History Discworld / TheLightFantastic

13th Oct '17 9:49:21 AM Scorntex
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* BrickJoke: [[spoiler:Cohen paying Lackjaw to craft some dentures for him after Twoflower explained the concept to him.]]

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** The introduction for Herena says she probably isn't wearing leather. Some pages later, the narration mentions she's actually allergic.
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[[spoiler:Cohen paying Lackjaw to craft some dentures for him after Twoflower explained the concept to him.]]


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Death and his nature still have some fleshing out ahead, with Ysabell mentioning people coming there to rescue their loved ones all the time. Later instalments establish that the dead don't got to Death's home, but to somewhere else entirely.


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* GeniusLoci: Several of the Disc's mountain ranges are actually trolls who've gone philosophical. It's noted there might be some bother if they ever woke up.


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* KillItWithFire: Druids do not take to people going on about that modernisation nonsense very well. Young druids who start getting uppity tend to find themselves on the bonfire pretty quick.
12th Oct '17 4:24:40 PM Scorntex
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* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Twoflower is initially excited at the thought of fairies being around. Swires informs him, to no avail, that they don't have that kind of fairy. They have the ''[[TheFairFolk other]]'' [[TheFairFolk kind of fairy]].
12th Oct '17 9:13:49 AM Scorntex
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** [[spoiler: More subtly, although he's aware of what will happen if things go wrong, Death is ''puzzled'' by the red star's wider significance, indicating that it's a harbinger of birth rather than of anything in his purview.]]

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** [[spoiler: More [[spoiler:More subtly, although he's aware of what will happen if things go wrong, Death is ''puzzled'' by the red star's wider significance, indicating that it's a harbinger of birth rather than of anything in his purview.]]



* InsaneTrollLogic: Rincewind starts talking to a tree (which talks back). He then reasons that only mad people talk to trees, and since he isn't mad, he can't be talking to a tree. Later on, when the tree starts trying to correct him on some matters, Rincewind glowers at it.



* MomentKiller: A grumpy Death shoots down Galder Weatherwax's attempts to instill drama into his summoning, since he'd been dragged away from a party. Mind, he'd already killed the mood just by showing up - summoning Death is slightly less impressive when he shows up holding a nibble.



* ShoutOut: Mostly to the film ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', from which direct quotes are satirized and some plot elements, lifted wholesale.

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Mostly to the film ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', from which direct quotes are satirized and some plot elements, lifted wholesale.wholesale.
** Early on, Rincewind and Twoflower find a nice gingerbread house once owned by a witch, until two punk kids killed her.
11th Aug '17 6:56:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaughtInTheRipple: A Change Spell affects the entire ''world'', beginning in Unseen University and rippling outwards to encompass the entire world. The wizards, who are trained to recognise and act on this sort of thing, realise what's happening and speed to a high vantage point to watch the ripple in reality spread out first over the city and then onwards. [[note]]This is done to save the life of the Wizzard Rincewind - mis-spelling deliberate - who in this time and place is the most important person in the world, for reasons that become clear later.[[/note]].
27th Jul '17 5:41:16 PM PaulA
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At the same time, power struggles rage at Unseen Universities when [[BigBad Ymper Trymon]] schemes to take the job of {{Deuteragonist}} Arch-Cancellor Galder Weatherwax. After summoning Death to question about the sudden changing of the world, the wizards set out on their own quest to find Rincewind.

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At the same time, power struggles rage at Unseen Universities when [[BigBad Ymper Trymon]] schemes to take the job of {{Deuteragonist}} Arch-Cancellor Arch-Chancellor Galder Weatherwax. After summoning Death to question about the sudden changing of the world, the wizards set out on their own quest to find Rincewind.


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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Galder Weatherwax]].
22nd Jun '17 1:06:10 AM PaulA
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* MortalityPhobia: Greyhald Spold, the world's oldest wizard, begins worrying about the encroachment of death, and devises an elaborate hiding place, magically and physically impermeable, in the hope of keeping the Grim Reaper at bay. Unfortunately, he neglected to take into account the problem of obtaining fresh air in an impermeable chamber...
22nd Jun '17 12:11:25 AM PaulA
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* [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist: Galder Weatherwax is the main protagonist for the Unseen University storyline for the first quarter of the book, until he is suddenly devoured by the Luggage.]]

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* [[spoiler:DecoyProtagonist: Galder DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Galder Weatherwax is the main protagonist for the Unseen University storyline for the first quarter of the book, until he is suddenly devoured by the Luggage.]]



* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everythings Better With Primates]]: This is the book where the Librarian of Unseen University is turned into an orangutan. Oddly - to those who have read the later books first - he's very upset at no longer being human.

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* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everythings Better With Primates]]: EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: This is the book where the Librarian of Unseen University is turned into an orangutan. Oddly - to those who have read the later books first - he's very upset at no longer being human.



* Metaphorgotten: PlayedWith. It is mentioned a few times that past Patriarch Olaf Quimby II passed measures that required authors to be literal, so Pratchett must either further explain his metaphors or take them back.

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* Metaphorgotten: {{Metaphorgotten}}: PlayedWith. It is mentioned a few times that past Patriarch Olaf Quimby II passed measures that required authors to be literal, so Pratchett must either further explain his metaphors or take them back.
19th Jun '17 9:11:22 PM PaulA
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* InTheLocalTongue: Discussed. For example, Mount Oolskunrahod ("Who is this fool who doesn't know what a mountain is?") in the Forest of Skund ("Your finger, you fool," after an explorer pointed and asked a native "What's this?").
22nd May '17 2:27:39 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* InTheBack: [[spoiler:Twoflower runs Thing!Trymon through this way]].
1st May '17 6:23:19 AM Exxolon
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->''As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world ....''
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