DISCWORLD - which storyline is your favourite?

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DISCWORLD - which storyline is your favourite?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Rincewind/wizards stories (COM, LF, S...) 1 vote(s) 3.6%
Death stories (M, RM, H) 6 vote(s) 21.4%
Witches stories (ER, WS, WA...) 2 vote(s) 7.1%
City Watch stories (GG, MAA, FOC, NW...) 5 vote(s) 17.9%
Tiffany Aching stories (WFM, HFS, W) 1 vote(s) 3.6%
Other (please specify) 1 vote(s) 3.6%
I can't decide - I love them all!!! 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Disc-what?? 12 vote(s) 42.9%
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  1. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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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 Games and Community Reaper

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 Manager Emeritus: RPFs

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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 Chosen One

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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 Jedi Knight

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

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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 Force Ghost

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  10. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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  11. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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  13. Gabri_Jade 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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Ex-Mod

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Youngling

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    I have no clue what the hell this Discworld that everyone's talking about is.
  22. DEATH_OF_RATS Jedi Padawan

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  23. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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  24. jedikitty19 Jedi Grand Master

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  25. ticopuma Jedi Grand Master

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