History Discworld / SoulMusic

11th May '17 10:19:59 AM Xlsfd
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** When the Band With Rocks visits Sto Lat as part of their tour, [[spoiler:[[Discworld/{{Mort}} Queen Keli]]]] is briefly referenced.
1st May '17 9:58:53 AM Exxolon
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->''Other children got given xylophones. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off. Yes. There's a Death in the family.
It's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe especially when you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered the Discworld. It's Lawless. It changes people. It's called Music With Rocks In. It's got a beat and you can dance to it, but... It's alive. And it won't fade away.''

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->''Other children got given xylophones. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off. Yes. There's a Death in the family.
family. It's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe especially when you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered the Discworld. It's Lawless. It changes people. It's called Music With Rocks In. It's got a beat and you can dance to it, but... It's alive. And it won't fade away.''
1st May '17 9:58:44 AM Exxolon
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->''Other children got given xylophones. Susan just had to ask her grandfather to take his vest off. Yes. There's a Death in the family.
It's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe especially when you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered the Discworld. It's Lawless. It changes people. It's called Music With Rocks In. It's got a beat and you can dance to it, but... It's alive. And it won't fade away.''
19th Mar '17 7:22:35 PM TotemicHero
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** His first song was called "Sioni Bod Da". "Bod Da" is Welsh again for "be good" (Johnny B. Goode).

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** His first song was called "Sioni Bod Da". "Bod Da" is Welsh again for "be good" (Johnny ([[Music/ChuckBerry Johnny B. Goode).Goode]]).
19th Jan '17 4:41:44 PM Jayalaw
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* AdaptedOut: Vetinari, who has a small role in the book, does not appear in the AnimatedAdaptation. A few more minor characters are also dropped.
* AnswerSong: In the AnimatedAdaptation, the song "She Won't Change Her Mind" is an answer to Music/TheBeatles song "You're Going to Lose That Girl"



* DesperateObjectCatch: In the Animated Adaptation, Susan doesn't just pull out an Assassin's lifetimer and show it to him, she ''tosses'' it in front of him and he has to catch it or die if it shatters.


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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Glod and Cliff can't see Susan when Buddy can. [[spoiler:They see her in the climax, minutes before they all realize that the band died in the cart crash.]]


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* ForWantOfANail: Death reveals that [[spoiler:if Buddy had gone to a different city, he wouldn't have become a famous musician and died young. In the alternate timeline, he sends Buddy to a fish shop in another city, where Buddy is happier.]]


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Cliff accidentally sits on Imp's harp; if not for that, they never have found the guitar that starts the story.
** Susan's parents raising her to be entirely rational trips her up when they die, DeathTakesAHoliday, and Susan finds herself unprepared to handle the responsibility.


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* OutlivingOnesOffspring:
** Death outlives his adopted daughter and son-in-law. He knew it was going to happen, and he offered them immortality, but they preferred to live out their lives. The grief catches him by surprise and causes him to undergo HeroicBSOD.
** [[spoiler:Buddy dies in the timeline where he becomes a huge star, like he promised his father.]]


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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Subverted when Susan decides that if she's going to be Death's replacement, she is going to spend it saving people from dying that deserve a longer life. [[spoiler:Buddy and the band dies in the original timeline, and Death mentions that he doesn't decide who lives who dies, and if he tries, reality has to spend a lot of time repairing itself.]]


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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: Ridcully protests when Susan leaves without eating breakfast, which consists of hamburgers. She retorts that she got a good look at it.


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* YouCantFightFate: Even if you are Death, you can't stop people from dying without huge consequences. [[spoiler:Susan fails to save the Band with Rocks from dying in the original timeline, though Death manages to find a solution.]]


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!!The animated adaptationprovides examples of the following tropes:
* AdaptedOut: Vetinari, who has a small role in the book, does not appear in the AnimatedAdaptation. A few more minor characters are also dropped.
* AdaptationDistillation: In terms of handling Susan and Death's grief, the adaptation makes it more blatant that Susan is going through the FiveStagesOfGrief, while writing actual songs that invoke CrowningMusicOfAwesome for Buddy. While Susan grieved at the end of the book, in the adaptation she breaks down in the middle when [[spoiler:watching her parents die and death claiming he can't do a thing about it.]]
* AnswerSong: In the AnimatedAdaptation, the song "She Won't Change Her Mind" is an answer to Music/TheBeatles song "You're Going to Lose That Girl"
* DesperateObjectCatch: In the Animated Adaptation, Susan doesn't just pull out an Assassin's lifetimer and show it to him, she ''tosses'' it in front of him and he has to catch it or die if it shatters.
* FamousLastWords: Ysabel's last words in the animated adaptation are "FATHER!" as Death shows up to do the reaping.
* FiveStagesOfGrief:
** Death is way past denial, anger and bargaining. He tried to keep Ysabel in his realm, combining bargaining and denial but she and Mort refused. He's spent his anger on Mort for "seducing" Ysabel. In the middle of depression, he wanders onto the Disc in hopes of forgetting his memories.
** Susan in the meantime remains in denial. She doesn't deny that her parents are dead, but she's too emotionally withdrawn to cope. Then she denies the talking raven and Death of Rats, and walking through walls. Doing the Reaper's job makes her more prone to anger and bargaining, where like her father she questions why death has to happen to the young and the good. Finally she breaks down when she travels back to her parents' death, and talks to her grandfather. By the end of the adaptation, after [[spoiler:Death manages to save the Band with Rocks, she's able to accept what has happened.]]
* MaybeEverAfter: Instead of sending him to a fish shop, [[spoiler:Death arranges that in the alternate timeline Buddy/Imp works as a gardener at Susan's school. Her classmate teases her for spying on him]].
* OnceMoreWithClarity:
** Susan has a brief flashback of herself playing with a swing as a child and then as a teenager. She finds the swing in Death's realm, and why it was otherworldly.
** The flashback to the Sto Lit couple's death's shows Susan there as well, arriving a few minutes too late to save her parents, only to watch them burn.
8th Jul '16 4:45:28 PM caffeinatedkate
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* TakeThat: Pterry apparently didn't think much of rap, "I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and me and my friends can walk towards you with out hats on backwards in a menacing way. Yo!"

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* TakeThat: Pterry apparently didn't think much of rap, "I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and I'm mean and tuff and me and my friends can walk towards you with out our hats on backwards in a menacing way. Yo!"
15th Jun '16 5:16:03 AM SlendidSuit
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** In the AnimatedAdaptation, during the Quirm concert, a female fan flashes the band, and her nipples are quite clearly visible.
4th Jun '16 6:55:41 PM gewunomox
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** As with ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', an enormous number, particularly band names We're Certainly Dwarfs for Music/TheyMightBeGiants, Insanity for Music/{{Madness}}, Surreptitious Fabric for the Music/VelvetUnderground, The Whom for Music/TheWho, Suck for Music/{{KISS}}, Lead Balloon for Music/LedZeppelin, &U for {{U2}}, and so on. One band in particular goes through about a half dozen of these, and on one occasion a member buys for the group a [[Music/DefLeppard leopard with hearing problems]]... They also miss one of the greatest potential band names of all time, when a member mentions that [[Music/TheRollingStones "a rolling stone gathers no moss"]].

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** As with ''Discworld/MovingPictures'', an enormous number, particularly band names We're Certainly Dwarfs for Music/TheyMightBeGiants, Insanity for Music/{{Madness}}, Surreptitious Fabric for the Music/VelvetUnderground, The Whom for Music/TheWho, Suck for Music/{{KISS}}, Lead Balloon for Music/LedZeppelin, &U for {{U2}}, Music/{{U2}}, and so on. One band in particular goes through about a half dozen of these, and on one occasion a member buys for the group a [[Music/DefLeppard leopard with hearing problems]]... They also miss one of the greatest potential band names of all time, when a member mentions that [[Music/TheRollingStones "a rolling stone gathers no moss"]].
1st May '16 5:22:51 AM aye_amber
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** According to Glod, the legendary Brother Charnel stole gold from the gods to make a magical trumpet, which means the world's greatest horn player was a [[Music/TheloniousMonk felonious monk]]. (That one borders on a {{stealth|Pun}} {{feghoot}}.)

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** According to Glod, the legendary Brother Charnel stole gold from the gods to make a magical trumpet, which means the world's greatest horn player was a [[Music/TheloniousMonk felonious monk]].monk. (That one borders on a {{stealth|Pun}} {{feghoot}}.)
22nd Apr '16 10:03:45 PM aye_amber
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** (almost) the whole hurricane of puns is gleefully catalogued '''[[http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Book:Soul_Music/Annotations here]]''' by fans. Even now, more are emerging from the text... Creator/WaltDisney, the ''CarryOn'' movie genre, even a plausible BlueOysterCult reference over and above the obligatory ''Don't Fear The Reaper''...

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** (almost) (Almost) the whole hurricane of puns is gleefully catalogued cataloged '''[[http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Book:Soul_Music/Annotations here]]''' by fans. Even now, more are emerging from the text... Creator/WaltDisney, the ''CarryOn'' ''Film/CarryOn'' movie genre, even a plausible BlueOysterCult Music/BlueOysterCult reference over and above the obligatory ''Don't "Don't Fear The Reaper''...the Reaper..."
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