History Literature / Discworld

12th Feb '16 7:07:21 AM crazysamaritan
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* CorruptPolitician: Subverted by Ephebe. They have the only elected politician on the disc, a new one is elected every five years on the basis of honesty, and they call him [[GeniusBonus The Tyrant]]. It's his actual title. ** The residents of Fourecks always throw their politicians in prison immediately after they're elected, [[GenreSavvy to save time.]]
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* CorruptPolitician: CorruptPolitician: ** Subverted by Ephebe. They have the only elected politician on the disc, a new one is elected every five years on the basis of honesty, and they call him [[GeniusBonus The Tyrant]]. It's his actual title. ** The residents of Fourecks always throw their politicians in prison immediately after they're elected, [[GenreSavvy to save time.]]

* GenreSavvy and DangerouslyGenreSavvy
3rd Feb '16 6:06:32 AM Thranx
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** This appears to be an article of faith with the golems, or at least the oldest golem, Anghammarad. He failed in his mission to deliver a message several thousand years ago. Being immortal and nigh-indestructible, he resolves to wait for the universe to reboot and do it right the second time around.
3rd Feb '16 5:47:33 AM Thranx
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*** A case could be made for Vetinari being just as crazy as his predecessors, with the silver lining that his mania is an obsessive desire to see the city run smoothly. It helps that he has the inventive genius to back it up.
3rd Feb '16 5:13:49 AM Thranx
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** It popped back in for a terrific LeaningOnTheFourthWall gag when PTerry finally started breaking Discworld books into chapters. In GoingPostal, the chapter in between 7 and 9 is titled "Chapter 7A."
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** It popped back in for a terrific LeaningOnTheFourthWall gag when PTerry Pterry finally started breaking Discworld books into chapters. In GoingPostal, Discworld/GoingPostal, the chapter in between 7 and 9 is titled "Chapter 7A."
3rd Feb '16 5:11:12 AM Thranx
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** It popped back in for a terrific LeaningOnTheFourthWall gag when PTerry finally started breaking Discworld books into chapters. In GoingPostal, the chapter in between 7 and 9 is titled "Chapter 7A."
27th Jan '16 5:42:39 AM MattStriker
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** In the later books, the inhabitants of Ankh-Morpork have become aware that there is a werewolf in the City Watch...but for [[AmbiguouslyHuman some reason]], most assume that it is Nobby Nobbs.
13th Jan '16 6:06:50 AM AgProv
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tidying
* YouSquared: The bar brawl version is known as the "Double Andrew", and is [[ItMakesSenseInContext worth quite a lot of points]]. Bar brawls in Ankh-Morpork have become somewhat formalized. There are formal scoring rules, judging, official teams, and extensive brawl planning. They even have an Igor on standby to stitch back on anything that happens to get cut off (and they recommended having your name tattooed on extremities to make sure he stitches the right bits back on you). The impression is more of sport or folk dancing, or particularly stylised martial arts. Of course any resemblence to the choreographed and pre-arranged outcome of a typical ProfessionalWrestling bout, possibly of the old-school british style, is all in the mind of the beholder.
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* YouSquared: The bar brawl version is known as the "Double Andrew", and is [[ItMakesSenseInContext worth quite a lot of points]]. Bar brawls in Ankh-Morpork have become somewhat formalized. There are formal scoring rules, judging, official teams, and extensive brawl planning. They even have an Igor on standby to stitch back on anything that happens to get cut off (and they recommended having your name tattooed on extremities to make sure he stitches the right bits back on you). The impression is more of sport or folk dancing, or particularly stylised martial arts. Of course course, any resemblence to the choreographed and pre-arranged outcome of a typical ProfessionalWrestling bout, possibly of the cheap-and-cheerful old-school british British style, is all in the mind of the beholder.
13th Jan '16 6:05:31 AM AgProv
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It's all in the mind, you know.
* YouSquared: The bar brawl version is known as the "Double Andrew", and is [[ItMakesSenseInContext worth quite a lot of points]]. Bar brawls in Ankh-Morpork have become somewhat formalized. There are formal scoring rules, judging, official teams, and extensive brawl planning. They even have an Igor on standby to stitch back on anything that happens to get cut off (and they recommended having your name tattooed on extremities to make sure he stitches the right bits back on you). The impression is more of sport or folk dancing, or particularly stylised martial arts.
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* YouSquared: The bar brawl version is known as the "Double Andrew", and is [[ItMakesSenseInContext worth quite a lot of points]]. Bar brawls in Ankh-Morpork have become somewhat formalized. There are formal scoring rules, judging, official teams, and extensive brawl planning. They even have an Igor on standby to stitch back on anything that happens to get cut off (and they recommended having your name tattooed on extremities to make sure he stitches the right bits back on you). The impression is more of sport or folk dancing, or particularly stylised martial arts. Of course any resemblence to the choreographed and pre-arranged outcome of a typical ProfessionalWrestling bout, possibly of the old-school british style, is all in the mind of the beholder.
11th Jan '16 4:26:53 PM AgProv
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** The Counterweight Continent (no doubt that's just the Morkporkian name for it) is the FarEast, mostly Japan and China.
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** The Counterweight Continent (no doubt that's just the Morkporkian name for it) is the FarEast, mostly Japan and China.China, although Thailand and its food gets a honourable mention, and a Discworld Expy of Korea sneaks into the last couple of books.

*** Klatch is large enough that different parts of it function as expies for Turkey, Arabia, Pakistan, and India. ** XXXX (or Fourecks) is [[LandDownUnder a big canvas of Australian cliches]].
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*** Klatch is large enough that different parts of it function as expies for Turkey, Ancient Egypt, the biblical Middle East, Arabia, Persia, and Pakistan, and India. [[note]]"India" shades into the different region of Ghat[[/note]]. ** XXXX (or Fourecks) is [[LandDownUnder a big canvas of Australian cliches]]. Its neighbouring "Foggy Islands" evoke the Maori name for New Zealand, "Land of the long fog".

** Howandaland is sketched out as DarkestAfrica, but hasn't been seen much in the books.
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** Howandaland is sketched out as DarkestAfrica, DarkestAfrica with a tantalising hint of white colonial Africa, but hasn't been seen much in the books.books. [[note]]it was revealed that at his death, Terry was working on a novel provisionally entitled ''The Dark Incontinent'', which would have tied together all the scattered hints and mentions of Howondaland in much the same way ''Discworld/TheLastContinent'' built on all the previously scalltered details about XXXX[[/note]]

** Genua is New Orleans, Louisiana in its first appearance, but in later books it becomes a counterpart of Italy.
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** Genua is New Orleans, Louisiana in its first appearance, but in later books it becomes a counterpart of Italy. In still later books Brindisi became the Expy of italy.
10th Jan '16 9:43:24 AM morenohijazo
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* SuicideDare: Ankh-Morpork citizens spying a potential building jumper will start shouting advice on the best buildings to jump from. PlayedForLaughs, (like virtually everything else) in Ankh-Morpork.
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