Someone tell me it is not true
It is true anon, you may cry on my shoulder if you would like.
>>38649163https://twitter.com/terryandrob/status/576036888190038016Forgot link but I'm crying like a motherfucker
I just saw the notification from his Facebook account. Sad, but not unexpected.I wonder if he finally did it like he planned years ago: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/jun/12/pratchett-starts-process-to-end-his-life(I wonder if we could still preserve his brain?)
>>38649163I am just here looking at his books in my bookshelf. Somebody please post the screenshot
>>38649163A legend has passed. An era is gone. The world is less, now.Farewell, and may the end of the desert be kind to you.
Was it youthinasia?
So what do we do now /tg/? How do we commemorate him?
>>38649245By learning important lessons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTgHope you've avoided the rush sir.
>>38649163"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!"
>>38649245Leave copies of his books scattered about town, in the hope that people will pick them up and read them.
I hope he took out a life in sewer ants poly sea
>>38649187According to the BBC, no. It was in bed with his cats and family though.
>>38649944You got me.Now let's have a good clean thread about the nuts and bolts of how that game is played, not the fluff or who wrote it.
>>38650061Fuck off. Tolkien mythos is cross examined every hour of every day and he didn't even assist in the making of an RPG. This is temporary, we all know it. Just.. Just give us a couple of days and a few threads.
>>38650061I've played it once, broke the GM's game using L-Space Theory and I think he never GMed anything ever again.
Godspeed Mr. Pratchett. Godspeed.
>>38649806I bet you bitched when Jacques and Williams died too.And the threads went on.
I forget who this guy is.
>>38649163I'm shocked.I knew he had health problems but hell...something has to end one day.Still it got me all of a sudden.>>38649245We do an epic paper RPG based off his works.
Dammit, that last tweet.AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHERI am feeling terrible...
>>38649163Wait, didn't he die already? I forgot that he was still alive!
>>38650566Nah, he was just bloody much ill.
>>38650092>muh fallaciesHow's middle school treating you?Fantasy literature has been a part of this board for ages probably before those 5 years of yours, you internet cred whore, getting the occasional thread once in a while. Not so much off-topic when it's ingrained into the goddamn board.
Why couldn't we be having this thread about autist anon's death instead of Pratchett's? Proof there is no just or loving god.
>>38650839THERE IS NO JUSTICETHERE'S JUST ME
I'd normally bitch about how this shit was off-topic, but goddamn, I can't do it today.
>>38651052If Tolkien had died today you'd find people bitching about off-topic threads.
>>38649245I'm planning on finding a sprig of lilac to wear.
>>38651086Hell, if Dave Arneson had died today, you'd have jackasses whining about "off-topic."Farewell, Terry, you'll be missed.
>>38651301If Matt Ward died, we'd all dress up like munchkins and sing, "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead."
>>38651361And people would still be complaining about off-topic.
>>38651361>Still thinking matt ruined anythingFucking deluded.
>>38651505>Thinking the person talking about dancing around in a munchkin costume was at all serious.
>>38651639There's an autist who thinks he's a santa elf held captive by pikachu then the faggot who dresses up as a munchkin can too.
>>38651505Warhammer Fantasy Battle.The man should never be allowed near the core rules.
>>38650880Best representation of death ever, and the best character IMO.The embodiment of the inevitable, uncaring march of time, and he has heart enough to adopt a daughter, and save Christmas-surrogate#6351.
/tg/ full of hate. Come to the /co/ storytime. >>>/co/70206684
>>38651842One or two faggots is not "full of hate." It's a regular Thursday on 4chan.
>>38650296So did he.
>>38651934Boy I sure like to see that joke again today.
>>38651934B-but that wasn't the kind of Alzheimer's he had
>>38649245Build an effigy in his honor?
We need mourning music. /k/ got moscow nights when Kalashnikov passed, Terry needs something too.
What was the deal with his sword again? Something about a treasure hint?>>38652077https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fczjCi73So8
>>38649163For fucks sake, I'm really sad. I spend a good part of my childhood and teen years reading his books. Why couldn't that smug fat bastard Martin have died instead of him
So I guess that I'm the only one who doesn't really give a fuck about his passing?
>>38652195He means George R.R. Martin. I think he's trying to start a nerdwar for some reason. There are actually terrible authors out there who keep writing terrible books, there's no need to pick on GRRM.
>>38652195GRRM>>38652229The series is becoming a goddamn chore to read.
>>38652229Oh. I see.
>>38652208No, we have a whole corner roped off for the edgelords to go stand in, and tell each other about how cool and hard they are.
>>38652249>The series is becoming a goddamn chore to read.Would you prefer if Kevin J. Anderson wrote the ending? 'Cause that's what you're asking for.
>>38652229He probably picked Gurm because there's little hope he'll keep churning out aSoIaF even if he stays alive a bit longer.
>>38652208I imagine basically everyone who has never read any Discworld wouldn't care.
>>38651270We could wear one every 12 of March and if ever we pass on the street, we will know. Question: do lilacs bloom in March?
>>38652318Yes, but those are subhuman wretches who may only hope to be one day enlightened. We don't care about them.
>>38649944That's such a cool cover.
>>38652350Only in places with very early springs. They're apparently a mid-spring to early summer flower.
>>38652350They generally bloom in may.And unfortunately the vast majority of the US' climate sucks for it.Like I live in Louisiana, and it's impossible to get Lilac to grow here without a cooled greenhouse type set up because the summer is too long and humid and hot, and the winter isn't cold enough nor really long enough.
The wrong Terry got ill and died. Should have been Goodkind, not Pratchett.I feel sad and angry but mostly sad.
>>38652208>I'm the only oneYeah just you buddy. Wear your special button today to show what a unique individual you are
Newfag here,who was this guy?
>See the news>TFW my first thought was "Thank god his suffering and deterioration is over"
>>38652256Yeah, it's called /lit/.
>>38652477Son, odds are you're in for a treat.
>>38649163sorry man.ITS TRUE.Goodnight sweet prince, may your embuggerment bugger you no more.
>>38649245Same thing you should do when any beloved /tg/ celebrity dies.Construct an altar to him and spill the blood of the innocent upon it on the anniversary of his death in the hopes of summoning him and plunging the world into a thousand years of darkness.
If there's any anons with a copy of The Last HeroPage 22 and 23 See it in person24-25 in the pdfhttp://folk.uio.no/andlia/pratchett_the_last_hero.pdfThis was the best I could do >>38652238
>>38652527He wouldn't want you to be tryhard BBEG.
>>38649187Already have preserved it through the best means available anon.Seventy books.Each time you read them, remember.
>>38649630All 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 arse up, arse up, arse up, they rise arse up, arse up high!
>>38652482That's... a better thought.Carry on anon.
>>38652477A writer of fantasy and satire. Wrote a long running series called Discworld which is among the funniest fantasy series ever written. Got knighted by the queen. Was generally a cool dude.I recommend starting with Guards! Guards! The Rincewind novels are a bit weak, but the Watch, the Death series, and the Witches are all great. However, if you only read one book of his ever, make it Small Gods.
>>38652511Hopefully he'll be reborn as a hedgehog, and thus never have to worry about this again.
>>38652077How about this?https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bfEUBJLZSHw
>>38652577I read Small God and don't see why it's held in such high regards compared to the other books.
>>38652577That guide is old. Here, take this.
>>38652581For the hedgehog can never be buggered at all.I never even met the guy, but I can't stop fucking crying. He was so influential on my sense of humour and outlook on life, and it's just plain not fair. Why does somebody like pTerry get this but not some hack like Myres?
>>38652527Well, we won't be short of virgin sacrifices around here.I like your plan sir, let's make it happen.
>>38652639Well, YMMV, but most people think it's among his best.
>>38652482Agreed. I was worried he thought it was time, but upon reading the article, I was somewhat comforted that he passed naturally and at home, surrounded by family instead of doctors.I encourage everyone to try to sit through Choosing to Die. It's one of the frankest, most honest looks at assisted dying around. It was challenging to watch when Sir Terry was alive, and I can't even make it through the intro now that he's gone, but please, try.http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnu340_terry-pratchett-choosing-to-die_shortfilms
>>38652527So he's Amork?
>>38652610>>38652077Best I've heard today arehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClQcUyhoxTgand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cn7ZW8ts3YWhich is apparently what he wanted played in the background while he died
>>38652639Don't quote me on this, it's entirely unsubstantiated opinion, but I think it's more loved in the Americas than it is in the UK.For Americans, that kind of deconstruction of religion is more tittilating because religion is a much bigger part of US culture than the Church of England is to the UK. Not to mention they take it much more seriously in general than Brits do.
>>38652394>>38652415That's what I figured. I suppose we could wear it on the 25th of May then
Time to get drunk and marathon his bbc movies. Moving his books to the top shelf.
>>38652736>those american coversI feel for you :( I have an entire set of the british ones, EXCEPT Jingo and Pyramids.
tbh I hope we don't keep talking about him as long as we did for Robin Williams.I mean here in the following weeks. Of course his wok deserves to be known in general.
>>38652542I was thinking of an other two-page spread.
>>38652697UKfag here, I love it. It's up there with Night Watch and Monstrous Regiment as my favourites.>>38652694Oh Jesus, I feel like crying now. Those songs are just so perfect and so sad.
>>38651781>best representation of death everThems fightin' words.
>>38652773>Of course his wok deserves to be known in general.Agreed. Say what you will about his writing, especially the last few books, but you have to admit the man could make one hell of a stir-fry.
>>38652773Why did you remind me of him? http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/678508-op-is-a-faggot
>>38652831Discworld's Death's a lot more fleshed out.
>>38652350It's Friday the 13th here in New Zealand. A sign.
>>38652660Like the tall thin guy with a broken caps lock would probably tell you...‘No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…’Or something like that.Life isn't fair, it's just life.Whether it's happy or sad has as much to do with the person as the events that happen.Focus on the parts you treasure still, not what was lost because those parts are still with you as long as you hold on to them
>>38652736It's time to watch Hogfather again, I think. I need that, I think.
>>38652477An overrated author. He is mildly amusing, but to hear most nerd he's the god-king of comedy.
>>38652812Which one? THAT IS NOT MY COW?The entire discworld dead always kind of struck me
>>38652813>Monstrous RegimentEch, I was never a fan.I think that's (one of) the wonderful thing(s) about the Pratchett books though, beyond Night Watch, everyone has different favorites. And no one is really wrong. They're all pretty damn good. Even the bad ones.
I don't have anything clever to say, just fuck. Fuck.
>>38652831Their collaboration was a thing to behold
>>38652694How about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb9NgIciBaU
>>38652350Could get a lilac clothing to wear for 12 of March each year
>>38650927>https://data.archive.moe/board/vg/image/1426/17/1426177913746.pngOverflowing with feels up in here.
>>38652860Sandmans death is allot more LikableI actually haven't gotten around to reading terry pratchett yet, so I have no idea what I'm talking about, but this thread has me itching to get started now.
>>38649163http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31858156It's true anon. It's true.
>>38649163He taught me as much as my father. I'll miss him like a family member.
>>38652831Gaiman himself will tell you he owes a good chunk of his career to Sir Terry.
>>38649163we lost one of the giants today, not just a funny writer but a wise one.“All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE."Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES."So we can believe the big ones?"YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING."They're not the same at all!"YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED."Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point—"MY POINT EXACTLY.”
"I rage at the imminent loss of my friend. And I think, “What would Terry do with this anger?” Then I pick up my pen, and I start to write."Gaiman said it a year ago. What are you writing because of it, /tg/?
>>38652935You should man, you should.I wouldn't recommend starting with The Colour of Magic/Light Fantastic, but they're all pretty good.
>>38652935Get started as soon as you can. Read Discworld. It's worth your time and attention.
>>38652935Sandman's death you want to be friends with/cuddle.Discworld's death you want as a granddad or uncle.>>38652963To quote his blog - >Thirty years and a month ago, a beginning author met a young journalist in a Chinese Restaurant, and the two men became friends, and they wrote a book, and they managed to stay friends despite everything. Last night, the author died.>There was nobody like him. I was fortunate to have written a book with him, when we were younger, which taught me so much.
>>38652963I'd love him to tell me that, but the talk he is giving nearby where I live sold out of tickets before me and my dad learned it was happening.
>>38649753Will do. I still remember the first time I read the carpet people... then I re read it three times. I want to share this with the world.Who is with me?
>>38652882For some reason, the (I think) most well-known of all: Cohen and Io. Kinda accurate too.But yeah, seeing the dead Disc was, not shocking but... made me feel a bit weird.
>>38652581Still crying.But smiling now, too.
I'm not really bothered. Dude got old, it happens.
>>38652831I suspect Neil Gaiman disagrees
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaimanTerry was truly one of us. Filled with anger and vitriol. He just made that anger work for him, instead of letting it consume him.
>>38652971Stupid shit and flippant quotes on the internet.I think I should aim a taste higher.
Am I crazy for being thankful for the fact that at least he left Ankh Morpork less of a shithole than it was?
Gaiman's Death is more often seen from the outside, she's an enigma, a motif in the larger world he created.Pratchett's DEATH actually becomes more personable as the series goes on. You get to know the character inside out.
>>38652971Thanks. I needed this.
>>38653096He left a lot of things a little better than when he arrived.
>>38653005I am. In Belgium and with french versions (which are really really good, by the way), but I am.
Fuck that's really young
>>38649163I don't think I've actually read any of his books.
>>38653096You know, I got the feeling in his later books he was setting up as close as that beautifully honest city could get to a happy ending.Making his creations comfortable and giving them blue skies ahead.Well...polluted, hazy with stench from the river that in summer more slouched than ran through it, but still blue.Blueish.Just... I don't know.Making sure they were all okay for when he had to leave them, I guess.
>>38653128>tfw Gaiman dies and we get fan art of the two Deaths meeting
>>38653224I noticed that too... sort of from Snuff onwards he seemed to be writing Conclusions. Even Judgement Day has a happy ending of sorts.
>>38653092I will not write anything, for I have not the skill. This is the quote from that Gaiman interview:>He will rage, as he leaves, against so many things: stupidity, injustice, human foolishness and shortsightedness, not just the dying of the light. And, hand in hand with the anger, like an angel and a demon walking into the sunset, there is love: for human beings, in all our fallibility; for treasured objects; for stories; and ultimately and in all things, love for human dignity.>http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/24/terry-pratchett-angry-not-jolly-neil-gaimanI think it's better to do one small thing to make the world a less shitty place however you can than try to emulate his chosen art.
>>38653184Didn't they insert a La Grande Vadrouille reference in one of them?>>38653224I think it's more like he wanted to get away from the social status quo that permeates a lot of fantasy settings.The city is a lot different at the end of the series than at the start.
>>38652880literary critics basically consider him to be shakespear's successor. So yeah. He's the god-king of comedy.
>>38653013You know, with the dice and such, that's probably the most /tg/ of all his books.Though I doubt any fa/tg/uy has gotten a 7 on a 6-sided die
>>38653267Huh.That's a bit hyperbolic. Probably not true either.
>>38653267I like (liked...) Terry Pratchett as much as the next guy but literary critics absolutely did not consider him to be shakespear's successor, c'mon now.
>>38652808So we should start reporting the haters?Is that what I'm getting here?Because I'm all for it.
>>38653295Well, with modifiers...
>>38653344Okay, Cohen's modifier was a sword, but it wasn't a +1 sword or anything.
>>38653318>>38653310The man wrote on point political satire disguised as comedy that became incredibly famous within his own lifetime and played a significant role in the formation and transformation of the way we do satire and comedy in the modern novel. Hyperbolic or not, it's an apt title.
>>38653337I don't think that's what we should be doing.I mean, I know this is 4chan, and people are overcome with the compulsive need to hate on things they could otherwise safely ignore, but...I get the feeling that if we start lashing out at haters, we'd be - in some way - letting down Pterry. You know?
>>38653337That was from the era of a bad mod that threw bans for not liking what he liked. He also was guilty of trying force memes, it was believed he posted the Kromgol character sheets as he banned anyone who questioned their veracity due to the rules irregularities and general incomplete nature of them.
>>38653404I swer on me mum "Pterry" sound retarded as heck
>>38653404True enough. We'll let the mods decide it.
6 years ago I had the honour to by absolute chance meet, and know Terry Pratchett through one of my many projects, he joined as a beta tester two days after I signed up as a dev, i had no idea who he really was until a few days after his knighting ceremony, ended up trying some of his books and now have a fairly large collection of his books that i've been slowly reading through since.There is supposedly a nod or two to the project including a bug in the project's cooking system in one of his newer books which spewed massive amounts of potatoes out of the cooking fires at Sir Terry. But my favourite memory of him is not relating to his book, but rather his demonstrations at 60 years old he built himself a forge, in a muddy field, fueled by sheeps dung, and spent much time fossicing small bits of iron from that field, and made himself a shortsword from all those tiny bits.I wish I still had the photos, and I wish I started his books years before meeting him.I'm sure he's in good hands though, he got to meet one of his most popular characters.All the best Terry
>>38653432It's literally just pronounced Terry.
>>38653251Yeah.It's a bittersweet day, anon.Can't help but remember all the joy along with the loss.Can't consider Pratchett without thinking of all those good times in those dusty old novels up on my shelves.Sad as I am, I'm catching myself smiling a hell of a lot.There are worse ways to be remembered all things considered.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnu340_terry-pratchett-choosing-to-die_shortfilmsI cry every time.
>>38653418>the angry man reaction maymayStraight up kill yourself immediately. Your opinion is shit, your taste is shit, everything you do is shit, now and forever, amen. Now die.
>>38652542I'm enjoying this an awful lot. Rereading it is very comforting. Thank you very much.
>>38652762I have all the british ones.Two are variations, but still british.It's great if to order british books in english from german amazon, but with american ones you probably end up with the british covers.I don't even want to know how disgusting the german covers look, the title translations alone make me puke.
>>38653378It turned a roll of 6 into a roll of 7. It is, quite literally, a +1 sword.
>>38653267A quick google search finds nothing of the sort. The closest is Brandon Sanderson, the author of the Mistborne Trilogy doing it.
>>38653261Probably. I can't really tell you... There are lots of references in all the books. The french translator made an awesome work in keeping the.. I don't know, mood? of the Discworld by often re-inventing puns and wordplay that were, as is, untranslatable, and sometimes totally transforming elements because the references Pratchett made would have been un-understandable by french reader, or at least not as fun.Best exemple, in my opinion, is for teh Wee-Free Men. Making them talk with a scottish accent, or in a scottish dialect wouldn't have had the same impact on french readers than it had on english readers. Making them speak picard and translating their name to "Ch'tis Hommes Libres" isn't something all translators would have thought of. Most would probably have translated it to "P'tits Hommes Libres" (closer to "Li'l Free Men") and would have had them simply rolling their r's.
RIP, Pratchett. You were one of my favorite authors, and I can only hope that if there is anything after death, it's kind to you.
>>38652577don't forget he got a sword made out of iron from meteorites to go with the knighthoodhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/when-terry-pratchett-was-knighted-he-forged-his-own-sword-out-of-meteorite-10104321.html
"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"seeing as >>38650214 is on page 9 at the bump limit I'm copying it over
I just hope he remembered to bring his potato.
>>38652077Moot's gone. Nobody else would dare fuck around with boards like he used to.
>>38653656ifyou're interested I might be able to find the posts where he discussed making it although the pictures he posted were long since taken off his web server
>>38653656That's pretty badass.
>>38653725That would be awesome.
>>38653717I miss him so much.And it has only been a few months.
>>38653544He also translated the lyre/liar joke in Soul Music as "de cithare"/"de si tard".
>>38649977Because a bunch of the /tg/ user base cares. I don't see the problem if it's kept to one or two threads. It won't be a recurring issue seeing as this is the only time he'll die. Some things are more important than rules.
>>38653767Also, it would have stayed in one thread if we'd actually gotten a sticky like /lit/ and /co/ did.
>>38653767>Some things are more important than rules.What a Pratchett thing to say.
>>38653780Peter O'Toole didn't get his /tv/ sticky, don't count on them too much.
>>38651917This fucking year, man.
Better he died now than lived long enough for the Alzheimer to completely destroy his mind.
>>38652880You take that the fuck back.
>>38652831Too bad in reality it's the bag, fuckface
>>38653851The truth hurts, doesn't it.
>>38653871>this shitty meme outlived PratchettI hope you're proud of yourself.
>>38653404Eh. There's a difference between "I always thought Pratchett's work was overrated" and "hurr durr fedorashit edgy hurr durr".The former at least *could* be expressing an honest opinion. They're fine. Let 'em argue, if they have arguments. Let 'em opine, if they've opinions.The latter aren't arguing; they're just throwing shit. Rule 3 violation; report, hide, and move on.
>>38653825We lost Robin Williams, we lost Leonard Nimoy, and now we lost Terry Pratchett...Considering the great age of a lot of other celebrities, we're going to be losing a lot of greats in the next years. It's gonna be rough.
>>38653899Yes, which explains why your words just kind of seem to be bouncing off ineffectually.It's like being lightly patted with the world's softest pillow.
"He'd never been keen on heroes. But he realised that he needed them to be there, like forests and mountains... he might never see them, but they filled some sort of hole in his mind. Some sort of hole in everyone's mind."
>>38653310Either you're trolling or you've never read Pratchett. His genius was taking complex ideas - political and philosophical themes, literary references etc - and presenting it in a very accessible writing style (which is also really hard to do and something he honed by working as a journalist and PR guy) It's what fantasy is always meant to be - BIG IDEAS. On his death, he had (IIRC) seven honorary university doctorates in literature (he liked to introduce himself to doctors as "dr dr dr dr... Pratchett") and a knighthood from Her Majesty The Fucking Queen You Gobshite for services to literature. So, greater authorities on the topic than you seem to disagree about whether or not he was a great, important writer. His worst sin in a literary snob's perspective, though one that was largely forgiven by the end of his career, was writing in a genre and daring to blur the lines between popular writing and literature, or perhaps for showing that the distinction was a largely false one.
>>38653749considering all the stuff hes done he was a very humble person for years I had no idea the reason he made the sword, I thought he was just having fun with it.
>>38653902I enjoy both.
>>38653950Wow, the picture even looks like him.
>>38649944Double dubs reveal the true method to honour him to me.I will play this game for the first time. I will try to make it the best game it can be.If I find a party, that is.
>>38653656>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/when-terry-pratchett-was-knighted-he-forged-his-own-sword-out-of-meteorite-10104321.htmlWhomsoever pulleth this sword from the stone shalt have their fanfiction henceforth deemed canon
>>38654002Tell me you live in London.
>>38654026Why did I never think of using this as a reaction image?
>>38653960I enjoy questioning the highbrow/lowbrow distinction as much as the next guy and Pratchett was good at turning astute social and philosophical commentary into solid stories but I doubt there's anybody alive who "literary critics" agree is the successor of fucking Shakespeare. It's way too big a compliment to be given by anyone serious. And Pratchett won't have a tenth of the influence Shakespeare had, come on now.
>>38654056I don't know. It was the first thing I thought of when it was first spoiled.
>>38650171A fine choice, sir. Very fine, indeed.
>>38654071That means nothing to me, because I think that if Shakespeare was born again right now, no one would say he is the new Shakespeare, thats how we praise the past and attack the present authors.Yes, thats an opinion.Besides that, I understand he is no Homer. He is still a goddamned great author, and more, a a great person.
>>38653899Nah, it's a pretty good book.Might hurt if I got hit in the face with it
>>38654071I would tend to agree, but unappreciated as he was by the 'highbrow literary critics (and fuck those pretentious cunts anyway) it would not be unfair to call him the Dickens of the age
>>38654273Except that Pratchett's books are enjoyable to read, and will therefore never be included in an English class curriculum.
Every time I start thinking about picking up one of his books, the fanboys make me reconsider.
>>38654303Join us. It's quite cozy over here, we have tea and everything.
>>38652229I like his non-SoIaF books better.
>>38654303Ignoring the fandom is a vital skill for any connoisseur of popular works.
>>38654222>>38654273I get where you're coming from.But shitting on critics as a whole always struck me as anti-intellectualism. A whole literary tradition doesn't exist just to be smug, even if it may seems so at times.And comparing authors from different era seems a bit nonsensical. It's like calling Bush the Clovis of the modern era. It means nothing because the context is different.
The old man looks up, smiling, through them… And then sees them. For once, the smile on the hooded figure’s skull is genuine."I… I remember you. The anth… ant…"ANTHROPOMORPHIC PERSONIFICATION."That, yes. We knew each other?"ONCE. AND WILL AGAIN. SIR?He so rarely said it, and these feelings… Remembering the young apprentice, and his 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." Those eyes, and he becomes aware.SQUEAK."Quite right. Is it time already? I have much 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."CARRIAGE ACCIDENT. "Ahh. Never much trusted cars. Or horses."THEY GET YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO."Must I?"SOON. BUT WE MAY SIT AWHILE.SQUEAK.DO YOU HAVE ANY BISCUITS?"No, shame really."YES."Is it truly 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 is a monkey…"ORANGUTAN. SAME PRINCIPLE."Yes. Will they. Remember me?"SQUEAK."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 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 he could not remember all of the details, He filled him in when he needed. "Well. Until?"I WILL STAY HERE SIR.They shook hands then, and both sat in a comfortable chair, watching a last sunset together.
>>38654303You are as bad as those who read something because everyone else is reading it, ala Twilight. Dont pick them ever, you'll do us a favour and fuck yourself, which is pretty much what I would like right now. But it's not what Sir Terry would want of me, so pick a book and start. If you don't like the first book go direct to book 4, you can go back anytime, the series change a lot. Most of them doesnt need you to have read other books.
>>38654071>Pratchett won't have a tenth of the influence Shakespeare hadDebatable; we could only really make that comparison centuries after Pratchett's death and even then "influence" is going to be difficult to prove one way or the other. Certainly he's been hugely influential on the face of modern fantasy.But it's safe to say that DURING THEIR RESPECTIVE LIFETIMES Pratchett reached a far wider audience and had far greater success. This isn't entirely fair, true, due to the nature of the times in which they were working. But then, if Pratchett can be said to have unfairly prospered in the comparison due to the more advanced literacy and media consumption, Shakespeare also prospered in standing out by having much less competition relative to Pratchett.
>>38654385I think we are agreeing. Aren't we suposed to disagree?
>>38654222>>38654273Shakespeare's own work was considered lowbrow trash by the /lit/ folks of his day. The equivalent of soap operas or mass-market fantasy paperback today. One notable critic was derided by his fellows for daring to call the plays "works" which implied they were art. Everyone knew "art" was reserved for stuffy books written by people history would forget, not some uneducated playwright and his dirty pun filled stage shows! That Shakespeare comparison doesn't look so far off to me.>>38654298Shakespeare's hilarious if you learn his lingo. The fact that they're so old is kind of a stumbling block, but in their day they were definitely fun.
>>38654303Actually, I once saw a paper on the Discworld fandom by an Australian sociologist (well, it included them among other fan groups like footie fans etc) that was presented at a Discworld convention and Discworld fans are, as fan groups go, balanced and normal. You could do worse if you're judging media based on the surrounding fan communities.
>>38654413>This isn't entirely fair, true, due to the nature of the times in which they were working. But then, if Pratchett can be said to have unfairly prospered in the comparison due to the more advanced literacy and media consumption, Shakespeare also prospered in standing out by having much less competition relative to Pratchett.Thank you, that's a good example of what I was getting at talking about context in >>38654385>>38654435Nah, it's cool that way.
>>38654446EVERYBODY'S work was considered lowbrow trash by the lit crowd of the day. Quality is something that isn't bestowed upon a work until it's author has died and often it largely has to do more with the circumstances of the author's death than the actual quality of the work. Look at David Foster Wallace. Shit but he killed himself so we have to act like every word is sacred.
I knew this day would come sooner rather than later. i just wish it never had. Tell me which audio book of his should i listen too?
>>38654303Judge a work by its own merits. Ignoring something because a few assholes enjoy doing the same thing is no way to live.
>>38649163“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...”― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
>>38654539I mean the sticky.
>>38654564Should have stickied this one:>>38650607
>>38653660Oh you dick.I'm feeling feels now.
>>38654564I wasn't the only one who saw "Thread is now a sticky" message, right?
>>38654579The first one I ever read. how appropriate. thanks anon.
>>38654387damn, this pasta gets me every time.
Okay /tg/, I haven't actually read any of Terry Pratchett's books. But I was aware of his struggle with Alzheimer's through the wider sci-fi/fantasy fan community (including fa/tg/uys) and found myself saddened yet inspired by his journey as he tried to live with the disease as best as he could. My father has early-onset Alzheimer's and, at the age of 56, is pretty much completely gone. It's a fucking cunt of a disease and I admire that Mr. Pratchett was able to fight through it as long as he did.Hug your parents if they're still around.
>>38652808I once got banned for disagreeing with the "Jon Snow is a Targaryen" theory, so sometimes mods can't be trusted..
>>38654510Not necessarily so. Plenty of authors are lauded by literary circles before they die. But you're right in that who's good and who's not usually takes a good century to really shake out. Which is exactly what I was getting at.
A poem from the Reddit megathread about his death, and if you want to be a faggot about the source, then fuck off.>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.
>>38654446The comparison was Pratchett to Dickens.
Thud! Terry Pratchett is dead. Media vita in Mort sumus. He was truly The Last Hero, one of the Small Gods of modern day life's Maskerade. As he goes into The Light Fantastic let us, his brothers and Wyrd Sisters in humanity, remember the Sourcery of his writing - he gave us a glimpse at The Colour of Magic, gave our collective imaginations great Moving Pictures and Interesting Times. Let us not forget the unique Equal Rites of his magical wizards and Witches Abroad. Now, sadly, he is victim to the Thief of Time. He has gone to the Reaper Man, The Last Continent where he listens to the Soul Music. By Jingo! The Truth he was one of the world's Lords and Ladies of talent and deserves to be laid for his mortal Night Watch like royalty, in the Pyramids.You might feel right now that you're not up to Snuff. Like you have Feet of Clay in the wake of this news, or maybe you feel like you're Going Postal. You might feel like calling Guards! Guards! at this terrible Theatre of Cruelty or like Faust Eric, cruelly tricked by the awful bargain of fate. Try to remember the great things Terry Pratchett brought into out lives and that each of us is just a small part of The Sea and Little Fishes. Try to keep on Making Money and Raising Steam -- humanity is a Monstrous Regiment, for sure, and though we may have suffered a loss today (all of us, from the famous to the unseen labourers and Unseen Academicals) the warmth and laughter that Terry Pratchett created will continue long after him. It does no good to worry about Death and What Comes Next. Pick yourself up and remember - Carpe Jugulum!
>>38654648>I once got banned for disagreeing with the "Jon Snow is a Targaryen" theoryYou had it coming.
>>38649163https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAqCbOJc6RUI was on the fence about Raising Steam, but now I guess I'll buy it.
>>38654697Well, the second one was. And yeah, Dickens is a good pick.
>>38654684>a shitty poem from RedditLiterally leave 4chan right now please.
>>38652736Fun fact: the crowd scenes had Discworld fans as extras! I was in Colour of Magic as one of the Star People and Going Postal as well.
>>38654446That thing about Shakespear's language, it's greatMuch Ado About Nothingand this exchangeHamlet: Lady, shall I lie in your lap?Ophelia: No, my lord.Hamlet: I mean, my head upon your lap?Ophelia: Aye, my lord.Hamlet: Do you think I meant country matters?Ophelia: I think nothing, my lordHamlet:That’s a fair thought to lie between maids' legs.Ophelia: What is, my lord?Hamlet: Nothing.Get so much better when you know "Nothing" means pussy Hell, even Rowling uses the language drift (Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure)
>>38654711It was pretty good. A bit shorter than I expected.
>>38654742It's not the "nothing" part of that which means vagina, it's "country" - "cunt-ry" matters.
>>38651505Go away Matt. You're being disrespectful
>>38649245Honour his deeds in death as we celebrated them in life.
>>38654737I wish there was some way to prove, or that I could ask you to prove, but fuck it.I want to believe, and faith has a power all of its own
>>38654796You're retarded. Like yeah, it's cuntry, but anon is also right and you apparently didn't second guess yourself for one even tiny fraction of a moment before making a 'nuh-uh' post.You must be one arrogant shitheel IRL.
>>38654387holy fuck, tears are actually welling up
>>38649163Stat.. Granny Weatherwax
Does this mean I can pirate his books without feeling bad?
>>38654796It's both.Much Ado About PussyAnd the entire thing after country.And given that this is now a sticky, I'll say that I'll post the Soul Music film in all its shittily-animated glory in about 3 hours when it's finished uploading
>>38654811Here I am again, in the hat. This was in Hungary in the summer. Shit was HOT. (Keep an eye out in the scenes where Moist is going to the gallows, the scene where the race begins and the scene with the big scrying orb.)
Now, who will Stephen Baxter doom next?
>>38654873You can pirate and still feel bad, you know.Except in cases like VTM:Bloodlines, I guess.
>>38654879the animation is poor but the voice acting isnt.
>>38654796In any given shakespeare dialogue half the words can safely be assumed to be a reference to lady parts.
>>38654910I don't get it.
>>38654811>>38654909And this is taken during one of the rehearsals; note me in the left there. The Going Postal shooting had fewer fan extras since they moved filming to Hungary for budgetary reasons, so half the extras were Hungarian. They actually just told the English speaking fans what to do and then had the Hungarians figure it out from watching us.
>>38654303most fans are about the discworld series but his other books are good too, Terry once told me he'd never write another book as good as Nation
>>38654941or dicks. he liked a good dick joke as well
>>38654796No, the "nothing" references vaginas.Because, in that context, if there's "nothing" between the legs, that specifically means no penis. And if there's no penis, then there's a vagina.
>>38654976Woops, good job anon, forgetting to attach the picture.
>>38654909I find it hard to watch going postal seriously because it's Jeff, the man with two legs.
>>38654943Go take a look at the list of authors Stephen Baxter has collaborated with. Then check when those books came out.
>>38654981Everyone fucking loved dick jokes back then, the Internet just doesn't compare.>>38654980I'll have to reread it first.
Here's something directly relevant to both /tg/ and Discworld that I found a while ago: http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=37887.0I thought some of you anons might enjoy it..
>>38655003Is the black guy supposed to be Nobby or Visit?
>>38655003Angua off to the side thereI wonder if that Watch TV series will ever happen
>>38655011I know, I loved Coupling and half the funny was sucked out when Richard Coyle left. He's a good actor though, just kind of doesn't get good roles very often. Remember when he was in the Prince of Persia movie? Ech..
>>38655046Isn't Nobby short?
>>38655046Nobby was in Hogfather and I saw that onemight be Visit.
>>38654980Nation was very much written after Pratchet knew he was going.
>>38655065>>38655046Visit was in Hogfather too. He was the guy with Nobby in the department store.
>>38655046Visit, I believe. This is my hat now. You can't make me give it back.
>>38655059I seriously hope not. Remember Mr. Pump in Going Postal? Now imagine the Dragon, Errol, Dorfl, the island of Lesp, and all the gargoyles being done with the same quality and care, because it'd be a BBC serial.
>>38654981That would be the other half.
>>38654298Never underestimate the power of English teachers to ruin a perfectly good book.
>still no City Watch TV show
>>38655124The Watch series wouldn't be an adaptation of the books, and the characters from the books would probably largely be cameos.
>>38655124Be fair, Going Postal was done by an independent film company and financed primarily by Sky, not the BBC.
>>38654980You almost never see people mention The Dark Side of the Sun, with reference to his other books, despite the fact that it was excellent. That his most obscure works (such as that, Strata and the Carpet People) are still very readable is a testimony to Pratchett's skill.
>>38649163First Gary, now him.I don't want to live in a world without all the writers that made our adventuerers possible in the first place!
>>38655124Radio plays are the best medium for Pratchett works, anyway.
>>38655139I'm sure now that he's dead, this will start to be more and more relevant.They don't do this kind of shit until the author isn't around anymore to call them out on it.
>>38655027I sure do.
>>38655059They fucked Angua up so hard in that movie. She was being so brutally unsubtle about being a werewolf, and they even got her werewolf form wrong.
>>38655229It happens, slowly but surely.We're getting old...In a few years no one who saw WWII will be alive!
>>38655154They're supposed to be focused around the Watch though. It's not like they'll just focus Constable Ping and Constable Visit-The-Ungodly, with occasional appearances by Detritus and Littlebottom as cases go up the ladder. I mean, that'd be like Law and Order without having any prosecutors or judges.
>>38653086>"Do not underestimate this anger. This anger was the engine that powered Good Omens.”I would have shit my pants.
>>38655139Truly English teachers are the greatest enemies of getting people to read.
>>38655245Discworld books' subtexts are usually pretty clear though.There's an obvious will to examine serious themes in them.
>>38655286I work in a retirement community.It's sad to watch them go one by one.
>>38655124Actually no.I assume he was pretty shit though, because I remember Nobby in the Hogfather, for example
>>38655179Strata is a cool Pratchett riff on Larrry Niven, instead of a ringworld they find a flatworld.
Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Though wise men at their end know dark is right,Because their words had forked no lightning theyDo not go gentle into that good night.Good men, the last wave by, crying how brightTheir frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,Do not go gentle into that good night.Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sightBlind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,Rage, rage against the dying of the light.And you, my father, there on the sad height,Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.Do not go gentle into that good night.Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
FUCKI AM LITERALLY CRYING RIGHT NOWFUCK
>>38654711It is a good book. Some people say the characterization is a tad off, but it did not bother me
Here's a screencap of the original pasta.
>>38655356He was a man in a rubber suit.
What Gaiman thinks:Terry Pratchett is not a jolly old elf at all. Not even close. He’s so much more than that. As Terry walks into the darkness much too soon, I find myself raging too: at the injustice that deprives us of – what? Another 20 or 30 books? Another shelf-full of ideas and glorious phrases and old friends and new, of stories in which people do what they really do best, which is use their heads to get themselves out of the trouble they got into by not thinking? Another book or two of journalism and agitprop? But truly, the loss of these things does not anger me as it should. It saddens me, but I, who have seen some of them being built close-up, understand that any Terry Pratchett book is a small miracle, and we already have more than might be reasonable, and it does not behoove any of us to be greedy.I rage at the imminent loss of my friend. And I think, “What would Terry do with this anger?” Then I pick up my pen, and I start to write.
>>38655687Seen this posted several times.Not sure what pissed Pratchett off the most in tne real world though.
>>38655687Didn't terry already announce he was going to stop writing anyway?
For Terry, /tg/.
>>38653660Don't do this to me. I've just stopped crying I can't start all over again.
>>38655731I'm watching that as well.Going to re-read all of the Discworld books too.
>>38649163Nothing like this sort of news in the morning to leave you despondent for the rest of the day.I'll start a read of all Discworld this evening.Rest in peace, Sir Terry.
>>38655732>>38653660The last thing Ridcully would do is let himself go all old and Windle Poons. If he realized that was happening he'd go back to his estate and spend his final days hunting. And Unseen University would make sure they tossed someone else up into the high seat, probably Ponder Stibbons, so that they don't go back to the days of Dead Man's Pointy Shoes.
>>38655728Well again, according to Gaiman:Terry looked at me. He said: “Do not underestimate this anger. This anger was the engine that powered Good Omens.” I thought of the driven way that Terry wrote, and of the way that he drove the rest of us with him, and I knew that he was right.And that anger, it seems to me, is about Terry’s underlying sense of what is fair and what is not. It is that sense of fairness that underlies Terry’s work and his writing.He will rage, as he leaves, against so many things: stupidity, injustice, human foolishness and shortsightedness, not just the dying of the light. And, hand in hand with the anger, like an angel and a demon walking into the sunset, there is love: for human beings, in all our fallibility; for treasured objects; for stories; and ultimately and in all things, love for human dignity.
>>38649163Farewell, thank you very much for everything.
I tried to reread his books today. I stated with my old favorite, Thud!.It hurts too much, /tg/. I don't want him to be gone.
>>38655728Getting Altzheimer's That should be a joke, or some kind of exaggeration. But it's not. It's not even black humour. He could literally feel his mind going and there was nothing he could do to stop it. Ah fuck. Goddammit
>>38655804I feel this. I thought about rereading some, but I know that all I would be able to think about is-"AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER."Terry took Death's arm and followed him through the doors an on to the black desert under the endless night.The end.*SOB*I would just cry myself to sleep instead.
>>38654387Every damn time.
>>38655826There really isnt a worse feel than watching someone who shaped your youth and that you respect and adore being consumed by that which you fear the most.
>>38655787Read it again.That's Ponder, and he was given the hat by Ridcully.
>>38654561"No one remembers the minstrel, but his song is never forgotten..."Fuck I teared up at this.
I'm past sadness, on that gray verge between shock, anger and despair at things that didn't happen and won't. I feel hollow. If I would sadden, then only in time. That clarity which I feel now, by itself is more terrible in magnitude and shade than all the sadness would be.
>>38653660I wonder how did Death react to finally meeting Rincewind on time.
>>38650037Support this fully
First Nemoy now Pratchett. Fuck, getting old is hard enough without losing your icons
>Oh boy what a nice birthday this is going to be, let's check out if there's anything cool on the /tg/>Fuck
>>38649163And now this shitty world has even less going for it than it did yesterday. Fuck.
oh god I can't stop cryingwhy can't this be not true
>>38654387Fuck you and Binky you rode in on.
>>38654387I need a hug...
Opened my copy of Men at Arms, this was the first page.
I have a feeling that /tg/ is the last decent place on 4chanCan any veterans tell me how bad it's gotten when compared to other boards?
>>38655003... Is this Mr D posting?Mr D with the double hat?
Pratchet-inspired poem from years ago:Music's not for picturespainted lightly by an artist bristling with an imageat the end of a scintillating visitto a place where's history's beenfor him to imagine the kinds of memories.I've SEEN it, up there on that goddamn stageand I've TRIED, night after night to squeeze itfrom a greasy tube in an action that I laughably call remembering.But what happens up therethat's recollecting all the pieces.Your mother will tell you when you're learning the alphabet's thesis that a book can transport you places, that reading is... magicand a way to save the date on some shit that's tragicor perhaps a bit nostalgic, but this? No. No, this is not what you want it to be.But there IS wizardry, and if you don't believe me, listen to the snarl of that violin,LISTEN! to it scream an Arabic curse at that beat that started in Jerusalem.LISTEN! to it snap at the pretty Jewish girl, whose strings are a bedlam with the classics of a heartWhose mother never heard it spend more than a month in a casket whispering apologies in the dark.LISTEN! to it shredding a hole in front of your eyes! And it's there!THERE, pounding into your soul with the hum of a history that's been carried too long,ripping you to a time to stare at the gouges your fingers leave in the chair as you are sucked into the song,to taste the sands of a place where history's never left the moment it came upon!
>>38656186Cross it out and correct it.;_;
>>38656217/tg/ is so far up its own ass it can't see the sun anymore. 4chan was never meant to be "decent" in the first place.
>>38656254MAGIC! from the charms of a pipe played with serpent's fingers along a palace wall,crackling with a light we might call fantastic were it not for the friction we feel flowing down our arms,or the screaming of flight or the likes of meaning rising from the mistake of a massacre that's beyond recall!HISTORY! that questions the glow on a face tracked with tears and stains of smiling,a boy, dancing in the hands of an old man whose white hairs are stapled with memories of better timingon the base that built an hour in a lifetime between the frets of maple and the cinders of scribbled binders.A story- that rumbles from your stomach like a prehistoric reminderthat brings you to the temple of god in its hungerthat peals the air in its wonderthat asks you to clap when it’s over
>>38656217Depends what you mean.there's a lot of raging about off-topic threads, some of it even justified, and the occasional shitposting about muh SJWs ruining our hobby.
>>38656258Don't.“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...”― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
>>38656217It's pretty bad out there, but frankly it reflects the state of the industry the boards themselves cover.A good example being /v/. I'm pretty sure I don't even have to explain why.
>>38656260Shush you. I'd say no tears, but that'd be a lie.
>>38656304And Sir Terry was a tidal wave. His books will live on.
>>38656312I stopped browsing /v/ only last year. At least 3 years overdue imo.
>>38651361>>38651419You glorius bastards, I was standing in the rain moment ago and now I'm laughing.Thank you.
>>38656260Man you have no idea how bad the rest of the boards have it. I used to frequent quite a broad range of boards and found myself browsing less and less after each year until I only come here occasionally. I showed up on /lit/ so that I'd see what they'd have to say about Pratchett and man isn't their thread awful. At least here at /tg/ I can truly feel feels.
>>38656217/tg/ is shitHalf the gamegroups fall apart in less than a week, quest threads are popping up more and more, less and less people actually play Warhammer, and MtG has never been more shit
>>38655864Those fucking twits holy shitI was managing to hold up the tears until I read them
Fuuuck, never read his stuff but I always meant to get around to it. Putting in an order on amazon right now.RIP you gloriously bearded motherfucker.
>>38649163Nope, holy shit. It happened. Fuck, I only just finished reading Raising Steam. Was that his last?
>>38656246No, tall guy in the black hat on the left
>>38649163You know, even though he said he wanted to choose his time of death, I am thankful that it never came to that, that he never had to end himself. I'm not much of a religious man, and neither was he, but that's one small blessing right there.
Goodnight, sweet prince. Your legacy will never be forgotten
Hm. This is an odd sensation for me.I've never read a single book by Sir Terry. Never in my life. But I just keep seeing the man's work, everywhere. TVTropes, this board, /lit/ occasionally, even fucking references in Plague Inc.And now he's gone. Just sort of... poof, y'know. No longer around. This man that has had some degree of indirect influence over me is just dead.Weird to think about.
>Leonard Nimoy>Terry Pratchett2015 a shit
>>38653532Except Sanderson can't write good dialogue. Its cringeworthy as best.
>>38656221This means Terry will never truly die, as long as we remember him and his legacy. Also how would fluff the "New Watch", some of the same faces and some new ones too [these include Lance-Constable Brick, Sergeant Pessimal and Lance-Corporal Vimes (Jr)], but some of the older ones have gone...
>>38649245As soon as I learned about his death, I made a joke about it. It even was in ALL CAPS, too bad it didn't had pune, or play on words, in it.
Noli Timere Messorem. May he find peace in whatever comes after.
>>38656594Me and a colleague were talking about it as we were walking to the pub after work this evening."Well, at least he died surrounded by his family...""Each one of them holding a syringe...""Literally smothered in love."
>>38652542>>38652542Shit, the First Hero ewas my first Diskworld Novel. I remember finding it in the school Library, liking the senile old warrior on the cover and getting it out. And thus began my love of Diskworld.
May his soul be bundled in the bundle of life, and he be judged in favor.
>>38656644Are you from south east england
>>38656535You totally should read one of his books some day.
>>38656260>/tg/ is so far up its own ass it can't see the sun anymore.It's what bothers me most about this board.
>>38655956Death stands over Rincewind's deathbed, looking down at him.Rincewind lets out a long sigh. "Oh, I guess it's finally time, then. It's been a good run, I suppose. No regrets. Except maybe not finishing that last bowl of mashers."YOU KNOW, I STILL CANNOT TELL. THIS THING KEEPS TURNING ITSELF OVER OR FLOWING BACKWARDS. EVEN NOW, THERE IS ONE SINGLE GRAIN IN THE TOP PART THAT SIMPLY REFUSES TO MOVE."Oh. Well, in that case, I suppose I'll be off again! Ta-ta!"And just like that, Rincewind jumps out of bed and rushes out the door of his old cottage.Death looks down at the body and finally cuts the cord attaching it to the fast-moving man, who fades quickly into the distance.WELL, THAT WENT ABOUT AS WELL AS I EXPECTED. NOW I JUST HAVE TO FIND HIM. AGAIN.
>>38656550Next up on the Chopping Block, 2015!George TakeiRobert StackpoleJeff BridgesMeryl StreepMichael CaineOrson Scott Card And finally, George R.R Martin.Their sands are running out, this 2015.
>>38656550I gave up alcohol for Lent.I am now half way down one of those big bottles of shitty Famous Grouse. I don't even like the stuff.With the death of T. Pritchett and Spock I think I should have given up smiling for Lent.
>>38656713Gilbert Gottfried too.
For anyone who dares to call this thread off-topic:It was stickied. That's how important Terry Pratchett is to this board. Thank you, based mod.Goodbye, sweet prince.
My first introduction to Terry Pratchett was through the Discworld game on the original Playstation. I fell in love with the characters and the world instantly and then sought out the books to read.My library didn't have a bunch of his books so the first book I read was Equal Rights, which wasn't my favorite book of his but it still stands out as the first book of his I read. Second was Small Gods which too this day is my favorite, and from there I continued one.My favorite story about Sir Pratchett though is not any of his books, but rather the man himself was interesting.For instance when he was Knighted he decided that it was within his right to forge his own sword. So he went out and learned how to manage a forge and gathered some meteorite to put into the sword he forged.Sir Pratchett taught me a lot about the world, he taught me not to look at it in the standard way. But also to appreciate how ridiculous and beautiful everything could be.Thank you for all the years Sir Pratchett, it looks like Rincewind's absurd hourglass has finally lost its last grain of sand.
>>38655124Get the Jim Henson company on it.Can you imagine Farscape tier animatronics combined with the Discworld?
>>38656573Young Vimes isn't going to be a guard. For one, his father's shadow would always loom over him. And Vimes knows what it is to be a guard too well to put his son in that place, and Sybil knows it too.Looks like he could end up being a natural philosopher of note. He's got a shitton of money, a country estate and an inquisitive mind to poke at the world. And might well discover something that turns the world on it's head.
>>>/co/70207097This dude predicted how it would happen.
>>38656697I should.I need to read again. I remember when I did. Weekly trips to the library. Going home, snuggling up, reading. God, I was so happy then.Now I don't. I can't remember the last time I read something non-technical. I just work, go home, play DOTA, play D&D, sleep, repeat. Maybe drink with friends in there occasionally.
Is there anything special going on when a Knight die?
>>38656713>George TakeiOh no, who will hire interns to repost shit on facebook when he's gone?Oh, wait, maybe he did something else in the last twen-No, looks like he's just been riding the trek fame road for the last few decades.
>>38656781It was stickied because a bunch of people kept making these threads instead of checking the catalog.Also, Mods=fags.
It's sad to see him finally go.On the brighter side he's put out so much material that mourning him properly will take a lifetime.Hopefully he and Douglas Adams are having a fistfight in author heaven.
Terry Pratchett has always been an inspiration of every piece of fiction I've made. Every RPG, every story, every character. There is something uniquely captivating about his ability to make things profoundly entertaining, and full of meaning and weight at the same time. I will miss you, Sir Terry. May your walk with Death be a pleasant one, and your memory live long and fully.
>>38656867Naw, they are probably writing a novel for all of us to read in the afterlife.
>>38656001Deaths of famous people come in three's.Who's next?
>>38656816Stan will live forever. He keeps draining life force from other comicbook writers, just look at Frank Miller.
>>38656711I can see that happening.
>>38656934It'll be a radio show.
>>38656807Had this too. One day I just realized that I hadn't touched a book for enjoyment in the last 2 years. After going to the libary and just spending my evenings with my books for a week or so I noticed that I was happier than one could image
>>38656821Not usually.In this case I would suggest a cairn, trilith doorway, sarcophagus and the ceremonial breaking of his sword so he can take it with him.
>>38649245get into small groups with 3 sticks a chickens egg and 4cc of mouse blood to find how the guys doing there
I'm crying. But it is a good kind of crying. Terry's books will live on, he has left quite the legacy. Tomorrow I'm going to go to the local used book joint and buy a bunch of "starter" Pratchett books, and leave them around campus for people to find.
>>38656934>enter the afterlife>Sir Terry and Douglas greet you with a book to read>Sir David eagerly shows you the most glorious fauna the universe has to offer>Christopher Lee is waiting when you come back, with his version of The Hobbit ready to play
>>38656807You totally should read one of his books today.
>>386569371) /tv/ - Leonard Nimoy2) /lit/&/tg/ - Terry Pratchett3) /co/ - Frank Miller
Fuckssake, this makes me so sad. The Bromeliad is one of the first things I can recall reading. The world seems a little less colorful now.The worst part is realizing I've lost touch with any friends geeky enough to share my feels.
>>38657015Don't forget Tolkien, Lewis, Jordan and the others.Also, damn you for reminding me that we'll be losing Sir David and Christopher Lee soon. Why is everyone who is good in this world so close to death?
>>38657005That's a bit stupid, anon.
>>38649245I'm up to The Truth in my Marathon sofar.
>>38656986>anons from /tg/ summon Death to ask about Terry>OH, HE'S FINE. NOW, WOULD YOU MIND? WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF PLAYING VIDEO GAMES
>>38656867Fight of the century. Though Adams would probably win, being two metres tall and a former bouncer.
>>38657083Also has a sticky.
>>38657069Doesn't have a motherfucking meteor sword though.
>>38657097was actually the first board to have one.
>>38649163>terry pratchett is killholy shit, god damn it.
>>38657069>former bouncerThat doesn't mean much. R.A. Salvatore was also a former bouncer.
>>38657098And don't forget Terry's an honorary girlscout
Tell me /tg/, for celebration's sake, what has Terry Pratchett contributed to the fantasy genre?
>>38656550It's rough, but both men had been ill for some time, with diseases that cause long, inexorable declines before finally letting them go. Whether you believe in an afterlife or not, it's better for them now.
>>38657170I...I don't remember.
>>38657170A load of quality material and a way of looking at things of the sort we need more of.
>>38657170Seventy books over the course of thirty years, which have led quite directly to more widespread and literary acceptance of fantasy.
>>38657024If things continue at this rate, this year is gonna be a tragedy.Now excuse me, I'm off to pay my respects by reading some of Terry's books.
>>38657039We're still here.My parents read the Bromeliad after I brought it home. They loved the fuck out of it.But I thought Strata was a little better, just for that Sir Pterry view of (human) life, the universe, and everything.
>>38657199if you can't remember thats just proof of how integrated he is into youcherish it
>>38657024He's gone from looking like batista's dad to looking like Tom baker's skeleton
>>38657170A satirical approach to fantasy that graduated into a focus on a fantastical world based on the writer's view of human nature, rather than on "achieving a fantasy spectacle", while still remaining humorous, fantastic, and internally consistent.Also, Narrative Causality.
>>38657063I wouldn't knock it. Gygax is probably still putting the finishing touches on his campaign, now that he knows who the players will be.
>>38656867>If the greatest and the finest>Have already died>Why not simply join them>On the other sideI still love this song.Does anybody know, did Terry write Discworld vidya, by the way? I remember Noir being really unique for Discworld.
>>38657331Who will be in Gygax's Campaign?
>>38655680And when a dozen golems were in one shot you could see they were all cast from the same mould, with identical cracks.
Now I will not be able to read the books about Death without crying for a good while. 2015 truly is a shit year.
>Head over to /lit/ to see what they're saying.I remember why I don't go to that board anymore. The pretentiousness is real.
>>38657015 You made me think David Attenbrough was dead you cunt.
>>38652363I beg to differ. I haven't read any of the discworld novels yet. But many people recommended them to me, and the passing away of an author that has influenced such a large amount of people across all continents is always a sad thing. I suppose it's finally time to pick up some of his works.
>>38657486Discworld is generally great, although Terry has other works which are standalone or form short stories. If you're already at all familiar with Neil Gaiman you may want to start with Good Omens, which they wrote in collaboration.
>>38657063Pratchett was a massive supporter of videogames actually, as well as ones that tried to push the narrative boundary. He loved Half Life, and especially Thief. There's forum posts of him asking after good Thief fan campaigns. He was a massive supporter of moddable games too. If I could ever find it, I have thirty solid minutes of him talking about the roleplaying adventures he got up to in TES, and constant praise for the ability of people to mod games. He wrote some stuff for a few mods. Plus his daughter was a writer for a bunch of studios.The guy was as clever in real life as he was in books, how he wrote is exactly how he talked, and it's a rare person that can do that.RIP Terry Pratchett, he was a huge inspiration.
>>38657474I had to look him up. I guess it's a britbong thing.
>>38657543>how he wrote is exactly how he talkedDoes that mean he could speak in footnotes?
>>38657543Didn't he also write a bunch of lines for that one Oblivion/Skyrim companion mod?
>>38657543>Pratchett was a massive supporter of videogames actuallyThat's the joke
>>38657576Surprisingly, yes.Pratchett also forged his own sword out of meteorite iron. Best guy.
>>38657576He was fond of asides, so basically yeah.
>>38657556 You might not know him, but you know his voice.
>>38657613I'll have to look it up when I get my headphones back.Thanks for the suggestion.
>>38657650Pretend you're doing a documentary on your own post and describing your own actions in detail, that old man voice you put on is his voice.
>>38657024>3) /co/ - Frank MillerThe difference is that /co/ would fucking cheer if Miller kicked the bucket.No. if a respected comics figure is going to die it'll be someone like Alan Moore, Steve Ditko, or Jim Steranko.
>>38656258The only book of his I have in this house.My camera is a potato
>>38657687The funny thing is /co/ pretends to hate Moore because "comics were a mistake" but they'll cry bitch tears if he actually die.
>>38657576He tapped his feet in morse code while he talked. Very impressive in action, although of course generally wasted when he wasn't being recorded since you couldn't really focus on both at once.
I smiled when I got the news. He got what he wanted, to die in bed, surrounded by his family and cats. I just hope it was painless.
>>38655555>quints of 5 You literally put Pratchett into heaven with that shit. He was going to hell and the force of your Quints-of-Five put him in heaven.
>>38657746Same here. After all he went through, after all the debate over assisted suicide, in the end he didn't need any of it. He got to go quietly and peacefully.
>>38657733Moore's an asshole, but he did a lot for the industry.
>>38649163I just heard it from my friend at the FLGS.Terry was a huge influence on my middle school years, and I think that running through his books really sustained my interest in fantasy long enough to get involved with my first D&D game.I want to pull out a reference, but I'm sure everybody else who managed to post here before me collectively got all the good ones already. May he rest in peace.
>>38657589Which one?The matter of life and death here.>>38657543Does anybody know if he wrote the Discworld games.They were really good. Especially Discworld Noir.I still remember how fun they were.
>>38657848God, he looks awful. Cancer or something?
>>38657098Meteor sword < Supernova Bomb
>>38657024Dude /lit/ doesn't read books. They're too busy telling each other how much novels suck dick and yelling about women.
>>38657829He was a co-writer and helped advise them.Shit, I hope the Watch TV series goes through and is anywhere decent now.
>>38657746I've seen people I know and love die slow in hospital, anchored to this world with wires and tubes. I am glad he didn't go like that.
>>38657768Why would he be going to hell? I can't even think of any reason.I guess he took lots of my valuable time? That's the only thing I can think of.His quints ARE awesome, though.
>>38652482This was mine as well.I almost feel bad for not really feeling bad, as well. I guess I kind of gradually got used to the idea that he would die soon when I first heard about his disease.
>>38657848He looks like Wojak in the right shot.
>>38657880I mean, he was an atheist. That's still grounds where I come from for not going to heaven.
I was in a cafe today when I saw the news.I nearly cried in front of anyone, could feel myself visably upset.Sat through two sessions of coffee with two different people supressing my sorrow.Start reading this thread. Tears everywhere.Thank you /tg/, from the bottom of my heart. It's not often 4chan makes by life unquestionably better, but today was that day.
What country are you from? I'm interested in how many people in different countries read his books.I'm a slav. Russian, to be exact.And I still haven't actually read his books in original, besides Science of Discworld, I should really do it sometime soon.Fans here are really passionate. Almost all of his books are translated.
Oddly enough I've never cared much about celebrities dying and even though the recent Charlie events did shake me a bit (what with being French and all) this is the first time I feel genuinely sad. Sad as in actually, literally crying like a little bitch. Fuck this shit year, seriously.
>>38657807Well, that's the official story. Given that assisted suicide is still illegal in the UK I'm going to quietly suspect he did go his own way, they're just not going to say that because it would be godawful to say he died alone without his family there but they'd technically be liable for assisting suicide if they admitted being present.
>>38657943anon its alright, we all were influenced by this great man, even we understand when its not ok to derail shit and just need to let it happen.
>>38657922A good point.But isn't it more like Purgatory?Well, if it exists, I mean... I think the Purgatory might have been Dante's invention, but I'm not sure.
>>38657922Yeah, well. I'd rather be in Pterry's company in a place called "Hell" than in a place called "Heaven" that lacked it.
>>38657966If you think the books are still funny when translated you're in for a treat when you read the original ones.
>>38657966USAHad to import over half of them to get the versions where he actually got a cut of the sale.That reminds me I gotta order book 3 of monster blood tattoo.
>>38657966Dutchie here, the translated versions are pretty good here. Still better to read the originals.
>>38657386>Douglas Adams>Terry Pratchett>Leonard Nimoy>JRR Tolkien
>>38649163GOOD FUCKING RIDDANCE
>>38657922Then your God is not good or right or just.I'm a devout and practicing Catholic and I believe that God know the worth of a person better than that.And if doesn't then he is not my God.
>>38657966New Zealand. Not as popular as Tolkien, but I loved them regardless. Have a fair collection beside my bed as well.
>>38657966Australia. Some really shit news to wake up to, I can tell you that. Fuck, it's too early for it to be raining like this.
>>38658035/lit/ go back to your containment board, you arn't wanted here.
>>38658012this.If anybody out there is enough of a prissy cunt to screw someone like Terry over for not being his cheerleader, then I honestly don't want their company
>>38657966Germany.I have two .pdfs with all the missing puns and plain errors in our translation.One edition of our version of The Colour of Magic has a motherfucking soup commercial in the middle.
>>38658039This. So much this.
>>38657943Somehow seeing a sticky on /lit/, /co/ and /tg/ at the same time makes me feel a little less sad because I know all of these boards are feeling with me. Fuck I'm crying repeatedly, this is the first time I ever cry for some shit like this.
>>38658001It's limbo, actually, that virtuous pagans go to.
>>38655328This. Goes with German/Spanish/Italian/whatever, respectively. The one thing that most people enjoy so much about literature is its subjectivity. Every novel, every drama, every poem means something different to different people. It makes your imagination go rampant, it makes your mind enjoy itself, it makes you discover things about yourself, the state of the world and a myriad of matters in an entirely subjective way. And teachers turn this into a fucking chore. It's interesting to see that most native English speakers I know told me that they hated Shakespeare when they HAD to read him back in school, but when they came back to him a few years later, with their own perspective on things, they enjoyed him. Same goes for Germans and Goethe/Schiller, and other great authors in their respective languages.
>>38657966France reporting in. As said above the translation is pretty cool for us too."Nobby" becomes "Chicard".Post your own translated names.
>>38657966murrican here, guys pretty famous here in actuality.
>>38658069>One edition of our version of The Colour of Magic has a motherfucking soup commercial in the middle.wh-what?
>>38657063Dear gods, imagine if Death had access to the internet on the Discworld. It would be Reaper Man all over again, except this time, instead of Death's imminent "retirement" by Auditors, he'd be too enthralled by cat videos on YouTube to do his job
Crappiest thursday so far this year.Thanks for the laughs, mindtwists, inspiration and raw entertainment.
>>38657966Irish, where he's pretty popular due to how accessable prints fromt he UK are.I need to read the last two. It's going to be so sad, but I owe him it.
>>38658095Death is the greatest professional there is, and he can be in many places at once.
>>38658013They were still funny. And I would say, fairly well translated, as far as not being intrusive goes. I'm not sure about specifics.And of course it's better to read them in original, it always is. But I only learnt English after I already finished my Prachett-binge, and I'm kinda scared to start a new one.Ironically, I think I actually experienced such a big burnout from reading ALL the Discworld books in a row, sometimes spending the whole day just reading and not being able to stop, that my reading habits haven't recovered ever since. I actually read a lot less now.I'm not angry at him for that. Also, I still love to read.
“THERE IS NO JUSTICE," said Death "JUST ME.”
Sounds like he went peacefully. That's nice, at least.
>>38658082Italian translation mantains nearly everything, except for Rincewind (Scuotivento) and Carrot (Carota) which are quite literal translation and do not sound so bad
>>38657024/lit/ doesn't care about Terry Pratchett since he hasn't written anything about how glorious Stalin was.
>>38658019>monster blood tattooholy shit people other than me read that?
>>38657170a captivating universe that sings for him, poking fun at the silly ways of mankind, mixing satire and fantasy into something new.
>>38657966Another Russian reporting in. I was mostly reading the original versions lately. Some of the official translations are okay, but I distrust local translators on a whole, they really gone downhill recently
>>38658093I shit you not. It even references Rincewind. Saw it with my own two eyes.It seems to be mentioned in an article on the Discworld wiki, but the site is down right now.http://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Heyne
My first Pratchett book was actually Good Omens. It influenced my view of religion and life more than anything else. And I lived through balkans war....
>>38658197The part that I loved was how he just took all these fantasy cliches and managed to turn them into a world that worked.
>>38657966UK here, so no points for distance.On the other hand I can't remember the last bookshop that didn't have at least one of his books, not even the ones at service stations
>>38657966canada, although hes not as popular here as he should be, the ones that do like him are pretty gung-ho about it
>>38658082Nobbs becomes Schnobbs in Russian edition.I think it actually sound a little better. It gives... associations with exactly the type of person Nobbs is for everyone who reads it.I... think it's probably beThe others... Can't even think of anything right now.
>>38658229He did elves more originally than /tg/ has ever done them.
>>38658187Well the City Watch books feature a machiavellian dictator as a "good guy".
>>38658149He also can choose to not be in many places at once, and then everyone have to go and search him again.
>>38657966Brazil. Found out about him when I was 20, went after the translated books, gave up because the translation was terrible (and even if I hadn't given up, to this day there are only half a dozen translated books).Three years later, I picked it up again thanks to a friend who lent me a copy of The Colour of Magic he had bought when travelling through britland.
>>38657966Canadian, eh! Thankfully my local bookstore had a vast number of his books.
>>38657966Spaniard here, most books have been translated.>>38658082Granny weatherwax is Yaya Ceravieja in spanish.
As a French guy who read all the translations and all the original books I can tell you the difference is real. The translations are still very enjoyable (they're from fucking Pratchett after all) but you miss out a LOT. I have a feeling that a good translator would have to read the entirety of the series when choosing an appropriate name for, say, Nobby so that they can find a good compromise for all the puns. >"it's Nobbs without a K sir, it's amazing how people always misspell it">"he looks more nobbly than nobly, don't you think?"etc.
>>38654002>>38649944There's a new version coming too, I think
>>38658229modern problems and solutions in a fantasy world. many tried, he got it right.
>>38654856If it has stats you can kill it.And you know you can't.Actually, when it will be time for her, it will be more along the lines of:MADAM, IT IS TIME....MADAM, I BELIVE WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IS CALLED "GETTING CLOSE TO THE GIGGLE"
His name is Robert Paulson.
>>38658229It was genuinely brilliant. There was this duality between the stories and the "reality" of the disc. On one hand, Narrative Casualty is a well-documented phenomenon. On the other hand, a constant theme is that what people say never really matches with reality.They don't conflict, they intertwine and dance throughout his books and I love Terry's works for that.
>>38658286Well, more a bad guy who's on the opposite side to the other bad guys.
>>38658039Fellow Catholic here, can confirm. I didn't even know Pratchett was atheist until I read some interviews with him. His devotion to how humanity can and should improve itself is perfectly in line with Classical Humanism.
>>38658300>Brazil.Shit, now I'm thinking about how fucked up I'm going to be when Terry Gilliam dies.
>>38658286You could kind of liken Mad Lord Winder (or was it Snapcase?) to Stalin.Killed his predecessor, ruled with an iron grip, maybe died under suspicious circumstances.
>>38649163IT IS TRUESORRY
>>38649163Every other living human being just became, on average, a slightly more terrible person.This year so far is awful. Can we just go back to 2014 and start over?
At times like this the image of old Sergeant Kepple floated across his memory. He'd been head of the Watch when Vimes was a recruit. And, soon afterwards, he retired. They'd all clubbed together and bought him a cheap watch, one of those that'd keep going for a few years until the demon inside it evaporated.Bloody stupid idea, Vimes thought moodily, staring at the wall. Bloke leaves work, hands in his badge and hourglass and bell, and what'd we get him? A watch.But he'd still come in to work the next day, with his new watch. To show everyone the ropes, he said; to tidy up a few loose ends, haha. See you youngsters don't get into trouble, haha. A month later he was bringing the coal in and sweeping the floor and running errands and helping people write reports. He was still there five years later. He was still there six years later, when one of the Watch got in early and found him lying on the floor . . .And it emerged that no-one, no-one, knew where he lived, or even if there was a Mrs Kepple. They had a whip-round to bury him, Vimes remembered. There were just guards at the funeral . . .Come to think of it, there were always just guards at a guard's funeral.
>>38658345Oh dammit, this moment in the Russian version.Remember how I told you Nobby was Schnobby in Russian?Well, the new translator used the first line exactly to fix that.When I first saw that, I thought he actually added it in by himself. But apparently not.And so it turned out Russians can't spell Gnobby's name, I guess.
>>38649163I don't drink.I stopped drinking the hard way.I'll raise a glass to him tonight anyway.Good night, good sir. Thank you.
>>38658479You want Robin Williams to die twice?
>>38657966From Italy, he's pretty popular here, almost all fa/tg/uys have read his series.There are translations, some are quite decent too, but I stick to the originals. Gotta fight the steretype that Italians can't into English... and they are just too great not to!
>>38658455Did he actually do a single bad thing during the novels, though?I don't even remember him executing anybody who did not deserve it.Well, except mimes. But it's not like I trust them much myself.
>>38658510I wouldn't recommend it. He probably wouldn't have wanted it.
>>38657543Now i'm envisioning a open-ended Discworld RPG in the style of Morrowind. That would get all my $AM
>>38649163I like to think that a thousand years from now, in a post-apocalyptic world, a group of scholars and archaeologists will set out with only fragmentary records and half-remembered stories of the old world to seek out the tomb of a legendary storyteller and bard of the world before. Arrayed against them are thieves and dark wizards who would seek to claim the bard's otherworldly blade and turn its power to foul ends.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Watch_(TV_series)It's being shot this year.
>>38658516>immediately think "Yes, because we'd have him for another 7 months.">remember that he an heroed>must have had months if not years of depression and shit behind it>fuck me the feels
>>38658555I think it's because Vetinari had such a cynical and large-scale view of the world and humanity that it was hard to imagine him as a good guy.
>>38658093Oh yeah I heard about that one. Apparently it was semi-common practice among publishers at the time to put product placements in books, either insert cards or literal text edits. When Terry saw it, he ripped his German publisher a new one and never worked with them again. I hear the practice isn't so common any more.
>>38658555That's because most of the people who deserved it also plotted against him. There's plenty of points where he just does what he wants because he's a dictator, and makes it quite clear that he's holding Moist hostage. >>38658597Pratchett himself said that probably would never work. Discworld is about stories, free-form, open world just doesn't work.
it's tears all the way down ;_;
>>38658534Italians have a stereotype of not getting into english?
>>38658686Isn't there an (unofficial, obviously) Discworld MUD?
>>38658686>he's holding Moist hostage.We can like Moist all we want but you have to remember that he is a criminal that ruined peoples lives and is still sentenced to death.
>>38658681Weird.Was this Germans being Germans, or incestuous publishing companies being incestuous publishing companies?Either way, good on Sir P.
I'm a grown ass man, sitting at home withhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6miaTf1gF4gon repeat, a scotch on the table infront of me, bawling my fucking eyes out. What the fuck is wrong with me?
>>38658300Oh, forgot to add that,when I picked it up again, I read everything in English, instead of trying the national versions again.>>38658464I'm beginning to wonder about who else I'm going to miss when people start dropping like flies. Christopher Lee and Ian McKellen, David Bowie, the British Invaders (Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Warren Ellis and Garth Ennis), Bernard Cornwell, William Gibson, Jostein Gaarder, a handful of national writers...
>>38658555I always thought of vetinari as another example of 'good is not nice' he doesnt go in for unnecessary cruelty but is fine with necessary torture, and has done a great deal of good for the city.its hard to imagine vetinari killing without cause or with more than simple satisfaction at a job well done
>Raising Taxes will never be finishedIt hurts to live. I fucking love Vimes, but Moist is mah boi.
>>38658451His name is Robert Paulson.
>>38658727Wasn't that his whole character development in Going Postal? Realizing just how much harm he did with his thievery and fraud, wondering why people support him so much when's he's all flash and no substance?
So, uh, as someone who has always heard good things about Sir Terry Pratchett but has never had a chance where would one start to read?
>>38658756The future looks so bleak.All we can do is hope some of our number rise up to replace them. I write a lot and harbour dreams of writing for people, and I can't be alone.Who knows, in 25-50 years there'll be a bunch of people from /tg/ writing the big fantasy books for the world.
>>38658637I really hope it's goodI really, really hope it's good. Good enough for people who have never heard of Discworld to watch it. Good enough that we'll be rewatching it out of nostalgia in twenty years.
>>38657966Malaysian. Started when I saw some his books at a local library
>>38658784Yes, but he still committed crimes and is sentenced to death. He is a good person now, but that does not take away what he did.
>>38658756Sirs Lee and McKellen are both pretty old. Lee's over 90, though I understand he keeps in very good shape
>>38658769>he doesnt go in for unnecessary crueltyUnless you're a mime.
>>38658722Yeah, it's okay.>>38658810Pratchett's daughter can emulate him somewhat. Plus it has a lot of Monty Python guys writing for it.It might be good. The reason why so many of the Discworld movies weren't so good was because they were adapting novels that basically push the literary boundary as much as they good, and so many of the asides are lost in translation.But with original storylines, they have a chance to let it flow much nicer.
>>38658787Start at around Pyramids, read up to Lords and Ladies, then go back to Colour of magic and finish the rest in order.I say this because the first four books or so are, whole good, fairly discordant with the feel of the series as a whole.
>>38658776I really love the Moist books too.They were proof that even though the quality of his books might have dropped a bit in the later years, he could still provide some great stuff.
>>38658787Just read them in order. You get the vague interest, the worldbuilding, and a taster of the style from the first Rincewind novels, then you hit a high point as he really gets going with Mort and Equal Rites, and then it just keeps on getting better and better from there, until you get really far into it, and then it simply becomes good, rather than incredible.
>>38658835Is the purpose of law to punish wrongdoers or protect the innocent?
>>38658862Mimes are themselves a form of unnecessary cruelty.
>>38658787The thing about Discworld is its not necessary to start at the beginning, so to speak. Each book is self-contained and only slightly refers to other ones. You can do pretty well just picking up the first one you find.
>>38658862>cruelty to mimes>unnecessaryyou've lost me, anon.
>>38658787There was already a chart in this thread, search for it.It's a bit outdated, though. Some books are missing, but they are mostly continuations of these series.Discworld also had pretty good vidya adventures, if you're interested, I guess.
>>38658787I started with Guards! Guards!, you don't really need much prior knowledge to know what's going on so it's a good place to start
>>38658686>There's plenty of points where he just does what he wants because he's a dictator, and makes it quite clear that he's holding Moist hostage.sure he acts as a dictator, but he never acts out of hand and always for what he perceives to be the good of the city, for example with moist he is trying to projects at once, one the reform of Moist, a capable but criminally inclined man who if not reformed will have to be killed, and secondly the reform of the cities post office and other essential services.he uses his power, but sparingly and for the good of the city and in the longer run for the good of his tools
>>38658686>There's plenty of points where he just does what he wants because he's a dictator,The only thing Vetinari ever did that WASN'T expressly for the good of Anhk-Morpork, at least once Pterry got a handle on his character, was to torture mimes.Everything else we ever see or hear of him doing he does to make the city a prosperous and functional city. He doesn't line his pockets with gold on the side or try to turn the Watch into his own gang of thugs and assassins or any of the shit real world dictators always end up doing.
>>38655787>>38653660>>38655886It's bitterly ironic, because back in The Last Continent, Ponder Stibbons did temporarily grow incredibly old due to time fuckery (most of the other members of the faculty turning into kids).>"Ow..." Ponder slumped to his knees. "It was like wearing a lead suit!" I never want to go through *that* again.">"Suicide's your best bet, then," said Ridcully.He wrote that back in 1998, long before his alzheimers even was diagnosed.
>>38658787>Guards Guards>Wyrd Sisters>MortAre all good starts to sub-seriesPyramids Small GodsAre both good standalones. Small Gods in particular, now that I think about it, is very good, but you can start anywhere and it'll be alright. Well, the first and last few aren't his best work.
>>38658911>>38658897Well, that was a quick rebuttal.
>>38657966NZ. I still have my incredibly battered copy of Night Watch.
>>38658787>>38652657There's a timeline, but you can actually read them out of order and still get them. I read the watch stories all jumbled up, starting with Feet of Clay, going to Thud!, back to Guards! Guards!, then The Fifth Elephant, Night Watch, Jingo, Men at Arms, and finally capped the ending with Snuff.
Guys, I think we should stat him. No owlbear stats. Any system.
>>38658961What do you expect of Vetinari?
>>38658787Guards Guards is the go to, but you can pick pretty much any of them and be perfectly fine. There is a persistent world and characters, but they're done in such a way that anyone coming into the series can enjoy the book just fine. Heck, I recommend not reading them in order. It was WAY more enjoyable rereading Going Postal after I found out about Vimes and the gang a few years later.
>>38659040Actually I think Mort is the best. It does a good job of introducing a few key elements, it's definitely where the series first found its footing, and it's short enough.
>>38656713>Orson Scott Card And nobody will weep.
>>38658966Same. My mother brought me 'A Slip of the Keyboard' and 'Mrs Bradshaw's Handbook' for my Birthday. She knew how much I loved his works.I might disagree with some of what Sir Terry said, but I admire him regardless. I hope he's in a better place, regardless of what he believed or not.
>>38657966Denmark.I think a couple of his books has been translated to Danish, but with this kind of writing you really need to read them in the original language.So many puns or play on words.
>>38658754You are a grown-ass man *, with grown-ass man emotions. It's edgy 13 year olds who go "so what? what's the big deal just because some guy died lol"* Though I'm not so sure about the vidjeo game soundtracks
>>38658721AFAIK we're considered bad english speakers abroad.And... it's not completely wrong, many just don't care about the language.
>>38658756Ellis ain't even 50 yet. Neil & Morrison are only like in the early 50s.Christopher Lee is legitimately ancient though.
>>38659067I'm not as bullish about it as most people are, but it's a damned good book as well and would be a fine place to start. I think it's something to do with how Moist and Vimes are aware of the world and how it works in its weird way. Death does as well and in a much bigger way, but M&V are more relatable.
>>38658345Yeah, the translations for these things are hugely hit or miss (and even then, for a given value of 'hit'). I remember reading somewhere that while there ARE Japanese translations for the Discworld books, they're so off-base that it's depressing. I'll have to look it up again, but the one example I remember is how, in Mort, they translated Death as deeply disliking cats.
>>38657966New Zealand.A mate gave me Mort to read and I just fell in love with Discworld
>>38659071say what you will, but he was one of my first sci-fi authors.I'll weep.
>>38652880You shut your fucking mouth you nigger-faggot
>>38659141>Death>disliking catswhatPoor nips. They haven't been able to find enlightment yet, unfortunately.
>>38659141That reminds me - I do love that cover depicting Twoflower as having four eyes.The artist didn't get the four-eyes = glasses joke, so he thought he actually had two pair of eyes.Even English speaking people can get it wrong. There's a fuckload of hidden gems in those books.
>>38659141That being said in pani poni dash discworld is referenced in one episode.
>>38658787Read Equal Rites, then skip Mort and go on to Wyrd Sisters, read up to Moving Pictures in order, but skip Eric.Then, go back and read The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Sourcery, and Eric. Then read Mort.Then, continue from Reaper Man onwards.The reason for this is because the Death books are much better experienced when you are already used to Death showing up as a background character, which makes the exploration of him as a character much more intriguing. A lot of people will disagree with this order in that it is a *lot* of Rincewind to read back to back, but I find that it just juggles your sense of pacing a little bit, which makes for excellent contrast when you switch back to the Death books.It's a bit of a weird order, but that's how I usually recommend it, and it's worked out well so far. Your mileage may vary, though.
>>38659092I do.I mean I play Grezzo 2 all the time.And... Well your food is really good!
>>38652880I am gay and even imo you are a colossal flamign faggot
Fucking...I remember finding out about Discworld by playing the videogames when I was a kid. A good couple of years later I got into the books, starting with Reaper Man. I looked up to Vimes, was one of the characters who shaped my general personality and outlook, and Night Watch is the only book to date to not just make me feel like crying (Joe Abercrombie managed this some times) but I actually cried.Like now, I shed a tear, I'll miss this lug. Another one of my heroes that died before I had the grace of meeting them.But I'll just continue reading and learning lessons through them, just how he'd want it. Good he isn't suffering anymore.And hey, he died with his cat sleeping on his bed. That's just fucking boss, right lads?
>>38659141My girlfriend is Chinese and it makes me sad that she'll likely never "get" the novels.
>>38658998If I remember correctly, my reading order started off with Thief of Time -> The Fifth Elephant -> Thud! -> Going Postal.I don't remember what order I've been reading them since them, but I do know that I've loved every second of it.
>>38659127I'm just listing, from the top of my head, some people I might miss.I know the chances of most of them dying soon is slim at best (especially the younger ones, like you mentioned), but it would not make things much easier if they died of old age.Hell, I was shocked with Giger's death last year and he was already a septuagenarian. Gibson is as old as Pterry, and Cornwell is already past the 70 barrier.
>>38658927>>38658933Hey, it's still a peculiar case because Vetinari created a system that can only works with people as disinterested as himself in charge.... and now we'll never know what he planned for the succession.
>>38659229>start with Equal Rites, a book that is nothing but Granny Weatherwax Acts Out of Character For A few Hundred PagesThe hell is wrong with you?
>>38659205Dammit, you're right!Guess I'll go and toast my figgin on a spike...
>>38659306I think he was at the very least planning multiple people as his successors. That is, a bunch of people (Moist heading the civil services, Vimes the police, etc) that were operating well enough without his help that when he did finally die the city would still be able to work.
>>38659292>Giger's death last yearOh fuck I forgot about that. It was like losing Frank Franzetta all over again.
>>38659235exactly, at least the food is good.
>>38657966American here, California born and raised. Introduced to them through my sister with the few books she picked up. After reading my first couple, I quickly filled in the rest of his collection as I was able to from the scifi/fantasy sections of used bookstores, eventually getting to his harder to find works at bookstores. The closing of Borders books was not only mourned by me because it was our only large local bookstore where I went to college, but because I had put Snuff on order, and I couldn't get around to picking it up in time.Shit, looking back, I was never really enthusiastic about books until I read Sir Terry Pratchett's works. He's the author that's responsible for everything I've read and everything I've learned from it. My early school days were terrible at teaching me to read, so much so that they tried to put me in the remedial class. I rarely read after that, books were always too much effort and carried that sort of resentment of the poor reading program I was in. I read for fun now, that's something I couldn't have imagined before Sir Pratchett.Fuck me, I'm crying. I'm actually crying
>>38657966Sweden. Picked up the books in english because there's no other way to read them.
>>38657923Did anybody play this one?I want to try the Skyrim version out.
>>38659306>and now we'll never know what he planned for the succession.>implying that Vetinari hasn't been a vampyre for years
>>38659292fuck, Gibson too?I thought he was already in the bag.That will be a sad day.
>>38659417I played one of her mods for Morrowind and was pretty impressed at the time, I think.
>>38659339It's still worth reading, and going back to it after reading her in any of the other books is going to dampen everything up till then. Best get it out of the way quickly.
>>38659424Well he did have a vampire waifu...who wore pink fluffy jumpers
>>38659306its not like the system worked before he took over, he would be leaving a city where most of the major players had a vested interst in maintaining the status quo and as >>38659365 pointed out he was leaving areas of the city under the control of individuals who could be relied upon to make them work and to work together
>>38659424well, he is in a relationship with a vamp, isn't he? maybe vampirism is an STD.
>>38659467Was Terry involved in the Morrowind mod in any way?
>>38659489Nope, he started with Oblivion.
>>38659424I thought about the chances of him getting his vampire "girlfriend" to make him undead, but I can't really see that happening. It seems a bit too selfish for him.Perhaps he would want to introduce democracy (probably with some justification, like how the politicians would be too busy arguing and fighting each other to do any harm to the city folks, who'd just get on with their lives)?
>>38659509Then if you were impressed by the Morrowind one, the Skyrim one is probably god-tier.Mod saved.
>>38659306I think he planned on making Ankh-Morpork run autonomously by inserting capable people into key positions, and then dying quietly outside the limelight.Make the system so self-reliant that nobody even notices he's gone until years after the fact.
>>38659424>vampyrehe's smart enough to know what happens to Vampires that try to have it all.
I need do dump this pics
>>38659479I loved Margolotta, in public full Dark Lady stereotypical vampire, in private, full house wife mode.
>>38659549>tfw 10 years after he's gone the Guilds finally remember they haven't seen him for a long time>wait he was dead?
>>38659474Nah, best to treat it like it is; a bit of early series weirdness. Best saved for later once you know the characters better and feel like being a completionist.
>>38657966Sweden, borrowed the first book from my brothers friend, it was in swedish and then when I sought out the books on my own I made sure to get them in english.Read the first one in 8th grade iirc.
>>38659612>Nah, best to treat it like it is; a bit of early series weirdness. Yeah, like how Vetinari is a decadent moron in one of the Rincewind books.
>>38659591Most housewives aren't as diabolical as her though. Most.
>>38657966There was only one thing remote good about those translations, and it was Ceбя-Peжy-Бeз-Hoжa Дocтaбль.Do yourself a favor, read originals. The occasion is right and you're in in for a treat, I guarantee that much.
>>38659509do you happen to know what all in oblivion he was involved in aside from craftybits and vilja?>>38659543emmas mods were pretty highly praised in both morrowind days and oblivion, so I wouldnt be surprised if the skyrim ones were good too
>>38659417I've played it, it's a fantastic companion mod. Fair warning, Vilja has a pretty strong scandinavian accent, so if that bugs you, you'd be best deleting the voice files and using Universal Silent Voice to just get subtitles.>>38659509Really? I thought I heard something about him and the Morrowind one. Maybe it was just that he liked it a lot?
>>38657966Bongland.Aunt gave me The Colour of Magic and the rest is history.Proud owner of a signed Feet of Clay first edition. Nobody is getting their hands on that one.
>>38658074I don't think there's ever been a sticky on three boards for one person before, has there?Terry really did make the world a better place.
>>38659649Oh, CPБH.Is he really that much better/just as good in translation?I read them before I knew English. I didn't learn it that long ago; couple of years at best.
>>38659657>do you happen to know what all in oblivion he was involved in aside from craftybits and vilja?Not particularly. I know he liked the romancing of Eyja mod, and mods where you could do non-combat things. He said he crashed the economy making boots.
>>38659702Proofpics or didn't happen.
>>38652690The name is Armok
>>38655731I guess it's time for me to watch it.I posticipated it long enough.
>>38649163Man I only really discovered Diskworld this year. I had been meaning to get around to reading his stuff, but I put it off. When I read it, I loved it. The books were both witty, charming and funny, but they still managed to have a gripping story line, and memorable characters. I'm going to miss this guy.
>>38659718Amazingly, we were the last to get one.Of course we filled two past the bump and had about six others on the board (filthy non-catalogue scum), with many calls for a sticky, but I guess the mods were asleep
>>38659702>Proud owner of a signed Feet of Clay first edition.I know it's nowhere near as spectacular, but I'm happy as fuck that I've got an autographed picture of the Librarian.
Farewell. You will be missed.
>>38659083>Though I'm not so sure about the vidjeo game soundtracksYeah, no. There are some really fucking talented composers in the video game industry, and the particular song linked is... well, listen to it and decide for yourself, yeah? It's probably not what you'd expect from the title. (Sure as hell wasn't what I expected.)
He was a big guy.
>>38659827disCworld, you fucking pleb. Not DISKWORLD.Fuck you. You're the kind of miserable cunt who doesn't know the difference between the they(pl) series. You probably keep vegemite in your fridge and coffee on the counter.There's something fucking wrong with you.
>>38659596>He makes people believe he's become a vampire>Through simple expedients as never being seen in sunlight, occasionally and "unintentionally" swapping Ws with Vs and calling blood "ze b-word", he manages to create a worldwide rumor that he's a vampire, although no one ever brings that up in fear of retaliation>Vetinari dies>The city continues to work without him for decades before someone notices>ANkh-Morpork becomes the first Anarchy to ever work
Ooh, I just remembered how I was introduced to Pratchett's books. My dad bought himself an old PDA and pirated shitton of books from the internet on his work, several Discworld books among them. So he was reading them, giggling like crazy and reading me some choice bits, so I decided to just read them myself to see what's all the fuss is about. In the end, my dad didn't became a fan of PTerry (though he liked "Mort" a lot), but I did.
>>38659839>>38659754sadly, the signed part was wishful thinking on my part when I remembered I had it, but it is first edition, and I'm happy with that.
>>38659919They're not too hard to get, I have around ten first edition signed copies. Including that one special edition of making money.
>>38659887All according to keikaku.
>>38649172I'd say the same but turtles have no shoulders on which to cry.
>>38659876Dear lord...Pratchett was a baneposter
>>38657966Argentinian. The books helped me learn English when I was young
>>38659365>>38659306I noticed that Moist was getting a lot of power over city services. Maybe Vetinari was planning to turn him into his successor? Moist in the charge of the city wouldn't be that different from Vetinari - Vetinari is "this guy is kinda scary, but he's effective and he gets the shit done, and we don't have anyone to replace him anyway", Moist would be "this guy is kinda sleazy, but he's charismatic and he gets the shit done, and we don't have anyone to replace him anyway".
>>38649753Those yard-sign "take a book/leave a book" libraries are quite the thing in the area we live. This is actually a possibility.
>>38659998It's bigger than that, anon.He's primordial Bane.
>>38659876>>38659998>>38660014I can't think of anything funnier at this moment. I'm giggling with tears in my eyes.
>>38659649Also, there is another good thing about the translation.Namely, covers.
>>38658722Yup, it's pretty good.
>>38652577>Small Gods.Dubs speaking truth
>>38660079Missing a rider.
>>38660093>small gods, big guys
I always thought it was a bit strange when people get properly sad about celebrities who they don't know dying. I've been sad about this kind of thing before but never more than "Oh that's a shame".A man I never met died and I had to go to the toilet at work when I found out just so I had somewhere private to cry.
>>38659881I spelled it as Discworld at first, but spell check yelled at me so I guessed. Spelling isn't my strong point, calm down.
>>38660096he's out delivering milk.Now I just remembered that Thief of Time was my first Discworld book and promarily the reason I never really had an Edgelord phase. I loved the characters too much to think that edgy was cool.
George R. R. Martin is next.
>>38654385>anti-intellectualismNo, anon. Vaunting the opinions of those who do nothing except critique, or simply needing a canned opinion in the first place is the height of anti-intellectualism. Besides have you seen the type of people that go into reviewing? Total losers.
>>38660176People who get really sad have usually been touched by their work in some way.
>>38660176>A man I never metWe read his books.That's a close and personal contact, closer than those guys you see and sometimes talk to at the pub.
>>38660218We'll be told he's dead, but it won't actually be confirmed until a decade later when his corpse is released to the underwhelming disappointment to everybody who expected anything other than a dead old man.
>>38658076Wasn't Limbo abolished by the Catholics last year?
I'm sorry a guy you like is dead /tg/. I know that feel.
>>38660229Honestly, it really depends on the critic.If it is a genuine professional, one capable of reviewing in context of the work they're looking at as opposed to wanting every book to conform to the exact structure they're used to, then their opinion is worth considering.If you do what /lit/ tends to do, and cherry pick a famous person and/or general pretentious twat that thinks literature should be a check list, then their opinion is worthless.
>>38659742Ah yes, that economy crash is from the oddly set default price of leather boots and wolf fur boots, making massive fortunes off of the very common materials.that would be in reference to craftybits which I was a part ofhe spent a great deal of time breaking all our systems as hard as he could, his kitchens were constantly literally erupting with cheese, cakes, and potatoes since he was building them in such large numbers at a time that the scripts would trigger in a weird way and when the cell reset, the products he'd already made and picked up would be remade and fill the cell en massehe's also the reason some of the other systems we made exist like beekeeping was mostly made from his suggestions and information.some people think hes an elf, some people think hes a grump, but I think he was just an old guy with his own ideas on what fun is.
>>38660310>go on /lit/ to see what their take on Prachett is>start to browse an unrelated thread>LOL UTILITARIANS ARE ALL NECKBEARD FEDORIAN RETARDS GET MEMED ON>leave, never look back
>>38660283Meanwhile God is sitting on his throne and going "Well fuck, does this mean I demolish it or what? Fuck, should never have given the pope power of attorney." >>38660218He better have a dead man's switch that reveals the full plot. Or at least a note that says "Made it up as I went along. No idea how to end it. Sorry."
>>38660335Dammit, it sounds awesome.
>>38660335He once said that writing was the most fun one could have with their clothes still on.It was nice that he appreciated what mods could do.
>>38660176Because Pratchett made the world a better place. He was an amazing person, and we were all privileged to have existed upon the same globe as he did, let alone as a member of the same species. I don't weep for a lost friend, I weep for the sort of benevolent grace and goodness that shall never again be seen upon our mortal coil.
>>38660335This post did it.I heard Prachett died and it made me regretful, but not really sad. Like in the way you feel when a co-worker tells you their parent died. You say "I'm sorry", and you are sorry on an intellectual level, but you don't really FEEL it. Your sympathy is genuine, but it isn't deep and heartfelt. But knowing the old bastard played TES, and fucked around with it? That his daughter makes mods for the games I play? That he and I shared a hobby? Fuck, man. That makes it real. I'm gonna go sit with my dogs for a while.
>>38660335I like the idea of Pratchett trying to break TES games and mods. The mental image of him carefully arranging that enchanting/alchemy feedback loop in Skyrim is pleasing.
Noli timere messorem.
>>38660218>Robert Jordan is next
>>38660437I'm trying to find it (hard because it's on an old camera) but like I said I've got thirty something minutes of him talking about his adventures in TES. Apparently one of the cornerstones of his money-making empire was blackbow cave or whichever in Oblivion. He would go there with a caravan and some mercenaries, periodically "harvest" the bandits, then resell their bows for money.>>38660436His daughter actually writes for games, doesn't make mods for them.
>>38660366The show writers already have his basic outline and the abridged version of his plot bible.
>>38660436How old are your dogs again?Give 'em a treat and a scratch from me.
>go to /lit/>walk into sticky>haha i'm so glad less garbage>why is this stickied? genre fiction is not literature>200 pages of some argument about g factorWhat the fuck even is this board
I recently wanted to get into Terry Pratchett, but for the next few months I won't be able to read his books without people assuming it's because he died.Oh well, at least I can start watching the original Star Trek now.
>>38649163Can't say this really fazes me, I've been prepared for him to die for... fucking as long as I've known about him really.Still sad, bu this is hardly a surprise.
RIP, Terry.Your work rubbed me the wrong way, but I still have immeasurable respect for what you did for Fantasy.Godspeed, you literary giant.
>>38660506you could try the audiobooks.
>>38660506Man, fuck everything right now. Someone is probably working on a Watch version that leaves an old and sad Carrot at the table just for the tasty tear harvest.And if not they should be. I need something to cry over. Tears don't come easy.
>>38660506Why would you care about that, anon? They're great books. You should go and read them right now. You'll enjoy them, I'm sure.
>>38660506>I won't be able to read his books without people assuming it's because he died.People assuming that is not wrong, but maybe your experience of them would be too affected by his recent passing.
>>38660506Don't worry what people think. My entire family had gotten stares from people in airports and shit because they were laughing out loud while reading his books
>>38660563I like reading.Also I know how petty it sounds, but this kind of thing does get annoying. "OH, ARE YOU READING THAT BECAUSE YOU SAW THE FILM?" I ain't no pleb, bitch. I'll watch the film after.
>>38660466My sincerest hope is to someday be significant enough to earn a family crest.
Has anyone here ever made dwarf bread?
>>38660618I found a rock on the ground once, does that count.
>>38660571>>38660587>>38660600Thanks guys, for some reason I anticipated more asshole-ish responses.They do seem exactly like my kind of books, I have no clue why I've never picked one up until now. Guess I'll order a few before they all go out of stock.
>>38660618I bashed my face on a cliff I was climbing down once, does that count?
>>38660500It's not /tg/, that's for sure.
>>38660606>I'll watch the film after.Why I decided to watch TOS a few years back when they rebooted trek.Also why I have only seen one season of GoT, because I've only read the first book.
>>38650100>dubs>defending double dubsThe Lord has spoken, and I shall follow and smite the heretics who dare blaspheme!
>>38660618I made dried frog pills to the official cookbook once. Oddly more-ish. Taste weird. Would use to calm overly excitable wizards again, 9/10.Bitch to make though.
>>38659942Man, the only one I have is Monstrous Regiment.
I literally just cried for the past hour since I found out. Fuck. I was having a pretty crappy day already, but this was like dropping a ton of rectangular building things on me.
>>38660611I just want this to be my University's coat of arms
>>38657966Hungarian, i read the originals after the hungarian versions, which were greatHowever they switched publishers and translators, and have gone to shit afterwards (around man at arms i believe)
>>38660563how do the audiobooks handle the footnotes?
>>38660764they usually read them directly after the sentence in which it's linked to, and mostly in a different enough tone/inflection for you to know it's there.
It's time to take this off the shelf and finally read all three of them. Looking at it feels odd now. I hope he met Death of Discworld in the end. I imagine it would be comforting.
>>38660764Pretty well, its like a echo sounding out from far away.The audiobooks have aged a bit though, still good.
>>38660754Now you see it/Now you don't. I want to be a wizard. Eating big meals and peering through omniscopes is my idea of a good life.
>>38660754If I remember rightly the motto is:Now You See ItNow You Don't
>>38660611>tfw your family already earned one before immigrating to america.But seriously, earning a personal coat of arms is pretty fucking badass.
>>38660827>instead, meets Gaiman's Death"Oh cock. Lost that bet.">"If it's any consolation, I liked your interpretation too."
>>38660827>Death has an itch on his back and he's reaching to scratch with his left arm.Can't unsee.
>>38660647>I anticipated more asshole-ish responses.This is still 4chan, expecting assholes is part of the experience./tg/ might not be the sanctuary of love, acceptance and friendship some people try to pass it off as, but it's still one of the nicest boards around.
I always watch this, when a famous and valuable person dies.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6R_rRG_W4Q
>>38660500Why not just delete /lit/ at this point? It has no real interest in books other than as social capital. The main goal is to just read more, less-known stuff so they can feel superior to others on the board.The ones who are more informed or read more advanced stuff spend most of their time letting the rest of the board know that they do and using their taste as leverage to get their fifteen minutes of online pseudo-notoriety. Ultimately /lit/ consists of people who aren't as smart as they think but make use of their ample free time and piracy to invest themselves in a hobby that makes them feel special or sophisticated, allowing them to mentally compensate for their lack of social skills and failures in concrete or academic pursuits.The real kicker is that in the end the vast majority of /lit/ is a hivemind ruled by a handful of online tastemakers mostly concerned with maintaining a balance between supporting "alternative" books that will appeal to misunderstood teenagers and maintaining their cred among bored college students as being "intellectual".It's a feedback loop of posturing, masturbatory attitudes, and enough layers of irony to suffocate any hope of meaningful conversation. This last element--irony--is vital to allowing /lit/ and similar collectives to ignore the reality of their situation and disregard posts as this one with little more than tongue-in-cheek one-word responses.*adapted from pasta about /tv/ to accurately describe /lit/.
>>38660889>Gaiman dies many years from now on>YES! I knew it!
>>38660500I'm actually baffled by how elitist the sticky on /lit/ is. Do they actually think someone who likes fiction and wants to write fiction is bad because they write fiction? Why is Douglas Adams good, but Terry Pratchett bad? Why is it bad that people are sad about an author's death? Why can't people just enjoy a book without it having to be 2deep4u?
>>38660840Me too, anon. Me too.>>38660844I see what you did there. Oh wait, now I don't.
>>38660335Mind if I post that in the /v/ thread and possibly /tesg/?
>>38660955Containment boards serve a useful service. Don't worry, you can always talk sci-fi and fantasy here. After all, you're discussing world building inspiration. Totally /tg/ related.And the day I can't bring up Necromancer here is the day I leave 4chan.
Shit, it's raining again...Somebody please hug me.
>>38661019Careful, /tesg/'s got a shitposter who is really mad about pratchett being talked about
>>38661029Necromancer? Neuromancer. I swear autocorrect is getting more and more subtle.
>>38661019feel free, I'm mostly out of the tes scene these days anywaysI couldnt stand skyrimonly really waiting on the open morrowind projects
>>38661053>/tesg/ shitposterGet on my level bro.
>>38661065Oh man I loved Neuromancer. I'm not big on cyberpunk but it was fun to read, very atmospheric.Is the rest of the Sprawl trilogy worth reading?
>>38656217/tg/ is practically dead these days, a shadow of it's former selfThe whole internet is, reallyThe wild west days are finally coming to a close
>>38661007Because most people on /lit/ are worried about sounding "mature/grown-up" and smart instead of enjoying a good book, regardless of content.Therefore, they only care about reading (or claiming to read) stuff that'll make the average person think of them as highly educated intellectuals, and diss off anything that might sound immature, like fiction or fantasy books.There's a quote from C. S. Lewis that is quite fitting in this situation:>“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
It's about Bradbury, but it's by Gaiman, and oddly related, so I'll share it. I think it fits well.https://soundcloud.com/neilgaiman/the-man-who-forgot-ray-bradbury
>>38656713>Martin kicks the bucketThat'll be a great day.
>>38661166It only dies when we give up on it.
>>38656713You're forgetting someone.He even said in his 2013 (?) Christmas video that he hopes to live to see the final Hobbit film.
>>38661112Yes, very much so.Reading order is Neuromancer-Count Zero-Monalisa Overdrive. Enjoy your reading.
>>38661201>I don't like a book so I hope the author dies
>>38656713Christopher Lee will outlive them all
>>38661166Is it what it was? The wild west days of Internet? The time of pioneers of digital?I never thought about it that way.I would want to believe Internet remains as free and chaotic and beautiful as it is now, but I really can't be sure.Well, I guess we always have I2P and stuff like that... But it's unlikely they will ever be anything but niche.
>>38656713Somebody screenshot this just to see if Death as a personification actually exists and if he does, we know he's also fucking self-aware and uses image macros.>This thing is in charge of culling everyone's lifeAlso please don't kill The Dude or Michael Caine. I still have to meet them.
>>38661281That picture is from 1957.
>>38661166Please don't, anon. I can only handle so many tears today.You never think you're living in a golden age until it's too late.
Cosgrove Hall's Soul Music Miniserieshttps://www.mediafire.com/folder/t17vn2gtar9c1/Soul_MusicAnimation is poor but everything else is pretty great
>>38661007Pratchett's books offer an interesting view at our own reality, especially mundane every day things. So they definently have depth, but it's all wrapped up in storytelling with a funny twist.
It's times like these you should all hit the 'back' button and look at the cute kittens in the sticky. They're cute and probably still alive.
>>38661312You're right. Have a recent one.
>>38661357Christ.He does look cool though. Forget he's Bill Murray for a second, he has this whole look about him. He'd be perfect as an elderly gnome or a funny wizard type character.
>>38660942On a good day, /tg/ is super nice.It's been a lot better since that virtualoptim douche caught a ban last week.
>>38661356Isn't this at least one of the global purposes of fiction?To hold the mirror up to nature? To add just enough lies so the truth that remains shines all the brighter? To warp the specifics and leave the important untouched?