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Does anyone agree with me that Social Services Does Not Exist doesn't fit and should be cut? After all, how much of a Social Service does anyone expect a countryside village in a very early industrial era to have? Having a single midwife/doctor/wise-woman seems about appropriate.
I keep thinking that it's wrong to list Long Tall Short Fat Sally's condition (her growing and shrinking like Tethys in The Colour Of Magic) under Shout-Out, since it's a reference to a previous book in the series.
I believe the bit at the beginning about the chalk engraving of a giant with a very pronounced lack of pants is a reference to the Cerne Abbas Giant, but would that count as a Shout-Out or Aluminum Christmas Trees?
From reading The Other Wiki's article on rough music, I got the impression it was a Humiliation Conga that doesn't actually result in death. Should its use here as a synonym for lynch mob be filed under Darker and Edgier?
I'm reading it (the book and TOW article) now, and it was mentioned in the book that it may or may not go the full three days, so I don't think it's de facto a lynch mob. But it can get out of hand.
Doesn't Recycled Script imply a bit more than a similarity between two characters? It's not like Wee Mad Arthur's subplot is even that much like Guards Guards - if anything, it's Carrot's story in reverse.
I agree. Furthermore, it's almost unfair to make the comparison, given the HUGE number of books that the series has! Surely it was inevitable that a some similarities would pop up now and then; and, in this case, they're not without their own twists too.
I got the impression that we were supposed to recognize the similarities, and it was all fully intentional, not that the author was trying to pull one over on us or pretend it had never been done before.
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