"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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[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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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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"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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Michaela Petro as Maladict in Lifeline Theatre’s adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment.


I had a free hour, but not quite enough coffee, so I drew my coffee bro.

I mean sis. I mean bro.

(This is Maladict from T. Pratchett’s “Monstrous regiment” and you should read that book)

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#i identify with mal so much #discworld
"There was an old, very old Borogravian song with more Zs and Vs in it than any lowlander could pronounce. It was called “Plogviehze!” It meant ‘The Sun Has Risen! Let’s Make War!’ You needed a special kind of history to get all that into one word."
— Terry Pratchet, Monstrous Regiment
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You know what I fucking love about Discworld?


The fact that Terry Pratchett doesn’t stop at metaphors for representation. A lot of fantasy writers or series think they can pull that shit, like, ‘oh, the discrimination against (fantasy race) is an important social allegory, but let’s not have any actual POC in the books.’


Terry Pratchett writes about ethnic tensions between dwarves and trolls, yeah, but he doesn’t stop there, because hey, let’s talk about real racism. He writes about dwarves discovering themselves outside of a monogender world, but he doesn’t stop there, because hey, let’s have some real queers! He writes about vampires giving up blood and living by the pledge of temperance, but he doesn’t stop there, because hey, let’s have an actual alcoholic who manages to overcome his addiction and then kick a- prod buttock in every direction known to mankind and then some. 



u want a comedy novel that’s funny without being offensive?


you want a comedy novel where the main character is a woman? and the primary characters are all women? and the title of the book itself is a reference to women’s rights?




and religious/war commentary?? while still being absolutely shitfaced hilarious?????



Discworld for - http://sepia-mortis.deviantart.com/ :)

William de Worde, Otto Chriek, Lord Vetinari, Sam Vimes with Errol, Carrot, Angua, Cheery Littlebottom, Moist Von Lipwig, mr.Pump, mr. Teatime, Chidder(sitting one),Teppic, Ricewind,Mort, Death, Susan, Maladict,  Lieutenant Blouse and Sergent Jackrum :)

(not even half of my most favorite discworld character….ok…almost every discworld character´s my favorite :3 )

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"You have to understand that ven a vampire forgoes… the b-word, there is a process that ve call transference? Ve force ourselves to desire something else? For me this vas not painful. I crave the perfection of light and shade. Pictures are my life! But your friend chose… coffee. And now he has none."
— Otto Chriek, about vampire cravings in “Monstrous Regiment” by Terry Pratchett.
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#otto chriek is so important #chriek #discworld