History Fanfic / SlippingBetweenWorlds

15th May '17 7:23:10 PM nombretomado
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* TheTroubles: the chapters set in Northern Ireland.
29th Dec '16 9:34:28 AM nombretomado
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* TheApartheidEra: The story is set in 1985 when apartheid was still a going concern. It ''certainly'' is on the Discworld, in Rimwards Howondaland. Also Hans Ruijterman, the drifter from Rhodesia who ends up in the British Army because fighting for a living is all he knows. And he's good at it. Vetinari calls him a mercenary...
13th Aug '16 6:00:00 PM nombretomado
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* WorldBuilding: Part of an ongoing attempt to expand Pratchett's disordered and often internally contradictory ''{{Discworld}}'' by adding countries hinted at or barely there in the canon, giving them backstories that fit, and smoothing out contentious bits of the discworld timeline. [[note]] ''There are no timeline difficulties. Only alternate pasts.'' - t. Pratchett.[[/note]].

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* WorldBuilding: Part of an ongoing attempt to expand Pratchett's disordered and often internally contradictory ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' by adding countries hinted at or barely there in the canon, giving them backstories that fit, and smoothing out contentious bits of the discworld timeline. [[note]] ''There are no timeline difficulties. Only alternate pasts.'' - t. Pratchett.[[/note]].
23rd Jun '16 11:22:55 AM WanderingBrowser
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* FunetikAccent: All over the place, as is normal for Discworld. As a consequence, two of the soldiers mistake {{golem}}s (giant animate statues of clay) as being ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollums]]'', leading to a rather rude awakening at the Species Awareness Raising in chapter 49. The author notes that this is a reference to an incident where he made a similar mistake whilst playing a game of ''TabletopGame/Dungeons&Dragons'', resulting in his character being mashed by an iron golem after he took it on singlehandedly.

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* FunetikAccent: All over the place, as is normal for Discworld. As a consequence, two of the soldiers mistake {{golem}}s (giant animate statues of clay) as being ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollums]]'', leading to a rather rude awakening at the Species Awareness Raising in chapter 49. The author notes that this is a reference to an incident where he made a similar mistake whilst playing a game of ''TabletopGame/Dungeons&Dragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', resulting in his character being mashed by an iron golem after he took it on singlehandedly.
28th Jun '15 6:51:14 PM AgProv
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* MonsterFunFacts: Sally von Humpeding patiently explains to Philip why vampires in relationships with human men are worried by neither contraception nor STD's. Apparently human sperm can't cut it and nor can human diseases. They're too weak and wimpy for vampire systems.
** Apparently there is also a Monster Manual designed for the information of new members of the city Watch that explains all about non-human sentient species. Philip holtack gets a courtesy copy.
21st Feb '15 9:35:36 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ConspiracyTheorist: AMUFORA is one of the TooDumbToLive variety, insisting that the Kite was an alien spacecraft despite the very public construction and deployment of the ship ''from'' Ankh-Morpork in the first place, and that it departed to its own world, as opposed to the reality that it was torn apart as scavenge by the thieving bastards who are native Ankh-Morporkians.



* CrossCulturalKerfuffle: Repeatedly, in the interactions between the British and the Discworlders.
** Seven Platoon are quite baffled upon hearing the Discworlders asking about their guns speaking to them. They're just ''tools'', why in the world would they speak?



* FunetikAccent: All over the place, as is normal for Discworld. As a consequence, two of the soldiers mistake {{golem}}s (giant animate statues of clay) as being ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gollums]]'', leading to a rather rude awakening at the Species Awareness Raising in chapter 49. The author notes that this is a reference to an incident where he made a similar mistake whilst playing a game of ''TabletopGame/Dungeons&Dragons'', resulting in his character being mashed by an iron golem after he took it on singlehandedly.



* MythologyGag:
** On the few occasions where they handle them, Discworld characters report hearing the Platoon's rifles talking to them. This is the phenomena that made the gonne so dangerous in ''Discworld/MenAtArms''.
** AMUFORA references Leonardo da Quirm's Kite from ''Discworld/TheLastHero''.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Some of the main characters show bigoted opinions of the Irish.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Some of the main characters show bigoted opinions of the Irish.Irish, though since they are British soldiers straight out of The Troubles, this is sort of Justified.
** In a weird InUniverse moment, several of the seven have to attend a "corrective meeting" after expressing what Discworlders think of as prejudiced, racist comments about the Undead, dwarves, trolls and golems.


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* SoapboxSadie: Ms. Estrella Partleigh and Countess Von Vinkling are both treated as this; as a consequence, Seven Patrol thoroughly enjoys taking the piss out of them throughout the Species Awareness raising meeting. In contrast, Ms. Dearheart and her no-nonsense, straightforward attitude about golems earns nothing but respect from her audience.
19th Feb '15 8:08:29 PM jormis29
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* MenInBlack: Vetinari's Dark Clerks, Assassins in government service, sent out to assess rumours of an alien visitation and to monitor public unrest at this news.

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* MenInBlack: TheMenInBlack: Vetinari's Dark Clerks, Assassins in government service, sent out to assess rumours of an alien visitation and to monitor public unrest at this news.
27th Sep '14 7:03:36 AM DebugModeCat
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* PistolWhipping: Philip Holtack performs a variant of this when seriously provoked, to emphasise that the British Army is enforcing law and order, whether or not the natives want it. It knocks his rifle barrel out of true and has potentially fatal consequences.

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* PistolWhipping: Philip Holtack performs a variant of this when seriously provoked, to emphasise that the British Army is enforcing law and order, whether or not the natives want it.provoked. It knocks his rifle barrel out of true and has potentially fatal consequences.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Some of the main characters show bigoted opinions of the Irish.
27th Sep '14 6:57:22 AM DebugModeCat
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* LaResistance: The IRA.


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* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry: The IRA's motivation.


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* WellIntentionedExtremist: The IRA.
8th Aug '14 3:18:29 AM AgProv
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* PistolWhipping: Philip Holtack performs a variant of this when seriously provoked, to emphasise that the British Army is enforcing law and order, whether or not the natives want it. It knocks his rifle barrel out of true and has potentially fatal consequences.
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