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Princesses of the Pizza Parlor is a series of novels by Maikel Yarimizu, that is only available through Amazon.

The first three ebooks have been collected into a paperback book, called Princesses of the Pizza Parlor: The First Collected Episodes.

It starts starts when Helen, having seen a game on television, gathers her friends for a fantasy role-playing Tabletop Game every Sunday over the course of the summer, to play a campaign where all four girls are princesses of one stripe or another.

And her uncle is the gamemaster.

The current books in the series are:

  1. Princesses Don't Do Summer School
  2. Princesses Are Never Lost: (Everything Else Is Simply Misplaced)
  3. Princesses Don't Play Nice
  4. Grandmothers and Other Fearsome Encounters
  5. Boyfriends and Other Minor Pests
  6. Banquets and Other Social Disasters

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This book provides examples of:

  • Air Guitar: The sixth book has Cynthia doing it on the cover, although, more likely, Air Lute, given that that's what her character plays.
  • Alliterative Name: Multiple:
    • Cynthia's wanted spell, "All-out Animal Apocalypse".
    • Gnomish enchantress, Penelope Penskill.
    • Doña Dulcinea Delarosa de Rinconete y Cortadillo, daughter of the Cortes de Canellon, from Book 4.
    • Lord Runcible Rubantaga, from Book 4.
  • Alliterative Title: "Princesses of the Pizza Parlor"
  • All Witches Have Cats: The witch princess of the group has a cat as a familiar.
  • Badass Bookworm: Mistress Heyerwif, half-giant librarian with a mental library, with a formidable psychic presence that scares off an Enemy Mime that was Curbstomp Battling the party, and wields a "long-bladed polearm" that she summoned out of a book.
  • Bookshelf Dominoes: The Academy's library, according to Book 1, it looked:
    like a children's game of dominoes. All it would take was one push and it would all come tumbling down. From the look of things, this may have happened in the past, on more than one occasion.
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  • Bottomless Magazines: Gwen's quiver that Helen chose, as said in Book 1 when discussing heirloom items:
    "I picked a magic arrow-holdering thing," Helen added.
    "A quiver."
    "Yeah, that was it. Thanks, Uncle. It never runs out of arrows."
    Uncle had been more than happy to let her have that one, too. There were enough things to pay attention to that he didn't want to add keeping track of arrows in a big fight.
  • Chromosome Casting: All the players of the game that's being played, are girls.
  • Cute Witch: Katelyn, who always goes as a witch on Halloween, and her princess, who is a pretty witch princess.
  • Ear Ache: Selvi's threat to Gwen, a half-elf, who has Pointy Ears, when Gwen snarked that the librarian might by afraid that Selvi, a half-orc would rip all the pages of their library books:
    Selvi: I prefer ripping ears. Pointy ones make for good handholds, too.
  • Enemy Mime: The Stalker in Silence of the fifth book, wielding Your Mime Makes It Real powers, and hunting Gwen, Dual Wielding "concentrated bar[s] of kinetic force".
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Every girl that plays in the game, has a princess for a character.
  • Familiar: Witch princess Bianca has a cat for a familiar.
  • Flipping the Bird: As a non-verbal "[expression of] annoyance", from Shelby in Book 5.
  • Flying Broomstick: Katelyn's character, a witch princess, has one of these.
  • Hair Decorations: As said in the first book, in the description of Claire:
    A single oversized bow stuck out from the back of her dark brown hair like a pair of floppy bunny ears.
  • Half-Breed Discrimination: Selvi, half-human, half-orc princess, orc father, human mother, who also was "looked down [...] for her mixed blood", as said in the first book.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Multiple:
    • Selvi, half-human, half-orc princess, orc father, human mother
    • Gwenevrael, half-human, half-elven princess, elven father, human mother, as said in Book 1, and described as from a "natural liaison between [her] parents", in Book 5.
    • The Stalker in Silence of Book 5, created by a human couple, whose liege changed "their child in the womb" as said in Book 5.
    • Mistress Heyerwif is assumed to be a half-giant, due to her small size of three yards, and confirmed by narration.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: A more accurate trope name than usual, as each book is called an episode, in the text.
    • The first three books have titles that start with "Princesses" and are phrased negating something:
      • Princesses Don't Do Summer School
      • Princesses Are Never Lost: (Everything Else Is Simply Misplaced)
      • Princesses Don't Play Nice
    • The fourth, fifth, and sixth books have a "[X] and Other [Adjective] [Z]" pattern.
      • Grandmothers and Other Fearsome Encounters
      • Boyfriends and Other Minor Pests
      • Banquets and Other Social Disasters
  • Lunacy: Cassie, the moon princess, has powers that can only be used when the moon is full.
  • Naked People Are Funny: To Cassie's audience in her nightmare in the fourth book, as part of her "Not Wearing Pants" Dream:
    she'd been about to make a presentation for her final exam at the Moon Temple's seminary, only to realize halfway through that she was completely naked. When she'd turned to run and hide, everyone had seen the bunny-tail right over her royal bottom, and had laughed even harder.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Defied, as said in the first novel:
    You can't decide a few hours in that she knows kung-fu or anything, just because it's convenient.
  • Night and Day Duo: The third book has the paladin of a religion based around the sun, travelling with a priestess of a religion based around the moon. Both had powers that could only be used during the day or the night, respectively.
  • "Not Wearing Pants" Dream: Cassie's nightmare in the fourth book, combined with Naked People Are Funny:
    she'd been about to make a presentation for her final exam at the Moon Temple's seminary, only to realize halfway through that she was completely naked. When she'd turned to run and hide, everyone had seen the bunny-tail right over her royal bottom, and had laughed even harder.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When the shy Katelyn shouts, everyone takes notice.
  • Omnibus: The first three ebooks have been collected into a paperback book, called Princesses of the Pizza Parlor: The First Collected Episodes. The name implies that there will be more collections.
  • Once Upon a Time: How the blurb at the back of the paperback collection of the first three episodes starts:
    Once upon a time,
    a niece asked her uncle to manage a
    fantasy game for her and her friends.
    The girls had no idea how to play;
    the uncle had no idea what he was getting into.
  • Our Elves Are Different: They have some hierarchical society, and they have Pointy Ears.
  • Our Orcs Are Different: They have a fantasy version of soccer, and tusks.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Described in the fourth book. It's implied they're created though special spells and potions. Some of Bianca's great aunts "went that route with their magic." The end of the process is described:
    "drank some concoction with a name like Eternal Rest or Big Sleep, and then woke up after your heart stopped."
  • Painting the Medium: Katelyn, who is shy, has her soft speech done in a smaller font.
  • Pointy Ears: Elves are marked by them, even half-elves, as Gwenevrael has "lightly pointed ears", as said in the first book.
  • Portal Picture: The paintings in the mansion in the fourth book, take the princesses to other parts of the mansion.
  • Purple Prose: Uncle's description by Claire when he calls her over to discuss her princess's abilities:
    Claire: Yes, o inimitable maestro of the grand game of the imagination?
    Uncle: ... save it for the roleplay, kid.
  • Rock–Paper–Scissors: In the fifth book, Cynthia, Shelby, and Katelyn play a game to decide who goes first, in relating what happened with their characters, Flora, Selvi, and Bianca, respectively.
    A three-way bout of rock-paper-scissors resulted in a happy whoop from Cynthia.
  • Sailor Senshi: Sailor Cassie. She's a princess with moon powers who fights for "love and justice and happiness and the future of the Moon Kingdom!". Her creator, Cassie, is mentioned to like Japanese cartoons, making her a fairly obvious send-up.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Cassie, the moon princess, was created based on Sailor Moon.
  • Sue Donym: Shelby's princess that she's roleplaying as, is called Selvi. Selvi is a distortion of Shelby, with the removal of the 'h' and the /biː/ sound turning into a /viː/.
  • Unicorn: They seem to exist, in the game's world, as Gwen thinks about them when she hears deer.
  • Vampire Vords: From Vilhemina Natasha Badinova von Volmorten, of book 4, and promptly lampshaded:
    "Vell," said the woman with an odd, thick accent. "It vould seem zat you are varriors of greater wigor zan I had zought." She smiled, baring fangs almost as long as a pinky finger. "I am Vilhemina Natasha Badinova von Volmorten, and you shall be a delicious snack—"
    [Transition to outside the game]
    "Ridiculous! What sort of accent is that supposed to be, Russian? Transylvanian? And that name! Really, is that complicated rigmarole the best you can do? And the entire "I vant to suck your blud" schtick..."


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