Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby simmonds91 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:51 pm

People will surely go mad for fanfiction, it's popularity will rocket once T Pratchett passes away.
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:15 pm

Erm . . . I don't think so. Why would anyone want to read badly written nonsense, full of well loved characters doing unlikely things, when they can just reread the original books?

And yes, I have read some fanfiction and that is why I dislike it so much. :snooty:
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby pip » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:37 pm

Got to agree . the actions of the characters in most fan faction reflect something of the fan rather than the characters or original writer. That's not what I want to read.
We'll be inundated with Angua and Sally lesbian pornography before you know it.
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby simmonds91 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:24 pm

I suppose your right, you've read some so you know how rubbish it can get, I have not however and will be reading a lot when no new discworld novels come out. the idea of an angua and sally lesbian fanfic leads to thinking of a vetinari and vimes gay fanfic..... as I recall there is one out there :lol: twas mentioned on another thread. you've a point about the fans reflection in the work but I can't be satisfied with the same old stories for ever and ever, when T Prtchett passes away there's going to be nothing OTHER than fan fiction (new stuff that is).
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby pip » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:28 pm

If they get the Watch series up and running it could keep a plot going which will be more satisfying than fan fic
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby simmonds91 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:36 pm

True...
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby raisindot » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:31 pm

pip wrote:Got to agree . the actions of the characters in most fan faction reflect something of the fan rather than the characters or original writer. That's not what I want to read.
We'll be inundated with Angua and Sally lesbian pornography before you know it.


Especially if Kemar does the book cover.. :D
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby Slantaholic » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:19 pm

I've got a list of Discworld fanfiction sites here:
http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6534&sid=0567e31ddfc37f7bdf61f7241e3ea445&sid=0567e31ddfc37f7bdf61f7241e3ea445#p303282

Fanfiction.net and Archiveofourown.org are top, with over a thousand fanfics each.

Where's the great Angua/Sally stash then? I found some explicit fan art once! It's broadly Polly/Maladicta.
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby pip » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:44 am

The Angua / Sally stuff is so hot you have to be practically dead to view it :lol:
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:11 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Erm . . . I don't think so. Why would anyone want to read badly written nonsense, full of well loved characters doing unlikely things, when they can just reread the original books?

And yes, I have read some fanfiction and that is why I dislike it so much. :snooty:


I'm with Tony on this one why would you want to read this dross :roll:
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:45 am

DW FF 99% of it is crap. :|
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby meerkat » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:23 am

Tonyblack wrote:Erm . . . I don't think so. Why would anyone want to read badly written nonsense, full of well loved characters doing unlikely things, when they can just reread the original books?

And yes, I have read some fanfiction and that is why I dislike it so much. :snooty:


Got to agree with Tony. The originals can not be touched. Fan fiction can be so cheap it is painful. Best to stick with the original.
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:30 pm

I don't think I could ever go near the FF thing. It all sounds so self-indulgent & bloody boring.

I'm finally reading Raising Steam & am enjoying it so far.
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:23 pm

Well, I'm about half way through Raising Steam. I'm still enjoying the read but nothing much has happened! My favourite bit so far is the mention, although not by name but I'm guessing it's her, of Nanny Ogg scrounging coffee from the clacks tower at Lancre. Coffee with a drop of Scumble anyone? :D
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Re: Raising Steam *Warning Spoilers*

Postby =Tamar » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:23 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:Well, I'm about half way through Raising Steam. I'm still enjoying the read but nothing much has happened!

It has been said by some that the pace of the book is like a steam engine, slowly accelerating as it builds up steam for the big whoosh at the end, whistles blowing, full speed ahead.
But then, I live where I can still hear railroad whistles and rumbling trains.

I happen to think that even subtle human interactions count as something happening, which is probably why I overreact when I read that complaint. I've read it quite a lot lately about books by Diana Wynne Jones, for instance - books in which there are wars and personal tragedies and families broken up by manipulation behind the scenes. Not enough car chases, I guess.
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