fun with capitalization

on Big Deal Moments in Discworld

Guards! Guards! has one of the first Big Deal Discworld moments for me, and I’m not very good at articulating what that means.

The moment I’m thinking of is the dragon’s speech to Wonse – “we were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But…we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.” That’s a passage that always makes me stop and reread it a couple of times. And it’s a small moment – it’s the only time we hear the dragon speak at all, and it’s a speech that has no bearing on the rest of the story. It could have been taken out of the book entirely and nothing would feel like it was missing. But the fact that it’s there is a Big Deal moment. The great big monstrous antagonist’s judgment of humanity is unavoidable in its accuracy.

And the Discworld series is full of moments like that. Sometimes it’s just one line, sometimes it’s a full scene, and most of the book is so full of shenanigans coming so quickly one after another that you don’t always see the Big Deal moments coming. We think of Pratchett as a humor/satire writer and yes, the books are hilarious, but in between the jokes are these Big Deal moments that casually rearrange our perspective and stick with us even after we think we’ve forgotten.

Then there are the other Big Deal Moments, that are Emotional Meteorite Strike Moments (e.g. the phrase “that is not my cow” can now instantly put me in the fetal position) but I’m having a hard enough time describing this one as it is so I’ll probably go on a tirade about those ‘round about that One Part in Feet of Clay. (You know the one.)

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What rivalry?

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☆ DOWNTOWN ☆ the trio exploring the streets of Coruscant on a night out! (surely even the Resistance has some downtime when not on missions, right… and imagine experiencing the scale of this bustling city planet for the first time!!)

I was listening to the song Downtown a lot, which is ridiculous and catchy but also the chorus makes me want to dance down the streets of an intergalactic city too /o/ also just imagining the First Order trio running into them and doing the dance-off in the video haha

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justin williams answering the important questions, talking about how he styled his hair for picture day (march 27, 2017)

RPG Idea

AU where bard colleges are basically fantasy modern colleges. Form a party of bards who went to college together and decided to go adventuring to defeat capitalism

seventeen as: stock characters in tv/books

seungcheol as the Swashbuckler aka a noisy joyful pirate or swordsman

jeonghan as the Gentleman Thief; name explains itself

jisoo as the Farmer’s Son/Daughter, a desirable and naive young man or woman, or the Nerd

jun as the Fall Guy aka the scapegoat, the one who gets blamed for everything, or the Contender, the competitive underdog

soonyoung as the Hotshot, a reckless character known for taking risks

wonwoo as the Absent-Minded Professor, name explains itself, or the Tortured Artist, in constant torment bc of his art or his hatred of other ppl

jihoon as the Mad Scientist or the Cat Lady Guy, but plot twist he doesn’t end up being evil he’s just reclusive

seokmin as the one people think is the Village Idiot bc they underestimate him but he ends up being the Superhero

mingyu as the Bad Boy

minghao as the “i told you so” Wise Old Man

seungkwan as the Mother’s Boy or the Hooker with a Heart of Gold aka the prostitute or ahem entertainer that ends up being important and having a heart of gold I’M SORRY BOO BUT IT WORKS SOMEHOW

vernon as the Boy Next Door

dino as the Rightful King (the true heir to the throne and the king/winner no one expected) or the Final Girl/Boy, aka the last person standing in a horror film 

Some Fun Hockey Facts
  • Canadians make up over half of the National Hockey League (50.5%)
  • the Los Angeles Kings roster is exactly 50% Canadian 
  • the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs have the most Canadian skaters on their roster with 17 apiece 
  • similarly, the Detroit Red Wings have the fewest with only 4 Canadians
  • the Arizona Coyotes have the largest roster with 28 active skaters; the fewest skaters on a roster is 22, which belongs to the Washington Capitals, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild
  • the total of active skaters in the NHL is 719
  • the Philadelphia Flyers have the most currently active Team Canada World Junior Champions alumni with 9. the next closest team is the New York Islanders with 7 (since 2005)
  • current captains of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Dallas Stars (two thirds of the National Hockey League) are all World Junior Championship alumni for their respective countries 

THIS IS TOO MUCH. 

THE ENTIRE PAGE IS DRENCHED WITH FAI. 

FAI LOUDLY ANNOUNCING THAT THEY’RE HOME DESPITE THE FACT THAT KUROGANE IS IN TEH SAME ROOM AND ALREADY STARING RIGHT AT THEM. 

FAI DELIBERATELY PATRONISING KUROGANE IN A WAY HE KNOWS WILL BE INSTANTLY EFFECTIVE. AND IT IS. 

FAI HAPPILY CROUCHING NEXT TO KUROGANE IN A PANEL THAT IS FAR TOO COMFORTABLE AND DOMESTIC FOR ME TO HANDLE.

FAI EAGERLY EXPLAINING THINGS WITH COMPLICATED HAND MOTIONS THAT MAKE NO SENSE TO THE POINT WHERE KUROGANE HAS TO BLUNTLY ASK SYAORAN TO TRANSLATE. 

FAI, FAKE DEVASTATED, WATCHING FROM A DISTANCE. 

OH NO WAIT IT GETS EVEN BETTER.

FAI PRETENDING TO BURST INTO TEARS BECAUSE KUROGANE ISN’T PAYING HIM ANY ATTENTION. 

I WAS NOT PREPARED. 

FAI IS KING OF THE TROLLS. 

And Kurogane plays his part perfectly, even if Mokona - SWEET DARLING MOKONA - falls for it and rushes to comfort Fai in his sadness. 

IT’S TOO MUCH.

Burakovsky said the trio’s chemistry comes from more than a shared Swedish background; the three also have forged a friendship in Washington. As a 19-year-old rookie two seasons ago, Burakovsky lived with Backstrom for the first few months of his NHL career, joking around that he’s like “Nicky’s son.” Trotz’s repeated advice to Burakovsky: “Listen to Nick. He’ll help you.”

“He’s still on me about that,” Burakovsky said. “Me and Nick are walking together in the hallway, and Barry has come up, and has been like, ‘Nicky, is Burky listening to you?’”

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WaPo

I’m dead.