History YMMV / CarpeJugulum

17th Mar '15 2:48:59 AM NanoMoose
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** It's minor, but the Countess de Magpyr doesn't argue with her husband much at all, even when their is some "familial" strife after the family has been "Weatherwaxed". She was turned by her husband, the Count, and vampires are subservient to the ones that turned them.
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** It's minor, but the Countess de Magpyr doesn't argue with her husband much at all, even when their is there's some "familial" strife after the family has been "Weatherwaxed". She was turned by her husband, the Count, and vampires are subservient to the ones that turned them.
23rd Feb '15 9:22:11 AM StFan
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** When Paster Oats mentions that he isn't eating meat this month to commemorate the anniversary of Brutha crossing the desert, Agnes asks if there's any meat to eat in a desert to halfheartedly question this practice. But to readers of SmallGods, this tradition is actually justified: Brutha could have easily killed an ailing lion and eaten it while crossing the desert, but refused even though he was starving and Om was telling him to do it. ** It's minor, but the Countess de Magpyr doesn't argue with her husband much at all, even when their is some 'familial' strife after the family has been 'Weatherwaxed'. She was turned by her husband, the Count, and vampires are subservient to the ones that turned them. * FridgeHorror: Greebo's ferocity and capacity for destruction have always been played for laughs. He's taken down bears, elks, and (once, by accident) ''ate'' a vampire because it was in bat form. However, under normal circumstances, Vampires are extremely hard to kill. [[RunningGag Everyone who knows anything about vampires knows that]]. In this book alone, it takes complete incineration (normal fire, holy water, phoenix flame,) otherwise nothing less than decapitation followed by other traditional methods (such as the classic stake through the heart.) However, Greebo was able to kill a vampyre with simple, offscreen savagery. What did Greebo do to him? And if he could do that to a vampyre, what could he do to a ''human'' that pissed him off?
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** When Paster Oats mentions that he isn't eating meat this month to commemorate the anniversary of Brutha crossing the desert, Agnes asks if there's any meat to eat in a desert to halfheartedly question this practice. But to readers of SmallGods, ''Discworld/SmallGods'', this tradition is actually justified: Brutha could have easily killed an ailing lion and eaten it while crossing the desert, but refused even though he was starving and Om was telling him to do it. ** It's minor, but the Countess de Magpyr doesn't argue with her husband much at all, even when their is some 'familial' "familial" strife after the family has been 'Weatherwaxed'."Weatherwaxed". She was turned by her husband, the Count, and vampires are subservient to the ones that turned them. * FridgeHorror: Greebo's ferocity and capacity for destruction have always been played for laughs. He's taken down bears, elks, and (once, by accident) ''ate'' a vampire because it was in bat form. However, under normal circumstances, Vampires are extremely hard to kill. [[RunningGag Everyone who knows anything about vampires knows that]]. In this book alone, it takes complete incineration (normal fire, holy water, phoenix flame,) flame), otherwise nothing less than decapitation followed by other traditional methods (such as the classic stake through the heart.) heart). However, Greebo was able to kill a vampyre vampire with simple, offscreen savagery. What did Greebo do to him? And if he could do that to a vampyre, vampire, what could he do to a ''human'' that pissed him off?

** Perhaps Greebo ''doesn't'', in fact, 'know anything about vampires'. Being unaware that he can't kill the vampire, he just goes and does it, and the universe can't catch up in time to tell him that it is impossible. *** It was a different kind of vampire, in bat-form, that he killed in Witches Abroad. Can't explain the case here though.
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** Perhaps Greebo ''doesn't'', in fact, 'know "know anything about vampires'.vampires". Being unaware that he can't kill the vampire, he just goes and does it, and the universe can't catch up in time to tell him that it is impossible. *** It was a different kind of vampire, in bat-form, that he killed in Witches Abroad.''Witches Abroad''. Can't explain the case here though.
3rd Oct '14 1:22:50 AM NanoMoose
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** It's minor, but the Countess de Magpyr doesn't argue with her husband much at all, even when their is some 'familial' strife after the family has been 'Weatherwaxed'. She was turned by her husband, the Count,and vampires are subservient to the ones that turned them.
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** It's minor, but the Countess de Magpyr doesn't argue with her husband much at all, even when their is some 'familial' strife after the family has been 'Weatherwaxed'. She was turned by her husband, the Count,and Count, and vampires are subservient to the ones that turned them.
9th Jul '14 11:48:45 PM LogoP
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Fan Dumb & Hate Dumb are now part of Flame Bait. Only in-universe examples are allowed.
*** Well, Pratchett did once sarcastically reply to a FanDumb complaint that yes, [[OlderThanTheyThink he happened to own a time machine and had used it to steal the Unseen University concept from J.K. Rowling]]...
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*** Well, Pratchett did once sarcastically reply to a FanDumb complaint that yes, [[OlderThanTheyThink he happened to own a time machine and had used it to steal the Unseen University concept from J.K. Rowling]]...
22nd Jun '14 7:35:10 AM SharleeD
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* GeniusBonus: The vampires' family name is "Magpyr". Before his research into Transylvanian history turned up the name of a certain warlord infamous for impaling his enemies, Bram Stoker had intended to call Dracula "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lord Vampyr]]".
7th Nov '13 8:23:22 AM GothicProphet
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*** It makes more sense if you consider that Twilight itself is basically a bad FanFiction of the Anne Rice kind of vampire, which certainly did exist at the time Carpe Jugulum was written.
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*** It makes more sense if you consider that Twilight itself is basically a bad FanFiction of the Anne Rice kind of vampire, which certainly did exist at the time Carpe Jugulum was written.written. ----
26th Jul '13 11:37:18 AM smithhs
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* FridgeBrilliance: When Paster Oats mentions that he isn't eating meat this month to commemorate the anniversary of Brutha crossing the desert, Agnes asks if there's any meat to eat in a desert to halfheartedly question this practice. But to readers of SmallGods, this tradition is actually justified: Brutha could have easily killed an ailing lion and eaten it while crossing the desert, but refused even though he was starving and Om was telling him to do it.
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* FridgeBrilliance: When FridgeBrilliance: **When Paster Oats mentions that he isn't eating meat this month to commemorate the anniversary of Brutha crossing the desert, Agnes asks if there's any meat to eat in a desert to halfheartedly question this practice. But to readers of SmallGods, this tradition is actually justified: Brutha could have easily killed an ailing lion and eaten it while crossing the desert, but refused even though he was starving and Om was telling him to do it.it. **It's minor, but the Countess de Magpyr doesn't argue with her husband much at all, even when their is some 'familial' strife after the family has been 'Weatherwaxed'. She was turned by her husband, the Count,and vampires are subservient to the ones that turned them.
24th Jul '13 9:18:39 AM smithhs
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* FridgeBrilliance: When Paster Oats mentions that he isn't eating meat this month to commemorate the anniversary of Brutha crossing the desert, Agnes asks if there's any meat to eat in a desert to halfheartedly question this practice. But to readers of SmallGods, this tradition is actually justified: Brutha could have easily killed an ailing lion and eaten it while crossing the desert, but refused even though he was starving and Om was telling him to do it.
1st Jul '13 3:44:58 PM TVRulezAgain
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Cut for having no context; if anyone wants to re-add, discuss it here first.
* CompleteMonster: The young Count Magpyr and his family are this. The old Count, despite everyone insisting, isn't.
15th Jun '13 2:42:37 PM SharleeD
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** Being torn to pieces is apparently fatal for werewolves, despite their alleged invulnerability to anything but fire or silver. Angua admits she was in real mortal danger from wolves in ''The Fifth Elephant'', and knew she'd have no chance against the Dog Guild in ''Men At Arms''. It's possible that vampires have a similar weakness to being ripped apart: it's just not a tactic that human monster-hunters are equipped to utilize as easily as stakes or beheading, so they don't know about it.
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