Tonyblack wrote:All I can say is that this sort of story is almost what fan fiction was invented for . . . just don't expect me to read it.
LilMaibe wrote:After all, how WOULD you or anyone else actually feel if there'd be such a story, anticipating the end, wonder after the climax how future stories will run now and Vetinari steps from the shower?
Actually, the very fact that anyone has come up with a plot is probably a good reason why it won't happen. Terry has said that he doesn't read fan fiction or discussions of his books because there have been situations where an author has written a book and a so-called fan has then insisted that the author had pinched their idea.
Tonyblack wrote:Welcome to the site, Falooda!
I have to say that I'm really, really glad that Terry didn't write that for so many reasons.
Not least being that, unlike you, I'm not a Carrot fan and, apart from his appearance in Guards! Guards!, (where he actually served a useful role as a literary device for introducing us to the Watch and Ankh Morpork), I've thought him to be a stagnant character with slightly less than two dimensions.
Also, getting rid of Vetinari makes no sense whatsoever as that character is a creation of pure genius.
The idea of a trousers of time type adventure would be for me, like those Alternate Universe episodes of Star Trek DS9 and I really dislike those even though I'm a huge fan of Star Trek.
All I can say is that this sort of story is almost what fan fiction was invented for . . . just don't expect me to read it.
Australis wrote:Despite Tonyblack's misgivings about fanfic (some of which I heartily share) I nevertheless have written a couple, stories I really wanted to 'read', that TP wouldn't do, and they work for me. They're out there if you look for them.
One I wanted to do was the flip side of Jingo, the world where the other Disorganiser went, where the Klatchian army came to Ankh-Morpork and therew was a glorious last stand. I figured it would be a bit longer than I could spare the time for. But it's always a possibility.
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