Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Discworld Series: Sir Samuel Vimes

Sam Vimes is possibly my favourite Discworld character (it is a close call between him and Vetinari), I love his attitude and general outlook on the world. He is such a cynic but such an idealist at the same time, I can relate to at least 50% of that, and his unflappable and honourable nature is something worth aspiring to.

Samuel "Sam" Vimes is a fictional policeman from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Vimes is depicted in the novels as somewhere between an Inspector-Morse-type 'old-school' British policeman, and a film-noir-esque grizzled, jaded detective. His appearances throughout the Discworld sequence show him slowly and grudgingly rising through the ranks of both police force and society. As of his latest promotion, his full name and title is: "His Grace,His Excellency, The Duke of Ankh; Commander Sir Samuel Vimes": When serving as Ambassador for Ankh-Morpork, he is also referred to simply as "His Excellency", and is also nicknamed "Blackboard Monitor Vimes,", "Vimes the Butcher/Butcher Vimes" and "Vetinari's Terrier" (or hammer): According to his wifeSybil, Vimes is recognised by many as Lord Vetinari's right-hand man.

Used: Victorian Disco Helga and Geek Chic Antediluvian over the lid and in my brows, Victorian Disco Great Lift in the crease and Black Rose Minerals Scabbed Wings on the outer corner. 

The gold and bronzes are from the Nights Watch uniform which is such an integral piece of Commander Vimes life and character, the smudge of black on the outer corner is from the 'Beast', the darkness inside him which he battles on a daily basis and you wouldn't want to get into a fight with.

1 comment:

  1. I've never read the Discworld series but keep meaning to get round to it! Sam sounds like a very relate-able character. I'm loving the look you've created here. Think I might give it a go, because it seems quite nice to wear in the daytime but with an edge!

    Charlotte, xo


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