Category: sam vimes

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adorablecrab:

“But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet. This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

— Terry Pratchett – Men at Arms

This is v much a longshot, but calling: anyone…

thecoppercow:

(Long, long before this became a ‘ranting about politics and brexit’ type blog, for which I can only apologise)

In a fit of technological idiocy coupled with a laptop crash (and because I thought I wasn’t really going to come back to it, really), I managed to delete the first few bits of The Stalking Horse (the one where Vetinari rises to become Patrician and Downey turns up for the ride). Which is annoying, because now there’s more middle and end bits of Stalking Horse, but no first bits. Is there the slimmest chance any of youse might have saved it to epub or mobi for offline?

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“He’d noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: It fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were really hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination—but at the end of the day they’d settle quite happily for egg and chips, if it was well done and maybe had a slice of tomato.”

– Terry Pratchett – The Fifth Elephant

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“Vimes hated and despised the privileges of rank, but they had this to be said for them: at least they meant that you could hate and despise them in comfort.”

– Terry Pratchett – The Fifth Elephant

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“He always suspected the poetic description of Time like an ever-rolling stream. Time, in his experience, moved more like rocks … sliding, pressing, building up force underground and then, with one jerk that shakes the crockery, a whole field of turnips mysteriously slips sideways by six feet.”

– Terry Pratchett – The Fifth Elephant

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“Vimes was hazy on rural issues, but weren’t there supposed to be charcoal burners, woodcutters, and … he tried to think … little girls taking goodies to granny? The stories Vimes had learned as a kid suggested that all forests were full of bustle, activity, and the occasional scream. But this place was silent.”

– Terry Pratchett – The Fifth Elephant

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“He ached all over. It wasn’t just that his brain was writing checks that his body couldn’t cash. It had gone beyond that. Now his feet were borrowing money that his legs hadn’t got, and his back muscles were looking for loose change under the sofa cushions.”

– Terry Pratchett – The Fifth Elephant

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“It was, he felt, a persistent flaw in his wife’s otherwise practical and sensible character that she believed, against all evidence, that he was a man of many talents.”

– Terry Pratchett – The Fifth Elephant

sator-the-wanderess: C’mon Vimes!

sator-the-wanderess:

C’mon Vimes!

(Thank you @kociepierogi 😁 have a great day too!)

t-i-g-g-s: It’s ya boy, Vimesy

t-i-g-g-s:

It’s ya boy, Vimesy