Porcupinos Non Sodomy Est

"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people. You are wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides."
- Terry Pratchett

(x)(x) Polly Perks by Bartek Drejewicz

"Polly cut off her hair in front of the mirror, feeling slightly guilty about not feeling very guilty about doing so. It was supposed to be her crowning glory, and everyone said it was beautiful, but she generally wore it in a net when she was working. She’d always told herself it was wasted on her. But she was careful to see that the long golden coils all landed on the small sheet spread out for the purpose.

If she would admit to any strong emotion at all at this time, it was sheer annoyance that a haircut was all she needed to pass for a young man. She didn’t even need to bind up her bosom, which she’d heard was the normal practice. Nature had seen to it that she had barely any problems in this area.”

               - Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment

"‘We are a proud country.’

‘What are you proud of?’

It came swiftly, like a blow, and Polly realised how wars happened. You took that shock that had run through her, and let it boil.

… it may be corrupt, benighted and stupid, but it’s ours …

Vimes was watching her face. ‘From this desk here,’ he said, ‘the only thing your country has to be proud of right now is you women.’

Polly stayed silent. She was still trying to cope with the anger. It made it worse to know that he was right. We have our pride. And that’s what we’re proud of. We’re proud of being proud…

               - Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment

"At which point, Polly decided that she knew enough of the truth to be going on with. The enemy wasn’t men, or women, or the old, or even the dead. It was just bleedin’ stupid people, who came in all varieties. And no one had the right to be stupid."

               - Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment

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