The Discworld Thread

The place for discussing movies, music, books, video games, and everything in between.
Borealis
User avatar
Posts: 807

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby Borealis » November 5th, 2012, 2:44 pm

I haven't heard of Blink of the Screen jet. What is it?

And: Someone compared Darktan to Vimes! Can you imagine that?!
*shot by grammar police*

 . ____
./        \
|    o    |
.\____./
      |_-,
     O
Borealis
User avatar
Posts: 807

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby Borealis » May 25th, 2013, 11:45 am

sry for doublepost.

TRUTH! JUSTICE! FREEDOM!
AND A HARD-BOILED EGG!
*shot by grammar police*

 . ____
./        \
|    o    |
.\____./
      |_-,
     O
mangaluva
User avatar

Fangirl, Pokefreak, Grammar Roman, Movie Geek

Posts: 5260

Contact:

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby mangaluva » May 25th, 2013, 12:57 pm

No complaints here. THAT BOOK IS THE BEST THING.

It's even better now that I've finally seen an adaptation of Les Mis and suddenly REALLY SUBTLE PARALLELS EVERYWHERE (Nobby=Gavroche, Vimes=super-cynical Javert, Carcer=Evil Valjean... Vimes even refers to him being not the kind of man who'd steal a loaf of bread, but would kill the baker and burn down the bakery.)

If these books get any more genius I am going to be sexually attracted to them.
pofa
Community Savior
User avatar

Armchair sorcerey

Posts: 1187

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby pofa » May 28th, 2013, 8:41 pm

Oh, no, now I have to see les mis. >.< I can't stand it if there are references in the story I can't understand.

Darn, I never wanted to see that...
ImageImageImage

Superman = Captain America > Aquaman = Hal Jordan > Wonder Woman > Barry Allen > Thor > Martian Manhunter > The Hulk > Wasp > Hawkeye > [power gap] > Iron Man = Batman > [power gap] > Hank Pym
mangaluva
User avatar

Fangirl, Pokefreak, Grammar Roman, Movie Geek

Posts: 5260

Contact:

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby mangaluva » May 30th, 2013, 5:13 pm

pofa wrote:Oh, no, now I have to see les mis. >.< I can't stand it if there are references in the story I can't understand.

Darn, I never wanted to see that...


Not a fond of sad movies, or not a fan of musicals?
pofa
Community Savior
User avatar

Armchair sorcerey

Posts: 1187

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby pofa » May 30th, 2013, 9:05 pm

mangaluva wrote:
pofa wrote:Oh, no, now I have to see les mis. >.< I can't stand it if there are references in the story I can't understand.

Darn, I never wanted to see that...


Not a fond of sad movies, or not a fan of musicals?


Nah, just seems like something it's going to take a lot of effort to get into. :P
ImageImageImage

Superman = Captain America > Aquaman = Hal Jordan > Wonder Woman > Barry Allen > Thor > Martian Manhunter > The Hulk > Wasp > Hawkeye > [power gap] > Iron Man = Batman > [power gap] > Hank Pym
mangaluva
User avatar

Fangirl, Pokefreak, Grammar Roman, Movie Geek

Posts: 5260

Contact:

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby mangaluva » December 14th, 2013, 4:29 pm

Necro-ing this thread to see if anybody else has read Raising Steam yet because it has left me emotionally not okay on a lot of levels.

The non-spoilery one being that it hit me after it finished that I may never get to read a new Discworld book again. Raising Steam is still better than anything else out there, obviously, but... Sir Pterry's condition is... showing. And it hurts.

On a positive note, dwarf feminism is best feminism because it involves axes.
Stopwatch
User avatar
Posts: 1375

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby Stopwatch » December 14th, 2013, 4:42 pm

I may or may not have persuaded my sister to get me it as a Christmas/birthday present ^^. And yeah, I was thinking along those lines after reading Snuff. I don't want him to go.
Terry Pratchett wrote:The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

bash7353 wrote:I kind of always assumed that Haneda's parents might've had names.

Spoiler: Box full of stuff
Write a Will
Image
Some year's SS by Abs. :D
Image
DCW SS from Anime Girl 4 Eva]
Image
Thanks, cinna ^^
Image
mangaluva
User avatar

Fangirl, Pokefreak, Grammar Roman, Movie Geek

Posts: 5260

Contact:

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby mangaluva » December 14th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Hee... if you like Moist von Lipwig or Commander Vimes, you're gonna like Raising Steam. I think this is Vimes' best appearance outside of his own books. Just be emotionally prepared for lots of dwarf politics. And Rhys Rhysson being awesome.
mangaluva
User avatar

Fangirl, Pokefreak, Grammar Roman, Movie Geek

Posts: 5260

Contact:

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby mangaluva » May 25th, 2014, 2:54 pm

Image

See the little angels rise up, rise up
See the little angels rise up high
Zenthisoror
User avatar
Posts: 25

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby Zenthisoror » May 27th, 2014, 10:10 am

Oh my goodness! There's a Discworld thread!

Here's a toast to truth, justice, freedom, reasonably priced love and a hard-boiled egg!

(And may I just add here how Night Watch is my absolute favourite in the whole series? Just the right measure of comedy to balance the tragedy)
Stopwatch
User avatar
Posts: 1375

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby Stopwatch » May 27th, 2014, 4:13 pm

You have good taste. Aka, that's also my favourite.

(I really ought to find out more about Les Mis so I can get the references to it, but it works well enough without it and I have other stuff to not do. I'll get around to it at some stage.)
Terry Pratchett wrote:The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

bash7353 wrote:I kind of always assumed that Haneda's parents might've had names.

Spoiler: Box full of stuff
Write a Will
Image
Some year's SS by Abs. :D
Image
DCW SS from Anime Girl 4 Eva]
Image
Thanks, cinna ^^
Image
mangaluva
User avatar

Fangirl, Pokefreak, Grammar Roman, Movie Geek

Posts: 5260

Contact:

Re: The Discworld Thread

Postby mangaluva » May 27th, 2014, 4:25 pm

I think Night Watch is everybody's favourite because of how powerful it is.

I've only seen the movie, but it was enough to get that Vimes is a Javert who handles his moral struggles a lot better (successfully suppressing his own darkness as opposed to committing suicide) and Carcer is an evil Valjean ("Stealing a loaf of bread? No, murdering the baker and stealing the bakery, that's more your style"). Nobby is also, in most respects, Gavroche, and Reg is pretty much Enjolras, although getting shot for him is not the end. And the whole book is a deconstruction of the idea of the "glorious revolution", but not as dark as the Les Mis deconstruction (spoiler: EVERYBODY DIES).

They did the job they didn't have to do, and they died doing it, and you can't give them anything. Just leave them alone. Forever.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests