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So why exactly is Shepherd's Crown taking this long to release? If Terry managed to finish writing it before his death, then surely they wouldn't wait this long to release it? And if it WASN'T finished, then isn't it going against Rhianna's "nobody writes Discworld but Terry" rule?
Books need to be edited after they're written, among other things.
To quote from Reduced to Ratburgers:
"Probably thanks to dwarf bread, which exists as a weapon first and emergency food second."
This is slightly off, as canonically, Dwarf Bread has been stated to be an emergency food somewhere down around 50th at best.
"Proper dwarf bread has to be not just baked, but forged (with gravel, of course) and dropped in rivers and dried out, and sat on and left, and looked at every day and then put away again. For preference, its use as a cat's litter box is also recommended. Dwarfs generally devour it with their eyes, because even dwarfs have trouble with devouring it any other way."
Pulled Unseen Academicals from the TVM section, per the Discworld Monthly report that the Schedule Slip has finally slipped far enough that the rights have expired. Thought about adding the Wee Free Men movie, but then decided we should probably wait until there's more info. (Likewise The Watch.)
A request to people who've read these books: can someone update the entry for Discworld for Super Weight? It's a Just For Fun homegrown ranking at TV Tropes of measuring characters' relative power in a story, divided into nine broad categories. The entry according to the old criteria was this (and can be found on the medium subpage's discussion page):
Isn't Sacharissa's last name a Stealth Pun or Punny Name in itself? Cripslock is a take on "Caps Lock," the key on a computer or typewriter that allows a person to go all caps in their text (or as said in the Internet, "SCREAMING").
Has anyone here ever read The Homeward Bounders (published 1981)? If so, has anyone else noticed how similar the Auditors of Reality are to Them? What with the triangular buildings and the groups of three. They both like to screw around with world(s), too, except that the Auditors do that 'cause they can't finish off life directly. They do that because they like gaming.
It occurs to me that since various books of the series are listed on this site under the Discworld namespace rather than Main, each book's subpages (Headscratchers, Heartwarming, Funny, Awesome, etc.) do not currently contain links back to the books themselves. Is there a way to set up an easy icon to link back, or should we just add links to make navigation easier?
"Mustrum Ridcully, Moist von Lipwig and Nanny Ogg have practically made careers of it."
This is filed under Nude Nature Dance... Does anyone know where it should go?
I think it should be Nice Hat. All three have had some fairly elaborate hats. It's the only trope nearabouts that it seems like they could apply.
On the trope of Marty Stu: The Orc from Unseen Academicals. Read the book a few times now and while I grew to almost all of the new/er characters I didn't really like the first time round, 'cept for him. He's just TOO perfect. He never really fails at anything he tries, can outwit virtually everyone etc. He's even, apparently, the sole being in the city Vetinari is unable to keep track of.
I'd really like to know how and why some count him being an orc as redeeming factor.
And, just saying: Some people have tried their hands at taking the infamous litmus test for him, getting a score of somewhere between 130 and 140 points...
Well, I didn't really see him as a Marty Stu at all, and being an orc wouldn't seem to change that either way in my opinion. It's entirely possible he is one and is just well written enough that people don't notice- After all, you could say that several of the characters are one, for a certain value of 'sue/stu', but many people would disagree. In the end, it comes down to personal opinion and YMMV.
As for the aforementioned redeeming factor, I suspect it's because it's some kind of character flaw, in that he's basically insane and a threat. But that could also be interpreted to be a sue trait.
The point is that those little 'quirks' don't really save it, IMHO. If they are quirks at all.
Don't get me wrong, I actually looked forward to reading the book, even after reading them spoilers here. And there are some excellent ideas, as expected, but at brass tacks nearly every bit of plot and sub-plot gets taken over by him at some point for actually no reason. Granted, knowing this is Discworld there IS the chance of FridgeBrilliance in that the orc is a walking source/vessel of Narrativium and that Lady Margolotta is actually up to something not good through the plot-affecting abilities that brings...
Is there a reason that some of the books have individual "crowning moment" pages (funny, heartwarming, and the like) while others are in aggregate pages? It seems untidy, especially when some of the book pages have only a single entry.
Why is Fetish Fuel/Discworld locked, anyway? Was there an Edit War about Carcer and Teatime being mentioned or something?
I was wondering: excluding the famous battle cry in Wee Free Men are there any more poems/rhymes in any of the Discworld books? Any help would be much appreciated. thx
Not really. If they're mentioned in the books, they're generally alluded to obliquely at best. Fanon has filled in some songs like the Hedgehog song, and one of the companions has the lyrics to Ankh-Morpork's anthem, but that's it for poetry. If you're looking for Tolkien-esque songs and verse, there really isn't any in the Discworld.
I see... no Mr Death, I wasn't looking for Tolkien-style songs. Rather, I was interested in silly/humorously silly little poems (or wanna-be-poems) of the sort that Dark Sasami kindly provided above.
In any case, thank you both. This helps.
Bookhobbit: Seconding. I think Word of God said so, possibly in the Companion.
There's a book where a rogue "Or up here?" appears in a margin, then about two pages later a character starts throwing their voice. Nice typographical pun, can't for the life of me remember which book. Any help?
Found it. Maskerade, p.19. Not quite how I remembered, but that's the one.
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How well does it match the trope?