Favourite bit of Unseen Academicals (may contain spoilers)

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Postby meerkat » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:48 pm

Oh I don't know. He, Ridcully, Ponder and The Truth Paper are going to follow the Pex chicken. That is humiliation OR WHAT! :lol:
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Postby Macarona » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:33 pm

meerkat wrote:Oh I don't know. He, Ridcully, Ponder and The Truth Paper are going to follow the Pex chicken. That is humiliation OR WHAT! :lol:

I just hope he follows it up in another book or maybe a short story.
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Postby LilMaibe » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:39 pm

Macarona wrote:
meerkat wrote:Oh I don't know. He, Ridcully, Ponder and The Truth Paper are going to follow the Pex chicken. That is humiliation OR WHAT! :lol:

I just hope he follows it up in another book or maybe a short story.


I doubt it :( I mean, seems as if Snuff is set 6 years after Nightwath, which makes it about 3-4 years after UA (goign by inofficial timeline, mind you)
If all, it will be a brief mention.

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Postby Macarona » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:53 pm

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Macarona wrote:
meerkat wrote:Oh I don't know. He, Ridcully, Ponder and The Truth Paper are going to follow the Pex chicken. That is humiliation OR WHAT! :lol:

I just hope he follows it up in another book or maybe a short story.


I doubt it :( I mean, seems as if Snuff is set 6 years after Nightwath, which makes it about 3-4 years after UA (goign by inofficial timeline, mind you)
If all, it will be a brief mention.


Well a short story to tie up the lose ends would be nice. Just read the beggining of yours but I don't really have time now I'll finish it later.
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Postby meerkat » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:53 pm

Why not be shameless! Your stuff is good! :D
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Postby LilMaibe » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:51 pm

meerkat wrote:Why not be shameless! Your stuff is good! :D


But they
shot the chicken with a bazooka...
(and the story hasn't even really started yet...)
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Postby meerkat » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:26 am

ooooh SPOLIERS! :lol: :lol:
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Postby LilMaibe » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:52 am

meerkat wrote:ooooh SPOLIERS! :lol: :lol:


I thought you already read it? :shock:
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Postby meerkat » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:43 pm

Yes, but someone might not have! Anyway, it was good.
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Postby LilMaibe » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:48 pm

meerkat wrote:Yes, but someone might not have! Anyway, it was good.


Gods, i'm slow today *puts up spoiler*
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Postby Inkmusic » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:49 pm

meerkat wrote:Do miss the burser though!

Did nobody else notice that? The Bursar was amazing in other books, and I don't know if he's even in this book! Now, I know all of you will be correcting me as soon as possible, but the one complaint I had with this book was that I thought it would focus more on the original staff: Runes, Chair, Senior Wrangler etc. Instead, they introduced new characters like the bledlows! Okay, I tell a lie. I had two complaints. What was the matter with Drumknott in this book? I loved the bit about the mug, but he was so....prejudiced in this book.
I did love Glenda, though.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:53 pm

Glenda is a delight! My favourite character from UA I think. :D
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:59 pm

Inkmusic wrote:
meerkat wrote:Do miss the burser though!

Did nobody else notice that? The Bursar was amazing in other books, and I don't know if he's even in this book! Now, I know all of you will be correcting me as soon as possible, but the one complaint I had with this book was that I thought it would focus more on the original staff: Runes, Chair, Senior Wrangler etc. Instead, they introduced new characters like the bledlows! Okay, I tell a lie. I had two complaints. What was the matter with Drumknott in this book? I loved the bit about the mug, but he was so....prejudiced in this book.
I did love Glenda, though.


The whole book was a bit weird IMHO especially when it came to characterisation of the...characters... The names were there and they were in the right groups... but aside from that...
Ponder was so neatly heading to become a fully fledged member of an IT-department... he was THIS close to ACTUALLY greet people coming into the HEM unannounced with -Have you tried turning it off and on again?-
Why did he had to be rewritten like this *has sad*
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:24 am

Well, he's getting on a bit now. And it would be hard for him to be just head of IT with only him in the department. Also, Ridcully needs someone to shout at now that the Bursar has been retired (quite right too, poor man).

As for Drumknott, well we've never really had much info on him, so Terry can use his attitudes to reveal more about Vetinari's.
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Postby LilMaibe » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:15 am

Yeah, I know, but I've gotten the impression his personally inverted... That one scene with the CoC, where he demands a student is punished for trying something to see if it would work and what would happen even managed to make me stare at the book agape.
I'm aware Ponder's (said to) have seen through Ridcully's obfuscating (sp?) stupidity, but he should know better than to assume everyone gets what he's talking about.
It's just weird...
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