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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby RolandItwasntmyfault » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:19 am

Thank you. :)

Yes, these threads are these I though to discuss the novels in it (and therefore then will doing it).
I am already reading the threads since I have discovered this forum. To tell the truth I was fascinated how friendly the tone is in the discussions despite sometimes very contrary opinions. This also was a reason to actually register on board and not only reading. 8-)


PS: Ah, Danger Mouse, and Penfold (in Germany "Lübke"), best memories to. :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby meerkat » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:34 am

:text-welcomeconfetti: Roland.

We rarely fall out on this forum even if we do differ in opinion! You are guaranteed a good time! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:50 am

Welcome to the site, Roland! :)

Most of the books have been discussed and there are "official" threads for them. These threads are not closed and we hope anyone will feel free to add there comments about the books as and when they want to. Don't worry about posting something that someone else has posted. We have a lot of members coming and going and the chances are that any comment you make hasn't been seen by some members. Other threads and topics about books will often be started because a member has thought about something specific that they want to comment on that doesn't necessarily fit with the discussion threads. We are not the sort of site that gets annoyed when members post comments that have been discussed before. :)

One thing I would stress though is that you think about the fact that some members may not have read all of the books, and therefore don't want to read an important plot item from a book they have still to read. So, for example, if you were writing in a topic about Wee Free Men, it's not a good idea to talk about what happens in I Shall Wear Midnight, as you might spoil the latter book for someone still working their way through the series. If you really must mention another book, you might consider using the "spoiler" tabs. :)

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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:11 pm

Welcome to the forum, Roland I'm sure you will enjoy your time on here. :)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:30 pm

hi there Roland - looks like you've got our measure so enjoy! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby michelanCello » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:21 pm

Wilkommen, Roland! :D I have a feeling you will like it here :)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby RolandItwasntmyfault » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:04 pm

Tonyblack wrote:One thing I would stress though is that you think about the fact that some members may not have read all of the books, and therefore don't want to read an important plot item from a book they have still to read. So, for example, if you were writing in a topic about Wee Free Men, it's not a good idea to talk about what happens in I Shall Wear Midnight, as you might spoil the latter book for someone still working their way through the series. If you really must mention another book, you might consider using the "spoiler" tabs. :)


Yes, I will try to avoid this (after all I myself would not be very happy to read what is going on in Raising Steam yet).



And thanks at all for you to welcome me.

I hope I will fit in and enjoy. :)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby SerSiward » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:49 pm

Hello and welcome Roland :)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Discworldpadawan » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:27 pm

Welcome to both Sersiward and roland from me too!! :)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Catch-up » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:03 pm

Welcome Roland!
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby DarthiaVader » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:56 am

Hi Everyone!

I am going to be honest here - I love Terry Pratchett's books and am a fan but I'm nowhere near as devoted as is my mother. She told me she thinks he must be an incredible man because even though she doesn't know him personally, she can't believe anyone who isn't exceptionally wise could write like this. I don't think she's ever been anyone's fan until a few years ago when I gave her a copy of Mort. I wanted to lift her spirit during a difficult time and it worked rather well :) And now she ran out of books and is a little annoyed that she has to read other writers who are nothing like TP...

The reason I registered on this forum is that I want to get my mum something amazing and TP related (something a student can afford) and I can't think of a gift that isn't another book - she has them all. I thought who better to ask than a bunch of people who are just as passionate about Terry Pratchett as she is?

Any ideas?
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:29 am

Welcome to the site! :D

If your mum hasn't already done so, (I suspect she has) she might enjoy rereading the books. They get better each time!

If you are looking for something special and Discworld related, you might try The Discworld Emporium or PJSM Prints.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby ChristianBecker » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:51 am

Hello all newcomers!
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby michelanCello » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:32 am

Welcome, Dartia! :D hope you find something nice for your mom :) does she have the Discworld maps?
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Penfold » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:11 am

Hellooo and welcome Darthia. :D

I can't add to the suggestions already made but for the future, maybe you can organize a ticket for one of the DW Conventions where she will have a chance to see and speak to the man himself (you're probably too late for this year's).
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