History Discworld / RaisingSteam

6th May '17 9:27:25 AM Montanto
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** Sir Harry and his wife have a definite [[ComicStrip/BringingUpFather Maggie and Jiggs]] vibe going on, especially when she starts throwing expensive vases.
1st May '17 11:09:42 AM Exxolon
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->''To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear. Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work - as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital... but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don't always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse... Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails...''
1st May '17 11:09:10 AM Exxolon
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->''To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear. Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work - as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital... but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don't always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse... Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails...''
29th Apr '17 10:20:32 AM nombretomado
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** When entrepreneurs start making model railways, Sir Harry is delighted to be immortalised as the controller, but his wife complains that the model [[ThomasTheTankEngine is too fat]].

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** When entrepreneurs start making model railways, Sir Harry is delighted to be immortalised as the controller, but his wife complains that the model [[ThomasTheTankEngine [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine is too fat]].
28th Apr '17 9:39:14 AM Exxolon
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** To 1970's Australian cop show '[[Main/AustralianTelevisionShows 'Boney]]''. Chief Constable Feeney employs a constable from a formerly despised minority group whose full name is a lot longer than "Boney". Compare this to the Alice Springs police force, who employed an Aboriginal copper who solved crimes through native insight and superlative tracking and hunting skills.

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** To 1970's Australian cop show '[[Main/AustralianTelevisionShows 'Boney]]''.''[[Main/AustralianTelevisionShows Boney]]''. Chief Constable Feeney employs a constable from a formerly despised minority group whose full name is a lot longer than "Boney". Compare this to the Alice Springs police force, who employed an Aboriginal copper who solved crimes through native insight and superlative tracking and hunting skills.
5th Mar '17 10:32:43 AM Morgenthaler
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** When the Low Queen openly admits to Moist that she is female, Moist's first words are: "Well, [[SomeLikeItHot nobody's perfect]], your majesty."

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** When the Low Queen openly admits to Moist that she is female, Moist's first words are: "Well, [[SomeLikeItHot [[Film/SomeLikeItHot nobody's perfect]], your majesty."
9th Nov '16 5:40:31 PM Bissek
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* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Dick Simnel, whose dad Ned died in a cloud of superheated vapor trying to build a steam engine. His mother begged him not to play with steam, but he's determined to conquer where his father failed, through his knowing of the sine and the cosine, and the sliding rule.



* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Dick Simnel, whose dad Ned died in a cloud of superheated vapor trying to build a steam engine. His mother begged him not to play with steam, but he's determined to conquer where his father failed, through his knowing of the sine and the cosine, and the sliding rule.

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* TurnOutLikeHisFather: Dick Simnel, whose dad Ned died in a cloud of superheated vapor trying to build a steam engine. His mother begged him not to play with steam, but he's determined to conquer where his father failed, through his knowing of WeddingSmashers: Extremist grags attack an inter-species wedding, [[spoiler:killing the sine and the cosine, and the sliding rule.bride]].
9th Nov '16 5:22:26 PM Bissek
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* DiscreetDrinkDisposal: The landowners that Moist has to negotiate with in order to get permission to build the railway through their lines keep plying him with drink during the negotiations in the hopes that he'll be too drunk to negotiate well. Moist sets up a tube-and-bladder rig in his coat to stash the drinks without consuming them, and ends up presenting Harry King with a crate of hot water bottles full of expensive liquor when he gets back to Ankh-Morpork.
23rd Oct '16 9:42:52 AM nombretomado
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* OopNorth: Dick Simnel has a definite [[BritishAccents Northern English]] accent. Whilst the odd word from Geordie, Cumbrian and Yorkshire slang pops up, a skilled ear will detect it's a [[FunetikAksent phonetic representation]] of a Lancashire accent. One place in particular, actually: Bolton. Repeated uses of the word "Gradely!" even identify a real-life Dick Simnel: steeplejack turned steam engine restorer and TV star Creator/FredDibnah. "''Gradely!''" was something of a catchphrase.

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* OopNorth: Dick Simnel has a definite [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents Northern English]] accent. Whilst the odd word from Geordie, Cumbrian and Yorkshire slang pops up, a skilled ear will detect it's a [[FunetikAksent phonetic representation]] of a Lancashire accent. One place in particular, actually: Bolton. Repeated uses of the word "Gradely!" even identify a real-life Dick Simnel: steeplejack turned steam engine restorer and TV star Creator/FredDibnah. "''Gradely!''" was something of a catchphrase.
15th Oct '16 8:07:19 PM Generality
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* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: It's not exactly prayer or belief, but the reverence and respect held by so many people for Iron Girder results in her becoming a goddess.


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* MeaningfulName: "Iron Girder" sounds a bit strange if one thinks of a girder as a supporting beam, but the word comes from "gird" meaning to span or surround (compare girdle, a kind of belt). Iron Girder is the representative entity of the railway, an iron band destined to span and connect the world.
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