Another R.I.P.

Sorry everyone, I know this isn’t a Family Guy post but we lost another legend today (well to me, anyway) Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series of books (which I LOVE and spent my childhood reading) has passed away today just 66 years old 😦 bad times 😦

Rest In Peace.

RyPod

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13 thoughts on “Another R.I.P.”

  1. Wonderful words GenFireDragon, and I echo your sentiments. Sir Terry’s perspective on the world shone through in his books and you could easily recognise the references to the modern world. Jingo was a great example of this. But it was “The Watch” series of books that really had me in stitches. “Feet of Clay” being one of my all time favourites.
    I urge anyone who has not heard of Pratchett to give him a go, for those that like time travel try Night Watch, those that like film try Moving Pictures, and you will discover just how clever and inventive this man was in portraying current affairs and the ‘real’ world through humour. Honestly, there have been many a time where I have been giggling to myself whilst reading a Discworld novel, and endured the raised eyebrows and questioning looks from onlookers.
    My signed copy of “The Last Continent” has just become my most treasured possession.

    Rest In Peace Sir Terry

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  2. Pratchett was and always will be a legend. Will miss his books terribly. My mum cried when I was on the phone to her and it got me going too. 😥

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  3. ahhh, I’m not at all familiar with him either… BUT I will say that this lovely world we all are living on has been losing ALOT of good and very inspirational people in the past year!!
    :'[

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  4. I am in Canada and I mourn with you rypod. I have read every one of Pratchett’s novels that I could get my hands on (which is I think about 60-65 of the 70 total that he wrote.

    I’ve and absorbed every word of his I’ve read, and while I knew about his condition and knew that I would have to deal with his death in the near future, finding out about his death today was still a shock. My legs felt weak and I wanted to curl up in a corner and read (I was coincidentally re-reading Mort when I heard the news), and I may have been able to stay strong for the rest of the work day if it weren’t for the messages that came up on his twitter:

    AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER.

    Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.

    The End.

    ———-
    The culmination of those messages was like an arrow piercing any and all emotional armour I could put up and I broke down and cried. I actually broke down again just now as I had to read those words again just now to post them.

    I had heard he made arrangements with his daughter to potential write more Discworld novels after his death so we may see Vimes and Rincewind and Granny Weatherwax and Death again, but I know in my heart that it will never be quite the same.

    Pratchett once said: “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” For me this is one of those times. I will never let go of the feelings of joy and wonder that I got from reading his books. He will be missed.

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    1. I completely agree GenFireDragon, amongst those that knew of his work, he’ll be surely missed (and Mort is one of my fave Discworld novels, Death being my fave character)

      RyPod

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  5. My cousin (in England) posted RIP Terry P. and I was clueless. Thank you for filling that in. My brother is a discworld addict. I typically love the genre but just can’t get in to them. He was an amazing writer nonetheless and it’s a great loss.

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      1. I was saddened by the news, his books were masterfully done. I, as well, enjoyed Mort as well as Soul Music, with Death as one of my favorite characters. I also enjoyed Colour of Magic, which was my introduction to Discworld.

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      2. I share your tastes Joseph, Death is one of my fave characters too, it’s sad but beautiful that we all seem to come closer together during a tragedy 😦

        RyPod

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