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\n* Or the man was due to succumb to a heart attack at that time in any case, which explains why Death was on that street in the first place. He only appeared to ''trigger'' the man's death because Rincewind distracted him enough that he was a second or two late at collecting the fellow.


As revealed at the end of ''The Light Fantastic'', A'Tuin has already successfully reproduced, yet the Disc is still intact. But even before the Coming of the Red Star, a little simple logic could lead one to the same conclusion: ordinary sea turtles only mate male-on-top because if they did so belly to belly, ''one of the mates would be held underwater and drown''. But members of A'Tuin's species, ''Chelys galactica'', can survive in the airless depths of space, meaning that they can safely copulate with their ventral surfaces in contact, endangering neither participant's discworld. Well, no danger except embarassment, at least.

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As revealed at the end of ''The Light Fantastic'', A'Tuin has already successfully reproduced, yet the Disc is still intact. But even before the Coming of the Red Star, a little simple logic could lead one to the same conclusion: ordinary sea turtles only mate male-on-top because if they did so belly to belly, ''one of the mates would be held underwater and drown''. But members of A'Tuin's species, ''Chelys galactica'', can survive in the airless depths of space, meaning that they can safely copulate with their ventral surfaces in contact, endangering neither participant's discworld. Well, no danger except embarassment, embarrassment, at least.




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** But that's the point: mating belly-to-belly would mean that ''neither'' Disc would be on the "bottom".


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* Considering gravity is not based on the mass of objects and will always be in the downward direction (see the Water Troll), whoever happens o be on the bottom of such a union would need to hang on very tight.

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[[WMG: About Death stopping somebody's heart]]
I think it makes sense: he stopped the man's heart, because he had it written in his book of fate that he would die of a heart attack. The man got a heart attack because Death has suddenly appeared in front of him. And while people normally can't see Death, he was able to because he was about to die!



[[WMG: The ''Octarine Fairy Book'' is a badly-researched spotter's guide.]]
''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' establishes that fiction is forbidden in the Agatean Empire, so Rincewind's (and the reader's) assumption that Twoflower's childhood favorite was a book of nursery stories is unlikely. Rather, it's an ostensibly ''non''-fiction book written by someone who wanted to inform people about genuine Discworld "small folk", but simply didn't have a clue what they were talking about.

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[[WMG: The ''Octarine Fairy Book'' is a badly-researched spotter's guide.]]
''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' establishes that fiction is forbidden in the Agatean Empire, so Rincewind's (and the reader's) assumption that Twoflower's childhood favorite was a book of nursery stories is unlikely. Rather, it's an ostensibly ''non''-fiction book written by someone who wanted to inform people about genuine Discworld "small folk", but simply didn't have a clue what they were talking about.

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* Or maybe he's ''half'' Time Lord. It would actually reconcile how his mother could have run away before he was born.


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[[WMG: The Guild of Assassins was undergoing an intense round of KlingonPromotion and unrest at the time of these events.]]
It would explain how a scar-faced thug like Zlorf could rise, however temporarily, to command the Guild, and why the Patrician had to ask his aide who currently held the title. The Guild presidency was probably changing hands every two or three days at the time.

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[[WMG: The ''Octarine Fairy Book'' is a badly-researched spotter's guide.]]
''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' establishes that fiction is forbidden in the Agatean Empire, so Rincewind's (and the reader's) assumption that Twoflower's childhood favorite was a book of nursery stories is unlikely. Rather, it's an ostensibly ''non''-fiction book written by someone who wanted to inform people about genuine Discworld "small folk", but simply didn't have a clue what they were talking about.



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* '''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7158148/1/The-Beginning this fan fic]]''' neatly explores these ideas.

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-It's not primarily gold, but the vast seams of octiron that act as the counterbalancing and namesake force of the Counterweight Continent



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*This is canon for me now. It explains everything in a watsonian manner and provides wonderful insight to boot. Well done!


[[WMG: Rincewind will has died in the Color of Magic.]]

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[[WMG: Rincewind will has will/has died in the Color of Magic.]]


General Rincewind guess, not just CoM, but here's the evidence and explanations:

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General Rincewind guess, not just CoM, [=CoM=], but here's the evidence and explanations:



[[WMG:The Patritian wasn't warning about ''economic'' destabilization]]

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[[WMG:The Patritian Patrician wasn't warning about ''economic'' destabilization]]destabilization.]]



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[[WMG:The Patritian wasn't warning about ''economic'' destabilization]]
He never explicitly stated what would happen if you moved mountains of gold from the Counterweight Continent. Given that it's so named because, thanks to all the gold, it balances the Disc against the combined weight of the other three continents, the biggest problem wouldn't so much be economic destabilization as the more physical kind.

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