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Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 27, 2011 8:09 am

Welcome to the site, Mr.Hazey! :D

I would concur with the Mad Collector regarding Abe Books. Good luck and happy hunting.
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Postby RJH » Fri May 27, 2011 4:49 pm

@ The Mad Collector & Tonyblack, many thanks went on and I have found it, just waiting for the seller to reply to my many questions before I purchase it.

It is a great website and will be using it more often. Also thanks for the welcome.
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:36 am

Hi, me again:

Say, in which book do we learn Ponder never knew his father? I just can't find it anymore :(
(Yes, still working on that guide)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:47 am

LilMaibe wrote:Hi, me again:

Say, in which book do we learn Ponder never knew his father? I just can't find it anymore :(
(Yes, still working on that guide)


I think in the Last Continent it's mentioned Ponder was raised by his Aunts
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:48 am

Sjoerd3000 wrote:
LilMaibe wrote:Hi, me again:

Say, in which book do we learn Ponder never knew his father? I just can't find it anymore :(
(Yes, still working on that guide)


I think in the Last Continent it's mentioned Ponder was raised by his Aunts


That I got, but I think elsewhere it was also said he never knew his father.
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:46 am

And yep, me again.
In addition to the still standing question:
How far is Pseudopolis from AM?
I heard some say 500 Miles, other's say half a day's ride, which is about 40 miles.
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:28 am

wiki wrote:Pseudopolis, (its name means "fictitious city,") is the nearest major city to Ankh-Morpork (approximately a half day's journey by horse) and is first mentioned in the first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic.
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:13 pm

Thanks, but I'd appreciate a quote from the stories. After all, AFAIR the Mapp also put it roughly 500 Miles away from AM, not 50
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Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:20 pm

Rounding error.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:39 pm

There's an excellent map of the Sto Plains on Deviant Art. I know the maker of the map posted here about it some time ago. I think it's pretty accurate* and, as you can see from the scale, it is much less than 500 miles. I thought that Lancre was about 500 miles from A-M. :)

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*as accurate as a map of a fictitious place can be.
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:52 pm

Thanks. As said, I'm rather confused. Some sources say half a day on horse (which is, had to check again, 10-12 miles) others say 100+ Miles (up to 300 (my mistake here))
Don't know what the 'Discworld Mapp' (official one) states. :(
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:00 pm

I just went and got out my Discworld Mapp and measured it. It would appear to be about 600 as the pointless albatross flies, but I'm sure that isn't right. I once tried to follow Rincewind and Twoflower's journey on the Mapp and it just didn't make any sense at all. :lol:
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:06 pm

Trouserlegs, I tell you. I more and more got the feeling that each story we hear is from a different one :?
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Postby LilMaibe » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:54 am

*carefully raises a hand(1)*

Yes, me again:
Say, I don't have the book at hand, but when did UA take place? Month-wise. If it was said in the book.

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:16 am

On page 71 Trevor takes Nutt to a pre-season friendly between The Angels and the Whoppers. It's raining. I'm guessing that the story is set at the end of summer, but how that works on DW is a bit unclear.

There are 13 months in a DW year and 8 days in a week.

Offle, February, March, April, May, June, Grune, August, Spune, Sektober, Ember, December and Ick - the extra day in the week is called Octeday.

I don't know offhand if a specific date is mentioned in the book, but even if it is, it might not directly relate to a similar period on our world. :wink:
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