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  • Accidental Aesop: "People who may seem innocuous or not that important could turn out to be really valuable to not one, but multiple people." Lincoln dying not only makes his sisters break, but there are various points where they even state they can't imagine living on without him.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: As noted on the WMG page, some believe that Leni is only pretending to still be the happy, optimistic girl she typically is.
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  • And You Thought It Would Fail: According to Word of God, he thought Requiem for a Loud would be lost in the sea of average Loud House fanfics and didn't expect it to blow up into this juggernaut. Not that he is complaining...
  • Angst Aversion: The fic not only deals with a particularly depressing subject (Lincoln being terminally ill), but everybody's reaction to the news can hit quite too close at home at times. And if you like any of the characters from the show, that pain might as well be doubled. Let's be frank here: If you're someone who isn't particularly tolerant of sad stuff, this fic is probably not for you.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Even though she cried alongside the rest of the older sisters when they all discovered that Lincoln is dying, Leni seems to be taking the news of his terminal illness pretty well, considering she's the only one of the siblings that isn't completely broken afterwards. Then again, this is Leni we're talking about here...
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  • Awesomeness Withdrawal: The fanfic's update schedule is... not the most active or consistent. Yes, you could say it's bound to happen, given how long and emotional some of these chapters can be, not to mention the author's struggles with both college and the fact that he's writing two versions of the same story (one in Spanish and another in English), but seeing as the waits can be from weeks to entire months, it can get rather tiresome. Not helping is the fact that author has stated that the story is nearing its end.
  • Broken Base:
    • Dr. House’s cameo, despite the story not being a crossover, has caused some controversy among readers. While some enjoy his appearance and feel he fits the story well, others were quick to complain that his sudden appearance distracted from the story, and felt that the author had better used an OC-Expy of the character.
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    • The sheer amount of dark and depressing subject, and how when it seems to be a Hope Spot, something happens that makes everything worse. Is it justified and does it add a legitimate air of reality to the fic, or is it contrived, downright mean-spirited and seemingly only being there for the sake of drama?
  • Canon Discontinuity: The fanfic ignores the events of "Relative Chaos", despite treating everything else that has happened in the series as of early season 3 as canon. Justified, the story began before that episode aired and Ronnie Anne is an important character. However, despite that, her father (instead of her mother, see below) is working in the hospital as her mother in the series.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The fanfic is rather depressing right from the get go, and there doesn't seem to be any hope for Lincoln. Especially since, considering that the story is about him dying, you can probably guess how it's going to end. On the other hand, Lisa is trying to find a cure for her older brother and Lynn at least set the clock backwards about two weeks (not that that makes her feel any better, however).
    • Plus, knowing that he will die, Lincoln tries his hardest to give his sisters and friends some final happy moments with him; not an easy task considering how devastated his older sisters are the about short amount of time he has left, and definitely something that the reader can root for.
    • Taking this into account, this is most likely why the author has gone in the direction he has, though the doesn't detract from the darkness much.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • The author admits at the beginning of chapter 7 that Luan is his least favorite of the 10 Loud sisters, seeing her as an annoying Flat Character. The author had hoped that the episode "April Fools Rules", which would premiere several hours after the chapter had been posted, would be an improvement for her. Considering that some fans grew to hate Luan after the episode due to her being a total jerkass with all the relentless pranks on her family, the opposite pretty much happened (however, much of the hate vanished after the episode "Funny Business", and at least the author didn't let his hatred for Luan keep him from writing a heartwarming chapter for her anyway).
    • In this story, Bobby and Ronnie Anne's mother is deceased while their father is still alive. After "Shell Shock", it seems like it's the opposite in canon: Mrs. Santiago is alive while Mr. Santiago is nowhere to be seen. Averted as of "Friended With The Casagrandes" when it's revealed that Ronnie Anne's father is still alive but had to take a job aboard which is why we never saw him in canon.
      • Speaking of that, Bobby's reaction to Lincoln's illness becomes even more heartbreaking after the above is revealed. Considering that it only happened two years prior to the story, and that Lincoln is sort've like the brother he never had, you can imagine how Bobby really must've felt.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Lincoln making a bucket list for his final two weeks can be seen as this ever since the episode "Kick The Bucket List" aired.
    • In Chapter 16, Lynn Sr. mentions that his father was an old fashioned, strict man somewhat distant from his family. In the episode, "Vantastic Voyage", we see a glimpse of his father, and it turns out he was actually a hippie. This was actually lampshaded by the author.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Ronnie Anne, depending on how you see it. While you could argue that she really was being immature and acting like a jerk towards Lincoln (and Clyde to a certain extent), Ronnie Anne was still utterly heartbroken when she thinks Lincoln was cheating on her with Cristina. She then becomes an official Woobie when she finally learns the truth, along with Lynn giving her a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown when she tries to apologize, however.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Downplayed, but it's there. While it doesn't detract from the story's enjoyability, the fact that there was a rapid surge of "Lincoln is diagnosed as terminally sick" after the fic was posted meant that certain grew rather tired of the basic premise. The fanfiction is still going strong, no doubt about that, but It's not uncommon for someone's reaction to reading a "Lincoln is terminally ill" fic being that of exasperation. However, most fanfics with this plot have been left unfinished.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Intentional or not, there are quite a few moments throughout the story that discusses the thought of having to accept your inevitable fate and make the best of whatever time you have left.
  • True Art Is Angsty: Some would say the fic's depressing and dark subject only makes it even better, since it makes you legitimately feel for the characters and hope they come out okay. Then again...
  • The Woobie: Practically everybody.
    • Lincoln. From being told that he will die in 2 weeks’ time, to finding out how a series of freaky coincidences lead to him being in his current condition, to having to watch his sisters sink into a depression because of this sad news, to having his girlfriend break up with him due to a misunderstanding; the universe really has it out for him. At least that last one gets rectified once Ronnie Anne realizes her mistake. He borders along Iron Woobie since he tries to move on after deciding to finally accept his imminent death.
    • Adrien also qualifies; He has been fighting a losing battle against leukemia for a year and a half already by the time we first meet him. Plus, the years of traveling around the world with his mother (his only close relative apparently) made it impossible for him to get any friends, which means that only his mother will truly remember and mourn him after his passing, unlike Lincoln, who has a large and loving family plus at least one true friend.
    • The Loud sisters (sans Lisa, though only time will tell when she'll finally break). Knowing that they're going to lose their one and only brother at a very young age, one shouldn't blame them for being absolute wrecks (Lori and Lynn especially; the latter perhaps takes it the hardest since she initially believes that she caused Lincoln's condition by hitting him with a soccer ball).


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