History Awesome / Thud

22nd Apr '16 12:31:53 PM owlyoudoin
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** Discworld trolls, by the way, being solid living stone, with teeth of diamond.

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** Discworld trolls, by the way, being are beings of solid living stone, stone with teeth of diamond.diamonds for teeth.
21st Feb '16 3:29:01 AM lolface123
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** An explanation: [[spoiler:Sam Vimes has been fighting the unstoppable influence of the Summoning Dark, a 10,000 year old quasi-demonic ''thing'' of pure vengeance, for the entire book. It's a substition that normally drives a mind into blind, bloody rage against the enemies of whoever invoked it, and he's been holding it at bay with his belief in law and justice. What finally motivates him to give in is that it's six o'clock, and at six o'clock every day he's at home reading ''Where's My Cow'' to his son. He then turns into a striding, screaming, vengeful maniac who fights his way alone through a crowd of heavily armed dwarfs[[note]]Heavily armed even for dwarfs. Flamethrowers and everything.[[/note]], until he reaches the Summoning Dark's true targets and... stops. Because Sam Vimes doesn't kill helpless cowering old men.]]

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** An explanation: [[spoiler:Sam Vimes has been fighting the unstoppable influence of the Summoning Dark, a 10,000 year old quasi-demonic ''thing'' of pure vengeance, for the entire book. It's a substition that normally drives a mind into blind, bloody rage against the enemies of whoever invoked it, and he's been holding it at bay with his belief in law and justice. What finally motivates him to give in is that it's six o'clock, and at six o'clock every day he's at home reading ''Where's My Cow'' to his son. He then turns into a [[UnstoppableRage striding, screaming, vengeful maniac maniac]] who fights his way alone through a crowd of heavily armed dwarfs[[note]]Heavily armed even for dwarfs. Flamethrowers and everything.[[/note]], until he reaches the Summoning Dark's true targets and... stops. Because Sam Vimes doesn't kill helpless cowering old men.]]
22nd Sep '15 2:46:22 PM MechWarrior
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** This example, since it is not only a crowning moment of awesome, but also of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]], is probably a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Terry Pratchett, as well.

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** This example, since it is not only a crowning moment of awesome, but also of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny]] and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]], is probably a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Terry Pratchett, as well.
13th Jun '15 10:15:33 PM Vandegraff1
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--->[[spoiler:The Watchman shook his head. "I don't think you understand," he said calmly, "I'm not here to keep the darkness out. I'm here to keep it ''in.'' Call me ... the Guarding Dark. Imagine how powerful I must be.]]

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--->[[spoiler:The Watchman shook his head. "I don't think you understand," he said calmly, "I'm not here to keep the darkness out. I'm here to keep it ''in.'' Call me ... the Guarding Dark. Imagine how powerful I must be.]]"]]
3rd Dec '14 1:50:54 AM MattII
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*** On both sides. Vimes doesn't like being dictated to, and his family has just been threatened by a bunch of dwarves, and yet he's still able to reign in his anger enough not only to ''not'' shout Bashfulsson out of his office, but actually agree to what he's saying. It may have helped that Bashfulsson was able to persuade the other dwarves to hand over most of their weapons before going up (a second CMOA in as many pages pretty much).

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*** On both sides. Vimes doesn't like being dictated to, and his family has just been threatened by a bunch of dwarves, and yet he's still able to reign in his anger enough not only to ''not'' shout Bashfulsson out of his office, but actually agree to what he's saying. It may have helped that Bashfulsson was able to persuade the other dwarves to hand over most of their weapons before going up (a second CMOA in as many pages pretty much).much).
* Vimes manages to ensure that a huge riot ''doesn't'' take place by going behind the backs of most of his men (aside Nobby) and ensuring both sides are flat-out drunk.
3rd Dec '14 1:46:44 AM MattII
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'''Bashfulsson:''' Then I assume that you don't want to start tonight.

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'''Bashfulsson:''' Then I assume that you don't want to start tonight.tonight.
*** On both sides. Vimes doesn't like being dictated to, and his family has just been threatened by a bunch of dwarves, and yet he's still able to reign in his anger enough not only to ''not'' shout Bashfulsson out of his office, but actually agree to what he's saying. It may have helped that Bashfulsson was able to persuade the other dwarves to hand over most of their weapons before going up (a second CMOA in as many pages pretty much).
12th Sep '14 8:18:59 AM sgamer82
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-->'''Vetinari:''' Given, then, a contest between [[spoiler:an invisible and very powerful quasi-demonic ''thing'' of pure vengeance]] on the one hand, and the commander on the other, where would you wager, say... one dollar?\\

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-->'''Vetinari:''' --->'''Vetinari:''' Given, then, a contest between [[spoiler:an invisible and very powerful quasi-demonic ''thing'' of pure vengeance]] on the one hand, and the commander on the other, where would you wager, say... one dollar?\\



-->[[spoiler:The Watchman shook his head. "I don't think you understand," he said calmly, "I'm not here to keep the darkness out. I'm here to keep it ''in.'' Call me ... the Guarding Dark. Imagine how powerful I must be.]]

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-->[[spoiler:The --->[[spoiler:The Watchman shook his head. "I don't think you understand," he said calmly, "I'm not here to keep the darkness out. I'm here to keep it ''in.'' Call me ... the Guarding Dark. Imagine how powerful I must be.]]



--> "When Mister Safety Catch Are Not On, Mister Crossbow Are Not Your Friend."

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--> ---> "When Mister Safety Catch Are Not On, Mister Crossbow Are Not Your Friend."



--> '''Vimes:''' Take it.
--> '''Rhys:''' I ask you to give it to me, Commander.
--> '''Vimes:''' ''Take it.''

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--> '''Vimes:''' -->'''Vimes:''' Take it.
-->
it.\\
'''Rhys:''' I ask you to give it to me, Commander.
-->
Commander.\\
'''Vimes:''' ''Take it.''



--> '''Grag Bashfullsson:''' No! Sire, please! This is an argument between Grags!
--> '''Grag Ardent:''' Why do you carry no axe?
--> '''Bashfullsson:''' I need no axe to be a dwarf. Nor do I need to hate trolls. What kind of creature defines itself by hatred?
--> '''Ardent:''' You strike at the very root of us! At the root!
--> '''Bashfullsson:''' Then strike back. [holds out empty hands] And put your sword away, Commander Vimes. This is dwarf business. Ardent? I'm still standing. What do you believe in? ''Ha'ak! Ga strak ja'ada!''\\
Ardent attacks, Bashfullsson defends. A shocked Ardent is silenced, and falls.
--> '''Bashfullsson:''' It is like using an axe, but without the axe.

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--> ---> '''Grag Bashfullsson:''' No! Sire, please! This is an argument between Grags!
-->
Grags!\\
'''Grag Ardent:''' Why do you carry no axe?
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axe?\\
'''Bashfullsson:''' I need no axe to be a dwarf. Nor do I need to hate trolls. What kind of creature defines itself by hatred?
-->
hatred? \\
'''Ardent:''' You strike at the very root of us! At the root!
-->
root!\\
'''Bashfullsson:''' Then strike back. [holds out empty hands] And put your sword away, Commander Vimes. This is dwarf business. Ardent? I'm still standing. What do you believe in? ''Ha'ak! Ga strak ja'ada!''\\
Ardent ''Ardent attacks, Bashfullsson defends. A shocked Ardent is silenced, and falls.
-->
falls.''\\
'''Bashfullsson:''' It is like using an axe, but without the axe.



--> '''Vimes:''' I'm not in the habit of beating up prisoners, if that's what you're implying.
--> '''Bashfulsson:''' Then I assume that you don't want to start tonight.

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--> ---> '''Vimes:''' I'm not in the habit of beating up prisoners, if that's what you're implying.
-->
implying.\\
'''Bashfulsson:''' Then I assume that you don't want to start tonight.
22nd May '14 4:02:04 PM JohnPrestwick
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-->'''[[spoiler:Vetinari]]:''' Sam Vimes once arrested ''me'' for treason... And Sam Vimes once arrested a [[spoiler:dragon]]. Sam Vimes stopped a war between nations by arresting ''two'' high commands. He's an arresting fellow, Sam Vimes. Sam Vimes killed a werewolf with his bare hands, and carries law with him, like a lamp... Watchmen across half the continent will say that Sam Vimes is as straight as an arrow, can't be corrupted, won't be turned, never took a bribe.

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-->'''[[spoiler:Vetinari]]:''' -->'''Vetinari:''' Sam Vimes once arrested ''me'' [[spoiler:''me'' for treason...treason]]... And Sam Vimes once arrested a [[spoiler:dragon]]. Sam Vimes stopped a war between nations by arresting ''two'' high commands. He's an arresting fellow, Sam Vimes. Sam Vimes killed a werewolf with his bare hands, and carries law with him, like a lamp... Watchmen across half the continent will say that Sam Vimes is as straight as an arrow, can't be corrupted, won't be turned, never took a bribe.
27th Jan '14 6:33:19 PM Bissek
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** An explanation: [[spoiler:Sam Vimes has been fighting the unstoppable influence of the Summoning Dark, a 10,000 year old quasi-demonic ''thing'' of pure vengeance, for the entire book. It's a substition that normally drives a mind into blind, bloody rage against the enemies of whoever invoked it, and he's been holding it at bay with his belief in law and justice. What finally motivates him to give in is that it's six o'clock, and at six o'clock every day he's at home reading ''That Is Not My Cow'' to his son. He then turns into a striding, screaming, vengeful maniac who fights his way alone through a crowd of heavily armed dwarfs[[note]]Heavily armed even for dwarfs. Flamethrowers and everything.[[/note]], until he reaches the Summoning Dark's true targets and... stops. Because Sam Vimes doesn't kill helpless cowering old men.]]

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** An explanation: [[spoiler:Sam Vimes has been fighting the unstoppable influence of the Summoning Dark, a 10,000 year old quasi-demonic ''thing'' of pure vengeance, for the entire book. It's a substition that normally drives a mind into blind, bloody rage against the enemies of whoever invoked it, and he's been holding it at bay with his belief in law and justice. What finally motivates him to give in is that it's six o'clock, and at six o'clock every day he's at home reading ''That Is Not ''Where's My Cow'' to his son. He then turns into a striding, screaming, vengeful maniac who fights his way alone through a crowd of heavily armed dwarfs[[note]]Heavily armed even for dwarfs. Flamethrowers and everything.[[/note]], until he reaches the Summoning Dark's true targets and... stops. Because Sam Vimes doesn't kill helpless cowering old men.]]
19th Jan '14 10:01:58 AM sabremeister
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** It has been repeatedly made clear that a dwarf without an ax is not a dwarf. Vimes, after a dwarf attack on his home and with every reason to hate dwarfs [[spoiler:and a 10000 year old quasi-demonic ''thing'' of pure vengeance riding in his head]] orders a group of dwarfs to disarm but still concedes one ax each. Grag Bashfullsson doesn't carry one. At the end of the book there is a "discussion" between Grags about how to be a dwarf.

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** It has been repeatedly made clear that a dwarf without an ax axe is not a dwarf. Vimes, after a dwarf attack on his home and with every reason to hate dwarfs [[spoiler:and a 10000 year old quasi-demonic ''thing'' of pure vengeance riding in his head]] orders a group of dwarfs to disarm but still concedes one ax axe each. Grag Bashfullsson doesn't carry one. At the end of the book there is a "discussion" between Grags about how to be a dwarf.



--> '''Grag Ardent:''' Why do you carry no ax?
--> '''Bashfullsson:''' I need no ax to be a dwarf. Nor do I need to hate trolls. What kind of creature defines itself by hatred?

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--> '''Grag Ardent:''' Why do you carry no ax?
axe?
--> '''Bashfullsson:''' I need no ax axe to be a dwarf. Nor do I need to hate trolls. What kind of creature defines itself by hatred?



--> '''Bashfullsson:''' It is like using an ax, but without the ax.

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--> '''Bashfullsson:''' It is like using an ax, axe, but without the ax.axe.
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