History Discworld / Eric

22nd Jun '17 7:43:56 PM PaulA
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* EternalRecurrence: Death watches the final end of the universe and is about to hang up his scythe when he notices matter spontaneously popping into existence and has a HereWeGoAgain realization.
1st May '17 6:27:52 AM Exxolon
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->''Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. Pity he's not very good at it. All he wants is three wishes granted. Nothing fancy - to be immortal, rule the world, have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him, the usual stuff. But instead of a tractable demon, he calls up Rincewind, probably the most incompetent wizard in the universe, and the extremely intractable and hostile form of travel accessory known as the Luggage. With them on his side, Eric's in for a ride through space and time that is bound to make him wish (quite fervently) again - this time that he'd never been born.''
24th Apr '17 8:27:29 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BilingualBonus: Lavaeolus' name is CanisLatinicus for "Rinser of Winds".
25th Mar '17 11:30:41 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* AccidentalHero: Eric had intended to summon a demon to grant his every wish. He ends up rescuing Rincewind from the Dungeon Dimensions instead.
15th Sep '16 4:53:51 PM RonnieR15
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* FeatheredSerpent: Quezovercoatl is depicted as a feathered boa, [[spoiler:he actually looks nothing like that]].
28th Dec '15 9:09:52 AM nighttrainfm
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28th Dec '15 9:09:33 AM nighttrainfm
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* PlaceBeyondTime: Gods and demons exist outside of time, and Astfgl travels to the heat death of the universe and back without too much difficulty. It's mentioned that in theory this should make them omniscient, but the universe is so huge and complicated that it's simpler for them to just pick a starting point and watch from there.
12th Oct '15 9:13:38 AM LBHills
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This was the last Discworld novel to feature Rincewind (a character whom Terry Pratchett somewhat dislikes, though the fans like him) until the retrospective ''Discworld/InterestingTimes''. It is also the last to feature the early conception of Unseen University, with the staff changing with each book thanks to the wizards' practice of KlingonPromotion.

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This was the last Discworld novel to feature Rincewind (a character whom Terry Pratchett somewhat dislikes, wasn't all that fond of writing, though the fans like him) until the retrospective ''Discworld/InterestingTimes''. It is also the last to feature the early conception of Unseen University, with the staff changing with each book thanks to the wizards' practice of KlingonPromotion.
6th Aug '15 2:13:45 AM Medinoc
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Sometimes counted as the ninth ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel, although this is where numbering gets tricky as some prefer to count ''Eric'' as a special. It's shorter than most Discworld novels, was published by a different publisher, and was originally intended to be an illustrated work. The title is officially simply ''Eric'', but on most covers it is preceded by the struck-through title ''Faust'', a reference to how the title character is a [[TwiceToldTale parody]] of ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus''.

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Sometimes counted as the ninth ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel, although this is where numbering gets tricky as some prefer to count ''Eric'' ''[[strike:Faust]] Eric'' as a special. It's shorter than most Discworld novels, was published by a different publisher, and was originally intended to be an illustrated work. The title is officially simply ''Eric'', but on most covers it is preceded by the struck-through title ''Faust'', a reference to how the title character is a [[TwiceToldTale parody]] of ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus''.
1st Aug '15 6:51:38 PM Jeduthun
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* Parody: As well as the titular parody of ''Literature/{{Faust}}'', the sequence in Tsort mercilessly sends up UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.

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* Parody: {{Parody}}: As well as the titular parody of ''Literature/{{Faust}}'', the sequence in Tsort mercilessly sends up UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.
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