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FAVOURITE BOOK

I reread this at least once a year, and it never gets old. 

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cedpipe:

good omens is a masterpiece

FAVOURITE BOOK

I reread this at least once a year, and it never gets old. 

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"It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people."
Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, Good Omens (via promptsidestory)
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"There is a rumor going around that I have found God. I think this is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist."

 Sir Terry Pratchett, The Daily Mail (U.K.), June 21, 2008  (via nonplussedbyreligion)

Terry Pratchett, witty as ever.

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Terry Pratchett starts process to end his life | The Observer

Sir Terry Pratchett, the fantasy writer who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008, said yesterday he had started the formal process that could lead to his own assisted suicide at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland.

Pratchett, whose BBC2 film about the subject of assisted suicide is to be shown on BBC2 tomorrow, revealed he had been sent the consent forms requesting a suicide by the clinic and planned to sign them imminently.

"The only thing stopping me [signing them] is that I have made this film and I have a bloody book to finish," he said during a question-and-answer session following a screening at the Sheffield documentary festival Doc/Fest.

He said that he decided to start the process after making the film Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, which shows the moment of death of a motor neurone sufferer, millionaire hotel owner Peter Smedley.

Pratchett, the creator of the Discworld novels who was 60 when he was diagnosed, said his decision to start the formal process did not necessarily mean he was going to take his own life.

According to Dignitas, 70% of people who sign the forms do not go through with taking their own lives.

I’m glad this is a decision that he is legally allowed to make for himself, but the world will certainly be a sadder place without him. Is it selfish of me to hope he’s one of the 70%?

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"They were born into a world that was against them in a thousand little ways, and then devoted most of their energies to making it worse."
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TERRY PRATCHETT WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME?!

astudyinwholock:

flowersforsherlock:

Just reading a Discworld novel (Night Watch) when I stumbled across this little sentence, tucked away in the description of the effects of a lightning strike:

“In Baker Street, a couple who had never met before became electrically attracted to one another and were forced to get married after two days for the sake of public decency.”

Filed under: REASONS WHY TERRY PRATCHETT IS FREAKING AWESOME.

(Source: majesticseducer)

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"The ducks in St. James’ Park are so used to being fed bread by secret agents meeting clandestinely that they have developed their own Pavlovian reaction. Put a St. James’ Park duck in a laboratory cage and show it a picture of two men - one usually wearing a coat with a fur collar, the other something somber with a scarf - and it’ll look up expectantly. The Russian cultural attaché’s black bread is particularly sought after by the more discerning duck, while the head of MI9’s soggy Hovis with Marmite is relished by the connoisseurs."
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Good Omens. (via sgyreju)
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"The point they both realized the text had wandered into its own world was in the basement of the old Gollancz books, where they’d got together to proofread the final copy, and Neil congratulated Terry on a line that Terry knew he hadn’t written, and Neil was certain he hadn’t written it either. They both privately suspect that at some point the book had started to generate text on its own, but neither of them will actually admit this publicly for fear of being thought odd."
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Author Terry Pratchett begins his road to assisted suicide

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At only 63, author Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and instead of waiting until the disease has consumed and destroyed his mind and his creativity, Pratchett has decided to make plans to humanely end his life before Alzheimer’s takes his life from him.

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I am way more sad than I have the ability to convey through text.  Eloquently, anyway.  I could try but mostly I am just trying not to cry on my keyboard.  The past week has just been terrible.

Although I support his decision and his right to make it, I find this utterly unbearable.

;___________;

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"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."
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"It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people."
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Crowley and Aziraphale’s New Year’s resolutions

i-sauntered-vaguly-downwards:

invisiboy:

as written by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Crowley:

Resolution #1: I must accept that Super-Gluing valuable coins to the sidewalk and then watching events from a nearby café is not proper demonic activity.

Resolution #2: The same applies to rearranging the letters on wayside pulpits.

Resolution #3: Try to come up with something as good as cell phone ringtones, following one last stab at convincing Downstairs that cell phone ringtones are right up there in the whole Human Misery stakes. And iPods. Has anybody Down There even said thank you for iPods? Or “Googling yourself?” Frankly, I deserve some kind of award for “Googling yourself.”

Resolution #4: I must encourage greedy people to use the term, “Low-hanging fruit,” because that’s just like old times.

Resolution #5: This year, I will get a desk near the window.

Resolution #6: I will try to understand why Hell is a no-smoking area. I just think it’s ridiculous having to stand around outside the gates, that’s all.

Resolution #7: On the orders of Head Office I will encourage the belief in Intelligent Design, because it upsets everyone.

Resolution #8: Stop Googling myself.

Aziraphale:

Resolution #1: Spread peace and love and glad tidings of great joy throughout the world. Also try to get out more.

Resolution #2: I will be charitable to people who use the term “core values,” however difficult this may be.

Resolution #3: Notwithstanding Resolution #2 (above), I will redouble my efforts to have the utterance of the phrase “core values” classified as a deadly sin. I believe Himself is with me on this one.

Resolution #4: I will try to be nicer to the customers. They want to buy books; I want to sell them. It can’t be that hard. (Memo to self: Regular opening hours? Mark prices on books?)

Resolution #5: I will try to be polite to Gabriel, no matter what the provocation.

Resolution #6: Find out exactly what an “Internet” is.

Resolution #7: Really must resume dancing lessons. Learn the “Galloping Major,” the “Gay Gordons,” the “Mashed Potatoes.” Possibly even the “Twist”?

Resolution #8: Thwart Infernal Wiles (ongoing).

Resolution #9: I will try to understand why Heaven is a non-smoking area.

Resolution #10: On the orders of Head Office I will encourage the belief in Intelligent Design – despite the fact that the human airway crosses the digestive tract. Who thought that was intelligent?

Resolution #11: Feed the ducks.

Oh man this is just fucking epic. I love how both Heaven and Hell are non smoking. Fucking brilliant.

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"‎It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people."
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