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

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)
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:

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.

Itís OK, mine obviously thinks itís still the 1970s, because it only works a three-day week- any more and I retreat into gibberish!
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)


Pratchett might have had fun with something like 'Alexa'in one of his stories, if he was still with us.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

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.

Itís OK, mine obviously thinks itís still the 1970s, because it only works a three-day week- any more and I retreat into gibberish!

Ha ha!
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
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)


Pratchett might have had fun with something like 'Alexa'in one of his stories, if he was still with us.

For sure. That would have been great.
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:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)

Do I count as young people? Because yes, but my dad worked for Currys, so I couldnít help knowing about electronic everything.
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)


Pratchett might have had fun with something like 'Alexa'in one of his stories, if he was still with us.

Oh yes!
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)

Do I count as young people? Because yes, but my dad worked for Currys, so I couldnít help knowing about electronic everything.

You kind of do and don't count as young people. Literally, yes - you're a youngling in terms of how many orbits you've made of the sun. But otherwise, you have knowledge and wisdom that surpasses many older than you. Knowing about electronic everything is but one example.
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:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)

Do I count as young people? Because yes, but my dad worked for Currys, so I couldnít help knowing about electronic everything.

You kind of do and don't count as young people. Literally, yes - you're a youngling in terms of how many orbits you've made of the sun. But otherwise, you have knowledge and wisdom that surpasses many older than you. Knowing about electronic everything is but one example.

Blimey, I must be better at bluffing than I thought!
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Talking of humourously shaped vegetables... my friend the submarine-builder brought us some ENORMOUS veg he's grown on his allotment. Enhanced by fallout from the nuclear power station just up the road, no doubt. The beetroot was about 12" diameter.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
Back to The Truth (I kept calling it 'The Word', probably thinking of Travis: "The Word, the Word, the Word!" )

Another great array of characters and relationships. Mr & Mr Pin & Tulip were fascinating baddies - especially Tulip. Snorted anything snort-able, an expert on art and uses --ing as an adjective.
And what interesting fates they had post mortem!
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:

Talking of humourously shaped vegetables... my friend the submarine-builder brought us some ENORMOUS veg he's grown on his allotment. Enhanced by fallout from the nuclear power station just up the road, no doubt. The beetroot was about 12" diameter.

But was it entertainingly shaped? Itís no good just being enormous if it doesnít look like an anatomy lesson for seamstresses!
 
M1795537 OC Virn
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)

Do I count as young people? Because yes, but my dad worked for Currys, so I couldnít help knowing about electronic everything.


And nosey, no doubt. My dad made paint. With spots in.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Talking of humourously shaped vegetables... my friend the submarine-builder brought us some ENORMOUS veg he's grown on his allotment. Enhanced by fallout from the nuclear power station just up the road, no doubt. The beetroot was about 12" diameter.

Blimey!
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
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)

Do I count as young people? Because yes, but my dad worked for Currys, so I couldnít help knowing about electronic everything.


And nosey, no doubt. My dad made paint. With spots in.

Spotty paint? Is that how dalmations are coloured in?
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:

Back to The Truth (I kept calling it 'The Word', probably thinking of Travis: "The Word, the Word, the Word!" )

Another great array of characters and relationships. Mr & Mr Pin & Tulip were fascinating baddies - especially Tulip. Snorted anything snort-able, an expert on art and uses --ing as an adjective.
And what interesting fates they had post mortem!

I have caught myself saying -ing before now...
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Travisina wrote:

Back to The Truth (I kept calling it 'The Word', probably thinking of Travis: "The Word, the Word, the Word!" )

Another great array of characters and relationships. Mr & Mr Pin & Tulip were fascinating baddies - especially Tulip. Snorted anything snort-able, an expert on art and uses --ing as an adjective.
And what interesting fates they had post mortem!


And you can't say '-ing' either!
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

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.

Indeed. Footnotes, and the little writing for the small print in the Disorganiser (great idea at the time, though somewhat dated now. Do young people of today know about electronic organisers?)

Do I count as young people? Because yes, but my dad worked for Currys, so I couldnít help knowing about electronic everything.


And nosey, no doubt. My dad made paint. With spots in.

I wasnít nosey, exactly, just... there. But I am fascinated by the spotty paint, I have to admit. Tell us more!
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Ok, then, what does the 'dash' sound like? Or are we back to Victor Borge?
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Ok, then, what does the 'dash' sound like? Or are we back to Victor Borge?

A glottal stop?
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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