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5th Mar '16 11:14:37 PM Tom_Murch
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The city could certainly benefit from having one, and Young Sam's intellectual curiosity and deep appreciation for the written word are well-established (albeit a bit mucky) in this book.

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The city could certainly benefit from having one, and Young Sam's intellectual curiosity and deep appreciation for the written word are well-established (albeit a bit mucky) in this book.book.

[[WMG: Young Sam will grow up to an animal doctor.]]
After showing such an interest in animal droppings and the biological functions that create them, Young Sam might well move on to studying the animals themselves. There would be a nice symmetry to this, as Vimes himself is - in his own way - something of a Vetinarian.
8th Jan '16 1:24:26 PM AnneElliotsCat
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** But, given what we know about Mr. Fusspot's taste in toys, what kind of "pet shop" would stock them?
25th Feb '15 5:48:22 PM LadyFuchsia
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* I had thought he was Unggue. Not the god of Unggue, just... Unggue. Remember, "when gods turn away, Unggue pulls up sleeves and gets to work. Unggue watches over us." Or something like that. What better way to improve the goblins' lot than by saving the life of someone who wants to help them?
17th Feb '15 10:09:26 PM Khurzog
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* While you were outů
23rd Jan '14 5:16:07 AM RookEncounte
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As we saw in ''Discworld/SmallGods'' there is a hermit, St. '''Ungulant''', who worships the small gods and gets illusions of great food, drink, and other pleasures in return for belief. In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' the Discworld equivalent of Saint Elmo's Fire appears, called St. Ungulant's Fire: a storm full of magic or possibly raw belief, raining down fish or other things strange things since people think that that is what a "magic" storm would do. Clearly the word ''Unggue'' is from a similar root, about belief: Goblins are meta-aware that their belief in the value of all their bodily secretions imbues those substances with ''belief'' and make ''Unggue'' pots to hold what is essentially raw belief given physical form. ''Unggue'' pots are made to prevent the leakage or loss of any belief, without which goblins might fade away and cease to exist.


Disworld - Unggue and Ungulant

Goblins' Unggue (SNUFF): collection of bodily secretions in magic pots, not allowing any belief or proof of existence leak away?

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As we saw in ''Discworld/SmallGods'' there is a hermit, St. '''Ungulant''', who worships the small gods and gets illusions of great food, drink, and other pleasures in return for belief. In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' the Discworld equivalent of Saint Elmo's Fire appears, called St. Ungulant's Fire: a storm full of magic or possibly raw belief, raining down fish or other things strange things since people think that that is what a "magic" storm would do. Clearly the word ''Unggue'' ''Unggue'', referring to the goblins' magic pots, is from a similar root, about belief: Goblins are meta-aware that their belief in the value of all their bodily secretions imbues those substances with ''belief'' and make ''Unggue'' pots to hold what is essentially raw belief given physical form. ''Unggue'' pots are made to prevent the leakage or loss of any belief, without which goblins might fade away and cease to exist.


Disworld - Unggue and Ungulant

Goblins' Unggue (SNUFF): collection of bodily secretions in magic pots, not allowing any belief or proof of existence leak away?
exist.

23rd Jan '14 5:15:09 AM RookEncounte
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[[WMG: The Purpose of Unggue Pots: / Goblins as small gods:]]
As we saw in ''Discworld/SmallGods'' there is a hermit, St. '''Ungulant''', who worships the small gods and gets illusions of great food, drink, and other pleasures in return for belief. In ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' the Discworld equivalent of Saint Elmo's Fire appears, called St. Ungulant's Fire: a storm full of magic or possibly raw belief, raining down fish or other things strange things since people think that that is what a "magic" storm would do. Clearly the word ''Unggue'' is from a similar root, about belief: Goblins are meta-aware that their belief in the value of all their bodily secretions imbues those substances with ''belief'' and make ''Unggue'' pots to hold what is essentially raw belief given physical form. ''Unggue'' pots are made to prevent the leakage or loss of any belief, without which goblins might fade away and cease to exist.


Disworld - Unggue and Ungulant

Goblins' Unggue (SNUFF): collection of bodily secretions in magic pots, not allowing any belief or proof of existence leak away?
18th Aug '13 5:43:18 PM SharleeD
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The city could certainly use one, and Young Sam's intellectual curiosity and deep appreciation for the written word are well-established (albeit a bit mucky) in this book.

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The city could certainly use benefit from having one, and Young Sam's intellectual curiosity and deep appreciation for the written word are well-established (albeit a bit mucky) in this book.
18th Aug '13 5:42:55 PM SharleeD
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Near the end of the novel, a gecko watches Vimes 'with jewelled eyes'. Discworld gods can disguise their form, but not their eyes. The colour is not given, but it could be... The Lady.

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Near the end of the novel, a gecko watches Vimes 'with jewelled eyes'. Discworld gods can disguise their form, but not their eyes. The colour is not given, but it could be... The Lady.Lady.

[[WMG: Young Sam will grow up to found Ankh-Morpork's first ''non-magical'' University.]]
The city could certainly use one, and Young Sam's intellectual curiosity and deep appreciation for the written word are well-established (albeit a bit mucky) in this book.
10th Aug '13 11:46:37 PM Elan
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** Yeah, I'm getting a sort of BelligerentSexualTension vibe, even though as far as we know they've never met each other.
23rd Jul '13 10:51:39 AM SharleeD
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** Indeed, the very fact that Vimes is an absolute, unbending straight arrow is part of what makes him so valuable to Vetinari. He knows that ''other'' leaders accept that Vimes's integrity is without question, and can therefore rely on everyone accepting Vimes as the ultimate unbiased witness. That's why it was so crucial to Vetinari and the dwarf and troll kings that ''Vimes'' be the one to uncover Koom Valley's secrets.
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