guild of seamstresses

I just realized, I just bloody realized, Moist Von Lipwig’s story arc is a game of Monopoly through the eyes of a conman going through the board and winning all the pieces.

He has the top hat, the dog, the train (which replaces to automotive in newer boards) the friendship of the Seamstress’ Guild (thimble), the walking iron called Gladys, the boot (he’s the incarnation of the Disc God Fedecks who has winged boots) and also the bag of money.*   He goes to jail, but eventually gets to pass and go. He’s integral in the rehabilitation of civic buildings (post office, bank, mint, the acquisition of land to build a railway and then adding stations to said railway), the owner of up market private property, and also he invents paper money which everyone sort of thinks of as a bit of a game.

His very name, Moist Von Lipwig, is a pun about wearing a fake lip wig or mustache. Like so:

Lord Vetinari is quite literally using him to play a life size version of Monopoly with the city. And winning.

(Amendment: Adora with hear deadly footwear is also the shoe/boot.)


(* Alternates: Sam Vimes is boots, Gaspode and Beggars Guild is dog, Wheelbarrow is Harry King, Thimble is Seamstress Guild, Battlehsip/canon is Assassins Guild/Nobility, Money Bag is Thieves Guild, leaving Moist as Top Hat and Train. ANKH-MORPORK MONOPOLY, GIVE IT TO ME) 

((edited for typos, too busy flailing))!!!!!

anonymous asked:

Hey! I was rereading Home with the Fairies and I was wondering, who gave Maddie the fancy cloak? I remember it was always a mystery, but what I'm trying to say, was it one of the major characters in your story that gifted her the cloak or perhaps it was one the seamstresses as Faramir guessed? I know it doesn't really matter, I was just wondering. Thank you and have great day!

The seamstresses guild did, though it was never fully confirmed! I always meant to address it more directly but never got around to it. Thanks for reading and asking!

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Check it! I made a discworld thing! A sewing kit/ needlebook themed after the guild of seamstresses! The slogan ” no pleasure without payment” is on the cover. Even comes with one of Sonky’s preventatives!!! Tutorial soon to follow! The more I look at my sewing kit, the more I realize I missed something crucial. The Sonky needs some armor or micro mail or it won’t be very Protective. It is in a case full of pointy things.