History Discworld / FeetofClay

21st Oct '17 11:23:43 AM Lullabee
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* PlayingSick: [[spoiler:Vetinari figures out how he's being poisoned before Vimes does, but he figures it's still useful to have Vimes keep investigating, so he doesn't tell Vimes that he's already solved it and pretends he's still being poisoned.]]
30th Sep '17 7:38:04 AM Thande
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* InspiredBy: The poisoning method was likely inspired by the 1928 ''Literature/DrThorndyke''story ''As A Thief In The Night'', which uses an identical means of administering arsenic - though in that case it is discovered using forensic methods (which Vimes thinks little of in this story, and there is even an in-joke where the Watch thinks two separate pieces of evidence won't tell them much because they're covered in all these greasy fingerprints...)
5th Sep '17 6:43:10 PM LadyJafaria
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* MessOnAPlate: The takeaway that Vimes gets for Vetinari. Vetinari awkwardly stabs at it and asks Vimes if he's sure someone hasn't already eaten it.
22nd Aug '17 1:42:23 AM Azaram
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** "Undead or Alive, You're Coming With Me" and "Somewhere There Is A Crime Happening" from ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}''.

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** "Undead or Alive, You're Coming With Me" and "Somewhere There Is A Crime Happening" from ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}''. [[spoiler:So was Meshugah being driven insane by all the contradicting commands on his chem.]]
21st Jul '17 8:31:25 AM lakingsif
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* LuxuriousLiquor: Nobby Nobbs (who's [[spoiler: been set up as]] the King of Ankh-Morpork) is invited to a party and then to a smoking room, where he swills the brandy like beer.
1st Jul '17 9:39:22 AM Bissek
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* FantasticRacism: Cheery towards werewolves, and Angua towards golems (said to be the 'hatred of the undead for the unalive'). Dragon towards werewolves, or at least the idea of them having kids with humans.

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* FantasticRacism: Cheery towards werewolves, and Angua towards golems (said to be the 'hatred of the undead for the unalive'). Dragon towards werewolves, or at least the idea of them having kids with humans. This book also introduces Vimes' distaste for vampires (which ''Carrot'' had held in the previous Watch book).
22nd Jun '17 1:06:01 AM PaulA
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* MuggingTheMonster: Enforcers from the Ratcatchers' Guild occasionally get the idea that it would be easy to persuade a tiny fellow like Wee Mad Arthur to start paying dues to the guild. They generally end up with broken kneecaps if they're lucky.
18th Jun '17 8:07:59 PM PaulA
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* TheChosenZero: Nobby Nobbs is [[spoiler:almost certainly falsely]] revealed to be the Earl of Ankh and the successor to the throne of Ankh-Morpork. The rich and powerful citizens who want to dispose of Lord Vetinari see Nobby's claim to the throne as a stroke of luck (he is a useful idiot and will make a good puppet ruler). The nobility of Ankh-Morpork couldn't accept Carrot because he was intelligent and a good person. The BigBad couldn't accept Carrot because he's dating a werewolf. And Nobby wouldn't accept the job because "Vimes'd go ''spare''!"
10th Jun '17 4:43:08 AM Ciara25
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: What makes Vimes ''really'' angry is that the villain doesn't even know or care who the victims, Mrs Easy and her child, were, because they weren't "important". Carrot shares Vimes' feelings, while being [[TheFettered more restrained]] in showing them.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: What makes Vimes ''really'' angry is that the villain doesn't even know or care who the victims, Mrs Easy and her child, grandson, were, because they weren't "important". Carrot shares Vimes' feelings, while being [[TheFettered more restrained]] in showing them.
24th May '17 11:34:31 AM HighCrate
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* GenreSavvy: The moment Nobby Nobbs hears about a plan by certain nobles to put him on the throne he realizes it'll end with his head getting cut off (probably by Vimes) and jumps out a window.
--> '''Nobby''': Mr Vimes'll go spare! He'll go ''spare!''
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