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Postby jackiew » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:58 pm

You can see Granny Weatherwax at the Woodhouse Players production of Carpe Jugulum in November in East London. See www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk for full details
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Postby Ash » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:40 pm

I think Granny Weatherwax is a brilliant character but I struggled with the dedicated witches books until I had read the Tiffany Aching series. After reading them she has become one of my favourite characters alongside Sam Vimes.
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Postby PyscoFalcon » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:23 pm

I like Granny but wouldn't like to meet her in a dark ally.

Nanny Ogg on the other hand I could take to the pub :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:40 pm

Just don't get her on the Scumble, or she'll be singing about Wizards' knobs all night!!

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Postby PyscoFalcon » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:07 pm

Cheers.

Ooo I could help with the wizard Knob singing thing and it could start mid noon!
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Postby DaveC » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:34 pm

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Postby Olorin » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:37 pm

I hope Granny makes a return soon, she's like the Discworld version of Gandalf... her labours go well and in the end she always proves mightiest.
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Postby Maura:-D » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:07 pm

@Raisindot I totally agree! They are my fav characters by far and I would love a book with them both... :D
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Re: Granny Weatherwax...

Postby engineeringsimon » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:45 pm

She's got an awesome world view. In fact lots of Chuck Norris facts could be adapted for Granny.

Perhaps: "You don't look at Granny Weatherwax, she allows light to reflect in your direction..."

She was the inspiration for the first Discworld tune I wrote... http://snd.sc/N7TNhz
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Re: Granny Weatherwax...

Postby feanor » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:07 pm

Ayup All...

Just to re-ignite this topic, As I was watching Going Postal again for the second time this weekend, I thought how perfect Claire Foy would be for an Old/Young Granny Weatherwax. she has the chin and everything. The 'Proper' haughty demeanour and presence and everything don't you all think ? I fancy a shot for telly of 'Equal Rites'... what about you lot ?
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Re: Granny Weatherwax...

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:40 pm

I always saw Granny Weatherwax as quite tall and thin from the descriptions of her in the books, Claire Foy is good for one of those but at just 1.62m (5' 3¾") is too short to be Granny
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Re: Granny Weatherwax...

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:41 pm

Isn't there a description of her appearing taller than she actually is - somewhere?
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Re: Granny Weatherwax...

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:44 pm

Hmm, not sure and lots of pages to check.......
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Re: Granny Weatherwax...

Postby =Tamar » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:03 am

Tonyblack wrote:Isn't there a description of her appearing taller than she actually is - somewhere?

That's later, in the Tiffany books.
People do often get slightly shorter as they age and the padding between the vertebrae gets thinner. However, I'm fairly certain that pTerry originally intended Granny to be quite tall and then decided to change it to "appears" tall; he did that first with the head schoolteacher at Susan's school in SM, and (if I recall correctly, and I think I do) he has Susan thinking of her as "the woman" which is a way of reducing someone's influence.

Other people in Ankh-Morpork definitely perceive Granny as tall, and she was perceived as fitting into a tall woman's dress in WA. So Granny is actually at least medium height for the Ankh-Morpork average; Nanny may well be short.
However, Tiffany first met Granny when she was only nine years old, and she may have perceived Granny as taller than she really was. Later, when Tiffany is older, taller, and less nervous about Granny, she changes her emotional perception and now sees her as less tall than she originally thought. This new perception may not be any more accurate than the first one. Tiffany now has emotional reasons for wanting to see Granny as less imposing. All the first sight in the world isn't going to combat a deep emotional need.
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Re: Granny Weatherwax...

Postby raisindot » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:47 pm

Granny is the size of a Feegle. She uses headology to make people believe she's tall. :D
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