Slantaholic wrote:We had Klatchian wizards and sorcerers in Sourcery, as well as some witch from Krull from previous books. I presume that Klatchians are dark-skinned Asians on Discworld.
Slantaholic wrote:Candle dribblers aren't very high up in power or very well paid. There's also Modo the gardener. It's like implying that all the University staff and students are aliens and that the only normal people are the gardener and a candle-dribbler. Everyone else is inaccessible to anyone who isn't "alien white".
Slantaholic wrote:The fourth SoD left me puzzled and angry over historically inaccurate priests; one "good guy" equipped with an axe is like a looter out of World of Warcraft.
=Tamar wrote:Slantaholic wrote:ertain famous Roundworld universities, though as you say, they seem to have forgotten about Esk's being officially a UU wizard, not to mention Granny who at one point was offered a chair. Susan Death has visited UU more than once as well. It's possible that Esk stayed for quite a while and as has been described, they quietly rewrote the rules so as not to include her, and managed to forget that she is female. Sir Terry did once say on alt.fan.pratchett that there was a roaring trade in false beards at UU, implying that there may be more female wizards than show up specifically in the books.
Dotsie wrote: how many other universities are there on the Disc?
Dotsie wrote:Do we even know if other species can do magic?
=Tamar wrote:Are we going to distinguish betweenbeing a magical entity (vampires, werewolves, elves, medium-small gods) and doing magic?
Dotsie wrote: Do you think a vampire should have a place in the faculty? What would an elf do?
Dotsie wrote: My point was that there aren't many universities on the Disc, nor are there any other species that have the same mastery of magic as humans, so it's a bit daft to say that the UU is either racist or speciesist. No spells, no chair!
Dotsie wrote: (one spell for making a broomstick fly isn't going to impress for long)
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