Category: nac mac feegle

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“But I thought she thought he was just a big pile of jobbies?” he said. “I seen her oout walkin’, an’ when he comes ridin’ past, she sticks her nose in th’ air and looks the other wa’. In fact, sometimes I seen her wait aroound a full five-and-twenty minutes for him tae come past, just so’s she can do that.”

– Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full Of Sky

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“And the Nac Mac Feegle are, well, they’re like tiny little Scottish Smurfs who have seen Braveheart altogether too many times.”

– Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full Of Sky

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“Writing stays. It fastens words down. A man can speak his mind and some nasty wee scuggan will write it down and who knows what he’ll do with those words? Ye might as weel nail a man’s shadow tae the wall!”

– Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full Of Sky

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“It’s a bad case o’ the thinkin’ he’s caught, missus. When a man starts messin’ wi’ the readin’ and the writin’ then he’ll come doon with a dose o’ the thinkin’ soon enough. I’ll fetch some o’ the lads and we’ll hold his heid under water until he stops doin’ it, ‘tis the only cure. It can kill a man, the thinkin’.”

– Terry Pratchett – A Hat Full Of Sky

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“You see and hear what others canna’, the world opens up its secrets to ye, but ye’re always like the person at the party with the wee drink in the corner who cannae join in. There’s a little bitty bit inside ye that willnae melt and flow.”

– Terry Pratchett – The Wee Free Men

myllustration: “If you trust in yourself… and…

myllustration:

“If you trust in yourself… and believe in your dreams… and follow
your star… you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time
working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.”

mirthfulartist: But she felt warm. In fact, s…

mirthfulartist:

But she felt warm. In fact, she felt hot, red-hot with anger … anger
at the bruised turf, anger at her own stupidity, anger at this beautiful
creature whose only talent was control.
This … creature was trying to take her world.

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mirthfulartist: A Wee Free Men spread for my b…

mirthfulartist:

Wee Free Men spread for my book illustration class. The centre line indicates the book’s seam.

The style changed a lot from sketch-to-final. I almost like the rough one better.

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“If… sir… would like to.. hop on the back of the cart, sir,” he said, carefully taking [the coin].
“Ach, right you are, then,” said the bearded mystery man after a pause. “Just a moment, this needs a wee bitty organizin’… Okay, youse hands, you just grab the side o’ the cart, and you leftie leg, ye gotta kinda sidle along… ach, crivens! Ye gotta bend! Bend! C’mon, get it right!” The hairy face turned to the carter. “Sorry aboot this,” it said. “I talk to my knees, but they dinna listen to me.”

– on teamwork | Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full Of Sky

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What happened during the Nac Mac Feegle’s search for the right smell was remembered by several witnesses (quite apart from all the owls and bats who were left spinning in the air by a broomstick being navigated by a bunch of screaming little blue men).

– dangerous times to be in the sky |
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full Of Sky