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All things discworld
« on: January 24, 2007, 12:40:02 PM »
Uh yeah so anyone read discworld out there?

What did everyone think of thud?

Who is your favorite char?


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 01:17:52 PM »
Read most of them, lost track a few books ago, 5th Elephant might have been my last one. Love them a lot. Favourite Character? Oooh um Vimes? Enjoy the Night Watch books.


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2007, 02:06:38 PM »
Just discovered Discworld a few months ago. I've plodded my way up to Mort and Tyrant's devouring 'em like Tic-Tacs and she's all the way through Reaper Man.

So far, my favorite character is Rincewind, though it looks like there are many cool characters still left to meet. :^)


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2007, 02:24:42 PM »

  Actually started Witches Abroad today. I'm nuts about Pratchett.

  And my favorite character would have to be Death. It was Rincewind for a while, but Death shooed him out of the way and crawled into my number uno slot.


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2007, 05:44:26 PM »
I've read quite a few of the Discworld books, and I think my favourite character is either Death or Vimes.  They both have a great series of books which I've really enjoyed.  I'm not mad on the witches or Rincewind (though I love the Unseen University).  Anyone see The Hogfather over Christmas? It was pretty great.


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2007, 07:40:11 PM »
Me and Tyrant found it on the interwebs and downloaded it for Christmas. Captures the Discworld very nicely. :^)


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2007, 08:43:51 AM »
I LOVED THUD.  But i absolutely love reading anything about the watch.  I would love to see a weatherfax and vimes together book.  That would be cool.


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2007, 09:03:19 AM »
I think Reaper Man or Hogfather were my favourites (or The Science of Discworld). Though to be honest, I loved playing Discworld Noir as much as any book in the series.

Sadly I missed Hogfather over Xmas. I'll have to track it down.


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2007, 09:08:31 AM »
I love Discworld.  My favorite books are in the Night Watch series, love Vimes, Angua, Fred, Carrot, Nobby, Death, Death of Rats...definitely loved Guards! Guards!, Men At Arms, and Jingo the most, as well as Mort.  I should pick up a few more of the books and start reading them again.  I also was a big fan of The Wee Free Men.


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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2007, 09:33:44 AM »
What do you guys think in general of the Tiffany Aching books? What makes them "juvenile," exactly? I can't tell that they're different except they have a teenaged protagonist and are set away from most of the other events of the Discworld.

I liked these books a lot.  They're juvenile only in the sense that the main character is a child. I think I read somewhere that Sam Raimi is making the first book into a movie.


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2007, 09:35:07 AM »
I always thought guards guards would be a great movie.


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2007, 11:41:38 AM »
I always thought guards guards would be a great movie.

I agree. 


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2007, 03:31:48 PM »
I always thought guards guards would be a great movie.

I agree. 

  I'd have to second that. The Nightwatch are -awesome- characters. I got excited when Nobby was briefly shown in the Hogfather special.


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2007, 03:32:59 PM »
what is this special you all kepp talking about?

ps im a big fan of fred :)


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Re: All things discworld
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2007, 05:55:57 PM »
I always thought guards guards would be a great movie.

I agree. 

  I'd have to second that. The Nightwatch are -awesome- characters. I got excited when Nobby was briefly shown in the Hogfather special.

I liked the cameo and the Hogfather so much, I thought it could translate very nicely into a series...