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Terry Pratchett Discworld

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:50 PM

MELAM


Well, so Discworld isn't Scifi per se, but I've found some corrilation between Firefly fans and Pratchett fans. Posting this to try and flush any fellow Firefly/Discworld fans.

"Putting the Me in Mercinary, Jayne Cobb."

"Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And how will we watch it? Surely you must know, for you are wise, and slender."

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:41 AM

HUMBUG


Quote:

Originally posted by Melam:
Posting this to try and flush any fellow Firefly/Discworld fans.



I Love Discworld!!!

The first one I read was "Moving Pictures" and it had me laughing from start to finish......

The wild ideas for movies hiding in the sand dunes of California!!!! Ha! Ha!!

I think that Joss must've found one when he came up with the very original and wild idea of the Sci-Fi /Western mix of Firefly.......

Did you see the BBC dramatisation of "Johnny and the Bomb" ? It was excellent and very funny, too.

I hope LanceConstableLogan sees this - as you can tell by his name, he loves Discworld too (and Firefly - he writes fanfic!!)

Chat again soon!!

Humbug

"You know what the first rule of flying is?... Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home." Mal, BDM

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 6:26 AM

SAMWIBATT


Huge Pratchett fan here - glad to see there are others.

I didn't know that they'd done a dramatization of "Johnny and the Bomb" - that rules! I'll have to get hold of it. JatB may well be my favorite Pratchett book, but it's hard to decide.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 6:45 AM

JUSTANOTHERMUDDER


Love Terry Prachett. I even have a stuffed camel named "U Bastard".

My favorite of his books is (so far) Small Gods. And I loved Good Omens too, that he wrote with Neil Gaimen. Funniest. Book. Ever.

"Always be yourself. Unless you suck." Joss Whedon

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:24 PM

MELAM


Quote:

Originally posted by Humbug:
Quote:

Originally posted by Melam:
Posting this to try and flush any fellow Firefly/Discworld fans.



I Love Discworld!!!

The first one I read was "Moving Pictures" and it had me laughing from start to finish......

The wild ideas for movies hiding in the sand dunes of California!!!! Ha! Ha!!

I think that Joss must've found one when he came up with the very original and wild idea of the Sci-Fi /Western mix of Firefly.......

Did you see the BBC dramatisation of "Johnny and the Bomb" ? It was excellent and very funny, too.

I hope LanceConstableLogan sees this - as you can tell by his name, he loves Discworld too (and Firefly - he writes fanfic!!)

Chat again soon!!

Humbug

"You know what the first rule of flying is?... Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take a boat in the air you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home." Mal, BDM



Glee! And Moving Pictures is indeed mighty fun. It did not help that I live near Hollywood. I my self am very fond of Jingo, though Thud! is right up there. I got it signed and everything, and met another Browncoat at the signing.

"Putting the Me in Mercinary, Jayne Cobb."

"Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And how will we watch it? Surely you must know, for you are wise, and slender."

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:30 PM

PROSERPINE


I LOVE Terry Pratchett! My first novel of Discworld was Hogfather seven years ago, but I've read more than I can count since then. I heart Captain Carrot!

"Dear Diary, Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. Today we were kidnapped by hill folk never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 2:28 PM

GROUNDED


I started at the beginning and worked my way though, though I have lapsed a bit in recent years. *shame*

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 7:01 PM

HESPERORNIS


Huzzah for the Discworld!

I haven't made my way through the whole series yet--mostly because my exposure is through borrowed books, the library, and the occasional gift. But I'm very fond of what I have read. In fact, the computer I am posting from is named 'Hex.'

Thanks for posting this! I'm trying to get my fiance (ChrisPV) interested in the Discworld series. I gave him "Soul Music", but that might not have been the best starter story. One of my co-workers this summer suggested "Guards! Guards!" instead. Any thoughts?

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 7:13 PM

MELAM


Quote:

Originally posted by Hesperornis:
Huzzah for the Discworld!

I haven't made my way through the whole series yet--mostly because my exposure is through borrowed books, the library, and the occasional gift. But I'm very fond of what I have read. In fact, the computer I am posting from is named 'Hex.'

Thanks for posting this! I'm trying to get my fiance (ChrisPV) interested in the Discworld series. I gave him "Soul Music", but that might not have been the best starter story. One of my co-workers this summer suggested "Guards! Guards!" instead. Any thoughts?



I've found that the Watch books are very good recrutment books. And that sure covers G!G!. Another good one might be Mort.

"Putting the Me in Mercinary, Jayne Cobb."

"Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And how will we watch it? Surely you must know, for you are wise, and slender."

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 7:15 PM

MELAM


Quote:



I heart Captain Carrot!




Couldn't help but think, "I love my captain."

"Putting the Me in Mercinary, Jayne Cobb."

"Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And how will we watch it? Surely you must know, for you are wise, and slender."

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Sunday, February 26, 2006 12:57 AM

HOEPERATIVE


I reckon I've read every discworld book going :)

There's a TV film of "Hogfather" coming to ITV(?) here in the UK soon. Ian Richardson (House of Cards and Murder Rooms and so on) will do the voice of Death, and David Jason (Only Fools and Horses) is going to be Albert!

I hope this leads to a real TV or Film investment in Discworld. Someone needs to cast Hugh Laurie as Vimes before it's too late...

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Sunday, February 26, 2006 8:23 AM

MELAM


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I hope this leads to a real TV or Film investment in Discworld. Someone needs to cast Hugh Laurie as Vimes before it's too late...




Good god yes. I was wondering how my love for Vimes could ever be greater, and you just wrote it.

"Putting the Me in Mercinary, Jayne Cobb."

"Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And how will we watch it? Surely you must know, for you are wise, and slender."

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Sunday, February 26, 2006 9:34 AM

HOEPERATIVE


Quote:

Originally posted by Melam:

Good god yes. I was wondering how my love for Vimes could ever be greater, and you just wrote it.



:D it works, don't it? And Tony Robinson as Nobby, of course.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006 9:42 AM

WHITEFALL


I haven't actually read any Terry Pratchett, I don't read a great deal, but... well, I've been in a play of Wyrd Sisters. Something about the land and the king being one... meh.

Good stuff. :)

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 10:41 AM

DISARRAY


Discworld is one of the strongest series of books I’ve ever read. There just sheer brilliants from start to finish.

Pratchett knows who to get into your head and make you feel the joys and pains of the character basically he places some much humanity into the character you find thing you can relate too. Plus a healthy dose of British humour.

I'm quite glad to see an American audience, because we brits aren't famed for our type of humour by America. You can see this when American Movie stars are on a British chat show with a comedian as another guest, Anyways that’s besides the point.

I’m currently reading THUD! Out of the discworld series I have to say Reaper man is my all time favourite. This is proving that Pratchett still has it. News of a new book on the way too. There is also a treat from this Christmas where there will be two 2 hour episodes based on the book ‘Hogfather’ which will be shown on sky one.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 3:18 PM

DC4BS


w00t!

I started with Color of Magic at the library in hardcover back in the early 80s...

I have bought/read every single book since then on the very day I could get my hands on it in paperback (I have thousands of books and NO room for hardcovers...).

I think I've replaced The Color of Magic at least 5 times now after loaning it out only to never see that copy again. (Now I just give people copies or tell them about it. Mine stays in the collection from now on )

At this point, I'm waiting for Thud to hit paperback (but I DID pick up the companion storybook cause, well, I HAD to, didn't I? It just wouldn't BE a childrens story book reprinted in a smaller format would it?)

I'm guessing I've got at least 40 Pratchet books.

I need a couple of "Johnny" books, but I "think" I have all the rest he's written or co-authored.

I was very happy when I finlay figured out that some of his stuff is hidden away in the childrens section of the book stores... Took me forever to find A Hat Full of Stars cause it was never with the rest of his books in the "adult fiction" section. They should put em in both places or put up a sign or something.

Hogfather has got to be my favorite. The god of hangovers was briliant! Well, and the sock eater... And perhaps the most warped assasin ever...

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 4:01 PM

AERONSTORM


It's funny you all mention Discworld! My sister is doing costumes for an adaptation of "Mort" that's being performed this weekend! That is some great stuff! I need to go find the rest of them! Death cracks me up!


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Thursday, March 16, 2006 5:10 PM

LEEBO


Well they both find room for humor and more powerful elements of storytelling, and in both instances a lot of the humor is very character-based. The hilarity in Moving Pictures, for example, isn't in finding movies in the sand, it's how it completely changes the way people act (in the case of the Senior Wizards particularly), and even the landscape of the 'disc'.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 6:18 PM

LEGOLAD


Quote:

Originally posted by JustAnotherMudder:
My favorite of his books is (so far) Small Gods. And I loved Good Omens too, that he wrote with Neil Gaimen. Funniest. Book. Ever.



I completely agree. Small Gods was actually the first book of his I ever read, and I still haven't found one I like better. I actually found it in an abandoned grocery cart; how's that for an appropriate introduction to Pratchett?

Ironically, it actually deals with some of the same concepts as Gaiman's American Gods, but the title and the themes are about all they have in common. Gaiman's book is grim, gritty and gorgeous. It's really interesting to see their different takes on the same concept, especially concidering they once collaborated. Personally, I love both books and both authors. Opposite ends of a fantastic spectrum.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006 6:36 PM

JUSTANOTHERMUDDER


Quote:

I'm quite glad to see an American audience, because we brits aren't famed for our type of humour by America.


Your kidding right? Aren't famed??

BTW- "Guards, Guards" is a good introduction book IMO for those looking to sucker, er I mean, invite others into the Discword 'verse.


BTW BTW- I didn't get any email notices for this thread until today. Anyone else having that problem?


"Always be yourself. Unless you suck." Joss Whedon

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Sunday, March 19, 2006 7:22 PM

SAB39


I agree with G!G! as a starter for someone who's unsure whether they'll like it.

If it's someone who's read a lot of fantasy and will get all the references, perhaps the "start at the beginning" strategy would work. I found the first two to be hard work because they were mostly parodying things I wasn't familiar with...

Equal Rites seems to get ignored a lot, but it has the distinction of being the first that's (IMO) good enough standalone to draw someone in, and also has very few dependencies or running jokes that you'd miss from the two books that came before. Doesn't hurt that the Witches are my favorite subseries either.

My own preferred reading order, if you're recruiting someone who'll be dedicated enough to make it through the whole series, would be to start there and do Equal Rites, Mort, (skip Sourcery because it refers back to Rincewind), Wyrd Sisters.

If they're not hooked by the end of WS there's no hope for them, so (assuming they *are* hooked) at that point get them to go back and read the still good but not so great earlier books and carry on from there in order: The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, (Equal Rites, Mort), Sourcery, (Wyrd Sisters), whatever comes next (my memory fails me at that point).

And speaking of "they just have to get this actor playing this role" - can someone PLEASE get Stephanie Cole playing Granny Weatherwax?

(or is everyone here too young and/or American to have seen Waiting for God? ;) )

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Monday, March 20, 2006 1:33 AM

PURPLEBELLY


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Someone needs to cast Hugh Laurie as Vimes before it's too late...
As the Patrician, surely? Ray Winstone is Vimes.

Maybe Adam Baldwin as Detritus?

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Monday, March 20, 2006 4:02 AM

RHODRI


Quote:

Originally posted by DiSarray:
There is also a treat from this Christmas where there will be two 2 hour episodes based on the book ‘Hogfather’ which will be shown on sky one.



Almost right: it's to be 2 2 hour episodes. Ian Richardson is voicing DEATH, and David Jason as Albert. No news as yet on other cast.

My first Discworld novel found it's way into my grubby mitts some 20 years ago. I must admit to finding some of the later ones not so good.

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Friday, June 2, 2006 1:23 PM

J6NGO1977


I cannot say I know much about Pratchett and DW but the books I have read (Mort, Guards, Guards, Wyrd Sisters) I have really enjoyed. A film will be very good :) I agree, starring Hugh Laurie you cannot go wrong. 1 of the greatest UK actors ever produced (for our USA cousins check out House, which I also love). He can play any part

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