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Rest in peace, Terry Pratchett

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    ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning LoserdomRegistered User regular
    Jingo wrote:
    It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

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    ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    For those of you that have already read everything Pratchett has written, you can get another taste to keep you going by reading Larry Niven's Rainbow Mars. Apparently he started it as a collaboration with Pratchett and some of his ideas are still in the finished novel.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Butler wrote: »
    For those of you that have already read everything Pratchett has written, you can get another taste to keep you going by reading Larry Niven's Rainbow Mars. Apparently he started it as a collaboration with Pratchett and some of his ideas are still in the finished novel.

    Along those same lines, I saw the 4th book in The Long Earth series, The Long Utopia pop up on Amazon for preorder for release in June.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062297333/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d3_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=198XKADCQ9N2WG3ZH31K&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=1970559082&pf_rd_i=desktop

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    FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31907768
    In a similar way, many net server and website administrators are adding the text "X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett" to the headers their machines share with every computer that requests web pages from them.

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    David_TDavid_T A fashion yes-man is no good to me. Copenhagen, DenmarkRegistered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeyjn3EaHAM

    Michael Chabon interviews Neil Gaiman on the eve of his passing. Not strictly about Sir Pterry but they spend a good half hour with Gaiman telling stories about him.

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    I hadn't seen this thread
    Wish I had when I first heard
    Discworld made me a much less shitty person than I used to be

    I'm going to go and cry again

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Crying is a good thing, sometimes.

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited March 2015
    I'm glad he had agency over his end, that he didn't suffer needlessly
    but there is one fewer kind, gentle, and intelligent person who can articulate those things influentially and we so desperately need it
    it wasn't often I read a book and came out a better person for it
    Small Gods, alone
    or the moment with Death and the little homeless girl in Hogfather

    Tam on
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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Tam wrote: »
    I'm glad he had agency over his end, that he didn't suffer needlessly
    but there is one fewer kind, gentle, and intelligent person who can articulate those things influentially and we so desperately need it
    it wasn't often I read a book and came out a better person for it
    Small Gods, alone
    or the moment with Death and the little homeless girl in Hogfather

    Two of my favorite books from Discworld there, Tam. Small Gods and Hogfather...
    I hate that I have to add Pratchett to my list of people who I regret never getting to meet in person. It's a list that's growing depressingly long, of late.

    But, so long as a man's name is spoken...

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    ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning LoserdomRegistered User regular
    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Crying is a good thing, sometimes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dacuJCKTeec

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