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Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« on: March 18, 2011, 04:12:14 PM »
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/14/terry-pratchetts-discworld-being-adapted-to-crime-of-the-week-mystery-tv-series/

More and more discworld on TV is good. :D

Of course I hold things like Hogsfather in better view than other attempts.

Offline Remiel

Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 04:37:30 PM »
As someone who has nearly the entire Discworld collection, I say:

There can be no such thing as too much Pratchett!

And yes, Hogfather was a commendable effort, given the difficulty of transcribing books to film.

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 05:48:14 PM »
As someone who has nearly the entire Discworld collection, I say:

There can be no such thing as too much Pratchett!

And yes, Hogfather was a commendable effort, given the difficulty of transcribing books to film.

"It's one in a million....maybe...hopefully..."

Sigh.. makes me wish the old Discworld game was still going.. we were 'contracted consultants ' for the watch. Our pay was doing this for the Patrician gratis .. for a variety of reasons.

I played a Unseen student turned Small God, there was a con-artist (he was on 'loan' from the thieves guild. A 'Work Release', he worked for the Patrician the Guild 'releases' him from his death sentence' and so on.

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 06:34:34 PM »
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/08/terry-jones-adapting-good-omens-into-a-tv-series/

AND GOOD OMENS.. all goodness. :D

I wasn't sure which bit to squee at in that article.  My gaming group went through a few months shortly after Good Omens came out where we read the book out loud on 'between game' nights.

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2011, 10:28:39 AM »
AWESOMENESS!

Yet one more reason I wish I lived in the U.K.

Offline Remiel

Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 01:45:20 AM »
"It's one in a million....maybe...hopefully..."

Sigh.. makes me wish the old Discworld game was still going.. we were 'contracted consultants ' for the watch. Our pay was doing this for the Patrician gratis .. for a variety of reasons.

I played a Unseen student turned Small God, there was a con-artist (he was on 'loan' from the thieves guild. A 'Work Release', he worked for the Patrician the Guild 'releases' him from his death sentence' and so on.

What game was this?  I WANT TO JOIN

At an online Christmas party once, I went as Death of the Discworld.  I didn't expect anyone there to know who or what I was, at least until, as fate would have it, someone showed up as the Librarian.  I can only imagine that our conversation must have seemed quite strange to those not in the know:

YES, BUT WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT, WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT, I MEAN REALLY?

"Oook!"

REALLY? IT'S THAT SIMPLE?

"Ooook! Ook ook ook eek, ook oook ook oooooooook ook ook ook oooky eeek ook."

WELL, YES, I SUPPOSE SO, WHEN YOU PUT IT LIKE THAT.

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2011, 01:55:10 AM »
We had someone play the librarian in a 'bring your own character' game.  (The system was created based on what characters showed up - it wasn't unusual to see a D&D fighter working alongside a Shadowrun decker when we played these.) 

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2011, 01:57:45 AM »
What game was this?  I WANT TO JOIN

At an online Christmas party once, I went as Death of the Discworld.  I didn't expect anyone there to know who or what I was, at least until, as fate would have it, someone showed up as the Librarian.  I can only imagine that our conversation must have seemed quite strange to those not in the know:

YES, BUT WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT, WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT, I MEAN REALLY?

"Oook!"

REALLY? IT'S THAT SIMPLE?

"Ooook! Ook ook ook eek, ook oook ook oooooooook ook ook ook oooky eeek ook."

WELL, YES, I SUPPOSE SO, WHEN YOU PUT IT LIKE THAT.

It bombed out after the 'first case' the GM turned out to have let a minor into two of his other games and he got banned from the site. We (the rest of the players) had to send a mail to the site admin that we were all above the age of consent for our area and were refraimed from playing in an adult game for two months.

I missed that character.. He had become the 'oh-goddess' of sex due to an accident during Hogsfather involving Hex, a Thuam Accellerator, a 'liquid lunch' from the Mended Drum and a trio of rubber bands. Needless to say, that was how the character got to be an Ex-student of UU.

Her speciality was L-space and looking 'hot' in anything (which was typically a full body cloak and concealing wizard's robes.

One of the other players, the 'thief on loan' had been retrieved by 'golem parole officer'.

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2011, 02:05:15 AM »
And IF I recall the 'exchange student from the Counterweight continent' insulted the librarian.

No, he didn't use the M-word.. he criticized the library.


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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2011, 03:05:01 AM »
And now you're making my head churn with ideas.  Stop it, stop it!  ;D

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 11:36:56 AM »
And now you're making my head churn with ideas.  Stop it, stop it!  ;D

Nudge nudge.  <wants to play the small goddess again>

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2011, 01:20:10 AM »
My fiance found footage of Pratchett himself talking about the prospective TV show, which means that its more than just a rumor. I'm having trouble finding it because my google-fu isn't as strong as hers is. But YAY! Confirmation!

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2011, 04:44:26 PM »
I had seen the bit about the Discworld series, but Good Omens, too? *manful squealing*

Related note, has anyone seen the 'Colour of Magic' TV adaption? I'd kind of like to see it, but David Jason as Rincewind makes me a bit wary (I liked him as Albert, but... Rincewind...).

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2011, 04:46:52 PM »
It's brilliant, and covers both The Colour Of Magic and The Light Fantastic. David Jason is good at playing any Pratchettian bedraggled old man, it seems!

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2011, 05:03:22 PM »
I had seen the bit about the Discworld series, but Good Omens, too? *manful squealing*

Related note, has anyone seen the 'Colour of Magic' TV adaption? I'd kind of like to see it, but David Jason as Rincewind makes me a bit wary (I liked him as Albert, but... Rincewind...).

I'm a bit spoiled by the idea of him as Albert too. He did a great job at it. :D

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2011, 06:27:02 PM »
I like David Jason, but to me he just isn't Rincewind. I think Nigel Planer could have done well in the role though. They cast him as another wizard in Hogfather though, so I guess that ruled him out.

Good Omens I'd like to see on screen, as well as Wee Free Men.

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2011, 06:28:19 PM »
I like David Jason, but to me he just isn't Rincewind. I think Nigel Planer could have done well in the role though. They cast him as another wizard in Hogfather though, so I guess that ruled him out.

Good Omens I'd like to see on screen, as well as Wee Free Men.

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2011, 09:23:50 PM »
Billy Connolly would have to be recruited to play a Nac Mac Feegle  ;D

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2011, 11:04:48 PM »
Heh. The Tiffany Aching stuff would probably do well as a miniseries, I think. The major trick'd be striking a balance with the Nac Mac Feegle effects between real-people-green-screened in, and fake-looking CGI like the Smurfs, who shall remain nameless.

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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2011, 12:12:15 PM »
Billy Connolly would have to be recruited to play a Nac Mac Feegle  ;D

Yes, yes, yes! I can think of no one better!  ;D

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2011, 12:32:12 PM »
I'm trying.. hard.. to think of another actor.. it's hard.


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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2011, 01:36:13 PM »
Ewan McGregor as Not-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Jock-But-Bigger-Than-Wee-Jock Jock?

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

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« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2011, 02:09:19 PM »
Ewan McGregor as Not-As-Big-As-Medium-Sized-Jock-But-Bigger-Than-Wee-Jock Jock?

Good one. :D

But who would you pick out for...

Rob Anybody
Duft Wullie
Wee Billy Bigchin...

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Re: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssss... (Pratchett fans read)
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2011, 09:13:34 PM »
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