okay so everybody always talks about how amazing sam vimes is, and i love sam vimes to the bottom of my heart, but i do not see enough sybil appreciation on my dashboard.
sybil is a zarking goddess okay, and i will not hear a word against her
she calls the PATRICIAN of Ankh-Morpork ‘havelock’.
she actually just calls pretty much everybody by their first names
people who are not scared of vimes will listen to sybil any day
she’s perfectly level headed, until vimes calls her a duchess, when she will become the most overbearing, duchessy duchess the disc has ever known
her haggling for fat with the low king.
her being brought up to act small, so as to make everybody feel bigger. then using that to her advantage because i’m pretty sure she knows how amazing she is.
being so compassionate she can see the good in anybody without even trying, even nobby nobbs
being the first person in forever to actually see the potential in perpetually drunk, undernourished, broken sam vimes and taking away his alcohol and giving him food and being there so he can actually grow to be the sam vimes that we love.
being sybil ramkin, the dragon obsessed, charitable spinster who is pretty much the only person left in ankh-morpork who actually respects the night watch in guards guards, and seeing exploding swamp dragons as lovable pets.
singing opera so well she becomes an honorary dwarf
My birthday cake! It’s the Ankh Morpork City Watch badge, which I made from icing (except I accidentally wrote fabricat instead of fabricati oops). Our friend made the cake, and my mum covered the cake with icing and made little gingerbread badges (not pictured).
so this troll walks into our inn waving around a ballista with one hand and telling everyone to get up against the wall, then in walks some guy, covered in blood, wielding a crossbow, and followed by a pregnant woman about three heads taller than him and female dwarf. Turns out it’s the bloody ambassador from #onlyinankhmorpork. #alittleweecameout
August Book Photo Challenge - 13 Bookish Item
Ankh-Morpork Discworld Map. In German, because I bought it in a small bookshop at a train station on my way home once. I love all the details and how you can track the characters while reading the books. ♥
Something Vimes had learned as a young guard drifted up from memory. If you *have* to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to *know* you’re going to die. So they’ll talk. They’ll gloat.
They’ll watch you *squirm*. They’ll put off the moment of murder like another man will put off a good cigar.
So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word.