History Discworld / MakingMoney

23rd Jun '16 10:01:37 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Those dentures... cursed, or just malfunctioning? [[spoiler:FridgeBrilliance: Anoia, goddess of Things Stuck in Drawers, is in great debt to Moist for the increase in publicity he's given her. A badly-fitting pair of dentures, stuck in Cribbins' "drawers" for years, may very well be within her domain...]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Those dentures... cursed, or just malfunctioning? [[spoiler:FridgeBrilliance: Anoia, goddess of Things Stuck in Drawers, is in great debt to Moist for the increase in publicity he's given her. A badly-fitting pair of dentures, stuck in Cribbins' "drawers" for years, may very well be within her domain...domain. Moist decides to make an offering just in case.]]
17th Jun '16 5:34:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* IfItBleedsItLeads: Moist is rather annoyed that his hanging only got a paragraph in the Tanty Bugle. Vetinari notes that the editor doesn't seem to consider something newsworthy unless it involves someone found in several alleyways at once.

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* IfItBleedsItLeads: Moist is rather annoyed that his hanging career of inventive and non-violent crime only got a paragraph two paragraphs in the Tanty Bugle. Vetinari notes that the editor doesn't seem to consider something a crime newsworthy unless it involves someone the victim is found in several three alleyways at once.
17th Jun '16 5:33:09 PM nighttrainfm
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* IfItBleedsItLeads: Moist is rather annoyed that his hanging only got a paragraph in the Tanty Bugle. Vetinari notes that the editor doesn't seem to consider something newsworthy unless it involves someone found in several alleyways at once.
16th Jun '16 1:51:41 PM nighttrainfm
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* CypherLanguage: Adora Belle's use of "golem language" is phonetic English rendered in Hebrew-style characters.
** [[spoiler:Something close to it, anyway: "Why", for instance, is spelled "U/V/W"-"H"-"I/Y", which would mean the pool of letters is similar to Latin, except for some reason R and M are the same.]]

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* CypherLanguage: Adora Belle's use of "golem language" is phonetic English rendered in Hebrew-style characters.
** [[spoiler:Something
characters. Something close to it, anyway: [[spoiler: "Why", for instance, is spelled "U/V/W"-"H"-"I/Y", which would mean the pool of letters is similar to Latin, except for some reason R and M are the same.]]



* DirtyOldMan: Topsy's late husband, who had whole ''closets'' of unusual sex toys that amuse Adora Belle and trouble Moist. [[spoiler:And provide Mr. Fusspot with a chew toy]].
--> '''Moist:''' Did he often 'work late'?\\

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* DirtyOldMan: DirtyOldMan:
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Topsy's late husband, who had whole ''closets'' of unusual sex toys that amuse Adora Belle and trouble Moist. [[spoiler:And provide Mr. Fusspot with a chew toy]].
--> '''Moist:''' Did he often 'work late'?\\"work" late?\\
16th Jun '16 1:50:46 PM nighttrainfm
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* ExactWords[=/=]MetaphoricallyTrue: Adora Belle sees nothing wrong with [[spoiler:the golden golems leaving the dig site without her telling the dwarfs who are supposed to check everything she is taking with her because, technically, she isn't ''taking'' them. They just happen to be following her golems out of the site, underground.]]

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* ExactWords[=/=]MetaphoricallyTrue: ExactWords[=/=]MetaphoricallyTrue:
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Adora Belle sees nothing wrong with [[spoiler:the golden golems leaving the dig site without her telling the dwarfs who are supposed to check everything she is taking with her because, technically, she isn't ''taking'' them. They just happen to be following her golems out of the site, underground.]]
14th Jun '16 11:05:52 AM nighttrainfm
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* BagOfHolding: The Cabinet of Curiosity is an unusually large and complex version. While its "resting" state is a perfectly ordinary cabinet, within it is a seemingly-infinite number of drawers containing anything that could possibly exist in eleven dimensions that ''isn't'' currently alive, isn't pink, and can fit in a cubical drawer 14.14 inches on a side. "Unfolded", it looks like a skyscraper-sized tree built of shelves.
31st Mar '16 3:29:44 PM maxwellsilver
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* SequelHook: Vetinari outlines his plan to move Moist into the business of taxation once he's gotten the bank and mint running properly.
** Which is actually averted. Because the next time Moist appears he's dealing with steam trains not taxes.

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* SequelHook: Vetinari outlines his plan to move Moist into the business of taxation once he's gotten the bank and mint running properly.
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properly. Which is actually averted. Because the next time Moist appears he's dealing with steam trains not taxes.



* SummonBiggerFish: When Moist explains to Vetinari why there are Mongooses in the letter boxes. Arguably more of a "swallowed a spider to catch the fly" type thing...

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* SummonBiggerFish: When Moist explains to Vetinari why there are Mongooses in the letter boxes. They were introduced to keep down the snakes, which they put there to get rid of the toads, which they encouraged because of the snails, which got there themselves to eat the stamp glue. Vetinari then notes brightly that they were saved the trouble of introducing the snails. Arguably more of a "swallowed a spider to catch the fly" type thing...
29th Feb '16 7:09:34 AM StFan
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** And guess what: in the next book, ''RaisingSteam'', Moist acquires a set of railway stations as a necessary incidental detail. A possible future ''{{Discworld}}'' book mentioned by Pterry, ''Running Water'', may deal with piped water supplies and sewage works - more public utilities... and Adora's clacks line is the local version of the telephone company...

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** And guess what: in the next book, ''RaisingSteam'', ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'', Moist acquires a set of railway stations as a necessary incidental detail. A possible future ''{{Discworld}}'' book mentioned by Pterry, ''Running Water'', may deal with piped water supplies and sewage works - more public utilities... and Adora's clacks line is the local version of the telephone company...
30th Dec '15 9:53:58 AM Discar
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Cosmo is actually an intelligent and competent Chessmaster outside of his obsession with Vetinari, but Vetinari still makes him look like an idiot child. Compare and contrast their ways of subtly threatening someone. Cosmo makes a few oblique references to the past, making it clear he remembers what this person did and what they would not like to come out. Vetinari, on the other hand, chats about genuinely completely unrelated topics, well aware that the person he's talking to knows ''exactly'' what he has over them without having to say a word about it.
28th Dec '15 9:56:35 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ConsequenceCombo: Topsy delivers an awesome one of these. "The sum of $20,000 annually will be paid for performing this duty, which I beg you to accept. If you do not... [[SophisticatedAsHell your arse will belong to the Guild of Assassins]]."

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* ComicallySmallBribe: Cosmo offers Moist $10,000 for Mr. Fusspot, even though he'll get twice that every year for watching him plus a lot of other perks. He later explains to the other Lavishes that this was ''meant'' to be insultingly small; Moist would worry about their inevitable attempt at a takeover if they did nothing, but now [[ObfuscatingStupidity he thinks they're just idiots.]]
* ConsequenceCombo: Topsy delivers an awesome one of these. "The sum of $20,000 annually will be paid for performing this duty, which I beg you to accept. If you do not... [[SophisticatedAsHell your arse will belong to the Guild of Assassins]].""[[note]] Vetinari later reveals that this was actually a rather cunning method to protect him. A standing contract on Moist means that nobody else can hire them against them.[[/note]]
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