History Discworld / RaisingSteam

17th Sep '17 11:37:40 AM Odacon_Spy
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** The Goblins who have shortening or altering their name (like nicknames) as BerserkButton insist calling Moist "Slightly Damp" because it infuriates him.

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** The Goblins who have treat shortening or altering their name (like nicknames) as BerserkButton insist on calling Moist "Slightly Damp" because it infuriates him.
26th Jul '17 2:47:22 PM DaibhidC
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* AncientTradition: Perhaps. Rather mysteriously, Lu-Tze meets up with Ridcully, and after mentioning that the History Monks aren't sure about the railway, says that the rest of "the circle" ''is''. Whether this indicates that the AlmightyJanitor and the first amongst wizards are part of some hidden group guiding Discworld history on a level even Lord Vetinari doesn't suspect will, sadly, never be known.
1st Jul '17 11:50:55 AM 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.

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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 lands 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 Jun '17 12:56:28 AM PicardsDouble
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23rd Jun '17 12:56:18 AM PicardsDouble
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* {{Expy}}: Lady Georgina Bradshaw, a recent widow, has decided to travel the railways. A conversation with Moist leads to the idea of her writing a travel diary, which Moist can get published, detailing tourist attractions, accomodation, etc. Clearly a SpearCounterpart of George Bradshaw, the ''de rigeur'' writer of European travel guides in the times just before The First World War.
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.
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