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tribute update: Thief of Time

Add a page citation to passage #1; add six new passages (bringing
total to 14).
PatR 2 months ago
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@ -6261,7 +6261,8 @@ tools, and with complex tools a dwarf could more or less make anything.
%title Thief of Time (8)
%title Thief of Time (14)
# p. 97 (Harper Torch edition)
%passage 1
"No running with scythes!"
@ -6465,6 +6466,94 @@ there to make you think before you broke them.
[Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett]
%e passage
# 6 new passages added for 3.7
# p. 80 (passage ends mid-paragraph)
%passage 9
Well, she was partly immortal, and that was all there was to it. She could
see things that were really there(1) [...]
(1) Which is much harder than seeing things that /aren't/ there. /Everyone/
does that.
[Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett]
%e passage
# p. 82 (passage starts mid-paragraph)
%passage 10
[...] Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it.
If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying
"End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH," the paint wouldn't even
have time to dry.
[Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett]
%e passage
# p. 115 (passage ends mid-paragraph; Lobsang's "there" is inside the area
# below, where a hole in the wall leads; Lu-Tze is already inside and
# his "there" is outside where he just was and Lobsang still is)
%passage 11
"But novices aren't allowed in there under pain of death!"
"That's a coincidence," said Lu-Tze, lowering himself to the tips of his
fingers. "Because death is what awaits you if you stay out there, too."
He dropped into the darkness. A moment later there was an unenlightened
curse from below.
Lobsang climbed in, hung by his fingertips, dropped, and rolled when he hit
the floor below.
"Well done," said Lu-Tze in the gloom. "When in doubt, choose to live."
[Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett]
%e passage
# p. 132 (passage starts mid-paragraph; the abbot's recent reincarnation is
# still an infant)
%passage 12
"[...] I mean, mentally he's nine hundred years old."
"That must make him very wise."
"Pretty wise, pretty wise. But age and wisdom don't necessarily go
together, I've always found," said Lu-Tze, as they approached the abbot's
rooms. "Some people just become stupid with more authority. Not his
Reverence, of course."
[Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett]
%e passage
# p. 144 (two instances of singular "Igor" for the person then two plural
# "Igors" for his clan is accurate)
%passage 13
Igor didn't much like the clock. He was a /people/ person. He preferred
things that bled. And as the clock grew, with its shimmering crystal parts
that didn't seem entirely all /here/, so Jeremy grew more absorbed and Igor
grew more tense. There was definitely something new happening here, and
Igors were avid to learn new things. But there were limits. Igors did not
believe in "Forbidden Knowledge" and "Things Man Was Not Meant to Know" but
obviously there were /some/ things a man was not meant to know, such as
what it felt like to have every single particle of your body sucked into a
little hole, and that seemed to be one of the options available in the
immediate future.
[Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett]
%e passage
# p. 170 ('spake' is accurate, as is ending the first paragraph with a colon)
%passage 14
/In the Second Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised/, a story is written
concerning one day when the apprentice Clodpool, in a rebellious mood,
approached Wen and spake thusly:
"Master, what is the difference between a humanistic, monastic system of
belief in which wisdom is sought by means of an apparently nonsensical
system of questions and answers, and a lot of mystic gibberish made up on
the spur of the moment?"
Wen considered this for some time, and at last said: "A fish!"
And Clodpool went away, satisfied.
[Thief of Time, by Terry Pratchett]
%e passage
%e title


@ -1078,7 +1078,7 @@ using 'f' while quiver is empty and 'autoquiver' is Off when wielding a
Lords and Ladies, two to Soul Music, three to Interesting Times, four
to Maskerade, three to Hogfather, two to Jingo, four to The Last
Continent, four to Carpe Jugulum, three to The Fifth Elephant, five
to The Truth
to The Truth, six to Thief of Time
monsters can see and remember hero resistances
monsters can gain resistances by eating corpses
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