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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Gloria to Christian. She actually says this upon their breakup, before going back: into her own, old self-destructive habits.]]


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* HypocriticalHumor / SelfDeprecation: To an extent. Christian once thinks: ''She wasn't into drugs... what if she was straight edge or something crazy like that?!''. The author is straight edge.

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* HypocriticalHumor / SelfDeprecation: HypocriticalHumor[=/=]SelfDeprecation: To an extent. Christian once thinks: ''She wasn't into drugs... what if she was straight edge or something crazy like that?!''. The author is straight edge.



* StuffBlowingUp: See: chapters 8 & 9.

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* StuffBlowingUp: See: chapters 8 & 9.9.
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* PyroManiac: Christian. And how. [[spoiler:He tries to burn down a freakin' church! And succeeds!]]

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* PyroManiac: Christian. And how. [[spoiler:He tries to burn down a freakin' church! And succeeds!]]



* StuffBlowingUp: And how! See: chapters 8 & 9.

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* StuffBlowingUp: And how! See: chapters 8 & 9.


* AlternateHistory: [=McCain=] won the '08 election instead of Obama. Then he was assassinated. You know what this means... Sarah Palin is the President of the United States! And she's in her second term!



* AlternateHistory: [=McCain=] won the '08 election instead of Obama. Then he was assassinated. You know what this means... Sarah Palin is the President of the United States! And she's in her second term!


A novella (by Tropers/SukiSelfDestruct loosely based on the GreenDay albums ''AmericanIdiot'' and [[TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown ''21st Century Breakdown'']] with hints from the others thrown in.

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A novella (by by Tropers/SukiSelfDestruct loosely based on the GreenDay Music/GreenDay albums ''AmericanIdiot'' ''Music/AmericanIdiot'' and [[TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown ''21st Century Breakdown'']] ''Music/TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown'' with hints from the others thrown in.



* AnyoneCanDie Gloria's point about riots: "People could, and oftentimes would, die."
* AlternateHistory McCain won the '08 election instead of Obama. Then he was assassinated. You know what this means... Sarah Palin is the President of the United States! And she's in her second term!
* BerserkButton Christian: Religion. Name. Parents.
* ClusterFBomb Christian in chapter 12, [[spoiler:when he breaks up with Gloria.]] And [[spoiler:Jimmy]], when [[spoiler:he]] shows up.
* CorruptChurch ...why the hell else would Christian blow up a church?
* CrapsackWorld This is how Christian views it.
* DownerEnding [[spoiler:Christian dies in chapter 17. Gloria goes mad.]]
* FantasticDrug Opal (which was inspired by NineInchNails and the Year Zero ARG) makes you feel more confident, is a powerful stimulant, and it makes orgasms wonderful. It's delivered through eye drops or salts you melt on your tongue. It's nice until you hit the mood swings, unpleasant hallucinations, and killer withdrawal symptoms.

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* AnyoneCanDie AnyoneCanDie: Gloria's point about riots: "People could, and oftentimes would, die."
* AlternateHistory McCain AlternateHistory: [=McCain=] won the '08 election instead of Obama. Then he was assassinated. You know what this means... Sarah Palin is the President of the United States! And she's in her second term!
* BerserkButton BerserkButton: Christian: Religion. Name. Parents.
* ClusterFBomb ClusterFBomb: Christian in chapter 12, [[spoiler:when he breaks up with Gloria.]] Gloria]]. And [[spoiler:Jimmy]], when [[spoiler:he]] shows up.
* CorruptChurch ...CorruptChurch: ...why the hell else would Christian blow up a church?
* CrapsackWorld CrapsackWorld: This is how Christian views it.
* DownerEnding DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Christian dies in chapter 17. Gloria goes mad.]]
* FantasticDrug FantasticDrug: Opal (which was inspired by NineInchNails Music/NineInchNails and the Year Zero ARG) makes you feel more confident, is a powerful stimulant, and it makes orgasms wonderful. It's delivered through eye drops or salts you melt on your tongue. It's nice until you hit the mood swings, unpleasant hallucinations, and killer withdrawal symptoms.



* GoingColdTurkey Subverted. [[spoiler:Poor, poor, Christian...]]
* HypocriticalHumor / SelfDeprecation To an extent. Christian once thinks: ''She wasn't into drugs... what if she was straight edge or something crazy like that?!''. The author is straight edge.
* LaResistance Christian thinks he's made one of these. [[spoiler:Gloria really had.]]
* LoveLetterLunacy Christian leaves a love letter for Gloria in chapter 7, [[spoiler:in case he might die when he burns down a church in chapter 8]].
* MushroomSamba A really dark one on Christian's part in chapter 6.
* NextSundayAD It takes place in 2013.
* NotSoDifferent [[spoiler: Gloria to Christian. She actually says this upon their breakup, before going back into her own, old self-destructive habits.]]
* PrecisionFStrike Gloria. [[spoiler:Except she used to swear in a more ClusterFBomb style.]]
* PyroManiac Christian. And how. [[spoiler:He tries to burn down a freakin' church! And succeeds!]]
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll Christian's main philosophy. With some explosions. [[spoiler:And Gloria used to be a strict adherent of the same.]]
* StuffBlowingUp And how! See: chapters 8 & 9.
* TheFundamentalist Christian ran into a few too many of these... and then mocks them in chapter 9.
* TheMadHatter Christian and [[spoiler:Jimmy]]. And Gloria to an extent -- she recognizes that the two boyfriends she's had are totally frakkin' insane, and at the end, [[spoiler:she recognizes and laughs along with her own insanity.]]
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants The novella was originally written for NaNoWriMo. And then rewritten in a few days.

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* GoingColdTurkey TheFundamentalist: Christian ran into a few too many of these... and then mocks them in chapter 9.
* GoingColdTurkey:
Subverted. [[spoiler:Poor, poor, Christian...]]
* HypocriticalHumor / SelfDeprecation SelfDeprecation: To an extent. Christian once thinks: ''She wasn't into drugs... what if she was straight edge or something crazy like that?!''. The author is straight edge.
* LaResistance LaResistance: Christian thinks he's made one of these. [[spoiler:Gloria really had.]]
* LoveLetterLunacy LoveLetterLunacy: Christian leaves a love letter for Gloria in chapter 7, [[spoiler:in case he might die when he burns down a church in chapter 8]].
* MushroomSamba TheMadHatter: Christian and [[spoiler:Jimmy]]. And Gloria to an extent -- she recognizes that the two boyfriends she's had are totally frakkin' insane, and at the end, [[spoiler:she recognizes and laughs along with her own insanity]].
* MushroomSamba:
A really dark one on Christian's part in chapter 6.
* NextSundayAD NextSundayAD: It takes place in 2013.
* NotSoDifferent NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Gloria to Christian. She actually says this upon their breakup, before going back back: into her own, old self-destructive habits.]]
* PrecisionFStrike PrecisionFStrike: Gloria. [[spoiler:Except she used to swear in a more ClusterFBomb style.]]
* PyroManiac PyroManiac: Christian. And how. [[spoiler:He tries to burn down a freakin' church! And succeeds!]]
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Christian's main philosophy. With some explosions. [[spoiler:And Gloria used to be a strict adherent of the same.]]
* StuffBlowingUp StuffBlowingUp: And how! See: chapters 8 & 9.
* TheFundamentalist Christian ran into a few too many of these... and then mocks them in chapter 9.
* TheMadHatter Christian and [[spoiler:Jimmy]]. And Gloria to an extent -- she recognizes that the two boyfriends she's had are totally frakkin' insane, and at the end, [[spoiler:she recognizes and laughs along with her own insanity.]]
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants The novella was originally written for NaNoWriMo. And then rewritten in a few days.
9.


Christian is graduating highschool, too. But ''he'' is [[{{Understatement}} sorta pissed off]]. He starts his own riots, taking after the example of Whatsername.

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Christian is graduating highschool, too. But ''he'' is [[{{Understatement}} sorta pissed off]].off. He starts his own riots, taking after the example of Whatsername.


A novella (by Troper/SukiSelfDestruct loosely based on the GreenDay albums ''AmericanIdiot'' and [[TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown ''21st Century Breakdown'']] with hints from the others thrown in.

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A novella (by Troper/SukiSelfDestruct Tropers/SukiSelfDestruct loosely based on the GreenDay albums ''AmericanIdiot'' and [[TwentyFirstCenturyBreakdown ''21st Century Breakdown'']] with hints from the others thrown in.

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