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Reading Pratchett: Feet of Clay - 1st April 2021
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Having seen this month's ficlet prompts I'm expecting one from you, Stormy about the time they had an actual elephant on the Liberator....

Travsina - this is how you stop a toilet from leaking....maybe if you asked Stormy nicely she'd give you her plumber's number.

I don't think I could afford his train fare!
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
Look at that, a whole page and we haven't mentioned Pratchett once!
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Hi both!

Stormy, Magnus is an EXCELLENT name for a puppy! We have a cuddly monkey by the same name. What kind is he?

Hes- wait for it- a cross between a Belgian sheepdog and a hairy whippet. Needless to say, an unintentional one. Hes a nice little chap, though, when hes not bent on destroying the house!

Sounds gorgeous. Please bring him with you next time you venture south?

Hes allowed out in a fortnight. Im sure hed like to sniff his way round that walk weve promised to do!

Hurrah!
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:

Look at that, a whole page and we haven't mentioned Pratchett once!

Shall we start now?

I loved Feet of Clay. So much warmth and diverse humanity / trollanity / werewolfanity / dwarfanity and especially the Golems.
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
I love the way the City Watch has evolved, from Dixon of Dock Green to The Bill and now Hill Street Blues.
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
Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Look at that, a whole page and we haven't mentioned Pratchett once!

Shall we start now?

I loved Feet of Clay. So much warmth and diverse humanity / trollanity / werewolfanity / dwarfanity and especially the Golems.


Having read the book to him, my husband now refers to all seeded/granary/sourdough bread as Dwarf Bread.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

I love the way the City Watch has evolved, from Dixon of Dock Green to The Bill and now Hill Street Blues.

Ive never seen Hill Street Blues.
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Look at that, a whole page and we haven't mentioned Pratchett once!

Shall we start now?

I loved Feet of Clay. So much warmth and diverse humanity / trollanity / werewolfanity / dwarfanity and especially the Golems.


Having read the book to him, my husband now refers to all seeded/granary/sourdough bread as Dwarf Bread.

GrinGrin
 
Travisina
Plus it's a cleverly constructed whodunnit (or who's trying to dunnit). I did suspect the wallpaper (arsenic in green wallpaper was very much a thing in Victorian times), and was pleased to be proved wrong.
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
Favourite bit: probably when they had problems getting Dorfl to take the oath as a Watchman and were distracted into various existential arguments...
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Look at that, a whole page and we haven't mentioned Pratchett once!

Shall we start now?

I loved Feet of Clay. So much warmth and diverse humanity / trollanity / werewolfanity / dwarfanity and especially the Golems.


Having read the book to him, my husband now refers to all seeded/granary/sourdough bread as Dwarf Bread.

Is it weapons grade? Grin
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
Travisina wrote:

Plus it's a cleverly constructed whodunnit (or who's trying to dunnit). I did suspect the wallpaper (arsenic in green wallpaper was very much a thing in Victorian times), and was pleased to be proved wrong.


Yes, Pratchett would know people had heard about Napoleon's poisonous wallpaper, and used it to lead us up the wrong path. The poisoned light is a brilliant concept.
Also love the description of Cockbill Street people. Totally accurate.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
I loved the gradual outing of Cheery, sorry, Cheri Littlebottom as a female, and her friendship with Angua.
Decades before all the Trans stuff going on now, Pratchett wrote about the process with such warmth, sympathy and gentle humour.
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
Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Look at that, a whole page and we haven't mentioned Pratchett once!

Shall we start now?

I loved Feet of Clay. So much warmth and diverse humanity / trollanity / werewolfanity / dwarfanity and especially the Golems.


Having read the book to him, my husband now refers to all seeded/granary/sourdough bread as Dwarf Bread.

Is it weapons grade? Grin


Depends who makes it!
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

Plus it's a cleverly constructed whodunnit (or who's trying to dunnit). I did suspect the wallpaper (arsenic in green wallpaper was very much a thing in Victorian times), and was pleased to be proved wrong.

Moral: dont lick the wallpaper, just in case. I guessed, though, eventually.
There was a kid killed by eating a hat decoration once. It was coloured green with arsenic.
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Plus it's a cleverly constructed whodunnit (or who's trying to dunnit). I did suspect the wallpaper (arsenic in green wallpaper was very much a thing in Victorian times), and was pleased to be proved wrong.


Yes, Pratchett would know people had heard about Napoleon's poisonous wallpaper, and used it to lead us up the wrong path. The poisoned light is a brilliant concept.
Also love the description of Cockbill Street people. Totally accurate.

All the people were spot on - the Cockbill Street folks, the nobs and ladies, those involved in political machinations, the various members of the Watch.
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
Travisina wrote:

I loved the gradual outing of Cheery, sorry, Cheri Littlebottom as a female, and her friendship with Angua.
Decades before all the Trans stuff going on now, Pratchett wrote about the process with such warmth, sympathy and gentle humour.



I get the feeling that it was almost as much a surprise to Cheri as anyone else. Vimes' reaction to her is very much in character for him.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

I loved the gradual outing of Cheery, sorry, Cheri Littlebottom as a female, and her friendship with Angua.
Decades before all the Trans stuff going on now, Pratchett wrote about the process with such warmth, sympathy and gentle humour.

And not in such a way that you notice. He makes a point without appearing to do so. Clever.
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Travisina wrote:

Plus it's a cleverly constructed whodunnit (or who's trying to dunnit). I did suspect the wallpaper (arsenic in green wallpaper was very much a thing in Victorian times), and was pleased to be proved wrong.


Yes, Pratchett would know people had heard about Napoleon's poisonous wallpaper, and used it to lead us up the wrong path. The poisoned light is a brilliant concept.
Also love the description of Cockbill Street people. Totally accurate.

All the people were spot on - the Cockbill Street folks, the nobs and ladies, those involved in political machinations, the various members of the Watch.

Just shows. People are people, even when theyre living on the back of a giant turtle.
 
Travisina
And the Golems! Inspired to have them talk (or rather, write) in a classical Hebrew font.
Some of their names were Yiddish ('Shmata' means rag, but is also used to mean a posh frock: "I love your evening dress, Mrs Cohen." "What, this old shmata? I've had it for years" )
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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