History Discworld / GoingPostal

19th Feb '18 1:03:06 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* InstantExpert: Subverted; Moist has carefully honed the skill of very rapidly learning just enough about a topic to fake being an expert to non-experts and pass as a less knowledgeable enthusiast to experts who don't ask too many questions.
9th Feb '18 8:33:48 PM isoycrazy
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* IDieFree: [[spoiler:Anghammarad. Later, Reacher Gilt (possibly) takes this trope to its logical conclusion by choosing death over a government job.]]

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* IDieFree: [[spoiler:Anghammarad. IDieFree:
** [[spoiler:Anghammarad]]. It is in his death does he find himself free of all orders, commands, and duties. He can simply sit and do nothing if it is his choice and he chooses to do just that.
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Later, Reacher [[spoiler:Reacher Gilt (possibly) (possibly)]] takes this trope to its logical conclusion by choosing death over a government job.]]
9th Feb '18 6:43:15 AM Chabal2
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* ContemptCrossfire: Gilt and Vetinari exchange a look after UpperClassTwit Horsefry (one of the clacks executives) demonstrates his crass ignorance of Thud (used to demonstrate that SmartPeoplePlayChess):
--> "Gilt and Vetinari shared a look. It said: While I loathe you and every aspect of your personal philosophy to a depth unplumbable by any line, I'll credit you at least with not being Crispin Horsefry."
20th Jan '18 9:47:39 PM LadyJafaria
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** Also, the movie's tagline is "A Tale of Love and Revenge...And Stamps."
15th Jan '18 11:36:47 AM Geoduck
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** Played with in typical Pratchett style with Moist's own plan for defeating Gilt as Moist admits it is an EvilPlan too, just he is going to use it in the cause of good. And given that they're {{Evil Counterpart}}s they could have switched places

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** Played with in typical Pratchett style with Moist's own plan for defeating Gilt as Moist admits it is an EvilPlan too, just he is going to use it in the cause of good. And given that they're {{Evil Counterpart}}s they could have switched placesplaces.
* ExactWords: The offer that Ventinari makes to [[spoiler:both Moist and Gilt]] regarding employment options.
-->'''Ventinari:''' ...behind you there is a door. If at any time in this interview you feel you wish to leave, you have only to step through it and you will never hear from me again.
15th Jan '18 11:23:46 AM Geoduck
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* LargeHam: Gilt. Boy ''howdy'', Reacher Gilt. Not that we expected anything else. And he's played by [[Series/{{Poirot}} David Suchet]]!

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
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Gilt. Boy ''howdy'', Reacher Gilt. Not that we expected anything else. And he's played by [[Series/{{Poirot}} David Suchet]]!Suchet]]!
** Also, in a very sharp change from the tight-lipped version in the novel, Mr. Gryle.
6th Jan '18 2:59:12 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* OrphanedEtymology: A rather jarring example from Pterry; when Moist first tries on the golden suit Mr Pump had made for him and looks at himself in the mirror, he comments "Wow, [[CityOfGold El Dorado]] or what?"
3rd Jan '18 5:20:38 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* CoolOldGuy: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with "Grandad", the tower-master of clacks tower 181, who supposedly "had been everywhere and knew everything", watching over all the younger staff, including the thirteen-year old girl prodigy, Princess. It's easy to miss the offhand mention that, despite his nickname, he's ''twenty-six.''
3rd Jan '18 5:05:44 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Mr Pump attracts several references to the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' series. When Vetinari is outlining his job as Moist's parole officer he explains that "Mr Pump does not eat. Mr Pump does not sleep. And Mr Pump, Postmaster General, ''[[Film/TheTerminator does not stop."]]'' Later after Mr Pump almost crushes Stanley's skull when it looks like he's about to attack Moist with the tea kettle, Moist berates him with [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay "You can't just go around killing people!" only for Mr Pump to ask "Why Not?"]][[note]]Although unlike in T2, Mr Pump adds [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "You Do."]][[/note]]
15th Nov '17 6:50:26 AM KakuradyDrakenar
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* LoopholeAbuse: Ridcully displays this in fine form [[spoiler:as he is the agreed to neutral party to the final race between Post and Clacks. He was asked to select something for them to deliver. He picks a thick textbook with lots of colored pictures and diagrams.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: Ridcully displays this in fine form [[spoiler:as he is the agreed to neutral party to the final race between Post and Clacks. He was asked to select something for them to deliver. He picks a thick textbook with lots of colored pictures and diagrams.diagrams, which requires tedious encoding to be sent on the Clacks.]]
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