- Crowning Moment of Funny:
- Whenever Tsalal "adaptations" of Western media is brought up.
- The Zhu interpretation of A Christmas Carol:
Skrog cares nothing for people, and refuses to participate in the rites of guarding. God sends a series of visions to terrorize Skrog, but instead of knuckling down, Skrog becomes ever more adamantly opposed to God and God's will. His example is so ferocious that the community rallies around Skrog, and in the end, they sacrifice all the newborns, in a massive blood ritual.
- Narm: More than a few reviewers have stated that they find the Tsalals' brutality to be almost too much to be able to take seriously, stating that it feels more like shock value for the sake of it.
- Nightmare Fuel:
- The Yag, the Kings in Yellow and how the Hali treat torture. Everything about the Tsalal.
- The Tsalal have their own brand of Nightmare Fuel, the "Nameless Glacier" in the center of Antarctica. And the culture of the so-called Cold Islanders.
- Nightmare Retardant: The project is so much more focused on Rule of Scary than plausibility that it ends up being more silly than terrifying to many readers.
- Uncanny Valley: Howard Phillips falls into this if you are a Tsalal who is not used to non-Tsalal people.