WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE SCENES IN DISCWORLD NOVELS !!!

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Postby Andy M » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:36 am

I like the end part of Feet of Clay, where Vimes & Dorfl are confronted by the priests . . . so well written you can almost hear the characters voices in your mind as you read

. . . Vimes had a feeling about the immediate future and took a few steps away from Dorfl.
'But the gods plainly do exist,' said a priest.
'It Is Not Evident.'
A bolt of lightning lanced through the clouds and hit Dorfl's helmet. There was a sheet of flame
and then a trickling noise. Dorfl's molten armour formed puddles around his white-hot feet.
'I Don't Call That Much Of An Argument,' said Dorfl calmly, from somewhere in the clouds of
smoke.
'It's tended to carry the audience,' said Vimes. 'Up until now.'
The Chief Priest of Blind lo turned to the other priests. 'All right, you fellows, there's no need for
any of that—'
'But Offler is a vengeful god,' said a priest at the back of the crowd.
'Trigger-happy is what he is,' said Ridcully..."
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Postby Igor » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:05 pm

Ahh, it's one of those cruel questions along the lines of "which of your children do you love most" asked to a parent with double digit progeny count, eh?

If I was to pat one on it's small, adorable head, I'd pick the one where Nobby explains to Cuddy what everyone knows about dwarfs.
No, not that Igor. The other one.
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Postby raisindot » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:19 pm

Andy, I like that scene too but I think I like even better the bit that either comes before it or after it when one priest suggests that Dorfl be ground to atoms to see whether he has a soul or not, and Dorfl agrees to this--provided they do the same thing to one of the priests. After all, fair is fair!

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Postby Portia » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:51 am

My absolute favourite scene is end of Guards! Guards! where Vimes calls on Lady Sybil. The dialogue is so touching.

The scenes involving Gladys the Golem in 'Making Money' always struck me as very funny too. I love the literature she is given by Adora Bella.
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Postby fanahoria » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:57 pm

I like all the scenes between angua and carrot.



The one in carrots bedroom when gaspode says Kiss her!!. wow

and when Carrot call sargent Colon while was grabbing her arm to explain her who were the women in list (widows and orphans) She was so embarrased!

In fith elefant after get buried Gavin. she ask him to kill her if she becomes evil. and after that when the wolves try to kill Angua and Carrot saves her. Just like Gavin did!!
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Postby Jack Remillard » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:54 pm

A Vimes scene which comes to mind is the bit in Feet Of Clay when he's been set up, and people come in expecting him to be drunk. :D

"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers," he snarled, prodding the man in the chest. "A peck of bloody pickled peppers Peter Piper damn well picked. Do you want me to continue?" He said, poking the man until his back was against the wall. "It doesn't get much better!"

But he has so many great scenes!


My favourite Granny Weatherwax scene is her confrontation with the vampires at the end of Carpe Jugulum. :)
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Postby dennykay » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:40 pm

"But doesn't Nobby know that your technically naked under your fur?" "DON'T EVER TELL HIM THAT!"


oh, and the scene where WDW and Gunilla talk about the differences between dwarfs and humans.

and, like, nearly every discworld book.
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Postby Quatermass » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:25 pm

Although it doesn't actually fit into my top favourite scenes, the scene where Vimes goes berserker at the end of Thud! made an impression on me. I was surprised and heartwarmed when young Sam heard Vimes reading Where is My Cow? from so far away. And I enjoyed that whole thing with the Guarding Dark.

It made enough of an impression on me that it was one of the few Discworld scenes that I thought should have the backing of real-life music. I mentioned in my review blog, after reading and reviewing Moving Pictures, that the scene where Giga-Ginger comes out of the screen near the end should have the backing of Martin Slavin's Space Adventure (specifically the part from about 1:10).

Well, while I only got that impression on a second read-through of Moving Pictures, almost immediately after reading Thud! for the first time a couple of years back, I felt that this rather atmospheric piece from Silent Hill 2, called Betrayal, fitted that scene. However, I feel thatthis fan remix of the same music is probably more fitting.

Hmm. Maybe I should make a separate thread. 'Music to listen to Pratchett to'.
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Postby MongoGutman » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:17 am

one scene I like which proves Nobby aint quite as daft as he appears -

~"King?" he wheezed, "And have Mr. Vimes cut me head off?"
"All the brandy you can drink, my lord," said a wheedling voice.
"'S no good if you aint got a throat for it to go down!"
"What are you talking about?"
"Mr Vimes'd go spare! He'd go spare!"
"Good heavens man-"
"My lord," someone corrected.
"My lord, I mean - when you're king you can tell that wretched Sir Samuel what to do. You'd be, as you would call it "the boss". You could -"
"Tell Ole Stoneface what to do?" said Nobby.
"That's right!"
"I'd be king and tell Ole Stoneface what to do?" said Nobby.
"Yes!"
Nobby stared into the smoky gloom."
"He'd go spare!"
"Listen you silly little man - "
"My lord - "
"You silly little lord, you'd be able to have him executed if you wished!"
"I couldn't do that!"
"Why not?"
"He'd go spare!"

(Feet of Clay)
that was one of the really laugh out loud moments for me
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Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:30 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby meerkat » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:08 am

Rincewind in Fourecks meeting Mad the Dwarf IT
Hex whenever he's telling 'lies to Humans' or just one-upping the Wizards
TFE when Sybil bargains with the Low King for the fat (clever)
The Wizards in IT when the Barking Dog arrives in the magic circle (I laugh out loud every time I read that bit! It's just like a pantomime)
The Assassin's attempt to 'sight' Vimes in NW
The Death of Rats thoughts, in Hogfather
The talk between Achmed and Vimes at the ruins in J
Cheery's bravery in showing she is a female in FOC
And all the reactions between DEATH and the recently departed.

And many many more!
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Postby Siren » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:31 pm

Quatermass wrote:Although it doesn't actually fit into my top favourite scenes, the scene where Vimes goes berserker at the end of Thud! made an impression on me.


Me too! I was sat on the busy train home when reading that section for the first time, desperatly trying not to burst out laughing like a loon....

Ooh, more of a quote than a scene but from Wintersmith (my current read)

"They still stared. Feegles have very worrying stares. They're even worse than chickens in that respect.

'A metaphore is a kind o' lie to help people understand what's true,'
said Billy Bigchin, but this didn't help much.

'And he won her freedom by playing beautiful music', Roland added.
'I think he played a lute. Or maybe it was a lyre.'

'Ach, weel, that'll suit us fine,' said Daft Wullie.
'We're experts at looting an' then lyin' aboot it.'"


:lol: Aren't Feegles just the best?!
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Re: WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE SCENES IN DISCWORLD NOVELS !!!

Postby Cool Middle Name » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:33 pm

ghostsecurity28 wrote:PRESENTLY READING MASKERADE AND THIS SCENE I LIKED AND CAN SEE IT CLEARLY IN MY MINDS EYE !!!



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Postby hazel8252 » Fri May 27, 2011 10:58 am

Too many to choose, but:
I love the scene in Maskerade where Nanny serves the pudding, cracks me up every time.
Also throughout the whole of The Fifth Elephant when Sybil is trying to tell Vimes her 'news'.
Hogfather, where Ridcully uses the Johnson bathroom (then has it sealed up again straight afterwards!)
And pretty much any scene involving the librarian!
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Postby meerkat » Fri May 27, 2011 11:08 am

Good choices Hazel! WELCOME!
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