AlamutJones

AlamutJones

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5 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 0 replies · +3 points

I was trying to pinpoint the specific reason. Loads of old blokes get short of breath and wheeze a bit - Vimes himself is starting to reach a point where this sometimes happens to him - but not all of them are doing it because the passage is literally blocked off.

Sorry. No offence meant. :)

6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 0 replies · +6 points

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6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 2 replies · +11 points

His nose has been smashed so many times that he can't breathe through it. That's what those "Hnah" noises are, him trying to get air through a passage that's barely open.

It's also possible that being hit in the face so many times DID scramble his brain. Repeated concussions and knockouts can't be good for him.

6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 1 reply · +6 points

Snouty can't breathe. His nose has been smashed so many times that he can't breathe through it. That's what those "Hnah" noises are.

It's also possible that being hit in the face so many times DID scramble his brain. Repeated concussions and knockouts can't be good for him.

6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 0 replies · +14 points

Exactly.

And his life now is one that gives him MUCH more clout and freedom to do what he feels he should. When he was Captain Vimes of the Night Watch, half his pay was still barely enough to keep body and soul together for the people he was trying to protect. Now that he's His Grace Sir Samuel Vimes etc etc, he can put thousands of dollars into the widow's fund and shaq na ragver serr ubfcvgny sbe gur qbpgbe jub fnirf uvf jvsr naq fba.

He loves being able to be someone who can give people the protection against oblivious rich bastards his younger self never dreamed possible. Apart from the obvious of having Sibyl in his life (and oh, he loves her more than reason) that's the only part of being Sir Samuel he DOES like.

6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 0 replies · +16 points

Sam, meet...Sam. He’s got a lot to learn, does young Lance-Constable Vimes, but he’s quick.

6 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 3 replies · +24 points

A lot of those privileges make him uncomfortable, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t ENJOY the clout they give him.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 0 replies · +54 points

I love that the first thing Vimes looks for is home, in every form he understands the word. Pseudopolis Yard is home. Sybil - both the person and the small gifts that remind him of her - is home. It’s the FIRST thing he seeks.

The fact that he doesn’t find it is awful for him.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 0 replies · +45 points

Almost. Not quite.

Of course, that’s what makes “I can see your house from up here” so terrifying in this context. It’s really more of an I know where you live...

I know where your heart is right now, Mr Vimes. And if I want to, I can rip it out.

1 week ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Night Watc... · 2 replies · +27 points

Back in the day, fetching hot water and clean linens was something they’d make the father do specifically so he’d have something nominally useful he COULD do. Even if they didn’t need it, or already had the amount they needed, they’d send Dad for hot water and more towels. Rather than being relentlessly anxious, pulling his own hair out and feeling completely superfluous to events, he’d be out of the way at the other end of the house fussing with the linen cupboard and the kettle. If nothing else, it would be something for him to do with his hands...

...except Willikins has done it, so poor old Sam doesn’t even get THAT comfort.