- RIP Terry Pratchett
Can just imagine Death creeping up on him & them having a straight down the line ‘so, this is it…’ kinda conversation…..
Gutted. Have read all of his books & enjoyed them all immensely. Since he announced his illness, they have tailed off a bit in terms of content; you could tell that the spark was going.
But…..but…..proper gutted…. 😥
No more Rincewind, no more Luggage, Nanny Ogg, CMOT Dibbler…….The Librarian…..OOK!!!Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
RIP… Loved the books and just a really nice guy to boot, gutted 🙁 So many stories that I’d love to know how they end.
Just dawned on me, that’s the 3 writers that most got me into reading, all passed away within a handful of years- Iain Banks, Terry Pratchett and Anne McCaffrey. Debts you can’t repay, these. Now officially morose.Posted 4 years ago
Some great quotes;
The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it’s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues. — from Moving Pictures
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. – from Hogfather
I’d rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.
It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.
Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
Terry Pratchett: ‘Fantasy is uni-age’
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it. – from Monstrous Regiment
It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done. – from A Hat Full of Sky
There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.
The entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.
If you don’t turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else’s story. – from The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
The truth may be out there, but the lies are inside your head.
Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to. – from Snuff
I have no use for people who have learned the limits of the possible.
So much universe, and so little time.Posted 4 years agoonewheelgoodSubscriber
“I would like my pudding now nurse. And then I think I’d like to… write… something… I don’t remember what.”
Standing in the corner, he waits. The sand slowly flows, but it nears it’s end. The old man still glows, as thousands of threads spread away from him.
I AGREE. IT IS A SHAME TO SEE HIM THIS WAY.
NO. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN…. BUT I CANNOT WAIT TO ASK HIM HOW IT ALL ENDS.
The old man looks up, through them at first… and then he sees them. For once, the smile on the hooded figure’s skull is genuine.
“I… I remember you. The anth… ant…”
“Yes, that. We knew each other?”
ONCE. AND WILL AGAIN, SIR.
He so rarely said it, and these feelings… remembering his young aprentice, and beloved daughter. The beautiful child they have.
“There… is a girl, yes?”
SHE IS SPEAKING TO THE AUDITORS, SIR. THEY ARE UNWILLING TO LISTEN.
“Well then. You know what they say, two things you cannot avoid. Taxes and…” He looks into the firey blue eyes, and becomes aware.
“Quite right. Is it time already? I have so much left to do.”
YOU HAVE GIVEN ALL YOU CAN SIR.
“No, not cancer. Alzheimers.”
I AM AWARE.
“So, where is the boy? I remember a boy.”
“Ahh. Never much trusted cars. Or horses.”
THEY GET YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.
SOON. BUT WE MAY SIT HERE AWHILE.
DO YOU HAVE ANY BISCUITS?
“No. Shame really.”
“Is it truely turtles?”
ALL THE WAY DOWN. I HAVE SEEN THEM.
“Ahh. I would love to see it. Perhaps a small trip before?”
IT WOULD BE MY PLEASURE.
“The light is slower there… and there’s a monkey….”
ORANGUTAN. SAME PRINCIPLE.
“Yes… will they remember me?”
“What was that? I could not hear you.”
HE SAYS WE WILL, SIR.
“I never much liked the trouble people had with you. You seem like a nice fellow.”
I HAVE MY DAYS.
“Don’t we all?”
SOME LESS THAN OTHERS.
“Is it quick?”
YES. AND I BROUGHT THE SWORD. CEREMONY DICTATES IT.
“Ahh. How about a cup of tea?”
I WOULD ENJOY IT. DO YOU PLAY CHESS?
“No. how about checkers?”
And so they sat, two old friends regaling each other, though the old man could not remember all of the details, the cloaked man and his rat filled him in, when it was needed.
Stolen from /tg/ on 4chan years back and came to me via FB.Posted 4 years agomangoridebikeSubscriber
Genuinely saddened by the news
I loved the discworld books and my son is just getting into the Carpet People.
His take on life was wonderful and he had a magnificent turn of phrase
He has provided me with so many smiles throughout the years!
I’m looking forward to experiencing them again with my son as he reads the books, although this time there will be tinge of sadnessPosted 4 years agoBeddsMember
It’s bloody dust in here..
My dad introduced me to Discworld years ago, now, his collection of Terry Pratchet books sit unread at home with my mum, whilst my dad sits in a nursing home for those with Alzheimers.
I can’t even tell him the news
I’m going to go get those bloody books though
🙁Posted 4 years ago
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