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How many animals have you hit while driving?

0: I'm too immature to drive/I break for god's little gifts
6
67%
1-2: Flukes I tell you!
0
No votes
3-4: I am a horrible person.
1
11%
5-6: Large vehicles have the right of way.
0
No votes
7+: They didn't pay the toll to cross my road.
2
22%
 
Total votes : 9

Postby YarnIsland on Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:41 pm

I'd love to help-

Terry Pratchetts main books are of course, the Discworld novels. Now, they all take place on the same planet, the same world, but there are seperate series in the series itself. There are 4 or 5 that are about an inept wizard Rincewind, who only knows one spell and is pretty much a coward. He is one of my favorite characters and is in the first of all the DiscWorld books- The Color of Magic. It's about a tourist who wants to visit all of DiscWorld and Rincewind gets stuck being his guide. It was my first book and it was a good start, however, since it's a british author, it took me a few books to get used to the writing style, so I don't know how that works with you. After that is The Light Fantastic, the sequal, which is probably better then the first.

There is also a series on three witches, which is good, but I've only read 2 of theres. My all time favorite is the Night Watch series, which focuses in on the night watch of the worlds biggest city, Ankh Morpork. Vimes, the leader of the bunch, is my all time favorite character, and the whole cast in those books are great. Probably the funniest books too. It starts with Guards! Guards! and goes to Feet of Clay, Men at Arms, Jingo, and then Night Watch. Night Watch is my all time favorite book and I highly recommend it. You don't need to read the first four if you don't want to, but it gives a good insight on the characters and makes it a lot better.

I think the main thing about the DiscWorld books is that most people just shrug them off as happy fantasy books with magic and dragons and wizards etc. when they are really not at all like that. He takes those things and puts them in a realistic form which is both dark/serious/comical all at the same time. I've read 20 of the 30 (?) I think, and have loved them all. So I guess I'd recommend The Color of Magic, Guards! Guards!, Night Watch, or maybe The Truth, one that is its own book, which shows Vimes from a different view but is mostly about a newspaper starting in Ankh Morpork. :)

Hope that helps.
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Postby YarnIsland on Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:54 am

*ahem*

Don't tell me I typed all of that for nothing Psy!
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Postby Psyonide on Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:59 am

Don't get all ansy, I haven't had a chance to read your post yet.
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Postby YarnIsland on Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:01 am

I hate my LYFE!
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Postby Psyonide on Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:14 am

Fuckstickery!
I typed out a (nearly) lengthy edit of my previous post, but the send fucked up and I lost it all.

The gist was something like this:

1. That was helpful, thank you.

2. Those kind of stories are what I primarily read, if possible (although taking some liberties with the commonly accepted meaning of 'fantasy' there).
You should read some Robert Rankin, he uses that style from what I've read. Although he adds his own little twist to it, as do all good authors. His writing style might throw you a bit at first though (as I understand that british humour and some of the subtleness associated with it is very different from the vast majority of American humour).

3. British humour agrees with 8/10 Australians =)
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Postby eskimodora on Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:30 am

British comedians are alot funnier than American ones.

Well, the ones I've seen anyway.
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Postby YarnIsland on Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:09 am

Thank you Psy, I am glad the review was helpful. If you ever get anything by Terry, let me know what you get, maybe we can talk about it afterwards.

And what should I read from Robert Rankin? I love taking suggestions from friends, especially about reading, so give me a good one and I'll see what I can do.
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Postby Moniker on Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:01 pm

Chocolate straws? That has to be the coolest thing I've ever heard. But, doesn't the chocolate melt in your mouth? Like, you end up finishing the straw before you even finish your drink? I'm getting this really weird feeling that my imagined version of a "chocolate straw" is nothing like the real thing.
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Postby YarnIsland on Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:18 pm

I always use licorice for straws, its pretty awesome. Pretty awesome indeed.
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Postby Moniker on Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:24 pm

...

I don't even know what that post is doing in this thread. It was meant for a different thread. Now I can't even delete it because you replied.

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Postby Psyonide on Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:44 pm

Image

That brown choclate looking lumpy thing sticking out off the drink is a Timtam. It's a biscuit. You bite of both ends and suck drink through it.
I'm not sure that it would work with a thick looking drink like that, but it *does* work (kind of) with coffee and hot chocolate.
Tasty.
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Postby [Edit] on Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:21 pm

2 MANY TIM TAMS.
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Postby YarnIsland on Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:41 pm

Psyonide wrote:Image


Wow.

I've already booked a flight. Pick me up at the airport at around 7 o clock?
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Postby Psyonide on Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:08 pm

Sorry Yarn, I can't. I'll be busy eating Timtams at 7.
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Postby Moniker on Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:22 pm

There has to be some around here...

I mean, we live in such a commercially globalized world!
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Postby YarnIsland on Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:25 pm

Psyonide wrote:Sorry Yarn, I can't. I'll be busy eating Timtams at 7.
8)


NO!!!
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Postby Psyonide on Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:27 pm

Muahahahahaha!!!
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Postby YarnIsland on Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:29 pm

That is mean.

That is mean 4EVER.
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Postby Meteuro on Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:31 pm

Back to Tim-Tams.

Tim-Tams rule.

Their Dick Smith counterparts suck.

But Tim-Tams rule.
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Postby Psyonide on Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:47 pm

That was almost poetic.
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Postby Meteuro on Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:04 pm

Replace 'poetic' with 'pathetic' and it is still a valid point.
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Postby eskimodora on Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:41 pm

How can you even walk through the check out with the Dick Smith counterpart in your trolley?

I could only imagine your neck going red with shame!
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Postby Meteuro on Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:53 pm

I was so young... so foolish.

It was my first... and last... Dick Smith product.

*cries into sleeve*

I'm... I'm sorry. It's just so hard sometimes...
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Postby eskimodora on Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:04 pm

Oh, man, don't you worry. I'll help you get through this.

I've gotch-yo back, bre.
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Postby Meteuro on Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:16 pm

It's good to know that I have decent eskimos like you on my side, Dora.

Unlike those other poser-eskimos.

On a different note, I just came up with a theory detailing how David Spade, Beck and Ben Kweller are all alter-egos of the same person.
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