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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:12 am

Hi Jazcat welcome to the wonderful world of Pratchett
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Alanz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:13 am

Welcome to the Forum jazcat :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby michelanCello » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:01 am

Welcome from me too! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:41 am

Hi there Jazcat! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 am

jazcat wrote:Hi all. I am extremely lucky to be here. I am an inveterate reader but, for some unknown reason, had never found Mr. Pratchett's works. About 3 months ago I saw Snuff in the library and, well, the rest is history. I have read or listened to about a dozen of the books so far and just bought 26 books on eBay. That should keep me for a few more weeks.



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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Catch-up » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:28 pm

Welcome Jazcat! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:53 pm

Welcome to the forum,jazcat. :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby chris.ph » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:12 pm

welcome all ive missed :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Alanz » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:21 am

Welcome back the hairy chef, where have you been :?:
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Kin Arad » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:43 pm

Welcome Jazcat and people I have missed (sorry) :)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby SophieRachel » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:35 am

Hello!

I'm Sophie, 26 and live near Manchester and have been reading Terry Pratchett novels for a very very long time, he was the first person to get me in to "fantasy" and I've been hooked ever since!

I've actually joined up looking for information - I'm doing an OU course and one of my extended pieces of work is on how different myths or mythical characters have been "re-used" by other people in other periods of history. The first one that jumped out at me was The Last Hero/Prometheus but I haven't got much further than that and thought maybe somebody here could give me a hand or at least a prod in the right direction!

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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:58 am

Hi Sophie and welcome to the site. :D

Have you read any of Jacqueline Simpson's books on myth and folklore? Her book The Folklore of Discworld is very interesting.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Penfold » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:55 am

Hellooo and welcome Sophie. I've read a couple of Jacqueline's books and found them very good. :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:47 am

Hi and welcome to the forum Sophie, I have a copy of The Folklore of Discworld and you should find something helpful inside. :)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:13 pm

Hi there Sophie :D

Lords and Ladies is full of Celtic myth references with the Queen of the Fairies and the Long Man (as is I Shall Wear Midnight) drawing on British folklore. Small Gods too has some recycled and satirised biblical parallels like pious old ladies in parables and the fate of prophets and hermits (St. Ungulant?). Unseen Academicals has references to harpies (The Little Sisters of Perpetual Motion? who follow Nutt) and there's a Medusa from Pseudopolis in the Watch briefly referred to in Snuff is it?

There must be loads more with the Four Horsemen of the Apocralypse cropping up several times with Death in tow and the terracotta army (in legend form) in Interesting Times - lots of things to cherry pick ;)
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