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birdsite source that the tumblr source screencapped ... which has a comment screencapping a zucksite post that screencaps the tumblr post. full circle!


@clacke i am told that this bit came from terry pratchet originally, thoygh we are not sure which one

Hmm, come to think of it, wasn't this in Darwin's origin story in Gumball?
Found the transcript!


Nope! It's funny and it lampshades magical shop tropes, but not this particular one.
allthetropes only mentions The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic and Soul Music in connection with mystical shops and Sir Pterry, and I don't think either of them have quite this.
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