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Discworld Dream Cast  Idris Elba as Samuel Vimes

jiggit look!

(also those pics of him from Pacific Rim and thor work REALLY well in this zomfg)

(now I’m imagining him with the scar and it got EVEN MORE AWESOME)

verygibbous sixteentons partially-stars

i’m so glad this is gaining momentum heck yeah

I’ve always privately cast Bruce Willis, but this is EVEN BETTER fjffjslkdfjSLDKFJASKDF



None of the art or other fancastings I’ve seen for Vimes felt right, and Elba DOES. Holy shit, he could do Sam Vimes so well.





okay so i actually have a headcanon drunken vetinari (don’t you judge me)

but basically i see him staying entirely the same except for blown out pupils, just completely composed and spotting a tiny, slightly self-satisfied smile that he has when he’s pleased 

except he turns into a fucking kleptomaniac

shows up in the party suddenly wearing a hat and going like ‘i stole this hat from someone. i like this hat.’

taking people’s shoes and building an impressive little pyramid out of them in some empty room

not actually sleeping with women but doing this drawn out speech where he convinces them that they are wonderful and that they should marry him and the ladies usually don’t know whether to laugh or say yes

and then he steals their shoes

(i’m talking about younger vetinari mostly i think the older version has calmed down on the proposing)

getting into fights except he subjugates his fighting partners and sits on them and shushes them and pets their face for a while (and steals their shoes)

if he’s REALLY really drunk he tries to blend into his background and succeeds only marginally and suddenly people can spot him standing still, half behind a curtain with a barely controlled tiny laugh and a weird hat (it’s okay tho, because everyone’s drunk at that point)  

The number of drunken wizards’ hats he could acquire, tho’.

#just imagine all the blustering wizards slowly being de-hatted through the course of the night

I am so very here for Vetinari slowly and steadily acquiring a tower of wizard hats over the evening. He wears all of them at once.





when i find myself in times of trouble

terry pratchett comes to me

whispering sam vimes once arrested a motherfucking dragon

you are capable of literally anything

Sam Vimes once arrested two opposing armies to end a war.




Discworld Meme [x]:[1/3] organisations:

Ankh-Morpork City Watch

"I comma square bracket recruit’s name square bracket comma do solemnly swear by square bracket recruit’s deity of choice square bracket to uphold the Laws and Ordinances of the city of Ankh-Morpork comma serve the public truſt comma and defend the ſubjects of His ſtroke Her bracket delete whichever is inappropriate bracket Majeſty bracket name of reigning monarch bracket without fear comma favour comma or thought of perſonal ſafety semi-colon to purſue evildoers and protect the innocent comma laying down my life if neceſsary in the cauſe of said duty comma so help me bracket aforeſaid deity bracket full stop Gods Save the King stroke Queen bracket delete whichever is inappropriate bracket full stop.”

       - Ankh-Morpork City Watch Oath

"I will do what I told otherwise I get my goohuloog head kicked in."

       - Ankh-Morpork City Watch Oath for Troll Officers under Acting-Constable Detritus

The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

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 one of the best breakdowns I’ve ever seen of how expensive it is to be poor. (via slephoto)

this is true on so many levels

I always think about the money my parents have spent fixing up our house or various used cars over the years

(via theuppitynegras)

Omg the sheer amounts of money I’ve had to pour into the cheap piece of shit car I have. So absolutely true.

(via genderbitch)

There’s a reason my cat is named Terry Pratchett

(via girljanitor)

She was already learning that if you ignore the rules people will, half the time, quietly rewrite them so that they don’t apply to you.

- Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites (via i-am-lucys-red-dress)

Terry Pratchett is a wise man.

(Source: andrasteburned)