Men at Arms: the gonne ?

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Men at Arms: the gonne ?

Postby mattgn » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:17 am

Hello I am new to the discworld novel's and audiobooks but I have a question . In Men at Arms the gonne Is a six shot weapon with a mind of It's own. But what does It look like are there any pictures of It? I would like try and make a replica of It by using pictures and going from there . thank you
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:53 am

Hi mattgn and welcome to the site! :D

There are a couple of illustrations of it on various covers.

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If you have the Josh Kirby cover of the UK book, look on the back and you'll see someone holding it. This is the best picture I could come up with.

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Postby mattgn » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:03 am

thank you but can someone post a scan of the uk cover front and back ? If that Is possible ?
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Postby kakaze » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:14 am

Well, there's this one:

http://www.lspace.org/ftp/images/bookco ... arms-2.jpg

but I think it's one of the American covers. I can't find any other full images.
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:40 am

I've never seen that US cover before. That certainly redefines the whole concept of the word "pants!". It's awful! :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:09 am

What on earth?! What is Cuddy trying to do with Angua? And is Detritus threatening to shoot Carrot?

I have to scrub that picture from my retinas :shock:
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Postby Danny B » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:46 am

kakaze wrote:Well, there's this one:

http://www.lspace.org/ftp/images/bookco ... arms-2.jpg

but I think it's one of the American covers. I can't find any other full images.


Why is Errol on that cover? I thought he flew off into the sunset in G!G!. I initially thought it might be the dragon used as a bomb on the Assasins Guild, but since IIRC (and I might not, it's been a couple of years since I read it last) the Watch never actually had possession of that dragon in a live state, it couldn't be.:? On a sidenote... Why is Errol being petted by Danny Bonaduce? :shock:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:00 am

That cover :shock: The horror... the horror...
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:10 am

Dwarwolf ... :lol: !

Although that cover is pretty awful I have to admit that I am not a fan of the Josh Kirby artwork either - I prefer Paul Kidby as I find his style more to my taste and more how the characters appear in my mind.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:57 pm

Hi mattgn, if you go to Amazon UK site and look for M.A. you can view front, back and inside covers as well as zoom them. :)
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Postby kakaze » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:12 pm

Dotsie wrote:What on earth?! What is Cuddy trying to do with Angua? And is Detritus threatening to shoot Carrot?


It looks like Cuddy is threatening Angua with his axe, but I think he's just ready to behead the dragon if it looks like it's going to hic-up.

Detrius isn't threatening to shoot Carrot, he's retraining Cuddy by holding his leather cape.

Danny B wrote:Why is Errol on that cover? I thought he flew off into the sunset in G!G!. I initially thought it might be the dragon used as a bomb on the Assasins Guild, but since IIRC (and I might not, it's been a couple of years since I read it last) the Watch never actually had possession of that dragon in a live state, it couldn't be.


You're right, they never had the "bomb" dragon (I can't remember his name at the moment), so it must be Erol.

Did anyone notice the tag on the box? It says "Have a Blast!" :P

Also, what do you think of Gaspode? What a cute little doggie!
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:19 pm

*is utterly speechless and appalled about Vimes - he's bloody Elliot Ness ? :shock: ? :evil: ? *

But Gaspode never goes in the Watch house does he? Unless it's supposed to be the Patrician's office in which case it could be Wuffles (except he's not in it) and it's not Elliott Ness... :shock: - Perry Mason as Vetinari *faints in horror* :lol:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:27 pm

Oh this is a fun thread... Chubby was the dragon what blew himself up, I think... Pants, Pants Pants, lol I shall make that one into the dictionary if only by sheer volume of usage.

Wow the Kirby cover is insane.

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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:31 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:*is utterly speechless and appalled about Vimes - he's bloody Elliot Ness ? :shock: ? :evil: ? *

But Gaspode never goes in the Watch house does he? Unless it's supposed to be the Patrician's office in which case it could be Wuffles (except he's not in it) and it's not Elliott Ness... :shock: - Perry Mason as Vetinari *faints in horror* :lol:


Gaspode is in Night Watch... he is an exceptionally long lived dog apparently, and Yes he does go into the old watch house. :prickle prickle prickle: *There, there Jan, have a chocolate and it will all be better*
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:33 pm

Danny B wrote:
kakaze wrote:Well, there's this one:

http://www.lspace.org/ftp/images/bookco ... arms-2.jpg

but I think it's one of the American covers. I can't find any other full images.


Why is Errol on that cover? I thought he flew off into the sunset in G!G!. I initially thought it might be the dragon used as a bomb on the Assasins Guild, but since IIRC (and I might not, it's been a couple of years since I read it last) the Watch never actually had possession of that dragon in a live state, it couldn't be.:? On a sidenote... Why is Errol being petted by Danny Bonaduce? :shock:


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! no idea.
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