History Discworld / GoingPostal

7th Sep '16 10:42:22 PM NanoMoose
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* AssholeVictim: Discussed; Moist believes himself to be a decent person because the only people he pulled his cons on were those who "deserved it". Mr. Pump, however, points out that assholes, when they lose something, tend to recover their losses by taking it from other people as well -- and ''they'' usually aren't as fussy about whether the people they're taking it from deserve it or not:

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* AssholeVictim: Discussed; Moist believes himself to be a decent person because the only people he pulled his cons on were those who "deserved it". Mr. Pump, however, points out that assholes, when they lose something, tend to recover their losses by taking it from other people as well -- and ''they'' usually assholes aren't as usually fussy about whether the people they're taking it from deserve it or not:it.
28th Aug '16 2:43:46 AM foxley
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* CutleryEscapeAid: Moist von Lipwig manages to secrete a spoon in his cell, which he uses to gradually chip away at the ancient mortar around one of the blocks in the wall. He finishes on the night before he's due to be hanged, only to find a freshly mortared block right behind it, with a shiny new spoon in the gap. Apparently the jailers regard false hope as a healthy prisoner activity.
26th Aug '16 4:03:40 PM Generality
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An adaptation aired on SkyOne on May 30 2010.

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An adaptation aired on SkyOne Creator/{{Sky}} One on May 30 2010.
24th Aug '16 3:35:03 PM sadiebird
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---> 'Oh.' Miss Maccalariat hesitated, and then remembered herself. 'Er, in that case . . . perhaps a teensy bit quieter, then?' 'Certainly, Miss Maccalariat,' said Moist obediently. 'And perhaps not the K-word?' 'No, Miss Maccalariat.' 'And also not the L-word, the T-word, both of the S-words, the V-word and the Y-word.' 'Just as you say, Miss Maccalariat.' '“Murdering conniving bastard of a weasel” was acceptable, however.' 'I shall remember that, Miss Maccalariat.'
24th Aug '16 3:06:37 PM sadiebird
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Despite the complete incompetence of the existing Post staff [[note]](Stanley Howler, a slightly deranged boy obsessed with pins, and Tolliver Groat, an old man who believes very strongly in his homemade medicines)[[/note]], Moist manages to begin rebuilding the Post Office via the application of a liberal helping of RefugeInAudacity. It helps that the Grand Trunk clacks system [[note]](a semaphore tower chain which allows messages to be transmitted great distances very quickly_[[/note]] is under new management, a gang of voracious corporate backstabbers who are running it into the ground. Moist's rivalry with Reacher Gilt, the leader of the corporate moneygrubbers, and his budding romance with Adora Belle Dearheart [[note]](a cynical, chain-smoking young woman who has been known to drive her spike-heeled shoes through people's feet when provoked)[[/note]] provide a bit of backdrop as Moist essentially invents a new system of currency [[note]](by introducing stamps, which people start to use instead of coins)[[/note]], single-handedly restores the Ankh-Morpork Post Office, rescues a cat (and two men) from a burning building, summons divine intervention, and exposes the crooked dealings of Gilt and his accomplices to the world.

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Despite the complete incompetence of the existing Post staff [[note]](Stanley Howler, a slightly deranged boy obsessed with pins, and Tolliver Groat, an old man who believes very strongly in his homemade medicines)[[/note]], Moist manages to begin rebuilding the Post Office via the application of a liberal helping of RefugeInAudacity. It helps that the Grand Trunk clacks system [[note]](a semaphore tower chain which allows messages to be transmitted great distances very quickly_[[/note]] quickly)[[/note]] is under new management, a gang of voracious corporate backstabbers who are running it into the ground. Moist's rivalry with Reacher Gilt, the leader of the corporate moneygrubbers, and his budding romance with Adora Belle Dearheart [[note]](a cynical, chain-smoking young woman who has been known to drive her spike-heeled shoes through people's feet when provoked)[[/note]] provide a bit of backdrop as Moist essentially invents a new system of currency [[note]](by introducing stamps, which people start to use instead of coins)[[/note]], single-handedly restores the Ankh-Morpork Post Office, rescues a cat (and two men) from a burning building, summons divine intervention, and exposes the crooked dealings of Gilt and his accomplices to the world.
6th Aug '16 3:20:27 AM Andyroid
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** Early on, Moist notes how people assume someone with a firm handshake and a steady gaze is honest, and how easy those are to fake. When Moist meets Reacher Gilt, he sees right through Gilt's facade by recognizing the man as having the firm handshake and steady gaze of a ConsummateLiar who's practiced for years.
3rd Aug '16 4:12:12 AM Ulysses21
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* AerithAndBob: The main characters in this book are Moist von Lipvig, Adora Belle Dearheart, Reacher Gilt, Tolliver Groat and... Stanley.
24th Jul '16 10:28:21 AM sabremeister
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* StressVomit: After Moist von Lipwig kills an assassin in self defense, the text notes that it would be the perfect time for a BondOneLiner. Instead, Moist just becomes noisily sick.

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* StressVomit: After Moist von Lipwig kills an assassin in self defense, defence, the text notes that it would be the perfect time for a BondOneLiner. Instead, Moist just becomes noisily sick.



* TitleDrop: Notably, this is the only book in the main ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' series yet to avert this.

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* TitleDrop: Notably, this is the only book in the main ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' series yet to avert this.
24th Jul '16 10:24:49 AM sabremeister
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* SlaveToPR: A concept taken from several previews books (''Witches Abroad'', ''Jingo'', ''Carpe Jugulum'') but explained and taken to its logical breaking point. ''Everybody'' is governed by their appearances and expectatives [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality (by the force of narrativium]]), from the [[MagnificentBastard Patrician]] down to bar brawlers. As explained by Moist.

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* SlaveToPR: A concept taken from several previews previous books (''Witches Abroad'', ''Jingo'', ''Carpe Jugulum'') but explained and taken to its logical breaking point. ''Everybody'' is governed by their appearances and expectatives [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality (by the force of narrativium]]), from the [[MagnificentBastard Patrician]] down to bar brawlers. As explained by Moist.
24th Jul '16 9:52:27 AM sabremeister
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* AllNaturalSnakeOil: The logic, such as it is, behind Tolliver Groat's homemade medicines, which are made from all-natural ingredients such as [[StuffBlowingUp sulfur, saltpetre, charcoal]], arsenic, and dead voles. Amazingly, the doctor who examined him found him to be in remarkably good health--possibly indestructible. He was just absolutely disgusting (since he doesn't believe in bathing). And his hairpiece tried to make a break for it. They also had to surgically remove his pants, which were then field-detonated.

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* AllNaturalSnakeOil: The logic, such as it is, behind Tolliver Groat's homemade medicines, which are made from all-natural ingredients such as [[StuffBlowingUp sulfur, sulphur, saltpetre, charcoal]], arsenic, and dead voles. Amazingly, the doctor who examined him found him to be in remarkably good health--possibly indestructible. He was just absolutely disgusting (since he doesn't believe in bathing). And his hairpiece tried to make a break for it. They also had to surgically remove his pants, which were then field-detonated.
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