Literature The Laundry Series Discussion

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SchisselEL1
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07:35:51 PM Sep 15th 2015
"saving throw versus shiny..."

Certainly doesn't need to be quoted twice (and differently, at that- 2d8 in one instance, 3d8 in another?...) - on the same page (once in the trope Role-Playing Terms, once under "Shoutouts". Choose _one_, certainly (and get the quote right)?
LIES
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11:10:16 AM May 11th 2015
Has Stross declared the various R.P.G. materials to be canonical (or not)? If they're not, we should note where an item is derived solely from them, e. g. GENOA FRACTAL if I'm not mistaken.
tricksterson
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06:03:06 AM Jul 21st 2014
Anyone else think Bob Howard's name is a Shout-Out to Robert E. Howard (nicknamed "Two Gun Bob" by his pen pal Lavecraft)
SeptimusHeap
06:12:13 AM Jul 21st 2014
I don't. That sounds far too much like a coincidence/apophenia to me.
KrytenKoro
12:54:28 PM Sep 4th 2014
Equuoid pretty much confirms it, so it doesn't sound like a coincidence at all.
SeptimusHeap
02:11:58 AM Sep 5th 2014
Put that under Word of God, then.
LIES
11:14:13 AM May 11th 2015
It's obviously a shout-out to Lovecraft &co., but are you claiming it to be specifically related to the 'Two-Gun Bob' nickname? Given that Bob is, most of the time or at least by preference, 'No-<strike>Sheds</strike>Guns Howard'....
SeptimusHeap
01:52:44 PM May 11th 2015
No, and it's not "obviously" a Shout-Out.
Henri
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05:06:53 AM May 16th 2013
Isn't it The Laundry Files? Let's change the trope name.
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