History Discworld / AHatFullOfSky

8th Jun '16 5:26:51 AM AgProv
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* {{Homage}]: The Hiver shares many characteristics with the Brollochan, a similar possessing spirit depending for its sensory input on forcibly occupying the bodies of living things, in Creator/AlanGarner's ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath''.

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* {{Homage}]: {{Homage}}: The Hiver shares many characteristics with the Brollochan, a similar possessing spirit depending for its sensory input on forcibly occupying the bodies of living things, in Creator/AlanGarner's ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath''.
8th Jun '16 5:26:12 AM AgProv
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* {{Homage}]: The Hiver shares many characteristics with the Brollochan, a similar possessing spirit depending for its sensory input on forcibly occupying the bodies of living things, in Creator/AlanGarner's ''Literature/TheMoonOfGomrath''.



* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Near the end of the book, Tiffany finally gets around to chiding Annagramma for abusing the word "literally".

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* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Near the end of the book, Tiffany finally gets around to chiding Annagramma for abusing the word "literally".
16th Jan '16 4:44:20 PM Sharlee
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* MonsterShapedMountain: [[spoiler: Tiffany ''is'' the Downs inside her own mind.]]
2nd Sep '15 9:18:58 AM LaStella
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** Played for laughs; this is how humans (or "bigjobs") treat the Feegles when they are disguised in human clothes so they can rescue Tiffany.

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** Played for laughs; PlayedForLaughs: this is how humans (or "bigjobs") treat the Feegles when they are disguised in human clothes so they can rescue Tiffany.
29th Jul '15 11:08:32 AM Cykuta
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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Or of Witchcraft, oddly. At the Witch Trials there's scores of witches present, and when something bad happens they all shout, rush about and don't do anything useful at all.
29th Jun '15 7:05:20 AM Vandegraff1
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* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: [[spoiler:Quite literally. At the end, Tiffany has to help the Hiver find its way into Death.]]

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* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: [[spoiler:Quite literally. At the end, Tiffany has to help the Hiver find its way into Death.hiver learn how to die.]]



* WaxingLyrical: Rob Anybody's complaint when the Feegles are pretending to be a human -- "I talk to my knees but they dinna listen to me." -- is almost but not quite the first line of a famous song from ''Theatre/PaintYourWagon''. The fact that the song is completely inappropriate to the context just makes it funnier.

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* WaxingLyrical: Rob Anybody's complaint when the Feegles are pretending to be a human -- "I human--"I talk to my knees but they dinna listen to me." -- is "--is almost but not quite the first line of a famous song from ''Theatre/PaintYourWagon''. The fact that the song is completely inappropriate to the context just makes it funnier.
29th Jun '15 7:02:46 AM Vandegraff1
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* HealingHerb: Played for laughs. Tiffany learns the Doctrine of Signatures from Miss Level, based on a real-life medieval idea that God placed a "signature" on every plant that indicated its medical use, to those who could read it properly. This being Discworld, the signatures are literal, and with a very close magnifying class you can read them on the stems. Sadly, plants are terrible spellers, but Miss Level has worked out a great many cures this way, such as goldenrod being good for jaundice, which turns skin yellow.

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* HealingHerb: Played for laughs. Tiffany learns the Doctrine of Signatures from Miss Level, based on a real-life medieval idea that God placed a "signature" on every plant that indicated its medical use, to those who could read it properly. This being Discworld, the signatures are literal, and with a very close special magnifying class glass, you can read them on the stems. Sadly, plants are terrible spellers, but Miss Level has worked out a great many cures this way, such as goldenrod being good for jaundice, which turns skin yellow.
29th Jun '15 7:01:47 AM Vandegraff1
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* DubInducedPlotHole: The German translator translated the strong Scottish dialect of the Wee Free Men as perfectly fine high German. Since the second book begins with a glossary the same has been omitted from the German translation, safe for a short paragraph about the special sheel linement, as well as a short sentence containing a new pun that wasn't there in the original.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: The German translator translated the strong Scottish dialect of the Wee Free Men as perfectly fine high German. Since the second book begins with a glossary the same has been omitted from the German translation, safe for a short paragraph about the special sheel linement, Special Sheep Liniment, as well as a short sentence containing a new pun that wasn't there in the original.
29th Jun '15 7:01:11 AM Vandegraff1
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* DramaticNecklaceRemoval: Tiffany rips off her Horse necklace. It later reappears on her neck with no explanation.

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* DramaticNecklaceRemoval: Tiffany rips off her Horse necklace.necklace to add it to a shamble. It later reappears on her neck with no explanation.
3rd Jun '15 3:41:08 AM NanoMoose
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* BadassCape: Deconstructed; The sheer, shimmering, midnight-black cape that hiver-Tiffany acquires from Zakzak can billow and flutter dramatically like nobody's business, but it's completely useless for keeping you warm and dry, and far too fragile for a ''working'' witch to wear.

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* BadassCape: Deconstructed; The the sheer, shimmering, midnight-black cape that hiver-Tiffany acquires from Zakzak can billow and flutter dramatically like nobody's business, but it's completely useless for keeping you warm and dry, and far too fragile for a ''working'' witch to wear.



* DubInducedPlotHole: The German translator translated the strong scottish dialect of the Wee Free Men as perfectly fine high German. Since the second book begins with a glossary the same has been omitted from the German translation, safe for a short paragraph about the special sheel linement, as well as a short sentence containing a new pun that wasn't there in the original.
* EldritchAbomination: The hiver has been around practically since the universe began. It was aware of everything at once in its natural form. The universe was a ''much'' smaller place back then, but the hiver ''still sees and hears everything.'' This is, suffice to say, traumatic, and so it [[GrandTheftMe hops into living minds.]] It gains some degree of insulation against the quantity of the universe, and in exchange it allows its victim to essentially act as pure id. It is better at being you than you are.

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* DubInducedPlotHole: The German translator translated the strong scottish Scottish dialect of the Wee Free Men as perfectly fine high German. Since the second book begins with a glossary the same has been omitted from the German translation, safe for a short paragraph about the special sheel linement, as well as a short sentence containing a new pun that wasn't there in the original.
* EldritchAbomination: The hiver has been around practically since the universe began. It was aware of everything at once in its natural form. The universe was a ''much'' smaller place back then, but the hiver ''still sees and hears everything.'' This is, suffice to say, traumatic, and so it [[GrandTheftMe hops into living minds.]] minds]], which have much smaller, weaker senses. It gains some degree of insulation against the quantity of the universe, and in exchange it allows its victim to essentially act as pure id. It is better at being you than you are.



* [[FancyFrenchName It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY]] : Mrs Earwig - sorry, Ah-wij.
* ForeShadowing: ''When I am old, Discworld/IShallWearMidnight.''

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* [[FancyFrenchName It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY]] : Tro-PAY]]: Mrs Earwig - sorry, Ah-wij.
* ForeShadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: ''When I am old, Discworld/IShallWearMidnight.''



-->Rob: "'tis a heavy thing, ta be under a geas."
-->Wullie: "Well, they're big birds."

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-->Rob: "'tis -->'''Rob:''' 'Tis a heavy thing, ta be under a geas."
-->Wullie: "Well,
geas.
-->'''Wullie:''' Well,
they're big birds."



* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler:The hiver's only emotion, as it turns out, is fear; it describes its entire existence as an AndIMustScream situation after it becomes self-aware. It also doesn't actually want to hurt its hosts, it just grants all their darker wishes without actual care to self-preservation.]]

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* NonMaliciousMonster: [[spoiler:The hiver's only emotion, as it turns out, is fear; it describes its entire existence as an AndIMustScream situation after it becomes self-aware. It also doesn't actually want to hurt its hosts, it just grants all their darker wishes without actual care hidden desires, unable to understand ''why'' they're hidden, and with no regard for self-preservation.]]



-->"Um . . . that was very kind of you," said Tiffany, but her treacherous Second Thoughts thought: And what would you have done if it had attacked us? She had a momentary picture of Petulia standing in front of some horrible raging thing, but it wasn't as funny as she'd first thought. Petulia ''would'' stand in front of it, shaking with terror, her useless amulets clattering, scared almost out of her mind . . . but not backing away. She'd thought there might be people facing something horrible here, and she'd come ''anyway''.
* SingleMindedTwins / SplitAtBirth: Ms Level is a single person with two bodies. Notably the feegles are unfazed by this: aparently they once visited a world where everyone had five bodies each, specialized for different jobs.

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-->"Um . . . -->"Um...that was very kind of you," said Tiffany, but her treacherous Second Thoughts thought: And what would you have done if it had attacked us? She had a momentary picture of Petulia standing in front of some horrible raging thing, but it wasn't as funny as she'd first thought. Petulia ''would'' stand in front of it, shaking with terror, her useless amulets clattering, scared almost out of her mind . . . mind...but not backing away. She'd thought there might be people facing something horrible here, and she'd come ''anyway''.
* SingleMindedTwins / SplitAtBirth: SingleMindedTwins[=/=]SplitAtBirth: Ms Level is a single person with two bodies. Notably the feegles are unfazed by this: aparently apparently they once visited a world where everyone had five bodies each, specialized for different jobs.



* TakeThatCritics: Annagramma's completely wrongheaded criticism of Miss Level ("A complete amateur. Hasn't really got a clue.") is a paraphrase of the critic Tom Paulin, who once said of Pterry: ''"A complete amateur... doesn't even write in chapters... hasn't a clue."''

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* TakeThatCritics: Annagramma's completely wrongheaded criticism of Miss Level ("A complete amateur. Hasn't really got a clue.") is a paraphrase of the critic Tom Paulin, who once said of Pterry: ''"A complete amateur... doesn't even write in chapters... hasn't a clue."''"'' The latter is often printed on the covers of Pterry's books, usually under a large number of rave reviews.
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