TamarYasdnil

TamarYasdnil

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11 hours ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 2 replies · +14 points

Jackrum here is presented as virtually a personification of Militariness; if there weren't already a personification of War in the Discworld, Jackrum would be it. (This book) V guvax vg znxrf uvf zrffntr arne gur raq nyy gur zber rssrpgvir, gung gur jbzra jub jrer orvat zra jrer gbb tbbq ng vg, orggre ng orvat zra guna gur zra jrer, naq gurersber jrer ab qvssrerag, va n onq jnl.

11 hours ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 0 replies · +9 points

Consider the source of the statement. :-)

11 hours ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 0 replies · +11 points

It kind of went back and forth. Sometime during the 18th century the front-button system was begun, but then fashion changed back to the two-side-buttons style, especially in the UK, where the front-buttoning was considered "French" and rather shocking. It didn't settle down to front-button again until sometime in the mid-19th century.

11 hours ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 2 replies · +15 points

They sold like hotcakes in the print shops, in the 18-teens. The Prince Regent collected them, and finally bribed one of the most prolific cartoonists (Rowlandson) to promise not to draw him in sexually compromising situations any more.

1 day ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Carpe Jugu... · 1 reply · +1 points

You're right - being a teenager for eighty years takes her from 121 to 200. So she might be less than one year younger than Vlad, who is "barely 200" - unless they are twins or something. I think it's likely that some parental attitude is involved in saying "barely" 200 - Vlad could be 209 and 11/12ths and they'd still say that, and if he is several years older, that lets Lacci be genuinely 200.

I doubt that Pratchett worried much about getting that detail precisely accounted for.

=Tamar

3 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 1 reply · +6 points

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3 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Monstrous ... · 0 replies · +8 points

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3 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Carpe Jugu... · 3 replies · +1 points

It depends on whether vampires reproduce or have to change to make more. I think Discworld vampires reproduce. The Countess seems to have been a somewhat Goth teenager herself, so she may have been eighteen when she was changed. After that, who knows? She could be any age.
My guess about reproductive fertility is that vampires are not fecund; they probably only reproduce when they want to, and since reproducing creates competition for the available food supply, they aren't likely to want that. It may be that only the changed ones, like the Countess, ever want their own children instead of changed adults.

=Tamar

3 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Carpe Jugu... · 5 replies · +1 points

Yes, I goofed slightly; the Countess was talking to Vlad. Lacci has been a teenager for eighty years. If we allow for a ten to one aging relationship (just guessing), then Lacci is the equivalent of eighteen, and is about 180 years old. Vlad is older, but at "barely 200" he's approximately the equivalent of a human of 20.

3 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Carpe Jugu... · 1 reply · +1 points

That's from The Light Fantastic. The mountain troll killed by Rincewind's sword was in The Colour of Magic.

=Tamar