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Truth! Justice! Freedom! Reasonably Priced Love! And A Hard-boiled Egg!
Posted: 14 October 2006 07:42 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I just went to see Terry Pratchett talk at our local bookstore.

He was absolutely brilliant, totally not how I expected him to be. I was expecting a fan-hating, pessimistic old man, and instead was greeted by a rather quiet guy in a black felt hat telling funny stories about Buckingham Palace.

My favorite story was the onw when he was awarded the Carnagie Medal. He noticed that it was almost the exact same size as a large chocolate coin, so he brought one to the ceremony. when he was handed the medal, he quickly switched it with the coin, unwrapped it and bit into the chocolate. The comittee was rather shocked, so he doesn’t think he’ll win another one.

Anyway, I now have a copy of

Wintersmith

with “To A——-: Reasonably Priced Love! -Terry Pratchett” written on the title page.  Hurrah!

Oh, and Boo- you must watch “Hogfather” this christmas- Mr. Pratchett said he loves it and can’t wait to see what the fans think.

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Posted: 14 October 2006 10:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wow!  I’m so jealous!  That’s really cool.

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Posted: 15 October 2006 01:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I missed when he came here for book signings, but Mum stood in line and got “Going Postal” signed for me. grin

And they’ve done the Hogfather???  Yay!!!!

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Posted: 15 October 2006 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Smerk - 15 October 2006 05:37 AM

And they’ve done the Hogfather???  Yay!!!!

Yeah- it was on the forum some time in May. They did a made for TV movie with a huge budget, and Terry likes it a lot. He says it will be released over christmas break and the DVD will be available sometime in January.

Also, they’re making a movie- a real movie- of

The Wee Free Men

! *Jumps up and down in excitement*

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Posted: 16 October 2006 07:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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grin

*Joins Snowy with jumping up and down with excitement*

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Posted: 16 October 2006 08:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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*bounceybouncey*
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I can’t wait!
(And also I’m very jealous.wink)

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Posted: 16 October 2006 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Me too damnit! I’m just reading Hatfull of sky now. Wee Free men was o.k, but a bit kiddish.

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Posted: 16 October 2006 04:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Smerk - 16 October 2006 11:12 AM

grin

*Joins Snowy with jumping up and down with excitement*

*also jumps up and down with excitement*  cheese

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Posted: 16 October 2006 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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*is unnerved by sound of forum floor creaking worryingly*

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Posted: 16 October 2006 06:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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* drools by the sight of so many bouncing…. eh…. “women”... *

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Posted: 16 October 2006 07:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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LaMa - 16 October 2006 10:05 PM

* drools by the sight of so many bouncing…. eh…. “women”... *

*boxes LaMa about the ears*

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Posted: 16 October 2006 10:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Okay, so I’ll be the first, and you can all throw stones at me - Who the hell is Terry Pratchett?

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