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2021-10-27 9:01:01 PM  
Ah - the fine reporting of the Scottish Sun.  It's a drone dropper FFS.
 
2021-10-27 9:06:46 PM  
I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.
 
2021-10-27 9:07:58 PM  
When Mister Safety Catch Is Not On, Mister Crossbow Is Not Your Friend.
 
2021-10-27 9:09:03 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.


Thud is the pinnacle of the series.
 
2021-10-27 9:09:54 PM  
I'm a mere carbon-based creature, so I stick to Strong in the Arm brand crossbows for my ranged killing needs.
 
2021-10-27 9:16:21 PM  

Bondith: The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.

Thud is the pinnacle of the series.


It's up there, but Night Watch is my favorite book of the series by a pretty wide margin.  Considering I like almost all of the books a great deal, that's saying something.
 
2021-10-27 9:23:34 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Ah - the fine reporting of the Scottish Sun.  It's a drone dropper FFS.


The Sun is shiat.

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These were from the exact same day north and south of the border.
 
2021-10-27 9:31:57 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.


I finished feet of clay last night (umpteenth read through) which is the book where the peacemaker first appears, I think. Maybe.
 
2021-10-27 10:08:15 PM  
If it just emits an EMP, why does it need to look like a bazooka except to make a cop feel special?
 
2021-10-27 10:11:17 PM  
Also, didn't the Dutch police train eagles to down drones?
 
2021-10-27 10:40:13 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.


Ha! I just finished reading Thud on Monday. Taking a brief break from Pratchett to read Joe Abercrombie's latest and then back on to Snuff. I somehow missed out on the Discworld series until a few years ago when my soon to be wife handed me her worn copy of Small Gods. Then she turned me on to Tom Holt.

/I am a lucky man
 
2021-10-27 10:53:37 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Bondith: The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.

Thud is the pinnacle of the series.

It's up there, but Night Watch is my favorite book of the series by a pretty wide margin.  Considering I like almost all of the books a great deal, that's saying something.


Night Watch is my favorite of the watch books.

Something about The Hogfather though. It's like peak Discworld for me.

But really why choose? Read em all
 
2021-10-28 12:13:40 AM  

chawco: The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.

I finished feet of clay last night (umpteenth read through) which is the book where the peacemaker first appears, I think. Maybe.


It's a Piecemaker - TP's amusing variation on the Colt 45 which supposedly kept the peace in the Wild West, vs Detritus's crossbow which fires a fusillade of arrows and cuts people/fur coats into pieces
 
2021-10-28 12:18:10 AM  

Last Man on Earth: Bondith: The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.

Thud is the pinnacle of the series.

It's up there, but Night Watch is my favorite book of the series by a pretty wide margin.  Considering I like almost all of the books a great deal, that's saying something.


I would concur.

For me, Thud was a bit of a road novel, where the hero takes a trip and various things happen to him.

IMHO, TP was at his best in Ankh Morpork, where he could introduce a wide cast of minor characters with amusing names and snarky dialogue that you had to pay close attention to. I think he lost that when he sent his characters off into the wider realm
 
2021-10-28 6:25:16 AM  

Bondith: The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.

Thud is the pinnacle of the series.


I'd say The Fifth Elephant for The Watch stories.
 
2021-10-28 9:19:53 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bondith:
Thud is the pinnacle of the series.
I'd say The Fifth Elephant for The Watch stories.


I forgot just how enjoyable was "Guards! Guards!" Going back and reading it after knowing the characters did make it better. Plus I am a sucker for the Colon/Nobby bits.
 
2021-10-28 9:41:07 AM  

mjjt: chawco: The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.

I finished feet of clay last night (umpteenth read through) which is the book where the peacemaker first appears, I think. Maybe.

It's a Piecemaker - TP's amusing variation on the Colt 45 which supposedly kept the peace in the Wild West, vs Detritus's crossbow which fires a fusillade of arrows and cuts people/fur coats into pieces


Yes I realized after posting that I had missed the key pun. Pratchett was always brilliant that way, so many little things.
 
2021-10-28 10:00:19 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Last Man on Earth: Bondith: The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.

Thud is the pinnacle of the series.

It's up there, but Night Watch is my favorite book of the series by a pretty wide margin.  Considering I like almost all of the books a great deal, that's saying something.

Night Watch is my favorite of the watch books.

Something about The Hogfather though. It's like peak Discworld for me.

But really why choose? Read em all


Hogfather was my first Discworld book back in the day.  That was a really surreal entry point.  I love the book, but jumping right into the Disc's metaphysics made it a weird one for a newbie.  Not Thief of Time weird, but still, if I'd had it to do over, I probably should have started with something like Jingo or Small Gods.
 
2021-10-28 11:49:58 AM  
Drone simply flies higher than the round can travel FTW.
 
2021-10-28 9:15:01 PM  

Last Man on Earth: leeksfromchichis: Last Man on Earth: Bondith: The_Philosopher_King: I understood that reference. I happen to be re-reading all the Watch novels. I am on "Thud" now.

So I got a kick out of the headline.

Thud is the pinnacle of the series.

It's up there, but Night Watch is my favorite book of the series by a pretty wide margin.  Considering I like almost all of the books a great deal, that's saying something.

Night Watch is my favorite of the watch books.

Something about The Hogfather though. It's like peak Discworld for me.

But really why choose? Read em all

Hogfather was my first Discworld book back in the day.  That was a really surreal entry point.  I love the book, but jumping right into the Disc's metaphysics made it a weird one for a newbie.  Not Thief of Time weird, but still, if I'd had it to do over, I probably should have started with something like Jingo or Small Gods.


Going postal or wee free men are good places to start
 
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