History Discworld / Maskerade

21st Jun '16 6:14:45 AM PaulA
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A list of feared and respected opera conductors: the one who extracted a musician's kidneys and fried them after one wrong note too many, the one who impaled three violinists on his baton, and the one who made really hurtful and sarcastic comments in a loud voice.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A list of feared and respected opera conductors: the one who extracted a musician's kidneys piccolo player's liver and fried them it on a cymbal after one wrong note too many, the one who impaled three violinists on his baton, and the one who made really hurtful and sarcastic comments in a loud voice.
18th Jun '16 6:17:05 AM Leliel
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** [[spoiler: Salzella]] believed himself to be this: "You don't know what it has been like, I assure you, being the only sane man in this madhouse!!"

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** [[spoiler: Salzella]] believed himself to be this: "You don't know what it has been like, I assure you, being the only sane man in this madhouse!!"madhouse!!" [[SubvertedTrope He's not]].



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Well, the reason opera sucks, anyway.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Well, the reason opera sucks, anyway. [[spoiler:In a final touch of irony, he epitomizes ''several'' operatic tropes which have already been pointed out in universe as things he hates.]]
15th Jun '16 1:28:51 AM PaulA
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A list of feared and respected opera conductors: the one who extracted a musician's kidneys and fried them after one wrong note too many, the one who impaled three violinists on his baton, and the one who made really hurtful and sarcastic comments in a loud voice.
11th Jun '16 1:39:37 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* ArcWords: Granny asking people the question "If your house was on fire, what would you take out?" She finds out that [[spoiler:Walter Plinge]] thinks in an unusual, but not evil, manner when he replies: "[[spoiler:The fire!]]"

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* ArcWords: Granny asking people the question "If your house was on fire, what would you take out?" She finds out that [[spoiler:Walter Plinge]] Walter Plinge thinks in an unusual, but not evil, manner when he replies: "[[spoiler:The fire!]]"



--> '''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"?

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--> '''Agnes''' ''(to [[spoiler: Walter]])'': Walter)'': But it was ''me'' you taught!
--> '''[[spoiler: Walter]]''': '''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"?



--> '''[[spoiler: Walter]]''': It is rarer.

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--> '''[[spoiler: Walter]]''': '''Walter''': It is rarer.
9th Jun '16 5:31:27 AM PaulA
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* AllPartOfTheShow: When Greebo chases the Ghost around the balconies in the middle of the performance of ''Il Truccatore'', the audience applauds; some genuinely think it's part of the show, while others are less sure but don't want to risk looking uncultured if they're wrong.


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* BanisterSlide: Nanny slides down the balustrade of the Opera House's big grand staircase while chasing after Mrs Plinge. The narrator notes that "it is the fate of all banisters worth sliding down that there is something nasty waiting at the far end"; in this case it's a fancy statue, which Nanny sees coming in time to dodge.
7th Jun '16 8:11:06 AM onyhow
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--> '''André:''' I... go poking around in the dark, looking for trouble.

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--> '''André:''' I... go poking hang around in the dark, dark places looking for trouble.
30th May '16 12:11:38 AM PaulA
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* ContinuityNod: Obscure, but Mr. Bucket's remark about "a dreadful bend in the road" might be referring to Dead Man's Curve, where Susan's parents and [[spoiler: Mr. Clete]] were killed in road accidents in ''Discworld/SoulMusic''.

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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Obscure, but Mr. Bucket's remark about "a dreadful bend in the road" might be referring to Dead Man's Curve, where Susan's parents and [[spoiler: Mr. Clete]] were killed in road accidents in ''Discworld/SoulMusic''.


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** When Nanny reflects that she's seen many strange things in her life, the ones listed are all from previous books.
** When Granny is getting a makeover, the beautician remarks that she has excellent skin and she sadly agrees, which is a nod to the bit in ''Equal Rites'' about how she's always regretted having a good complexion because a few warts would make her look more witchy. And when the hairdresser asks how she has such good hair she says "You have to make sure there's no newts in the water", which is a nod to a joke in ''Discworld/ReaperMan''.


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* NeverWinTheLottery: Nanny comes into a windfall of several thousand dollars, but most of it ends up getting spent as part of Granny's scheme to straighten out matters at the opera.
26th May '16 4:10:38 AM PaulA
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: When Granny comes back from seeing Mrs Plinge home, she asks Nanny what's happened while she was gone. Nanny reports that one of the male opera singers sang an aria, then one of the female opera singers sang an aria, then a dead body fell onto the stage.
20th May '16 7:44:16 PM PaulA
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* GodivaHair: Implied of the portrait of Nanny Ogg as a young woman.
-->'''Nanny Ogg:''' I wore my hair longer in those days.\\
'''Granny Weatherwax:''' Just as well, considering.
16th May '16 7:02:08 AM PaulA
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* ButHeSoundsHandsome: When the Ghost offers "Perdita" singing lessons thinking she's Christine[[note]]Christine and Agnes switched rooms, but he can't tell because it's dark and Agnes decides to play along to find out what he wants[[/note]] she can't resist telling him, "Perdita is a lot better than me". She quickly comes to regret it, because he responds by telling her precisely why he doesn't consider Agnes worth his time.

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* ButHeSoundsHandsome: When the Ghost offers "Perdita" singing lessons thinking she's Christine[[note]]Christine and Agnes switched rooms, but he can't tell because it's dark and Agnes decides to play along to find out what he wants[[/note]] she can't resist telling him, "Perdita is a lot better than me". She quickly comes to regret it, because he responds by telling her precisely why he doesn't consider Agnes Perdita worth his time.
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