History Discworld / TheLightFantastic

4th May '18 5:54:05 AM Malady
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "Herrena the Henna-Haired Harridan".

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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: AlliterativeName: "Herrena the Henna-Haired Harridan".
12th Jan '18 9:53:43 AM Rubber_Lotus
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-->''They headed along the quay and into the city, two dots on a dwindling landscape which, as the perspective broadened, included a tiny ship starting out across a wide green sea that was but a part of a bright circling ocean on a cloud-swirled Disc on the back of four giant elephants that themselves stood on the shell of an enormous turtle.
Which soon became a glint among the stars, and disappeared.''

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-->''They headed along the quay and into the city, two dots on a dwindling landscape which, as the perspective broadened, included a tiny ship starting out across a wide green sea that was but a part of a bright circling ocean on a cloud-swirled Disc on the back of four giant elephants that themselves stood on the shell of an enormous turtle.
Which
turtle.''
-->''Which
soon became a glint among the stars, and disappeared.''
12th Jan '18 9:53:16 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* FlyawayShot: A rare - perhaps one of the first - instance of this kind of ending in ''prose''.
-->''They headed along the quay and into the city, two dots on a dwindling landscape which, as the perspective broadened, included a tiny ship starting out across a wide green sea that was but a part of a bright circling ocean on a cloud-swirled Disc on the back of four giant elephants that themselves stood on the shell of an enormous turtle.
Which soon became a glint among the stars, and disappeared.''
16th Nov '17 9:58:36 AM Theriocephalus
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* MushroomHouse: While traveling through [[TheLostWoods the Forest of Skund]], the protagonists meet Swires, a gnome living inside a mushroom with a red cap with white spots. The mushroom itself is described as belonging to a kind that a shaman they met previously, who habitually consumed hallucinogenic fungi [[MushroomSamba to trigger religious experiences]], would only eat "after tying himself to a rock".
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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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
** 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...
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