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

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.
—  Men at Arms, Terry Pratchett, 1993.

Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you: Angua von Uberwald

Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: Carrot Ironfoundersson

Looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll: Cherry Littlebottom

Looks like they could kill you and would actually kill you: Sam Vimes