Discworld/Terry Pratchett Appreciation Thread

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  1. petite

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    I'm a fan. Are you a fan, too? :biggrin1:

    If you aren't familiar with Terry Pratchett's Discworld, here are some links:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld_(world)

    Discworld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The L-Space Web - A Terry Pratchett / Discworld Web® Site

    I just finished Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents and I'm about half way through Snuff, so no spoilers! If only LPSG had spoiler tags. :scratchchin:

    My favorite characters are Death and Sam Vimes.

    How about you? Which ones are you favorites?
     
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    Let me check in with my thinking brain dog.....oh right Sweeper. (Thief of Time)

    Rincewind and his luggage rock too.
     
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    If you hadn't reminded me of which book he was from, I wouldn't have remembered! Sweeper was a great one! Is that one your favorite of his books?

    I love Rincewind and the luggage, too. :smile:
     
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    I have never read a book by Terry Pratchett, but I once read (and, obviously, saved) the following quotation, attributed to his novel Maskerade:

    "Well, basically, there are two sorts of opera," said Nanny. . . . "There's your heavy opera, where basically people sing foreign and it goes like 'Oh, oh, oh, I am dyin', oh, I am dyin', oh, oh, oh, that's what I'm doin'', and there's your light opera, were they sing foreign and it basically goes 'Beer! Beer! Beer! Beer! I like to drink lots of beer!', although sometimes they drink champagne instead. That's basically opera, really."
    That gave me, as an opera lover, a high opinion of Mr. Pratchett.
     
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    :chairfall:

    He also wrote this in Maskerade:

    Ahahahahaha! Ahahahaha! Aahahaha!
    BEWARE!!!!!
    Yrs sincerely
    The Opera Ghost



    "What sort of person," said Salzella patiently, "sits down and writes a maniacal laugh? And all those exclamation marks, you notice? Five? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head. Opera can do that to a man."
     
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    "Do not act incautiously when confronting little bald wrinkly smiling men!"

    -- Rule One

    I forgot what his name was but I found it!

    http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/Lu-Tze

    I like this quote from Thief of Time:

    In the second scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised a story is written concerning one day when the apprentice Clodpool, in a rebellious mood, approached Wen and spake thusly: "Master, what is the difference between a humanistic, monastic system of belief in which wisdom is sought by means of an apparently nonsensical system of questions and answers, and a lot of mystic gibberish made up on the spur of the moment?" Wen considered this for some time, and at last said: "A fish!" And Clodpool went away, satisfied.
     
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    Just finished SNUFF
    Looking for 'I shall wear mid-night'

    The Luggage is Brill !
    as is The Librarian
    Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler is a Laugh
    as is Nanny Ogg + Casanunder :)
    Mr Tea-Time was a Git

    and don't forget Nobby Nobbs
     
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    Think for those in the UK, will be interested in this Home

    was at this event last year as a trader, and it's got to be the most crazyist gig I have ever been to, and it's also quite fitting to find it's just a mile away from Rampton Hospital :biggrin1:
     
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    I love Sir Pterry! I am a follower at the group L(J) Space

    and a subscriber to WOSSNAME, the Journal of the Klaatchian Foreign Legion.
    WOSSNAME : Latest news of Discworld books, events,

    My favorite horoscopes are from The Great Fernando at the Turnwise Almanack.
    The Turnwise Almanack

    In short, if it's by Pratchett, I love it. I also highly recommend his YA series of Johnny books including Johnny and the Bomb.
     
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    Between the aforementioned Rule One, the fun with the Auditors, and mocking just about everything else, Thief of Time is one of my (many) favorite Discworld books. Well it was until some one ignored the sign and fed the elephant.

    Unseen Academicals is up there too.
     
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    For my last birthday I bought myself a t-shirt:
    Ankh-Morpork Guild of Seamstresses - Often Licked, Never Beaten

    I also often wear my "I still aten't dead" pin.

    Favourite characters: Death of Rats (EEK), Constable Visit-the-Infidel/Ungodly-with-Explanatory-Pamphlets (if only for the name), the Dis-Organiser Imp(s).
     
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    I truly can't choose a favorite. I am fond of the Librarian, and Ridcully, and Foul Ole Ron, and the talking dog, and Cheery Littlebottom, and Granny Weatherwax, and Angua, and Ponder Stibbons, and Vimes and the Patrician and Morporkia riding the Hippo. And Rob Anybody.
     
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    Now I want to revisit that book! Not a bad desire to have at all.

    I love it! How funny!

    Those are such great characters. I found that I have a soft spot for Eek myself. The relationship between Samuel Vimes and his Dis-Organiser Imp was so fun!

    With every name, more fun memories from his books! Great choices! I love 'em. :smile:
     
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    Hilarious Discworld ecards for every occassion. I love the Feegle one the best! Does anyone know the name of the tune in the beginning?

    Select - Discworld eCards
     
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    He's one of my favorite authors. I've read 5 of his books (I think), and I've loved them all.
     
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    @Zeuhl34 -- keep going. You will not regret it. :tongue:
     
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