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96 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 0 replies · +6 points

Honestly, as someone who has at times read ALL the Vetinari fanfic available, there's not nearly enough of that.

96 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 1 reply · +14 points

I personally thought of the "Fée Verte" (Green fairy) of absinthe fame. Since absinthe was strongly tied to the idea of hallucinations, madness, and even poisoning, leading to it's ban, the connection seems appropriate.

96 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 1 reply · +10 points

I was totally thinking of Sayer's Lord Peter stories. At least the later ones. I reread them all the time for the characters and social commentary (especially Gaudy Night my god).

ETA: Of course you have to ignore the moments of terrible period racism and antisemitism. *sigh*

96 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 0 replies · +10 points

When I was in college, in a French literature class, my classmates led a near-revolt at everything we were reading being so depressing. My professor (who was AMAZING) made us a bargain that if we made it through all the depressing stuff that winter, in the Spring we would all go to the (Bronx) zoo together. And we totally did.

96 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 0 replies · +9 points

Yeah, I absolutely used alcohol to deal with my social anxiety in my early 20s. I had a theory that once I'd been really drunk with someone then I could relax and really be myself with them. Eh, it helped and I had fun.

I definitely don't enjoy drinking to excess anymore though. One or two is nice, more is no good.

96 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 1 reply · +5 points

They're also allowed to lie about the consequences of confessing. "Oh, just tell us the truth and you can go" is totally allowed.

98 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 0 replies · +25 points

For better or worse, I always imagine Dragon, King of Arms like this:

99 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 3 replies · +13 points

YAY Feet of Clay! I'm so happy to be starting this book. First of all, the Watch books are my favorites, and Sam Vimes is my top Discworld character. But coming back to the Watch books always feels like coming home to me. We're in Ankh Morpork again and seeing all these characters we've come to know and care about.

Plus Feet of Clay is one of the best Watch books. It also feels like it marks the real beginning of "Prime" Discworld novels.

That's about all I can say without spoilers. This is going to be such a joy.

99 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 1 reply · +15 points

You know, one thing I've noticed is that Americans (of which I am one) tend to pronounce French-originated words closer to the French pronunciation while Brits sort of stubbornly insist on pronouncing it like it was English. So yes, Mark is wrong in this case, but I think there's a broader linguistic thing going on.

99 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Feet of Cl... · 0 replies · +21 points

I can see why someone'd say that, as he had given up. But he DID care, very much so. It was the caring without the ability to do anything about it that lead to his drinking problem.