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Reading Pratchett: The Truth - 22nd October 2020
M1795537 OC Virn
Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

So what did you do today? We went to collect some new ducks. That meant going further than I have since March. These ducks are black ( dark green) to go with the pair we already have. When we bought the first two my cadets immediately named thenm Travis 1 and Travis 2. Now I need three more names. Any ideas?

They sound beautiful!

More names - are they male or female?
Could they be mutoids? One could be Kiera.


Hopefully girls. Glynis, Soolin and Dayna??? But since they are virtually identical, they're probably just 'mutoids'
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

So what did you do today? We went to collect some new ducks. That meant going further than I have since March. These ducks are black ( dark green) to go with the pair we already have. When we bought the first two my cadets immediately named thenm Travis 1 and Travis 2. Now I need three more names. Any ideas?

Mutoid ducks...

Is what I thought. The only named mutoid is Kiera (other spellings are available), but you could have the names of the actresses - Carol and Judy. Or their surnames: Royle / Matheson
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Whatís it like round your way, anyway, Travisina? Youíre all still classed as good boys and girls, arenít you?

Oh yes, we're smugly Tier 1 over here.
But I sneaked into Tier 2 on Monday, to have an outdoors & appropriately spaced lunch with the Supreme Commander (also Tier 1) and my 3 fellow ex-furloughed-and-now-redundant colleagues (1 in Tier 1, 2 in Tier 2).

The all-new postcode lottery...
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Whatís it like round your way, anyway, Travisina? Youíre all still classed as good boys and girls, arenít you?

Oh yes, we're smugly Tier 1 over here.
But I sneaked into Tier 2 on Monday, to have an outdoors & appropriately spaced lunch with the Supreme Commander (also Tier 1) and my 3 fellow ex-furloughed-and-now-redundant colleagues (1 in Tier 1, 2 in Tier 2).

The all-new postcode lottery...

Indeed. It does seem a bit random. Especially since Hertfordshire is HUGE - one of the biggest counties in the country. Can one compare Watford with Bishops Stortford? Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
M1795537 OC Virn
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Whatís it like round your way, anyway, Travisina? Youíre all still classed as good boys and girls, arenít you?

Oh yes, we're smugly Tier 1 over here.
But I sneaked into Tier 2 on Monday, to have an outdoors & appropriately spaced lunch with the Supreme Commander (also Tier 1) and my 3 fellow ex-furloughed-and-now-redundant colleagues (1 in Tier 1, 2 in Tier 2).

The all-new postcode lottery...


Don't think there are any winners
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

So what did you do today? We went to collect some new ducks. That meant going further than I have since March. These ducks are black ( dark green) to go with the pair we already have. When we bought the first two my cadets immediately named thenm Travis 1 and Travis 2. Now I need three more names. Any ideas?

They sound beautiful!

More names - are they male or female?
Could they be mutoids? One could be Kiera.


Hopefully girls. Glynis, Soolin and Dayna??? But since they are virtually identical, they're probably just 'mutoids'

Call one Anna. Avon likes black outfits, so I bet she had a little black dress...
 
stormypetrel
Are we supposed to be discussing the book?
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

So what did you do today? We went to collect some new ducks. That meant going further than I have since March. These ducks are black ( dark green) to go with the pair we already have. When we bought the first two my cadets immediately named thenm Travis 1 and Travis 2. Now I need three more names. Any ideas?

They sound beautiful!

More names - are they male or female?
Could they be mutoids? One could be Kiera.


Hopefully girls. Glynis, Soolin and Dayna??? But since they are virtually identical, they're probably just 'mutoids'

Call one Anna. Avon likes black outfits, so I bet she had a little black dress...

Good call!
But wait - what about Servalan?
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Are we supposed to be discussing the book?

Shall we? I've said upthread how much I love this one. What did you think?
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

So what did you do today? We went to collect some new ducks. That meant going further than I have since March. These ducks are black ( dark green) to go with the pair we already have. When we bought the first two my cadets immediately named thenm Travis 1 and Travis 2. Now I need three more names. Any ideas?

They sound beautiful!

More names - are they male or female?
Could they be mutoids? One could be Kiera.


Hopefully girls. Glynis, Soolin and Dayna??? But since they are virtually identical, they're probably just 'mutoids'

Call one Anna. Avon likes black outfits, so I bet she had a little black dress...

Good call!
But wait - what about Servalan?

Surely she would be a white duck? One of those ones which stays white no matter how muddy it is!
 
M1795537 OC Virn
The Truth is yet aother example of why you lose so much if it's turned into audio. THere's one place where he asks Y/N? How is one supposed to say that?
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Are we supposed to be discussing the book?

Shall we? I've said upthread how much I love this one. What did you think?

I enjoyed it, too, but writing and printing and all thatís my sort of thing anyway.
 
M1795537 OC Virn
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

So what did you do today? We went to collect some new ducks. That meant going further than I have since March. These ducks are black ( dark green) to go with the pair we already have. When we bought the first two my cadets immediately named thenm Travis 1 and Travis 2. Now I need three more names. Any ideas?

They sound beautiful!

More names - are they male or female?
Could they be mutoids? One could be Kiera.


Hopefully girls. Glynis, Soolin and Dayna??? But since they are virtually identical, they're probably just 'mutoids'

Call one Anna. Avon likes black outfits, so I bet she had a little black dress...

Good call!
But wait - what about Servalan?

Surely she would be a white duck? One of those ones which stays white no matter how muddy it is!


Servalan is NOT A DUCK.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

The Truth is yet aother example of why you lose so much if it's turned into audio. THere's one place where he asks Y/N? How is one supposed to say that?

The joy of Pratchett is the way the words look ON THE PRINTED PAGE. You just can't appreciate his writing if it's turned into any other sort of medium - audio, TV, movie, or stage (apols to Paul Darrow).
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Are we supposed to be discussing the book?

Shall we? I've said upthread how much I love this one. What did you think?

I enjoyed it, too, but writing and printing and all thatís my sort of thing anyway.

Mine too. I loved all the word-smithery, the writing-related puns and playfulness. It was super clever, and some of it was laugh out loud.
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

The Truth is yet aother example of why you lose so much if it's turned into audio. THere's one place where he asks Y/N? How is one supposed to say that?

This is why books and the wireless and television are all so different and the same story so rarely translates identifiably into all three formats, isnít it. And theatreís different again...
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

So what did you do today? We went to collect some new ducks. That meant going further than I have since March. These ducks are black ( dark green) to go with the pair we already have. When we bought the first two my cadets immediately named thenm Travis 1 and Travis 2. Now I need three more names. Any ideas?

They sound beautiful!

More names - are they male or female?
Could they be mutoids? One could be Kiera.


Hopefully girls. Glynis, Soolin and Dayna??? But since they are virtually identical, they're probably just 'mutoids'

Call one Anna. Avon likes black outfits, so I bet she had a little black dress...

Good call!
But wait - what about Servalan?

Surely she would be a white duck? One of those ones which stays white no matter how muddy it is!


Servalan is NOT A DUCK.

Sorry, a black swan in that case. Not white - this is post-Children of Auron.
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

So what did you do today? We went to collect some new ducks. That meant going further than I have since March. These ducks are black ( dark green) to go with the pair we already have. When we bought the first two my cadets immediately named thenm Travis 1 and Travis 2. Now I need three more names. Any ideas?

They sound beautiful!

More names - are they male or female?
Could they be mutoids? One could be Kiera.


Hopefully girls. Glynis, Soolin and Dayna??? But since they are virtually identical, they're probably just 'mutoids'

Call one Anna. Avon likes black outfits, so I bet she had a little black dress...

Good call!
But wait - what about Servalan?

Surely she would be a white duck? One of those ones which stays white no matter how muddy it is!


Servalan is NOT A DUCK.

Goose?
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

The Truth is yet aother example of why you lose so much if it's turned into audio. THere's one place where he asks Y/N? How is one supposed to say that?

The joy of Pratchett is the way the words look ON THE PRINTED PAGE. You just can't appreciate his writing if it's turned into any other sort of medium - audio, TV, movie, or stage (apols to Paul Darrow).


And Pratchett USES the printed page in ways other writers don't even think about. Brilliant.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

The Truth is yet aother example of why you lose so much if it's turned into audio. THere's one place where he asks Y/N? How is one supposed to say that?

This is why books and the wireless and television are all so different and the same story so rarely translates identifiably into all three formats, isnít it. And theatreís different again...

Sigh. Oh StormyP, that's what I meant to say above, but much more eloquently put. My wordy-brain shuts down after 7pm.
My views are my own.

VILA: I'm entitled to my opinion.
AVON: It is your assumption that we are entitled to it as well that is irritating.


Twitter: @TravisinaB7
 
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