Terry Pratchett

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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby Kenazis » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:27 am

Benemal wrote:
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Cerastes wrote:
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As the chairman and only member of the SoA Pratchett Fan Club, which I just invented, I hereby announce that the disc world novels are awesome and all other opinions on this are invalid.
I guess it had to come this. Very well then, I proclaim that everyone shall henceforth bow down to Philip K. Dick. All those who shan't, shall't be burnt. :evil:
And because everything is, and must be Black and white. I'll choose the Dick side in this war.
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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby Cerastes » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:19 pm

Kenazis wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:27 am
Benemal wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Cerastes wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:30 pm
As the chairman and only member of the SoA Pratchett Fan Club, which I just invented, I hereby announce that the disc world novels are awesome and all other opinions on this are invalid.
I guess it had to come this. Very well then, I proclaim that everyone shall henceforth bow down to Philip K. Dick. All those who shan't, shall't be burnt. :evil:
And because everything is, and must be Black and white. I'll choose the Dick side in this war.
I’ll never turn to the Dick side of the force!
Even if you start an inquisition about this, the Pratchett front will stand its ground. One day you will all recognize that I’m right and convert to mighty Terry. (I promise to bake you cookies if you do)
“Granny Weatherwax was not lost. She wasn't the kind of person who ever became lost. It was just that, at the moment, while she knew exactly where SHE was, she didn't know the position of anywhere else.”
(Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters)
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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby obnoxion » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:34 am

Cerastes wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:19 pm
Kenazis wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:27 am
Benemal wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:56 pm
I guess it had to come this. Very well then, I proclaim that everyone shall henceforth bow down to Philip K. Dick. All those who shan't, shall't be burnt. :evil:
And because everything is, and must be Black and white. I'll choose the Dick side in this war.
I’ll never turn to the Dick side of the force!
Even if you start an inquisition about this, the Pratchett front will stand its ground. One day you will all recognize that I’m right and convert to mighty Terry. (I promise to bake you cookies if you do)
What use are your puny Dicks and Terrys against the mighty Lovecraft!
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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby Aquila » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:20 pm

I haven't read Terry Prachett at all. I'm such a baby and still hold nostalgic feelings to the teenage years and summer days spent reading Dragonlance series and quite often hope that one day I'll read all the books again. I think I haven't read much other fantasy books besides those. I find myself on various sides of this battle as I've read a lot of Philip K. Dick and consider him as one of my favourite authors just like Lovecraft to whom I return every now and then. Phil Dick is more on the modern paranoia side, still believing that there is something good beyond the veils of our life today, while Lovecraft doesn't give us much hope. Btw, I wonder how I never really noticed, until the the latest re-read, that in the Fall of Lucifer (or was it some other book?) fra Nefastos wrote something like that we as humanity can be considered as bacteria in the more cosmic scale of existence. I guess that is closer to the Lovecraftian view of things, but of course that's just one very limited point of view and somewhat taken out of it's context by yours truly :) I sometimes believe fantasy to be more real than the life we are living. It just hasn't descended to the veils of flesh to struggle with the physical friction where magic happens but mostly so invisibly or slowly that the battle of mages would be more boring to watch than it is on the so called fictional, maybe more correctly imaginative level. Well, I guess that last sentence just invalidated it's point but I guess writing in this topic one doesn't need to stay consistent.
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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby Cerastes » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:36 pm

obnoxion wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:34 am
What use are your puny Dicks and Terrys against the mighty Lovecraft!
Okay, I'll give you that one.
Puny Dicks won't stand long against Lovecraft and Terry probably plays in another league too.
Aquila wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:20 pm
sometimes believe fantasy to be more real than the life we are living. It just hasn't descended to the veils of flesh to struggle with the physical friction where magic happens but mostly so invisibly or slowly that the battle of mages would be more boring to watch than it is on the so called fictional, maybe more correctly imaginative level. Well, I guess that last sentence just invalidated it's point but I guess writing in this topic one doesn't need to stay consistent.
Well said. I think this is why I like fantasy and mythology so much.
And no..we don't need too much consistency around here. 8-)
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Re: Terry Pratchett

Postby Heith » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:30 pm

obnoxion wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:34 am

What use are your puny Dicks and Terrys against the mighty Lovecraft!
:ugeek: I stand with you!

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