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Discworld, anyone?

Postby Bob the Unbeliever on Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:04 pm

anyone out there a Discworld fan?

Want to start a Discworld discussion thread?

Like, what's your favorite character,

or, what's your favorite quote,

or, what's your favorite post-script/page-note,

or, what's your favorite pun,

or which of the 30-odd books did you like best?

Any and/or all of the above ... :o
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Re: Discworld, anyone?

Postby Poincare's Stepchild on Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:47 pm

Bob the Unbeliever wrote:Like, what's your favorite character,


Ooh...that's a tough one...the Luggage?...the Librarian?...No, I think I have to go with Sam Vimes.

Bob the Unbeliever wrote:or, what's your favorite quote,


Right now..."The presence of a man who is looking for the truth is infinitely preferable to the presence of a man who has found it."

Bob the Unbeliever wrote:or, what's your favorite post-script/page-note,


Definition of the shortest unit of time, a New York second, defined as the length of time between the light turning green and the cab behind you blowing its horn.

Bob the Unbeliever wrote:or, what's your favorite pun,


Calling the Death of Rats the "Grim Squeaker."

Bob the Unbeliever wrote:or which of the 30-odd books did you like best?


Small Gods

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Reading is Knowledge
Knowledge is Power
Power Corrupts
Corruption is a Crime
Crime doesn't Pay

So...If you read, you will go broke.


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Postby Nada on Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:32 am

I just love Rincewind, and when it comes to books most of the City Watch books are excellent.
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Postby Swatopluk on Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:45 pm

Just to remind everyone, there are already Discworld related threads here (e.g. the Who read Hogfather ).
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Postby Bob the Unbeliever on Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:06 pm

Swatopluk wrote:Just to remind everyone, there are already Discworld related threads here (e.g. the Who read Hogfather ).


Where? I looked for one - perhaps my browser does not display the older threads?
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Postby Tansy the Terrible on Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:14 pm

I love Tiffany Aching. And the Nac Mac Feegles.
Hat Full of Sky and Wee Free Men are my faves. Although Witches Abroad was terrible funky as well. And Soul Music.

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And note: These books were written *before* Braveheart!
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Postby Swatopluk on Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:37 am

It will be several months before the next Pratchett is published. How shall I cope with that? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! (oil, not hippo :wink: ).
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Postby Poincare's Stepchild on Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:24 am

Yes. :cry: He comes out with about 2 per year, and THUD! hasn't been out that long.

I have read most of his books now. Still haven't read The Wee Free Men or A Hat Full of Sky though.
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Postby Swatopluk on Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:28 pm

Yes, I did (though that name seems to refer only to the US edition with some minor differences [changes from BE to AE]).

btw, as I read in the papers today from July 1st this year witchcraft will be a crime in Zimbabwe (until then it's still a crime to accuse someone of witchcraft there). What next? [and will the US follow :? ?].
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Postby Poincare's Stepchild on Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:34 pm

Auntie Dee Dee wrote:
Have you read the Bromeliad Trilogy?


That's weird. I responded this morning, and it's not posted. Don't know what happened.

No, I have not read the Bromeliad Trilogy. I have heard good things about it, but just haven't gotten around to them. I only discovered Pratchett a few years ago, and am still catching up. I have finally read all of the adult Discworld books. But the only non-Discworld I have read are The Carpet People (which I thought was so-so) and Good Omens (which I really liked).

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Postby Tansy the Terrible on Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:05 pm

Good Omens rocks!!!
I subjegate *everybody* to it. I love how they describe Azriel as "Gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrus oxide".
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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:27 am

If I had to choose a single favorite Pratchett book, Good Omens would be the most likely candidate an I will not buy a Jesus is my Buddy CD :wink: .
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Postby Bob the Unbeliever on Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:42 pm

I started out Discworld by buying Fifth Elephant.

I am a fan of the movie "Fifth Element" and thought the pun was pretty good, so contrary to popular myth, I bought a book based solely on it's title ... :P

I thoroughly enjoyed it to the point I returned the next week [after finishing Fifth, of course] and purchased the first 5 in the series.

I really like the Librarian, he is an ape of so few words - well he is an ape of a single, all-purpose universally-understandable word: "ook" Pretty handy.

I also identify with Rincewind quite a bit.

But, I really admire Granny Weatherwax and Sam Vimes - two opposite but similar characters.

I also enjoy Vime's wife's rather deep insight, when it comes around. Fifth Elephant has some astute examples, especially at the very end, when they are negotiating the fat deposit contracts with the Dwarves. Some of the puns during that are hilarious.

Then, of course, there is Death and the Grim Squeaker ...

And the competent-incompetents of the Senior Wizard at the Unseen University. (It is NOT an oxymoron: if you read the stories, you'd agree)

The best quote is the same as Poincare's: "Admire someone looking for the truth. 'Ware someone who's found it."
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Postby Scruffy05 on Mon May 01, 2006 10:06 pm

Discoworld fans!?!?

I think I died and went to heaven... Yep, there's the beer volcano ;)

Personally my favorite character is Death. As for favorite quote, who can choose!?!? I haven't read them all ebcause I am trying to pace myself so I don't run out but my girlfriend and I are HUGE Pratchett fans.

I even named my car Binky! :D
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Postby Scruffy05 on Tue May 02, 2006 1:53 am

Auntie Dee Dee wrote:Three of my RL friends that are Discworld fans told me last week that i'm Granny Weatherwax, Roundworld version.

I really wanted to be Nanny Ogg...


Supposedly I am a mix of Vimes and Vetenari... Ruff and tumble, and surprisingly efficient.

The Vetenari cold and callousness and "It's better for the cause" mentality helps play into that as well!
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