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Old 12-12-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Sad news about Terry Pratchett

I can find no good way to say this but apparently he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

http://www.paulkidby.com/news/index.html

My best thoughts are with him and his family.
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Old 12-12-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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Ouch! My condolences to one of my favorite fantasy book authors.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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Terry Pratchet - deserves a huge commendation for his work in Fantasy writing for being consistantly creative and entertaining.

"In Sewer Ants" remains one of my favourite Pratchetisms 10yrs on.

Well done Terry!
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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And yet the same old Terry. An embuggerance indeed! My best to you, Terry.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:29 AM   #5
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I am a huge fan of Mr Pratchett. I have been reading his books for about 20 years now. I have all of them and they are my most treasured possession.

In keeping with Mr Pratchett's wishes, I would like to say....






Buggerit, I can't remember now.



Why is it the truly nice and creative people of the world suffer whilst the arseholes prosper and live forever?
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:36 AM   #6
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That's bad news indeed. I knew and worked with Terry "before he was famous" as they say. A nicer guy you couldn't hope to meet.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:54 AM   #7
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I knew and worked with Terry "before he was famous" as they say.
You have just earned yourself the status of "Minor Idle" for your past affiliation with a literary god. Please amend your user title accordingly.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:20 AM   #8
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You have just earned yourself the status of "Minor Idle" for your past affiliation with a literary god. Please amend your user title accordingly.
That would be "Minor Idol". I'm sure HarryT works very hard at whatever he does.

Cheers,
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:12 AM   #9
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Whoops, apparently my brain was idle this morning.
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:09 AM   #10
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Marc (I have a small interest in English folk dancing - I like to call myself a "Morris Minor")
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They used to transport people to Australia for making jokes as bad as that .
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They used to transport people to Australia for making jokes as bad as that .
Well, that explains some things about Aussie humor.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:08 PM   #12
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Probably how montsnmags got there in the first place .
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:47 PM   #13
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Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite authors, and I've read all of his works. In a way, he's even semi-responsible for setting me on my career path (I gained an appreciation of programming for games writing for the Discworld MUD). His sense of humor can't be matched, and he's a genuinely good person.

I hope everything goes well for him, and I'm trying not to be too bummed out - but it's hard!
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:09 PM   #14
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Probably how montsnmags got there in the first place .


My Dad was a pommy, born up in Streatley, Berkshire. I'm sure I haven't inherited his sense of humour though. Pretty sure. Maybe.

He was not "transported" here though...well, at least I don't think he was.

Cheers,
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That is a harsh blow indeed...Terry Pratchett was and is my all-time favourite author...I was hoping he'd live forever...

First Robert Jordan passed away far too early and after a tragic illness, now the master of comedy-fantasy seems to be leaving us too...this really makes me sad...
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