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Reading Pratchett: Pyramids - 2nd April
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

I'm particularly enjoying Pyramids, because I managed to get to see the Tutenkahmen exhibition with Clareblues, a few days before everything shut down. It's such a glorious riff on Ancient Egypt - everything in the King Tut expo is in this book, turned up to 11 and turned round 90 degrees.


Bit of a spoiler alert there, Trav. Watch it!

Sorry :-(
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One Spare Part
stormypetrel wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

[quote][url=http://www.blakes7online.com/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=3057&pid=164688#post_164688][b]M1795537

4?

Have you read Amazing Maurice?

No. Should I?

Yes yes yes! It is brilliant. I cried! And not just with laughter.

I dunno that I want to be made to cry. But Iíll keep an eye out.

I am very sentimental at times. I said it to express how brilliant he is at serious stuff as well as the funnies.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

Iíve only just got that oneGrinGrin
I think Iím liable to miss bits like that, because of the way I read. I canít break a word into component parts without an effort- so I donít. Cause Iím a lazy sod.

Sometimes it helps just to read them out loud.


Difficult to read silent 'p's
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

YOU BASTARD!


I won't take that personally.... Has anyone read ' TP's The Unadulterated Cat'. With cat names like 'Yeagerroffoutofityerbastard' - one of his finest.

When I write, I always have to have the right name and that is from reading authors like TP.

Me too - when I write, I struggle more with names than anything else. I've got a full length Jenna story that's been simmering for years because I just can't find the right name for an important character.
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M1795537 OC Virn
One quite quickly begins to know what TP feels for (or against)... like war, and killing generally. Oh, and religious rituals, of course.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One quite quickly begins to know what TP feels for (or against)... like war, and killing generally. Oh, and religious rituals, of course.

These are recurring themes in all his books. 'Small Gods' was a revelation (no pun intended)
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One Spare Part
Travisina wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

YOU BASTARD!


I won't take that personally.... Has anyone read ' TP's The Unadulterated Cat'. With cat names like 'Yeagerroffoutofityerbastard' - one of his finest.

When I write, I always have to have the right name and that is from reading authors like TP.

Me too - when I write, I struggle more with names than anything else. I've got a full length Jenna story that's been simmering for years because I just can't find the right name for an important character.

I have spent time inventing names. I used to have a list which I would refer to in time of need.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

Iíve only just got that oneGrinGrin
I think Iím liable to miss bits like that, because of the way I read. I canít break a word into component parts without an effort- so I donít. Cause Iím a lazy sod.

Sometimes it helps just to read them out loud.

Sometimes it helps to put my glasses on so the letters stop dancing... but if theyíre not within reach...
 
stormypetrel
One Spare Part wrote:

Travisina wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

YOU BASTARD!


I won't take that personally.... Has anyone read ' TP's The Unadulterated Cat'. With cat names like 'Yeagerroffoutofityerbastard' - one of his finest.

When I write, I always have to have the right name and that is from reading authors like TP.

Me too - when I write, I struggle more with names than anything else. I've got a full length Jenna story that's been simmering for years because I just can't find the right name for an important character.

I have spent time inventing names. I used to have a list which I would refer to in time of need.

I keep a dictionary of names and a road atlas. If you canít get a name out of one youíll get it out of the other.
 
One Spare Part
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One quite quickly begins to know what TP feels for (or against)... like war, and killing generally. Oh, and religious rituals, of course.

But it always feels well balanced. I don't feel preached at.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

I have spent time inventing names. I used to have a list which I would refer to in time of need.

I try to harvest names from misc sources, including place names and road names. I once had a temp job in the NHS during which I had to send out letters to dozens of parents of overweight children in the county (don't ask), and made a note of interesting-sounding names. Actually, it was during that job that the Jenna story was conceived. But despite my lists, has been languishing due to lack of appropriate name for this character.
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M1795537 OC Virn
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

Iíve only just got that oneGrinGrin
I think Iím liable to miss bits like that, because of the way I read. I canít break a word into component parts without an effort- so I donít. Cause Iím a lazy sod.

Sometimes it helps just to read them out loud.

Sometimes it helps to put my glasses on so the letters stop dancing... but if theyíre not within reach...


You can get audio versions of most of his stuff. Besides - nothing wrong with slow.
Once read a whole SF 'short story' about a guy called Sloane and a race.,.... just so that the author could add the line 'Sloane's Teddy wins the race'.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
One Spare Part
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

Iíve only just got that oneGrinGrin
I think Iím liable to miss bits like that, because of the way I read. I canít break a word into component parts without an effort- so I donít. Cause Iím a lazy sod.

Sometimes it helps just to read them out loud.

Sometimes it helps to put my glasses on so the letters stop dancing... but if theyíre not within reach...

I kept forgetting and read (in my mind) Djelibeybi as Djelibelli...
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
stormypetrel
One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One quite quickly begins to know what TP feels for (or against)... like war, and killing generally. Oh, and religious rituals, of course.

But it always feels well balanced. I don't feel preached at.

Thatís a skill in itself. He sort of points out the ridiculousness of it all, rather than preaching, and it works much better.
 
Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

One quite quickly begins to know what TP feels for (or against)... like war, and killing generally. Oh, and religious rituals, of course.

But it always feels well balanced. I don't feel preached at.

That's right. It's done with heart and warmth and humour.
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stormypetrel
One Spare Part wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

Iíve only just got that oneGrinGrin
I think Iím liable to miss bits like that, because of the way I read. I canít break a word into component parts without an effort- so I donít. Cause Iím a lazy sod.

Sometimes it helps just to read them out loud.

Sometimes it helps to put my glasses on so the letters stop dancing... but if theyíre not within reach...

I kept forgetting and read (in my mind) Djelibeybi as Djelibelli...

Yep, my mind does the same correctionGrin
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Other people have trouble with inventing names. Try: https://www.name-...character/
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

Iíve only just got that oneGrinGrin
I think Iím liable to miss bits like that, because of the way I read. I canít break a word into component parts without an effort- so I donít. Cause Iím a lazy sod.

Sometimes it helps just to read them out loud.

Sometimes it helps to put my glasses on so the letters stop dancing... but if theyíre not within reach...


You can get audio versions of most of his stuff. Besides - nothing wrong with slow.
Once read a whole SF 'short story' about a guy called Sloane and a race.,.... just so that the author could add the line 'Sloane's Teddy wins the race'.

Groan! Oops
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

High Priestess mode again: I love the way TP comes up with such brilliant names. Djelibeybi, fo instance. Anyone got any favourites?

Iíve only just got that oneGrinGrin
I think Iím liable to miss bits like that, because of the way I read. I canít break a word into component parts without an effort- so I donít. Cause Iím a lazy sod.

Sometimes it helps just to read them out loud.

Sometimes it helps to put my glasses on so the letters stop dancing... but if theyíre not within reach...

I kept forgetting and read (in my mind) Djelibeybi as Djelibelli...

That works, too!
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Other people have trouble with inventing names. Try: https://www.name-...character/

Thanks.
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