History Fridge / SmallGods

15th Jun '16 4:07:05 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* After ''Thief Of Time'' revealed that Brutha's story played out over a century ago from the rest of the world's perspective, the recent increase in Omnian missionary activity in the Ankh-Morpork books makes a lot more sense: Brutha's endorsement of the "Turtle Moves" belief must have seemed to be vindicated when the entire Disc, Omnia included, witnessed the baby world-turtles hatching in ''The Light Fantastic''. Indeed, that event could be what initially kicked off the flood of schisms that beset the Omnian faith for so many years afterward, that culminated in Mightily Oats's internal conflict in ''Carpe Jugulum''.

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* After ''Thief Of Time'' revealed that Brutha's story played out over a century ago from the rest of the world's perspective, the recent increase in Omnian missionary activity in the Ankh-Morpork books makes a lot more sense: Brutha's endorsement of the "Turtle Moves" belief must have seemed to be vindicated when the entire Disc, Omnia included, witnessed the baby world-turtles hatching in ''The Light Fantastic''. Indeed, that event could be what initially kicked off the flood of schisms that beset the Omnian faith for so many years afterward, that culminated in Mightily Oats's internal conflict in ''Carpe Jugulum''.Jugulum''.
** Alternatively: the sudden explosion of schisms happened after Brutha died in the DistantFinale which is right around the start of the main series, and nobody was up to stepping into his shoes. All of the diverse subcults that he'd encouraged to counter the situation the church started the book in were suddenly in direct competition with no common authority to keep it together.
19th Dec '15 11:07:46 AM Discar
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5th Jul '15 8:42:44 AM Sharlee
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* Om took the form of the tortoise because at the time all true belief that Omnians had was in the tortoise. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers and thus gave him this form.

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* Om took the form of the tortoise because at the time all true belief that Omnians had was in the tortoise.Turtle. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers worshipers and thus gave him this form.
4th Jul '15 10:24:37 PM Sharlee
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* Brutha can't read, yet carrying around the contents of the Library causes some of the information written in them to "leak" into his awareness. This ''could'' mean that he's finally starting to grasp how writing works, but it could also mean that he's become host to an entirely-mental version of a "tomb of words", like the Post Office from ''Going Postal''. He's not reading the books, they're ''talking'' to him--and he's ''listening'', the same way he was noted to ''listen'' to others talk earlier in the book.

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* Brutha can't read, yet carrying around the contents of the Library causes some of the information written in them to "leak" into his awareness. This ''could'' mean that he's finally starting to grasp how writing works, but it could also mean that he's become host to an entirely-mental version of a "tomb of words", like the Post Office from ''Going Postal''. He's not reading the books, they're ''talking'' to him--and he's ''listening'', the same way he was noted to ''listen'' to others talk earlier in the book.book.
* After ''Thief Of Time'' revealed that Brutha's story played out over a century ago from the rest of the world's perspective, the recent increase in Omnian missionary activity in the Ankh-Morpork books makes a lot more sense: Brutha's endorsement of the "Turtle Moves" belief must have seemed to be vindicated when the entire Disc, Omnia included, witnessed the baby world-turtles hatching in ''The Light Fantastic''. Indeed, that event could be what initially kicked off the flood of schisms that beset the Omnian faith for so many years afterward, that culminated in Mightily Oats's internal conflict in ''Carpe Jugulum''.
25th Jun '15 2:06:34 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* The book also gave us the NightmareFuel that Vorbis has spent an eternity in a hell of his own making. But why? Because he's in the desert, and he's absolutely alone. He knows it, there can be no doubt, that he is all alone. But he still hears the voice of Om. Because it's his own voice and always has been. The worst HeelRealization ever.
** Everyone in the desert is alone because they believe they have to face it alone. Brutha's seen the desert, and he knows they're not alone, and he knows Om will be there with them. Except for Vorbis, so Brutha's there for him, the only one who needs him.
* FridgeBrilliance: Om took the form of the tortoise because at the time all true belief that Omnians had was in the tortoise. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers and thus gave him this form.
* FridgeBrilliance: Brutha can't read, yet carrying around the contents of the Library causes some of the information written in them to "leak" into his awareness. This ''could'' mean that he's finally starting to grasp how writing works, but it could also mean that he's become host to an entirely-mental version of a "tomb of words", like the Post Office from ''Going Postal''. He's not reading the books, they're ''talking'' to him--and he's ''listening'', the same way he was noted to ''listen'' to others talk earlier in the book.

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* The book also gave us the NightmareFuel that Vorbis has spent an eternity in a hell of his own making. But why? Because he's in the desert, and he's absolutely alone. He knows it, there can be no doubt, that he is all alone. But he still hears the voice of Om. Because it's his own voice and always has been. The worst HeelRealization ever.
** * Everyone in the desert is alone because they believe they have to face it alone. Brutha's seen the desert, and he knows they're not alone, and he knows Om will be there with them. Except for Vorbis, so Brutha's there for him, the only one who needs him.
* FridgeBrilliance: Om took the form of the tortoise because at the time all true belief that Omnians had was in the tortoise. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers and thus gave him this form.
* FridgeBrilliance: Brutha can't read, yet carrying around the contents of the Library causes some of the information written in them to "leak" into his awareness. This ''could'' mean that he's finally starting to grasp how writing works, but it could also mean that he's become host to an entirely-mental version of a "tomb of words", like the Post Office from ''Going Postal''. He's not reading the books, they're ''talking'' to him--and he's ''listening'', the same way he was noted to ''listen'' to others talk earlier in the book.
13th Jan '14 1:28:14 PM MarsJenkar
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* FridgeBrilliance: Brutha can't read, yet carrying around the contents of the Library causes some of the information written in them to "leak" into his awareness. This ''could'' mean that he's finally starting to grasp how writing works, but it could also mean that he's become host to an entirely-mental version of a "tomb of words", like the Post Office from ''Going Postal''. He's not reading the books, they're ''talking'' to him!

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* FridgeBrilliance: Brutha can't read, yet carrying around the contents of the Library causes some of the information written in them to "leak" into his awareness. This ''could'' mean that he's finally starting to grasp how writing works, but it could also mean that he's become host to an entirely-mental version of a "tomb of words", like the Post Office from ''Going Postal''. He's not reading the books, they're ''talking'' to him!him--and he's ''listening'', the same way he was noted to ''listen'' to others talk earlier in the book.
17th Nov '13 11:19:40 AM SharleeD
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* FridgeBrilliance: Om took the form of the tortoise because at the time all true belief that Omnians had was in the tortoise. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers and thus gave him this form.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Om took the form of the tortoise because at the time all true belief that Omnians had was in the tortoise. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers and thus gave him this form.form.
* FridgeBrilliance: Brutha can't read, yet carrying around the contents of the Library causes some of the information written in them to "leak" into his awareness. This ''could'' mean that he's finally starting to grasp how writing works, but it could also mean that he's become host to an entirely-mental version of a "tomb of words", like the Post Office from ''Going Postal''. He's not reading the books, they're ''talking'' to him!
17th Sep '13 9:07:48 PM CassandraLeo
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* FridgeBrilliance: Om took the form of the turtoise because at the time all true belief that omnians had was in the turtoise. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers and thus gave him this form.

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* FridgeBrilliance: Om took the form of the turtoise tortoise because at the time all true belief that omnians Omnians had was in the turtoise.tortoise. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers and thus gave him this form.
19th Jul '13 12:08:36 AM Liliet
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** Everyone in the desert is alone because they believe they have to face it alone. Brutha's seen the desert, and he knows they're not alone, and he knows Om will be there with them. Except for Vorbis, so Brutha's there for him, the only one who needs him.

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** Everyone in the desert is alone because they believe they have to face it alone. Brutha's seen the desert, and he knows they're not alone, and he knows Om will be there with them. Except for Vorbis, so Brutha's there for him, the only one who needs him.him.
*FridgeBrilliance: Om took the form of the turtoise because at the time all true belief that omnians had was in the turtoise. That it moves. They didn't exactly believe in Om, but they still considered themselves his worshippers and thus gave him this form.
19th Jun '12 6:38:58 PM surgoshan
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* The book also gave us the NightmareFuel that Vorbis has spent an eternity in a hell of his own making. But why? Because he's in the desert, and he's absolutely alone. He knows it, there can be no doubt, that he is all alone. But he still hears the voice of Om. Because it's his own voice and always has been. The worst HeelRealization ever.

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* The book also gave us the NightmareFuel that Vorbis has spent an eternity in a hell of his own making. But why? Because he's in the desert, and he's absolutely alone. He knows it, there can be no doubt, that he is all alone. But he still hears the voice of Om. Because it's his own voice and always has been. The worst HeelRealization ever.ever.
** Everyone in the desert is alone because they believe they have to face it alone. Brutha's seen the desert, and he knows they're not alone, and he knows Om will be there with them. Except for Vorbis, so Brutha's there for him, the only one who needs him.
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