Terry Pratchett, Discworld author dies

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Too young indeed. Without him, the world is a poorer and less flat place.
 
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My parts of the internet are sad :sad:
 
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Too young indeed. Without him, the world is a poorer and less flat place.
I don't know who he is, never watched his shows.
:oldbiggrin:But you can't always say so because if we hadn't had Terry, we might have Perry, Berry or Kerry etc. They might be less fortunate but the calculated sum of joys they offer might not be worse.
Do people get taxed on once they die ?
BTW, Rest In Peace Terry!
 
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I don't know who he is, never watched his shows.
:oldbiggrin:But you can't always say so because if we hadn't had Terry, we might have Perry, Berry or Kerry etc. They might be less fortunate but the calculated sum of joys they offer might not be worse.
Do people get taxed on once they die ?
BTW, Rest In Peace Terry!
He was a famous writer of fantasy.
 
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As Rihanna Pratchet said, quoting: “AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER”.

And zillions people on the world perfectly understand what it is about. Gives me shivers.
 
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I had a multiple email conversation with someone, several years ago, where I used to work. Somewhere near the the end of conversation, she claimed that I wrote in the style of a Mr. Terry Pratchett. Since I had never heard of him, I purchased one of his books. Unfortunately, I never read the book. I'm guessing now, that it was a great compliment.

(googles house)

Ah ha!

Receipt in book:
June 6, 2008, 7:27 pm.
"Going Postal"
$7.99
Thank you for shopping at Powell's City of Books!​

You're welcome.

hmmm.....

The back cover of 'Going Postal' said:
Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into . . . a government job?

By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as Postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office. Worse still, Moist could swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk clacks communication monopoly and its bloodthirsty piratical headman. But if the bold and undoable are what's called for, Moist's the man for the job—to move the mail, continue breathing, get the girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or otherwise requires: hope.
Well then. There's a quandary.
One of my friends once said, that I should write a book.
So, should I, or should I not, read Mr. Pratchett's book?
If I do, people might accuse me of "stealing" his style.
If I don't, I'll probably be missing some insightful tricks into how to actually write a book.

hmmm.......

I think I'll read his book.
 
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I had a multiple email conversation with someone, several years ago, where I used to work. Somewhere near the the end of conversation, she claimed that I wrote in the style of a Mr. Terry Pratchett. Since I had never heard of him, I purchased one of his books. Unfortunately, I never read the book. I'm guessing now, that it was a great compliment.

(googles house)
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:nb) that's a good explanation. lol
Well then. There's a quandary.
One of my friends once said, that I should write a book.
So, should I, or should I not, read Mr. Pratchett's book?
If I do, people might accuse me of "stealing" his style.
If I don't, I'll probably be missing some insightful tricks into how to actually write a book.

hmmm.......

I think I'll read his book.
I partially see what you're thinking now, then please don't change the account. I have been around with sci and tech for years, I am not going to be a farmer. :)
 
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i watched the Discworld TV series for about 10 minutes then gave it up. to me it's very boring.
 
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Terry Pratchett wrote some interesting stuff for (or was used by) the Dr Who Series which is truly mysterious.........................
How on all the earths it ever got going and is still being played I do not understand.
Even more mysterious is that I - a fully grown adult - am still watching the endlessly repeating shows in far off Oz......
 

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