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Postby Penfold » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:34 am

Marvellous story. :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:04 am

Science - it's just this huge squishy unpredictable thingie :lol:

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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:17 pm

Deldaisy (Bouncy called you DD so that's your name from now)

My youngest daughter never uttered a syllable until she was three and a half. Twice a month my wife took her to a special clinic in Tokyo. She started a pre-kindergarten class as soon as she turned 3 and either the class, or the clinic did the trick. One month ago (aged four and a half), the clinic said she no longer needed to go. :D

If it makes you feel any better, did you know that Einstein couldn't speak until he was 8? 8)
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:34 pm

Jan: :D Thank you

Pooh: DD? I wish.
Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for your little girl :D I get so excited for any parent who gets a result... any result. Oh and like Einstein she writes in perfect mirror writing :D and can't tell her left from her right (but she may have inherited that last one from her mother).
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Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:07 am

Does anyone reckon that due to The Science books, Terry's later novels get a lot more scientific?

For instance, today I was reading the finale of Hat Full of Sky and Tiffany talks a lot about the evolution and such...

Is this just her character? The evolution of Discworld in general? Or is it Terry's nuclear, sciencey background finally coming through.
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Postby deldaisy » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:15 am

Maybe after reading the Science of Disworld books you are only fully recognising the references?
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Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:37 am

deldaisy wrote:Maybe after reading the Science of Disworld books you are only fully recognising the references?


Maybe... just seemed to become more prominent :o
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Postby DaveC » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:00 pm

Been trudging through Science of Discworld III for the past 3 weeks now. Really enjoying learning about Darwin but chapter 34 on infinity is a real slog!
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:09 pm

I like the chapter with my name! :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:16 pm

poohcarrot wrote:I like the chapter with my name! :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:04 pm

Finally finished Science of Discworld III it's taken me over a month, a real hard slog - I have mixed feelings the story was OK and the I really enjoyed reading Darwin's bio but think overall I enjoyed II the most, storywise anyway.

In a cyclical way this is a cool moment. The start of this thread was my first ever post. So, job done, it's time I should be going!


NOT!!!

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Postby pip » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:15 pm

nearly there dave. :lol:
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Postby DaveC » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:20 pm

Just so annoyed at how long it took me to read III :x Lot's to catch up on but only 4 Discworld's to go, waiting till the summer to read ISWM when its in mass market paper back...so three really then I'll take a break and read something else.
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Postby pip » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:24 pm

Might have a spare hardback of ISWM available when i get through all the books dave.
i'l let you know in about two weeks .
Should have sorted all the boxes by then. I have a signed copy , a reading copy and then i got another for Xmas i think.
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Postby DaveC » Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:31 pm

It's Ok, i like my little paperbacks because I do most of reading on the go. I love Mr P but am looking forward to something new for a bit once I am done with UA.
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