History Discworld / GuardsGuards

20th Sep '16 11:41:39 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** To RaymondChandler - in times of stress Vimes resorts to a bottle in the bottom drawer of his desk. And Carrot, after spending some time polishing his old armour, steps out into the street "untarnished and unafraid". A reference to a line in Chandler's essay TheSimpleArtOfMurder,"Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid".

to:

** To RaymondChandler Creator/RaymondChandler - in times of stress Vimes resorts to a bottle in the bottom drawer of his desk. And Carrot, after spending some time polishing his old armour, steps out into the street "untarnished and unafraid". A unafraid", a reference to a line in Chandler's essay TheSimpleArtOfMurder,"Down "The Simple Art of Murder": "Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid".afraid."
12th Sep '16 12:56:35 AM tropesnope
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The dragon's eye was the size of an enormous eye...


Added DiffLines:

** Carrot's Protective
11th Sep '16 7:06:58 PM tropesnope
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Vimes also writes like this, despite speaking modern English
*** ''"Itym: From whence it cometh, none knowe, nor wither it goeth, nor where it bideth betweentimes;"''
29th Aug '16 11:23:20 AM LadyJafaria
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheIllegible: Lupin Squiggle, Sec'y, pp.
26th Aug '16 2:41:29 PM captainmarkle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass

to:

* OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPassOnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass: The Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night are fond of these riddles, which leads to confusion when their members and those of another society turn up to the wrong places.
23rd Aug '16 2:44:04 PM FranksGirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** To be fair, that's CharacterDevelopment and understandable. When you're just meeting someone and trying to be friends, you don't start off by imposing a dietary regime on him. A wife/mother trying to ensure her husband eats healthy so he'll live a long time is another matter; the "no burnt crunchy bits" thing doesn't start until after ''Fifth Elephant'', when Sybil becomes pregnant.
13th Aug '16 4:19:53 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC" the modern-day motto of the Night Watch. [[note]]It's actually gibberish, but Fred Colon thinks it means "To protect and Serve" and Vimes thinks it means "[[DirtyHarry Make My Day, Punk]]". The old motto was ''Fabricati Diem, Pvncti Agvnt Celeriter'', which means "Make the day, the minutes pass by quickly", but most of the mural wore away. Another possible reading (from a reader's point of view, though not explicitly given in the book) is "Built in the year dot", appropriate to the Watch House's extreme age and dilapidation.[[/note]]

to:

** "FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC" the modern-day motto of the Night Watch. [[note]]It's actually gibberish, but Fred Colon thinks it means "To protect and Serve" and Vimes thinks it means "[[DirtyHarry "[[Film/DirtyHarry Make My Day, Punk]]". The old motto was ''Fabricati Diem, Pvncti Agvnt Celeriter'', which means "Make the day, the minutes pass by quickly", but most of the mural wore away. Another possible reading (from a reader's point of view, though not explicitly given in the book) is "Built in the year dot", appropriate to the Watch House's extreme age and dilapidation.[[/note]]



** Lots to classic police films such as ''DirtyHarry''.

to:

** Lots to classic police films such as ''DirtyHarry''.''Film/DirtyHarry''.
6th Aug '16 3:24:31 AM Andyroid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Also, Nobby kicks a troll "[[LiteralMetaphor in the rocks]]" while it's down and nearly breaks his foot in the process.

to:

** Also, Nobby kicks a troll "[[LiteralMetaphor in the rocks]]" stones]]" while it's down and nearly breaks his foot in the process.
7th Jul '16 3:50:23 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* RealMenTakeItBlack: Vimes takes his coffee black. He tries to order it "black as a moonless night", but the owner picks apart the metaphor until Vimes finally settles for "a moonless night as black as that coffee."
21st Jun '16 4:25:14 PM Chytus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** How the collective belief of the Watch eventually ''creates'' an entity to look out for Watchmen is the theme of Lunik's Discworld fanfic [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/244534 Mister Vimes'd Go Spare!]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 319. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Discworld.GuardsGuards