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“The call and response “You remind me of the babe (what babe?)” isn’t originally from Labyrinth, but instead references the 1947 Cary Grant film Bachelor Knight (apparently originally named The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer!)”
“Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: When Kvothe gets drugged with a poison that completely removes his ability to judge morality, he can’t figure out which is worse, killing a man or stealing a pie. But when it’s suggested he might rape a girl, he just says, “I could never do that. Just like I couldn’t eat a stone or walk through a wall.””
“On more than one occasion, the word “Edro!” is used as an attempt to open something - the Elven word for “Open” in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth (shouted by Gandalf in frustration at the Doors of Moria).”
The “cities” that existed before the Creation War were actually planets, and the Creation War was an interstellar war. According to Skarpi, more people died in the Battle of Drossen Tor than there are alive in the world in Kvothe’s time. The world in Kvothe’s time seems pretty well populated. How did all these people live in only eight cities? Simple, each city was actually a whole planet. The “city” that survived the Creation war is the Earth; the same planet that contains the Four Corners and that Kvothe walks on.”
“According to director Ridley Scott and art designer H. R. Giger, the Xenomorph in Alien is meant to embody the fear of rape.”
“Crapsack World: Subtle, but there. Delirium is no longer Delight, meaning there isn’t anyone governing the function of happiness in the universe. We know from the example of Destruction that this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible for anyone to be happy anymore, but it does mean that it’s harder, and that there is no longer any rhyme or reason to who is happy in life, and why, and for how long.”
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch. Pichi pichi is both the onomatopoeia of a fish blowing bubbles and a phrase describing a Genki Girl like the heroine, Lucia. Pitch refers to the Magic Music used in the series. Still, that’s like naming an action film ”Man With a Gun Bang Bang Sound.””
“Edible Ammunition: Certain varieties of cheese are hard enough to be shot out of a cannon and puncture canvas ship sails. There’s actually historical precedent for this; specifically, in the 1840s, the Uruguayan Navy ran out of ammunition while defending Argentina. Instead of surrendering, they simply loaded the cannons with stale Edam cheeses. And won.”