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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:16 pm

Tonyblack wrote:There were three Gorgons and Medusa was one of them. :P


Wasn't there a famous one called Zola? :lol:

(sorry Batty!)
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:31 am

Blimey Pooh, you're on form today. :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:49 am

poohcarrot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:There were three Gorgons and Medusa was one of them. :P


Wasn't there a famous one called Zola? :lol:

(sorry Batty!)
Was that the South African one that ran away. :)
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:40 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:There were three Gorgons and Medusa was one of them. :P


Wasn't there a famous one called Zola? :lol:

(sorry Batty!)
Was that the South African one that ran away. :)


Ran all the way to the UK, but never wore shoes, so her feet smelled a bit cheesy.

(sorry again Batty!)
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Postby Batty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:40 pm

poohcarrot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:There were three Gorgons and Medusa was one of them. :P


Wasn't there a famous one called Zola? :lol:

(sorry Batty!)

I'll put it down to you being feverish or infected with swine flu! :lol: :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:19 pm

chris.ph wrote:
Dotsie wrote:Of course. Medusa must have procreated at some point, and now there's loads :shock:

you do realize whoever did the deed couldnt look her in the face :lol:


And this is different than most guys, how? :D

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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:54 pm

:lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:51 pm

:lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:00 pm

:roll: So true... :P
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Postby meerkat » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:16 pm

For what it's worth and it's not worth much...
I felt I was waving a fond faretell to the DW. As I read through it appeared that certain characters were appearing and disappearing in sentences with very little 'fleshing out'. I felt I was reading a requiem. Having read it three times now, as I originally thought I had misunderstood the sensation I was getting, I still arrived at the same conclusion. :cry:
I am now re-reading the entire series and wait to see what happens when I reach UA.
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:03 pm

meerkat wrote:For what it's worth and it's not worth much...
I felt I was waving a fond faretell to the DW. As I read through it appeared that certain characters were appearing and disappearing in sentences with very little 'fleshing out'. I felt I was reading a requiem. Having read it three times now, as I originally thought I had misunderstood the sensation I was getting, I still arrived at the same conclusion. :cry:
I am now re-reading the entire series and wait to see what happens when I reach UA.


It's worth a lot :D

But I disagree with you.

When I read Making Money I thought the same. It wasn't original, it wasn't laugh out loud funny. It didn't seem to have any deep meaning. To me it seemed like a book that had been produced by a conveyor belt author who had to meet a deadline to satisfy his publisher.

But, I thought Nation was brilliant. And I thought Unseen Academicals was very good, definitely in the top half of all TP books.

You can't have a book set in AM without having Vimes, William De Worde, Angua etc. Their characters didn't need to be fleshed out coz we already know their characters. Nutt was good, Glenda was good, Vetinari was brilliant, and Dr Hix has to be one of my favourite characters ever.

I recommend not passing judgement until you read "Midnight". :D

I didn't like Monstrous Regiment. Maybe UA is just your Monstrous Regiment.
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Postby meerkat » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:59 pm

Hi Poohcarrot.
You could be right. I do not like Monstrous Regiment either, I think it is a bit anaemic.
But don't get me wrong, I liked UA very much and felt a lot for Glenda, and strangely and I can't explain why, Pepe. I also have a thing for Vetinari and don't get me started on why I like Sam Vimes or both of us could end up needing therapy. :wink:
It's just the sensation I got when reading UA. I shall plow on and see what happens this time round.

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Postby raindog » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:39 am

re: Gorgon Vs Medusa's in DW.

"Right now I'd swear in a Gorgon." - Sam Vimes, from Feet of Clay.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:59 am

raindog wrote:re: Gorgon Vs Medusa's in DW.

"Right now I'd swear in a Gorgon." - Sam Vimes, from Feet of Clay.
Hi raindog and welcome to the site! :D

I'd forgotten that bit. :lol:
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:46 am

Two things in my re-reading that I found rather odd to be there:

Vetinari wrote:Cunning: Artful, sly, deceptive, shrewd, astute, cute, on the ball and, indeed arch...
U A Page 57

Now when I read the word cute, I think of cats, spaniel dogs, bunny rabbits and guinea pigs ... I do not think of Politicians ... could that have been acute?

Nutt wrote:"I have comitted what you said to memory, Mr Trev."

Trev replies "Oh Brutha, an I'll bet you 'ave, at that..."
U A page 72

What does an Omnian prophet got to do with football? Especially one that someone like Trev has probably never heard of? Should that have been brother? 'Oh brother ...' sort of thing?

Just some observations that I thought were odd word choices that's all!
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