    • One Scene Wonder / Ensemble Dark Horse: Everyone wants more Uncle Niel

    YMMV:
    • Mary Sue: Andi is one by design
    • Stop Having Fun Guys: some reviewers on Good Reads take the site a little too seriously and set out to "expose" Serra as a "fraud" and the in character fans as "trolls". Went over with the book's core fan base (Nostalgia Chick fans in on the joke) about as well as you think.
  • September 6, 2013
    DragonQuestZ
    ^ It was hard to make out which ones were about the book specifically, and the lists were not well organized on that page.
  • September 7, 2013
    LordGro
    Are you aware there is already Viridian Saga, a page for the series-to-be of which Awoken supposedly is the first part?
  • September 7, 2013
    paycheckgurl
    I wasn't. Anyone else? Perhaps a redirect is in order (I don't think most people even realized what the series Awoken is in is called).
  • September 7, 2013
    TheRedRedKroovy
    Hmm, the "Viridian Saga". I've been following the videos for the Fifty Shades of Green project (though not the Twitter account or Goodreads stuff), and I didn't know that this was a planned series. It makes sense given that they're parodying YA Paranormal Romance (which loves its "sagas"), but this is the first I've heard of it.

    I say we make Awoken a redirect to the Viridian Saga page. There would be precedent -- we redirect each of the Twilight books to the series' page, for instance.
  • September 7, 2013
    LordGro
    Awoken now redirects to Viridian Saga. Feel free to move the trope examples you found there.
  • September 7, 2013
    DragonQuestZ
  • September 7, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    Regarding the Meaningful Name, Andromeda is the name of both a constellation and a galaxy. Pretty appropriate for someone who romanced an otherworldly Elder God.
  • September 7, 2013
    LordGro
    ^^ Why, on TV Tropes of course. ;-) I checked out the newly created JustForFun.Serra Elinsen, which filled me in about the rest.
  • September 9, 2013
    zrose
    In terms on Andromeda's name, Andromeda was also a Grecian princess who was about to be eaten by a sea monster before she was saved by Perseus.
  • September 9, 2013
    DragonQuestZ
    ^^ That's not really an answer, as it doesn't mention where Team Nostalgia Chick told us the name of the series.
  • September 10, 2013
    LordGro
    ^ Well, it's where I read it first. I didn't follow the web series. I don't know the ultimate source, I just trusted whoever put it on the wiki.
  • September 10, 2013
    Larkmarn
    Literally Twilight with Cthulhu.

    Some fleshing out as to what Twilight Los Angeles actually is would be good... be nice to know what the leader it's following is.
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