I once ran an all wizard game...I forgot how it ended.RIP Terry
>>38649130>it's not fakeOh god this is legitimately upsetting to me
>>38649130it's been a long time coming, but damn if i'm not still sad
>Pratchett is killno
>>38649130RIP. It's legit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156
>>38649130I'm legit crying nowI was reading Thud! half an hour agoPlease noHe was the only writer I really legitametely deep down likedI hate everything
Did he off himself like he'd thought about?
THIS IS A MESSAGE TO EVERYONE ON THIS BOARDIf you ever have kids or make friends that don't know about it - introduce them to Pratchett's works and help keep his memory alive forever.We have lost a truly great man today.
>>38649130 “What can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the Reaper Man?”- Reaper Man.
RIP Sir Terry.
>>38649130Rest in peace.You were and probably always will be my favorite author.>wereI can't deal with this.
Fuck this.It was bound to happen sooner than later, but fuck me if I was ready for it.I want to cry,/tg/.
I uh...I thought he already passed away some time ago.
God damn it.;_;7
>>38649130Goddamnit.Just, goddamnit. 66 is no fucking age to go.
A painful loss.
He suffered a lot because of his illness. I hope he can rest in peace, still I'm sad.
>>38649277nah, a few hours ago m8although he'd been looking into assisted suicide for some long while now and was a major proponent in it's legality in other places
All the little angels rise up, rise up.All the little angels rise up high!How do they rise up, rise up, rise up?How do they rise up, rise up high?They rise heads up, heads up, heads up, they rise heads up, heads up high!
I feel like my guts have been pulled out.
>>38649262>I want to cry,/tg/.Then do it, like I actually am.For a moment there I thought I wouldn't but fuck me if I didn't after all.
>>38649290Christ that picture makes me so sad.
Why even live
Well, fuck.Someone post the caption.
>>38649130Do his books get better after the Colour of Magic?I found the book moderate at best.
>>38649130RIP, may death take you where you wanted to go
Someone post that screen cap. You know which one.
rest in peace, Terry
>>38649130You absolute cunts, I was about to go to sleep and awaken to a world sans Terry, but now I have one more night knowing he's gone.I think I'll go read thump...
>>38649353Yes. Very much so.
We all knew it were coming, but still, it wounds us deeply.
>>38649353They improve considerably. Colour of Magic and the Light Fantastic are probably his weakest reads. Go jump in on Guards Guards!, it's significantly more enjoyable and Vimes' stories are probably my favorite. A handy guide here to the reading orders for the various storylines if you need it.
>>38649353MUCH better, the early books are meh. Check out the Guards books in particular. You don't have to read the entire Discworld series, though it helps.
>>38649130>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156The dead need not of our tears. We cry for ourselves, for we know at last what we have lost in the passing of a friend.RIP Sir Terry, and thank you for all the good reads.
>>38649385oh fuck the tears are falling man
>>38649353Yes. They change pretty radically after the second one, and become less collections of jokes and more cohesive narratives.
>>38649130man, i always knew /lit/ was a bunch of cunts, but holy shit are they a bunch of cunts
>>38649353Generally the belief is that he turned from being a good writer into a great writer somewhere between Pyramids and Small Gods.
Please Stand for the Ankh Morpork Anthem as it honors its fallen Knight.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAqCbOJc6RU
>>38649377>>38649388>>38649389I always hear about how great of an author he was, so I read the first book but it was moderate.Thanks for clearing it up.
>>38649414I don't even want to know. /tg/ is the right board for this.
Why am I crying for a man I never met?
>>38649130Well piss..RIP mr. Pratchett, you will be missed by many.
>A Just Giving page donating to the Research Institute to the Care of Older People (RICE) has been set up in his memory: https://www.justgiving.com/Terry-PratchettFrom the Discworld website, if anyone's interested.
GODDAMNIT FUCKING NO
>>38649385I'm actually teared up now. Fuck you, tg.
>>38649422have some vimes
>>38649130HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW.I THINK - I NEVER GO IN THERE MYSELF. BUT THE LABEL ON THE GLOWING DOOR WAS CLEARLY MARKED "A BETTER PLACE".
"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."-Rhianna Pratchett (just now on twitter)
>>38649333I'm trying,anon. I'm trying so hard, but I somehow can't. He's free now, while we are still here, in a sad and dark world which just turned a bit sadder and darker.>>38649385I was about to post it. Thank you.
>>38649414/lit/ are terrible people, even by 4chan standards. It's best to just ignore everything they say or do.
>>38649385Fuck I'm crying
>>38649447oh my god
>>38649457What the fuck are lit doing? I don't even want to look.
>>38649369>>38649385Thank you, anon.
>>38649430I don't know, man, I don't know.
I honestly don't know who this guy is
In a way, I think it's better that he die now rather than later. At least he died still knowing his own name.
>>38649463I hope one day you will look at what you have done with your life, realise what you are, and change for the better in that epiphany.
>>38649483drop whatever you are doing. Go to the Library. Right now. I don't care if it's the middle of the night over there. Break in if you have to.
The few times I was lucky enough to meet him, he was a complete dick, and the many interviews I've read with people who knew him well (eg Neil Gaiman) have sort of verified that he was basically a ball of rage and anger. There was a heartbreaking realisation that his early books are about anger at the system (Equal Rites, Small Gods, even Night Watch), and after the alzheimer's diagnosis the books started being about the protagonists raging against their own flaws (Thud, etc).He's not really been writing his best since the Alzheimers either, much like Abnett and the epilepsy.But none of this in any way changes that the Fantasy world is now just a little worse off than it was yesterday.RIP Sir Terry
>>38649472Cheering his demise.How do those people feel good about themselves
Fuck.Fuck fuck fuck. Fuck...
>>38649483Terry Pratchett. Author best known for the satirical fantasy series Discworld.
>>38649483A fairly famous and beloved fantasy author. I'd recommend his work.
>>38649494But I'm at the library right now reading Lovecraft...What am I suppose to do?
>>38649333Me too. I was doing alright until I got to the song from Night Watch. Now all the memories are coming back. Damnit. Rest well Sir Terry.
>>38649436>>38649458Let it out lads. No shame in weeping for the loss of one who brought such wonder and joy into the world.
>>38649483Grats: you're a faggot. Way to be, Anon!
>>38649514Bookmarks exist for a reason.
>>38649514Drop the Lovecraft. Read all the Pratchett books they have.
>>38649483Buy, borrow, download if you must any discworld books. They're fucking amazing. I've been reading them since I can remember and I think, if I didn't lust so much for new one's I wouldn't even be fluent in English to this day.
>>38649514Read a lot of Pratchett, then go back to Lovecraft.
>raised on WHFB, Discworld, and Star Trek>Terry Pratchett is dead>Spock is dead>WHFB is deadFuck. My. Life.
I'm ashamed not to have read any of his books. They were always on my backlog. I only ever watched the TV version of Going Postal, which I really liked ;_;
Goddam it! Now Im crying in an angry rage. ....WHERE IS MY COW?
It was time, I guess.
>>38649495>There was a heartbreaking realisation that his early books are about anger at the system (Equal Rites, Small Gods, even Night Watch), and after the alzheimer's diagnosis the books started being about the protagonists raging against their own flaws (Thud, etc).
An embuggerance indeed! The world just became a bit more crappy.
>>38649514you have two eyes don't youread both at the same time
>>38649428Yeah, the first three or four books are mediocre, and he admits this.But when it starts to get good("Guards! Guards!" in my opinion) it doesn't stop.
>>38649130What...what is this feeling /tg/?https://youtu.be/QB3pxBDZvf4
Pratchett dies and yet that fucker Martin lives on.
>>38649445Ian Richardson, my favorite actor of all time, just prior to his own death, in his final roll as Death in Hogfather, written by Terry Pratchett, my favorite author of all time.Beyond the fact that I've outed myself I'm a total pleb, I'm sure there's more than one layer of irony hidden in there.*sigh* Both so good... Nimoy, now this? So few giants left in this world.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUt6sPXQQusI COULDN'T POSSIBLY COMMENT.
Day ruined.Godspeed Terry,.
So the guy who copied Halo died, why do you guys care so much? I mean he literally copied the idea of a video game, that's not that amazing.
>>38649497What the absolute fuck.
>>38649540Then write a satirical story from the point of view of the coastal fishman-hybrids wondering why the tourist always freak out when they come into their town.
>>38649593I don't get it.
>>38649593That's the worst attempt at trolling I've seen in a long time.
>>38649593Can't get me mad, 'cause I'm too sad
Fuck... just fuck.
>>38649593The fuck you on about? I'm pretty sure the concept of artificial ringworlds predate Halo by several decades.
>>38649564>>38649544>>38649520 Now I'm crying,/tg/. Now I'm shedding manly tears because Sir Terry is dead. Maybe he could have been a dick sometimes, but we are all dicks. And we aren't even as remotely relevant as he has been.All the little angels rise up, /tg/. All the little angels rise up high...
>>38649593is that supposed to be a joke?
>>38649593I don't understand this bait. So I'll bite in hope you'll monologue like a good villain who captured an innocent and reveal your plan so I know what the fuck was up with that bait.
I am surprisingly okay with this. We had a lot of forewarning. And he had lost his writing skills years ago, so I've already done my weeping for all the books he will never write.
>>38649130I cried. And now I'm crying again.I wish he was at a better place. I wish heaven existed, just he could go there. He gave me so much joy. Even his worst books. Knowing he'll never ever write a new books fills my heart with sorrow and despair.Tomorrow, I'll celebrate this mans life, dig up my favorites and read a bit. Maybe get the few I'm missing. But today I mourn the passing of a great storyteller of this age.
True-to-form, /lit/s being a bunch of cunts.>>38649625Betting he's going to round out the Nimoy/Pratchett trifecta.
>>38649430because you did, some 40 times, and every time you did you met a new face on an old friend.
Thank you, Mr. Pratchett.
>>38649651; ; true
>>38649612Except he got pretty much everyone, so mission accomplished.
>>38649641> Heaven now has Pratchett AND AdamsGoddamn, I hope it's real because they'll have some bitchin' books up there.
>>38649130That's bad. To me, all his books after first two were kinda meh, but I liked Rinswind series. Now he isn't going to run away from something exciting again.
>>38649130Sounds like an awesome guy... I guess I should read his books now.May he rest in peace.
>>38649130RIPI only started with Discworld last year, now I just finished Unseen Academials.Never thought I would enjoy them so much.
>>38649130well guys im in tears for someone i naver have met. The world has lost something that it will never regain. Spread the love boys and girls, spread the love of Terry
>>38649639Don't you mean foreshadowing?I also find the idea that Philip Pullman is a more popular and relevant author than Sir Terry to be offensive, though I like the joke
A reminder that his man, after receiving his knighthood actually forged a sword out of meteoric iron. An actual RL legendary weapon.
>>38649641He led a good life before the end. It's not the most noble of deaths, but at least it ended sooner rather than much later. I just hope he didn't suffer.
>>38649585He better does until he's finished.
Well /tg/, I'm going to go see if I can find a sprig of lilac to wear for the rest of the day. Who's with me?
Dear Mods,if you see this, could you please put Sperm in Alium by Thomas Tallis in the background of all the boards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-31858156It's apparently what PTerry wanted played in the background while he died.Thank you in advance.
>>38649593You think Pratchett was Niven?
I'm glad I have sunglasses in the bus back home right now.
>>38649728Spem in Alium
So, i submit Pratchett for /tg/ sainthood.
Damn, the last time I remember crying like this was when my grandmother died when I was 9. Pterry died youger than my own father, damn it.Rest in peace, Sir Terry, and thanks for everything.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cn7ZW8ts3Y
>>38649749He already was
>>38649130I forgot who this guy is. What is he famous for?
>>38649728>Sperm in Alium by Thomas Tallishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cn7ZW8ts3YFUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu....
>>38649430Because even though you never met him, his works still touched your life.
>>38649708Kevin J. Anderson is there to finish his work once he explodes from too many hot pies. What's good enough for ol' Frank Herbert is good enough for Gurm.
>>38649749>Sainthood>Not Godhood>Implying he isn't the god of wizards and magic
I recommended one of his books not five hours ago.
>>38649700I wonder if that thing is still hidden.
First dementia takes away Gerry Anderson, now this?RIP Prachett.
>>38649697maybe it was back when his dark materials was still hot shit?
>>38649771I think he'd fit better as god of stories.
>>38649763There are very few people in anyone's lives who could have that said about them. Yours is actually a really poignant sentence, and a fantastic eulogy to a great man. Thanks anon.
>>38649385Fuck. Sunglasses don't help
>>38649771>>38649800Let's go for the middle ground.God of Bards.
>>38649544Oh god I didn't realize the implications of all these coinciding but now you've articulated them.rip in peace my heart
It hurts, /tg/. It hurts so fucking much.
I need a sticky, mods. 300 posts and an hour or so long auto sage isn't enough
>>38649789>/tg/ sets out on an epic quest to recover the legendary Sword of Story and inter it in a suitable shrine
Guys I thought this was a troll. He was my favourite author
>>38649800There are too many people who could take that role.The God of Humour though... no one did /tg/ related humour like he did.I died a little inside as I had to go back and change the "does" to "did"
I don't even know what to say, thank you for all TerryI'm crying right now
>>38649758I grinned you motherfucker
>>38649860AND SO THE LEGEND BEGINS
>>38649651Welp, there goes what little composure I had left.
All you guys are sitting here crying and here I am in my underwear, eating pizza bagels, and not knowing who this guy is.
>>38649789It probably is. It was hidden for a reason in the first place.Some day, in the far future, someone will discover it. And a new legend will be born.
>>38649544>WHFB is deadWhat are you talking aboutJesus, is there any way for nerdom to be more depressed
Oh god between this and Spock....I just...I can't...
I don't have words to express my feelings of sadness right now. Mr. Pratchett took them along with him. I need to find my copy of Reaper Man. I hope that he rests in peace.
God damn it.I knew it had to be coming soon, because he was co-authoring books with Stephen Baxter, but I was hoping we still had a bit more time.
>>38649878It's ok we're in this together. Is it ok to get drunk at 5pm?
>>38649889>Implying he hasn't used it to store his genius and wit, like a phylactery>There was no Alzheimer's. It was the transfer of his soul into the sword>The transfer is finally completeI want to believe
>>38649728I think I'll listen to Steeleye Span's Wintersmith album instead. Musical connotations and all that.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=713v6IiuzQ8 Terry apparently loved the band and has a speaking role in the album where he reads a quote from his book on witches. ....goddamnit, I didn't want to be sad today.
>>38649906end times is currently busy mangling the lore and spitting out terrible minis, along with gw acting like a sick dying company It's hard to foresee WHFB going strong for too long
>>38649906See the End Times stuff. WHFB as we know it is dead. Reboot is happening.RIP Terry. And fuck everyone in this thread for making me- uh. For making it rain indoors.
>>38649934>implyingSo how much longer until this shitty world comes to an end againI want to get off
>>38649771>GodhoodYeah, we should care about some brain dead fantasy peddler who, lets get down to it, told stories that were even more boring and tedious than forgotten realms.If anything Zun is the one true god of 4chan and /tg/
>>38649906>What are you talking aboutFrom Saturday the game is fucked as army selection no longer exists, its as much of whatever you want.And as for the story? Rocks fall and everyone dies. No seriously, rift opens warhammer world is voided, gods stop paying attention, winds of magic are gone, everyone is dead.
>>38649586>I COULDN'T POSSIBLY COMMENT.I read it in his voice. Thanks for putting a smile on my face on this dark day.
>>38649937>Steeleye SpanMah nigga!It's my fucking willow, and my fucking hat!
>>38649956Use all the oil you can. Let's speed it up.
A see a lot of people mourning Sir Terry in remembrance of the joy his works brought him, and lamenting the loss of so many who shaped our childhoods. I challenge you, /tg/, to be the ones who shape the dreams of the next generation. We might be losing our childhood greats, but we owe it to them to try, however futile our efforts might be, to provide stories and tales even a tenth as great as theirs to the future. So mourn, as we all must, but take heart. The turtle moves, and so do we. Get out there and start making magic.
>>38649849I'm sorry, but Susanna Clarke is not so easily displaced.
>>386499711/10, made me look
>>38649986>The turtle moves, and so must we.Slightly paraphrased, but that's actually a pretty beautiful sentiment.
>>38649934Man, that'd cut down on liches hard if creating a phylactery caused the wizard to suffer alzeimers for a decade or so while their soul shifted over.
Coming soon, the first Discworld novel by Rihanna Pratchett
Would it be possible to get a sticky/official memorial thread?
>>38649986Give us a minute man. I'm no Weatherwax, I can't move pain away until I'm ready.
>>38649971>Zun > /tg/Back to /jp/ you filthy crossboarding scum
>>38650017There are no mods here friend. Only us mortals.
>>38650010She's actually made some pretty strong public statements about that, saying she wants to protect her fathers legacy, even from herself.She's pledged to never write a cheap cash in or try to do so just to ride on her fathers coat tails. She's doing a pretty damn solid job as a writer for games, and I hope one day the inspiration strikes her that she decides a followup really would work.Rhi Pratchett is a great woman though, my thoughts are with her as well after losing her father.
>>38650017Mods, let's make this a sticky for the next couple of days, at least.
>>38649544All within 2 weeks...Fuck this world
>>38649986>implying we're even going to have a future to try that>implying books aren't dying>implying the world isn't going to be fucked in 2 decades tops
>>38649760I-I know it's not related to Sir Terry... but I really love this... and it's based and poem by Tennyson, which was also a British man.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbhvRSGVCUc
>>38649888That's honestly sadder than us being upset.
>>38649925Well, the saying is "its 5 o'clock somewhere."
Legit crying right now for the first time in years. fuck.
>>38649728>Dear Mods>if you see this, could you please put Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis in the background of all the boards.>It's apparently what PTerry wanted played in the background while he died.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cn7ZW8ts3YThis must be done, on /tg/ at least... It'd be the most reverent thing I've ever seen on 4chan.:...(
>>38649967This is rage,not sadness.
>>38650033Terry apparently had several books in the pipeline, I wouldn't mind her finishing those. But yeah, no new stuff.
>>38649925It's 11:10am here. I'm standing in the bathroom at work trying to pull my shit together.
>>38650055Hey fuck you, I'm enjoying my time between classes.
>>38650034Wait, we have mods?
2015 is awfulRIP
>>38649754Was waiting to see if someone posted this already.
Thank you, Terry Pratchett.
>>38650033I suppose she's specifically avoided writing novels to prevent nepotism and not being read on her own merits.She could always do a "novel of the game" type deal though.
>>38650033On the other hand, it's a bit irritating that the one child of a bestselling author who can actually write well is also the one child who isn't going to be writing much in their parent's setting.
I think I'm going to make a project of rereading all of his Discworld books from The Colour of Magic all the way through in release order.I think it's the best thing I can do to show my respect for him.I might even throw Strata in as a warm up.
>>38650010Maybe we will get Discworld cartoons that are properly made.Discworld is perfect for animation, but it needs the right style, and the right director.
>>38650079I'm feeling a fair bit of rage too. Fucking brain diseases. Cursed fortune and a cruel world. I am furious too.
>>38650099It's /tg/do we need Mods? I mean, we don't have rampant shitposting>>38650116>>38649810Absolutely glorious
>>38649972And my childhood is now dead.Fuck, all we need is for Nintendo to go out of business and for Cartoon Network to shut down and the mornings of my youth will be completely dashed
>>38650085I'm gonna have a whiskey for you untill you can drink bro. Stay strong.
>The man who made me the GM I am today just died>The man who made me want to start eriting just died
>>38650141>Discworld Lore given the care and attention given to Venture Bros or Rick and Morty>this will never happen
>>38650141Studio Ghibli would be perfect....and then I remembered.This really has been a shitty year, hasn't it?
>>38650046Make an effort, anon. Worst case scenario, it keeps you busy till the end and you can say "I tried."
>>38649432https://www.justgiving.com/Terry-PratchettOver 5000 pounds already?
I miss him already.
>>38650153And then, you shall be a man, my son.
>>38649130 Terry Pratchett was an inspriation to my creative processes, and his books were what I graduated to for audiobooks when I was old enough. I always fell asleep listening to tales of Vime's sardonic heroism, or Rincewind unintentionally saving the world yet again. It was formative to my childhood in a lot of ways. I still remember my mother reading me the first three chapters of Soul Music, and that was my introduction to the series.So yeah, going to miss this man. I hope his Daughter, if she picks up the series, retires his old characters and starts fresh with new ones. The last book they wrote together would be perfect for as a transitional book, a passing on of the torch. Rather than writing about the same old characters and getting them subtly wrong, better that she take the world, and move forward with it. Just mho.
"Where's the Dean ?""He died years ago, Archchancellor. You talked at his funeral, remember?""Oh. The Bursar ?""Him too, I'm afraid.""The Senior Wrangler ? The Lecturer in Recent Runes ? The Chair of Indefinite Studies ?""...Them, too.""Oh...""...""Surely that good old Rincewind is still around ? Not a man to let himself get caught by anything, especially not Death.""He passed away in his sleep two years ago, Archchancellor.""Oh..."...""... Mustrum? I'm sure he made it. I remember him giving me his hat like if it was yesterday!""... It was forty years ago, Archancellor Stibbons. I'm sorry.""Oh...""...""...""...""Where's the Dean ?""... I'm sure he won't be long, Archchancellor. You'll see him soon. Him and the others"
>>38650079Men are emotionally stunted autists. The only emotion they can express is rage, even if they're actually feeling other emotions.
>Despite campaigning for assisted suicide after his diagnosis, Sir Terry's publishers said he did not take his own life.Bitch nigga.
>see report of Pratchett's death on my homepage>no no no no no>Don't know what to do - go on 4chan.>First thread on front page of /tg/ is this one>/tg/ - always there for me.I don't even... this wasn't how it was supposed to be. We were supposed to have another fifteen years with him. Even when he got alzheimers, I didn't think it would be this soon.Hold me, /tg/. I can't even look at my bookcase right now.
>>38650114Maybe her hesitancy to write in someone elses world is part of what makes her a good writer.
>>38649385This made me fucking cry.
>>38649967Is that from the movie where the neckbeard is butthurt a hipster is in his group, and he's actually a good guy with good ideas.
>>38650214FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU AND THE HORSE YOU CAME IN ON!
Because you would not tweet for Death, Death kindly tweets for thee.
I like how Twitter is now the default for celebrity's final words.
>>38650214FUCK YOU MANFUCK YOU SO FUCKING HARD.
>>38650258And I posted the wrong image. I'm just on fire today.
>>38650254This is just adding to the misery, Anon.
>>38650214I... I wasn't prepared for this... Damn you...
>>38650214Clever. Well done.Fuck you.
>>38650274I thought the tears had stopped.
>>38650167>>38650165>care and attention given to Venture Bros or Rick and MortyThat care and attention would be great, but I think it would not be the right style.Same for Ghibli.You remember the old Asterix animated movies? They hit the style and humour of the comics perfectly, and at least the german voice acting was great.Something in that direction would fit Discworld rather well, I think.
I recently found nearly the entire set of Discworld novels at a used book store. A kid had died, and his parents had finally gotten around to selling off some of his stuff. They were missing the two most recent books, and a couple of the older ones, but that's it. There are a couple of duplicates, as well.So I bought them, even though they were more expensive than their condition warranted. This kid must have read them all a hundred times. Some have little notes in the front, "Merry Christmas," or "Happy Birthday," stuff like that. Anyway, the lady at the book store was telling me this story as she was ringing them up, and I mentioned that part of the reason I wanted the whole collection was that Pratchett was going to die soon, and I wanted to read all of his books when he did.So anyway, now I must track down The Colour of Magic. And figure out who has one of my copies of Good Omens.... But I can't think of a much better way to spend my weeks off. Here's to you, kid, and to you, Sir Terry.
>>38649860We're all going to get arrested over this aren't we.
>>38650214>mfw>>38650167oh god no, please...now that I think about it, what system would fit Discworld wizard magic best anyway? I recall it starting off as a pastiche of DnD 3.5e (well, sourceror was OP after all) but as time went on its started to remind me of GURPS what with how freeform it went
Today has just gotten more shit.
>>38650316An encounter with the law is part of any good adventure, anon.
>>38650148We do have rampant shitposting, we just find it funny and usually turn it into something productive.Even other boards have done graphs saying we're the hardest to shitpost/troll.It's kinda true, even if you piss off some people, most people will enjoy it.Like that smaug shitposter for a few days or the "Gee dubbya is evul" threads.
>>38650214you scumthat was excellentbut fuck
>>38650313This. Ghibli isn't appropriate. They're a great studio. But play to the strengths and all that.But you know what guys?Fuck animated for this.There's a few discworld movies that are true to form and hilarious. Get those guys on it again.
>>38650214This hurts, but I can't say it's badly written. Fuck you, good job.
>>38649860>when they find it, there's a note>THE END
>>38650214oh you bastard, you utter bastard
>>38649130Well god fucking damnit.And his Discworld legacy book is Raising fucking Steam.
>>38650214I only read until "Unseen Academials"...Does this really happen?
>>38650328You know what I think?I think Terry Pratchet would prefer us to find it, then put it back. And make sure that finding it was part of the adventure. Go out of our way to make sure other people take part in the journey rather than just putting up the location for any dick to find.It's a quest. Anybody can take it up, anybody can find it, but finding it is the point, not the actual sword.
It was inevitable, but it still came as a surprise. I hoped for, maybe, another year or two, but alas.I wish I could squeeze a tear from myself.
Shedding actual tears here. Pterry's works are likely my favourite books I've ever read and made my GMing what it is today. The old /tg/ screencap (>>38649385) is more poignant than ever today.
>>38650346Apparently there's one more left, actually. He finished it last summer. Suppose we'll get it later this year.I just wish we'd gotten "Scouting for Trolls".
>>38650333I'd love to see Rhianna Pratchett make a new Discworld game.Perhaps Kickstarted for the initial funding, so they don't have to kowtow to studio executives etc. Find a studio with the right passion and a really strong idea for a true Discworld Story that can be enhanced by making it interactive.Perhaps going full Telltale Games with it, perhaps doing something more interesting. I'd love to see a game in the style of Dishonoured/Assassins Creed before it got shit set in Ankh Morpork, playing a junior member of the Assassins Guild mixing social and societal intrigue with stealth, exploration and the occasional inhumaning.
>>38650367Well, he left that up to us, didn't he?We should well be on our way to the nearest bridge.
>>38650347No, no. Anon wrote that. I just wish it didn't feel so plausible.
>>38650214No, not again, I just managed to regain my composure!
Good night sweet knight
>>38650340I...I'm not sure I could take that...not even hearing about that discovery I think...
I thought I wouldn't but then I started listening to Spem in Alium. I guess I'll have to draw some DW fanart later.
>>38650347No. The "joke" is that the Arch-Chancellor (that is, Pratchett) has Alzheimers.And I use quotes because I think it's actually pretty well done.
>>38650347No, anon's just a shit. Ignore him. Ignooooooore.
>>38650333>Fuck animated for this.No, it fits way too much.The guys who did the other movies were good, but I always though that something was missing.It's the cartoony covers, the artbooks, the picture-novels, that's what Discworld looks like for me. Only good old 2d animation can give us that fuck 3dcg, with a rusty chainsaw.
>>38650356Aw shit, you're right. And knowing Terry, the journey will have mad hype about how this sword was handled by Om himself, that it reflect only Octarine, that it was forged by the dwarves from a shard of the Fifth ElephantAnd then it turns out to be just a really, really well sharpened but wholly ordinary sword albeit one forged from meteoric iron
>>38650367>Apparently there's one more left, actually.I have little hope it'll be any better.
>>38650397Yeah, it should be a MMO, so that everyone can enjoy it! With... with microtransactions to be self sufficient!And you should be able to control your character's farming/idling via SMS on your smartphone!>> I really need some dried frog pills today :(
This is affecting me a lot more than I expected it to.We knew it was coming-And we know he wanted to go out before Alzheimers took away the memories of his loved ones from him."Now, however, I live in hope - hope that before the disease in my brain finally wipes it clean, I can jump before I am pushed and drag my evil Nemesis to its doom, like Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty locked in combat as they go over the waterfall.In any case, such thinking bestows a wonderful feeling of power; the enemy might win but it won't triumph."And yet this is still tearing me up inside. His books seriously influenced a large portion of my world view, I think.Just remember:"No one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away, until the clock wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone’s life is only the core of their actual existence."-Reaper Man
>>38650397Perhaps Failbetter? If nothing else, I think they'd respect the material, given that every Fallen London player got the following in their Messages about an hour ago:"A man's not dead while his name is still spoken." TERRY PRATCHETT, 1948-2015
I am filled with sadness, and yet I am glad that he had a good end.Dying peacefully while surrounded by one's family is the best way to go.For this reason we shouldn't mourn, but rejoice that he passed before he lost himself.
Well thats awkward.http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/12/alzheimers-breakthrough-as-ultrasound-successfully-treats-disease-in-mice
>>38650367>Scouting for TrollsNot much hope there.I really REALLY like his daughter's stuff, and she was the primary driving force behind Raising Steam, but the writing style is different enough, and the characterizations different enough that she needs to move the torch along. Not rehash the same characters, but let them age and pass on with their original maker.That's the best send off for Diskworld I think. Letting it age and evolve with each new author. The characters retiring with the author and the characters' childrens' stories being told by the new author.
>>38650432Shut your trap, its his last book, even if it will be shit i wont give a fuck, ill buy it
>>38649422The motto on Pratchett's arms literally translates to "Do Not Fear the Reaper" from Latin. And it was designed well after his Alzheimer's diagnosis.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTg
>>38650421Ghibli isn't all that good with cartooning though. I mean Discworld requires strong caricatures.
>>38649544>>WHFB is deadLiterally who?
Man. This is heavy.I've been re-reading all my Discworld books and a little voice at the back of my mind had been wondering "what if he passes away while i'm reading this... that'd be so weird"I finished the last book a week ago.
>>38650397>New Discworld GameMissing Presumed...? was one of my all time favourite point and clicks, up there with the Monkey Islands.
>>38650421Well, Ghibli sure as shit isn't going to do Discworld cover art justice. Their artstyle's just completely different.
Isn't there a Discworld MUD? Is it any good?
>>38649593This is so incredibly wrong I laughed. Thank you.For reference:1. He thinks Terry Pratchett is Larry Niven (author of Ringworld)2. He thinks Larry Niven (Pratchett) wrote Ringworld based off the Halo series.3. He thinks Halo and Ringworld share anything besides titles and a ring-shaped world.10/10.
>>38650442>theguardian.com science journalism>breakthroughCome on anon, you know better than that
>>38650397>>38650435Nah. Make it something like Shards or the original Never Winter Nights, complete with private server support and level building.
>>38650435There is that fan-made text adventure MMO. Pretty cool.Either way, a Discworld MMO would actually be amazing. Somebody did a CK2 Discworld mod a few days ago.....
The first book I bought for my son was "Where's My Cow?".The cycle continues, Great A'Tuin swims on.
It breaks my hart to say this, but I hope they don't release it.I don't think there's much left to say.
>>38650461Warhammer Fantasy Battles, aka the original.The most recent book just threw the entire army organization rules out the door and ended with "AND THEN THE WORLD WAS CONSUMED BY CHAOS, EVERYONE DIED, THE END"
>>38650458>>38650468I already said that ghibli wouldn't fit.Read my comment again >>38650313
>>38650461Wilton Henry Francis Burton, don't tell me you've never heard of him?
>>38650442>successfully treats disease in miceYou realize that a lot of experimental treatments for many diseases have been successful in treating mice but not humans, right?We're similar to mice, but they're not human.
>>38650470Terry actually wrote a parody of Ringworld in his youth. It's pretty good.
>>38650461Warhammer Fantasy Battles, I think?>>38650442Not helping, dude
>>38650321You use the book he wrote: GURPS Discworld. There is no other choice.
>>38650470I was going to reply, but this guy just nailed it all. I can't even be mad anymore. This is literally the worst attempt at trolling I've seen since I first came here.
I loved the Johnny Maxwell trilogy as a kid. Guess I'll have to hunt them down again.
>The two shitty baits and the retard trying the 'who?' joke in this very thread>The two guys sperging out in the other thread because 'not traditional games!'>/lit/ being /lit/If I wasn't so sad I would be raging like a motherfucker.
Strata?It's basically the prequel nascent virsion of the idea that became Discworld.
>>38650439I only played Sunless Sea, but the Iron Republic and Pigmote are both Pratchett as fuck
I just hope he died before the disease started to eat most of his memories
>>38650523What's going on with /lit/?I checked into /b/ and they were mourning Pratchett's death like anyone else
>>38650254what is the context of this?
God fucking damn. Just. Fuck.He's gone. Forever. In that place where there should be a brilliant, albeit ill man there is nothing. Goddamn how is this right?I feel cheated. He was stolen from us. I'm angry. I want him back.Please.
>>38650523>/lit/anon I put that with s4s, mu, a and v as shit tier boards not even worth acknowledging, you might want to as well.
>>38650485>The most recent book just threw the entire army organization rules out the door and ended with "AND THEN THE WORLD WAS CONSUMED BY CHAOS, EVERYONE DIED, THE END"wait seriously? They ended it with the good guys losing instead of the ambigous 'tiny ray of hope in chaos' morass'?fuck GW. That's weak.But seriously. Not the place or the time I guess.>>38650503I demand the title, publish date, and isbn, or I will not be held responsible for what I do.>tfw you love both niven and pratchet's works.
>>38650346I liked Raising Steam, what is wrong with it?
>>38650501But it's still a chance, which is pretty damn awesome. I don't have much hope for it working in humans, but just having that chance is amazing.
>>38650544Hell, THEY have a sticky already.
>>38650522Oh geez, Johnny maxwell. That was some good shit. I like the idea it's actually set in Roundworld and all the anomalies are Discworld/narrativium-based bleeding through-like Death showing up to ferry the ghosts.>>38650509I'm curious how witchcraft is represented in GURPS Discworld
>>38650552He cried because of how frustrating it is to work with green screen.
>>38650544/b/ was pretty cool about Nimoy too/lit/ just has super-autism, see >>38649457
>>38650554What is their major malfunction?Are they pretentious assholes?At least the /a/ssholes know their board is shit.
>>38650411DOn't forget to post it here, or whichever Terry Pratchett Mourning thread is up.
RIP, Sir Pterry. Shit. I'm crying
>>38649789>The author died at home "with his cat sleeping on his bed...Well, I guess we know who knows...
First book I ever bought with cash I made myself was 'The Last Hero'. And whenever I tried to write my bullshit little things, I tried to emulate his human tone and how he could make the smallest thing so damn funny.It hasn't really sunk in yet. But I wish he wasn't gone. But that's only me. He reached out to everyone; from the kid with the internet reader to the grandfather in the secondhand bookshop.Thank you, PTerry. From a wannabe from a third-world hellhole.
RIP Terry, you will be missed.
>>38650523>not /tg/Pratchett not only made inspiring fantasy literature, but there is also an actual system based around Discworld. Those guys deserve to be locked in the Luggage.
>>38650397I could see something turn based ish made from the unholy union of Hand of Fate, Darkest Dungeon and Fallen London/Echo Bazaar. You're thrown in Ankh-Morpork, your shit is stolen with just a receipt left behind and you're told to work it out.Cue storytelling and plot, characters coming out of the woodwork to assist or impede as you pick yourself up and build yourself up in the big wahoonie. Eventually a faction might take interest, you might need to take a jaunt over to Quirm for one reason or another... Things happen at random times, or not at all so you have to adapt on the fly. Can't predict life.Might go a talkative, persuasive merchant who dabbles in Alchemical nonsense, a quiet but surprisingly well connected Assassin scholarship student thanks to certain surprising people who owe you favours from your days in the street, or maybe a Guard Sergeant with a talent for noticing the hidden and unobvious. Fuck. Now I know what I want in this game and I know it can never be.
>>38650596Elitist snobbery of the worst and most obnoxious kind.
Welp, guess it's time to get that Pratchett book I've been eyeing.It's The Dark Side of the Sun.
>>38650485For real?Grimderpness is horrible, and that's fucking why.I want the 80s stuff back:Dark, with humor, and very little derpness.
>>38650493FUCK. Made it to here before crying. Cried like a bitch at this scene, and this put me over the edge.
>>38650429As if he needed to say more after this piece last year: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaiman
>>38650559>I demand the title, publish date, and isbn, or I will not be held responsible for what I do.All on herehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strata_%28novel%29
Are his books with Stephen Baxter any good? I always meant to pick them up but never got around to it.
>>38650552He had a mental breakdown over spending days talking to photos of faces while everything is done with CG. "I sacrificed my life to acting for this?" etc.Poor Gandalf and Saruman both got fucked over by the LotR trilogy.
>>38650561The characters were off (Vetinari in particular), and the dwarf gender inequality/differentiation thing was a complete retcon of previous dwarf social structure. It literally made no sense based on everything previously established.Aside from that, read Making Money and then Raising Steam directly after. It just doesn't... flow right. The style is different, the jokes are fewer and unfunnier.I feel like crap saying it, but it's his weakest book.
>>38649593No, anon, Ringworld was Larry Niven.
>>38650439>thought you were joking>check my inboxIt's a fitting tribute, but they're going to remind me that he's dead every time I log in over the next week ;_;
>>38650649>>38650585Christ, that's pretty horrible.
>>38650620Well, as I thought.This kind of thinking is institutionalized in Germany, so I really fucking hate it.The 'murricans and Brits are at least not ashamed of their science-fiction, fantasy and comics (anymore).
>>38650615Someone posted the cover of Discworld GURPS to shut them up. The answer was 'ok, then let's start talking about the nuts and bolts of the system instead of the fluff of the guy who wrote them'. Last time I checked ther were accusations of faggots and vampire loli flying around.
>>38650559>>38650632>>38650636It's basically the nascent idea that become the Discworld setting. It's really interesting to see where it all came from, and doubly interesting to see Pratchett do Scifi (sorta).
>>38650653It's also one of the few major discworld books with such large timeskips, IIRC. Also there's no clear, compelling antagonist (although Making Money suffered from that as well).
>>38650623Yup. Chaos wins, the entire world is utterly destroyed and consumed (and this was AFTER an entire moon dropped down onto the planet earlier), everyone still on the planet dies, and the Chaos Gods don't even revel in it, immediately get bored, and turn away.It's like they said "FUCK IT IT'S DEAD, GOODBYE, SUCKS TO BE YOU FOR SPENDING MONEY ON OUR GAME""OH AND IF YOU STILL WANT TO PLAY IT KNOW THAT ARMY RESTRICTIONS NO LONGER EXIST BECAUSE FUCK YOU"
There's no reaction image appropriate for the sadness of this moment. All good things must come to an end, but knowing that doesn't make this day hurt any less.
>>38650653He's been suffering from Alzheimers and his daughter did the lion's share of the work there I think. I can't be sure.I like it on it's own merits, but as part of the series you're right. I'd forgive everything except the characterization (I mean seriously, the dwarf thing was not that divergent), but the weirdness of vimes and vetenari was just... ugh... I dunno.I think she needs to time skip forward like, 14-20 years. Take on the roles of the children of the current generation you know?
>>38650641The one I read was dry as a bone and pretty dull unfortunately.
>>38650641Baxter writes the main characters, which are dry and boring. Wouldn't recommend. Lots of wasted potential.
We don' get stickies often here, don't we?
>>38650653>Aside from that, read Making Money and then Raising Steam directly after. It just doesn't... flow right. The style is different, the jokes are fewer and unfunnier.Which you could already say about reading Going Postal into Making Money.Wintersmith is the last Terry Pratchett book I can recommend without any misgivings.
>>38649130God damnit world . . . Today was my birthday
I feel like Raising Steam makes sense if you take it as a story about the world rather than the characters. The characterizations didn't feel particularly off to me, and I really enjoyed feeling the world I knew so well shift and change with the march of time.
>>38650696Well, GW is digging it's own grave.I hope they get buried soon. It's not like they publish anything worthwhile.
>>38650439Bloody hell, we did. >>38650662Did.. Did we get Fate just then? I don't recall having any.Oh, and you might want to blank your friend's name in your inbox. Always pays to double check.How and why do you even have 67 Sudden Insights?
>>38650705I'd prefer drawing the curtain.Maybe release a collection of notes/plans Terry had for the future, but don't go on.She couldn't possibly live up to her dad and she shouldn't have to.
>>38650522Read The Bromeliad as well (the Nome trilogy) it's an absolutely wonderful story.
>>38650683Terry's pretty decent at science fiction actually. Take all his speculative weird stuff from Discworld and combine it with his knowledge of astronomy and you get pretty cool stuff.
>>38650705>Sam Jr.>Moist (who is probably Patrician at this point since Vetinari was pretty much grooming him to be his successor) & Adorabella's kid;>Carrot & Angua's kid, who has to shave at age 5;>Tiffany Aching as a MILF;>Susan & Lobsang's kid, who is the grandchild of Time and great grandchild of Death;
>>38650705Yeah, I agree. Moist and Vetinari are my favourites even over Vimes though, so I was stupidly over-hyped for it. My own fault.
>>38650751I hope they just outsource the fluff/rule design. Alternatively, get back some of the old guard to balance out the fanboys.
>>38649130You know what's weird? The first thing I thought when I saw this was that it wasn't real. The second thing, when I realized that it was, was how strange these 4chan death notices are, how you can't feel anything but a sort of muted indeterminate something, and then it passes and you mostly forget about it. The third thing, was realizing I was crying a little, and I actually felt really bad. I never met him, or really knew him, but there's so much I'd never have done if it weren't for Terry. There's so many ideas I'd never have considered, or things I'd never have thought to investigate. I'd definitely never have gotten into writing. My life wouldn't be the same.I hope he was happy, I guess. I don't know what else to say.
>>38650734The world wants you to be a fantasy/comedy writer, and there is now an open slot.Remember: a wish to heal people is necessarily a wish for someone to be hurt. Rejoice anon, your wishes are about to come true.
>>38650523> Pratchett not /tg/Vimes is the epitome of LGVetinari shows how characters that on the face of it are evil (he is the tyrant, after all) can be so much more.Tiffany and the witches are perfect examples of how female protagonists should be done.The wizards show how spellcasters don't have to be these all-powerful, wise beings.The list goes on.
>>38650313You know who I, somehow, think would be great for it?Sun Creature Studios. They're new, but after seeing >>38650356 I think they'd be one of the best groups to be tasked with it.
>>38650826I'm not sure how, but what you wrote is, word for word, how I feel right now.
>>38650705>Vimes dies>all watchmen revere him as a mythical figure>criminals think he faked it to lure them into a false sense of security and refuse to believe he's dead>he ascends to godhood>immediately arrests everyone present at Cori Celeste
>>38650799This sounds horrible, to be quite frank. I'm now even more depressed than before
>>38650690Making Money had Cosmo Lavish
>>38650607>>38650607>>38650607It's there, might as well use it
>>38650734Happy birthday! I hope it gets better.>>38650731There's more divergence between the second and third, though, in writing style and characterisation. I enjoyed the first two, but the third struck me as seriously off by the second chapter.
>>38650690TP was good at antagonists, I remember Vorbis from Small Gods. That fucker was evil through and through but he still believed that he was doing what his god wanted (tbf his god WAS an asshole) and he largely only wanted power because he thought he was the only one competent enough to use it.
>>38650883Cosmo really wasn't as compelling or threatening as Reacher Gilt, though.
>>38650836Don't forget GURPS Discworld, there's always thatAnd let's have a shoutout to NPCs like CMOT Dibbler (and derivatives), the Canting Crew, Mrs Cake, Bloody Stupid Johnson and Lu-Tze
>>38650906Of course, a big part of Small Gods was Om realizing that he was an asshole and deciding to not be one anymore.
>>38650916Don't forget Mrs. Palm and her daughters.
>>38650916Buggrit. Millennium hand and shrimp.
>>38650731Snuff was pretty good. We'd always heard of Goblins in Discworld but nobody ever paid any attention to them, it was nice to learn about yet another new race.
>>38650768true enough. The whole fuckup with Dune and all... yeah. You're right. She should make her own world. You know, unless she REALLY wants to continue discworld I guess.
>>38650826This.>>38650214Oh god.That's well written, and a punch to the gut at the same time. Damn.>>38650254Aw, fuck.Today is not a good day.
>>38650866>criminals think he faked it to lure them into a false sense of security and refuse to believe he's deadHe really isn't that sort of character.
>>38650926> tfw Small Gods is my favourite discworld book and I don't know where my copy is.
>>38650857FUCK GET THIS ANON A DRINK AND SOME FINEST DWARF BREAD (don't let him drink so much he tries to eat it though). We have a winner.
>>38650976Well, the crime rate does go down when he's out of town... just think how furious he'd be if he had to come back to life to sort everyone out.
>>38650883Who was never a credible threat, did very little, had a mental illness that was milked for every possible joke, and pitifully defeated himself.And similar things can be said of his sister, and of as that conman fake-priest whose name I forgot.Making Money had shit antagonists, which is a good part of what makes it a much weaker book.
>>38650976it's -totally- in character for the criminals though. Vimes wouldn't have done it obviously, but the criminals sure as hell aren't sure.>>38650866>Dwarves revere him as the incarnation of the Guarding Dark, a new dark rune beings appearing in mine sign everywhere, a ward against evil, a defender of the innocent from their own inner demons.
>>38650980If you have the funds, buy another-then if you find the other copy, you'll have one you can give to folks!
>>38650976>He really isn't that sort of character.There's a bit in the Fifth Elephant where he leaves and some of the Watchmen do some stupid things. All the criminals, even the thieves and assassins guilds, just completely shut down because when het gets back, he isn't going to go spare. And, as Vetinari says, when Vimes goes spare he shares it around with a big shovel
>>38651057I'm reminded of a note in my copy of the hitchhiker's guide which says once you're done with it, donate it somewhere or just leave it on a bus for someone to find.Maybe I will someday, not quite done yet though.
>>38651057>buying a novel written by a dead authorJust great, throw money at the jewish publishing machine. Pirate it, at least you'll retain some dignity
>>38651114>not supporting rhi-pri in her quest to ruin discworld
>>38651114He has a family surviving, or anon could buy a secondhand copy. The fuck?
>>38651114Guess it's a good job I've got them all already then.
>>38649685>Heaven now has Pratchett AND Adams>Goddamn, I hope it's real because they'll have some bitchin' books up there.But did you remember your Towel, Anon?>>38650340>THE ENDThis is not the end...This is not the beginning of the end...This is the end... of the Beginning...
>>38651056A kite shield with three vertical lines inside. The rightmost two with another line just above them. Best drawn in the light, then brought into the dark to do it's work. Means more there.AMCW, badge 177
>>38651114Go away /pol/, no one asked you to come here.
>>38649700Would... would it be poor taste to include that sword in a game of Changeling: The Lost?
>>38651056>>38651064>it's -totally- in character for the criminals though.No it's not. Criminals in Ankh-Morpork aren't a superstitious cowardly lot. They're afraid of Vimes because he's a good cop, and because he doesn't close cases when he gets bored or paid off.>Can't be bribed, he once arrested the Patrician, not der sharpest knife in the drawer but honest like anyt'ing and he don't stop diggin'.And when he's dead they'll move on to being afraid of the next-best cop, if any. They will certainly not expect Vimes to fake his death or come back from the dead to stalk them in the night, because that really really isn't the kind of legend he has.
>>38651206>using the Sword of Story in a storyNo, anon. That is what he would have wanted.
I'VE BEEN EXPECTING YOU.Good night, sweet prince...
>>38651004Glad to see at least someone agrees!
>/co/ got a Pterry sticky>we didn't
>>38650705>I think she needs to time skip forward like, 14-20 years. Take on the roles of the children of the current generation you know?Pretty sure Rhianna's stated multiple times that she doesn't intend or want to do anything Discworld related. So if we're to get any more it'll be because some publisher hired someone to do it a la The Wheel of Time and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
>>38651340hopefully not then. I wish her luck in whatever she intends to do in the future then.
>>38651466>I wish her luck in whatever she intends to do in the future then.She writes vidya gaems.
>>38650666To be fair, they made everything they could to make his job more agreable, afterward
>/co/ has a sticky>/tg/ has no stickySomething is wrong here.
I have never read any of his books but I got the feeling I'm missing out. Where do I start /tg/?
>>38651719read all the guards booksthen the witchesrincewindand finish on DEATH
>>38651719Anywhere but the last 3 or so, you really can't go wrong.
le reddit neckbeard crocodile tears faceI liked some of his books but I aint even sad, I didn't know this guy personally and he became kind of a faggot in his latter days anyway.
>>38649130So, /tg/ I have a question. What books do you recommend for me to read to know the full measure of what was lost? >>38649385That's, I'm not sure what to say.>>38649457I thought /b/ and maybe /pol/ was that bad.
>>38651719From the very first one, Colour of Magic.Why?The first ones are good, but not as good as later ones.You will enjoy them much more that way.
>>38651840>So, /tg/ I have a question. What books do you recommend for me to read to know the full measure of what was lost?I can't think of a better candidate than Reaper Man.
>>38651870Or he'll drop the series like some misguided souls. Start with Small Gods.
I've been expecting these news for some time now, but it doesn't hurt any less for it. It's about the only celebrity I am genunily upset about losing. I had the honor of meeting him once.Rest in peace, man. I'll go and re-read Nightwatch now.
>>38651876You know, it would have actually been good bad trolling if he didn't confuse Pratchett with Niven.
>>38651892>I'll go and re-read Nightwatch now.As will I, friend.
>>38651875Reaper Man may not be the best Discworld novel (though it is certainly very good), but in terms of introducing someone to the setting it's second to none, I agree. I have started with it myself and always recommend it as an entry point.
>>38651889Dunno, it seems like a waste to me.I really liked the first ones, and that way you can have all the fun.Well, anon, you know it gets even better later, so at least give it a try with CoM.As I said, they're not bad books.
>>38651875Sounds nice. Thank you Anon. But now my bait gif didn't work for >>38649593 so now my current one should work.>>38651910I think my new one might work. Is >>38651876flashing for anyone?>>38651925I'll keep that in mind.
>>38651937My coworker thinks Terry Pratchett is pure parody and refuses to read his further works. He only read CoM.
>>38651978Then he's an idiot anyway."No, I read pretty much all of his books, only the first two are parodies.""I don't believe you">Idiot
>>38649353I like the books about the guards, the witches and DEATH.
>>38649967>watching him break shit and knock his painting stand overI can't watch this.
>>38651870I don't know, anon. Colors of Magic and The Light Fantastic are pretty decent, no doubt, but they are radically different in terms of writing and the setting is much more fantastic and less cohesive than the more grounded later books. I'd say Reaper Man, Guards! Guards! or Good Omens are the best novels to start with.
>>38651875Sometimes ends up as my favourite, this one is from last summer.
>>38651840>So, /tg/ I have a question. What books do you recommend for me to read to know the full measure of what was lost? Reaper ManSmall GodsNight WatchLords and LadiesMen at ArmsAny of those will do it. Be prepared for more puns than you know what to do with.
Good bye mister Pratchett.I did not grow up with a lot of your books, but reading the ones I had gave me many magical hours.
>>38651840Small Gods is the best book, Reaper Man if you want a book about Death that's not really about loli waifu bait as Soul Music is.
>>38652250Thank you for those choices. >>38652308Thank you. Now I can't remember if that troll that said he'd made fun of religion was on this thread or another one and one Anon said he made small jokes about religion. What was his stance on religion?
>>38652349Read Small Gods. It's a very clever story about, among other things, organized religion.It's not the best book in my opinion (Nightwatch is), but certainly in the top 5.
>>38652399>Nightwatch isCarry on, Watchman.
>>38652250Nightwatch is beyond excellent, but it's not a good entry point, I'd say. Half the joy of the book is seeing familiar faces in utterly different circumstances.
>>38652399As other anons told me that, I'll keep it on my list.
>>38649385God fucking Damn it, my feels
>>38652349>stance on religionPretty much the same as on all aspects of civilization: It's quite silly if you think about it, but that, too, is part of what being human is all about. As long as you reflect on things it's all cool.
>>38652605So just light jests then?>Captcha: mandyWhose Mandy?
>>38652349>What was his stance on religion?He did not believe in any god, but he looked at religion as a fundamentally human endeavor in which we search for truth with minds that evolved to tell where the ripe fruit is. He acknowledged both the importance and the silliness of this endeavor, and you can see a genuine love for humanity in his words.Religion, to him, was occasionally corrupt, possibly dangerously so, but he also criticized those who hate it with the vigor of a fundamentalist.
>>38652627What is this, a picture for Australians?
>>38652746Huh, so it is.
>>38649495Neil Gaiman just told about Terry being pissed at himself for fucking up that one radio interview they had togheter and people take it out of context.
>>38652654It runs the gamut. There's people who are geniuenly good and decent people who are VERY religious, and then there's people who use it as a cudgel against the gullible or truly faithful. Kinda like real life.The two serious 'religious' books would be Small Gods, Carpe Jugulum, and to a lesser degree, Monstrous Regiment.
>>38652916If you actually read that article, you would know that the article is about Pterry being pissed at all the bullshit in the world and the crappy hand he was dealt by Fate (that cheating bastard), and chanelling that anger into something productive and great, not just an anecdote on two brits being late.
>>38652803I forgot about that thing entirely.
My dad just went on hospices care and now this. I just...
>>38653121Some of Terry's footnotes are astounding
>>38653051Thanks for telling me that.
>>38653121I most certainly agree.You seem to be implying something here, but what I suspect your implication is, is mistaken.
I am a simple person, it ain't wise for me to attract the attention of the gods, so I'll just say this:"If any ground is consecrate, this ground is. If any day is holy, it is this day."
>>38653159My assertion that Terry Pratchett's footnotes, though not as long as hers, his are much, much better, earning him the title of God of Footnotes.
>>38653106It's okay dude. Things will work out in the end. They always do.>>38653150No problem. A lot of people give flack to Terry Pratchet's work for being 'areligious' or even straight up 'antitheist' but a good portion of his stuff is basically "how things ACTUALLY work, in reality, doesn't fucking matter. What matters is what people -believe-."I challenge anybody to read Small Gods and Carpe Jugulum, look at Brutha and The Quite Reverend Mightily-Praiseworthy-Are-Ye-Who-Exalteth-Om Oats (Reverend Mightly Oats) and tell me he was some sort of fucking new atheist fedora fag.
>>38653231He DID wear a fedora, though.
>>38653204I just realized this was paraphrased in Silver Surfer:Requiem.
>>38653231I will keep that in mind.
>>38653062Re-read it and you're right, I completely misremembered.
>>38653217That's what I suspected. And I disagree. TP makes jokes in his footnotes, sometimes good ones. SC makes *worlds* inside hers, things of wonder and beauty - and *also* jokes, sometimes good ones. Now is not the most appropriate time to start a pissing contest. But as far as deifying Pratchett, there are areas of the pantheon that rightly belong to him, and others that don't.
>>38653279He wore a fedora long before these annoying garden-variety, shitty neoatheists could read.
>>38653348>>38653279Plus it's not a fedora.
>>38653348Oh well if he's a hipster too that's alright then.
>>38653389It's a fedora according to wikipedia. An oversized one, maybe, but still a fedora.
>>38653389>Pratchett was well known for his penchant for wearing large, black fedora hats, as seen on the inside back covers of most of his books.At least according to WIkipedia.>>38653389>>38653413I have the impression I'm being subtly trolled.
>>38653231>"how things ACTUALLY work, in reality, doesn't fucking matter. What matters is what people -believe-."And how they act, and how these actions are affected by their beliefs, and how objectively false beliefs can enable and encourage positive action. >I challenge anybody to read Small Gods and Carpe Jugulum, look at Brutha and The Quite Reverend Mightily-Praiseworthy-Are-Ye-Who-Exalteth-Om Oats (Reverend Mightly Oats) and tell me he was some sort of fucking new atheist fedora fag.I fully agree. I also think that, even setting Brutha aside, the antagonist of Small Gods and the hinky stuff that was going on in Omnia can't really be considered antitheistic. Part of the point of all that stuff was that it wasn't because of Om, that his religion had become a habit or an empty tradition rather than something people actually believed in. That's criticism against organized religion but not in the "religion is evil" kind of way. It was more about pointing out that religion can easily come to be about things other than faith.
Well, at least he went before the Buggerance took him over. Better to die now and sane than at 100 years old and unable to remember your own name.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJUhlRoBL8M
I found a perfect memorial poem on Reddit about this, and if any of you want to be faggots about the source, then you can kindly stuff it so far up your ass it comes out of your nose, then shove it back up your ass and repeat ad nauseam.>The sun goes down upon the Ankh,>And slowly, softly fades ->Across the Drum; the Royal Bank;>The River-Gate; the Shades.>A stony circle's closed to elves;>And here, where lines are blurred,>Between the stacks of books on shelves,>A quiet 'Ook' is heard.>A copper steps the city-street>On paths he's often passed;>The final march; the final beat;>The time to rest at last.>He gives his badge a final shine,>And sadly shakes his head ->While Granny lies beneath a sign>That says: 'I aten't dead.'>The Luggage shifts in sleep and dreams;>It's now. The time's at hand.>For where it's always night, it seems,>A timer clears of sand.>And so it is that Death arrives,>When all the time has gone...>But dreams endure, and hope survives,>And Discworld carries on.
>>38653051There's also Nation. Which, while not a Discworld book, is my personal pick for the best thing he ever wrote.
>>38653279>>38653348>>38653389>>38653421>>38653450Not an oversized Fedora.Everyone gets this wrong.Fedoras are BIG.What the new atheist edgy fags wear is called a -trilby-. It's how you can doubly tell that the person wearing it is a jackass, by not only ruining an entire kind of otherwise nice hat, but doing it while not even fucking WEARING that hat.
>>38653279>>38653348He wore it because he went bald REALLY young and didn't bother to properly shave off the sides, it's was literally a "don't look at my bald head" covering, and back then the only people who wore hats were geology professors.>>38653545Though the best thing he ever did was when he was on a convention panel with Stephanie Meyer and Meyer went into ann rice style crazy author territory while talking about how her characters seemed so alive and how she routinely found she couldn't write scenes how she wanted because the characters wouldn't like that.And this went on for 5 minutes of her prattling on, and Pterry next to her was slowly leaning away from her.Then she finishes and turns to Pterry and says "I'm sure you've experienced the same thing."And Pterry just fixes her with this look and says simply:"No, because they're fictional creations." and then points to someone else in the audience who'd had their hand up to ask their question.