Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

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Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by Disembodied » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:49 pm

DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.

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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by Cody » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:50 pm

<nods sadly> Ook!

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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by ClymAngus » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:17 pm

We have lost a titan of literature. I met the man once at the 2000 ad birthday bash (I was a roadie). Without doubt one of the cleverest and insightful people I've ever met.

Rest well master Pratchett.

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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by another_commander » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:49 pm

R.I.P. Sir Terry, one of the greatest authors of this century...

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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by ffutures » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:12 pm

This is a real bastard because we were what I'd call casual friends for many years - not really close, but he knew of me via SF conventions and my game writing, and there was a time when we were talking a couple of times a week and bouncing plot ideas off each other, but we drifted apart gradually as the commitments on his time grew. I haven't seen him for two years or so, it's a sod to think I never will again.

Neil Gaiman's thoughts here:

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2015/03/t ... chett.html

WAY too young.

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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by SteveKing » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:05 am

I don't think there is an adequate way to sum up such a rich imagination and what it means for it to be lost to the world.

My view of the world has ever so slightly been shifted since reading 'Colour of Magic' way back at university.

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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by Diziet Sma » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:31 am

SteveKing wrote:I don't think there is an adequate way to sum up such a rich imagination and what it means for it to be lost to the world.
Sure there is.. in one word, no less.. :wink:

Ook. :cry:



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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by spud42 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:09 am

he will surely be missed. one of my best finds in a secondhand book store was 5 audio books of Sir Terry's read by Tony Robinson ( Baldric,Time Team)
Arthur: OK. Leave this to me. I'm British. I know how to queue.
OR i could go with
Arthur Dent: I always said there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
or simply
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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by JensAyton » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:36 pm

Words In The Heart Cannot Be Taken.

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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by mossfoot » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:06 pm

Nobody influenced my writing more than Sir Terry.

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That's about the only tribute I think I can muster for now.
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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by ffutures » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:43 pm

Just got the Hogfather DVDs at the weekend, be interested to see how it compares to the book.

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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by Mauiby de Fug » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:33 am

Sad news. I've been reading Terry Pratchett since I was 11 and my dad handed me the two he owned. 14 years and 40 books later they have a shelf all to themselves on my bookcase. Millennium hand and shrimp...

Meanwhile, http://www.pcgamer.com/terry-pratchett- ... dangerous/


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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by mossfoot » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:13 pm

Cody wrote:Meanwhile...
Added that to my Gmail. :)
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Re: Adios and RIP, Terry Pratchett

Post by Disembodied » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:40 pm

It's coming a bit late in the day, now, but I've just read Charles Stross's blog post on Terry Pratchett. Worth a look, to those who want to do so:
http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-st ... chett.html

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