History Discworld / Maskerade

14th Nov '17 4:18:15 AM LondonKdS
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* AlanSmithee: "Walter Plinge" is used as a fictitious actor name in cast lists in British theatre, where it is necessary to avoid a major plot twist of the TwoAliasesOneCharacter type being SpoiledByTheCastList. The real-life Walter Plinge was said to be a pub owner in London who a group of actors honored by using his name in this manner.

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* AlanSmithee: "Walter Plinge" is used as a fictitious actor name in cast lists in British theatre, where when it is necessary to avoid a major plot twist of the TwoAliasesOneCharacter type being SpoiledByTheCastList. The real-life Walter Plinge was said to be a pub owner in London who a group of actors honored by using his name in this manner.
14th Nov '17 4:17:35 AM LondonKdS
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* AlanSmithee: "Walter Plinge" is used as a pseudonym in the playbill for actors playing multiple parts in a show. The real-life Walter Plinge was said to be a pub owner in London who a group of actors honored by using his name in this manner.

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* AlanSmithee: "Walter Plinge" is used as a pseudonym fictitious actor name in cast lists in British theatre, where it is necessary to avoid a major plot twist of the playbill for actors playing multiple parts in a show.TwoAliasesOneCharacter type being SpoiledByTheCastList. The real-life Walter Plinge was said to be a pub owner in London who a group of actors honored by using his name in this manner.
16th Sep '17 1:25:51 AM Ejia
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Unlike the other witches books where there is some sort of overt great magical threat, like TheFairFolk in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' or Lily in ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', ''Maskerade'' is a murder mystery more akin to the watch books.
13th Sep '17 9:21:41 AM nighttrainfm
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* HeadTiltinglyKinky: Nanny Ogg's book, ''The Joy of Snackes.''

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* HeadTiltinglyKinky: Nanny Ogg's book, ''The Joy of Snackes.'''' At one point, Granny has to turn it sideways.
7th Sep '17 7:21:40 AM nighttrainfm
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* AllergicToRoutine: At the start of the book, Granny Weatherwax is showing definite signs of going stir-crazy. After her adventures with Nanny Ogg and Magrat, ordinary witchcraft just isn't a challenge anymore. Nanny is beginning to worry that she'll either "go bad" or, perhaps more likely, spend so much time Borrowing that she forgets how to come back.



-->''In the scullery, [[ManipulativeBastard Nanny Ogg]] smiled to herself.''

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-->''In the scullery, [[ManipulativeBastard [[ObfuscatingStupidity Nanny Ogg]] smiled to herself.''
14th Aug '17 3:57:26 AM Baeraad555
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* BigFun: Henry Slugg is cheerful, good-natured and deeply enjoys music and food. He's not ''quite'' [[StepfordSmiler as happy as he pretends,]] though, having a few regrets about the girl he left behind and even more about how everyone insists on serving him pasta.


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* VillainousUnderdog: [[spoiler: Salzella]] is really just a guy, and he's going up against a pair of witches who were last seen sending the FairFolk packing. The only thing saving him is that exactly ''because'' he's not a terrifying magical menace, Granny considers it wrong for her to fight him directly.
10th Aug '17 3:23:04 AM Cifer
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* MagicPokerEquatioon: For the NarrativeCausality of the Discworld, a poker game for the life of a young girl is obviously important enough to qualify. That is why Granny draws four queens and Death gets four aces - which he immediately proclaims to be "four ones" and thus the losing hand.

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* MagicPokerEquatioon: MagicPokerEquation: For the NarrativeCausality of the Discworld, a poker game for the life of a young girl is obviously important enough to qualify. That is why Granny draws four queens and Death gets four aces - which he immediately proclaims to be "four ones" and thus the losing hand.
10th Aug '17 3:22:46 AM Cifer
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When Mr Bucket is told that the opera spends a small fortune on ballett shoes because they wear out so fast, he instructs the ballerinas to incorporate more high jumps into their choreographies and stand on tip-toe when possible. Guess which activities wear out these shoes the most...


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* MagicPokerEquatioon: For the NarrativeCausality of the Discworld, a poker game for the life of a young girl is obviously important enough to qualify. That is why Granny draws four queens and Death gets four aces - which he immediately proclaims to be "four ones" and thus the losing hand.
26th Jul '17 7:01:51 AM aurast
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* CastingCouch: Christine was hired at the opera despite having no voice because she's the manager's patron's girlfriend. This is the exact opposite of her counterpart in ''Theater/PhantomOfTheOpera'', where Christine was an incredibly talented singer who caught the eye of and became the manager's patron's girlfriend because of her amazing voice.
22nd Jul '17 3:36:16 PM DaibhidC
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* ChekhovsSkill: When Granny calculates the royalties Nanny should be getting, the text notes that she's "keenly numerate" because she suspects anyone using numbers is trying to get away with something. At the end of the novel[[spoiler: she quickly deciphers the Opera House accounts book, which has been carefully curated by Salzella to conceal his embezzlement.]]
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