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5th May '16 11:28:39 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: The cover shows Feegles armed with glowing swords around the Toad. [[spoiler:Feegles' swords glow in the presence of a lawyer.]]
9th Mar '16 11:26:53 AM Discar
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->''"That was how it worked. No magic at all. But that time it had been magic. And it didn't stop being magic just because you found out how it was done..."''
9th Mar '16 11:26:17 AM Discar
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->''Ain't tha' the truth!''

''Be quiet.''



->''Crivens! Whut aboot us, ye daftie!''

''I was getting to you. Put the bottle down, please.''

Tiffany Aching is the witch. A 9-year-old girl and granddaughter of the late Granny Aching, the best shepherd the hills ever knew [[spoiler:and quite possibly a witch herself, not that anyone, possibly even her, knew it]]. When a monster appears in the local river, she gets annoyed and, using her brother as bait, hits it in the face with a frying pan.

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->''Crivens! Whut aboot us, ye daftie!''

''I was getting to you. Put the bottle down, please.''

Tiffany Aching is the witch. A 9-year-old girl and granddaughter of the late Granny Aching, the best shepherd the hills ever knew [[spoiler:and and quite possibly a witch herself, not that anyone, possibly even her, knew it]].it. When a monster appears in the local river, she gets annoyed and, using her brother as bait, hits it in the face with a frying pan.



Then Tiffany's baby brother Wentworth goes missing, and The Queen of the Elves is to blame. It is at this point that certain people

->''Us, ye ken.''

make themselves known.

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Then Tiffany's baby brother Wentworth goes missing, and The Queen of the Elves is to blame. It is at this point that certain people

->''Us, ye ken.''

people make themselves known.



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-> ''Nae King! Nae Quin! Nae Laird! Nae Master! We Willnae be fooled again!''
13th Jan '16 7:41:42 PM Sharlee
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** Miss Tick attempts to use the classic turn-you-into-a-frog threat to intimidate someone, but since that someone is ''already'' a Toad, he'd have considered it an improvement.
13th Jan '16 7:39:20 PM Sharlee
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Also available in an illustrated edition (art by [[http://www.playergallery.com/playergallery/Terry_Pratchett.html Stephen Player]]) that includes original BonusMaterial, such as the transcript of the trial that led to the Toad being turned into a toad.

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Also available in an illustrated edition (art by [[http://www.playergallery.com/playergallery/Terry_Pratchett.html Stephen Player]]) that includes original BonusMaterial, such as the transcript of the trial event that led to the Toad being turned into a toad.
13th Jan '16 8:27:35 AM crazysamaritan
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Tiffany's younger brother wants candy. He's surrounded by piles of it. He's sitting in the middle of them all, crying, every piece untouched. Why? Because if he takes ''one'' then he's not taking ''all the others''. To be fair, Wentworth is three.
** This is also a shout-out to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buridan%27s_ass Buridan's Ass]]

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* ImpossibleTheft: The Feegle can get into ''anywhere'' - other dimensions, peoples' dreams... They can also get ''out'' of almost anywhere, unless that 'anywhere' has lots of alcohol in it. Then there may be a considerable delay. They use this talent to burglarize/mug people. And drink.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Tiffany's younger brother wants candy. He's surrounded by piles of it. He's sitting in the middle of them all, crying, every piece untouched. Why? Because if he takes ''one'' then he's not taking ''all the others''. To be fair, Wentworth is three.
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three. This is also a shout-out ShoutOut to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buridan%27s_ass Buridan's Ass]]Ass.]]



* ShoutOut: The Feegles' battle cries refer variously to ''Film/{{Braveheart}}, Film/{{Highlander}}'', and ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' (it makes sense in context).

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** Wentworth's InsaneTrollLogic reaction to lots of candy is a reference to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buridan%27s_ass Buridan's Ass.]]
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The Feegles' [=MacFeegle=] use a variety of battle cries refer variously to ''Film/{{Braveheart}}, Film/{{Highlander}}'', cries, most of which are a reference something or another, like ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'' and ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' (it makes sense in context).''Film/TwelveAngryMen''.
*** "We Willnae be fooled again!" is a reference to one of ''Music/TheWho'''s songs, though in-universe it refers to their former servitude to the Elves.
*** "There can only be wun 'ousand!" is a reference to ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', and in-universe refers to the size of the clan.



** The Feegles are a [[TheSmurfs bunch of tiny blue men]] with [[TheSmurfettePrinciple a single woman]]...
** Tiffany's speculations about the "witch school" include mention of broomstick-riding lessons, and "Are ye a hag or no'?" is a Feeglish translation of a line from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''. Although Terry says that if the witch school is a reference, it's to ''TheWorstWitch'', which [[OlderThanTheyThink also has broomstick lessons]].
** The ballroom drome-dream resembles a scene from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', while the not-quite-voice ("Fwa waa fwah waa wha?") of Tiffany's dance partner is reminiscent of how adult speech is rendered in the various ''{{Peanuts}}'' animated features.

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** The Feegles are a [[TheSmurfs bunch of tiny blue men]] with Wee Free Men parody ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. Really, really ''tough'' Smurfs. The [[TheSmurfettePrinciple a single woman]]...
one female in the clan]] is called Kelda and rules them as the one with the most magic power.
** Tiffany's speculations about the "witch school" include mention of broomstick-riding lessons, and "Are ye a hag or no'?" is a Feeglish translation of a line from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''. Although Terry says that if the witch school is a reference, it's to ''TheWorstWitch'', ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'', which [[OlderThanTheyThink also has broomstick lessons]].
** The ballroom drome-dream resembles a scene from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'', while the ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
** The
not-quite-voice ("Fwa waa fwah waa wha?") of Tiffany's dance partner (during the ballroom dream) is reminiscent of how adult speech is rendered in the various ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''{{ComicBook/Peanuts}}'' animated features.



** Feegle [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings swords glow blue in the presence of]]... lawyers.

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** Feegle [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings swords glow blue in reference to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', although in-universe they're triggered by the presence of]]... lawyers.of lawyers, not orcs.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Justified: turns out Feegles are Eusocial just like bees. See ShoutOut above.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Justified: turns out Feegles are Eusocial just like bees. See ShoutOut above.JustifiedTrope because the Wee Free Men parody ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. Really, really ''tough'' Smurfs. The one female in the clan is called Kelda and rules them as the one with the most magic power.



* TwiceToldTale: To ''[[Literature/ChildeRowland Childe Rowland and Burde Helen]]'', though in this case [[spoiler:Roland is the one captured by the Elves, and it's the girl who has to rescue him]].
** WordOfGod is that [[https://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.pratchett/msg/d5903104ea79c8c3?hl=en& Sir Terry wasn't familiar with this story]], and it's a coincidence "but it's eerie, innit? I think I might start pretending I had that in mind all along:-)".
*** Strangly enough ''Tiffany'' seems to be aware of that story.

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* TwiceToldTale: To ''[[Literature/ChildeRowland Childe Rowland and Burde Helen]]'', though in this case [[spoiler:Roland is the one captured by the Elves, and it's the girl who has to rescue him]].
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him]]. WordOfGod is that [[https://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.pratchett/msg/d5903104ea79c8c3?hl=en& Sir Terry wasn't familiar with this story]], and it's a coincidence "but it's eerie, innit? I think I might start pretending I had that in mind all along:-)".
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along:-)". Strangly enough ''Tiffany'' seems to be aware of that story.



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Lawyers]]: The Feegles' only weak spot, apart from an inability to get out of pubs.

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Lawyers]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The Feegles' only weak spot, apart from an inability to get out of pubs.pubs, is lawyers.
14th Dec '15 10:55:22 AM Discar
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* HostageMacGuffin: Rare gender reversal where the Baron's ''son'' has been kidnapped. Though it's not clear the Queen of the Elves knew who he was, but his riding out on a horse--which only a Baron's son would do--is implied to have led to his capture. It is fairly clear that that was why the vigilantes who hounded Mrs. Snappery to her death were never held to account (though they would have been if the area had had a real witch).
29th Sep '15 11:35:09 AM ImaginaryMetroid
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* UncannyValley: The Queen is said to look perfect. ''Too'' perfect, in a unnerving way that no human could.
28th Sep '15 9:39:25 PM LBHills
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* OverlyLongName: Not-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Jock-But-Bigger-Than-Wee-Jock Jock. Becomes an OverlyLongGag when he and Tiffany begin discussing the name. Go ahead, read it aloud.

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* OverlyLongName: Not-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Jock-But-Bigger-Than-Wee-Jock Jock. Becomes an OverlyLongGag when he and Tiffany begin discussing the name. Go ahead, That part is difficult to read it aloud.aloud with a straight face.
28th Sep '15 9:38:53 PM LBHills
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* OverlyLongName: Not-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Jock-But-Bigger-Than-Wee-Jock Jock.

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* OverlyLongName: Not-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Jock-But-Bigger-Than-Wee-Jock Jock. Becomes an OverlyLongGag when he and Tiffany begin discussing the name. Go ahead, read it aloud.
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