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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: RIP Sir Terry Pratchett Reply with quote

Not unexpected, but still very sad news. Crying or Very sad

Favorite quotes? Favorite Discworld novel?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sad day. May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Godspeed, Mr. Pratchett.

Small Gods. Also love the witches and the wizards at UU. Ooook.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad.

I bet Death came in person to see him off...or at least sent Mouse-Death to represent.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's devastating. Sad

I was saying just the other day that there's a Discworld quote to fit any situation.

I stand by that, yet I can't think of a good one right now. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I stand by that, yet I can't think of a good one right now. Sad


"There's no justice. There's just us."

Sad news indeed, although allegedly Disc World will live on, it will never be quite the same.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm absolutely gutted. The man had that rarest of combinations, a razor-keen intelligence melded with a creativity that sparked more brightly than an arc-welder, all tempered by a gloriously funny sardonic self-deprecation.

No other prose has ever made me properly belly-laugh out loud so frequently. No other novels have entranced and held me captive so deeply. And no other author has ever just forced me to think so furiously and profoundly about the core issues of human existence - whether truth, crime, war, death, religion or whatever - wry examinations of which actually underlie all of Sir Terry's books.

Favourite books? Almost impossible to choose from such an embarrassment of riches, but Reaper Man,The Fifth Elephant, The Thief Of Time and Thud are all sheer masterpieces.

Favourite characters? Oh so many... Sam Vines, Lord Vetinari the Patrician, Granny Weatherwax, Arch-Chancellor Mustrum Ridcully, the Librarian and of course, DEATH Himself. Utterly brilliant creations.

I honestly believe that no other author has given us a more cogent, perceptive and simultaneously bitingly acerbic yet genuinely funny insights into the human condition. I will miss Sir Terry and his exquisite ironic imaginings dreadfully.

He is single-handedly resposible for getting at least two generations of children interested in reading and literature, a fact that numerous teachers and educational professionals have attested to. That's a legacy to be truly proud of

Today, the world is indeed a poorer place. Rest in peace, Sir Terry Pratchett.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vraith wrote:
Sad.

I bet Death came in person to see him off...or at least sent Mouse-Death to represent.


From his official Twitter account:

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AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.

Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.

The End.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I loved those last tweets.

xkcd's Terry Pratchett offering.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Death is being petitioned to bring Sir Terry back.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, TERRY said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never read any of this stuff. Perhaps some day.

Still, RIP.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Never read any of this stuff. Perhaps some day.



I envy that, a little. I'd like to have it all to read again for the first time.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to tell if you are in a Terry Pratchett novel.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
You have exclaimed “Pull the other one then!” or “With bells on!”


I hadn't even remembered that was where that came from.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fist and Faith wrote:
Never read any of this stuff. Perhaps some day.

Still, RIP.


Seriously????@@@@!!!!!!????
Isn't it you that has read, for SOME damn reason, Warhammer books???
But NOT Pratchett?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read them Fist. Very Happy

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Vraith wrote:
Fist and Faith wrote:
Never read any of this stuff. Perhaps some day.

Still, RIP.


Seriously????@@@@!!!!!!????
Isn't it you that has read, for SOME damn reason, Warhammer books???
But NOT Pratchett?
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Heh. The reason is psionics. Of course, like all areas of human creativity, there's some terrible stuff, and a whole bunch of mediocre stuff. But there's also some greatness. A couple of them rank among my favorite books ever, and a couple others aren't far behind.
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