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The troll saluted.
“You’ve got your bow, I see. Treated you well, did they?”
“Dey called me a ficko troll,” said Detritus darkly. “One of dem kicked me inna rocks.”
“Was it this one?”
“But he is their captain,” said Vimes, stepping away from Tantony. “Sergeant, I order you: shoot him down.”
In one movement the troll had the crossbow balanced on his shoulder and was sighting along the massive package of arrows. Tantony went pale.
“Well, go on,” said Vimes. “It was an order, sergeant.”
Detritus lowered the bow. “I ain’t dat fick, sir.”
“I gave you an order!”
“Den you can do wid dat order what Boulder der Lintel did wid his bag of gravel, sir! Wid respect, o’course.”
Vimes walked across and patted the shaking Tantony on his shoulder.
“Just making a point,” he said."
— The Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
More lessons on how to be a decent fucking policeman, courtesy of Sir Samuel Vimes.
His Grace, His Excellency, The Duke of Ankh; Commander Sir Samuel Vimes inspired me when I started reading Discworld. He made me want to be a cop. To carry the law and justice to the oppressed and abused as he did, to be “straight as an arrow, (never to) be corrupted, (never to) be turned, never (take) a bribe.” Sadly, I don’t think I could ever truly be a cop. I don’t think it’s in me to go through the training and subordinance to get to the point where I could do the eternal Watchman justice.
""I feel," said Blind Io, "that if we wanted people to fly, we would have given them wings."
“We allow broomthtickth and magic carpeth,” said Offler.
“Ah, but they’re magical. Magic… religion… there is a certain association. This is an attempt to subvert the natural order. Just anyone could float around the place in one of these things.” He shuddered. “Men could look down upon the gods!”
He looked down upon Leonard of Quirm.
“Why did you do it?” he said.
“You gave me wings when you showed me birds,” said Leonard of Quirm."
That last line is so powerful.
Terry Pratchett, The Last Hero
I’ll let armor design get away with a lot of things
but not boobplate
Boobplate is acceptable to me when the armour isn’t meant to be protective. But ceremonial armour really isn’t that common…