History Discworld / TheLastContinent

11th Feb '17 11:30:22 PM foxley
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* EskimosArentReal: There's been a millennia-long drought in [=FourEcks=]. Some of the settlers have grandparents who say that in TheOldCountry water used to fall out of the sky, but everyone who grew up there thinks that's ridiculous.
27th Jan '17 7:59:52 PM PaulA
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When the people Rincewind befriended on his journey all come back to see him off at the end, Mad is noticeably absent. The reason is never explained.
5th Jan '17 7:56:20 PM PaulA
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** And as usual, there's an iteration of CMOT Dibbler here too, selling meat pie floaters.


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* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: The series-wide RunningGag about foreign versions of CMOT Dibbler continues with Rincewind encountering one in Bugarup, selling meat pie floaters.
5th Jan '17 7:53:41 PM PaulA
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* BattleBoomerang: The XXXX Creator's boomerang is described as one that does not return to whoever threw it, generally because it's lodged in the ribcage of whatever he threw it at.
** TruthInTelevision: Hunting boomerangs are designed to be thrown accurately at an animal, not to return to the thrower.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The Bugarup University tower is about twenty feet high from the outside, and about twenty feet high when you're climbing it. When you look out from the top, however, you're half a mile above ground.
** And, yet, it seems to be every bit as hard to climb up to the top as it looks like it should have once you're there.

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* BattleBoomerang: The XXXX Creator's boomerang is described as one that does not return to whoever threw it, generally because it's lodged in the ribcage of whatever he threw it at.
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at. TruthInTelevision: Hunting boomerangs are designed to be thrown accurately at an animal, not to return to the thrower.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The Bugarup University tower is about twenty feet high from the outside, and about twenty feet high when you're climbing it. When you look out from the top, however, you're half a mile above ground.
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ground. And, yet, it seems to be every bit as hard to climb up to the top as it looks like it should have once you're there.



* CanisLatinicus: ''Nullae Sheilae Sanginae" and "Nullus Anxietas", the BU mottoes.
** For those whose Latin is a bit rusty, those translate to "No Bloody [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Sheilas]]" and "[[UsefulNotes/AustralianSlang No Worries]]" respectively.

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* CanisLatinicus: ''Nullae Sheilae Sanginae" and "Nullus Anxietas", the BU mottoes.
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mottoes. For those whose Latin is a bit rusty, those translate to "No Bloody [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Sheilas]]" and "[[UsefulNotes/AustralianSlang No Worries]]" respectively.



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Non-deadly creatures of Xxxx are... um... some of the sheep.
** This applies to non-people as well. XXXX has only a few venomous snakes... because [[WorryingForTheWrongReason most of them have been eaten by the spiders.]]

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Non-deadly creatures of Xxxx are... um... some of the sheep.
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sheep. This applies to non-people as well. XXXX has only a few venomous snakes... because [[WorryingForTheWrongReason most of them have been eaten by the spiders.]]



* GoodOldWays: Ponder's inner monologue claims the faculty have a collective MadLibsCatchPhrase: "You don't get proper fill-in-nouns these days--remember old "nickname" ancient-wizard-who-died-fifty-years-ago-who-Ponder-wouldn't-possibly-be-able-to-remember? Now ''there'' was a wizard who knew his fill-in-nouns."
** He starts [[HypocriticalHumour quoting it himself]] when the randomised magic field of Xxxx's creation temporarily causes him to rapidly age up to the other wizards' age.

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* GoodOldWays: GoodOldWays:
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Ponder's inner monologue claims the faculty have a collective MadLibsCatchPhrase: "You don't get proper fill-in-nouns these days--remember old "nickname" ancient-wizard-who-died-fifty-years-ago-who-Ponder-wouldn't-possibly-be-able-to-remember? Now ''there'' was a wizard who knew his fill-in-nouns."
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" He starts [[HypocriticalHumour quoting it himself]] when the randomised magic field of Xxxx's creation temporarily causes him to rapidly age up to the other wizards' age.



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

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* LandDownunder: [[BlatantLies Although the author claims it is not]].
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not]]. It isn't from the LiteralMinded point of view: on the Disc there is no "under" (at least, not for walking-about-on-the-ground-type species). It is more the landoverRimward.Land Over Rimward. (One of Scrappy's comments implies the explanation that Australia and Xxxx are different places but were designed and constructed by the same Creator.)



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The word "monkey" is the Librarian's BerserkButton. When the Senior Wrangler accidentally says it near him and he does nothing, the wizards become convinced that the Librarian's not long for this world.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
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The word "monkey" is the Librarian's BerserkButton. When the Senior Wrangler accidentally says it near him the ill Librarian and he does nothing, the wizards become convinced that the Librarian's not long for this world.



* ShoutOut: Rincewind encounters [[Film/MadMax a mad dwarf in a heavily armed and armored cart]] and [[Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert a trio of travelling transvestites]], inspires a folk song similar to "Waltzing Matilda"[[note]]Once a moderately jolly wizard camped by a dried-up waterhole under the shade of a tree he was completely unable to identify. And he swore as he hacked and hacked at a can of beer, saying, "What kind of idiots put beer in tins?"[[/note]], and invents a dessert called "Peach Nellie" in honor of an opera singer (much like Peach Melba in the real world).

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Rincewind encounters [[Film/MadMax a mad dwarf in a heavily armed and armored cart]] and [[Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert a trio of travelling transvestites]], inspires a folk song similar to "Waltzing Matilda"[[note]]Once a moderately jolly wizard camped by a dried-up waterhole under the shade of a tree he was completely unable to identify. And he swore as he hacked and hacked at a can of beer, saying, "What kind of idiots put beer in tins?"[[/note]], and invents a dessert called "Peach Nellie" in honor of an opera singer (much like Peach Melba in the real world).



** The drunken Rincewind drawing a picture of the Faculty: "[[RolfHarris Can you tell what it is yet?]]"
*** He also apparently drunkenly sings "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" while at the bar in Didjabringabeeralong.

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** The drunken Rincewind drawing a picture of the Faculty: "[[RolfHarris "[[Music/RolfHarris Can you tell what it is yet?]]"
*** ** He also apparently drunkenly sings "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" while at the bar in Didjabringabeeralong.



** Don't forget Rincewind's chase after the mob of wild horses, astride a nondescript mount named Snowy. "The Man from Snowy River" should be playing in your head about now.

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** Don't forget Rincewind's chase after the mob of wild horses, astride a nondescript mount named Snowy. "The Man from Snowy River" should be playing in your head about now.



** 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.'

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** A playful jab is made at Creator/MichaelMoorcock and his Eternal Champion. [[AC: Death]] Champion, and Joseph Campbell's theory of Literature/TheHeroWithAThousandFaces. Death muses that Rincewind is the opposite, 'the Eternal Coward... with a thousand retreating backs.'



* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: How the wizards end up creating the Platypus. They were trying to draw a duck. (This is a reference to an old saying that a platypus is like a duck designed by a committee.)
** The Creator (who was sitting right there) is highly confused by this. However, he allows it, apparently because it amuses him.
*** The Creator never notices that the image the UU Wizards drew came alive like his did, as he was busy drawing the UU Wizards into the rock. He also didn't notice that one of them had taken [[spoiler:the bullroarer]].

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* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: How the wizards end up creating the Platypus. They were trying to draw a duck. (This is a reference to an old saying that a platypus is like a duck designed by a committee.)
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) The Creator (who was sitting right there) is highly confused by this. However, he allows it, apparently because it amuses him.
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him. The Creator never notices that the image the UU Wizards drew came alive like his did, as he was busy drawing the UU Wizards into the rock. He also didn't notice that one of them had taken [[spoiler:the bullroarer]].



* WhamLine: Parodied. The narration says Ponder's "There's only one of everything" ''should'' be one of these, with the others having horrified looks and saying things like "By George, he's right!" but... well, these are wizards, and their response is to argue about it.

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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Parodied. The narration says Ponder's "There's only one of everything" ''should'' be one of these, with the others having horrified looks and saying things like "By George, he's right!" but... well, these are wizards, and their response is to argue about it.



* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: Knowing what wizards are like, Ridcully attaches a note to the prop keeping the portal open: "Do not remove this prop. Not even to see what it does." The good news is it wasn't a ''wizard'' who moved it in the end.

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* WhoWouldBeStupidEnough: WhoWouldBeStupidEnough:
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Knowing what wizards are like, Ridcully attaches a note to the prop keeping the portal open: "Do not remove this prop. Not even to see what it does." The good news is it wasn't a ''wizard'' who moved it in the end.
5th Jan '17 7:42:34 PM PaulA
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* BrickJoke: While trying to explain to the faculty why the plants on Mono Island don't make any sense, Ponder gets sidetracked into talking about his uncle who runs an orchard. Later, when they're trying to explain the concept of sexual reproduction to the God of Mono, one of the wizards makes a sarcastic remark about it all being down to Ponder's uncle.
5th Jan '17 7:36:39 PM PaulA
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--> '''Dean''': Is there any breakfast?"
--> '''Senior Wrangler''': Stibbons found some soft-boiled eggs.
--> '''Dean''': What a useful young man he is. Where did he find them?
--> '''Senior Wrangler''': On a tree
--> '''Dean''': A soft-boiled-egg tree? You'll be telling me next he found a spoon tree...
--> '''Senior Wrangler''': Of course not.
--> '''Dean''': Good.
--> '''Senior Wrangler''': It's a bush.
--> '''Dean''': A bush that fruits spoons...
--> '''Senior Wrangler''': Young Stibbons said it makes perfect sense, Dean. After all, he said, [[SanitySlippage we'd picked them because they're useful, and then spoons are always getting lost.]] [[GivingUpOnLogic Then he burst into tears.]]

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--> '''Dean''': -->'''Dean:''' Is there any breakfast?"
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breakfast?\\
'''Senior Wrangler''': Wrangler:''' Stibbons found some soft-boiled eggs.
--> '''Dean''':
eggs.\\
'''Dean:'''
What a useful young man he is. Where did he find them?
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them?\\
'''Senior Wrangler''': Wrangler:''' On a tree
--> '''Dean''':
tree.\\
'''Dean:'''
A soft-boiled-egg tree? You'll be telling me next he found a spoon tree...
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tree...\\
'''Senior Wrangler''': Wrangler:''' Of course not.
--> '''Dean''': Good.
-->
not.\\
'''Dean:''' Good.\\
'''Senior Wrangler''': Wrangler:''' It's a bush.
--> '''Dean''':
bush.\\
'''Dean:'''
A bush that fruits spoons...
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spoons...\\
'''Senior Wrangler''': Wrangler:''' Young Stibbons said it makes perfect sense, Dean. After all, he said, [[SanitySlippage we'd picked them because they're useful, and then spoons are always getting lost.]] [[GivingUpOnLogic Then he burst into tears.]]



--> '''Scrappy''': [Those hills] were made thirty thousand years ago.
--> '''Rincewind''': Oh come on, they look ''millions'' of years old!
--> '''Scrappy''': Yeah. Thirty thousand years ago, they were made a million years ago.

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--> '''Scrappy''': -->'''Scrappy:''' [Those hills] were made thirty thousand years ago.
--> '''Rincewind''':
ago.\\
'''Rincewind:'''
Oh come on, they look ''millions'' of years old!
--> '''Scrappy''':
old!\\
'''Scrappy:'''
Yeah. Thirty thousand years ago, they were made a million years ago.
30th Dec '16 9:37:34 PM Tahaneira
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* TalkAboutTheWeather: Rincewind's default topic of conversation with the natives of Fourecks. And he doesn't understand why people keep getting angry and chasing him with weapons when he makes inconsequential comments like, "Bit dry, eh? When was the last time it rained around here?"
7th Dec '16 6:28:10 PM NanoMoose
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** This is a reference to the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, which works in a similar way.

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** This is a reference to the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, the Dreaming, which works in a similar way.
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.
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