Twoflower's Eyes

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:45 pm

Dotsie wrote:And wasn't there a reference in Interesting Times to him wearing glasses?


Cohen calls him four eyes in Interesting Times :wink:
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Postby Marco » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:18 pm

Didn't any of the wizards wear glasses.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:16 am

Since Twoflower's visit it seems like glasses have become pretty common in Ankh-Morpork. Whether this is because of Twoflower or not though, we don't know. :D
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Four-eyed Twoflower

Postby J.S. Lopes » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:18 pm

In Brazilian Portuguese translation , Twoflower is called "four eyed", but I think translator didn't catch the real sense (in Brazil it's also use this pejorative expression four-eyed for people with glasses) due the influence of Josh Kirby's art. Josh also depicted Rincewind as an old-aged white-bearded man, while in the book he's clearly described as a 20 to 30-year-old nerdish guy.
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Re: Four-eyed Twoflower

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:21 pm

J.S. Lopes wrote:In Brazilian Portuguese translation , Twoflower is called "four eyed", but I think translator didn't catch the real sense (in Brazil it's also use this pejorative expression four-eyed for people with glasses) due the influence of Josh Kirby's art. Josh also depicted Rincewind as an old-aged white-bearded man, while in the book he's clearly described as a 20 to 30-year-old nerdish guy.
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It's always interesting to read what the characters are called in different versions of the books. I think we've got a thread about it ssomewhere.
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Four-eyed Twoflower

Postby J.S. Lopes » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:21 pm

Four eyes would sound to "alien" for a guy, and Twoflower is clearly shown as on ordinary human being. I think it's based on the stereotype of Japanese tourists (in Brazil, it looks like an American tourist stereotype)
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:27 pm

I agree - he's the typical foreign tourist with his colourful shirt, expensive camera and too much money. :D

HERE'S the foreign names thread I mentioned. :D
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:30 pm

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Postby spideyGirl » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:39 pm

Welcome J S Lopes!
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:53 pm

Welcome from me too :D
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Postby author3 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:57 pm

I always imagined him four eyed but then I saw the movie and now I picture him with glasses uugh
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:19 pm

author3 wrote:I always imagined him four eyed but then I saw the movie and now I picture him with glasses uugh
That was the thing. When Terry wrote the book he said that Twoflower had four eyes - but what he actually meant was he was wearing glasses. Remember the people in A-M hadn't seen glasses at this point. Josh Kirby took the description literally when he did the cover.

As many of us will testify, if you wear glasses in school, you get called 'four-eyes' - or Joe 90, or Milky Bar Kid... :roll:
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Postby Penfold » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:33 pm

hellooo and welcome J. S. :D
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Postby ChristianBecker » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:48 am

Since none of the Agateans in IT were described as having 4 eyes, I'm in favour of the glasses theory.
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Postby author3 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:12 pm

Well I started wearing glasses this week and I haven't been called four eyes yet :D
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