Is Dewey Dell actually pregnant? As Dewey Dell is immature and ignored by most around her, she has a certain lack of common sense. Even at the time of the novel, it would be common for a girl to miss her period and mistake it for pregnancy, due to poor nutritional standards. Dewey Dell has also grown up poor on a farm. Indeed, Dewey Dell has shown no symptoms of pregnancy in the text, such as morning sickness or her stomach growing.
Squick: Where do you start? Vardaman drills a hole through his mother's corpse's face. Said corpse grows progressively more rotten, as does Cash's poorly-treated broken leg.
The Metalcore band:
Broken Base: Continuing the band with Tim has been divisive. Supporters believe in giving people a second chance, that people can truly change for the better, while detractors believe in the "once a scumbag, always a scumbag" principal. Tim himself even noted this, as he acknowledges that some aren't ready to forgive him anytime soon.
Face of the Band: Tim Lambesis, to the point where his arrest caused major rifts around the other members and a major dissapointment in fans.
Growing the Beard: The songs in An Ocean Between Us have gotten more impressive on a melodic and heavier level.
Overshadowed by Controversy: Tim Lambesis's arrest and conviction for attempting to put a hit out on his wife has left a huge black mark on the band's reputation, to say the least.
Signature Song: "Forever", "Nothing Left/The Sound of Truth", "Confined", or "Parallels".
Tainted by the Preview: When it was revealed that The pre-jail time line-up would be back with Lambesis as the vocalist, there was a lot of debate as to whether having him back was a good idea.
Wangst: Some of their lyrics can stray into this, particularly on their earlier works. This has led some metalheads to give them the derisive nickname "As I Lay Crying".