History Discworld / ThiefOfTime

12th Jan '18 12:30:03 AM Cryoclaste
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* HilariousInHindsight: We are finally given a canonical, in-Universe explanation for Discworld's [[ContinuitySnarl continuity anomalies.]] Later in the book, Lu-Tze [[Creator/DetectiveComics punches]] [[InfiniteCrisis Time.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: We are finally given a canonical, in-Universe explanation for Discworld's [[ContinuitySnarl continuity anomalies.]] Later in the book, Lu-Tze [[Creator/DetectiveComics punches]] [[InfiniteCrisis [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Time.]]
9th Jan '18 7:34:18 AM TheIrregular
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** It's mentioned in passing that Susan has met the Tooth Fairy, the Soul Cake Duck, and Old Man Trouble. The Tooth Fairy encounter took place in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', and Old Man Trouble patronizes Biers like Susan does, but the Soul Cake Duck has yet to appear in any Discworld novel.

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** It's mentioned in passing that Susan has met the Tooth Fairy, the Soul Cake Duck, and Old Man Trouble. The Tooth Fairy encounter took place in ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', and Old Man Trouble patronizes Biers like Susan does, but the Soul Cake Duck has yet to appear never appears in any Discworld novel.
15th Nov '17 3:09:03 PM nighttrainfm
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* TimeStandsStill: {{Deconstructed}} with slicing -- a small pocket of space around the slicer is still subject to the ordinary passage of time, so it is necessary to move around so that the air around you doesn't get used up and cause you to suffocate. Also, touching a fast-moving object like a crossbow bolt is a really bad idea.

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{{Deconstructed}} with slicing -- a small pocket of space around the slicer is still subject to the ordinary passage of time, so it is necessary to move around so that the air around you doesn't get used up and cause you to suffocate. Also, touching a fast-moving object like a crossbow bolt is a really bad idea.



** And then there's what happens if you master the basics and try to go for the high-level stuff. Going for the sweet spot at high slicing levels (where there's a valley in the energy required) and ''missing'' is '''not''' recommended. The guy who discovered the first valley ''theorised'' there existed another, even closer to the point at which no human would survive. It's still only a ''theory'' because, attempting to discover it, he imploded.

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** And then there's what happens if you master the basics and try to go for the high-level stuff. Going for the sweet spot at high slicing levels (where there's a valley in the energy required) and ''missing'' is '''not''' recommended. The guy who discovered the first valley ''theorised'' there existed another, even closer to the point at which no human would survive. It's still only a ''theory'' because, attempting to discover it, he imploded.exploded.
9th Nov '17 7:16:36 PM Bissek
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* ExactWords: Igor assures Jeremy's boss that he sees him pour out a spoonful of his medicine regularly. What he ''doesn't'' mention is that Jeremy then pours the spoonful of medicine down the sink instead of down his throat.
4th Nov '17 4:21:57 PM DaibhidC
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** The clocks ticking in Jeremy's shop - until they all chime at once: to Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.

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** The clocks ticking in Jeremy's shop - until they all chime at once: to Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''. Or possibly the opening scene of ''Film/BackToTheFuture''. (Or both.)
4th Nov '17 12:05:26 AM DragonQuestZ
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* PrettyInMink: Lejean wears a huge white fur coat when she first meets Jeremy, then a mink stole later.

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* PrettyInMink: To help her image as a wealthy socialite, Lejean wears a huge white fur coat when she first meets Jeremy, then a mink stole later.
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.]]
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