History Discworld / EqualRites

4th Dec '16 11:49:13 PM Xtifr
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'''''Equal Rites''''' is the third ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' novel. This was the first to demonstrate the series was not simply about Rincewind, instead shifting to new locations and a new set of characters. It is the first book in the "witches series", although the setting is only half-formed. Pratchett himself noted later on that the Granny Weatherwax that features here is a much more limited character than the one that appears in fully crafted form by ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies''.

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'''''Equal Rites''''' ''Equal Rites'' is the third ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' novel. This was the first to demonstrate the series was not simply about Rincewind, instead shifting to new locations and a new set of characters. It is the first book in the "witches series", although the setting is only half-formed. Pratchett himself noted later on that the Granny Weatherwax that features here is a much more limited character than the one that appears in fully crafted form by ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies''.
23rd Oct '16 6:48:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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* HypocriticalHumour: At a couple of points, Granny Weatherwax disdains wizards because of their arrogant certainty that their way of doing magic is the best and only ''real'' way of doing magic. This, it must be said, is not a million miles away from Granny's own views on the subject of witches and their way of doing magic.
14th Jul '16 9:48:34 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* WizardDuel: Wizard-vs.-witch duel in this case. It was interrupted by the arrival of the Things from the Dungeon Dimensions.

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* WizardDuel: Wizard-vs.-witch duel in this case. It was interrupted by the arrival of the Things from the Dungeon Dimensions. Up until then they were apparently evenly matched; both seemed rather embarrassed about it after the fact, since it was completely pointless.
14th Jul '16 9:43:01 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As early as her second appearance in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', this portrayal of Granny Weatherwax was almost as big an inconsistancy as the infamous first appearance of the Patrician in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As early as her second appearance in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', this portrayal of Granny Weatherwax was almost as big an inconsistancy as the infamous first appearance of the Patrician in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''. It's finally established in ''{{Discworld/Maskerade}}'' that she tried to pretend the whole thing never happened out of embarrassment, to the point that even Nanny didn't know about most of it.
24th May '16 12:05:56 PM Chabal2
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* ToThePain: How Granny threatens the staff into compliance, as she avoided damaging it while Esk was still alive. If she dies due to the staff refusing to help...
--> 'You were saved from the fire once, because you could pass the hurt on to her. Next time it won't be the fire.'\\
[[SoftspokenSadist Her voice sank to a whiplash whisper.]]\\
'First it'll be the spokeshave. and then the sandpaper, and the auger, and the whittling knife-\\
'I say, steady on,' said Cutangle, his eyes watering.\\
'- and what's left I'll stake out in the woods for the fungus and the woodlice and the beetles. It could take ''years''.'
17th Jul '15 11:28:29 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As early as her second appearance in ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'', this portrayal of Granny Weatherwax was almost as big an inconsistancy as the infamous first appearance of the Patrician in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''.
19th Jun '15 6:37:32 PM Vandegraff1
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** At one point, Granny is mixing a potion for the wife of a glassblower she refers to as "Mr. Once-A-Month." The instructions she sends include wearing loose clothing and making absolutely sure that no one will visit.

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** At one point, Granny is mixing a potion for the wife of a glassblower she refers to as "Mr. Once-A-Month.Once-A-Fortnight." The instructions she sends include wearing loose clothing and making absolutely sure that no one will visit.
8th Jun '15 2:05:05 PM SharleeD
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* InnSecurity: The proprietors of the Fiddler's Riddle invite Esk to stay with them gratis, but only so they can try to steal her staff. Luckily, although Esk isn't world-wise enough to discern their bad intentions, the staff itself isn't having any of it.
8th Jun '15 1:59:18 PM SharleeD
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* ThanksForTheMammary: Cutangle accidentally grabs Granny Weatherwax in this fashion while riding behind her on a broomstick. He apologizes profusely. And then, after some thought, she reminds him that he really ought to move his hands elsewhere.
8th Jun '15 9:14:59 AM SharleeD
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* DrosteImage: Simon conjures an image of the Discworld to demonstrate his talent upon arrival at UU. It expands to show a tiny image of himself, which is conjuring a tiny image of the Discworld, which contains a tiny image of himself, etc.
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