Favourite character?

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Postby Jane » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:12 pm

People greeters. :D
That reminds me of those happy old people in supermarkets that say hello on your way in. And give you a sticker if you look under 7.

Do you guys go to cons, too? :o
The rumour spread through the city like: ______.
A) Wildfire
B) Margarine
C) Venereal disease
D) A disco of pain
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Postby Sarah Sto Helit » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:30 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Hi there Nat - Vimes Vetinari and Granny W - the unholy Trinity :twisted:

it's still Gaspode really though! :evil:


Gaspode rocks!!

but the trinity has to be Vimes, Granny and Death!!! surely
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:16 pm

Death's 'different'! :lol:

I always think he's not really 'of' Discworld - he's more the bag man who clears up and make sure the dead mostly stay that way and get where they're supposed to be going (obviously poor old Reg Shoe and other Zombies aren't included in that). Because of the 'duty' he doesn't really effect life on the Disc as such (yes I know he's saved it from the Auditors twice) so he's doesn't 'belong' in the planes of the living and can't really influence things like Vetinari, Vimes and Granny can - he doesn't know how to be human either, so he's out in a league of his own as a kind of cosmic champion more - in Thief of Time for instance he does kind of save the world, but as the world was frozen and then just carried on once Lobsang and Susan had put things right with the help of Lu-Tse nobody knew what he'd done. And in Reaperman the face-off with the Auditors was because he'd abandoned his duty - so if he expects thanks for that one he can think again! :lol: :wink:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:10 pm

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Makes for interesting reading that :D
Thanks Jan it did work before, I remember reading about a vision phone being hacked in a humorous SF/Fantasy book by an American author and that was back in 1968 before the term was invented or even the vision phones were invented,it was called the Butterfly Kid loosely part of a trilogy of separate linked books, I still have them they were a fun read. :)
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:23 am

Sarah Sto Helit wrote:
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Hi there Nat - Vimes Vetinari and Granny W - the unholy Trinity :twisted:

it's still Gaspode really though! :evil:


Gaspode rocks!!

but the trinity has to be Vimes, Granny and Death!!! surely


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Postby madam » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:56 pm

gah i am surrounded by cretins :lol: Margolotta, Vetinari and Vimes rock my entire wardrobe never mind my socks. :D still i appreciate im in a minority group here. and possibly an endangerd species if the grace/havelock fans ever get onto this thread...
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Postby AndieKry » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:50 pm

Hi all,
Had no time to read the whole thread - just my view/opinion/whatever the healthy brain can afford - Rincewind and Twoflower - both were the beginning and they gave the flavour for the rest of Discworld.
Of course, Death is exceptional.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:08 am

Himself, you forgot the luggage. Image
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Postby Addams » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:36 pm

Hmm, let's see :

Moist (i love this kind of rascal), Susan, Death, Vetinari, Ridcully and the librarian are my favorites.

Second row : Sally, Angua, Carrot, Nobbs and Colon.

Hope we will read more about the vampire girl in Snuff, she works fine with Angua, kind of a funny duo.

Well, if Pratchett manages to talk about something else than Vimes for a couple of pages of course. (cross fingers)
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Postby Spike » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:28 pm

Hard to say who my absolute favourite is.

Would have a hard time choose between Granny Weatherwax, Sam Vimes, Adora Belle Dearheart (of course), the Patrician and the Librarian. And Capt Carrot, Nobby Nobbs, Susan, Twoflower...

erm...

I suppose thats the great thing about Pratchett - his characters are so fully fleshed out that they all have (pretty much) have something to endear themselves.

Ok, possibley not a Reacher Gilt for example, but y'know what I mean.
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:40 pm

Hi
well that one is awkward slightly I must insist that I have 4 all on the same parr 1= Errol the dragon[love the little critters in general]
2= captain samuel vimes [pretty much an alcoholic myself ...mmm rum]
3= Rincewind of course [social outcast myself and my dog is small and deadly follows me everywhere]
4= the three witches [lol]


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Postby Jane » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:16 am

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I got a copy of Soul Music yesterday, and I like Buddy.
I think it's because I'm a squealing teenage Discworld fangirl. :oops:
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Postby bikkit » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:24 am

SQEEEEE (and I havn't even seen the fanart :roll: )
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Postby NeoNico » Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:57 pm

Carrot would deffinately have to be my number one ^^ I always imagine him looking a bit like Damian Lewis, but with a Welsh accent :D
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Re: Favourite character?

Postby InfernoOrangeSS » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:25 am

Having read through a number of books since my last post where I stated that Rincewind and Death are my two favorites...I have to add Moist Von Lipwig to that list. I absolutely loved Going Postal!

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