Breaking and Decorating

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:24 am

Jason wrote:Wasn't it also in Soul Music. Didn't Glod decorate all the hotel rooms they visited. Sort of opposite of The Who?
You're right - he did. Don't know if that comes under an anti-crime though. The Discworld Companion has this to say on the subject:

Terry Pratchett & Stephen Briggs wrote:As you might expect on the Disc, even crime has its opposite. Merely giving someone something is not the opposite of robbery. To be an anti-crime, it has to be done in such a way as to cause outrage and/or humiliation to the victim. So there is breaking-and-decorating, proffering-with-embarrassment (as in most retirement presentations) and whitemailing (as in, for example, threatening to reveal to his enemies a mobster's secret donations to charity). Anti-crimes never really caught on.
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Postby Exp. Date, the rat » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:14 am

Dotsie wrote:Looking again at the title of the thread, didn't a whirlwind break in somewhere on Discworld & redecorate? In an alternate universe scenario? Or have I been eating cheese before bedtime again?


No you are right, Dotsie. It was from Men at Arms.

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At the beginning of the book Terry wrote about the different universes where things from the forth coming story didn't happen, like Vimes not finding the pipes, Cuddy and Detritus not falling down the hole, a small whirlwind going through the watch house and receorating and Carrot killed in a freak accident involving an anteater.
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:23 am

Hurrah! This is good news as my memory is normally rubbish :D

Thanks Exp. Date, the rat :wink:
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Postby Exp. Date, the rat » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:56 am

Dotsie wrote:Hurrah! This is good news as my memory is normally rubbish :D

Thanks Exp. Date, the rat :wink:


No problem!

I knew I was good for something! :lol:

BTW, the names Doug. :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:33 pm

Cheers Doug - much easier to type than your other name :)
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:36 pm

o rat for short :)
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