How did you discover Discworld/Terry Pratchett?

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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:55 pm

meerkat wrote:Ah, I remember those first few innocent days. "I'll go on for one hour a day!" I thought.

Yeah right! This place is addictive!


And now imagine someone would have the nerve to link tvtropesin one of the threads.You'd never get away from the comp anymore.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:53 pm

Welcome to forum April. :)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:54 pm

LilMaibe wrote:
meerkat wrote:Ah, I remember those first few innocent days. "I'll go on for one hour a day!" I thought.

Yeah right! This place is addictive!


And now imagine someone would have the nerve to link tvtropesin one of the threads.You'd never get away from the comp anymore.
You can't say you were not warned. :lol:
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Postby Ragdoll » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Welcome April :)

My story of finding DW:
Hm... I think I read my first TP book (Color of Magic) somewhere in the mid 80s, when I was a kid, maybe early teens. Found a translated book in the local library and simply gobbled it a couple of times. But alas, the library never extended the series with more (only as an adult did I figure they only translated 1, maybe 2 of the first books into Danish at that time).

So, I forgot all about the series, and somehow got back on track much later, in the late 90's I think. Can't remember how I managed to relocate it, but (re)read Color of Magic in original language this time and something went 'ding' at the back of my head. Had a 'darn copyists' kinda reaction XD Although I did not remember why I thought that. during that book it finally dawned on me that I had read it before ...*somewhere* ... I think it was Luggage that finally gave it away :D

Then I set out on a quest to get the series as it were around millenium (so while everybody else spoke about Y2K bug, I thought in DW terms), being a poor student I could only afford 1 trip a month to the book store ... where I could grab a handful of books, so took me around half a year or so to get up to speed with DW series. Been bit easier to follow since then XD

..... and now I find myself thinking I should get an extra copy of those most cherished books... as some of them are in bit of tatters from the reading :o
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:37 am

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..... and now I find myself thinking I should get an extra copy of those most cherished books... as some of them are in bit of tatters from the reading :o
Oh, I know that feeling! :lol:
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Postby meerkat » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:28 am

I try VERY HARD not to crease the books if I can help it :lol: and I am preparing to buy replacement for the spines that have creased badly.

I do not read my two signed copies. They are pristine in plastic bags!
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Postby pip » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:51 am

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..... and now I find myself thinking I should get an extra copy of those most cherished books... as some of them are in bit of tatters from the reading :o


Yep been there. Now i have all the hardbacks carefully covered in plastic :lol:
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Postby Arianwen » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:16 pm

If Im honest I treat books pretty badly , some books I have special additions of like my 1910 copy of Pride and Predudice or my collection of war poems from 1914 , but other than that I use and abuse them for me they service a perpose. But I dont get attatched to stuff very easily any way .
I cant even remember why I started to read DW if Im honest I hated it when I was younger, then I think I was curiouse when I was about 16 and started to read Pyramids and I think that was it, I was hooked but very privet about my addiction.
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Postby Ragdoll » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:04 pm

pip wrote:Yep been there. Now i have all the hardbacks carefully covered in plastic :lol:


O.O
Uh.. not going that far ... I think .... lol :)

I am thinking of maybe getting the new releases of DW - the one with black cover and some art stuck on the front. I liked the idea of an "adult version" for Harry Potter (actually, I think that one is much prettier than the various kid's versions) - my only gripe with the release of DW "adult cover" is... it's rather ugly. Almost tossed them across the room when I saw them in the bookstore a few days ago >.<
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Postby meerkat » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:08 pm

The black covers with the gold writing look amazing on a book shelf!
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Postby ayc_always » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:39 pm

Hello all, just poking my nose around this place after searching in Google for Terry... oh well what have i gotten myself into this time. :P

Anyhow... I was Year 9 or something in boarding school. I was waiting for him to finish his game on the first Playstation. My friend had a copy of Interesting Times on the shelf. I picked it up, looked at the cover and I thought "Oooo pretty pictures.. with wizards. running for their life." so i picked it up and started reading.

Nope, I had no idea what i gotten myself into then, either. :P
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:45 pm

Pleased to meet you, ayc_always! Welcome to the site. :D
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Postby meerkat » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:46 pm

WELCOME AYC! Feel frre to jump in anywhere!
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:24 pm

Welcome ayc_always. :)
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Postby BobtheDrog » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:31 pm

I first got into Terry Pratchett through my mother who's been a fan since the colour of magic first came out. It's not unknown for myself, my mother and my brothers to all pick up copies the day a new book comes out
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