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* ForTheEvulz: One of the most refreshing examples of innovation in this book is how Riley isn´t humanized via HiddenDepths or CharacterDevelopment or FreudianExcuse, nor idealized with DracoInLeatherPants by the writer. Though Andi isn´t especially harsh, it´s clear that Riley is just a StarfishAlien bastard whose sheer selfishness has to be reckoned with, but since this selfishness makes him want to spend some time with Andi too, we love him for that.

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* ForTheEvulz: One of the most refreshing examples of innovation in this book is how Riley isn´t isn't humanized via HiddenDepths or CharacterDevelopment or FreudianExcuse, nor idealized with DracoInLeatherPants by the writer. Though Andi isn´t isn't especially harsh, it´s it's clear that Riley is just a StarfishAlien bastard whose sheer selfishness has to be reckoned with, but since this selfishness makes him want to spend some time with Andi too, we love him for that.


* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: Vic at the end. DeconstructedTrope because he has lost all the attaching traits of the {{Adorkable}} UnluckyChildhoodFriend he used to be when [[spoiler: Ms. Epistola's MindRape]] turned him into a decent LoveInterest.

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* [[SheIsAllGrownUp He Is All Grown Up]]: SheIsAllGrownUp: Vic at the end. DeconstructedTrope because he has lost all the attaching traits of the {{Adorkable}} dorky UnluckyChildhoodFriend he used to be when [[spoiler: Ms. Epistola's MindRape]] turned him into a decent LoveInterest.


-->''“Just kill me. My life is nothing without you. Drive me mad. Let me be your sustenance. Eat my soul. You’re… [[Film/TheRoom you're tearing me apart!]]”''

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-->''“Just ->''"Just kill me. My life is nothing without you. Drive me mad. Let me be your sustenance. Eat my soul. You’re… [[Film/TheRoom you're tearing me apart!]]”''
apart!]]"''


** LampShaded and made fun of by Niel

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** LampShaded and made fun of by NielNeil



* TomeOfEldritchLore: Two in the series including the Necromonicon

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* TomeOfEldritchLore: Two in the series including the NecromoniconNecronomicon


* ShoutOut: Two to Franchise/HarryPotter, both hidden in Uncle Neil's shop.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Two to Franchise/HarryPotter, both hidden in Uncle Neil's shop.


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** The {{tagline}}, "In dreams he came..." is a lyric in the title number from ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.


A series of young adult ParanormalRomance novels by JustForFun/SerraElinsen. It is about a girl named [[MeaningFulName Andromeda]] "Andi" Slate who falls in love with Riley Bay, the human guise of none other than Cthulhu himself. Andi is a really special girl she has dreams of him in her dreams and notices... strange things about him.

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A series of young adult ParanormalRomance novels by JustForFun/SerraElinsen. It is about a girl named [[MeaningFulName Andromeda]] "Andi" Slate who falls in love with Riley Bay, the human guise of none other than Cthulhu himself. Andi is a really special girl girl; she has dreams of him in her dreams and notices... strange things about him.


* ShoutOut: Two to {{Harry Potter}}, both hidden in Uncle Neil's shop.

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* ShoutOut: Two to {{Harry Potter}}, Franchise/HarryPotter, both hidden in Uncle Neil's shop.


** Andromeda Slate: the character is supposed to be empty and thus is a blank slate. Also, in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology]], Andromeda was a princess who was sacrificed to a sea monster.

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** Andromeda Slate: the character is supposed to be empty and thus is a blank slate. Also, in [[Myth/ClassicalMythology]], Myth/ClassicalMythology, Andromeda was a princess who was sacrificed to a sea monster.


** Andromeda Slate: the character is supposed to be empty and thus is a blank slate. Also andromeda is, in mythology, a princess sacrificed to a sea monster.

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** Andromeda Slate: the character is supposed to be empty and thus is a blank slate. Also andromeda is, Also, in mythology, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology]], Andromeda was a princess who was sacrificed to a sea monster.


!!Books in this series

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* AffectionateParody: Of both the ParanormalRomance genre and of CosmicHorror. For the former, it exaggerates every trope to a ludicrous extent, but at the heart of it it's still a convincing if somewhat unsettling love story [[note]](as in: it's a love story between an ExtremeDoormat and a super-duper-ultra-alpha male who's unapologetically evil - but they actually have great chemistry and their respective dysfunctions make them fit together perfectly)[[/note]]. For the latter, it's Cthulhu turned into a heartthrob, which might not ''quite'' have been what Lovecraft had in mind... but the dark poetry and grandeur of the CthulhuMythos is still very much present.

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* AffectionateParody: Of both the ParanormalRomance genre and of CosmicHorror. For the former, it exaggerates every trope to a ludicrous extent, but at the heart of it it's still a convincing if somewhat unsettling love story [[note]](as in: it's a love story between an ExtremeDoormat and a super-duper-ultra-alpha male who's unapologetically evil - but they actually have great chemistry and their respective dysfunctions make them fit together perfectly)[[/note]]. For the latter, it's Cthulhu turned into a heartthrob, which might not ''quite'' have been what Lovecraft had in mind... but the dark poetry and grandeur of the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos is still very much present.


* AbductionIsLove: What makes this story so different from other paranormal romances and weirdly interesting is that there are real stakes. It is ''always'' difficult to know what Riley is up to and you can geniuely wonder whether it's going to be the cute kind of kidnapping or not when Riley ties up Andi and brings her to his house while she is passed out.

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* AbductionIsLove: What makes this story so different from other paranormal romances and weirdly interesting is that there are real stakes. It is ''always'' difficult to know what Riley is up to and you can geniuely genuinely wonder whether it's going to be the cute kind of kidnapping or not when Riley ties up Andi and brings her to his house while she is passed out.

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* WordsCanBreakMyBones: According to Riley.
-->'''Riley:''' Words have power. Words ''cut.'' All reality, the planet within which we stand and the universe within which it spins, ''all'' are shaped by words. Some believe the very universe itself was ''created'' with a word. Well, Andromeda, open your mind's eye to this hideous truth: the universe shall ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt end]]'' with but a word.

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* AffectionateParody: Of both the ParanormalRomance genre and of CosmicHorror. For the former, it exaggerates every trope to a ludicrous extent, but at the heart of it it's still a convincing if somewhat unsettling love story [[note]](as in: it's a love story between an ExtremeDoormat and a super-duper-ultra-alpha male who's unapologetically evil - but they actually have great chemistry and their respective dysfunctions make them fit together perfectly)[[/note]]. For the latter, it's Cthulhu turned into a heartthrob, which might not ''quite'' have been what Lovecraft had in mind... but the dark poetry and grandeur of the CthulhuMythos is still very much present.

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