By Terry Pratchett
Threat sur le paisible et douillet quotidien des mages : si l'Université de l'Invisible ne renoue pas avec l. a. culture du fouteballe, d'intolérables regulations sont à prévoir dans leur educate de vie.
Il reste à former un employees et une équipe compétitifs. Par bonheur, l'université dispose, parmi le petit team of workers, d'individualités remarquables. Citons Trevor possible — inouï ce qu'on obtient d'une boîte de preserve —, Glenda, los angeles reine des tourtes, Juliette, ravissante nunuche promise à un bel avenir dans l'univers de los angeles mode, et le mystérieux monsieur Daingue. Qui est Monsieur Daingue ? Le sait-il lui-même ? Toujours est-il qu'on le surveille en haut lieu.
Tandis que le fit fatidique approche, quatre vies s’entremêlent et quatre destins basculent. motor vehicle ce qu’il faut savoir du fouteballe – ce qu’il faut savoir d’important sur le fouteballe –, c’est qu’il dépasse le cadre du fouteballe.
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THE ALIEN-SHAPED HEADS By alien, we don’t mean the guys you picked up at the Home Depot to help deliver the baby. We mean the Sigourney Weaver-fighting kind (whose infamous chest bursting birth scene, incidentally, is the only thing most expectant fathers have to prepare them for the act of childbirth). As it turns out, babies’ heads are soft and don’t become hard until months or years after they’re born. This explains why you don’t usually see them at college parties, crushing beer cans with their foreheads.
Then the eggs hatch and they enter the dreaded swarm phase of their existence. Much like the word killer, nature takes words like dreaded and swarm very, very seriously. The ants go on the move, a near-solid mass of insect death and horror, moving steadily and swiftly along the jungle floor, flaying alive and disassembling every living thing too stupid, slow, or asleep to get out of the way. There are no painful stingers or ballistic acids; this is the kind of terror that simply flows over you by the hundreds of thousands and rips you apart with unbelievably powerful jaws, utterly and literally blind to size and species, considering everything in its path to be a threat to the continuation of the colony.
Couple that with the fact that a baby’s heart slows way down during every contraction, which sets off a little alarm on the monitor similar to the one that goes off when a patient flatlines on Scrubs, and you may find that you have shit your pants before the kid is even out. Don’t feel bad though. Like we said, there is a lot of pooping going on at this point, so if you do let one slide, just motion toward the mother when she isn’t looking and plug your nose as if to say, “Yeah, I smell it too.
Allez les mages ! (Les annales du Dique-monde, Tome 37) by Terry Pratchett