History Discworld / Maskerade

23rd Aug '16 1:20:41 PM DaibhidC
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** "Walter Plinge" is a real-life pseudonym used by actors who don't want to be associated with early minor parts (similar to "A.N. Other") and the character's description clearly evokes Frank Spencer from ''Film/SomeMothersDoAveEm'' (Michael Crawford, the first actor who played the musical version's Phantom, was once best known for that role).

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** "Walter Plinge" is a real-life pseudonym used by actors who don't want to be associated with early minor parts (similar to "A.N. Other") and the character's description clearly evokes Frank Spencer from ''Film/SomeMothersDoAveEm'' ''Series/SomeMothersDoAveEm'' (Michael Crawford, the first actor who played the musical version's Phantom, was once best known for that role).
31st Jul '16 12:48:33 PM EchoGarrote
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** Although there is a far cry between the old Particulars, and Vimes' who are more akin to plainclothes detectives.
31st Jul '16 12:48:08 PM EchoGarrote
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** Although there is a far cry between the old Particulars, and Vimes' who are more akin to plainclothes detectives.
23rd Jul '16 10:05:46 PM Vox
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[spoiler:Andre]] being a secret policeman becomes this after ''Discworld/NightWatch''. The idea that Vimes would ''ever'' create a secret police division named the 'Cable Street Particulars' after the reveal of what the [[SecretPolice original Particulars were like]] makes about as much sense as UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi advocating the foundation of a Fourth Reich. However, ''Night Watch'' takes place after/during time shattering, so it's possible to {{handwave}} this as a side effect of history being put together imperfectly.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: [[spoiler:Andre]] being a secret policeman becomes this after ''Discworld/NightWatch''. The idea that Vimes would ''ever'' create a secret police division named the 'Cable Street Particulars' after the reveal of what the [[SecretPolice [[ANaziByAnyOtherName original Particulars were like]] makes about as much sense as UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi advocating the foundation of a Fourth Reich. However, ''Night Watch'' takes place after/during time shattering, so it's possible to {{handwave}} this as a side effect of history being put together imperfectly.
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.
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