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19th Nov '16 6:50:44 AM LadyJafaria
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* CatchPhrase: This is the first of the Watch books where Vetinari says "Don't let me detain you," which he's later known for saying.
18th Nov '16 11:27:40 AM Lullabee
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** Vetinari is unusually petulant and emotive, although it's probably just a matter of CharacterDevelopment:
-->Five minutes later the Patrician was striding the length of the Oblong Office, fuming.\\
"They were laughing at me," said the Patrician. "I could tell!"
18th Nov '16 10:07:45 AM Lullabee
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** Also, Vimes is shown as loving Ankh Morpork and hating kings so much that when a dragon is destroying his city and being revered as a king, that he picks up an ape by the chest fur and shakes it in a rage. The Librarian decides not to make an issue of it, since a man who can pick up a three hundred pound orangutan without noticing clearly has more important things on his mind.

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** Also, Vimes is shown as loving Ankh Morpork and hating kings so much that when a dragon is destroying his city and being revered as a king, that he picks up an ape the Librarian by the chest fur and shakes it him in a rage. The Librarian decides not to make an issue of it, since a man who can pick up a three hundred pound orangutan without noticing clearly has more important things on his mind.
6th Nov '16 10:17:16 AM sgamer82
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* CoolSword: Carrot's sword. It hasn't got a name, it has no jewels on it; it's just a long piece of metal with very sharp edges. But in a magical land like Discworld, Carrot's sword is unique for ''not'' being magical at all. It is so non-magical it's realer than most of the Discworld. It's one of those things, like Death, where it simply is. Since most of Discworld is magical, and the sword is not, it's a hot knife through butter.

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Carrot's sword. It hasn't got a name, it has no jewels on it; it's just a long piece of metal with very sharp edges. But in a magical land like Discworld, Carrot's sword is unique for ''not'' being magical at all. It is so non-magical it's realer than most of the Discworld. It's one of those things, like Death, where it simply is. Since most of Discworld is magical, and the sword is not, it's a hot knife through butter.


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* ProportionalAging: It's noted when describing Carrot's life early one that dwarf children aren't mature enough to be told about sexuality and reproduction until they hit puberty, at about age fifty.
2nd Nov '16 2:39:19 PM Lullabee
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* CryLaughing[=/=]LaughThemselvesSick: When Colon timidly asks if the Watch can get a small raise, a kettle, and a dartboard as their reward for saving the city, Vimes laugh until he cries. It's not just the pathetic request, it's everyone's reactions, and the general absurdity of the whole world...

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* CryLaughing[=/=]LaughThemselvesSick: When Colon timidly asks if the Watch can get a small raise, a kettle, and a dartboard as their reward for saving the city, Vimes laugh laughs until he cries. It's not just the pathetic request, it's everyone's reactions, and the general absurdity of the whole world...
2nd Nov '16 11:50:33 AM Lullabee
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** "There must be a million stories in the naked city, thought Vimes. So why do I always have to listen to ones like these?" is a reference to ''Series/NakedCity''.
2nd Nov '16 10:57:20 AM Lullabee
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* CryLaughing[=/=]LaughThemselvesSick: Colon timidly asking if the Watch can get a small raise, a kettle, and a dartboard as their reward for saving the city makes Vimes laugh until he cries, because it's not just the pathetic request, it's everyone's reactions, and the general absurdity of the whole world...

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* CryLaughing[=/=]LaughThemselvesSick: When Colon timidly asking asks if the Watch can get a small raise, a kettle, and a dartboard as their reward for saving the city makes city, Vimes laugh until he cries, because it's cries. It's not just the pathetic request, it's everyone's reactions, and the general absurdity of the whole world...
2nd Nov '16 10:49:46 AM Lullabee
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* CryLaughing[=/=]LaughThemselvesSick: Colon timidly asking if the Watch can get a small raise, a kettle, and a dartboard as their reward for saving the city makes Vimes laugh until he cries, because it's not just the pathetic request, it's everyone's reactions, and the general absurdity of the whole world...
1st Nov '16 11:55:57 AM Lullabee
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* MurderByInaction: [[spoiler:Considered but averted: Vimes gets the chance to let Wonse kill Vetinari, thinking that the city would be able to "clean itself up" with Vetinari out of the picture. But he saves him anyway, and isn't sure why, other than that it's "something to do with [[LawfulGood doing it by the book]]."]]
22nd Oct '16 7:47:14 PM StarSword
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* PlatonicProstitution

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* PlatonicProstitutionPlatonicProstitution: Carrot lives in a brothel after coming to Ankh-Morpork. Literally, as in he rents a spare room from one and is completely clueless about the ladies' profession.
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