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Postby Dotsie » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:18 pm

Calon wrote:Pet Peeves: Germs! why the hell do they do it?


I made a career out of germs! Although now I've moved away from the dangerous ones, and towards the beneficial ones.
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 Tiffany » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:24 pm

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Real First Name: Val
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Location: Ivybridge, Devon.
Birthday: 29/5/1942
Occupation/Former occupation(s): Racing stable then riding stable groom/escort-saleslady-cleaner.
Hobbies: Birding-writing to pen pals-reading-going to car boot sales to buy things to sell at a fleamarket.
Things you love: Horses-pet animals-bird watching- the p.c.-car boot sales
Pet Peeves: Litter louts-Planners who ruin nice places in the name of progress, when there is no need to. :evil:

Me at work 19?? :D
standing by the only man in the pic :D


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Me & Blondie

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At the fleamarket, Daughter on left :D

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Discworld and Pterry favourites list (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Book: All of them, but particularly The Tiffany series & the Witches books & Equal Rites.
Favourite passage: From A Hat Full Of Sky-First Thoughts are everyday thoughts, everyone has those. Second Thoughts are the thoughts are the thoughts you think about the way you think. People who enjoy thinkinghave those. Third Thoughts are thoughts that watch the World & think all by themselves, they're rare & often troublesome. Listening to them is part of Witchcraft.
Character: Tiffany
Song: none
Pterry Quote: none
Quote from a book: As fav passage.
Place in the books: Reading Maskerade page 211, or place to be Lancre.

Your personal favourites (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Colour: Green
Food: Eggs & Bacon-Chocolate (is that a food? :D )
Beverage: Coffee
Flower: Wild Orchid (we have a lot of species in Britain)
Season: Spring/Early Summer
Book: Whatever I am reading, if it's good
Movie: Barberella, think that introduced me to Sci-Fi
Actor or Actress: Patrick Swayze
TV Show: Eastenders :D
DVD or Video (Blue Ray – whatever): Ditto movie
CD: Any John Denver, I play him the most.
Singer/Band: J.D.-Queen-Dire Straits-Status Quo-ELO-Toto-Most of the 60's music.
Song: It changes today it's TODAY J.D.
Fast Food Restaurant: McDonalds :)
Board Game: YahtzeeComputer Game:
Musical Instrument: Guitar
Cologne or Perfume: Avon soft musk
Things to do at the Weekend: car boot sales, selling at a fleamarket or bird watching.
Vacation Location: Weymouth, mainly.
Word or Phrase: Vortex
Sport/athlete: Show Jumping & Horse Racing
Favorite quote: None
Additional comments: None
Your Profile/Adopted Character Info
Name and nickname: Tiffany
Joined the forum on: 13thOct. 2008
Favorite posting place on the Forum: Anywhere I fancy going.
Why did you choose that name/character?: I like Tiffany
What made you register on this forum?: Found it while looking for info on TP.
Tell us your ‘what if’s’
If you could be anyone/thing in one of the novels who/what would you be?: Tiffany
If you lived in Ankh-Morpork which trade/guild would you want to join?: I'd still be a Witch
If you could go on a date with a character who would it be?: Rincewind :D
If you were deputising for Death, whose soul would you most like to take – and why? No one in particular. Just any that happened to die while I was on the job.

Anything else you'd like to share with us? Not at this time, as it's taken me over an hour to do this, I can't type & don't really know how to use a keyboard properly :lol:
Best wishes,
Tiff
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Postby Katariina » Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:57 pm

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Real First Name: Katariina
Gender: female
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Birthday: July 2nd
Occupation/Former occupation(s): supervisor
Hobbies: reading, comics, belly dancing
Things you love: cats, chocolate, Terrys books
Pet Peeves: back stabbers, whining

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Discworld and Pterry favourites list (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Book: Small gods
Favourite passage:
Character: Susan Sto Helit
Song: Gold, gold, gold...
Pterry Quote: They drink like rugby players, they fight like chess players (DW fans)
Quote from a book: Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence anytime
Place in the books: the Chalk

Your personal favourites (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Colour: Red
Food:
Beverage: green tea, Cube Libre
Flower: rose
Season: spring
Book: The Lord of the Rings
Movie: The Fight Club, Moulin Rouge!
Actor or Actress: Edward Norton, Cate Blanchett
TV Show: Father Ted, The League of Gentlemen, Sopranos
DVD or Video (Blue Ray – whatever): The Lord of the Rings extended edition
CD: none, I'm not really into music
Singer/Band: see above
Song: see above
Fast Food Restaurant: Cafe Picnic
Board Game: Afrikan Tähti (finnish game, you don't know it)
Cologne or Perfume: none, I get migrane from them
Things to do at the Weekend: nothing really
Vacation Location: Wincanton

Your Profile/Adopted Character Info
Name and nickname: Katariina, or Kat
Joined the forum on:
Favorite posting place on the Forum: the Drum
Why did you choose that name/character?: Cause it's my name ;)
What made you register on this forum?: Jason told me about it

Tell us your ‘what if’s’
If you could be anyone/thing in one of the novels who/what would you be?: Susan
If you lived in Ankh-Morpork which trade/guild would you want to join?: Alchemists
If you could go on a date with a character who would it be?: Moist von Lipwig, I'd like to see if he'd be able to work his charm on me
If you were deputising for Death, whose soul would you most like to take – and why?
If Pinocchio says "My nose will grow now", what happens?
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:01 pm

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Real First Name: Mike
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Location: Japan
Birthday: December
Occupation/Former occupation(s): Own English school
Hobbies: Golf, snowboarding, footy, Japan, pottering round the ruins of lost civilizations
Things you love: Wife and 2 pesky daughters
Pet Peeves: War, religion

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Comments about your picture(s): Me 21 years ago after spending 3 days hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu (in background at 6am) complete with hair and silly 'tash

Discworld and Pterry favourites list (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Book: Jingo
Favourite passage: The start of Guards Guards with the secret passwords when he first gets the wrong door then the right door.
Character: Vetinari
Song: Anything by The Whom
Pterry Quote: Ook
Quote from a book: Imo made us clever enough to realise he doesn't exist.
Place in the books: Last chapter of Nation

Your personal favourites (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Colour: Black
Food: Mexican
Beverage: Hot sake in an outside bath when it's snowing
Flower: I don't do flowers, but getting pissed under the cherry blossoms is fun
Season: Spring - Summer's too bloody hot in Japan
Book: The God Delusion
Movie: Life of Brian
Actor or Actress: Michael Moore
TV Show: Randall and Hopkirk (deceased)
DVD or Video (Blue Ray – whatever): The Matrix
CD: Pure Mania - The Vibrators
Singer/Band: Coldply
Song: The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
Fast Food Restaurant: Saizeriya - cheap italian restaurant chain in Japan
Board Game: Risk
Computer Game: Super Mario
Musical Instrument: Guitar
Cologne or Perfume: I don't do natural smell enhancers
Things to do at the Weekend: Watch English footy live at silly o'clock. Play with kids
Vacation Location: The Sinai
Word or Phrase: Here, have a lump of Afghan Double Zero and some skins
Sport/athlete: Michael Phelps - Busted hahaha!
Favorite quote: Ya believin' all the lies that they're tellin' ya
Ya buyin' all the products that they're sellin' ya
They say, "Jump!". Ya say, "How high?"
Ya brain dead. Ya got a f*#king bullet in ya head - Rage Against The Machine
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Your Profile/Adopted Character Info
Name and nickname: Poohbcarrot
Joined the forum on: Dec 31 2008
Favorite posting place on the Forum: Broken Drum
Why did you choose that name/character?: My nickname when I was young was Pooh, my surname initial is B and Carrot as in Captain
What made you register on this forum?: I get the Disc world newsletter and the last one said there was a forum

Tell us your ‘what if’s’
If you could be anyone/thing in one of the novels who/what would you be?: You bastard (because Ptraci rode him)
If you lived in Ankh-Morpork which trade/guild would you want to join?: I am not a guild member, I'm a free man
If you could go on a date with a character who would it be?: Twoflower's daughter, the cynical one who's good at kung fu
If you were deputising for Death, whose soul would you most like to take – and why? Sarah Palin's so I could say, "Creationism? Whoops, looks like you were wrong!"

Anything else you'd like to share with us? A large spliff
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:16 pm

PMSL :lol: I think there'd be a real queue for the souls of Sarah and her unassuming liberal-thinking Daddy - :evil:
I'd love to see where they go too. Somewhere hot with brimstone if there's any justice and the tormenting demons wear nothing but gold lame chaps and drink lattes? :lol:
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
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Postby caldayjd » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:07 pm

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Real First Name: Jonathan
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Location: Wirral
Birthday: 28th March
Occupation/Former occupation(s): Student
Hobbies: Music, Reading, Writing
Things you love: Everything, life, books, music, friends, family
Pet Peeves: People who hurt someone i care about i suppose...



Your personal favourites (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Food: Pizza
Beverage: hmmm. pepsi
Season: Summer
Book: Not a clue
Movie: Similarly, not a clue
Actor or Actress: Kevin Smith
Fast Food Restaurant: Subway
Board Game: Monopoly... easily
Computer Game: Ooh.. I don't know
Musical Instrument: I can't answer that, i play too many to choose
Things to do at the Weekend: Relax
Vacation Location: Brixham
Additional comments: Erm... love my middle name [Full name; Jonathan William Rincewind Davies]


Tell us your ‘what if’s’
If you could be anyone/thing in one of the novels who/what would you be?: I'm bound to Rincewind
If you lived in Ankh-Morpork which trade/guild would you want to join?: Wizard, or the Watch, depending on if i can chose magic!
If you were deputising for Death, whose soul would you most like to take – and why? The soul of each person makes the world what it is!
- Jonathan William Rincewind Davies -
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:36 pm

With Discworld now in it's 25th year I have to ask - is Rincewind on your birth certificate or have you assumed it later on Jonathan? :lol:

Welcome to the site too :D
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:58 pm

The name Rincewind has been around longer than the Discworld books.

This is from the annotations on L-Space.org.

The story behind Rincewind's name goes back to 1924, when J. B. Morton took over authorship of the column 'By The Way' in the Daily Express, a London newspaper.

He inherited the pseudonym 'Beachcomber' from his predecessors on the job (the column had existed since 1917), but he was to make that name forever his own by virtue of his astonishing output and success: Morton wrote the column for over 50 years, six times a week, until 1965 when the column became a weekly feature, and continued to the last column in November 1975.

Beachcomber/Morton used an eccentric cast of regular characters in his sketches, which frequently caricatured self-important and highbrow public figures. One continual theme was the silliness of the law courts, featuring amongst others Mr Justice Cocklecarrot and the twelve Red-Bearded Dwarves. In one sketch, the names of those dwarfs were given as Sophus Barkayo-Tong, Amaninter Axling, Farjole Merrybody, Guttergorm Guttergormpton, Badly Oronparser, Cleveland Zackhouse, Molonay Tubilderborst, Edeledel Edel, Scorpion de Rooftrouser, Listenis Youghaupt, Frums Gillygottle, and, wait for it: Churm Rincewind.

Terry says:

"I read of lot of Beachcomber in second-hand collections when I was around 13. Dave Langford pointed out the origin of Rincewind a few years ago, and I went back through all the books and found the name and thought, oh, blast, that's where it came from. And then I thought, what the hell, anyway."


Welcome to the site caldayjd! :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:16 am

:lol:
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
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Postby Ogg » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:37 am

I thought I'd bump this as I'm a nosey person.
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Postby Nienna » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:49 pm

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Real First Name: Karen
Age: 22
Gender: F
Location: Norn Iron (Northern Ireland)
Birthday: 25th April
Occupation/Former occupation(s): Er... secretary sort of thing/student.
Hobbies: Literature, music, computer games, playing university challenge against my TV on Monday nights. Oh, and recently - baking.
Things you love: Books books books! Chocolate. Learning.
Pet Peeves: Liars annndd insincere people.

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Comments about your picture(s): This was taken in my old student digs. I will pretend that the beverage is in fact coffee.

Discworld and Pterry favourites list (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Book: Night Watch
Favourite passage: "I meant," said Iplsore bitterly, "what is there in this world that makes living worthwhile?" Death thought about it. "CATS," he said eventually, "CATS ARE NICE."
Character: Vetinari
Song: He has songs? :shock:
Pterry Quote: -
Quote from a book:
Place in the books: A-M of course.

Your personal favourites (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Colour: Red
Food: Chinese
Beverage: ...Water? :\
Flower: I've never thought about flowers much. If I had to pick one of the very limited number I am aware of, it would probably be the forget-me-not.
Season: Autumn
Book: Jane Eyre
Movie: Kenneth Brannagh's Hamlet
Actor or Actress: Kate Winslet
TV Show: The Tudors or Shameless.
DVD or Video (Blue Ray – whatever): Superbad!
CD: Jeffy Buckley - Live á L'Olympia
Singer/Band: Jeffy B!
Song: Changes every day! At the minute: Sao Paulo by Guillemots.
Fast Food Restaurant: Wendy's - they need to put one near me!
Board Game: Cludo
Computer Game: Final Fantasy. :oops: Geeky.
Musical Instrument: DRUMS! To listen to: guitar.
Cologne or Perfume: Princess by Vera Wang
Things to do at the Weekend: Gig, pub, drink, shop, climb Cave Hill.
Vacation Location: I haven't been to many. Mount St. Michel in France probably, but I was 11 and didn't really appreciate it! I'd love to go to Rome.
Word or Phrase: "Oh, buggery!"
Sport/athlete: Errrrmmmm... rugby? For the legs.
Favorite quote: "A day lays low and lifts up again all human things." - Sophocles
Additional comments: This is taking a long time.

Your Profile/Adopted Character Info
Name and nickname: Nienna
Joined the forum on: Errr, does it say under my avatar? :S
Favorite posting place on the Forum: Broken Drum
Why did you choose that name/character?: From the Silmarillion - Tolkien was my first love.
What made you register on this forum?: Joint (mild) obsession with Pterry and the internets.

Tell us your ‘what if’s’
If you could be anyone/thing in one of the novels who/what would you be?: Moist, to have that charm.
If you lived in Ankh-Morpork which trade/guild would you want to join?: The Watch
If you could go on a date with a character who would it be?: Haha, Moist!
If you were deputising for Death, whose soul would you most like to take – and why? Anyone who is still alive who had anything to do with the running of Auschwitz &c.

Anything else you'd like to share with us? The secrets of the universe, but it'd take far too long...
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:27 pm

We need more of these because I'm nosy. :D
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Postby Melissa » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:51 pm

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Real First Name:Melissa
Age: 23
Gender:With a name like Melissa defo female
Location:London UK
Birthday: 17/05/1985
Occupation/Former occupation(s): Bank Cashier
Hobbies: Reading, gaming, my work surprisingly.
Things you love: eating
Pet Peeves: cold tea, moaners.

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Comments about your picture(s): my fav pics from my wedding last year. me and my hubbie. :D

Discworld and Terry P favourites list (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Book: way too many to name I love them all.
Character: Granny Weatherwax and Death.
Place in the books: Lancre

Your personal favourites (you can have more than 1 if you want!)
Colour:black but for the smart ones that will say blacks not a colour, i'll choose Purple.
Food: husbands chicken soup.
Beverage: tean with milk and 2 sugars
Flower: daisy
Season: spring
Book: apart from terry pratchett, pride and prejudice.
Movie:the 'burbs with tom hanks, ive seen it over a hundred times, its so funny
Actor or Actress: morgan freeman
TV Show: heroes
Singer/Band:
Things to do at the Weekend: visit my mum at the care home she lives at.
Word or Phrase: karma
Favorite quote: what goes around comes around

Tell us your ‘what if’s’
If you could be anyone/thing in one of the novels who/what would you be?:
Granny Weatherwax she rocks although im personally more like Nanny Ogg :P
If you could go on a date with a character who would it be?: Vimes probably, he's so strong and caring even though he doesnt always show it.
If you were deputising for Death, whose soul would you most like to take – and why? My sisters just to see the look on her face but in the books Rincewind because he does make it interesting.
Life's nothing without your other half!!!
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:59 pm

Thanks Melissa and Nienna! :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:09 pm

Tonyblack wrote:We need more of these because I'm nosy. :D


:P Ah the sincerity and openness of this thread :lol:

Nice set of responses Nienna and Melissa :D
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