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the-pasta-sause · 5 hours ago
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Okay so I'm reading the Discworld series and I can't stop 😭😭
Oh and I'm in LOVE with the characters!!😭😭
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thoucanstquoteme · 6 hours ago
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“Be generous, Sir Samuel. TRULY treat all men equally. Allow Klatchians the right to be scheming bastards, hmm?”    ― Terry Pratchett, Jingo
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fioralbafiore · 12 hours ago
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Buon giorno
Il caffè era solo un modo per rubare del tempo che sarebbe appartenuto di diritto al te stesso leggermente più vecchio. Terry Pratchett Cit. da Thud!
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aeshnacyanea2000 · 13 hours ago
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There was silence, pressure and utter, utter darkness. But there was life down here, even this far below the waves. There were giant squid, and lobsters with teeth on their eyelids. There were spidery things with their stomachs on their feet, and fish that made their own light. It was a quiet, black nightmare world, but life lives everywhere that life can. Where life can’t, this takes a little longer.
Terry Pratchett - Hogfather
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noirandchocolate · 22 hours ago
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It was in fact Monsieur Jean-Paul Pune, who founded the Guild in 1567, when he came to Ankh-Morpork from Quirm in search of people with a better sense of humour who didn’t keep trying to drown him.  It is quite probable that before he gave his name to the classic ‘play on words’ people had already made crude, rural attempts in that direction, but Pune was the first to explore and codify the ‘pun’ in his work Essay on a Form of Wit, in which he spent 160,000 words defining the Five Great Classes and seventy-three subclasses of pun.  Pun was the first man to perfect the art of pronouncing brackets, an invaluable aid to the punster faced with an audience lacking an intellect, as in ‘Q. When is a door not a door?  A. When it is ajar (a jar)’--one of his early puns for which he was tarred and feathered and left for dead.
--Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, “The Ankh-Morpork Archives”
(After reading this I wonder if the reason some characters (notably Death) calls them ‘punes’ is because a) it’s a dialect thing, with some places/people calling them that and others saying ‘puns’ or b) in Death’s case, he’s using an archaic version of the word because he was around for its inception.
Anyway it’s not a good pun if it doesn’t make anyone mad or fake-mad, that I most certainly think.)
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thebooksaidthat · a day ago
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Current read: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
I've always wanted to try out Discworld after hearing a lot of good things about the series. I was very lucky to win a copy of Small Gods from a kind Redditer that did a giveaway at the end of last year. I'm half way through the book and I'm enjoying it! I like Pratchett's humor and how he infuses his views/ideas of religion into story of the book. Highly entertaining and well-paced too. Will definitely look into his other works after this!
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Audiobook recommendation: The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett, narrated by David Tennant.
I loved the story but it was the narration by David Tennant that really made it a five star read for me. I am so jealous of Ty, Olive, Wilfred, Doris and Birdie because I just know storytime in the Tennant household is amazeballs. Honestly, the range of voices David did was so entertaining.
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aeshnacyanea2000 · a day ago
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You had to pay close attention to what Lord Vetinari said. Sometimes the words, while clearly docile, had a tendency to come back and bite.
Terry Pratchett - Unseen Academicals
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noirandchocolate · a day ago
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Junior clowns [working on a Swanee Walk] are advised to start small and master one noise at a time.  They should remember the unfortunate Socko Jim who, while possibly the most adept clown ever at devising new noise-making devices for concealing about the person, did not spend the same amount of time in perfecting their use in unison.  His inaugural strut across the courtyard drew wild applause from senior clowns, certainly, but trouble struck when he tried to turn right.  A cautious autopsy later suggested that it was his left ankle-pump that first gave way, causing a chain reaction throughout the various other pumps, bellows and sliders that were forming a positive external skeleton under his clothes, which snapped him into several admittedly very amusing shapes before collapsing him into a ball.  It was nevertheless a very funny routine, and the late Socko Jim was posthumously elevated to the rank of Complete Fool.
--Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs, “The Ankh-Morpork Archives”
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twelvemonkeyswere · a day ago
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According to Sallie McFague, “In the picture of the mother-creator, the goal is neither the condemnation nor the rescue of the guilty but the just ordering of the cosmic household in a fashion beneficial to all” (“Ethic” 256). At the end of I Shall Wear Midnight, the witchwizard Eskarina Smith tells Tiffany that she has written the appropriate endings to the stories that have threaded throughout the novel: “Classic endings to a romantic story are a wedding or a legacy, and you have been the engineer for one of each. Well done” (340). The “just ordering” of the “household,” then, is a kind of storytelling—and Tiffany the witch has become the origin, as well as the subject, of her own story.
—Elisabeth Rose Gruner, "Wrestling with Religion: Pullman, Pratchett, and the Uses of Story"
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wantonwhale · a day ago
📚 for the ask game👀👍
(More writerblr asks!)
📚 Name a book or story that influenced you. (Alternatively, name an author/writeblr whose work or advice influenced you.)
Hm.... I'm gonna go with... Sir Terry Pratchett
He breaks a lot of conventions with his writing that I think a lot of us just...accepted, but we don't need to: especially on the limits of genre.
He writes glorious comedic work, drops in scathing satire, and just some really sweet, and deep shit.
Sometimes, when I'm not sure of an idea, I try this tactic from gifly Neil Gaiman:
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Ghostly Terry Pratchett doesn't actually give me much writing advice, apart from suggesting a tea break.
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yesfoxcato · 2 days ago
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I've read Terry Pratchett's books countless times by now. I Still enjoy reading them as much as I did the first time.
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“This is most uncalled-for. Couldn’t you have arranged a less awkward time?” ONLY BY CONSULTATION WITH YOUR MURDERER. “It all seems very badly organised. I wish to make a complaint. I pay my taxes, after all.” I AM DEATH, NOT TAXES. I TURN UP ONLY ONCE.
Feet of Clay (by Terry Pratchett)
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okay is there ANY heterosexual explanation as to why Crowley is so obsessed with Queen and all music that's in his car for longer than 2 weeks turns into queen best of CDSs? ANY?
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