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Wasn't there a big furor of her latest book? I haven't gotten around to reading it yet and from from what I've heard I'm like, "I'm pretty sure she was always writing Aral like this."
I don't know why I'm still surprised at people's ability to miss the point. After all I've know trekkies who only care about the military overtones and the green space babes, rather than the whole progressive outlook. Heck, Charles Dickens is the favorite author of several of my conservative family members.
After I read Neil Gaiman's "Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry" I remember thinking, "Well, obviously. His anger seems to blister the very pages. It doesn't need to be spelled out!" Having observed for some time these fans, I suspect Gaiman meant that peice for them rather than for me.
I honestly have no idea why "The Truth" isn't more popular than it is within the fandom. It has fantastic characters and topics that are never not relevant. I can see why it isn't on the more rightwing side that hanfs out primarily on Facebook, but I have no idea why it's not particularly popular with the leftwing side (which seems to be mainly on tumblr, though some might still be on LJ). I mean, not that the ever popular Rincewind isn't fine and I've been known to enjoy some of those books, but there's The Truth.
Oh geeze, I would die if someone left behind expensive jewelry. That is too much responsibility.
P.S. I'm octochriek on the toastiesslack too.
i keep meaning to find a place for him in my present writings because he was one of my better ideas from then. A vampire of the Bela Lugosi breed trying to be a Lestat-type to impress girls (he didn't read very far in "Interview") and speaking French quite badly, is, in theory, absolutely hilarious.
I went with Octo because (a I love cephalopods and (b if I was concerned that if I used Otto, Toasties might think I was actually a dude. I always meant to post more here. Oh well.
(I deeply identify with Otto)
That is a delightful story and it took me two readings to realize you put them on YOUR shelf and that it was but one Pratchett book. I was deeply concerned for collections getting mixed up.