7:29 am 189 notes
— The first line of Night Watch by Terry Pratchett (via this-does-not-concern-you)
4:44 pm 122 notes
you know I read the Discworld novels for fun quite often, but every now and then it just hits me like
wow this has really positive portrayals of sex workers. Like…they’re treated as people doing a job rather than stereotypes and sometimes they are actually quite important characters. And wow look there’s a sympathetic portrayal of a young drug addict in this one too. And there’s these dwarves being used to talk about gender roles and hey there’s a bunch of really thoughtful stuff about racism and classism too woah
I mean they’re such silly hilarious books that sometimes it just doesn’t occur to me that they are also pretty fucking spectacular to be able to talk about this kind of thing in a lighthearted but thoughtful way through the lens of fantasy
9:59 pm 125 notes
are you ever just VIOLENTLY REMINDED OF HOW MUCH YOU LOVE A CHARACTER
10:34 pm 53,017 notes
5:23 pm 975 notes
Vimes wakes up in the shadow of a barricade and immediately assumes the worst. But then it turns out this Enjolras lad’s got all the good parts of Ned Coates and Reg Shoe with very little of the bad, and his second-in-command reminds him a little of Dr. Lawn, and it’s funny, but he gets the feeling this revolution might work out after all.
Javert, meanwhile, finds himself drawn quite against his will into a discussion of the finer points of the law with one Captain Ironfoundersson…
(You can blame this thread for the nonsense above! Don’t ask me how the timeline works, it went all wibbly-wobbly for comedic purposes, okay. ALSO LOOK, A CROSSOVER THAT DOESN’T END IN TEARS!)
Bless the Discworld fandom
9:23 pm 21 notes
More AMU fun. u w u Angua and Carrot (Carrot’s get-up inspired solely by Smallville’s Clark Kent) and the three witches - Granny, Nanny and Magrat.