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Apr 4th 2018 at 4:43:02 AM •••

"Lacero" is described on this page as being Ascended Fanon, with absolutely no information as to exactly what makes it such. There is only one book in the series (for now at least), and nothing in The Film of the Book referenced anything to do with the plot of the fanfic. So why are we calling this Ascended Fanon?

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Jun 12th 2018 at 4:29:57 AM •••

Larkmarn's correct. Basically, the Andy Weir written "Lacero" started off as an RPO fan fiction story. Ernest Cline liked it so much, he accepted it as canon to RPO, despite its contradiction of details about Halliday and it's needless backstory for Sorrento.

Jul 26th 2017 at 8:22:22 AM •••

There are a lot of repeat tropes between the literature page and the character page. Do character tropes live exclusively in the character page if one exists?

Feb 22nd 2015 at 8:59:39 PM •••

Okay, I read through this page because I wanted a more detailed explanation of what this book is about, as I just got a copy of it in a LootCrate. It seems that this book, and the author by extension, seems to be in love with the 80's.

I hate the 80's. Well, most of its media output, at least. I find Regular Show to be an otherwise great show that's bogged down by frequent 80's references (and yes, I do understand a large amount of it, as I was alive during then), and that there are so many 80's references in Ready Player One (well, that's what people say) is turning me off from it. Is it likely I'll enjoy this book? That is, does it have enough merit as a story outside of the 80's references for it to be enjoyable?

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Jun 4th 2015 at 9:19:14 AM •••

You shouldn't worry too much about the 80s references. I mean yes, the book is FULL of them, but they're used mainly as props and the main story is detached from them and advances through its own path.

That being said, I LOVED the book and Steven Spielberg is (probably) directing the movie adaptation soon so you should really give it a chance. Completely worth reading, I promise you won't be disappointed.

May 16th 2019 at 6:29:03 PM •••

The simple answer: It\'s a Charlie and the Chocolate style adventure, but instead of a Chocolate Factory, it\'s an MMO video game. Instead of a Golden Ticket, it\'s an Easter Egg. And the winner gets control of that video game (which has basically replaced the Internet in a dystopian future where fuel for transports have long since ceased to exist. And the only way to get to the Easter Egg is to unlock clues left behind, and the only way to do that is to understand the pop culture of the 1980s (which the maker of the game) is obsessed with.

Hope that helps.

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Sep 4th 2011 at 3:07:33 AM •••

Examples need specific details. Please see How To Write An Example before returning this one to the article.

  • Shout-Out: To almost every possible franchise.

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Sep 4th 2011 at 1:23:29 PM •••

Ah, okay. I just rushed the page into existence last night, so I picked three tropes off the top of my head that I knew were in there and tried to fill them to the best of my memory. Shame I was really sleep deprived.

Sep 12th 2011 at 8:40:00 AM •••

I nostalged...and then felt VERY depressed.

Sep 18th 2011 at 5:30:33 AM •••

I finished reading the book yesterday. I'll add more and possibly go through it again to get down the shout outs throughout the story.

Sep 9th 2013 at 10:01:01 AM •••

If ever there was an entry deserving of a separate Shout-Out page, it's this one. Even Jess Nevins would have trouble getting every reference.

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