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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:24 pm

cabbagehead wrote:Young Sam is now of a suitable age to attend Susan's school. I'd love to see him coming home with tales from the history field trips. Alas, I doubt Pratchett will go there.
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:48 pm

SUFFER IN YOUR JOCKS EVERYONE!!!!!!

I can't find the book the library says I need to return before they will give me access to Snuff (its here somewhere! Bloody kids!).... so I STILL have Snuff to look forward to.

My 23 yr old is annoyed and being nasty to me... says she LOVED Snuff and keeps teasing me and and and wants me to read it so she can blab blab blab with me about it! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:03 pm

Hi cabbagehead,welcome to the site. :)
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby cabbagehead » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:28 am

Thanks for the welcome, Tonyblack and Who's Wee Dug!
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:26 am

I must say, I do like the idea of Young Sam at Miss Susan's school. He could learn about poo on all new levels. :lol:
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Postby MoonJewel » Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:03 pm

Lately I've been reading the Discworld novels as something I know that I will enjoy no matter who the book features. I've loved the YA Discworld books and the characters that come out of them.

I really hope we have a few more books, a grand finale as you will. It would be nice to see some of the characters from older books coming into a united storyline that connects with new characters. I almost want it to be something big and crazy where characters I know and love die, characters we haven't seen in awhile come back, and the entire fate of the discworld is at stake. I just feel like the latest books have lacked those dire consequences.

That said, I know that no matter what comes out, I will preorder and read over the course of a day or two. As much as I haven't loved the more recent books as much as some of the older ones, they're still better than a lot of the books out there.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:39 pm

I could not agree more MoonJewel, I'm looking forward to the Long Earth coming out next June co-authored with Stephen Baxter. :D
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Postby AuntyVague » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:17 pm

Tristan wrote:I hope hope hope for another Death/Susan book!! As someone mentioned, we haven't had one in ages and I'm really starting to miss those characters. I also feel like Terry could still do so much with those characters (can't say the same about the Watch/AM).


I'm still happy to read a good yarn about the Watch and AM, but I do miss Death (not something I'm likely to say in any other context!) and Susan.

I feel like the wizards have gone as far as they can go, but I also thought that about the witches until they developed further (as Ash pointed out) in the Tiffany series. So I'd be happy to be wrong about the wizards too.

I'm with those above me, I'll put aside everything else for a new Pratchett :)
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Postby LilMaibe » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:20 pm

Personal vote here is on a further Susan/Wizards X-over concerning getting the timeline back to what it used to be...

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Postby cabbagehead » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:15 am

I doubt Pratchett knows what the 'real' timeline is supposed to be. Just stick to your preferred trouser-leg of time.
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:14 am

cabbagehead wrote:I doubt Pratchett knows what the 'real' timeline is supposed to be.


If not he then who?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:27 pm

cabbagehead wrote:I doubt Pratchett knows what the 'real' timeline is supposed to be. Just stick to your preferred trouser-leg of time.
I'm inclined to agree. No one could hold all that information in his head and the story is, I think, more important to him than the timeline. :)
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Postby cabbagehead » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:33 am

If not he then who?


The canonical timeline is impossible. Whichever way you look at it there are contradictions, and signs that Pratchett changed his mind about some things between books. He himself said that Discworld sometimes has alternate pasts. So just decide which alternative you like.
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Postby LilMaibe » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:28 am

That is the thing:

These inconsistencies were handwaved in Thief of Time with the mention that time broke before and that putting it ogether again didn't work so well.
Now, in ToT, time breaks again and gets, apparently, put back together the way it should have always been.
Not to menion those time thingies except for one exploded, if I remember correctly.

That means, the time we have now in the stories is the time as it always should have been.

Look at the stories since nightwatch. Show me one inconsistency within those.
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Postby high eight » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:30 am

cabbagehead wrote:
If not he then who?


The canonical timeline is impossible. Whichever way you look at it there are contradictions, and signs that Pratchett changed his mind about some things between books. He himself said that Discworld sometimes has alternate pasts. So just decide which alternative you like.


And it doesn't matter anyway - Patrick O'Brian, in his series of historical seagoing adventures, kept 1812 going for about three years to fit in all the stories he wanted to tell and very few people noticed (and even fewer cared).
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