History TearJerker / MonstrousRegiment

9th Oct '16 9:52:59 PM SlackerSpice
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* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Corporal Swires literally]] [[JustForPun beans]] [[MoodWhiplash him in the head]].]]

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* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Corporal Swires literally]] [[JustForPun beans]] [[MoodWhiplash him in the head]].]]]]
* The part where Polly remembers buying Paul a set of paints so he could paint birds, and how their mother had punished both of them for it, because pictures of living things (apart from the Duchess) are one of Nuggan's many Abominations.
-->It was a terrible thing. Her mother had been a kind woman, or as kind as a devout woman could be while trying to keep up with the whims of Nuggan, and she'd died slowly and painfully, amid the pictures of the Duchess and among the echoes of unanswered prayers, but that was the memory that crawled treacherously into Polly's mind every time: the fury and the scolding, while the little bird seemed to flutter in the flames.
18th Dec '15 12:54:46 PM shrrgnien
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** Tonker's [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend dark, understated fury]] when she lays out exactly what was done, not to her, but to ''Lofty''. "She was pregnant when she came back" says everything Polly needs to know.
*** Tonker, for all her lack of "middle gears" and generally abrasive nature, treats Lofty like glass. The fact that basic respect and kindness and love being shown to the poor girl is emotional enough to be a genuine tearjerker says a lot about the hell their lives used to be.
9th Jun '15 6:11:57 AM Vandegraff1
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* ...And Jackrum's grand exit. After letting Polly in on the fact that he's [[spoiler: a she as well, and pointing out that his long-lost family probably don't want a fat, tobacco-chewing, swearing old woman turning up and claiming to be their grandma]], Polly points out they'd probably be thrilled to welcome a legendary and honoured sergeant to the family home. Jackrum later writes to show that he is indeed the benign and respected patriarch of his clan now. It's pretty rare that [[spoiler: transgender identity]] is presented as a HappilyEverAfter.

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* ...And Jackrum's grand exit. After letting Polly in on the fact that he's [[spoiler: a she as well, and pointing out that his long-lost family son probably don't doesn't want a fat, tobacco-chewing, swearing old woman turning up and claiming to be their grandma]], his mother]], Polly points out they'd probably be thrilled to welcome a legendary and honoured sergeant to the family home. Jackrum later writes to show that he is indeed the benign and respected patriarch of his clan now. It's pretty rare that [[spoiler: transgender identity]] is presented as a HappilyEverAfter.
27th May '15 3:46:21 AM SventheCrusader
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* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Angua literally]] [[JustForPun beans]] [[MoodWhiplash him in the head]].]]

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* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Angua Corporal Swires literally]] [[JustForPun beans]] [[MoodWhiplash him in the head]].]]
26th May '15 7:58:39 PM SventheCrusader
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* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Angua literally [[JustForPun beans]] him in the head.]]]]

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* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Angua literally literally]] [[JustForPun beans]] [[MoodWhiplash him in the head.]]]]head]].]]
26th May '15 7:58:12 PM SventheCrusader
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* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Angua literally [[JustForPun beans]] him in the head.]]

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* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Angua literally [[JustForPun beans]] him in the head.]]]]]]
26th May '15 7:57:47 PM SventheCrusader
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'''Jackrum:''' Oh, I dare say I sobbed a bit too, once in a while.

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'''Jackrum:''' Oh, I dare say I sobbed a bit too, once in a while.while.
* Mal nearly losing control of himself at the climax of the book after a substantial period of coffee withdrawal, followed by his immediate demand that [[HeroicSacrifice Igorina kill him before he hurts one of his squadmates]]. [[spoiler: [[MoodWhiplash And then Angua literally [[JustForPun beans]] him in the head.]]
11th Oct '14 1:19:18 AM Roo
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* ...And Jackrum's grand exit. After letting Polly in on the fact that he's [[spoiler: a she as well, and pointing out that his long-lost family probably don't want a fat, tobacco-chewing, swearing old woman turning up and claiming to be their grandma]], Polly points out they'd probably be thrilled to welcome a legendary and honoured sergeant to the family home. Jackrum later writes to show that he is indeed the benign and respected patriarch of his clan now. It's pretty rare that [[spoiler: transgender identity]] is presented as a HappilyEverAfter.

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* ...And Jackrum's grand exit. After letting Polly in on the fact that he's [[spoiler: a she as well, and pointing out that his long-lost family probably don't want a fat, tobacco-chewing, swearing old woman turning up and claiming to be their grandma]], Polly points out they'd probably be thrilled to welcome a legendary and honoured sergeant to the family home. Jackrum later writes to show that he is indeed the benign and respected patriarch of his clan now. It's pretty rare that [[spoiler: transgender identity]] is presented as a HappilyEverAfter.HappilyEverAfter.
-->'''Jackrum:''' Are you crying, Perks?\\
'''Polly:''' Well... it's a bit sad, sarge.\\
'''Jackrum:''' Oh, I dare say I sobbed a bit too, once in a while.
19th Sep '13 7:37:22 PM Dalillama
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* "Yes, a good swipe at head height would kill . . . ''some mother's son, some sister's brother, some lad who'd followed the drum for a shilling and his first new suit. If only she'd been trained, if only she'd had a few weeks stabbing straw men until she could believe that all men were made of straw'' "
24th Jul '13 4:17:42 AM Kyrillion
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* ...And Jackrum's grand exit. After letting Polly in on the fact that he's [[spoiler: a she as well]], and pointing out that his long-lost family probably don't want a fat, tobacco-chewing, swearing [[spoiler: old woman]] turning up and claiming to be their [[spoiler: grandma]], Polly points out they'd probably be thrilled to welcome a legendary and honoured sergeant to the family home. Jackrum later writes to show that he is indeed the benign and respected patriarch of his clan now. It's pretty rare that transgender identity is presented as a HappilyEverAfter.

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* ...And Jackrum's grand exit. After letting Polly in on the fact that he's [[spoiler: a she as well]], well, and pointing out that his long-lost family probably don't want a fat, tobacco-chewing, swearing [[spoiler: old woman]] woman turning up and claiming to be their [[spoiler: grandma]], Polly points out they'd probably be thrilled to welcome a legendary and honoured sergeant to the family home. Jackrum later writes to show that he is indeed the benign and respected patriarch of his clan now. It's pretty rare that [[spoiler: transgender identity identity]] is presented as a HappilyEverAfter.
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