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"Little fussy Otto, in his red-lined black opera cloak with pockets for all his gear, his shiny black shoes, his carefully cut widow’s peak and, not least, his ridiculous accent that grew thicker or thinner depending on who he was talking to, did not look like a threat. He looked funny, a joke, a music-hall vampire. It had never previously occurred to Vimes that, just possibly, the joke was on other people."
— from Thud! by Terry Pratchett
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#I LOVE OTTO CHRIEK #discworld
"She walked quickly through the darkness with the frank stride of someone who was at least certain that the forest, on this damp and windy night, contained strange and terrible things and she was it."
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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Maladict, emerging from the trees, gave a lazy salute.

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#GOOD #discworld

Well…a kind of revolution. That wasn’t really the word for what it was. There was the People’s Republic of Treacle Mine Road (Truth! Freedom! Justice! Reasonably priced love! And a hard-boiled egg!) that would live for all of a few hours, a strange candle that burned too briefly and died like a firework.

inspired by (x

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"They were holding hands. They were always holding hands, when they thought they were alone. But it seemed to Polly that they didn’t hold hands like people who were, well, friends. They held hands tightly, like someone who has slipped over a cliff would hold hands with a rescuer, fearing that to let go would be to fall away."
Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
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Monstrous Regiment University!AU with Polly as the fresh-out-of-some-small-backwards-village butch lesbian who still is very new to this whole queer-thing, and Mal as the dapper suave sexy no-one’s-quite-sure-of-their-gender deadpan snarker, giving Polly many Stupid Sexy Flanders feelings when she still thinks Mal is a boy, and leading to a lot of belligerent sexual tension and snarking at each other. Until, of course, they get teamed up for a group project and grow closer to each other and Polly learns there’s more in the world than girl/boy and straight/gay, especially once she comes along to Mal’s little LGBT club (created when the existing LGBT club turned out to be transmisogynist), with butch/femme couple Tonker and Lofty, genderqueer Wazzer (who will stare dreamily at you when you ask her about gender), transgirl Shufti (still very shy and quiet about it all), still-questioning Jade (she likes flirting with boys but also girls and she hates girly things so?), cross-dressing Blouse (in a long-distance relationship with his girlfriend who’s very supportive about the whole dresses-and-skirts thing), and genderfluid Igor (no one has actually seen the blonde braided wig Igor wears when she’s a she, leading to the hypothesis that she simply grows those braids overnight). They are essentially bullied by mean dean Strappi, who keeps double-booking their meeting rooms and try to force Mal to tick the right gender-box on their forms, but are supported by Sociology professor Jackrum, who may be hiding a secret of his own.

… I may have put too much thought into this.

(but this and this is basically set in this universe, fyi)

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#YESSSSS #discworld
"I am a /reformed/ vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of suppressed instincts held together with spit and coffee."
— Maladict, Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment (via complexitea)








#Vetinari is Luna now #SYBIL IS TUXEDO MASK




This war is perfection.

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#EXCUSE YOU #discworld


[James’ top ten Discworld characters.] #7: Maladict.

"Good evening, gentlemen! Please pay attention. I am a reformed vampire, which is to say, I am a bundle of suppressed instincts held together with spit and coffee. It would be wrong to say that violent, tearing carnage does not come easily to me. It’s not tearing your throats out that doesn’t come easily to me. Please don’t make it any harder."


"I’m a vampire officially pretending not to be one, right? I’m the last person who’ll say anyone has to play the hand they were dealt."


In case you needed even more reasons to go read Monstrous Regiment, there is also a canon lesbian couple in the book, Tonker (Magda) and Lofty (Tilda).

Together they escaped from the Girls’ Working School—an institution where “Bad Girls” [aka anyone who breaks the absolutely ridiculous religious rules in Belgravia] go—and joined the army, intent on putting it as far behind them as possible. They’re absolute sweethearts and totally in love, always holding hands whenever they’re on patrol together.

Tonker is intensely protective of Lofty, and seems to be the only one who can get past how quiet the other girl is; Lofty, for her part, mostly keeps to herself and finds joy in fire…as in, she always seems to find matches and can make explosives from anything.

They disappear after the main events of the book, but the last Polly hears, the Girls’ Working School is burnt down and two slim hooded figures robbed the nearby bank…

(also I’ve been drawing the ladies in the tailored uniforms they get at the end because the book doesn’t really clarify if everyone gets every piece of regalia from the army stores, as it’s all shoddy and pilfered off of already dead soldiers x: )

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#ayyYYY #discworld

B u t  t h e n  a g a i n ,
h e  w a s  a  s p e c i a l  k i n d  o f  p e r s o n .

- ‘Guards! Guards!’ by Terry Pratchett.

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has this been done before

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#OH MY GOD #FAVORITE #discworld
"The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it."
— Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment
"I know you and you know me and we both know that while sometimes you do some research, at the same time you automatically do some research without knowing what you are researching; simply reading books on any subject that takes your fancy, and it is amazing how all those little things you read in all those second-hand books suddenly turn up and hand you a plot. As a matter of fact I did a lot of interesting work for Monstrous Regiment in lesbian book shops."

Terry Pratchett, in an interview by Neil Gaiman.

Does this mean I get to think of Polly and Mal as canon?

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#amazing #pterry #discworld