Allison Weatherwax (possible witch book spoilers)

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Allison Weatherwax (possible witch book spoilers)

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:26 pm

Ok, this to me was never really clarified. the name kind of came out of no where in Carpe Jugulum. but i want to know, is Allison Weatherwax THE "Black Alice" mentioned in the earlier witch books or not?
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Re: Allison Weatherwax (possible witch book spoilers)

Postby Willem » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:57 pm

Apparently not, according to the Discworld wiki


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Re: Allison Weatherwax (possible witch book spoilers)

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:06 pm

Black Allis is Aliss Demurrage.

Different person all together. ;)
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Re: Allison Weatherwax (possible witch book spoilers)

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:42 pm

So i wasn't the only one to think that (though the poor reading comprehension crack was a bit unfair). her real name is mentioned only ONCE, in wyrd sisters. i just figured it was always implied but never settled and since terry changed a bit since then, well, i chaulked it up to being like the patrician in CoM. you know? Ideas by a less experienced author.

and it would fit more, be more significant, more than a vague mention of someone you never heard of (allison i mean). and would fit with terry's cynical views. IE there were all these fantastical stories about her, and everyone SAID she was bad (Aliss) but in the end the real truth was that she wasn't bad, not really. Just a showy, quirky, witch.
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Re: Allison Weatherwax (possible witch book spoilers)

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:47 pm

I must admit to having been confused about it myself at one point - but the Discworld Companion is pretty clear about it.

In Carpe Jugulum, Granny learns that her grandmother Alison didn't go bad, as she'd feared - she went to Uberwald killing vampires. :mrgreen:
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Re: Allison Weatherwax (possible witch book spoilers)

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:33 pm

Though her family called her Buffy. :mrgreen:
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