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Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by LadyNighteyes, May 24, 2016.

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What's your favorite Discworld theme?

  1. Rincewind

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  2. The Watch

    33 vote(s)
    50.8%
  3. The Witches

    11 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Death and Susan

    5 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. Moist von Lipwig

    7 vote(s)
    10.8%
  6. Tiffany Aching

    7 vote(s)
    10.8%
  7. Stand-alone novels

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  1. Petra

    Petra space case

    Oh man, that's super cool!
     
  2. smyxolotl

    smyxolotl a person.

    @hyrax WOW *_* Those are some awesome tattoos.
     
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  3. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    @smyxolotl thank you! i love the way they turned out :D
     
  4. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    I'm deeply amused that according to the poll nobody loves Rincewind.
     
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  5. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    I love him!

    ...Just not as much as the witches
     
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  6. smyxolotl

    smyxolotl a person.

    I have a friend who, when talking about her favorite Discworld people, will ramble at lenght about her love for Vetinari etc. and then add as an aside: "..I also have a soft spot for Rincewind". I think that captures my feelings too! Poor Rincewind, everyone's second (or fifth) choice.
     
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  7. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    I think it's mainly that while Rincewind is great, he's just - he really doesn't want to be noticed. He's at his happiest when he's getting three reliable meals a day and a quiet office with nothing at all that will chase him. Which makes him fun to read, but also hard to do anything with as a character.
     
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  8. YggiDee

    YggiDee Well-Known Member

    I love Rincewind buuuut I don't love his books. Well to be clear, I love Rincewind, Ponder Stibbons, Ridcully, and the Librarian. Unfortunately there are a whole lot of other Wizards at UU and I don't really care for them at all.
     
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  9. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    screeches quietly
    I got into Discworld with The Wee Free Men, a gift from my birth father. It came alongside The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, but for some reason I highly distrusted this book—why would I want to read about some smug guy named maurice
    then I hit the library and found a tattered old copy of Night Watch for sale (mind, I was about 11 or so), and it was all over from there
    (I love Maurice now, in case anyone wondered!!)
     
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  10. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    As I grow older I like Rincewind more and more. When I was wee he was kind of exasperating and I wanted to just smack him and get him to stand still and actually do something for once. Now that I'm older the idea of being to nope out of things rather than everything being a big battle sounds pretty great.

    Not Discworld, but Pratchett fans will appreciate this mysterious discovery in someone's car...
     
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  11. Shwoo

    Shwoo Well-Known Member

    The wizard faculty were my favourites when I first read the books. I remember reading the island part of The Last Continent over and over, and wishing they'd get their own book instead of sometimes having subplots in other characters' books.

    I guess the Science of Discworld books sort of count as UU-centric.
     
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  12. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    i started re-reading Thud! today, and god damn. i obviously love that book (coughs, points at icon) but re-reading it in our current extremely polarized political environment is hitting very close to home.

    i've been saying for years that Jingo should be required reading for every country with a current or former empire, but now i think Thud! should be required reading for every country that is tearing itself apart politically.
     
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  13. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Guess who just finished another annual Night Watch reread. Question of the reread:
    What are people's theories for why Vetinari was there in the original timeline? In the revised timeline, he was sent by Madam to warn Vimes/Keel that Snapcase had ordered him killed, but the first time round, the cavalry came in the gates and took out the defenders quite a bit earlier, while Vetinari was busy killing Winder.

    Also, while I'm at it, personal "first time round" theory:
    Coates definitely stayed on in the original timeline and fought on the barricades with everyone else.
     
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  14. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    Was Vetinari there in the original timeline? Vimes doesn't recall seeing him there. Granted, that doesn't mean much, since I don't think Young Sam was there when Vetinari showed up. A lot of the things that alter are because of how Vimes responds to things now that he's a grizzled adult who's seen this all happen once already.

    But, working from an assumption that he was there the first time around: he may have been sent by Madam to try and keep the civilian casualties to a minimum however he had to. Or he might have gone over to do that on his own initiative. (Or! He went over to find out wtf was going on, decided he couldn't sit there and let civilians get killed.)
     
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  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    He's wearing a lilac at the start of the book, so yes, presumably he was.
     
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  16. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    considering vetinari's stealth teacher never saw him (in class), i think now being seen was just as vetinari liked it
     
  17. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I think even Vetinari would have had trouble not being seen in the middle of a melee stabbing people with a lilac flower in his teeth. :::PPP There's a lot of focus re: the stealth stuff on staying completely still, and that's not a thing you can do while stabbing people.
     
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  18. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    happy 25th of may

    The lilacs are probably in bloom at my parents house, i havent gone looking for any here but we're farther north so

    I should really get back to reading jingo
     
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  19. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    my yearly lilac selfie taken a couple weeks ago at my parents' house:

    IMG_4849.JPG

    #howdotheyriseup
     
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  20. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    Unfortunately the heat wave last week means there's no lilacs in bloom here. I need to order some sort of lilac shaped barette for these eventualities.
     
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