History Discworld / GoingPostal

22nd Jun '17 7:43:58 PM PaulA
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* EternalRecurrence: This appears to be an article of faith with the golems, or at least the oldest golem, Anghammarad. He failed in his mission to deliver a message several thousand years ago. Being immortal and nigh-indestructible, he resolves to wait for the universe to reboot and do it right the second time around.


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* TWordEuphemism: Moist's rant when he realizes what Gilt is doing apparently includes the K-word, the L-word, the T-word, two different S-words, the V-word and the Y-word.
20th Jun '17 11:04:28 PM Materioptikon
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* BatmanGambit: Moist tricks Gilt into engineering his own downfall [[spoiler:with a gaudy and entirely nonmagical ''broom''.]]
19th Jun '17 8:22:19 PM PaulA
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* ExpositionOfImmortality: The golem [[TimeAbyss Anghammarad]], built over 20,000 years ago and still functioning, remembers times, events, places, and languages that nothing else on the Disc does.


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* GonkyFemme: They put a golem into a dress and rename it "Gladys", in order to make it proper for "her" to clean the ladies' bathroom. The golem promptly starts to act very girly.


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* TimeAbyss: The golem Anghammarad, built over 20,000 years ago and still functioning, remembers times, events, places, and languages that nothing else on the Disc does. He's carrying a message on a tablet strapped to his arm. He intends to deliver it. To do so, he has to wait ''for time to start over''. To quote Ms. Dearheart: "Golems aren't afraid of forever. They aren't afraid of ''anything''."
19th Jun '17 7:23:28 PM PaulA
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* DeathFromAbove: A favored tactic of [[spoiler:wild banshees like Mr. Gryle]].
18th Jun '17 8:07:55 PM PaulA
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* ChalkOutline: One of the previous postmasters spied into the sorting machine, and his outline was all over the sorting office.
12th Jun '17 3:26:05 PM DaibhidC
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** Moist comes across what may be Carrot's first letter home from ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' (although the ''Discworld Companion'' entry for William de Word points out that all letters home from young dwarfs seeking their fortune in Ankh-Morpork sound much the same).

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** Moist comes across what may be Carrot's first letter home from ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' (although the ''Discworld Companion'' entry for William de Word Worde points out that all letters home from young dwarfs seeking their fortune in Ankh-Morpork sound much the same).
12th Jun '17 3:25:14 PM DaibhidC
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** All the way to Discworld/{{Maskerade}}: In that book, Granny Weatherwax asks what Walter Plinge "If your house was on fire, what would you take out?" and he answers "The fire." When [[spoiler: the Post Office]] is on fire, golems from all over the area come and do precisely that.
** In Discworld/CarpeJugulum, a troll carves a stamp for passports out of half a potato. Here, Moist points out that any kid could forge a stamp with half a potato.
** Moist comes across what may be Carrot's first letter home from Discworld/GuardsGuards.

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** All the way to Discworld/{{Maskerade}}: ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'': In that book, Granny Weatherwax asks what Walter Plinge "If your house was on fire, what would you take out?" and he answers "The fire." When [[spoiler: the Post Office]] is on fire, golems from all over the area come and do precisely that.
** In Discworld/CarpeJugulum, ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', a troll carves a stamp for passports out of half a potato. Here, Moist points out that any kid could forge a stamp with half a potato.
** Moist comes across what may be Carrot's first letter home from Discworld/GuardsGuards.''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' (although the ''Discworld Companion'' entry for William de Word points out that all letters home from young dwarfs seeking their fortune in Ankh-Morpork sound much the same).
27th May '17 2:32:49 AM WildKatGirl
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** Anoia, goddess of Things That Get Stuck In Kitchen Drawers.

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** Anoia, [[PunnyName Anoia]], goddess of Things That Get Stuck In Kitchen Drawers.
18th May '17 2:36:59 PM Vox
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: At the end of the initiation trial that the old postmen run for Moist, they [[spoiler:sic several massive dogs upon him, whom he recognizes from their bark as Lipwigzer dogs -- which his grandfather raised]]. He handles the challenge with perfect confidence by [[spoiler:using the commands that all purebred Lipwigzers are trained]] ... only to learn afterwards that [[spoiler:they were not Lipwigzers at all, but Ankh-Morpork junkyard dogs with no Lipwig training whatsoever who only obeyed out of sheer bafflement]].

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: At the end of the initiation trial that the old postmen run for Moist, they [[spoiler:sic several massive dogs upon him, whom he recognizes from their bark as Lipwigzer dogs -- which his grandfather raised]]. He handles the challenge with perfect confidence by [[spoiler:using the commands that all purebred Lipwigzers are trained]] ... only to learn afterwards that [[spoiler:they were not Lipwigzers at all, but Ankh-Morpork junkyard dogs dogs, with perhaps a tiny bit of Lipwigzer ancestry but with no Lipwig training whatsoever who only obeyed out of sheer bafflement]].
27th Apr '17 11:07:57 AM nighttrainfm
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* ThisIsNotAFloor: The fate of a previous Postmaster, and nearly Moist himself.
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