History Discworld / FeetofClay

4th Aug '16 1:58:50 PM Lullabee
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* InsultBackfire: Played with: Vetinari points out Vimes' "nasty suspicious mind", which Vimes takes as a compliment. It clearly was, especially coming from someone who's lasted years as the tyrant of Ankh-Morpork without getting successfully assassinated yet. Vetinari also says Vimes has "the mind of a true policeman", and implies he didn't mean it as a compliment even though Vimes takes it as one.

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* InsultBackfire: Played with: Vetinari points out Vimes' "nasty suspicious mind", which Vimes takes as a compliment. It clearly was, is, especially coming from someone considering who's lasted years as the tyrant of Ankh-Morpork without getting successfully assassinated yet.saying it. Vetinari also says Vimes has "the mind of a true policeman", and implies he didn't mean it as a compliment even though Vimes takes it as one.
4th Aug '16 12:44:07 PM Lullabee
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* InsultBackfire: Played with: Vetinari points out Vimes' "nasty suspicious mind", which Vimes takes as a compliment. It clearly was, especially coming from someone who's lasted years as the tyrant of Ankh-Morpork without getting successfully assassinated yet. Vetinari also says Vimes has "the mind of a true policeman", and implies he didn't mean it as a compliment even though Vimes takes it as one.
23rd Jul '16 9:50:15 AM sabremeister
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** The defunct Vimes family coat-of-arms incorporates a crown with a sword running through it, and a bundle of wood with an ax embedded in it. [[spoiler: Nobby rejects his proffered "kingship" in a blind panic at the thought of Vimes cutting his head off, and the unseen discussion in the Rats Chamber between Vimes and the conspirators ends with an ax buried in the table.]]

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** The defunct Vimes family coat-of-arms incorporates a crown with a sword running through it, and a bundle of wood with an ax embedded axe bundled in it. [[spoiler: Nobby rejects his proffered "kingship" in a blind panic at the thought of Vimes cutting his head off, and the unseen discussion in the Rats Chamber between Vimes and the conspirators ends with an ax axe buried in the table.]]
19th Jul '16 7:44:38 AM PaulA
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* BaitAndSwitch: Vimes reminisces about the old days when policing was mostly about watchmen and thieves locked in hot pursuit -- and notes with pride that the thieves never caught him.



** Mad Lord Snapcase, who was the Patrician before Vetinari, apparently appointed a horse as one of his advisors, like the TropeNamer. It is pointed out that said horse was still a better official than the other city councilors at that point: a pile of sand and three people who had been beheaded.

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** Mad Lord Snapcase, who was the Patrician before Vetinari, apparently appointed a horse as one of his advisors, like the TropeNamer. It is pointed out that said horse was still a better official than the other city councilors at that point: a vase of flowers, a pile of sand and three people who had been beheaded.


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* CrashingDreams: Vimes dreams of marching golems, and the thumping of their feet turns into the thumping of someone knocking on the door.
19th Jul '16 6:45:37 AM Sharlee
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* CurseCutShort: Dorfl interrupts just before Vimes can offer the priests an alternative definition of "gross profanity".

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* CurseCutShort: Dorfl interrupts just before Vimes can offer demonstrate to the priests an alternative definition of "gross profanity".
19th Jul '16 6:42:39 AM Sharlee
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* CurseCutShort: Dorfl interrupts just before Vimes can offer the priests an alternative definition of "gross profanity".
19th Jul '16 6:17:48 AM Sharlee
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** Cheery's laboratory space in Pseudopolis Yard is an unused bathroom, for which she scrounges coffee cups and jars for beakers. The first forensic lab at Scotland Yard was nearly as strapped for supplies, and situated in a disused attic.
30th Jun '16 9:18:56 AM PaulA
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* NamesakeGag: There's a footnote about people with weapons named after them, and how they attract rumours that they were killed by their namesakes, beginning with the more-or-less historical Joseph Guillotin and ending with William Blunt-Instrument.
28th Jun '16 9:52:40 AM PaulA
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* VomitingCop: Cherry Littlebottom, the first time she has to attend a murder scene.
21st Jun '16 8:34:20 AM nighttrainfm
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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:The golem king was driven insane by too many words (hopes, expectations, directions) put in his head by his creators, many of which were mutually exclusive. Averted by Dorfl, who has only one directive]].

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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[spoiler:The golem king was driven insane by too many words (hopes, expectations, directions) put in his head by his creators, many of which were mutually exclusive. Averted by Dorfl, who has only one directive]].directive.]]



* MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial: Male and female dwarfs are hard to tell apart, even by other dwarfs, so they're all assumed to be male by default. Cheery is referred to as "he" until she starts reclaiming her femaleness, and she does so by adopting TertiarySexualCharacteristics, such as nail polish and lipstick. It happens with golems too in a subtler way: When Dorfl starts being seen as a person rather than as a thing, "[[Main/ItIsDehumanizing it]]" segues into "he" as if it were only natural.

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* MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial: MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial:
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Male and female dwarfs are hard to tell apart, even by other dwarfs, so they're all assumed to be male by default. Cheery is referred to as "he" until she starts reclaiming her femaleness, and she does so by adopting TertiarySexualCharacteristics, such as nail polish and lipstick.
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It happens with golems too in a subtler way: When Dorfl starts being seen as a person rather than as a thing, "[[Main/ItIsDehumanizing it]]" segues into "he" as if it were only natural.natural.
* MotiveMisidentification: Vimes assumes the conspirators want to sideline Carrot because he really is as righteous as the legends say, and such a King might make things awkward for the city's over-privileged. [[spoiler: Dragon King of Arms actually doesn't want his relationship with Angua to "pollute" the bloodline.]]
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