History Discworld / UnseenAcademicals

8th Jan '17 6:35:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AllPsychologyIsFreudian: Mr. Nutt's method of psychotherapy revolves around acknowledging repressed memories and emotions (especially vis-a-vis paternal/maternal conflict), and is based entirely on Uberwaldian philosophy which comes complete with nonsensical Germanesque names. He even adopts the stock gag-Austrian accent (with "ze" for "the"), explaining that it's "soothing". And afterwards, he asks for a [[FreudWasRight cigar.]]

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* AllPsychologyIsFreudian: Mr. Nutt's method of psychotherapy revolves around acknowledging repressed memories and emotions (especially vis-a-vis paternal/maternal conflict), and is based entirely on Uberwaldian philosophy which comes complete with nonsensical Germanesque names. He even adopts the stock gag-Austrian accent (with "ze" for "the"), explaining that it's "soothing". And afterwards, he asks for a [[FreudWasRight cigar.]]
20th Dec '16 11:38:44 AM Lullabee
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Contains the only example in the series of the Patrician laughing out loud:

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Contains one of the only example examples in the series of the Patrician laughing out loud:
6th Dec '16 7:00:58 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* OffingTheMouth: The intellectual but totally unstreetwise Orc Mr Nutt gets this treatment from a gang of proto-football hooligans. His mistake was to try to engage them in debate on mob psychology and the sociopathology of overcrowded juvenile male rats. Nutt gets stabbed and left for dead by the gang.

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* OffingTheMouth: The intellectual but totally unstreetwise Orc [[spoiler:Orc]] Mr Nutt gets this treatment from a gang of proto-football hooligans. His mistake was to try to engage them in debate on mob psychology and the sociopathology of overcrowded juvenile male rats. Nutt gets stabbed and left for dead by the gang.
6th Dec '16 4:29:30 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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--> '''Lady Margolotta:''' I would like you to teach [[spoiler:[the orcs]]] civilized behaviour.

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--> '''Lady Margolotta:''' I would like you to teach [[spoiler:[the orcs]]] civilized orcs] ]]civilized behaviour.
6th Dec '16 4:29:13 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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--> '''Lady Margolotta:''' I would like you to teach [the orcs] civilized behaviour.

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--> '''Lady Margolotta:''' I would like you to teach [the orcs] [[spoiler:[the orcs]]] civilized behaviour.
11th Nov '16 6:21:52 AM LadyJafaria
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* CordonBleughChef: After Nutt comes BackFromTheDead (that's a simplification; see [[spoiler: OurOrcsAreDifferent]]), the Igor attending him gives him a tuna, spaghetti and jam sandwich. With sprinkles.


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* WhodunnitToMe: Not a major part of the book (Nutt ''knows'' Whodunnit To Him, but wasn't actually brought back ''by'' the Igor so is allowed to walk out of hospital), but it's implied that this is a part of Watch procedure, given that there's an actual rule where "if it took an Igor to bring you back, you were dead." I.E. your case would be pursued as a murder.
8th Nov '16 7:47:05 AM GGCrono
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* AsymmetricDilemma: The footnote on the first page about the Ankh-Morporkian system of government notes that "Everyone was entitled to vote, unless disqualified by reason of age or not being Lord Vetinari." If you can't vote because your city is ruled by a tyrant, why even mention age?

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* AsymmetricDilemma: The footnote on the first page about the Ankh-Morporkian system of government notes that "Everyone was entitled to vote, unless disqualified by reason of age or not being Lord Vetinari." If you can't vote because your city is ruled by a tyrant, why even mention age?
20th Oct '16 7:41:41 AM DaibhidC
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** Buried in the list of previously unmentioned seats of learning where Macarona has degrees is "Chubb". In the UK, Chubb is the name of a well-known manufacturer of high-security locks; a stealth pun on Yale.
7th Aug '16 5:58:57 AM LadyJafaria
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* AsymmetricDilemma: The footnote on the first page about the Ankh-Morporkian system of government notes that "Everyone was entitled to vote, unless disqualified by reason of age or not being Lord Vetinari." If you can't vote because your city is ruled by a tyrant, why even mention age?
30th Jul '16 11:59:41 AM nombretomado
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** The reference to ''RomeoAndJuliet'' gets {{lampshaded}} near the end of the book, when [[spoiler:Glenda]] comments about how an in-universe play (named ''[[StarCrossedLovers Starcrossed]]'') is [[ThisIsReality unrealistic]]. (The play in question has been written by Hwel, [[Discworld/WyrdSisters a character from an earlier book]] who is the Disc's Creator/WilliamShakespeare.)
** The first few pages are an extended ShoutOut[=/=]parody of DanBrown.

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** The reference to ''RomeoAndJuliet'' ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' gets {{lampshaded}} near the end of the book, when [[spoiler:Glenda]] comments about how an in-universe play (named ''[[StarCrossedLovers Starcrossed]]'') is [[ThisIsReality unrealistic]]. (The play in question has been written by Hwel, [[Discworld/WyrdSisters a character from an earlier book]] who is the Disc's Creator/WilliamShakespeare.)
** The first few pages are an extended ShoutOut[=/=]parody of DanBrown.Creator/DanBrown.
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