Author: Terry Pratchett Appreciation

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sybilhallward:

All I want in life rn is at least a couple scenes of Maggie Smith as Granny Weatherwax

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no-negativitys-artwork:

     Carrot stood in the middle of the floor. His rusty chain mail was torn, his helmet was missing, he was swaying a little from side to side and one eye was already starting to swell, but he recognized the captain, dropped the feebly protesting customer he was holding, and threw a salute.

     “Beg to report thirty-one offenses of Making and Affray, sir, and fifty-six cases of Riotous Behavior, forty-one offenses of Obstructing an Officer of the Watch in Execution of his Duty, thirteen offenses of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, six cases of Malicious Lingering, and– and– Corporal Nobby hasn’t even shown me one rope yet–”

     He fell backward, breaking a table.

Ephebe has more philosophers per square yard t…

Ephebe has more philosophers per square yard than anywhere else on the Disc.  It is impossible to throw a brick in Ephebe without hitting a philosopher and, owing to the heightened level of philosophical debate that rages in the city, this often happens.  For it is unfortunate that a city whose inhabitants frequently storm the walls of paradox and smash the doors of perception is also beset with that particular dogged Discworld logic which would not recognize a metaphor if it was handed to it in a cornet with chocolate chips on top.

This certainly makes for briskness of thought.  Any philosopher who suggests that, logically, an arrow cannot hit a running man (Xeno’s Arrow Paradox) will be given a short head start before all the other philosophers reach for their bows.  This experiment was actually performed and the philosopher did escape unscathed, but after some thought rewrote the statement so that it read that a running man cannot be hit by an arrow providing it is fired by someone who has been in the pub since lunchtime.

‘But I don’t know anything about running a ban…

‘But I don’t know anything about running a bank!’

‘Good. No preconceived ideas.’

‘I’ve robbed banks!’

‘Capital! Just reverse your thinking,’ said Lord Vetinari, beaming. ‘The money should be on the inside.’

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twostepsfromtemerant:

In the last two weeks I’ve read both Witches Abroad and Wee Free Men and now I really want to cosplay Granny Weatherwax. She is one of the absolute best fictional characters, I want to be her when I grow up. Also I definitely know how to build a reinforced witches hat

The food was good solid stuff for a cold morni…

The food was good solid stuff for a cold morning, all calories and fat and protein and maybe a vitamin crying softly because it was all alone.

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harmless-hobbit:

More lovely ladies of Discworld:

Lady Sybil Ramkin moodboard.

In the lexicon of dragon breeders a female dra…

In the lexicon of dragon breeders a female dragon is a hen, and a male dragon is a pewmet (up to eight months), a cock (eight to fourteen months), a snood (fourteen months to two years) and then a cobb (two years to death). After death a Swamp Dragon is known as a crater.

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harmless-hobbit:

A moodboard for the amazing Samuel Vimes.

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terrypratchettparadise:

“What did I tell you about Mister Safety Catch?” said Vimes weakly. 

“When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend,” recited Detritus, saluting

– Terry Pratchett – Night Watch