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  • avidcollectorofdust
    26.10.2021 - 20 minutes ago

    Lady Ramkin (in Guards! Guards) is probably the only fictional woman written by a man I’ve actually liked. Not out of spite or sympathy, but because she’s just really cool

    #like YES I love the eight foot tall dragon-lover #she’s so cool #guards! guards! #lady ramkin#terry pratchett#discworld#discworld series #also I like how her character doesn’t revolve around being a woman #I mean it does impact the story a bit but not in an obnoxious way #and not in a social or political one either #just. a Way #HOWEVER I also liked Anathema Device (in the book) #so there’s that #but then again she was half-written by Pratchett #so. that’s probably a good reason why
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  • mortispoxi
    26.10.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Moist: Am I in trouble? 

    Vetinari: Take a guess. 

    Moist: No? 

    Vetinari: Take another guess. 

    #so anyway that's the initial plot of going postal #incorrect discworld quotes #moist von lipwig #havelock vetinari#discworld #gnu terry pratchett
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  • noirandchocolate
    26.10.2021 - 3 hours ago
    Now pull back briefly from the dripping streets of Ankh-Morpork, pan across the morning mists of the Disc, and focus in again on a young man heading for the city with all the openness, sincerity and innocence of purpose of an iceberg drifting into a major shipping lane.
    The young man is called Carrot.  This is not becuase of his hair, which his father has always clipped short for reasons of Hygiene.  It is because of his shape.  It is the kind of tapering shape a boy gets through clean living, healthy eating, and good mountain air in huge lungfuls.  When he flexes his shoulder muscles, other muscles have to move out of the way first.
    He is also bearing a sword presented to him in mysterious circumstances.  Very mysterious circumstances.  Surprisingly, therefore, there is something very unexpected about this sword.  it isn’t magical.  It hasn’t got a name.  When you wield it you don’t get a feeling of power, you just get blisters; you could believe it was a sword that had been used so much that it had ceased to be anything other than a quintessential sword, a long piece of metal with very sharp edges.  And it hasn’t got destiny written all over it. 
    It’s practically unique, in fact.

    --Terry Pratchett, “Guards! Guards!” (Actually this is an extremely good character introduction as well.  This is just a really good book.)

    #terry pratchett #gnu terry pratchett #discworld #guards! guards!
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  • annietheo
    26.10.2021 - 4 hours ago

    PART 2 - "TWO"

    Hullo!

    The description is the same as under the first part, that you may find here:

    FIRST PART

    I'm coming back to you with a new song... to listen and a new comic to read! As you can see today's special is "Two" by Sleeping At Last, or how I like to call it - "Aziraphale's Two".
    I'm angry, because THE COMIC HAS 11 PAGES and tumblr only acceptes 10. So we'll do two parts. Pun not intended, it was meant to be "Two" in one part.
    When I discovered this song it was instantly clear to me that It's about Zira, and he is totally enneagram type two personality. Then I started reading about enneagram and listening more of Sleeping At Last and I was lost...
    BUT!
    I was more than happy to contribute to The Ineffable Con 3 and that "Two" made it to the Zine of this beautiful event! As the Con is over I may now freely post it, so here you go.
    Hope you have a beautiful life and your own two in your life.
    #good omens art #good omens#ineffable husbands#love#neil gaiman#terry pratchett#art#crowley#demon#artist #demon x angel #angel #aziraphale x crowley #aziraphale#two #the ineffable con #zine#beautiful lyrics #sleeping at last #bookshop #seasons of love #second part
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  • lemon-cheese-cake
    26.10.2021 - 5 hours ago

    If u mix Crowley's and Loki's personality and dress like Zira , you'll get me

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  • la-niolue
    26.10.2021 - 7 hours ago

    That was the thing about time travel. You were never ready for it. About the only thing he could hope for, Rincewind decided, was finding da Quirm's Fountain of Youth and managing to stay alive for a few thousand years so he'd be ready to kill his own grandfather, which was the only aspect of time travel that had ever remotely appealed to him. He had always felt that his ancestors had it coming to them.

    Faust Eric
    #gnu terry pratchett #discworld#quote#eric
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  • la-niolue
    26.10.2021 - 10 hours ago

    "I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are the good people and the bad people," said Vetinari. "You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides."

    Guards! Guards!
    #gnu terry pratchett #discworld#quote#guards guards
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  • galemalio
    26.10.2021 - 10 hours ago

    Moist van Lipwig got so smug when the postmen unleashed Lipwigzer dogs on him. He commanded them to stop in Lipwigzer tongue, physically sit the confused dogs with his hands when they didn’t comply and got them all lined up like they were trained for it. His grandfather breed and trained Lipwigzer dogs, he knows them like the back of his hand.

    “Hah! Please take them away, Mr. Pump,“ said Moist. Lipwigzers! It had been so easy.
    As they watched the golem turn around with a whimpering dog under each arm, he added: “Mr. King must be doing well, then, to run Lipwigzers as common guard dogs!”
    “Lipwigzers? Harry King? Bless you, sir, old Harry wouldn’t buy posh foreign dogs when he can buy crossbreeds, not him!“ said Groat. “Probably a bit of Lipwigzer in ‘em, I daresay, probably the worst bits. Hah, a purebred Lipwigzer prob’ly wouldn’t last five minutes against some of the mongrels in our alleys. Some of ‘em has got crocodile in ‘em.“
    There was a moment of silece and then Moist said, in a faraway voice: “So.... definitely not imported purebreds, you think?”
    “Bet your life on it, sir,“ said Groat cheerfully. “Is there a problem, sir?“
    “What? Um... no. Not at all.“
    “You sound a bit disappointed, sir. Or something.“
    “No. I’m fine. No problem.“ Moist added thoughtfully: “You know, I really have got to get some laundry done.“

    I know Moist got his suit dirty from tumbling with the avalance of mail. But did he just shat himself a little upon realizing the junkyard dogs weren’t properly trained Lipwigzers?

    #going postal #gnu terry pratchett #discworld
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  • pratchettquotes
    26.10.2021 - 12 hours ago

    THAT'S MORTALS FOR YOU, Death continued. THEY'VE ONLY GOT A FEW YEARS IN THIS WORLD AND THEY SPEND THEM ALL MAKING THINGS COMPLICATED FOR THEMSELVES. FASCINATING. HAVE A GHERKIN.

    Terry Pratchett, Mort

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  • noxequusart
    26.10.2021 - 12 hours ago

    PART Three of my illustrative inktober based on the novel "Good Omens" by @neil-gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Not very big part, but favorite. Flyleafs and an illustration with a nightingale in Berkeley Square. Other illustrations in my profile!

    #crowley#good omens#aziraphale #good omens crowley #ineffable #good omens fanart #Good omens art #Anthony Crowley #Good omens illustrated #Good omens book #Neil Gaiman#Terry Pratchett#Inktober#Illustrations#Ineffable fandom #Crowley x Aziraphale #Good omens Aziraphale #Illustratober
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  • la-niolue
    26.10.2021 - 14 hours ago

    She marched away, singing inside. This was not a fairy-tale castle and there was no such thing as a fairy-tale ending, but sometimes you could threaten to kick the handsome prince in the ham-and-eggs.

    Monstrous Regiment
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  • vintage-soleil
    26.10.2021 - 16 hours ago

    Down there - he said - are people who will follow any dragon, worship any god, ignore any inequity. All out of a kind of humdrum, everyday badness. Not the really high, creative loathsomeness of the great sinners, but a sort of mass-produced darkness of the soul. Sin, you might say, without a trace of originality. They accept evil not because they say yes, but because they don't say no.

    Terry Pratchett, Guards Guards

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  • philjoeo
    26.10.2021 - 20 hours ago

    Some of the best jokes are the simplest.

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  • weeguttersnipe
    26.10.2021 - 21 hours ago

    I like spooky. Big spooky fan, me.

    Good Omens (English tv series, 2019)

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  • batteryfisher
    26.10.2021 - 21 hours ago

    “THAT’S MORTALS FOR YOU," Death continued. "THEY’VE ONLY GOT A FEW YEARS IN THIS WORLD AND THEY SPEND THEM ALL IN MAKING THINGS COMPLICATED FOR THEMSELVES. FASCINATING.” - Mort, Terry Pratchett

    The mortals (well...sort of) of Mort!

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  • plainoldsamvimes
    25.10.2021 - 1 day ago

    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/discworld/comments/qfq7xj/im_not_even_sorry_lol/

    #Discworld #gnu terry pratchett #Memes#laugh rule
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  • noirandchocolate
    25.10.2021 - 1 day ago
    It is said that the gods play games with the lives of men. But what games, and why, and the identities of the actual pawns, and what the game is, and what the rules are--who knows?
    Best not to speculate.
    Thunder rolled...
    It rolled a six.

    --Terry Pratchett, “Guards! Guards!” (Today’s completely unnecessary pun post is definitely from a book where there are dungeons and also dragons.)

    #terry pratchett #gnu terry pratchett #discworld #guards! guards!
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  • la-niolue
    25.10.2021 - 1 day ago

    The wish is trying to be helpful. I mean, it’s pretty obvious when you think about it. ‘Forever’ means the entire span of space and time. Forever. For Ever. See?”

    “You mean you have to sort of start at Square One?”

    “Precisely.”

    “But that’s no good! It’s going to be years before there’s anyone else around!”

    “Centuries,” corrected Rincewind gloomily. “Millennia. Iains. And then there’s going to be all kinds of wars and monsters and stuff. Most of history is pretty appalling, when you look hard at it. Or even not very hard.”

    Faust Eric
    #gnu terry pratchett #discworld#quote#eric #be careful what you wish for #'I want to live forever' #is not necessarily a good wish
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  • vintage-soleil
    25.10.2021 - 1 day ago

    "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life." - Terry Pratchett, Jingo

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