History Discworld / MenAtArms

19th Oct '17 6:22:35 PM Andyroid
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* HowManyFingers: "Bleargh" is a pretty realistic response.

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* HowManyFingers: "Bleargh" After being forced to turn in his badge, Sam Vimes gets so drunk that the only answer he can give to the question "How many fingers am I holding up?" is a pretty realistic response."Bleargh". When Carrot follows it up with "How many hands?", Captain Vimes manages to guess "four".
9th Oct '17 1:43:36 PM amyhartofey
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**The "Men" part itself refers to a major plot thread in the book; the hiring of non-men (a dwarf, a troll and a w[[spoiler:erewolf]] in particular) into the Watch, aka the "men at arms". Making this an even more convoluted pun.
1st Jul '17 9:32:51 AM Bissek
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* SimpleYetOpulent: Sybil's lifestyle is discussed this way, as well as why expensive boot last so long compared to cheap ones (although Vimes prefers the latter).

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* SimpleYetOpulent: Sybil's lifestyle is discussed this way, as well as why expensive boot boots last so long compared to cheap ones (although Vimes prefers the latter).
1st Jul '17 9:32:26 AM Bissek
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** The Patrician sits in a plain chair at the foot of the steps leading up to the ancient golden throne of Ankh-Morpork, taken from the Steward's seat in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. However, at the end Carrot learns that the throne is actually just gold foil over wood, the real gold having been stripped and sold long before. As usual on Discworld, it's belief that's important.

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** The Patrician sits in a plain chair at the foot of the steps leading up to the ancient golden throne of Ankh-Morpork, taken from the Steward's seat in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. However, at the end Carrot learns that the throne is actually just gold foil over (seriously decayed - the throne ''is'' several centuries old, after all) wood, the real gold having been stripped and sold long before. As usual on Discworld, it's belief that's important.
21st Jun '17 4:21:31 AM LentilSandEater
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** The showdown between Vimes, [[spoiler:Cruces]] and Carrot is an homage to the end of ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore''. Vimes' watch even plays the same tune as El Indio's music box.
*** This should be noted, that with nothing but a few italicized ''bings'' Pterry managed ''to accurately reproduce musical sound in text.''

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** The showdown between Vimes, [[spoiler:Cruces]] and Carrot is an homage to the end of ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore''. Vimes' watch even plays the same tune as El Indio's music box.
*** This should be noted, that with
box. With nothing but a few italicized ''bings'' Pterry managed ''to accurately reproduce musical sound in text.''
21st Jun '17 4:16:31 AM LentilSandEater
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* KillerRabbit: Big Fido, the psychotic Nazi-esque [[spoiler:toy poodle]].
** Note that small militaristic dogs aren't that unusual. See, for example, [[spoiler:[[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Moustache_%28dog%29 this poodle]].]]

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* KillerRabbit: Big Fido, the psychotic Nazi-esque [[spoiler:toy poodle]].
** Note that small
poodle]]. Small militaristic dogs aren't that unusual.unheard of. See, for example, [[spoiler:[[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Moustache_%28dog%29 this poodle]].]]
21st Jun '17 4:15:04 AM LentilSandEater
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* IllTellYouWhenIveHadEnough!: Subverted? Inverted? To show just how [[OffTheWagon drunk]] Vimes is.

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* IllTellYouWhenIveHadEnough!: Subverted? Inverted? To IllTellYouWhenIveHadEnough!: Inverted to show just how [[OffTheWagon drunk]] Vimes is.



*** "He really got burned on that deal." (One gets the impression Pterry just couldn't stop himself.)

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*** ** "He really got burned on that deal." (One gets the impression Pterry just couldn't stop himself.)
21st Jun '17 3:59:00 AM LentilSandEater
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** Early in the book, Carrot talks down about the undead--saying they're just not "our type of people," and they should go back to where they came from. This is a marked contrast with how open, tolerant, and understanding Carrot is of just about everyone in later books. Although this could also be seen as CharacterDevelopment, considering how much Carrot's views are influenced by Vimes, and how much Vimes hated the undead at that point.

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** Early in the book, Carrot talks down about the undead--saying they're just not "our type of people," and they should go back to where they came from. This is a marked contrast with how open, tolerant, and understanding Carrot is of just about everyone in later books. Although this could also be seen as CharacterDevelopment, considering how much Carrot's views are influenced by Vimes, and how much Vimes hated the undead at that point.
19th Jun '17 9:11:42 PM PaulA
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* LonelyBachelorPad: Carrot and Angua discover that Captain Vimes lives in a one-room undecorated apartment with no furnishings but a bed. [[spoiler:He puts all his disposable income into the Watch Widows and Orphans fund.]]
19th Jun '17 7:10:45 AM NXTangl
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** Early in the book, Carrot talks down about the undead--saying they're just not "our type of people," and they should go back to where they came from. This is a marked contrast with how open, tolerant, and understanding Carrot is of just about everyone in later books.

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** Early in the book, Carrot talks down about the undead--saying they're just not "our type of people," and they should go back to where they came from. This is a marked contrast with how open, tolerant, and understanding Carrot is of just about everyone in later books. Although this could also be seen as CharacterDevelopment, considering how much Carrot's views are influenced by Vimes, and how much Vimes hated the undead at that point.
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