History Discworld / TheLastContinent

16th Nov '16 8:38:20 AM Sharlee
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** Mono Island itself is a comedic take on Stanley G. Weinbaun's 1936 ''Astounding Stories'' tale, "Proteus Island".
15th Nov '16 4:38:41 AM Folamh3
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* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument: The Librarian has caught a magical disease, and in order to cure him, the other wizards need to know his true name. Thing is, no one in Unseen University remembers what the Librarian was like before becoming an orangutan, and the Librarian himself isn't telling, as he's afraid someone will turn him back. Ridcully suggests looking the name up in the yearbook for the year the Librarian graduated, but according to the Dean, all copies suffered the same mishap. That mishap, as the Archchancellor guesses, is that a certain page being torn out, leaving only a bananary aroma in its wake.
20th Oct '16 6:20:58 AM LondonKdS
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** The very name of the continent itself refers to a popular brand of beer in Australia.

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** The very name of the continent itself refers to Castlemaine XXXX beer, a brand that is genuinely popular brand in Australia, but was the subject of beer a long and famous series of TV advertisements in Australia.Britain playing on all manner of Australian stereotypes echoed in the novel, with the tagline "Australians wouldn't give a... [[SymbolSwearing Castlemaine four-X]] for anything else".
15th Jul '16 5:01:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* TreeVessel: Done with a tree that's been made into a boat by the local god of evolution. The leaf is a sail, the hull is a floating seed, etc.
4th Jul '16 12:22:14 PM Theriocephalus
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* [[IndianBurialGround Aboriginal Burial Ground]]: Subverted; Rincewind's guess that the beer factory got cursed this way was mistaken, as the natives didn't want the site and were happy to hand it over.



* BreakTheHaughty[=/=]BreakTheCutie[=/=]BreakTheScientist: Ponder Stibbons' penultimate BreakTheHaughty crossed with BreakTheCutie comes in this book, courtesy of A) being stranded on an island which has some very strange ideas about evolutionary process, and B) being stranded on aforementioned island with [[DrivenToMadness Ridcully and the UU faculty]].

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* BreakTheHaughty[=/=]BreakTheCutie[=/=]BreakTheScientist: BreakTheHaughty: Ponder Stibbons' penultimate BreakTheHaughty crossed with BreakTheCutie comes in this book, courtesy of A) being stranded on an island which has some very strange ideas about evolutionary process, and B) being stranded on aforementioned island with [[DrivenToMadness Ridcully and the UU faculty]].



* [[YowiesAndBunyipsAndDropBearsOhMy Drop Bear]]: On Roundworld, a Drop Bear is a malicious koala variant made up by Australians to frighten tourists. On Discworld, a Drop Bear is a malicious koala variant that ''actually exists.'' Although if you tell the locals about it they'll laugh at you, because they know it was made up to frighten tourists.



* IndianBurialGround: Subverted; Rincewind's guess that the beer factory got cursed this way was mistaken, as the natives didn't want the site and were happy to hand it over.



* MistakenForRacist: Rincewind mistakes ''himself'' for a racist, because he [[ComicallyMissingThePoint erroneously believes the word means someone who is good at running]]. Once he finds out what it actually means, he is surprised but realizes he isn't one after all-- he only categorizes the world into "people who are trying to kill him" and "people who are not."

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* MistakenForRacist: Rincewind mistakes ''himself'' for a racist, because he [[ComicallyMissingThePoint erroneously believes the word means someone who is good at running]]. Once he finds out what it actually means, he is surprised but realizes he isn't one after all-- all -- he only categorizes the world into "people who are trying to kill him" and "people who are not."



* WorldHealingWave: The Wet can be seen this way. There's also a bit of an InferredHolocaust though, since it's replacing 30,000 years of water all in one go, and some people- certainly, many sheep- must have been unable to get to high ground.

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* WorldHealingWave: The Wet can be seen this way. There's also a bit of an InferredHolocaust though, since it's replacing 30,000 years of water all in one go, and some people- people -- certainly, many sheep- sheep -- must have been unable to get to high ground.


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* YowiesAndBunyipsAndDropBearsOhMy: On Roundworld, a Drop Bear is a malicious koala variant made up by Australians to frighten tourists. On Discworld, a Drop Bear is a malicious koala variant that ''actually exists.'' Although if you tell the locals about it they'll laugh at you, because they know it was made up to frighten tourists.
17th Apr '16 5:12:08 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** TruthInTelevision: Hunting boomerangs are designed to be thrown accurately at an animal, not to return to the thrower.
17th Apr '16 4:43:53 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* RegionalSpeciality: Rincewind is offered a "Meat Pie Floater", a meat pie suspended in thick pea soup with tomato ketchup according to taste (no honestly, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_floater it's real!]] as an Ecksian regional delicacy. Rincewind ponders that all of the "Regional Delicacies" that he's been offered in his travels seem to be the kind of disgusting and inexplicable dishes that someone would only concoct while drunk which are then foisted upon unsuspecting tourists. It's a regional delicacy because no-one else in the world would be crazy enough to eat it.

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* RegionalSpeciality: Rincewind is offered a "Meat Pie Floater", a meat pie suspended in thick pea soup with tomato ketchup according to taste (no honestly, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_floater it's real!]] ) as an Ecksian regional delicacy. Rincewind ponders that all of the "Regional Delicacies" that he's been offered in his travels seem to be the kind of disgusting and inexplicable dishes that someone would only concoct while drunk which are then foisted upon unsuspecting tourists. It's a regional delicacy because no-one else in the world would be crazy enough to eat it.
15th Apr '16 4:22:49 AM morenohijazo
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* RegionalSpeciality: Rincewind is offered a "Meat Pie Floater", a meat pie suspended in thick pea soup with tomato ketchup according to taste (no honestly, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie_floater it's real!]] as an Ecksian regional delicacy. Rincewind ponders that all of the "Regional Delicacies" that he's been offered in his travels seem to be the kind of disgusting and inexplicable dishes that someone would only concoct while drunk which are then foisted upon unsuspecting tourists. It's a regional delicacy because no-one else in the world would be crazy enough to eat it.
24th Nov '15 4:09:02 PM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* LostColony: XXXX is believed to be one for the former Morporkian Empire (a combination of Rome and Britannia), thus allowing an almost-modern Australia to coexist with the the nigh- MedievalStasis of Discworld.
16th Oct '15 2:22:13 PM LBHills
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* [[YowiesAndBunyipsAndDropBearsOhMy Drop Bear]]: On Roundworld, a Drop Bear is a malicious koala variant made up by Australians to frighten tourists. On Discworld, a Drop Bear is a malicious koala variant that ''actually exists.'' Although if you tell the locals about it they'll laugh at you, because they know it was made up to frighten tourists...

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* [[YowiesAndBunyipsAndDropBearsOhMy Drop Bear]]: On Roundworld, a Drop Bear is a malicious koala variant made up by Australians to frighten tourists. On Discworld, a Drop Bear is a malicious koala variant that ''actually exists.'' Although if you tell the locals about it they'll laugh at you, because they know it was made up to frighten tourists...tourists.



* FakeUltimateHero: Rincewind the CosmicPlaything is built up into a legendary figure by his supernatural 'helper.'



** Subverted in that they actually manage to resist this time. Their Housekeeper, on the other hand...

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** Subverted in that they actually manage to resist this time. time, at least for a while. Their Housekeeper, ''housekeeper,'' on the other hand...



* LandDownunder: [[BlatantLies Although author claims it is not]].
** Well, if you want to be ''technical'', on the Disc there is no "under". It is more the landoverrimward.

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* LandDownunder: [[BlatantLies Although the author claims it is not]].
** Well, if you want to be ''technical'', It isn't from the LiteralMinded point of view: on the Disc there is no "under". "under" (at least, not for walking-about-on-the-ground-type species). It is more the landoverrimward.landoverRimward.



* PerpetualStorm: The continent is surrounded by a perpetual cyclone that not only prevents people from sailing away (new arrivals are mostly shipwrecked people), but also rainfall (the natives get confused and angry when people mention water coming from the sky).

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* PerpetualStorm: The continent is surrounded by a perpetual cyclone that not only prevents people from sailing away (new arrivals are mostly shipwrecked people), but also rainfall (the natives get confused and angry when people mention water tell ''obvious'' lies about 'water coming from the sky).sky').
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