History Discworld / Pyramids

17th Jun '16 1:44:14 AM PaulA
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* LameComeback: Ptaclusp [=IIb=] (a cosmic-minded architect) tells his twin brother Ptaclusp [=IIa=] (an accountant) "The trouble with you is [[OscarWilde you know the price of everything and the value of nothing]]". [=IIa=] retorts "And the trouble with ''you'' is ... is that you don't!"

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* LameComeback: Ptaclusp [=IIb=] (a cosmic-minded architect) tells his twin brother Ptaclusp [=IIa=] (an accountant) "The trouble with you is [[OscarWilde [[Creator/OscarWilde you know the price of everything and the value of nothing]]". [=IIa=] retorts "And the trouble with ''you'' is ... is that you don't!"
2nd Jun '16 1:08:26 PM Morgenthaler
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** Pretty much all of the Ephebeans are shoutouts to various Ancient Greeks, including {{Aesop}}, Zeno (who also mentions Aesop's tortoise/hare fable), Pythagoras, Homer, and {{Aristophanes}}.

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** Pretty much all of the Ephebeans are shoutouts to various Ancient Greeks, including {{Aesop}}, Zeno (who also mentions Aesop's tortoise/hare fable), Pythagoras, Homer, and {{Aristophanes}}.Creator/{{Aristophanes}}.
14th Feb '16 12:15:33 PM surgoshan
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* AccidentalAimingSkills: Having realized he doesn't want to kill anyone, Teppic deliberately aims his bow in a random direction and fires. Thanks to PinballProjectile, it ends up striking the target anyway, and his tester chides him for showing off his ImprobableAimingSkills.
12th Oct '15 8:42:41 AM LBHills
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* AntiVillain: Dios.

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* AntiVillain: Dios.Dios isn't exactly wicked, just inexorably hidebound and traditional.
25th Aug '15 7:56:37 AM MrDeath
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* FridgeLogic: A goat is sacrificed by a Strict Authorized Ormit boy whose only co-religionist is his mother. Since Discworld GodsNeedPrayerBadly, a god with only two believers would be in no position to demand such an extravagant sacrifice and the goat would be more use to the believers.
24th Aug '15 5:56:42 PM nlpnt
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** Hoot Koomi ''wants'' to be this, but Dios won't have any of it. [[spoiler:Even when he finally gets the job at the end, he can't get any evil machinations past new ruler Ptraci.]]



** Hoot Koomi ''wants'' to be this, but Dios won't have any of it. [[spoiler:Even when he finally gets the job at the end, he can't get any evil machinations past new ruler Ptraci.]]
24th Aug '15 5:56:03 PM nlpnt
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* FridgeLogic: A goat is sacrificed by a Strict Authorized Ormit boy whose only co-religionist is his mother. Since Discworld GodsNeedPrayerBadly, a god with only two believers would be in no position to demand such an extravagant sacrifice and the goat would be more use to the believers.
22nd Jul '15 6:05:38 PM Bissek
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* NowILayMeDownToSleep: One of the flashback scenes during Teppic's assassin examination involved a classmate performing his bedtime prayers... which involved the ritual sacrifice of a goat.
22nd Jul '15 5:49:08 PM Bissek
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* AuthorityInNameOnly: Teppic may be the king, but over the course of his [[spoiler:seven thousand year]] career as High Priest and Chief Minister, Dios had gathered all actual power to himself. Every royal declaration made by Teppic, even something as trivial as 'I do not want to have chicken for dinner' is ignored in favor of whatever Dios decides, by everyone.


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* KlingonPromotion: Inhuming a professor is rumored to get a student assassin instant promotion to full membership in the guild. But since attempting to inhume a professor and ''failing'' will get one stripped of many student privileges (Starting with the right to breathe), nobody actually tries it.
27th Jun '15 9:03:18 AM Sharlee
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* HumanSacrifice: Koomi, bucking for a KlingonPromotion, gets the other priests to consider this as a way to "send" Dios to negotiate with the gods. [[spoiler: The fact that the gods are ''right there'' threatens to scuttle the idea, even before Dios himself shows he's not so easily disposed of.]]
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