History Discworld / FeetofClay

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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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.]]
19th Jun '16 7:28:45 AM PaulA
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* RevealingReflection: Vimes sees an assassin's attack coming in his shaving mirror in time to dodge. It's hinted that the mirror's design and placement have been carefully chosen to facilitate this.
27th May '16 11:34:42 PM Chabal2
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** Lady Selachii's son is mentioned as having difficulty with telling "no" and "yes, please" apart, alongside Lord Rust's shooting servants for getting his shoes mixed up.



--->I, after hearing evidence from a number of experts, including Mrs. Slipdry the midwife, certify that the balance of probability is that the bearer of this document, C. W. St. John Nobbs, is a human being.\\

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--->I, ---> I, after hearing evidence from a number of experts, including Mrs. Slipdry the midwife, certify that the balance of probability is that the bearer of this document, C. W. St. John Nobbs, is a human being.\\



** A twofer: Carrot tastes some white powder in a bag, a practice which has been discontinued ever since Flint's misadventure (see FingertipDrugAnalysis), and Igneous first helps the watch to keep them away from hollowed-out statues. The second time the Watch visit, Sergeant Detritus is with them, and he immediately asks about the statues, whoops, he's broken one, hey what's this powdery stuff in it wurble wurble sclup.



* CantUseStairs: The Golem King. Golems are invulnerable unstoppable robotic killing machines created by an alchemical marriage of magic and pottery. There is just one drawback: they are far too heavy for a normal set of stairs to take without [[FloorboardFailure collapsing]].

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* CantUseStairs: The Golem King. Golems are invulnerable unstoppable robotic killing machines created by an alchemical marriage of magic and pottery. There is just one drawback: they are far too heavy for a normal set of stairs to take without it [[FloorboardFailure collapsing]].



* DissonantSerenity: The golems are just as inexpressive when they [[spoiler:commit suicide]] as when they work.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Inverted, in that [[spoiler:Dragon is as horrified as the priests that Dorfl can speak.]]



** Carrot finds Sock's wording of Dorfl's bill of sale interesting. Carrot, for whom WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma was named.



* InsubstantialIngredients: Dipping candles in holy water and evaporating the water leaves behind the holy... supposedly.



** [[spoiler:Meshugah, the golem king]], is described as being incompletely fired - "half-baked" being an expression meaning ill-conceived or incompletely carried out
** [[spoiler:Meshugah also means crazy in Yiddish & Hebrew]]

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** [[spoiler:Meshugah, the golem king]], is described as being incompletely fired - "half-baked" being an expression meaning ill-conceived or incompletely carried out
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** [[spoiler:Meshugah also means crazy in Yiddish & Hebrew]]Hebrew]].
19th May '16 5:38:53 AM portraitinflesh42
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** Vetinari's sketch of a figure made up of hundreds of smaller humans is a reference to Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan".
3rd May '16 12:57:05 AM erforce
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** According to WordOfGod, the climatic scene in the candle factory was inspired by the end of ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator 2]]''.

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** According to WordOfGod, the climatic scene in the candle factory was inspired by the end of ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]''.
7th Apr '16 3:03:02 AM morenohijazo
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* BornOfMagic: {{Golems}} in the Discworld are humanoids made of clay, who are given life by means of a ''chem'', a magical script, inserted into the head. At the time of this book, the secret of making new ones is almost lost, known only to a dwindling band of priests of an obscure, dying, religion. But suddenly a new one arises. with an improperly written chem...
27th Dec '15 1:59:31 PM nombretomado
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** ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'': "We can rebuild him. We have the pottery."

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** ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'': ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'': "We can rebuild him. We have the pottery."
11th Dec '15 10:56:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** [[spoiler:Meshugah, the golem king]], is described as being incompletely fired - "half-baked" being a British English expression meaning ill-conceived or incompletely carried out

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** [[spoiler:Meshugah, the golem king]], is described as being incompletely fired - "half-baked" being a British English an expression meaning ill-conceived or incompletely carried out
26th Oct '15 4:24:47 AM Andyroid
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Nobby eventually ''[[SuperWindowJump leaps out a window]]'' when [[spoiler: the nobles offer to make him the new king of Ankh-Morpork.]]



** Biers is a pun on ''{{Cheers}}''.

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** Biers is a pun on ''{{Cheers}}''.''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
25th Oct '15 8:28:44 AM Discar
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** From Nobby's very first introduction in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', it's been said that he carries around paperwork confirming his humanity, though several people have questioned whether or not it's forged. We finally get to see it when Nobby needs to get into a party.
--->I, after hearing evidence from a number of experts, including Mrs. Slipdry the midwife, certify that the balance of probability is that the bearer of this document, C. W. St. John Nobbs, is a human being.\\
Signed, Lord Vetinari.
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