History Discworld / Maskerade

28th Apr '16 12:31:26 PM Observance
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Walter Plinge seems to be written as such. Besides the tangled-up way his brain works (see ArcWords), he also has odd inflections in his speech (he never uses commas and always uses an exclamation point) and doesn't move normally (like he's being dragged around by his head). [[spoiler:His identity as the Opera Ghost doesn't count as ObfuscatingStupidity, since moving between the two requires a conscious shift in personality instead of just "dropping the act."]]
17th Mar '16 6:04:20 PM Exxolon
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* ArmorPiercingResponse: This exchange between Walter and Agnes has a devastating but utterly true one:
--> '''André''': It'd be terrible if anything happened to [Christine] ''(in the aftermath of her 'fainting' again)'', everyone says she shows such promise.
--> '''Agnes''': Yes, but... ''you'' know it was me doing the singing.
--> '''André''': Oh, yes... yes, of course... but... well... this is opera... you know...
--> '''Agnes''' ''(to [[spoiler: Walter]])'': But it was ''me'' you taught!
--> '''[[spoiler: Walter]]''': Then you were ''very'' good. I suspect she will never be quite that good, even with many months of my tuition. But, Perdita, have you ever heard of the words "star quality"?
--> '''Agnes''': Is it the same as ''talent''?
--> '''[[spoiler: Walter]]''': It is rarer.
1st Dec '15 3:14:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also, all the opera names. ''La Triviata'' for ''LaTraviata'', ''The Ring of the Nibelungingung'' for ''[[Creator/RichardWagner The Ring of the Nibelung]]'', ''Il Truccatore'' for ''Il Trovatore'' and so on.

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** Also, all the opera names. ''La Triviata'' for ''LaTraviata'', ''Theatre/LaTraviata'', ''The Ring of the Nibelungingung'' for ''[[Creator/RichardWagner The Ring of the Nibelung]]'', ''Il Truccatore'' for ''Il Trovatore'' and so on.
7th Nov '15 10:38:50 AM LBHills
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Throughout the book, Granny criticizes people for ''not'' being this, assuming that she uses magic to [[spoiler: block a sword]] when she may well have had a bit of metal in her palm. As it happens, she ''did'' use magic (though she only used magic to delay it; the sword still hurt her, but not at such a critical time, both practically and for appearances), but that's not the point. Another example is a man assuming she used magic to know it was him at the door (which in fact she had) when she had a window.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Throughout the book, A deconstruction. Granny criticizes constantly feels people for ''not'' being this, assuming that she uses magic to [[spoiler: block a sword]] ''should'' be skeptical when she may well displays her magical powers, and observe that the same things could be done with trickery. If she knows you're at the door, she might have looked out a window. If she blocks a sword blade with her bare hands, she might have had a bit of metal steel plate in her palm. As it happens, (In truth, she ''did'' use magic (though didn't look out the window, and she only used magic to delay it; the sword actually did a BarehandedBladeBlock, but she still hurt her, but not at such a critical time, both practically and feels that people ''ought'' to be looking for appearances), but that's not the point. Another example is a man assuming she used magic to know it was him at the door (which in fact she had) when she had a window.common-sense explanations.)
5th Oct '15 6:02:57 AM DaibhidC
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* ContestWinnerCameo: Colette.



* {{Defictionalization}}: ''The Joye of Snacks'' inspired a Roundworld sequel, ''Nanny Ogg's Cookbook''.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: ''The Joye DeconstructiveParody: In particular, much is made of Snacks'' inspired the fact that seeing a Roundworld sequel, ''Nanny Ogg's Cookbook''.serial killer as a dashing romantic figure is a sign that your priorities are seriously out of whack.
22nd Jul '15 2:00:26 PM Sharlee
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* NewChildLeftBehind: [[spoiler: One of the opera attendees is the unknowing son of Henry Slugg, who'd gotten his girlfriend pregnant before he left the city to make a career as a singer.]]
22nd Jul '15 1:54:17 PM Sharlee
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** There is a mention in Wyrd Sisters as well; Nanny can't magic the torture implements that are made of iron.

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** There is a mention in Wyrd Sisters as well; Nanny can't magic the torture implements that are made of iron. It's also often been indicated that witch magic is much better at affecting things that are or once were alive, such as wood, than metal.
22nd Jul '15 1:48:39 PM Sharlee
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* RagingStiffie: Salzella and Bucket find it ... awkward ... to leave the table after sampling Nanny's Chocolate Delight with Special Secret Sauce, and when they do depart hurriedly, it's in a ''very'' hunched manner.
22nd Jul '15 1:33:18 PM Sharlee
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** Greebo, looking very scary because his human form is starting to revert, leaps onto a waiting coach and tells the driver to "[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Get orff]]".

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** Greebo, looking very scary because his human form is starting to revert, leaps onto a waiting coach and tells the driver to "[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay "[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Get orff]]".
22nd Jul '15 12:27:46 PM Sharlee
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** Greebo, looking very scary because his human form is starting to revert, leaps onto a waiting coach and tells the driver to "[[Film/Terminator2JudgementDay Get orff]]".

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** Greebo, looking very scary because his human form is starting to revert, leaps onto a waiting coach and tells the driver to "[[Film/Terminator2JudgementDay "[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Get orff]]".
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