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Postby dennykay » Tue May 03, 2011 5:45 pm

ah, so i got the reference, but thought it was too easy and there must be more to it :)


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Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 03, 2011 5:47 pm

:lol: Well I may be missing something - like I say, it's not a scene I remember. It does seem a little too easy, doesn't it? :?
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Postby archerinwood » Sat May 07, 2011 2:16 pm

who composed bloodaxe and iron hammer, the opera?
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sat May 07, 2011 2:26 pm

I don't think the books actually say but presumably it was the dwarf equivalent of Richard Wagner bearing in mind how long the opera is supposed to be. :)
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Postby Teppic » Sat May 07, 2011 2:29 pm

Well, I think it's meant to be the Dwarf equivilient of Tristan und Isolde.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 07, 2011 2:47 pm

Or Pelléas and Mélisande. :wink:
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Postby archerinwood » Sat May 07, 2011 3:32 pm

You know what I am thinking don't you! :wink:
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Postby author3 » Sun May 08, 2011 4:17 pm

Why is chapter 11 in Hat full of Sky called Arthur?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 08, 2011 4:40 pm

Because Arthur is the name that Tiffany gives to the Hiver when she talks to him. :)

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I, me, said the hiver. I. Who am I?
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"I've always liked Arthur as a name."
Arthur, said the hiver. I like Arthur too. And if I am, I can stop. What happens next?
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Postby author3 » Sun May 08, 2011 5:01 pm

oh yeah
sorry I haven't read it in about a year I was just flicking through it a while ago
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Postby dennykay » Mon May 09, 2011 4:23 pm

i'm just rereading MASKERADE. could somebody confirm something for me?

page 15 (corgi paperback)

His chief printer entered, clutching a sheaf of proofs. 'We're going to have to get Mr Cripslock to engrave page 11 again,' he said mournfully.[...]


Was it Mr Cripslock in the first editions as well, or did Terry pull a retcon?
(Not that i'd think he did, but I haven't read Maskerade for ages and definitely i read it before i ever laid eyes on TT.)
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 09, 2011 4:49 pm

No, it was definitely Mr Cripslock. I think this is one of those cases where Terry invented a character and then recycled it. Like The Amazing Maurice in Reaper Man. :D Dorfl is also mentioned in a previous book, Soul Music I think.
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Postby dennykay » Tue May 10, 2011 6:34 am

cool, now i have an incentive to reread soul music :)

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue May 10, 2011 7:42 am

It's an interesting comment in Soul Music, because although it mentions Dorfl as being a golem, it seems that Terry had a different idea about golems then. :D
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Postby dune » Tue May 10, 2011 1:22 pm

I know that there's a reference to democracy, where Vetinari asks how it's going in another city now that the citizens have voted to abolish taxes. I -think- it's about Ephebe though I'm not 100% sure, and I'll be buggered if I know which book it's from. Anyone here remember this bit?
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