Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:00 pm

It's not the maps and badges, etc, that niggle me, it's the four or five different versions of the same book - Hardback, Paperback, Slipcase, Black Cover, etc.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:08 pm

Much as I hate to say it on a site owned by Transworld - don't you think that might have something to do with the publishers?
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby MongoGutman » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:36 pm

For me, I'm only interested in the novels, and it doesn't matter to me one whit if it's a pristine dragonskin-bound tome signed by Duke Samuel himself or a coverless dog eared paperback found in a gutter - the words are the same. Nearly all the rest is just junk - the maps, the cookbooks, the various editions, the models and commemorative egg-cups, the plays and movies and audio cds, - it all seems like bells and whistles to me and I fail to see the point of any of it. But I don't blame Transworld or the model makers or indeed Terry - business is business and if some suckers are willing to pay real money for this worthless crap then they're going to supply the demand and thank you very much, do come again.

By the way I do have a limited number of genuine London rocks I can let you have for a very reasonable price, all carefully numbered and ranging in size from a pebble to housebrick.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby KingCarrot » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:43 pm

To be fair, it's only really worthless to those who don't want/require it. Some people don't like collecting stamps and don't see the point in it - to others it means the world to them.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby MongoGutman » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:28 pm

Yeah, I was kinda overstating for dramatic effect The value of anything is what someone is willing to pay for it - and if you're one of the suckers... I mean collectors no offence intended thank you very much, do come again.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby KingCarrot » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:31 pm

You're a nice guy aint ya, lol.

I have got the urge to go out and buy ALL the discworld memorabilia now.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby =Tamar » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:40 pm

MongoGutman wrote:For me, I'm only interested in the novels, and it doesn't matter to me one whit if it's a pristine dragonskin-bound tome signed by Duke Samuel himself or a coverless dog eared paperback found in a gutter - the words are the same. Nearly all the rest is just junk - the maps, the cookbooks, the various editions


Except that they aren't the same. I have bought both the UK and the US versions for years because there have been changes made by the different editors. Theoretically they are only made to clarify unfamiliar words and phrases (the assumption seems to be that Americans don't know UK colloquialisms, which is wrong for the actual market, those of us who read British books), but in The Truth, a change in a comma made a significant difference in the characterization of a villain, and a significant one-word line was left out, which affected another villain. There were possibly a hundred other small changes that made no major difference. (So why did they bother to make them? The editors seem to feel they must change something.) I'm not talking about spelling but actual changes in the sentences; sometimes whole paragraphs are rewritten.

I have not bought the special editions, though I trust that all the UK-published ones are the same (except for the "added material" ones).
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby KingCarrot » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:16 pm

That's the book I am reading now Tamar - I didn't know there was gonna be "villains" o_O

You spoilt the whole book for me now.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby KingCarrot » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:17 pm

I am just kidding :P

I finished that book last night - I am on thief of time now.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby Catch-up » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:29 pm

Without a doubt there are people who are thrilled to have so many things to add to their collection. Everyone defines the scope of their own collections and decides what's worth adding and what isn't. Saying that one level is acceptable and another isn't is like telling someone their choice of favorite color is stupid. What you think about it doesn't matter.

What I would find frustrating is when special things were offered with the purchase. For example, in order to get that special postcard I'd have to buy the UK signed, slipcase edition and pay overseas postage. I want the postcard, not the book. In most cases I found an easy work around, but in that sense it could be a little frustrating.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby =Tamar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:08 pm

KingCarrot wrote:I am just kidding :P

I finished that book last night - I am on thief of time now.


(whew) Which edition, US or UK?
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:33 pm

I will be buying a few goodies in the shop this weekend no doubt. :mrgreen:
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby KingCarrot » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:37 am

=Tamar wrote:
KingCarrot wrote:I am just kidding :P

I finished that book last night - I am on thief of time now.


(whew) Which edition, US or UK?


UK I believe, not too sure right now. Will check later - it's upstairs lol. I got it from a charity shop along with a few more.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby Catch-up » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:26 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I will be buying a few goodies in the shop this weekend no doubt. :mrgreen:


Lucky you! :D Say hello to everyone for me please.
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Re: Much as I love Terry & Discworld...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:51 pm

I will do so and also to the stout one. :mrgreen:
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