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* EatingTheEyeCandy: Billi has a definite eye for the ladies and is the first to let his appreciation of the female form known. He has a bit of an EstablishingCharacterMoment in the first chapter when he finds himself sucked into the portal in Acryonis, and the last thing he does before vanishing from the world and going towards an uncertain fate is to turn and check out one of the cute elf girls, taking the opportunity to appreciate her cleavage one last time.



* HoldYourHippogriffs: Billi, even after learning English, can't seem to kick the habit of using euphemisms and similes from his own world, leading to several instances of this.

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* HoldYourHippogriffs: Billi, even after learning English, can't seem to kick the habit of using euphemisms and similes from his own world, leading to several instances of this. Occasionally he uses it deliberately just to confuse people.


''The Billibub Baddings Mysteries'' is an award-winning FantasticNoir book series/[[{{Podiobooks}} Podiobook]] by TeeMorris, an AffectionateParody of HardboiledDetective stories, as well as many classic fantasy tropes.

The first book in the series, ''[[http://www.teemorris.com/billi/ Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword]]'' started out in 2007 as a [[{{Podiobooks}} Podiobook]] with narration by Tee Morris and character voices by several other guest podcasters, but eventually came out in print form as well, published by Dragon Moon Press. In 2008, a sequel called ''The Case of the Pitcher's Pendant'' was published by the same company, though at the time of writing it has yet to be released as a Podiobook.

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''The Billibub Baddings Mysteries'' is an award-winning FantasticNoir book series/[[{{Podiobooks}} Podiobook]] series/Podiobook by TeeMorris, an AffectionateParody of HardboiledDetective stories, as well as many classic fantasy tropes.

The first book in the series, ''[[http://www.teemorris.com/billi/ Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword]]'' started out in 2007 as a [[{{Podiobooks}} Podiobook]] Podiobook with narration by Tee Morris and character voices by several other guest podcasters, but eventually came out in print form as well, published by Dragon Moon Press. In 2008, a sequel called ''The Case of the Pitcher's Pendant'' was published by the same company, though at the time of writing it has yet to be released as a Podiobook.


* XMeetsY: In the author's own words, "Literature/TheLordOfTheRings meets MickeySpillane."


Billibub Baddings, "Billi" among friends, is a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] from the world of Acryonis, who, while saving the world, ends up getting sucked into the "Portal of Oblivion" and finding out that it doesn't lead to oblivion, but to UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} in [[TheRoaringTwenties the late 1920s]]. Finding himself stuck in a world with no magic, elves or dragons, but with plenty of [[GangsterLand gang wars, corrupt police]] and AlCapone, he manages to get over the culture shock, learn the language and eventually establishes himself as a [[HardboiledDetective hardboiled]] PrivateDetective. Aided by his SexySecretary, Miranda, he tries to make his way in a world that in some ways is very different from his own and in other ways very similar...

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Billibub Baddings, "Billi" among friends, is a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] from the world of Acryonis, who, while saving the world, ends up getting sucked into the "Portal of Oblivion" and finding out that it doesn't lead to oblivion, but to UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} in [[TheRoaringTwenties the late 1920s]]. Finding himself stuck in a world with no magic, elves or dragons, but with plenty of [[GangsterLand gang wars, corrupt police]] and AlCapone, UsefulNotes/AlCapone, he manages to get over the culture shock, learn the language and eventually establishes himself as a [[HardboiledDetective hardboiled]] PrivateDetective. Aided by his SexySecretary, Miranda, he tries to make his way in a world that in some ways is very different from his own and in other ways very similar...



* AffablyEvil: AlCapone presents himself this way, but within the context of the story is probably more FauxAffablyEvil.

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* AffablyEvil: AlCapone UsefulNotes/AlCapone presents himself this way, but within the context of the story is probably more FauxAffablyEvil.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: A few show up, or are alluded to -- most notably AlCapone, but some lesser-known names also make appearances.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: A few show up, or are alluded to -- most notably AlCapone, UsefulNotes/AlCapone, but some lesser-known names also make appearances.



** Also, AlCapone, whom Billi is surprised to learn is the one who cooked the pasta dish he just described in near-lyrical tones.

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** Also, AlCapone, UsefulNotes/AlCapone, whom Billi is surprised to learn is the one who cooked the pasta dish he just described in near-lyrical tones.


* LemonyNarrator: The stories are narrated by Billi in [[FirstPersonSmartass first person]], and he getsa pretty creative with his similes from time to time.

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* LemonyNarrator: The stories are narrated by Billi in [[FirstPersonSmartass first person]], and he getsa gets pretty creative with his similes from time to time.


* AffablyEvil: AlCapone presents himself this way, but withing the context of the story is probably more FauxAffablyEvil.

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* AffablyEvil: AlCapone presents himself this way, but withing within the context of the story is probably more FauxAffablyEvil.


** Also, AlCapone, whose pasta dish is described in near-lyrical tones.

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** Also, AlCapone, whose whom Billi is surprised to learn is the one who cooked the pasta dish is he just described in near-lyrical tones.

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** Also, AlCapone, whose pasta dish is described in near-lyrical tones.


* BigBreastsBigDeal: Miranda, of the "indifference" variety.


* XMeetsY: In the author's own words, "TheLordOfTheRings meets MickeySpillane."

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* XMeetsY: In the author's own words, "TheLordOfTheRings "Literature/TheLordOfTheRings meets MickeySpillane."


* BigBreastsBigDeal: Miranda.

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* BigBreastsBigDeal: Miranda.Miranda, of the "indifference" variety.


* {{Gangsterland:}} It's the main setting.

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* {{Gangsterland:}} {{Gangsterland}}: It's the main setting.


* AffablyEvil: AlCapone presents himself this way, but is probably more FauxAffablyEvil.

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* AffablyEvil: AlCapone presents himself this way, but withing the context of the story is probably more FauxAffablyEvil.



* {{Gangsterland:}} It's the main setting.



* LemonyNarrator: The stories are narrated by Billi in first person, and he getsa pretty creative with his similes from time to time.

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* LemonyNarrator: The stories are narrated by Billi in [[FirstPersonSmartass first person, person]], and he getsa pretty creative with his similes from time to time.


Billibub Baddings, "Billi" among friends, is a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] from the world of Acryonis, who, while saving the world, ends up getting sucked into the "Portal of Oblivion" and finding out that it doesn't lead to oblivion, but to UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} in [[TheRoaringTwenties the late 1920s]]. Finding himself stuck in a world with no magic, elves or dragons, but with plenty of [[GangsterLand gang wars, corrupt police]] and AlCapone, he manages to get over the culture shock, learn the language and eventually establishes himself as a [[HardboiledDetective hardboiled]] PrivateDetective.

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Billibub Baddings, "Billi" among friends, is a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] from the world of Acryonis, who, while saving the world, ends up getting sucked into the "Portal of Oblivion" and finding out that it doesn't lead to oblivion, but to UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} in [[TheRoaringTwenties the late 1920s]]. Finding himself stuck in a world with no magic, elves or dragons, but with plenty of [[GangsterLand gang wars, corrupt police]] and AlCapone, he manages to get over the culture shock, learn the language and eventually establishes himself as a [[HardboiledDetective hardboiled]] PrivateDetective.
PrivateDetective. Aided by his SexySecretary, Miranda, he tries to make his way in a world that in some ways is very different from his own and in other ways very similar...



* BigBreastsBigDeal: Miranda.



* FieryRedhead: Billi.



* LemonyNarrator: The stories are narrated by Billi in first person, and he getsa pretty creative with his similes from time to time.



* [[SassySecretary Sassy]] / SexySecretary: Billi's secretary Miranda has both sass and sex appeal in spades.

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* TheRoaringTwenties: Takes place in the late 1920s.
* [[SassySecretary Sassy]] / SexySecretary: Billi's secretary Miranda has both sass and sex appeal in spades.


Billibub Baddings, "Billi" among friends, is a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] from the world of Acryonis, who, while saving the world, ends up getting sucked into the "Portal of Oblivion" and finding out that it doesn't lead to oblivion, but to [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] in [[TheRoaringTwenties the late 1920s]]. Finding himself stuck in a world with no magic, elves or dragons, but with plenty of [[GangsterLand gang wars, corrupt police]] and AlCapone, he manages to get over the culture shock, learn the language and eventually establishes himself as a [[HardboiledDetective hardboiled]] PrivateDetective.

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Billibub Baddings, "Billi" among friends, is a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] from the world of Acryonis, who, while saving the world, ends up getting sucked into the "Portal of Oblivion" and finding out that it doesn't lead to oblivion, but to [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} in [[TheRoaringTwenties the late 1920s]]. Finding himself stuck in a world with no magic, elves or dragons, but with plenty of [[GangsterLand gang wars, corrupt police]] and AlCapone, he manages to get over the culture shock, learn the language and eventually establishes himself as a [[HardboiledDetective hardboiled]] PrivateDetective.

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