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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:59 pm 
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I thought people didn't fall in the Ankh so much as on it...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:41 am 
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"And visitors say: how does such a big city exist? What keeps it going? Since it's got a river you can chew, where does the drinking water come from?" (Men at Arms)

and another subtle moment of river info: "The bolt whiffled past Corporal Nobbs' ear and landed in the river, where it stuck." (Men at Arms again)

(And now I'm walking home while reading the rest of MEN AT ARMS!)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:31 am 
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Men at Arms is arguably the funniest book of the series. Although the funniest moment is still Colon trying to get his chances to be precisely a million to one. But Detritus counting in binary was hilarious, too.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:33 pm 
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Check out the lspace.org home page.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:38 pm 
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The constructed million to one chance is just perfect. I wish all of us could get together & have a drink in his name.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:48 pm 
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The constructed million to one chance is just perfect. I wish all of us could get together & have a drink in his name.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:44 am 
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Just re-reading thief of time. I really wanted a story with lobsang & Susan. Not as the main characters, but a reappearance somewhere that would tell me.... About them.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:27 pm 
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It's been a year...

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:26 am 
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:53 am 
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‘This is stupid. There’s barely a dozen of you. What can you do? All that stuff about “keeping the peace” – it’s rubbish, lads. Coppers do what they’re told by the men in charge. It’s always like that. What’ll you do when the new captain comes in, eh? And who’re you doing this for? The people? They attacked the other Houses, and what’s the Night Watch ever done to hurt them?’
‘Nothing,’ said Vimes.
'There you are, then.’
'I mean the Watch did nothing, and that’s what hurt them.’

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 4:56 am 
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Wow. :(

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:46 am 
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PSA that Guards! Guards! episodes 1 and 2 are currently playing at BBC Radio 4.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007jmk0

I am just rereading the book. What Pratchett wrote about the Elucidated Brethren is depressingly applicable right now, IMO.

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It was amazing, this mystic business. You tell them a lie, and then when you don’t need it anymore you tell them another lie and tell them they’re progressing along the road to wisdom. Then instead of laughing they follow you even more, hoping that at the heart of all the lies they’ll find the truth. And bit by bit they accept the unacceptable. Amazing.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum


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