History TearJerker / ReaperMan

5th Jul '17 5:44:40 AM Andyroid
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* The initial description of Miss Flitworth's farm is profoundly melancholy, speaking of a once-bustling farm now lonely and fallen on hard times.
-->Picture a cool, dark room, glimpsed through the open doorway. This isn't a room that people live in a lot. It's a room for people who live outdoors but have to come inside sometimes, when it gets dark. It's a room for harnesses and dogs, a room where oilskins are hung up to dry. There's a beer barrel by the door. There are flagstones on the floor and, along the ceiling beams, hooks for bacon. There's a scrubbed table that thirty hungry men could sit down at.\\
There are no men. There are no dogs. There is no beer. There is no bacon.
26th Jun '17 5:42:44 PM Andyroid
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* There's a scene which pretty much summarises Miss Flitworth's personality, in which she talks about how after her fiancé died she was expected to spend all her time moping around in a decrepit wedding dress weeping, but instead she got on with her life. At the end of the book Death opens Miss Flitworth's chests that no-one has ever seen inside and finds [[spoiler:it contains her old wedding veil; she still thinks about her fiancé]].

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* The entire scene where Miss Flitworth invites Bill Door to spend the evening in the parlor, a room crammed with souvenirs from her late fiancé that smells of "long, dull afternoons". Then she ends up spilling much of her backstory to him, and the former Grim Reaper is left [[NoSocialSkills helpess as what to say]] to a lonely old woman with more on her mind than she lets on...
* There's a scene which pretty much summarises summarizes Miss Flitworth's personality, in which she talks about how after her fiancé died died, she felt she was expected to spend all her time moping around in a decrepit wedding dress weeping, but instead she got on with her life. At the end of the book Death opens Miss Flitworth's chests that no-one has ever seen inside and finds [[spoiler:it contains her old wedding veil; she still thinks about her fiancé]].
16th Feb '17 5:26:47 PM NoxSky12599
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-->''And, with great relief, and general optimism, and a feeling that on the whole everything could have been much worse, [[spoiler:Windle Poons died.]]''
14th Feb '17 3:46:37 AM Chabal2
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* Pretty much the entire last quarter of ''[[Discworld/ReaperMan Reaper Man]]'' was a tear-jerker for me, but it really hit home when Death told the new Death that he was fighting him because he cared about the people living on the Disc. This, [[CueIrony of course]], being the reason the Auditors of Reality fired him. Add in Death going after the little girl whose time had run out because Mrs. Flitworth smacked him, Death taking Mrs. Flitworth to her husband in the afterlife, and finally Death confronting Azrael about why Deaths need to have compassion so they aren't just oblivion, and I was crying my eyes out. Although really, anywhere Death reflects on the nature of his job is a tear-jerker for me, because that's something that really hits me.

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* Pretty much the entire last quarter of ''[[Discworld/ReaperMan Reaper Man]]'' was a tear-jerker for me, but it really hit home when * Death told telling the new Death that he was fighting him because he cared about the people living on the Disc. This, [[CueIrony of course]], being the reason the Auditors of Reality fired him. Add in Then there's Death going after the little girl whose time had run out because Mrs. Flitworth smacked him, Death taking Mrs. Flitworth to her husband in the afterlife, and finally Death confronting Azrael about why Deaths need to have compassion so they aren't just oblivion, and I was crying my eyes out. Although really, anywhere Death reflects on the nature of his job is a tear-jerker for me, because that's something that really hits me.oblivion.



** That she [[spoiler:offers the fine material of the dress as a whetstone for Death's replacement scythe]] in the same scene has so many different perspectives of meaning packed into it that I find at ''least'' a new one, usually another TearJerker, every time I read it. It only makes it worse that it ''barely helps'', as little more than a stepping stone to the next, perfectly common thing they try.
** That description alone brings a tear to my eye!

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** That she [[spoiler:offers the fine material of the dress as a whetstone for Death's replacement scythe]] in the same scene has so many different perspectives of meaning packed into it, it that I find at ''least'' a new one, usually another TearJerker, every time I read it. It only makes it worse that it ''barely helps'', as little more than a stepping stone to the next, perfectly common thing they try.
** That description alone brings a tear to my eye!
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12th Feb '17 9:52:39 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* There's a scene which prety much summarises Miss Flitworth's personality, in which she talks about how after her fiancé died she was expected to spend all her time moping around in a decrepit wedding dress weeping, but instead she got on with her life. At the end of the book Death opens Miss Flitworth's chests that no-one has ever seen inside and finds [[spoiler:it contains her old wedding veil; she still thinks about her fiancé]].

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* There's a scene which prety pretty much summarises Miss Flitworth's personality, in which she talks about how after her fiancé died she was expected to spend all her time moping around in a decrepit wedding dress weeping, but instead she got on with her life. At the end of the book Death opens Miss Flitworth's chests that no-one has ever seen inside and finds [[spoiler:it contains her old wedding veil; she still thinks about her fiancé]].



*** One more, when she [[spoiler: dies at the end. She becomes 18 again, the age she was when her fiancee died. She didn't REALLY move on, just refused to mope about it. But she waited for him, until the very end. And her belief that he, too, had been faithful to her until his death was entirely true.]]
** That she [[spoiler: offers the fine material of the dress as a whetstone for Death's replacement scythe]] in the same scene has so many different perspectives of meaning packed into it that I find at ''least'' a new one, usually another TearJerker, every time I read it. It only makes it worse that it ''barely helps'', as little more than a stepping stone to the next, perfectly common thing they try.
** That description alone brings a tear to my eye!

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*** One more, when she [[spoiler: dies [[spoiler:dies at the end. She becomes 18 again, the age she was when her fiancee died. She didn't REALLY move on, just refused to mope about it. But she waited for him, until the very end. And her belief that he, too, had been faithful to her until his death was entirely true.]]
** That she [[spoiler: offers [[spoiler:offers the fine material of the dress as a whetstone for Death's replacement scythe]] in the same scene has so many different perspectives of meaning packed into it that I find at ''least'' a new one, usually another TearJerker, every time I read it. It only makes it worse that it ''barely helps'', as little more than a stepping stone to the next, perfectly common thing they try.
** That description alone brings a tear to my eye!
17th Jun '15 10:30:12 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* The talk with the dying Windle about why it is important to be needed by others and how it resonates in the final scene where he spares the Death of Rats (and the Death of Fleas) rather to be alone.

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* The talk with the dying Windle about why it is important to be needed by others and how it resonates in the final scene where he spares the Death of Rats (and the Death of Fleas) rather to than be alone.
5th Jan '15 8:36:40 AM Khurzog
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**That description alone brings a tear to my eye!
4th Nov '13 1:28:28 PM DeepRecon
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*** One more, when she [[spoiler: dies at the end. She becomes 18 again, the age she was when her fiancee died. She didn't REALLY move on, just refused to mope about it. But she waited for him, until the very end.]]

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*** One more, when she [[spoiler: dies at the end. She becomes 18 again, the age she was when her fiancee died. She didn't REALLY move on, just refused to mope about it. But she waited for him, until the very end. And her belief that he, too, had been faithful to her until his death was entirely true.]]
26th May '13 1:27:06 PM SharleeD
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* There's a scene which prety much summarises Miss Flitworth's personality, in which she talks about how after her fiancé died she was expected to spend all her time moping around in a decrepit wedding dress weeping, but instead she got on with her life. At the end of the book Death opens Miss Flitworth's chests that no-one has ever seen inside and finds [[spoiler:it contains her old wedding dress; she still thinks about her fiancé]].

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* There's a scene which prety much summarises Miss Flitworth's personality, in which she talks about how after her fiancé died she was expected to spend all her time moping around in a decrepit wedding dress weeping, but instead she got on with her life. At the end of the book Death opens Miss Flitworth's chests that no-one has ever seen inside and finds [[spoiler:it contains her old wedding dress; veil; she still thinks about her fiancé]].
6th Feb '12 7:00:38 PM omegaman
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* The talk with the dying Windle about why it is important to be needed by others and how it resonates in the final scene where he spares the Death of Rats rather to be alone.

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* The talk with the dying Windle about why it is important to be needed by others and how it resonates in the final scene where he spares the Death of Rats (and the Death of Fleas) rather to be alone.
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