History Awesome / GoingPostal

19th Oct '15 9:09:02 PM LBHills
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* Vetinari arresting Mr. Gilt and the rest of the board members of the Grand Trunk at the end.
* [[KirkSummation When Mr. Pump points out the ways in which even nonviolent criminals who feel they have standards because of it can cause suffering and evil all over the world.]] [[HeelRealization It worked.]]

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* Vetinari arresting Mr. Gilt and the rest of the board members of the Grand Trunk at in the end.
* [[KirkSummation When Mr. Pump points out the ways in which even nonviolent criminals who feel they
climax. It's a bit of a DeusExMachina, but as Vetinari has observed, being a tyrant has to have ''some'' satisfactions to make up for the job's many inconveniences.
* Moist had always considered himself a criminal with
standards because of it can cause suffering and evil all over the world.he deliberately avoided hurting people. [[KirkSummation Mr. Pump blows a hole in that happy little illusion.]] [[HeelRealization It worked.Moist is stunned.]]



** The leadup to this sequence also deserves mention -- the reader is fooled into thinking that Moist is going to go along with the Smoking Gnu's awesome plan to destroy the clacks network with their SteamPunk "computer virus", ''...The Woodpecker'' (the ellipsis is key), as this is so lovingly described and would be thematic poetic justice, as it would not have worked if Gilt and his cronies hadn't destroyed the Grand Trunk's working culture -- [[spoiler:but Moist realises the chaos that would ensue and so quickly makes up a plan that brings down Gilt without damaging the clacks network. Even if he later morally agonises over using his con artist skills to imitate the voices of the dead]].

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** The leadup to this sequence also deserves mention -- the reader is fooled into thinking that Moist is going to go along with the Smoking Gnu's awesome plan to destroy the clacks network with their SteamPunk "computer virus", ''...The Woodpecker'' (the ellipsis is key), as this is so lovingly described and would be thematic poetic justice, as it would not have worked if Gilt and his cronies hadn't destroyed the Grand Trunk's working culture -- [[spoiler:but Moist realises the chaos that many innocent customers and employees of the Grand Trunk would ensue suffer from the catastrophe, and so quickly makes up a plan that brings down Gilt without damaging the clacks network. Even if he later morally agonises over using his con artist skills to imitate the voices of the dead]].
7th Jun '15 8:41:36 AM Gizbit99
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** "I have never laid a finger on anyone in my life, Mr. Pump. I may be... all those things you know I am, but I am not a killer! I have never so much as drawn a sword!"
** "No, You Have Not. But You Have Stolen, Embezzled, Defrauded, And Swindled Without Discrimination, Mr. Lipwig. You Have Ruined Business And Destroyed Jobs. When Banks Fail, It Is Seldom Bankers Who Starve. Your Actions Have Taken Money From Those Who Had Little Enough To Begin With. In A Myriad Small Ways You Have Hastened The Deaths Of Many. You Did Not Know Them. You Did Not See Them Bleed. But You Snatched Food From Their Mouths And Tore Clothes From Their Backs. For Sport, Mr. Lipwig. For Sport. For The Joy Of The Game."

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** --> "I have never laid a finger on anyone in my life, Mr. Pump. I may be... all those things you know I am, but I am not a killer! I have never so much as drawn a sword!"
** --> "No, You Have Not. But You Have Stolen, Embezzled, Defrauded, And Swindled Without Discrimination, Mr. Lipwig. You Have Ruined Business And Destroyed Jobs. When Banks Fail, It Is Seldom Bankers Who Starve. Your Actions Have Taken Money From Those Who Had Little Enough To Begin With. In A Myriad Small Ways You Have Hastened The Deaths Of Many. You Did Not Know Them. You Did Not See Them Bleed. But You Snatched Food From Their Mouths And Tore Clothes From Their Backs. For Sport, Mr. Lipwig. For Sport. For The Joy Of The Game."
22nd May '15 4:06:43 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* When Mr. Pump points out the ways in which even nonviolent criminals who feel they have standards because of it can cause suffering and evil all over the world:

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* [[KirkSummation When Mr. Pump points out the ways in which even nonviolent criminals who feel they have standards because of it can cause suffering and evil all over the world:world.]] [[HeelRealization It worked.]]
22nd May '15 4:03:32 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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"I have never laid a finger on anyone in my life, Mr. Pump. I may be... all those things you know I am, but I am not a killer! I have never so much as drawn a sword!"

"No, You Have Not. But You Have Stolen, Embezzled, Defrauded, And Swindled Without Discrimination, Mr. Lipwig. You Have Ruined Business And Destroyed Jobs. When Banks Fail, It Is Seldom Bankers Who Starve. Your Actions Have Taken Money From Those Who Had Little Enough To Begin With. In A Myriad Small Ways You Have Hastened The Deaths Of Many. You Did Not Know Them. You Did Not See Them Bleed. But You Snatched Food From Their Mouths And Tore Clothes From Their Backs. For Sport, Mr. Lipwig. For Sport. For The Joy Of The Game."

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** "I have never laid a finger on anyone in my life, Mr. Pump. I may be... all those things you know I am, but I am not a killer! I have never so much as drawn a sword!"

sword!"
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"No, You Have Not. But You Have Stolen, Embezzled, Defrauded, And Swindled Without Discrimination, Mr. Lipwig. You Have Ruined Business And Destroyed Jobs. When Banks Fail, It Is Seldom Bankers Who Starve. Your Actions Have Taken Money From Those Who Had Little Enough To Begin With. In A Myriad Small Ways You Have Hastened The Deaths Of Many. You Did Not Know Them. You Did Not See Them Bleed. But You Snatched Food From Their Mouths And Tore Clothes From Their Backs. For Sport, Mr. Lipwig. For Sport. For The Joy Of The Game."
22nd May '15 4:02:11 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* When Mr. Pump points out the ways in which even nonviolent criminals who feel they have standards because of it can cause suffering and evil all over the world:
"I have never laid a finger on anyone in my life, Mr. Pump. I may be... all those things you know I am, but I am not a killer! I have never so much as drawn a sword!"

"No, You Have Not. But You Have Stolen, Embezzled, Defrauded, And Swindled Without Discrimination, Mr. Lipwig. You Have Ruined Business And Destroyed Jobs. When Banks Fail, It Is Seldom Bankers Who Starve. Your Actions Have Taken Money From Those Who Had Little Enough To Begin With. In A Myriad Small Ways You Have Hastened The Deaths Of Many. You Did Not Know Them. You Did Not See Them Bleed. But You Snatched Food From Their Mouths And Tore Clothes From Their Backs. For Sport, Mr. Lipwig. For Sport. For The Joy Of The Game."
18th Mar '15 1:29:18 PM intastiel
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* "And that's when it all went wrong for Mr Gryle, because Stanley had one of his Little Moments".

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* "And that's when it all went wrong for Mr Gryle, because Stanley had one of his [[UnstoppableRage Little Moments".Moments]]".
27th Nov '14 8:11:46 PM LadyJafaria
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* "And that's when it all went wrong for Mr Gryle, because Stanley had one of his Little Moments".

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* "And that's when it all went wrong for Mr Gryle, because Stanley had one of his Little Moments".Moments".
* Vetinari trying his best to [[ObfuscatingStupidity misunderstand business terms]] to make the Grand Trunk board members relax, because, after all, what did he know about business practices, he'd been classically educated. Then giving them just enough time to remember that his classical education had been at the ''Assassins' Guild.''
17th Nov '13 11:40:13 AM SharleeD
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** [[spoiler: The 'burning clacks towers' scene is also this trope for Pterry himself, as he ''cons the readers'' into thinking it actually happened, in a novel which stars a con-artist protagonist. Nice one, Sir Terry!]]
10th Jul '13 4:26:38 AM Thande
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** And in the end, [[spoiler:this gets that bastard Reacher Gilt killed]]. "Sadly, he did not believe in angels."

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** And in the end, [[spoiler:this gets that bastard Reacher Gilt killed]]. "Sadly, he did not believe in angels.""
* "And that's when it all went wrong for Mr Gryle, because Stanley had one of his Little Moments".
15th Feb '13 4:16:53 PM ManCalledTrue
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* Vetinari has a hilarious one at the beginning of the book (Chapter one - In which our Hero experiences Hope, the Greatest Gift.) As the warder explains, Vetinari insists that all condemned prisoners should be offered the prospect of freedom (Only the prospect, not actual free freedom as such. That would be daft.) It provides occ-you-pay-shun-all ther-ra-py, healthy exercise, prevents moping and offers the greatest of all treasures, which is Hope.

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* Vetinari has a hilarious one at the beginning of the book (Chapter one - In which our Hero experiences Hope, the Greatest Gift.) As the warder explains, Vetinari insists that all condemned prisoners should be offered the prospect of freedom (Only the prospect, not actual free freedom as such. That would be daft.) It provides occ-you-pay-shun-all ther-ra-py, healthy exercise, prevents moping and offers the greatest of all treasures, which is Hope.Hope.
** And in the end, [[spoiler:this gets that bastard Reacher Gilt killed]]. "Sadly, he did not believe in angels."
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