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DaibhidC
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02:29:11 PM Oct 8th 2015
edited by DaibhidC
Pulled this from the Discworld entry:
  • This is made even more impressive since the disc runs on Alternative Calendar where a year is equal to 800 days. This means that in regular earth years Windle nearly reached the age of 285.

Ages don't work like that on the Disc, to the extent that the Companion has to explain that almost no-one actually uses the 800-day year. We're not meant to understand that Susan was still in boarding school at 35, or that Tiffany Aching was nearly 20 when she first appeared. They're a little older than their given ages, since the Disc's "agricultural year" is still 35 days longer than an Earth year, but that's all.
83.244.201.178
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05:42:52 AM Apr 4th 2011
Pai Mei is a Taoist, not a Buddhist, and Taoists are renowned for their elixirs of immortality. Unlike Buddhists, Taoists *do* seek to prolong this life.
Micah
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03:14:24 PM Feb 25th 2011
Does someone who knows the comic want to take a crack at writing a slightly less angry version of this example?

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