History Discworld / TheLastContinent

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').
8th Oct '15 2:02:36 PM LBHills
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Unfortunately, the events of ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' have left Rincewind stranded in Xxxx, the [[TitleDrop Last Continent]], and he's still there, somehow surviving on the burning desert. This is because, as a {{Trickster}} posing as a kangaroo named Scrappy tells him, he's been kept for a ''purpose'': he has to bring rain back to the arid continent. Rincewind [[RefusedTheCall immediately runs away]], of course, but these quests have a way of [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive sneaking up on you regardless]].

Back in Ankh-Morpork, the wizards, looking for the Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography to help them navigate to Xxxx, discover that he's missing and his office conceals a portal to a nice sunny island. They, and housekeeper Mrs Whitlow, all end up trapped there.

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Unfortunately, the events of ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' have left Rincewind stranded in the outback of Xxxx, the [[TitleDrop Last Continent]], and he's still there, somehow surviving on the burning desert. This is because, as a {{Trickster}} posing as a kangaroo named Scrappy tells him, he's been kept for a ''purpose'': he has to bring rain back to the arid continent. Rincewind [[RefusedTheCall immediately runs away]], of course, but these quests have a way of [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive sneaking up on you regardless]].

Back in Ankh-Morpork, the wizards, looking for the Egregious {{Egregious}} Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography to help them navigate to Xxxx, discover that he's missing and his office conceals a portal to a nice sunny island. They, and housekeeper Mrs Whitlow, all end up trapped there.



** The idea that Xxxx was made ''after'' the rest of the Discworld, by a separate Creator, and differently, is a reference to the fact that when Australia was discovered, some European naturalists found its flora and fauna so alien and bizarre that they joked that it had been a separate Creation to the rest of the world.

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** The idea that Xxxx was made ''after'' the rest of the Discworld, by a separate Creator, and differently, is a reference to the fact that when Australia was discovered, some European naturalists found its flora and fauna so alien and bizarre that they joked that it had been obviously had a Creation separate Creation to from that of the rest of the world.


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** A playful jab is made at Creator/MichaelMoorcock and his Eternal Champion. [[AC: Death]] muses that Rincewind is the opposite, 'the Eternal Coward... with a thousand retreating backs.'
9th Aug '15 8:09:56 AM Sharlee
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* PettingZooPeople: Many of the bar patrons in Didjabringabeeralong appear to be this trope. Rincewind never quite works up the nerve to confirm this with the bartender, as it seemed too awkward to ask a crocodile why there are sheep, kangaroos, and a wombat among his customers.
9th Aug '15 8:03:47 AM Sharlee
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** The Librarian's book-form is referred to as ''[[Literature/TheStoryOfO The Story of Ook]]'' by one of the wizards.
9th Aug '15 8:01:57 AM Sharlee
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* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: The Librarian's illness causes him to transform into whatever shape seems appropriate to his surroundings whenever he sneezes. He does retain his red fur.
9th Aug '15 7:58:58 AM Sharlee
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A footnote mentions the role of the "temporal gland" early in the novel. Fast-forward a bunch of pages, and...
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