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* GreenEyes: Andrew Lang's green eyes are mentioned several times, although this doesn't seem to have much to do with the character, aside from that fact that he triggers the already clingy Rick Vigorous into full on GreenEyedMonster mode.


* BigEater : We first meet Norman Bombardini, owner of the building in which Lenore works, at a restaurant where he's beginning his plan to eat until there's no more room for anyone else in the universe. It's described... horrifically.
* BigScrewedUpFamily : The Beadsman clan, wealthy from baby food ever since great great grandfather, Stonecipher Beadsman, founded Stonecipheco.
* BrilliantButLazy : Youngest brother Stoncipher La Vache Beadman, though he does do a lot of work, just not his own.
* [[HighSchoolHustler College Hustler]] : La Vache helps other students with their work in exchange for drugs and money. He also gets way with almost never going to class, because, hey, you can't expect the poor kid with one leg to crawl his way to class every day.
* CrazyJealousGuy : Rick Vigorous.
* CryIntoChest : Lenore cries into Andrew Lang's chest towards the end. This is contrasted to Rick's breakdown in the Great Ohio Desert (Inelegant Blubbering below):

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* BigEater : BigEater: We first meet Norman Bombardini, owner of the building in which Lenore works, at a restaurant where he's beginning his plan to eat until there's no more room for anyone else in the universe. It's described... horrifically.
* BigScrewedUpFamily : BigScrewedUpFamily: The Beadsman clan, wealthy from baby food ever since great great grandfather, Stonecipher Beadsman, founded Stonecipheco.
* BrilliantButLazy : BrilliantButLazy: Youngest brother Stoncipher La Vache Beadman, though he does do a lot of work, just not his own.
* [[HighSchoolHustler College Hustler]] : La Vache helps other students with their work in exchange for drugs and money. He also gets way with almost never going to class, because, hey, you can't expect the poor kid with one leg to crawl his way to class every day.
* CrazyJealousGuy :
%%* CrazyJealousGuy: Rick Vigorous.
Vigorous.%%ZCE
* CryIntoChest : CryIntoChest: Lenore cries into Andrew Lang's chest towards the end. This is contrasted to Rick's breakdown in the Great Ohio Desert (Inelegant Blubbering below):



* FamilyBusiness : Stonecipheco Baby Foods
* FreudianExcuse : Rick has a really really tiny penis. There's a lot of talk of "membranes" and "penetration" and "incapability".
* GenerationXerox : Lenore has the same hair cut as Lenore.

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* FamilyBusiness : %%* FamilyBusiness: Stonecipheco Baby Foods
Foods%%ZCE
* FreudianExcuse : FreudianExcuse: Rick has a really really tiny penis. There's a lot of talk of "membranes" and "penetration" and "incapability".
* GenerationXerox : GenerationXerox: Lenore has the same hair cut as Lenore.



* GreenEyedMonster : Rick Vigorous turns into one over his ironically green-eyed rival Andrew Lang.
* GoodOlBoy : Invoked by Andrew "Wang Dang" Lang starting in college because he was from Texas and everyone at college has to have "a thing".
* InelegantBlubbering : Rick Vigorous near the end. See Cry Into Chest above.

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* GreenEyedMonster : GreenEyedMonster: Rick Vigorous turns into one over his ironically green-eyed rival Andrew Lang.
* GoodOlBoy : GoodOlBoy: Invoked by Andrew "Wang Dang" Lang starting in college because he was from Texas and everyone at college has to have "a thing".
* InelegantBlubbering : HighSchoolHustler: La Vache helps other students with their work in exchange for drugs and money. He also gets way with almost never going to class, because, hey, you can't expect the poor kid with one leg to crawl his way to class every day.
* InelegantBlubbering:
Rick Vigorous near the end. See Cry Into Chest above.



* MissingMom : The mother of Lenore and her siblings has been in a mental institution since the birth of the youngest sibling. The events leading to this are... bizarre.
* SingleIssuePsychology : Averted. Despite all the talk of membranes, the characters' neuroses are... complex. Although Dr. Jay seems to be rather fixated on hygiene.
* ThereAreNoTherapists : Averted, although it's questionable how good a therapist he is.
* VillainousBreakdown : For the first few hundred pages Rick comes off as rather sympathetic, if pathetic and clingy. Sometime around going with Lenore to Amherst and bringing meeting Andrew Lang, his possessiveness and insecurity start getting scary.
* VillainousGlutton : Norman Bombardini, of a sort. He plans to eat until he's as big as the universe and there's no room for "other"... not exactly heroic. He does invite Lenore to be his yin.

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* MissingMom : MissingMom: The mother of Lenore and her siblings has been in a mental institution since the birth of the youngest sibling. The events leading to this are... bizarre.
* SingleIssuePsychology : SingleIssuePsychology: Averted. Despite all the talk of membranes, the characters' neuroses are... complex. Although Dr. Jay seems to be rather fixated on hygiene.
* ThereAreNoTherapists : ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted, although it's questionable how good a therapist he is.
* VillainousBreakdown : VillainousBreakdown: For the first few hundred pages Rick comes off as rather sympathetic, if pathetic and clingy. Sometime around going with Lenore to Amherst and bringing meeting Andrew Lang, his possessiveness and insecurity start getting scary.
* VillainousGlutton : VillainousGlutton: Norman Bombardini, of a sort. He plans to eat until he's as big as the universe and there's no room for "other"... not exactly heroic. He does invite Lenore to be his yin.


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The novel focuses on Lenore Beadsman, a 24-year-old telephone switchboard operator from a [[BigScrewedUpFamily wealthy and eccentric family]], who isn't sure whether she exists or not. Over the course of the novel, she has to deal with the disappearance/escape of her [[EvilMatriarch great]][[OldMaster grandmother]], [[MagnificentBastard also named Lenore Beadsman]], (and a number of other patients and employees) from the nursing home the Beadsman family also owns, the increasingly obvious neurotic [[CrazyJealousGuy jealousy]] of her [[LoserArchetype boyfriend]] Rick/[[IronicNickname Dick]] [[NonIndicativeName Vigorous]], and the sudden verbosity of her cockatiel [[DeathBringerTheAdorable Vlad the Impaler]] and his proceeding fame as the co-host of an [[AcceptableReligiousTargets Evangelical Christian]] TV show.

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The novel focuses on Lenore Beadsman, a 24-year-old telephone switchboard operator from a [[BigScrewedUpFamily wealthy and eccentric family]], who isn't sure whether she exists or not. Over the course of the novel, she has to deal with the disappearance/escape of her [[EvilMatriarch great]][[OldMaster great]]-[[OldMaster grandmother]], [[MagnificentBastard also named Lenore Beadsman]], (and a number of other patients and employees) from the nursing home the Beadsman family also owns, the increasingly obvious neurotic [[CrazyJealousGuy jealousy]] of her [[LoserArchetype boyfriend]] Rick/[[IronicNickname Dick]] [[NonIndicativeName Vigorous]], and the sudden verbosity of her cockatiel [[DeathBringerTheAdorable Vlad the Impaler]] and his proceeding fame as the co-host of an [[AcceptableReligiousTargets Evangelical Christian]] TV show.


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@@ The time last night when Lenore Beadsman cried in front of Andrew Sealander Lang was the first@@
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* NeverLiveItDown : For Rick, accidentally spitting on a girl at a social in college. The incident at the Great Ohio Desert will probably become this.


DavidFosterWallace's first novel, published in 1987. No where near as long as the DoorStopper ''Literature/InfiniteJest'', but still pretty healthy in size at around 450 pages.

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DavidFosterWallace's Creator/DavidFosterWallace's first novel, published in 1987. No where near as long as the DoorStopper ''Literature/InfiniteJest'', but still pretty healthy in size at around 450 pages.


DavidFosterWallace's first novel, published in 1987. No where near as long as the DoorStopper ''InfiniteJest'', but still pretty healthy in size at around 450 pages.

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DavidFosterWallace's first novel, published in 1987. No where near as long as the DoorStopper ''InfiniteJest'', ''Literature/InfiniteJest'', but still pretty healthy in size at around 450 pages.

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[[quoteright:315:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tbots_9453.jpg]][[caption-width-right:315:[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Also, the Ohio city in which most of the action takes place is in the shape of Jayne Mansfield's profile when viewed from the sky.]]]]
DavidFosterWallace's first novel, published in 1987. No where near as long as the DoorStopper ''InfiniteJest'', but still pretty healthy in size at around 450 pages.

The novel focuses on Lenore Beadsman, a 24-year-old telephone switchboard operator from a [[BigScrewedUpFamily wealthy and eccentric family]], who isn't sure whether she exists or not. Over the course of the novel, she has to deal with the disappearance/escape of her [[EvilMatriarch great]][[OldMaster grandmother]], [[MagnificentBastard also named Lenore Beadsman]], (and a number of other patients and employees) from the nursing home the Beadsman family also owns, the increasingly obvious neurotic [[CrazyJealousGuy jealousy]] of her [[LoserArchetype boyfriend]] Rick/[[IronicNickname Dick]] [[NonIndicativeName Vigorous]], and the sudden verbosity of her cockatiel [[DeathBringerTheAdorable Vlad the Impaler]] and his proceeding fame as the co-host of an [[AcceptableReligiousTargets Evangelical Christian]] TV show.

Of course, this just scratches the surface. The novel is primarily preoccupied with language and the power of words, and is told using various formats, including straight narrative, sections of just dialogue, therapy transcripts, tv transcripts, Rick's journal entries, and a in-universe-fictional writing by Rick centering around a man named [[MarySue Monroe Fieldbinder]]. There are also LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.
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!! This work provides examples of:
* BigEater : We first meet Norman Bombardini, owner of the building in which Lenore works, at a restaurant where he's beginning his plan to eat until there's no more room for anyone else in the universe. It's described... horrifically.
* BigScrewedUpFamily : The Beadsman clan, wealthy from baby food ever since great great grandfather, Stonecipher Beadsman, founded Stonecipheco.
* BrilliantButLazy : Youngest brother Stoncipher La Vache Beadman, though he does do a lot of work, just not his own.
* [[HighSchoolHustler College Hustler]] : La Vache helps other students with their work in exchange for drugs and money. He also gets way with almost never going to class, because, hey, you can't expect the poor kid with one leg to crawl his way to class every day.
* CrazyJealousGuy : Rick Vigorous.
* CryIntoChest : Lenore cries into Andrew Lang's chest towards the end. This is contrasted to Rick's breakdown in the Great Ohio Desert (Inelegant Blubbering below):
@@ The time last night when Lenore Beadsman cried in front of Andrew Sealander Lang was the first@@
@@ time she ever cried in front of anybody else, at all.@@
@@ Rick Vigorous has cried in front of lots of people@@
* FamilyBusiness : Stonecipheco Baby Foods
* FreudianExcuse : Rick has a really really tiny penis. There's a lot of talk of "membranes" and "penetration" and "incapability".
* GenerationXerox : Lenore has the same hair cut as Lenore.
* GreenEyes: Andrew Lang's green eyes are mentioned several times, although this doesn't seem to have much to do with the character, aside from that fact that he triggers the already clingy Rick Vigorous into full on GreenEyedMonster mode.
* GreenEyedMonster : Rick Vigorous turns into one over his ironically green-eyed rival Andrew Lang.
* GoodOlBoy : Invoked by Andrew "Wang Dang" Lang starting in college because he was from Texas and everyone at college has to have "a thing".
* InelegantBlubbering : Rick Vigorous near the end. See Cry Into Chest above.
* MarySue: An InUniverse example in the hero of Rick Vigorous' stories, Monroe Fieldbinder. Initially fairly realistic, by the end of the book he is facing down RV's therapist in a twisted, idealized version of a scene we have just seen play out in reality. In RV's version, Fieldbinder excoriates and humiliates the therapist, who is characterized in increasingly insulting terms. This shows not only what RV wishes had happened, but his slipping grip on reality.
* MissingMom : The mother of Lenore and her siblings has been in a mental institution since the birth of the youngest sibling. The events leading to this are... bizarre.
* NeverLiveItDown : For Rick, accidentally spitting on a girl at a social in college. The incident at the Great Ohio Desert will probably become this.
* SingleIssuePsychology : Averted. Despite all the talk of membranes, the characters' neuroses are... complex. Although Dr. Jay seems to be rather fixated on hygiene.
* ThereAreNoTherapists : Averted, although it's questionable how good a therapist he is.
* VillainousBreakdown : For the first few hundred pages Rick comes off as rather sympathetic, if pathetic and clingy. Sometime around going with Lenore to Amherst and bringing meeting Andrew Lang, his possessiveness and insecurity start getting scary.
* VillainousGlutton : Norman Bombardini, of a sort. He plans to eat until he's as big as the universe and there's no room for "other"... not exactly heroic. He does invite Lenore to be his yin.
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