History Discworld / ThiefOfTime

12th Oct '17 2:43:18 AM Eolewyn1010
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** This artficial beauty and the fact that she doesn't quite know how to handle a human body (not always submitting to gravity, having an empty facial expression most of the time, having no body smell at all) lead to Jeremy assuming at first she might be a zombie and to Igor [[UncannyValley feeling highly uncomfortable at her presence.]]
6th Sep '17 8:59:48 AM Chabal2
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* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Mrs. War (a Valkyrie) henpecks her husband for nearly all her time onscreen. But when War gets his HesBack moment (and his spine back), she blushes happily when he commands her to leave.


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** When hungry, Lobsang asks if monks know a technique to feed on air, Lu-Tze responds "On the planet Sausage, maybe". At the very end [[spoiler:Chaos]] says there are planets made entirely of chocolate.


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* NotSoDire: Three novices once pushed over Lu-Tze's shrine (when he was already a MemeticBadass). The abbot tells them that until they find the courage to confess to Lu-Tze and then face him in the final dojo to learn his Way, they will remain sweepers.
--> And the story continues: The novice who had protested that it was only the shrine of a sweeper ran away from the temple, the student who said nothing remained a sweeper for the rest of his life, and the student who had seen the inevitable shape of the story went, after much agonizing and several months of meticulous sweeping, to Lu-Tze and knelt and asked to be shown the Right Way. Whereupon the Sweeper took him to the dojo of the Tenth Djim, with its terrible multi-bladed fighting machines and its fearsome serrated weapons such as the clong-clong and the uppsi. The story runs that the Sweeper then opened a cupboard at the back of the dojo and produced a broom and spake thusly: "One hand here and the other here, understand? People never get it right."
30th Aug '17 5:40:37 AM Andyroid
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* WillfullyWeak: [[spoiler: During their sparring match at the end, Lu Tze points out that Lobsang, as the new incarnation of Time, could just rewrite the timeline or even erase Lu Tze from history in order to win their match. Lobsang knows he could, but also knows he could never live with himself if he used his full power for such petty reasons.]]
22nd Aug '17 11:30:26 PM PaulA
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* {{Synchronization}}: When [[spoiler:Lobsang and Jeremy]] are near each other they exhibit this. [[spoiler:The unconscious Jeremy echoes everything Lobsang says, and when Susan pinches Jeremy, Lobsang feels it too.]]
20th Aug '17 2:34:47 AM Azaram
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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Assuming she qualified as a woman at all, Myria [=LeJean=]/Unity. Though they don't really get human standards of beauty, the Auditors copied her features from what was considered the most beautiful ''painting'' of a woman in the world ('Woman Holding a Ferret', a reference to 'Lady With an Ermine'), then improved upon them by erasing imperfections, adjusting symmetry, that sort of thing. One can't help but picture Photoshop or something as applied to reality.

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* WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Assuming she qualified as a woman at all, Myria [=LeJean=]/Unity. Though they don't really get human standards of beauty, the Auditors copied her features from what was considered the most beautiful ''painting'' of a woman in the world ('Woman Holding a Ferret', a reference to 'Lady '[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_with_an_Ermine#/media/File:Dama_z_gronostajem.jpg Lady With an Ermine'), Ermine]]'), then improved upon them by erasing imperfections, adjusting symmetry, that sort of thing. One can't help but picture Photoshop or something as applied to reality.
20th Aug '17 2:10:41 AM Azaram
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* TheKeyIsBehindTheLock: There's a recurring metaphor about "opening a box with the crowbar you'll find inside".

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* TheKeyIsBehindTheLock: [[TheKeyIsBehindTheLock The Crowbar is Inside the Box]]: There's a recurring metaphor about "opening a box with the crowbar you'll find inside".inside".
** Done literally with the Igor shipped in a crate to Jeremy. He pushes the crowbar out of the crate through an airhole so Jeremy can open it since the shippers ignored 'This Way Up'.
20th Aug '17 1:58:18 AM Azaram
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* ClockworkCreature: One of Igor's previous insane masters constructed a "ticktock man" from wires and springs, programmed with hole-punched paper tape. It could sweep the floor and make a cup of tea, unless it bumped something - in which case it broke the furniture and made a cup of enraged cat.

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* ClockworkCreature: One of Igor's previous insane masters constructed a "ticktock man" from wires and springs, programmed with hole-punched paper tape. It could sweep the floor and make a nice cup of tea, unless it bumped something - in which case it broke the furniture and made a furious cup of enraged cat.
20th Aug '17 1:52:23 AM Azaram
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And meanwhile, Death has a job of his own: mustering the other three Horsemen of the Apocalypse →_←, and recruiting his granddaughter Susan to intervene so the Apocalypse won't happen at all.

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And meanwhile, Death has a job of his own: mustering the other three Horsemen of the Apocalypse →_←, Apocalypse, and recruiting his granddaughter Susan to intervene so the Apocalypse won't happen at all.
17th Aug '17 10:44:19 PM Chabal2
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** The opening scene begins with Death watching a demonstration involving large quantities of buttered toast, before the subject moves on; several pages and an extended flashback sequence later, when the reader is unlikely to be actively recalling the scene's beginning, the scene ends with Death doing a comic pratfall after slipping in some spilled butter.

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** The opening scene begins with Death watching a demonstration involving large quantities of buttered toast, before the subject moves on; several pages and an extended flashback sequence later, when the reader is unlikely to be actively recalling the scene's beginning, the scene ends with Death doing a comic pratfall after slipping in some spilled butter. The explanation for this experiment (every toast ends up butter-side down) is explained much later as malignity- ordinary objects becoming more hostile to non-objects (garden hoses tangling up) is an indicator of increased Auditor activity or presence.



* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Even after becoming Time incarnate]], Lobsang doesn't stand a chance against Lu-Tze.



* EvilLawyerJoke: Igor opens the door when Myria brings colleagues, and his tone of voice makes it clear what he thinks of them.
--> Her ladythip is here... and thee hath brought ''lawyerth.''



* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[spoiler: Myria [=LeJean=]/Unity]] in the museum; she uses a family of squatters as furniture, even offering [[spoiler: Susan and Lobsang]] to "pull up a child and have a seat."

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[spoiler: Myria [=LeJean=]/Unity]] in the museum; museum after time stops; she uses a family of squatters as furniture, even offering [[spoiler: Susan and Lobsang]] to "pull up a child and have a seat."



* {{Kiai}}: The monks' various martial arts use FunnyBruceLeeNoises, allowing the ArrogantKungFuGuy to turn "ohshee" into "oh shit" when he learns who he's fighting.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Lu-Tze is generally easy-going and seems to view the world as a big joke that only he is in on, but when it seems like he and Lobsang are going to be too late to stop time being destroyed, he becomes entirely serious and short-tempered.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Lu-Tze is generally easy-going and seems to view the world as a big joke that only he is in on, but when it seems like he and Lobsang are going to be too late to stop time being destroyed, destroyed (again), he becomes entirely serious and short-tempered.short-tempered. Downplayed at the very end, where he displays frightening keeness and helpfulness in front of the chief acolyte in order to get the ceremony going.



* RogueDrone: Lady Myria [=LeJean=]. Once she picks up a physical body, a name, and a gender, she starts seeing life as less of a blight on the perfection of the universe.

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* RogueDrone: Lady Myria [=LeJean=]. Once she picks up a physical body, a name, and a gender, she starts seeing life as less of a blight on the perfection of the universe. And had the other Auditors spent the same amount of time, they would likely have done the same.



* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: It turns out nowhere in the Code of the Igors do they need to stay once the angry mob arrives.



** When Susan and Lobsang meet after time is frozen, she asks if he's got rhythm, then if he's got music. She then observes "And you certainly haven't got a girl. I saw Old Man Trouble just a while ago, you'd best avoid him" which is a reference to the song "Who Could Ask For Anything More" by Music/IrvingBerlin

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** When Susan and Lobsang meet after time is frozen, she asks if he's got rhythm, then if he's got music. She then observes "And you certainly haven't got a girl. I saw Old Man Trouble just a while ago, you'd best avoid him" which is a reference to the song "Who Could Ask For Anything More" by Music/IrvingBerlinMusic/IrvingBerlin.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Angel of the Iron Book seemed pretty indignant, then vanished.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Angel of the Iron Book seemed pretty indignant, indignant (being told the work that contains your only appearance is no longer canon will do that to you), then vanished.
17th Aug '17 10:55:31 AM Grey_Wolf_c
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** Leonardo Da Quirm had it happen to him so often he tried to invent a helmet he could wear in bed so he'd stop waking up to designs of siege engines with carefully listed set of parts scribbled all over his sheets.
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