March 12, 2015 at 6:55 pm #560515March 13, 2015 at 6:24 am #646950Slartibartfast
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“A man’s not dead while his name is still spoken”
Terry Prachett 1948-2015March 13, 2015 at 9:45 am #646951riddles
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Sad news indeed. 🙁March 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm #646952Lockhart
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GNU Sir Terry PratchettMarch 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm #646953[anonymous]
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He made my early school years better tenfold. I was privileged enough to meet him once and he was as warm and as funny as one would expect. RIP Terry, hope the chap in the robes was as pleasant as you insisted he was.March 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm #646954March 17, 2015 at 11:45 pm #646955Bazorkin
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I had to take a moment when I heard the news. I’ve been reading Terry Pratchett’s works for a very long time, longer than I knew. I’d read some of his sci-fi and I read Strata before, some time later, I discovered the Discworld via a copy of Mort that I’d bought at a paperback trader.
He’s been a very important part of my life as well as my attitudes towards what I consider good writing. I’m going to miss him a lot.
this is a live interview from later that day with Neil Gaiman. It was supposed to be a general discussion but it rapidly evolves into a frank talk about a man and his good friend and his memories of him.March 25, 2015 at 7:25 pm #646956
The Unspeakable Vault (Of Doom) has posted a tribute to Sir Pterry, as well:
That’s official: Fantasy had a terrible year. After the loss of Giger, Moebius, Nimoy, Terry Pratchett passed away. There are so many excellent tributes done all around the internet, I’ll make this one rather short, even though the strip took forever to be completed. I’ve already done a serie of cross-over with the Discworld characters, so I’ve left Rincewind or the Luggage, to focus more on Pratchett’s direct hommage to Lovecraft – from the first DW book, with Bel-Shamharoth’s Temple, to the very lovecraftian “Moving Pictures”. Pratchett’s fans will recognize some of the quickly described entities to be found in the Dungeon Dimensions… I’ve re-used Death, because it’s Death – and I needed to make a call (the asterisk) to this strip. Thanks to Booby D. for prompt correction and the Half-Brick Hint!
So long, Sir and thanks for the books!April 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm #646957
One of the fans on the Discworld subreddit is compiling “a Character Traits system inspired by Discworld for use with the Pathfinder tabletop system“, which is worth a look.
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