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Echo wrote: »
Something working on the first try is a source of great suspicion.
38thDoe wrote: »
Some years ago my wife and I were in the car and heard this crazy story on NPR about how this family had formed the most elaborate santa story ever...
marsilies wrote: »
BTW, for a defense of believing in Santa, see Terry Pratchett's Hogfather.You're saying that humans need fantasies to make life bearable.
NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.
With Tooth Fairies? Hogfathers?
YES. THAT'S PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.
So we can believe the big ones?
YES. JUSTICE, MERCY, DUTY, THAT SORT OF THING.
They're not the same at all.
YOU THINK SO?
THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER, AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE, AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET... YOU TRY TO ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD. AS IF THERE IS SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE, BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.
But people have got to believe that. What's the point?
YOU NEED TO BELIEVE IN THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE.HOW ELSE CAN THEY BECOME?
Read more: https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=hogfather
YggiDee wrote: »
Having teenaged RPG leads is really cool until you stop being a teenager yourself. Do you remember being seventeen? You're a dumbass at seventeen! I wanna be saved by the guy who's twenty-seven. He's at least payed taxes. He knows how to do shit. He can drive.
Tofystedeth wrote: »
Wasn't he the most shoplifted author in the UK at one point?
marsilies wrote: »
Terry Pratchett has a soft spot in my heart because he's one of the things my wife and I instantly had in common when we first met, nearly 20 years ago. Also, he made buying my wife a birthday present super easy since he, like clockwork, had a new novel out every fall. I typically ordered the hardcovers from the UK to get the "good" covers, and also because they used to come out earlier there.
I'm still getting some new Pratchett every year. They're releasing his short stories in compilations, and the UK got a reprint of the illustrated version of Faust Eric this year.