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* Arguably [[spoiler:the fundamentalist dwarves' attempts to prevent knowledge of the kings' message from spreading, when one realizes they were erasing recorded words]].

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* Arguably Arguably, [[spoiler:the hypocrisy inherent in the fundamentalist dwarves' attempts to prevent knowledge of the kings' Low and Diamond Kings' message from spreading, when one realizes they were erasing recorded words]].


** They were most likely just moving at relativistic speed and are experiencing blueshift and redshift, which also occur while time-slicing. The speed of light on the Disc is quite low. Pratchett even uses relatively to describe the redness behind them.

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** They were most likely just moving at relativistic speed and are therefore experiencing blueshift and redshift, which also occur while time-slicing. The when slicing time sufficiently thin. See, the speed of light on in a heavily magical environment (such as, for instance, the Disc entire Disc) is quite low. Pratchett even uses relatively "relatively" to describe the redness behind them.

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** This Troper applies this logic thusly: Human Fingernails are made of Keratin, Human hair is made of Keratin, Humans grow fingernails from their heads...


** They were most likely just moving at relativistic speed and are experiencing blueshift and redshift, which also occur while time-slicing . The speed of light on the Disc is quite low. Pratchett even uses relatively to describe the redness behind them.

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** They were most likely just moving at relativistic speed and are experiencing blueshift and redshift, which also occur while time-slicing .time-slicing. The speed of light on the Disc is quite low. Pratchett even uses relatively to describe the redness behind them.


* When Vimes and co are bowling along to Koom Valley in the magic coaches, the narrative notes that the landscape behind looks bluish, while the landscape in front has a relatively red tint. They're ''[[Discworld/ThiefOfTime slicing time.]]''

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* When Vimes and co are bowling along to Koom Valley in the magic coaches, the narrative notes that the landscape behind ahead looks bluish, while the landscape in front behind has a relatively "relatively red tint.tint". They're ''[[Discworld/ThiefOfTime slicing time.]]''
** They were most likely just moving at relativistic speed and are experiencing blueshift and redshift, which also occur while time-slicing . The speed of light on the Disc is quite low. Pratchett even uses relatively to describe the redness behind them.



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* When Vimes and co are bowling along to Koom Valley in the magic coaches, the narrative notes that the landscape behind looks bluish, while the landscape in front has a relatively red tint. They're ''[[Discworld/ThiefOfTime slicing time.]]''


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* Troll teeth are made of diamond. Mr Shine is made of diamond. Mr Shine is made of teeth...


* [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou The graphic featured on the title page and used to separate blocks of text throughout the book]] is the [[NightmareFuel Summoning Dark]] rune, [[spoiler: representing an unbelievably ancient, [[EldritchAbomination quasidemonic entity]] of pure {{revenge}}, summoned with a dying dwarf's last breath [[CouldntFindAPen in his own blood]], that in order to have an effect in the world must [[DemonicPossession choose a champion to possess and inspire killing rampages]].]] And what happens when you shut the book? [[spoiler:You leave that rune in the dark... Of course, it's in there with the Guarding Dark.]]

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* [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou The graphic featured on the title page and used to separate blocks of text throughout the book]] is the [[NightmareFuel Summoning Dark]] rune, [[spoiler: representing an unbelievably ancient, [[EldritchAbomination quasidemonic entity]] of pure {{revenge}}, summoned with a dying dwarf's last breath [[CouldntFindAPen in his own blood]], that in order to have an effect in the world must [[DemonicPossession choose a champion to possess and inspire killing rampages]].]] And what happens when you shut the book? [[spoiler:You leave that rune in the dark... Of course, it's it ''is'' in there with the Guarding Dark.]]


* [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou The graphic featured on the title page and used to separate blocks of text throughout the book]] is the [[NightmareFuel Summoning Dark]] rune, [[spoiler: representing an unbelievably ancient, [[EldritchAbomination quasidemonic entity]] of pure {{revenge}}, summoned with a dying dwarf's last breath [[CouldntFindAPen in his own blood]], that in order to have an effect in the world must [[DemonicPossession choose a champion to possess and inspire killing rampages]].]] And what happens when you shut the book? [[spoiler:You leave that rune in the dark...]]
** Yeah, but it's in there with the Guarding Dark.

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* [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou The graphic featured on the title page and used to separate blocks of text throughout the book]] is the [[NightmareFuel Summoning Dark]] rune, [[spoiler: representing an unbelievably ancient, [[EldritchAbomination quasidemonic entity]] of pure {{revenge}}, summoned with a dying dwarf's last breath [[CouldntFindAPen in his own blood]], that in order to have an effect in the world must [[DemonicPossession choose a champion to possess and inspire killing rampages]].]] And what happens when you shut the book? [[spoiler:You leave that rune in the dark... Of course, it's in there with the Guarding Dark.]]
** Yeah, but it's in there with * The Dwarfs fanatically respect the Guarding Dark.
written word and their lore. And yet, at some point since Koom Valley, their priest class systematically defaced written versions of their origin myth so that the part about Trolls was ''completely reversed'' in their culture's collective memory. '''That''' was the depth of their unthinking hatred: to defile everything they claimed to hold sacred in order to retroactively justify that hate. They probably thought they were heroes for doing it, too.



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** Yeah, but it's in there with the Guarding Dark.


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** Angua also mentions at the time that there wouldn't be a nail in a metal door. And leaving a rivet/weld sharp enough to cut yourself on is exceptionally poor engineering practice and totally uncharacteristic of dwarfs. [[spoiler: The cut wasn't from anything physical - it was Vimes being "infected" by the Summoning Dark, in much the same way that it left a scar after it left.]]
*** Either that, or [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark is powerful enough, between hosts, to actually manifest its barbed tail and ''sting'' Vimes on the hand. Maybe ''that's'' what the dwarfs feared it would do if its symbol wasn't kept in the light...]]
*** This troper'd assumed [[spoiler: the dying dwarf had jammed a knife into the crack between door and doorframe, but been too weak from his wounds to pry it open.]] The very tip was protruding out the other side, unseen in the darkness, and Vimes cut his hand on that. Hence, [[spoiler: the guilty ''grags''' refusal to allow even ''vurm''-light in the tunnels]].
** Also arguably [[spoiler:the fundamentalist dwarves' attempts to prevent knowledge of the kings' message from spreading, when one realizes they were erasing recorded words]].

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** * Angua also mentions at the time that there wouldn't be a nail in a metal door. And leaving a rivet/weld sharp enough to cut yourself on is exceptionally poor engineering practice and totally uncharacteristic of dwarfs. [[spoiler: The cut wasn't from anything physical - it was Vimes being "infected" by the Summoning Dark, in much the same way that it left a scar after it left.]]
*** Either that, or [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark is powerful enough, between hosts, to actually manifest its barbed tail and ''sting'' Vimes on the hand. Maybe ''that's'' what the dwarfs feared it would do if its symbol wasn't kept in the light...]]
*** This troper'd assumed [[spoiler: the dying dwarf had jammed a knife into the crack between door and doorframe, but been too weak from his wounds to pry it open.]] The very tip was protruding out the other side, unseen in the darkness, and Vimes cut his hand on that. Hence, [[spoiler: the guilty ''grags''' refusal to allow even ''vurm''-light in the tunnels]].
** Also arguably
* Arguably [[spoiler:the fundamentalist dwarves' attempts to prevent knowledge of the kings' message from spreading, when one realizes they were erasing recorded words]].



* It may be a case of this reader being a bit slow rather than FridgeLogic, but there's a subtle moment during Vimes' talk with Mr. A. E. Pessimal: Vimes explains why he wants to take on the auditor Pessimal as an officer, summing up with 'I want someone who can hold a pencil without breaking it'. This may sound like a frustrated/affectionate jibe at the expense of Vimes' men, who are generally not at home to Mr. Paperwork. But when you notice that just a page previous to the exchange Vimes himself has literally broken his pencil by pressing too hard with it, you realise that it is also self-deprecation.
* When Grag Bashfullsson starts wondering if (was he wondering or certain? I can't remember) [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark]] is following the other grags. Later on, we realize that it is. [[spoiler: Right inside Samuel Vimes.]]

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* At some point, the reader realizes that the graphic featured on the title page and that separates blocks of text throughout the book ''is'' the Summoning Dark rune.
** ...and the second you're TOLD it's a FridgeHorror, it becomes ''ParanoiaFuel''. Thanks much.
* When reading the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', one eventually realizes that [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the graphic featured on the title page and used to separate blocks of text throughout the book]] is the [[NightmareFuel Summoning Dark]] rune, [[spoiler: representing an unbelievably ancient, [[EldritchAbomination quasidemonic entity]] of pure {{revenge}}, summoned with a dying dwarf's last breath [[CouldntFindAPen in his own blood]], that in order to have an effect in the world must [[DemonicPossession choose a champion to possess and inspire killing rampages]].]]
** And what happens when you shut the book? [[spoiler:You leave that rune in the dark...]]
** Well, as noted above, the Summoning Dark [[spoiler: first has to choose a champion. Remember how Vimes got chosen? He injured his hand on a door with the symbol on it, and it seems like he was "infected" with the Summoning Dark then. So technically, you should be safe from it... hold on, is that a paper cut on your hand? [[OhCrap That you got from reading ''Thud!''?]] Hope you have a badass mental watchman like Vimes...]]
*** On the other hand, regarding the mental watchman - what is the lesson of Discworld if not that we are all capable of standing up and saying '''no'''? Vimes and his [[spoiler: Guarding Dark]] can slip out of the pages and into a mind just as easily as the Summoning Dark, after all.
** [[SarcasmMode Thank you so very much.]] Excuse me whilst I go set my copy of Thud! on fire.
*** NO! Don't! Remember the Summoning Dark that Angua painted on the drinks menu? Remember why Vimes can't just burn it? ''Because that sets the Summoning Dark free and releases it into the world''

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* It may be a case of this reader being a bit slow rather than FridgeLogic, but there's There's a subtle moment during Vimes' talk with Mr. A. E. Pessimal: Vimes explains why he wants to take on the auditor Pessimal as an officer, summing up with 'I want someone who can hold a pencil without breaking it'. This may sound like a frustrated/affectionate jibe at the expense of Vimes' men, who are generally not at home to Mr. Paperwork. But when you notice that just a page previous to the exchange Vimes himself has literally broken his pencil by pressing too hard with it, you realise that it is also self-deprecation.
* When Grag Bashfullsson starts wondering if (was he wondering or certain? I can't remember) [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark]] is following the other grags. Later on, we realize that it is. [[spoiler: Right inside Samuel Vimes.]]

[[AC:FridgeHorror]]
!!FridgeHorror
* At some point, the reader realizes that the graphic featured on the title page and that separates blocks of text throughout the book ''is'' the Summoning Dark rune.
** ...and the second you're TOLD it's a FridgeHorror, it becomes ''ParanoiaFuel''. Thanks much.
* When reading the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', one eventually realizes that
[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the The graphic featured on the title page and used to separate blocks of text throughout the book]] is the [[NightmareFuel Summoning Dark]] rune, [[spoiler: representing an unbelievably ancient, [[EldritchAbomination quasidemonic entity]] of pure {{revenge}}, summoned with a dying dwarf's last breath [[CouldntFindAPen in his own blood]], that in order to have an effect in the world must [[DemonicPossession choose a champion to possess and inspire killing rampages]].]] And what happens when you shut the book? [[spoiler:You leave that rune in the dark...]]
** And what happens when you shut the book? [[spoiler:You leave that rune in the dark...]]
** Well, as noted above, the Summoning Dark [[spoiler: first has to choose a champion. Remember how Vimes got chosen? He injured his hand on a door with the symbol on it, and it seems like he was "infected" with the Summoning Dark then. So technically, you should be safe from it... hold on, is that a paper cut on your hand? [[OhCrap That you got from reading ''Thud!''?]] Hope you have a badass mental watchman like Vimes...]]
*** On the other hand, regarding the mental watchman - what is the lesson of Discworld if not that we are all capable of standing up and saying '''no'''? Vimes and his [[spoiler: Guarding Dark]] can slip out of the pages and into a mind just as easily as the Summoning Dark, after all.
** [[SarcasmMode Thank you so very much.]] Excuse me whilst I go set my copy of Thud! on fire.
*** NO! Don't! Remember the Summoning Dark that Angua painted on the drinks menu? Remember why Vimes can't just burn it? ''Because that sets the Summoning Dark free and releases it into the world''


*** This troper'd assumed [[spoiler: the dying dwarf had jammed a knife into the crack between door and doorframe, but been too weak from his wounds to pry it open.]] The very tip was protruding out the other side, unseen in the darkness, and Vimes cut his hand on that. Hence, [[spoiler: Ardent's refusal to allow even vurm-light in the tunnels]].

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*** This troper'd assumed [[spoiler: the dying dwarf had jammed a knife into the crack between door and doorframe, but been too weak from his wounds to pry it open.]] The very tip was protruding out the other side, unseen in the darkness, and Vimes cut his hand on that. Hence, [[spoiler: Ardent's the guilty ''grags''' refusal to allow even vurm-light ''vurm''-light in the tunnels]].


*** This troper'd assumed the dying dwarf had jammed a knife into the crack between door and doorframe, but been too weak from his wounds to pry it open. The very tip was protruding out the other side, unseen in the darkness, and Vimes cut his hand on that. Hence, Ardent's refusal to allow even vurm-light in the tunnels.

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*** This troper'd assumed [[spoiler: the dying dwarf had jammed a knife into the crack between door and doorframe, but been too weak from his wounds to pry it open. open.]] The very tip was protruding out the other side, unseen in the darkness, and Vimes cut his hand on that. Hence, [[spoiler: Ardent's refusal to allow even vurm-light in the tunnels.tunnels]].

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*** This troper'd assumed the dying dwarf had jammed a knife into the crack between door and doorframe, but been too weak from his wounds to pry it open. The very tip was protruding out the other side, unseen in the darkness, and Vimes cut his hand on that. Hence, Ardent's refusal to allow even vurm-light in the tunnels.

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