History Headscratchers / Discworld

15th Dec '16 6:27:30 AM maticro
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* In French, the word 'Singe' means both Monkey and Ape. So how do the French translations of Discworld novels deal with the fact that it is 'monkey' and not 'ape' that is the Librarians BerserkButton.

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* In French, the word 'Singe' means both Monkey and Ape. So how do the French translations of Discworld novels deal with the fact that it is 'monkey' and not 'ape' that is the Librarians BerserkButton
** They use the word 'anthropoïde' . 'Singe' is used for the
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28th Nov '16 9:22:35 AM isolato
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** Yep. TheoryofNarrativeCausality is one thing and genetics another, and if Carrot just don't grow facial hair well, a dwarf with scruffy beard would not look well. After all Carrot is dwarf ''and'' six foot six tall. Not to mention that he's also a spit-clean [[TheIdealist idealist]] [[RightfulKingReturns rightful heir to the throne]], so in his case there are several tropes in play simultaneously, not all of which go well with a bearded face.

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** Yep. TheoryofNarrativeCausality TheoryOfNarrativeCausality is one thing and genetics another, and if Carrot just don't grow facial hair well, a dwarf with scruffy beard would not look well. After all Carrot is dwarf ''and'' six foot six tall. Not to mention that he's also a spit-clean [[TheIdealist idealist]] [[RightfulKingReturns rightful heir to the throne]], so in his case there are several tropes in play simultaneously, not all of which go well with a bearded face.
23rd Nov '16 9:38:00 AM isolato
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** "''Personal not the same as important''" - actually I believe he originally said that personal is not ''always'' the same as important (i.e. sometimes can be). This got somewhat {{flanderize}}d, but then - OOCIsSeriousBusiness.
23rd Nov '16 9:14:42 AM isolato
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** ''Krisma. Bags of krisma''. He has indeed a very special relationship to Ankh-Morpork, but he still exudes charisma whenever he goes.
23rd Nov '16 9:09:46 AM isolato
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** Yep. TheoryofNarrativeCausality is one thing and genetics another, and if Carrot just don't grow facial hair well, a dwarf with scruffy beard would not look well. After all Carrot is dwarf ''and'' six foot six tall. Not to mention that he's also a spit-clean [[TheIdealist idealist]] [[RightfulKingReturns rightful heir to the throne]], so in his case there are several tropes in play simultaneously, not all of which go well with a bearded face.
30th Oct '16 9:46:26 AM nombretomado
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** The "officially unofficial" ''{{GURPS}}'' book says that Sto Helit is currently run on a day-to-day basis by a council of burghers, but when Susan's in town what she says goes ... eventually.

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** The "officially unofficial" ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' book says that Sto Helit is currently run on a day-to-day basis by a council of burghers, but when Susan's in town what she says goes ... eventually.
25th Aug '16 11:38:38 AM MrDeath
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* As was formerly mentioned, Vetinary is most likely only as unfailable as he is (and this Troper likes Vetinari), as he is 'only' an important minor charakter. As the discworld goes, it is not that unlikely that even discworlds fate and luck have him as such a charakter in the game, and thus nothit to hard by any of them but if he should ever become a main charakter of his own book (wich won't happen now), he would be an in Universe main Charakter as well and his ability to fail would grow a lot, if only for some time, as fate and luck would pay much more attention to him. This Troper thinks that Vetinary is most likelynot one of the Ladys figures as he lacks beeing a wild card like Rincewind and Vimes but most likely not fates as well.

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* As was formerly mentioned, Vetinary Vetinari is most likely only as unfailable infallable as he is (and this Troper likes Vetinari), as he is 'only' an important minor charakter. character. As the discworld goes, it is not that unlikely that even discworlds fate Discworld's Fate and luck Luck have him as such a charakter character in the game, and thus nothit to not hit too hard by any of them but if he should ever become a main charakter character of his own book (wich won't happen now), he would be an in Universe InUniverse main Charakter character as well and his ability to fail would grow a lot, if only for some time, as fate Fate and luck Luck would pay much more attention to him. This Troper thinks that Vetinary Vetinari is most likelynot likely not one of the Ladys Lady's figures as he lacks beeing a wild card like Rincewind and Vimes but most likely not fates Fate's as well.
25th Aug '16 8:00:27 AM wusch
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* As was formerly mentioned, Vetinary is most likely only as unfailable as he is (and this Troper likes Vetinari), as he is 'only' an important minor charakter. As the discworld goes, it is not that unlikely that even discworlds fate and luck have him as such a charakter in the game, and thus nothit to hard by any of them but if he should ever become a main charakter of his own book (wich won't happen now), he would be an in Universe main Charakter as well and his ability to fail would grow a lot, if only for some time, as fate and luck would pay much more attention to him. This Troper thinks that Vetinary is most likelynot one of the Ladys figures as he lacks beeing a wild card like Rincewind and Vimes but most likely not fates as well.
15th Aug '16 7:25:42 PM Whoa15
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** What are you talking about? I, for one, find these things very interesting, thankyouverymuch.
23rd Jul '16 2:48:55 PM DaibhidC
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** As far as lycanthropy being hereditary goes, well, so is vampirism, as illustrated by the Magpyrs. The fact Countess Magpyr wasn't ''born'' a vampire is actually seen as noteworthy.
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