ThomasTangor

ThomasTangor

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4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 0 replies · +1 points

You would hate some of my books, almost every page is dogeared because of re-reading. My Circle of Magic books are like that.

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 1 reply · +8 points

Bustles are certainly not that heavy and definitely lacking any king of springs. Quite fun really, if you want a ready-made booty. While not a favourite I certainly see them as a much better choice than the current mode for torn and "hobo chique" outfits. As with all fashion, though, it is always a personal preference.

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 0 replies · +5 points

I've ordered single stamps and plan to do so again. They are awesome and the package has stamps on the outside as well!!

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 1 reply · +4 points

I honestly thought Mark would have a bigger reaction to what was essentially a very delayed punchline (the list of things not to ask about). That part made me laugh way to much the first time I read it.

I do think that there is a bit too much credit given to Vetinari on the appointment of Moist. Vetinari is human, and while he is very smart and very good at sing how things work, he's not omniscient and can be surprised (see The Truth). I'm sure that the original reasoning was very much what Moist thought: that he was expendable in the worst case, but might do some good, or some good enough.

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 0 replies · +4 points

I always saw Moist as not thinking much on Golems at all. He really does take people and things at their face value, sort of. They are all tools to him. Humans are the tools of his amusement and Golems are, well, tools by definition. His aversion has always been because they can't be used the way he is used to using them, and once Vetinari humanizes them (Mr. Pump is buying his freedom by curtailing that on Moist) he has no problem with them as a ?species?. That's why I always saw the "We call him Mr. Pump" bit as him being purposefully over the top. He's using them the way he uses all people. When he's told by Adora that they see themselves as tools he easily switches gear. Even the way he lashes out is the same as you would at a person.

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 0 replies · +2 points

Lets not forget that she had a few people torn apart by trees. Early middle age Saints are almost never happy ones.

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 1 reply · +4 points

William is definitely not in the toolbox, though he can be manipulated as all people of AM are by Vetinari. With Vimes, I always felt like Vetinari saw it all as one giant joke. He is forever playing the straight man and I always saw him as giggling inside at being the only one in on the joke. I always saw Moist coming in as someone Vetinari could share the joke with. Vetinari is the ultimate con man. He and Moist are actually very similar. Obgu ur naq Zbvfg ner cerggl zhpu nqeranyvar nqqvpgf. Jr frr guvf irel zhpu va Envfvat Fgrnz, jurer Irgvanev qvfthvfrf uvzfrys nf n zrpunavp ba gur genva. They are just from different classes and so have a different baseline of how to act.

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 0 replies · +3 points

I never saw this as Moist connng the letters into working with him. They aren't alive in our sense of alive, it's lspace but made of letters. Their consciousness is essentially an extreme imperative to be delivered and read. They don't know who Moist is, not do they care. The obviously did the same to the other postmasters. Literally any one (person, not Chosen) will do.

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4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 0 replies · +5 points

For a more modern example of this kind of thing we can look at the art of Gerog Grosz of the Weimar Republic. WARNING: his art can be very graphic and disturbing.
http://arthistoryreference.com/cgi-bin/hd.exe?art... Is a good example of the "fat cat" bourgoies stereotype. As is https://www.moma.org/s/ge/collection_ge/object/ob...

We also see the art criticizing the robber barons of the pre-war era https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/...

4 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Going Post... · 0 replies · +3 points

We need to be wary of assigning modern gender divides to the past. Most of the things you listed have been male dominated in the professional sphere since the beginning. Most tailors were men, women coming into the trade really began with manutas and specifically female clothing. If you look at most historical couture houses they are male originally. Now lace and silk was a female sphere and there are women who made very good careers out of it. Same with professional cooking. It was the world of men, in part because it was very physically demanding, and in part because it was more prestigious to hire men. Music as well has been dominated by men.

It's good to remember that there has always been a divide between the public sphere and it's norm and the private sphere. What we are seeing today is the bleeding of public norms into private ones.