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Who is Terry Pratchet?
« on: Nov 27, 2007, 08:13:54 PM »
So Sunday I was channel surfing and came across this...."All-in-one-night Miniseries" by the name of Hogwatch. YES. Upon initial thought the name made me think of some Harry Potter wannabe thing.

Upon further viewing I ended up watching most of it, leaving me with a "WHAT THE FUCK was THAT?" sense of awe, yet I was also intrigued. It said the miniseries was based on a novel, so I looked up Terry Pratchet. Fucker's got like 30-odd books based on this "Discworld" series, and Hogwatch was one of the books.

Apparently Death, yes they personified death as the grim reaper and all that, was basically going around as Santa Claus, or "Hogfather" as they called'em, so people wouldn't stop believing in him so the sun would come up the next day. ....Yeah it was pretty crazy but I got to admit there was something pretty funny about Death going around as ol' Saint Nick...especially when he's about to totally axe these three bastards and he goes "So The question becomes: Have you been naughy....or nice?" And he totally throws them off a gorge. ...Kinda funny.

Anyone read any of his shit?
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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2007, 08:16:44 PM »
Hogwatch?  That sounds like farmers trying to wrestle pigs in a pen.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2007, 08:29:02 PM »
That name sounds familiar.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 27, 2007, 09:28:31 PM »
It does to me, too, but when I looked him up in Wikipedia, I wasn't familiar with anything he's done.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 2007, 09:33:02 PM »
Dumbasses.
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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 27, 2007, 09:58:38 PM »
You are.  Your ass is.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 27, 2007, 11:40:05 PM »
I almost watched this...almost. Eh...they'll rerun it before X-mas hits. All these stations plow through their Christmas stuff right after thanksgiving and have nothing left when it actually gets close to the actual holiday and so they dig up the stuff they should have just saved for it in the first place.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2007, 08:12:18 AM »
WELL I Got Hogfather last night and finished reading it at aobut 9:00. Only 292pages so not terribly hard reading. I'll probably go back through and read it again though.
It's.....weird. The characterization of Death though is hilarious so I might look into a few of the other books.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2007, 12:09:16 PM »
Ha ha, I read "other boobs".

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 29, 2007, 04:11:39 PM »
I'm gonna download this.

I've been meaning to read Pratchett's Discworld stuff for years, but I keep putting it off. I'm pretty sure someone I know owns them all, so it'll be convenient at least.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 2007, 04:49:48 PM »
I'm gonna download this.

I've been meaning to read Pratchett's Discworld stuff for years, but I keep putting it off. I'm pretty sure someone I know owns them all, so it'll be convenient at least.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 30, 2007, 12:55:26 PM »
I'm still wondering how that account, which I've never seen before, has 4000 posts.
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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #12 on: Nov 30, 2007, 09:04:09 PM »
I'm gonna download this.

I've been meaning to read Pratchett's Discworld stuff for years, but I keep putting it off. I'm pretty sure someone I know owns them all, so it'll be convenient at least.

He died!?

I don't see the implication that he's not alive.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #13 on: Dec 01, 2007, 10:47:57 AM »
I hope he didn't die. He needs to keep churning out books for my amusement.

Terry Pratchett is awesome. :)

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #14 on: Dec 01, 2007, 01:07:03 PM »
I'm gonna download this.

I've been meaning to read Pratchett's Discworld stuff for years, but I keep putting it off. I'm pretty sure someone I know owns them all, so it'll be convenient at least.

He died!?

I don't see the implication that he's not alive.

He's talking about the account name. The Spirit of St Sabat
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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #15 on: Dec 03, 2007, 08:42:02 AM »
C-C-C-Combo breaker!
I said its hot outside let me go swimming in your eyes;
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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #16 on: Dec 03, 2007, 09:11:58 AM »
What I said still applies.

I'm still wondering how that account, which I've never seen before, has 4000 posts.

And while we're on the subject, how the hell did that Derrick chap get 1900 posts?

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #17 on: Dec 03, 2007, 12:07:20 PM »
Saint Sabat would be dead even if he wasn't a spirit.  I think you have to be dead to be granted sainthood.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #18 on: Dec 03, 2007, 03:18:41 PM »
I accrue posts from beyond the grave.

But I wouldn't watch Hogfather a second time.

Speaking of Christmas, you guys got anything that you try to see at least once every year? Here's my list:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Home Alone
Jingle All the Way
Scrooged
Mickey's Christmas Carol

That's just off the top of my head. It's been a few since I last caught Scrooged. Maybe this year.

And you have to watch it on TV. Owning it is a cheat. A cheat I tells ya!

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #19 on: Dec 03, 2007, 06:13:09 PM »
Im watching that stop animation rudolph one with the baby newyear right now.  Those and the ralphy movie are the only ones I see for sure.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #20 on: Dec 04, 2007, 11:55:48 AM »
I used to watch Mickey's Christmas Carol every year, but then several years here and there I'd miss it.  It always comes on with little to no advertising.  I almost caught the Peanuts Christmas, but then I remembered that Peanuts is gay.  Anyway, so no, there really isn't anything I watch religiously for Christmas.  No pun intended.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #21 on: Dec 04, 2007, 11:57:24 AM »
I watch the Nightmare Before Christmas religiously between Halloween and Christmas, usually around Thanksgiving.
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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #22 on: Dec 04, 2007, 12:01:58 PM »
On TV?  Because owning it's a cheat.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #23 on: Dec 04, 2007, 12:33:19 PM »
For some reason I was reminded of the skit on TV where the town's people in It's a Wonderful Life found out that Mr. Potter had the money that Uncle Billy lost. The armed and angry mob beats him up.  :laugh:

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #24 on: Dec 04, 2007, 12:51:24 PM »
On TV?  Because owning it's a cheat.

Well then I'll cheat then!
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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #25 on: Dec 04, 2007, 09:27:21 PM »
Then that doesn't answer Sabat's question.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #27 on: Dec 15, 2007, 02:12:42 AM »
That blows.  You can cry on my shoulder if you must.  I promise not to feel you up too much.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #28 on: Dec 15, 2007, 02:18:37 AM »
Alzheimer's is fucking horrible. I would not wish it on my worst enemy. And the fact that this guy in particular has so many ideas constantly percolating in his brain makes it all the worse. I've only started reading his Discworld series, so there's plenty of material for me to slog through, but what a shitty thing to happen. His life is going to be ruined and he won't even realize it.

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Re: Who is Terry Pratchet?
« Reply #29 on: Dec 15, 2007, 02:24:06 AM »
Would it be better if he did realize it?  Granted, there are few modes of death that are pleasant, but there are a million worse ways to go.