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DISCWORLD - which storyline is your favourite?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Mar17swgirl, Dec 12, 2006.

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DISCWORLD - which storyline is your favourite?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Rincewind/wizards stories (COM, LF, S...)

    3.6%
  2. Death stories (M, RM, H)

    21.4%
  3. Witches stories (ER, WS, WA...)

    7.1%
  4. City Watch stories (GG, MAA, FOC, NW...)

    17.9%
  5. Tiffany Aching stories (WFM, HFS, W)

    3.6%
  6. Other (please specify)

    3.6%
  7. I can't decide - I love them all!!!

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Disc-what??

    42.9%
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  1. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Poll approved by TheBoogieMan

    Key to the abbreviations:

    COM - The Colour of Magic
    LF - The Light Fantastic
    ER - Equal Rites
    M - Mort
    S - Sourcery
    WS - Wyrd Sisters
    GG - Guards! Guards!
    RM - Reaper Man
    WA - Witches Abroad
    MAA - Men at Arms
    FOC - Feet of Clay
    H - Hogfather
    NW - Night Watch
    WFM - The Wee Free Men
    HFS - A Hat Full of Sky
    W - Wintersmith


    And yes, I'm well aware that some of these storylines overlap... ;)
     
  2. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So hard to choose between Watch, Wizards and Death...Death is my favourite character but I'm not sure he has my favourite storylines...[face_thinking]
     
  3. CodeName_Targeter

    CodeName_Targeter Jedi Master star 5

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    I can't decide between the Watch and Death. Because Death's just insanely cool. I'm leaning towards the Watch though because Captain Carrot's awesome.
     
  4. Lucozade_Skywalker

    Lucozade_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Ah ... so hard ... tie between the wizards and the Watch, but I went for the Watch because overall, their books feel more accomplished - the wizards are in a lot of the early ones, when Pratchett was still developing a style, but the Watch's books are largely awesome. Men At Arms, Feet of Clay, Jingo, Night Watch, Thud! - the only Watch book that could even remotely be called substandard is Guards! Guards!, and even that's pretty darn good.
     
  5. Imperial_Hammer

    Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Absolutely Death Stories...

    He's the funniest of the whole bunch...

    And I'm sure he would agree with me... :p

    -I_H
     
  6. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    I should have said Night Watch, but I said other because my favorite character is Moist Von Lipwig from Going Postal. That's my favorite one so far.
     
  7. Lucozade_Skywalker

    Lucozade_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    ^ Mr. Lipwig deserves several more books. He's just such an awesome character.
     
  8. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Nice to see that the City Watch is winning! :cool: And I absolutely agree with Lucozade_Skywalker - this storyline certainly shows the most character and plot development. The wizards books are fun, because they're such a hilarious bunch, but the plot is not half as well developed as in the City Watch stories (my favourites are Night Watch - well, duh, see my signature... :p - and Feet of Clay and Thud!). And also Lord Vetinari is a prominent character in those books, and I absolutely looooooove Vetinari! [face_love] [face_love] [face_love]

    But I debated voting for Death stories, too, because I love Death as well, he's such a lovely character, how he's trying to understand humanity and be nice... :p And Susan is an uber-cool character. :cool:

    So my most favourite characters are Lord Vetinari ( [face_love]), Death, Susan, Sam Vimes, Granny Weatherwax... and I'm a big fan of Carrot+Angua. I hope Pratchett gets them married soon!

    Oh, and Lucozade_Skywalker: Mr. Lipwig is certainly a promising character, and there will be definitely more books about him - in fact, the next book in the series, Making Money is a Moist von Lipwig book. Should come soon, hopefully. :)
     
  9. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Disc-what? [face_blush]
     
  10. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Blasphemy!
     
  11. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Shame on you! [face_shame_on_you]

    :p

    Really, you're missing a fantastic series, full of great humour, parodies on fantasy and real world in general, and lots of brilliant dialogue.
     
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    I'll remember that. :D
     
  13. Gabri_Jade

    Gabri_Jade VIP star 5 VIP

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    I've only discovered Discworld recently, and since so far I've only read Pyramids, Mort, and Reaper Man, I'm going to have to go with the Death stories. :p I'm sure I'll love the others just as much once I get into them, though. :D
     
  14. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Vetinari is awesome. I always imagine Alan Rickman playing him for some reason ...

    That's the best news I've heard in a while. Wonderful. Sounds like it's going to be about Mr. Lipwig's adventures at the Royal Mint . . . I presume he got that job handed to him after Reacher Gilt, er, declined. :p
     
  15. CodeName_Targeter

    CodeName_Targeter Jedi Master star 5

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    So I ended up voting for the city watch. But I still <3 Death.
     
  16. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Whaaat? :eek: Alan Rickman as Vetinari?? No. Way. Sorry. :p I like him as Snape in HP, but he's way too old and grey and wrinkly for Vetinari. And he's not thin enough. It's hard to think of a good actor for him, but I think with proper make up and costume, Daniel Day-Lewis wouldn't be that bad... [face_thinking]

    Of course, Paul Kidby gets him perfect... :p


    Yep. :D And judging by the ending of Thud!, I'm very much convinced that there might be a subplot about Ankh-Morpork getting Underground. I mean: existing network of dwarf-built tunnels under A-M + the circle-and-bar mark of the mines + fast-moving carriages powered by perpetuum-mobile-like Devices + Vetinari's genius = well, you should get the picture. :p
     
  17. Winged_Jedi

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm disappointed to see the 'Disc-what?' category is currently winning... :(

    Personally, I love the Unseen University faculty, and Death is always fun but the Watch wins my vote. The supporting cast of Carrot, Nobby, Fred, Detritus, Cheery etc are top-notch, but it's Vimes who's the show-stopper. Without a doubt he's Pratchett's best and most-developed character. Feet of Clay and Night Watch are two of my favourite reads. Ever.
     
  18. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Mine, too! :D And I absolutely agree about Vimes. He's an awesome and incredibly real and human character. And to think that Pratchett originally didn't intend to keep Vimes in command at all - he was supposed to retire and Carrot was supposed to take the lead. Funny, eh? :p
     
  19. Grand_Admiral_Grant

    Grand_Admiral_Grant Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    City Watch for sure.

    I also still think thew Discworld computer game is one of best games ever by the way. :cool:
     
  20. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    These books were highly recommended to me and I've read a couple. have to admit they just didn't grab me. :(
     
  21. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa

    Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Jan 23, 2002
    I have no clue what the hell this Discworld that everyone's talking about is.
     
  22. DEATH_OF_RATS

    DEATH_OF_RATS Jedi Youngling

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  23. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Witches stories.
     
  24. jedikitty19

    jedikitty19 Jedi Knight star 6

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    Disc-what??
     
  25. ticopuma

    ticopuma Jedi Knight star 5

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    Disc-wha??
     
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