History Discworld / RaisingSteam

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.
12th Aug '16 4:00:10 PM Lullabee
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** Might be a coincidence, but 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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** Might be a coincidence, but when When the Low Queen openly admits to Moist that she is female, Moist's first words are: "Well, [[SomeLikeItHot nobody's perfect]], your majesty."
31st Jul '16 4:04:11 PM moloch
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* BilingualBonus: Quirm's leader is named Jean Némard- which, if read in French, sounds like "I've had enough of this!".

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* BilingualBonus: Quirm's leader is named Jean Némard- which, if read in French, sounds like ''J'en ai marre'' - "I've had enough of this!".[[note]]Incidentally, also why [[Music/TheSmiths Johnny Marr]] styles himself that way.[[/note]]
20th Jul '16 7:49:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After Moist points out what would have happened if her plan went awry, [[spoiler:[[ENesbit the little girl]] who blocked the train tracks with debris wets herself with horror. Moist also takes a moment to tell her that her creativity would serve her much better writing penny dreadfuls, and smooths things over with her father]].

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After Moist points out what would have happened if her plan went awry, [[spoiler:[[ENesbit [[spoiler:[[Creator/ENesbit the little girl]] who blocked the train tracks with debris wets herself with horror. Moist also takes a moment to tell her that her creativity would serve her much better writing penny dreadfuls, and smooths things over with her father]].
7th Jul '16 8:36:42 AM Chabal2
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* BilingualBonus: Quirm's leader is named Jean Némard- which, if read in French, sounds like "I've had enough of this!".
20th Feb '16 7:54:07 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: Ridcully and Lu-tze's scene reveals they are both members of one of these, but all they're seen doing is deciding not to interfere with the new technology.
1st Jan '16 7:36:10 PM Eagal
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* ICouldTellYouBut: Played with: Vetinari makes a few revelations to Moist von Lipwig, and ''then'' mentions that if the details of the conversation ever get out, well...

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* ICouldTellYouBut: IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou: Played with: Vetinari makes a few revelations to Moist von Lipwig, and ''then'' mentions that if the details of the conversation ever get out, well...
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