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''The Innsmouth Legacy'' by Ruthanna Emrys is a {{Deconstruction}} of and sequel to ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. The premise is the Deep Ones of Innsmouth, Massachusetts were actually a deeply spiritual and peaceful people rather than the depraved cultists in the novella.
Aphra Marsh is one of the two surviving Deep One hybrids from the original Innsmouth Raid, having spent her formative years in United States concentration camps (that would eventually be used for the internment of Japanese citizens during [=WW2=]). Understandably bitter about her experience, she's become assistant to an occult bookstore owner in San Fransisco and lives there with a Japanese family.

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''The Innsmouth Legacy'' by Ruthanna Emrys is a {{Deconstruction}} of and sequel to ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. The premise is the Deep Ones of Innsmouth, Massachusetts were actually a deeply spiritual and peaceful people rather than the depraved cultists in the novella. \n Aphra Marsh is one of the two surviving Deep One hybrids from the original Innsmouth Raid, having spent her formative years in United States concentration camps (that would eventually be used for the internment of Japanese citizens during [=WW2=]). Understandably bitter about her experience, she's become assistant to an occult bookstore owner in San Fransisco and lives there with a Japanese family.


* WordOfGay: Rob and Caleb are having a closeted relationship due to the time period. Audrey and Aphra (though the latter is unaware of it.

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* WordOfGay: Rob and Caleb are having a closeted relationship due to the time period. Audrey and Aphra (though the latter is unaware of it.

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* FantasticRacism: More or less the {{Deconstruction}} and {{Reconstruction}} of the trope is the point of the book.
->''"There are two ways to write fantastic oppression. One uses the imagined oppression to stand in for real experiences. You can tell powerful stories that way, but it can also make the real thing invisible, or twist the truth in strange ways. I love the X-Men, but if someone can kill you by accidentally dropping their glasses, it actually does have different legal and societal implications than if they’re gay or Jewish. My single favorite moment in X-Men is a confrontation between Magneto and Kitty Pryde, both Jewish, that engages with the intersection of real and imagined oppression. It lets the imagined one have its own nature rather than trying to stand in for something else. That’s what I’m interested in doing with Aphra’s stories. What looks the same about hatred or internment, no matter who and what you are? What changes when there’s real magic involved? What happens when you get Jews and Nikkei and Deep Ones together in a room after World War II—what do they have in common, what’s different, what can they learn from that parallax?"''
-->--'''Ruthanna Emrys'''


Aphra Marsh is one of the two surviving Deep One hybrids from the original Innsmouth Raid, having spent her formative years in United States concentration camps (that would eventually be used for the internment of Japanese citizens during [=WW2=]). Understandably bitter about her experience, she's become assistant to an occult bookstore owner in San Fransisco and lives in San Fransisco with a Japanese family.

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Aphra Marsh is one of the two surviving Deep One hybrids from the original Innsmouth Raid, having spent her formative years in United States concentration camps (that would eventually be used for the internment of Japanese citizens during [=WW2=]). Understandably bitter about her experience, she's become assistant to an occult bookstore owner in San Fransisco and lives in San Fransisco there with a Japanese family.


Aphra Marsh is one of the two surviving Deep One hybrids from the original Innsmouth Raid, having spent her formative years in United States concentration camps (that would eventually be used for the internment of Japanese citizens during [=WW2=]). Understandably bitter about her experience, she's become assistant to an occult book store owner in San Fransisco and lives in San Fransisco with a Japanese family.

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Aphra Marsh is one of the two surviving Deep One hybrids from the original Innsmouth Raid, having spent her formative years in United States concentration camps (that would eventually be used for the internment of Japanese citizens during [=WW2=]). Understandably bitter about her experience, she's become assistant to an occult book store bookstore owner in San Fransisco and lives in San Fransisco with a Japanese family.



* AmbiguouslyGay: Professor Trumball [[spoiler: had a relationship with a (probable) woman in a Yith's body while they were both in the future. She also had a very close relationship with her maid that she was upset had been severed by the Yith. There's other hints too. {{Justified}} by the time period.]]
* AntiNihilist: Aphra's entire religion is based around this as it has the view eventually even the Deep Ones will die out and become extinct. However, you should treasure what time you have on the Earth as well as the fact your race will remembered by the Yith.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Professor Trumball [[spoiler: had a relationship with a (probable) woman in a Yith's body while they were both in the future. She also had a very close relationship with her maid that she was upset had been severed by the Yith. There's There are other hints too. {{Justified}} by the time period.]]
* AntiNihilist: Aphra's entire religion is based around this as it has the view eventually even the Deep Ones will die out and become extinct. However, you should treasure what time you have on the Earth as well as the fact your race will be remembered by the Yith.



* LovecraftLite: The Deep Ones are a noble culture that, if not pacistific, then at least no danger to surfacers.

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* LovecraftLite: The Deep Ones are a noble culture that, if not pacistific, pacifistic, then at least no danger to surfacers.



* EvilCounterpart: Barlow and his team are depicted as these to Spector's Irregulars. They are FantasticRacist practicing ScienceHero types who ignore all the religious elements of Aphra''s advice.
* IWantGrandkids: Aphra is nonplussed all the Elders want her to breed as quickly as possibly.

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* EvilCounterpart: Barlow and his team are depicted as these to Spector's Irregulars. They are FantasticRacist practicing ScienceHero types who ignore all the religious elements of Aphra''s Aphra's advice.
* IWantGrandkids: Aphra is nonplussed that all the Elders want her to breed as quickly as possibly.possible.



* IncompatibleOrientation: May be the situation with Audrey and Aphra as she's implied to have no interest in sex.
* MythologyGag: Aphra's final speech is a parody of H.P. Lovecraft's ''The Horror at Red Hook'' where she looks at New York as a beautiful celebration of humanity using the same reasons as why the writer treated it as a WretchedHive.

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* IncompatibleOrientation: May Could be the situation with Audrey and Aphra as she's implied to have no interest in sex.
* MythologyGag: Aphra's final speech is a parody of H.P. Lovecraft's ''The Horror at Red Hook'' where she looks at New York as a beautiful celebration of humanity using the same reasons as for why the writer treated it as a WretchedHive.

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* {{Asexual}}: Aphra Marsh is speculated to be this and it reflects her interior thoughts. She only thinks about sex and romance in terms of reproduction.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: {{Deconstructed}} as Aphra treats the Mi-Go as having this when they actually have a morality very similar to the Federation from ''Star Trek.''
* FourthDateMarriage: Aphra intends to breed with Frank, much to his surprise and irritation since they don't really like each other.
* IncompatibleOrientation: May be the situation with Audrey and Aphra as she's implied to have no interest in sex.
* MythologyGag: Aphra's final speech is a parody of H.P. Lovecraft's ''The Horror at Red Hook'' where she looks at New York as a beautiful celebration of humanity using the same reasons as why the writer treated it as a WretchedHive.
* PerspectiveFlip: Aphra gets one of these when she's confronted by the Mi-Go about a lot of her cultural preconceptions about space travel, the Yithians, and the importance of the body.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Mi-Go are willing to use their mind-control powers to try to take over the world--to prevent humans from destroying themselves.
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* {{Deconstruction}}: This is one for the overtly xenophobic elements of H.P. Lovecraft's stories. Essentially, it moves the stories from the realm of horror to more explicitly sci-fi.


* AmbiguouslyGay: Professor Turnball [[spoiler: had a relationship with a (probable) woman in a Yith's body while they were both in the future. She also had a very close relationship with her maid that she was upset had been severed by the Yith. There's other hints too. {{Justified}} by the time period.]]

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Professor Turnball Trumball [[spoiler: had a relationship with a (probable) woman in a Yith's body while they were both in the future. She also had a very close relationship with her maid that she was upset had been severed by the Yith. There's other hints too. {{Justified}} by the time period.]]



* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: The Yith possessed Turnball removes Mary's ability to read as punishment for her attempting a too-powerful summoning.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Professor Turnball serves as this [[spoiler: as long as she's possessed by one of the Yith.]] She gets much better once that's no longer the case.

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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: The Yith possessed Turnball Trumball removes Mary's ability to read as punishment for her attempting a too-powerful summoning.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: Professor Turnball Trumball serves as this [[spoiler: as long as she's possessed by one of the Yith.]] She gets much better once that's no longer the case.


* AmbiguouslyGay: Professor Turnball [[spoiler: had a relationship with a (probable) woman in a Yith's body while they were both in the future. She also had a very close relationship with her maid that she was upset had been severed by the Yith. There's other hints too. {{Justified}} by the time period.]]



* CIABadFBIGood: More like FBI Good, US military bad. Ron Spector is a decent, honorable, and enlightened man for his time. However, he's a figure that still represents the authorities which ruined Aphra's life.

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* CIABadFBIGood: CIAEvilFBIGood: More like FBI Good, US military bad. Ron Spector is a decent, honorable, and enlightened man for his time. However, he's a figure that still represents the authorities which ruined Aphra's life.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: As frequent in this series, the treatment of Miskatonic University of the Innsmouth books and records resembles musuems and academic institutions taking artifacts from cultures that they refuse to return. All in the name of "preserving historical relics."

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: As frequent in this series, the treatment of Miskatonic University of the Innsmouth books and records resembles musuems museums and academic institutions taking artifacts from cultures that they refuse to return. All in the name of "preserving historical relics."



* KickTheDog: The [[spoiler: Yith]] Turnball removes Mary's ability to read as punishment for her attempting a too-powerful summoning.

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* KickTheDog: The [[spoiler: Yith]] The Yith possessed Turnball removes Mary's ability to read as punishment for her attempting a too-powerful summoning.]]


* ''A Litany of Earth'' (novella)

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* ''A ''The Litany of Earth'' (novella)(novella, 2014)



* PerspectiveFlip: This is the view of the Mythos from the perspective of the Deep Ones.



* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Aphra is appalled by all the liberties which the Aeonist cult has taken with her people's religion. She also notes that it has convinced people to swim out into the ocean to achieve immortality, missing that only applies to Deep Ones and the majority of people who do it will just drown.
* CIABadFBIGood: More like FBI Good, US military bad. Ron Spector is a decent, honorable, and enlightened man for his time. However, he's a figure that still represents the authorities which ruined Aphra's life.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In this case, the Aeonist cult is very much like many NewAge religious cults that take the religious beliefs of marginalized communities then repackage them.
* NewAge: The Aeonist cult is a post-[=WW1=] religious group that is adapting Deep One beliefs into a religion for humans.
* TooDumbToLive: Aphra struggles to hold back her opinion on the Aeonist cult that more or less amounts to this.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: As frequent in this series, the treatment of Miskatonic University of the Innsmouth books and records resembles musuems and academic institutions taking artifacts from cultures that they refuse to return. All in the name of "preserving historical relics."



* TokenEvilTeammate: Professor Turnball serves as this [[spoiler: as long as she's possessed by one of the Yith.]] She gets much better once that's no longer the case.





''The Innsmouth Legacy'' by Ruthanna Emyrs is a {{Deconstruction}} of and sequel to ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. The premise is the Deep Ones of Innsmouth, Massachusetts were actually a deeply spiritual and peaceful people rather than the depraved cultists in the novella.

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''The Innsmouth Legacy'' by Ruthanna Emyrs Emrys is a {{Deconstruction}} of and sequel to ''Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth'' by Creator/HPLovecraft. The premise is the Deep Ones of Innsmouth, Massachusetts were actually a deeply spiritual and peaceful people rather than the depraved cultists in the novella.


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* {{Cult}}: Aphra encounters one of these devoted to Cthulhu and immortality. She is appalled by their misinterpretation of Aeonist beliefs and cultural appropriation.
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[[folder: Winter Tide]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Caleb fulfills this role for Aphra. His confrontational angry personality contrasts strongly against Aphra's more sedate one.
* EvilCounterpart: Barlow and his team are depicted as these to Spector's Irregulars. They are FantasticRacist practicing ScienceHero types who ignore all the religious elements of Aphra''s advice.
* IWantGrandkids: Aphra is nonplussed all the Elders want her to breed as quickly as possibly.
* KickTheDog: The [[spoiler: Yith]] Turnball removes Mary's ability to read as punishment for her attempting a too-powerful summoning.
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