WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE SCENES IN DISCWORLD NOVELS !!!

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WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE SCENES IN DISCWORLD NOVELS !!!

Postby ghostsecurity28 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:34 am

PRESENTLY READING MASKERADE AND THIS SCENE I LIKED AND CAN SEE IT CLEARLY IN MY MINDS EYE !!!

"Greebo sat on top of the kitchen cupboard and watched the performance with interest.
"Use the ladle, why don't you?"said a scene shifter
"It won't reach! Walter!"
"Yes Mrs Clamp?"
"Give me that broom!"
"Yes Mrs Clamp!"
Greebo looked up at the high ceiling, to which was affixed a sort of thin, ten-pointed star.
In the middle of it was a pair of very frightened eyes.
"Plunge it into boiling water", said Mrs Clamp "that's what it said in the cookbook. It never said "watch out, It'll grip the sides of the pot and spring straight up in the air"-
She flailed around with the broom-handle.
The squid shrank back.
:lol:
And in Heather's case, there were sometimes Third Thoughts and Fourth Thoughts, although these were quite difficult to manage and sometimes led her to walk into doors
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:39 am

I've always enjoyed the gambling scene on the river-boat in Witches Abroad. :D
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:52 am

That is a very good scene granny playing cripple mr onion !! still not sure how to play it with friends yet :lol:

love the greebo and vampire bat scene :lol:


"Vampires have risen from the dead, the grave and the crypt, but have never managed it from the cat."
And in Heather's case, there were sometimes Third Thoughts and Fourth Thoughts, although these were quite difficult to manage and sometimes led her to walk into doors
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Postby michelanCello » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:59 am

I like the one in Interesting Times when Rincewind is trying to break out of his cell.

It dawned on him that he was working on the wall that led to Twoflower's cell. Taking several thousend years to break into an adjointing cell could well be thought a waste of time.
He started on a different wall. Scratch... scratch...
There was a terrible scream.
Scratchscratchscratch-


I mean, I can see it as if it was happening right in front of me. It's sooo Rincewind. :wink:
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:29 pm

I loved the scene where Death is The Hogfather in the department store. I laugh out loud every time. The TV version just didn't do it justice.
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
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Postby raisindot » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:41 pm

Oh, I can't just post one. Here are my favorites, in not necessarily descending order.

[WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD]



1. Vimes's final confrontation with Wolfgang near the end of The Fifth Elephant

2. Moist, after going through the epiphany of seeing Mr. Fusspot make a buzzing appearance in the courtoom, finally freeing himself to admit his past in Making Money

3. Vimes confronting the city dwarfs after the attack on his home in Thud!

4. Granny's final confrontation with the Magpyrs near the end of Carpe Jugulum

5. Tiffany Aching's final confrontation with the Elf Queen in Wee Free Men

6. Lobsang's appearance before the Abbot near the end of Thief of Time where he chooses to become a sweeper instead of a monk and is reprimanded by Lu Tze for his smugness

7. Mr. Tulip's first "art appraisal" in the home of Lord De Worde near the beginning of "The Truth."

8. The restaurant scene in "Going Postal" when Moist, upon meeting Reacher Gilt for the first time, realizes that he is in the presence of a master

9. The scene in Hogfather where Death and Albert reprimand the king for demanding gratitude from the peasant to whom they've given food that he doesn't want

10. The final confrontation between Vimes and Carcer (and Vimes' subsequent conversation with Vetinari) in "Night Watch."


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Postby Jane » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:19 am

I like the scenes halfway through a book where it seems like everything is going the protagonist's way. It usually comes with a mental success montage. Like the golems delivering mail, hobos selling newspapers, and clicks being popular. Money rolling in is also part of it.
It just gives you the warm fuzzies, doesn't it?
The rumour spread through the city like: ______.
A) Wildfire
B) Margarine
C) Venereal disease
D) A disco of pain
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Postby mspanners » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:14 am

Toooooooooo Many to mention........ it is like opening a box of chocolates and finding they are all your favorite ones!!!!

BUT if I had to choose one then it is the fight when Carrot and Nobby are on patrol the first time and Carrot finds the door open and Nobby was going to rob the shop............... and they eventually end up in the Drum and Vimes and Colon...... eventually....... arrive to rescue Carrot after He has won the battle!

Cracks Me up every time! :lol:
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:30 pm

HERE IS ANOTHER I ADORED

There was a commotion coming from the dragon house.
Vimes entered, and shut the door behind him.
He rested the crossbow against the door.
The yammering and squeaking increased. little gouts of flame puffed above the thick walls of the hatching pens.
Vimes leaned over the nearest one.
He picked up a newly hatched dragonette and tickled it under the chin.
As it flamed excitedly he lit his cigar and savoured the smoke.
He blew a smoke ring at the figure hanging from the ceiling. "Good Morning " he said.
The figure twisted frantically. By an amazing feat of muscle control it had managed to catch a foot around the beam as it fell, but couldn't quite pull itself up.
Dropping was not to be thought of. A dozen baby dragons were underneath it, jumping up and down excitedly and flaming.

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:25 pm

Too many to think off - will have to make a list... :?
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Postby Addams » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:31 am

Hmm, i would say the whole discussion and stuff between Tiffany Aching and the Wintersmith really was damn good, well written and even touching.

At the end of the 5th elephant, the little conversation between Carrot and Angua.

And of course when Death and Miss Flitworth dances in my personal favorite Pratchett book, Reaper Man.
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Postby mspanners » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:02 am

One cameo (is that the right word?) that also sticks in the mind is the scene when Vimes uses the Dragon to stop the riot at the sanctuary - rip off from Dirty Harry - 'Are you feeling lucky?'

Not word for word with Dirty Harry but near enough for me!

:lol:

Ever since then I have visualised Vimes as a middle aged Clint Eastwood!

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:53 am

Don't forget the Watch motto: FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC (make my day, punk). :lol:
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Postby mspanners » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:45 pm

:lol: Yea............... The Watch are my fav people from the books...... any other bits borrowed from the movies in terry's books................ I think Good Omens is loosely based on The Omen, any others?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:26 pm

Blown Away - Gone with the Wind (wiv 1000 elephants)? :wink:
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