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Postby theoldlibrarian » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:55 pm

Welcome Nándor or some such salutation :wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:16 pm

Welcome to the site Nandor :D
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Postby MissTeatime » Fri May 21, 2010 5:58 pm

*Ahem*

The first time I started suffering from depression I isolated myself from the world. I was in fifth grade and spent the breaks in school reading and re-reading the Discworld books. My logic at that time was that, since there was a world that was so much more interesting and funny, why should I bother trying to make friends with people who thought I was weird? The books were all the friends I needed.

This time around, and please don't lynch me for saying this, reading Discworld books just didn't do the trick. The months before I went to see a doctor and got medication and therapy were the worst of my life, partly because I was unable to enjoy the works of my favourite author. Happily, the meds kicked in just in time for Unseen Academials.

/ rant over. :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 21, 2010 6:49 pm

Discworld can be a great place to escape to - but eventually eventually real life will intrude on even the most wonderful fantasy. Discworld is for visiting - for taking a holiday and escaping, but you wouldn't want to live there. :)

Sorry to hear you have been so unwell - depression is just awful. And glad to hear you are feeling better now.
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Postby MissTeatime » Fri May 21, 2010 7:12 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Discworld can be a great place to escape to - but eventually eventually real life will intrude on even the most wonderful fantasy. Discworld is for visiting - for taking a holiday and escaping, but you wouldn't want to live there. :)

Sorry to hear you have been so unwell - depression is just awful. And glad to hear you are feeling better now.


God, no - I just know that sooner or later I'd end up buying one of Mr. Dibbler's sausage-in-buns, and I'm a vegetarian! :lol:

And thanks. :) I'm pretty sure that part of it was that I've been in a pretty hard place in my life - finals, uni entrance exams and suchlike. Happily that will all be over in a few weeks. :D
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Postby kytten » Fri May 28, 2010 8:57 pm

I joined just so I could write this.

It has been a dearly-held dream to one day meet Sir Terry, so I could say this to him in person. I don't know if I'll ever get the chance, and I want him to know.

It is very likely that his books are the reason I'm alive today. When I was about 9 some stuff happened. I don't feel like talking about it in detail, but it sent me into depression, self harm and regular suicide attempts. A couple of years later, I discovered several of his books at a friends house. I started with Equal Rites and felt right again. When I read the books, I felt like me, I was happy. Over time, I pulled myself out of depression with the help of therapy and Discworld.

Terry helped me discover my sense of humour, the myself under the layers of self-hate, and my desire to write. I have a lot to thank him for, and sincerely hope this gets to him.

Does anyone know of an email address to gets to him, or to someone connected with him?
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat May 29, 2010 12:09 am

If you go to the forum's main page you can send a message via his publishing agent which should be here. :) The Colin Smythe Terry Pratchett Archive
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 29, 2010 12:34 am

Welcome to the site, kytten! :D

I think a few of us here (I know I can) can identify with you there. I'm very glad you are still with us.
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Postby chuckie » Sat May 29, 2010 4:34 am

Welcome to the forum Kytten :)
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Postby michelanCello » Sat May 29, 2010 6:08 am

Welcome, Kytten!
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Postby Penfold » Sat May 29, 2010 1:16 pm

Hellooo and welcome from me too, Kytten! :D
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Postby Cheery » Sat May 29, 2010 2:11 pm

Hello from me too :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sat May 29, 2010 3:38 pm

Welcome from me too :D
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