Jane wrote:He still abuses capital letters, though. Sacha does that too.William de Worde wrote:And finally, on the lighter Side, it is being said that the Dwarfs can Turn Lead into Gold...
Haha, he's such a wonderful, pun-loving character. ^__^
My teachers would hate him.
fanahoria wrote:I want to ask you. How does Detritus sounds in English?? I mean with this particular way to talk ("Der" instead of "The" and so on) Does it sounds Russian or German or what? and Nobby? and Serafine von Uwervald? If its not very dificult to explain
I thought that apart from the lisp Jeremy Irons's voice and accent were just right in 'The Colour of Magic' (it's about 2'20" into this clip: The Colour of Magic - episode 1 part 3). The lisp is just wrong. I wish the actors would read some of the books to get their characterisations right. I mean, David Jason? I think he's a pretty good actor and I like the things he's done, but not this. Rincewind was just not right. Hard to say exactly what was wrong, but he's far more sympathetic in the books. More world-weary, brow-beaten rather than mean and he came across as pretty mean in this portrayal. I digress… Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder, hmm. Pretty good. The accent's definitely right, but I always imagined Vetinari as softly spoken - understated. He doesn't need to shout and speaking softly makes him more menacing , in that uderstated, implied threat-of-possible-nastiness way of his .deldaisy wrote:And Vetinari.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP5kkX1S ... re=related
FTB? What's FTP? There was a Ram's skull too, but I don't know where that appeared. It was one of the later books. Best joke in 'Hogfather' (the film) was the "Anthill inside" sticker on Hex, made to look like the Intel ones.LilMaibe wrote:…
Glasstubes with Ants and cardboardthingies (SM)
Glasstubes, Ants, Cardboard replaced by keyboard, unreal time clock (IT)
Quill and Paper replacing dice with occult symbols (LC)
Mine's Nicholas. My first name's Martin. My parents always intended to call me Nicholas or Nick, but thought 'Martin Nicholas Pretzel' sounded better than 'Nicholas Martin Pretzel'. In Germany your christian name doesn't have to be your first name, but this has caused much confusion here, so I always use the latter; it avoids being addressed as Martin. It's not that I mind Martin (I used to hate it), just that I don't immediately respond to it.Sjoerd3000 wrote:I don't have a middle name too! My sister has one though
I'm not aware of any pronunciation guide for the Discworld books, I can only tell you how I pronounce them. I'm sure there'll be some differences of opinion but here goes:
I hope that helps, but, as I said, there's bound to be some disagreement here . It'd be interesting to hear other opinions.
- I used to pronounce Detritus Deh'-tri-tus (with a short 'i') but have come to pronounce this the same as the word Deh-try'-tus
- There can't be much controversy about Nobby, it's Noh-bee'
- I pronounce Serafine Seh'-ruh-feen although a German pronunciation would be Zeh'-rah-fee-neh.
- As for Uberwald, with my German background I pronounce this Oo'-buh-valt although I use the German 'ü' sound, to which 'oo' is an approximation
And a question of my own: what does XD mean? I've seen it a few times and can't think of anything that fits.
I wondered that for ages as well, until I asked.Selkie wrote:And a question of my own: what does XD mean? I've seen it a few times and can't think of anything that fits.
It's a text smilie - a laughing face with the X as the eyes and the D as a smile. Kinda like a "LOL" or a ":-)" or a cross between them.
Thank you, Selkie. No wonder I couldn't work it out, I was entirely on the wrong track!Selkie wrote:It's a text smilie - a laughing face with the X as the eyes and the D as a smile. Kinda like a "LOL" or a ":-)" or a cross between them.
I read this differently. I didn't think he meant that it would cause a panic in others - that's just silly, rather that it would cause Knocker/Winsborough himself to panic, as, given that we are in one of the rougher parts of Ankh Morpork, he would at best be mercilessly teased.Tonyblack wrote:It wouldn't really cause a panic, it's Terry trying to be funny and the joke doesn't really work (at least in my opinion). If anyone was really called Winsborough they'd probably be teased mercilessly (or worse) because it's such a stupid sounding name.
The guy in Night Watch certainly wouldn't want the blokes he worked with finding out his real name, because they'd probably mock him.
But it really wouldn't cause a panic - it's a sort of far-fetched idea that Terry is putting forward to show how silly the name is.
I hope that helps.
Tonyblack wrote:Only Terry knows for sure what was going on when he wrote the books.
Trev Likely has an internal-monologue Oh Crap moment in Unseen Academicals, when he realizes that the wizard who's supposed to use magic to prevent any cheating on the soccer field has just blocked all magic, including his own, from operating there for the duration of the game.
LilMaibe wrote:Just found This on tvtropes:Trev Likely has an internal-monologue Oh Crap moment in Unseen Academicals, when he realizes that the wizard who's supposed to use magic to prevent any cheating on the soccer field has just blocked all magic, including his own, from operating there for the duration of the game.
when did that happen? I checked and can't find it (if someone gives the page number, corgi edition please if possible)
Terry Pratchett in Unseen Academicals wrote:But I’m not playing, Trev thought, because of my old mum. He glanced down at the palm of his hand, no star there, he was sure of that. Anyway, he thought, staring at the opponents, when it all goes bad the referee is a wizard, after all.
‘“Let others boast of martial dash, for we have boldly fought with cash,”’ roared the crowd at various pitches and speeds.
I mean, Trev thought, he wouldn’t switch off his own magic, would he?
‘“We own all your helmets, we own all your shoes.”’
I mean, he really wouldn’t do that, would he? The only person who could stop it if it all went wrong wouldn’t have made a mistake like that?
‘“We own all your generals–touch us and you’ll lose.”’
Yes, he has done! He has done just that!
‘“Morporkia! Morporkia! Morporkia owns the day,”’ Trev shouted to quell his own rising panic. He has done that, we all saw him! He’s kept his own staff inside the field where you can’t do magic. He looked at Andy and Andy nodded. Yes, he had worked it out as well.
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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