Rincewind - Where is the love?

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Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby CJDobs » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:14 pm

Been rolling through a few threads this afternoon on here *cough*worksabitquiet*cough*...... and I've discovered an alarming trend of Rincwewind haters....

wha?

How can you not love Rincwewind?? :?

I suppose from my perspective, The Discworld was originally about Rincewind. If you have read the DW books chronologically (and lucky/old enough to remember the orginal publication being issued!) then the early books were a series of road trips where Rincewind, as our erstwhile if somewhat reluctant travel guide, sprinted through the scenery shrieking 'ohshitohshitohshitohshit'.

Along the way, Rincwewind's journey was embellished, then put on hold as Death and Guards and Witches and gods and confidence tricksters and newspaper entrepeneurs and golems and bands with rocks in and movie stars and a couple of wars etc etc etc all took the centre stage....but for the first few years certainly, RIncewind was THE DW constant.

So come on, let's feel the love for the Wizzard....without him, our DW geography would be a lot less interesting :)
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby meerkat » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:47 pm

I adore Rincewind! I would be quite happy to make him a potato patty to order and mend his threadbare clothes for nothing.... in a sisterly way... you understand... :D
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:52 pm

I like him you know he going to run away but end up saving the day, he also makes me laugh. :mrgreen:
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:29 pm

Always liked Rinso - he's a sensible girl's wizzard *wise nod* :twisted:

It's true the running away does get a little tedious but it's always fully justified in context :lol:
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:52 pm

As mentioned - Rincewind is often used as a literary device that allows Terry to explore the Discworld in ways that he'd find difficult to do with many of his other characters. He's almost a cartoon character in that he is indestructible.

I'm in the same situation as CJ - I started the books at the beginning, so Rincewind has always been there from the start and therefore has a certain place in my heart, even if he isn't my favourite character. He's never really developed in all his adventures. Yes he's a coward, but sometimes he does incredibly brave things. ;)
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:53 pm

I like Rincewind.

Don't like Sir Dave portraying him, though.
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby RJH » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:35 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I like Rincewind.

Don't like Sir Dave portraying him, though.


Well said Rincewind is my fav character and his books are amongst the best in my view but hate that David Jason played him, for me it was a massive casting cock up. :evil:
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby ladyramkin » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:13 pm

I love and adore Rincewind and always will, though it took me a long while to get over seeing David Jason in the part.
Could they have picked someone more wrong in every way. Now Mackenzie Krook......
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby meerkat » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:24 pm

oooh yes, thin, scraggy beard, but no wooden eye! :lol:
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:35 pm

Yeah, Mackenzie Crook would have been brilliant.
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby LilMaibe » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:01 pm

Ye know, whenever I see posts like the last three I wonder:
Is someone from MobFilms on the board and if yes, why do they ignore the actors we come up with? D=
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby meerkat » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:08 pm

Cost of hiring the actors.
The Agents fees.
The fact that there is a hierarchy in acting.
Some actors are chums of the author.
The Author might not like the chosen actors.
And the ones they really wanted were busy doing other things at the time of filming.
And of course the producer might be useless in getting the actors they want.

.........And no one ever listens to a fan anyway!

That's prob'ly why, Meebs! :D
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby LilMaibe » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:11 pm

well, 'twas more of a metaphorical question.
Ah, if the movie after UA will really be Sourcery there is still a chance of them getting the casting right...
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:29 pm

The important think as far as using Sir David is that a lot of non-Discworld fans will have watched it JUST because he was in it. There are probably a lot more Discworld readers now after watching those TV shows and that's the main thing. He was not my idea of Rincewind, but he wasn't horrible at the part. Whoever had played the part, some fans of the books wouldn't be happy - so why not use a big name that will attract a bigger audience?
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Re: Rincewind - Where is the love?

Postby raisindot » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:33 pm

No love for Rincewind here.

Then again, I started reading DW books from the "classic" era of Thief of Time and The Fifth Elephant, when PTerry's literary prowess was at its peak.

By the time I got to the first DW books I had read nearly all the other books, so I suppose there was nothing left but disappointment. I find the RIncewinds books tiresome, particularly the early ones. As others have said, he is essentially a cartoon straight man for more 'zany' characters to bounce off--the fantasy equivalent of Adams' Arthur Bent.

Even the later wizards books rarely varied from formula and Rincewind never evolved as a character. Which is quite likely why Pterry largely dropped him as a main character over the years, since he had more fertile narrative territory to plow with the Guards, the Witches, Susan and one-offs like Soul Music, The Truth and Monstrous Regiment.
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