sam and duke

Oh, my dear Vimes, history changes all the time. It is constantly being re-examined and re-evaluated, otherwise how would we be able to keep historians occupied? We can’t possibly allow people with their sort of minds to walk around with time on their hands.
—  Terry Pratchett - Jingo

Release me, from the pattern of electricity.
Save me, from the weeping and the wailing.
I’m rising, I’m rising, I’m rising, I’m rising.
Wake me, I’m in a force with out by my.
I’m gonna rise up before I die, I die.
I’m rising, I’m rising, I’m rising, I’m rising.
Take a photo now.

Throne of Glass by @sjmaas Character Relationship Map (Possible Spoilers) :)

A red box around a character’s name means they’re deceased, black is living.

Enemy- Red
Friend- Green
Lover- Purple
Former lover- Pink
Closely related- Blue
Current/former blood oath- Highlight blue
Current/former cadre- Yellow
Adopted family- Orange
Host/possessed by- Black

Some have multiple relationships (I used a maximum of two)

Some characters and relationships (eg. Allies) aren’t included to make my character map *slightly* less confusing

When the show is absolute garbage but there is that one character that you love more than anything else in the world

“‎’There are dreamers and there are realists in this world, you think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. See the dreamers need the realists to keep the dreamers from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists? Well without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground”

© Sam Dubas, do not remove source or post photo anywhere else please.

  • After first dance my first year: k that was cool...idk what was with that american pie song tho......

Here’s what I’ve been working on the past few days. The idea came to me when I saw this post on @the-goddamn-doomguy‘s blog. I really like the idea of the classic fps guys hanging out together!

I put Doomguy and Duke front and center since they were the focus of the original post. And the rest of them are just characters who I thought would be appropriate since they’re all connected in some way.

Okay, but imagine Sam Vimes in the Avengers Universe.

Loki goes traipsing through the Discworld for some of that sweet, sweet Discworld mojo and gets on Vimes’ radar in a bad way. Next thing you know, Loki is exploding through the Tesseract with Sam Vimes on his heels. And Loki gets away (because evil space wizard!) and Nick Fury has Sam Vimes surrounded and is all like “Who the hell are you?”

“Commander Vimes, Ankh-Morpork City Watch. I am in hot pursuit of a perp suspected of grand theft thaumo and several accounts of being a bloody nuisance.”

Sam Vimes showing up to the Chitauri invasion and being like “What, kill them? Just arrest them!”

Steve Rogers, “Sir, with all due respect you can’t arrest an entire alien army.”

“Oh you thINK SO?!”

Sam Vimes, puking in his mouth a little bit when he realizes how prevalent guns are on Earth. “And these things are barely regulated!? Ye gods, man!”

Sam Vimes meeting Thor and finding out he’s a prince. “So you think you can just do whatever you want with that frilly cape and fancy hammer?”

Sam Vimes is so used to Vetinari that Natasha doesn’t even faze him. She can’t get any information out of him because his answers consist of either “Ma’am?” or “Ma’am.”

Sam Vimes actually losing his shit and going totally bursar when Steve tries to call him a soldier. Sam Vimes drinking cranberry juice in front of Tony at every opportunity. Sam Vimes getting along absurdly well with Clint.

Thor, though, Thor’s been around and he’s heard the stories about Vimes the Butcher, and he knows all about how highly regarded he is on the Disc. Imagine Thor telling the team that Sam married into wealth and became a duke. “He doesn’t seem like a duke.” Thor telling them about how the kings on the Disc respect/fear him. “This is the same guy who thinks elevators are witchcraft?” Thor telling them that he’s disgustingly wealthy, enough to compare his wealth to the Stark fortune. “Stop it, his boots are actually made of cardboard.”

Sam Vimes actually getting into a fight with Loki, who thinks his illusions and trickery are going to work against both this suspicious bastard and the Summoning Dark that shadows him. Loki knows all about Sam Vimes the Duke and Sam Vimes the Commander, but is completely taken offguard by Sam Vimes the dirty street fighter. All the magic and power in the multiverse cannot save him from this cop’s pointy elbows. Imagine Vimes pinning Loki to the ground, slapping the horns off his head and snarling “You are under arrest, mister!”

Imagine Fury giving Sam Vimes the additional title of Avenger. His Grace, His Excellency the Duke of Ankh, Commander of the Watch, Sir Samuel Vimes, Avenger. This leads to the infamous Shouting and Throwing Things debacle that all SHIELD trainees are warned about for years to come.  

Imagine, if you will, this all takes place over the course of a day and Sam has enough time to get magicked back to the Disc, cause a major traffic incident and scramble home in time to read to Young Sam by six o’clock. Because some things are important.


CultureMUSIC: “Take The ‘A’ Train feat. Ivie Anderson” - From the 1943 film Reveille with Beverly - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 

In honor of Duke’s birthday (April 29, 1899), a vintage clip featuring this seminal jazz classic and the fine af black musicians of the early 20th century. 

I hope folks understand that the Duke was basically the Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jay Z, Kanye, Kendrick of his generation.