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Author Topic: AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER  (Read 2921 times)
Max e^{i pi}
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« on: March 12, 2015, 02:17:43 PM »

Well, that happened.  Embarrassed
I'm a lot more broken up about this than I would have thought, especially considering that I suspected that this was coming soon.
I discovered Discworld relatively late in life, but I quickly made up for lost time. There were 32 books out when I first read Mort (my personal first), and I read the remaining 31 in less than half a year. Ever since then I've reread the entire series (more or less) every time a new book came out. To sort of get in the mood. I played the MUD, the point-'n-click, and watched every live-action reproduction I could get my hands on. Terry's name on American Gods Good Omens is what made me read it, and that was my introduction to another one of my favorite authors whom I seem to have discovered a couple of decades after everyone else.
His forms of humor and candor and irony are constantly in my thoughts, and I often find myself using examples of his writings to help make a point. (Just the day before yesterday I had a long discussion with my wife about narrativium).
Better writers than I have eulogized Sir Terry all over the internet. This is just me saying that he will be missed.  Cry
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 02:25:03 PM »

A huge part of my formative years and current philosophical outlook. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 08:04:10 PM »

Terry's name on American Gods is what made me read it

Do you not mean Good Omens?



Anyway, the fact he could work with somebody as different in style as Neil Gaiman and produce something so wonderfully funny and clever between them speaks to Pratchett's skill as a writer.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 09:38:57 PM »

You can totally see the seams in Good Omens, though.  Like it's not even hard.  Still a fun read, mind you.  :-D
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 09:43:35 PM »

I've been quite upset about it all day. One of my all-time favorites.

You can totally see the seams in Good Omens, though.  Like it's not even hard.  Still a fun read, mind you.  :-D

Someone in another thread today said they tried writing in each other's "voices" to try and mislead readers trying to figure it out :p
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 10:43:28 PM »

 Cry Someone rang me up to tell me last night.

I think I'm almost up to date on Disc World, but I still have lots of TP to read.

So far, fav novel is either Nation, Strata, Night Watch, Sourcery or Lords and Ladies, depending on my mood.

Fave short... Probably Hollywood Chickens.

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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 01:55:26 AM »

I've been quite upset about it all day. One of my all-time favorites.

You can totally see the seams in Good Omens, though.  Like it's not even hard.  Still a fun read, mind you.  :-D

Someone in another thread today said they tried writing in each other's "voices" to try and mislead readers trying to figure it out :p

I think I saw Neil mention it on Tumblr or his blog or something....
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2015, 06:17:50 AM »

Man, this one hurts.  I really didn't know much about him as a person, but his writing has meant a lot to me for most of my life. 
I've written up a memorial for him:
http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2015/03/remembering-terry-pratchett/
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2015, 09:41:39 AM »

This really bummed me out. He was such a bright spot in Fantasy fiction.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 02:55:48 PM »

Ah yes... the mud was one of the best.  Did you know that he played there occasionally?  I can't remember what his character's name was.  Much fun.
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