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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Batty » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:22 pm

Welcome to everyone I haven't already welcomed!
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That should cover everyone! :lol:
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby BonesofElvis » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:25 am

Hello and welcome to Watchman and Samsscarf.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Creosote » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:52 am

Hello, all. First time on this forum (I posted a message the other day), though I used to be moderately active on alt.fan.pratchett. (I was first on Usenet groups in the early '80s, which means I'm an old codger.)

Lately I've started rereading all of the Discworld novels in the order of publication, first time I've done that since discovering them 10 years ago. It's a fascinating (and needless to say enjoyable) experience. I had remembered Colour of Magic as fun but lightweight, but was blown away by its inventive genius; I had forgotten how much of the Discworld and Ankh-Morpork in particular is there from the start, and how Discworld evolves over the years from Terry following up suggestions made in a sentence or two there. (For example, who would have predicted that an offhand mention of the Temple of Small Gods in CoM would lead to the exploration in Small Gods of what it means to be one?) I had remembered Equal Rites as one of the weaker novels, and it's true that it doesn't hang together as well as it might, but it's an amazing thing to watch Terry discover as he's writing it that the story is really about Granny Weatherwax rather than Eskarina (or at any rate, Granny takes over the stage), and with that he's got the start of one of great characters in modern fiction.

(FWIW, the first Discworld novel I read was Eric, chosen because I was browsing the stacks at my university library & it was short and had intriguing illustrations. Probably the last Discworld book one would recommend as a starter! But it was plenty of fun and I never looked back.)
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby KateSloane13 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:02 am

I'm rereading them in order too. And I've discoverd that one or two I thought I liked less are actually way up there.

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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:14 am

Welcome to the site, Kate! :D

I have often found that Terry's books that I didn't much care for, became firm favourites on subsequent readings. It definitely pays to reread Pratchett.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:06 am

Welcome Creosote and Kate! :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby janet » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:08 am

Welcome to Creosote and Kate! We old codgers and cat lovers seem to be right at home here :lol:
I also reread the earlier DW books last year, also in order of publication, and experienced the same joy as you. Forgot how good Moving Pictures and Soul Music are.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby YoungSam » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:01 am

Hi new members, welcome to the forum. I'm Ula and if any of you are From Brissie (Aust), join me and the Pratchett Partisans for fun and games at one of our regular catchups. If not, I look forward to seeing you sometime or another at a DW event in the UK or elsewhwhere in the world
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:39 am

Welcome Creosote and Kate :D I listened to all the unabridged audio books in order last year and picked up so many more details and side stories that I missed before.
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Penfold » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:33 am

Hellooo and welcome Creosote and Kate. The books are definitely worth rereading since so much can be missed on just one go through. :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:58 pm

Hi there Creosote and Kate :D

Raising Taxes has turned into Raising Steam Kate and it's supposed to be out this autumn in hardback (we have a topic for it HERE) :dance:
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:55 pm

Welcome to the forum, Creosote and Kate. :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby chris.ph » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:07 pm

welcome to any i have missed :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby chuckie » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:37 pm

As above :D
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Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself 5

Postby Catch-up » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:25 pm

Welcome Creosote and Kate! :D
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