Author Topic: Terry Pratchett  (Read 59183 times)

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2007, 10:01:25 am »

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2007, 10:50:27 am »
I second that.  :(
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #92 on: December 12, 2007, 02:47:06 pm »
Motion is carried.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #93 on: December 12, 2007, 04:04:10 pm »
*Cursing rant involving a swordfish and Alzheimer* This sucks, but at least he'll be alright for a while.
 

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2007, 05:13:59 pm »
Well it doesn't mean he's going to die necessarily, my grandmother's  had it for, well, we don't even know how many years and she's in her 90's.  Hopefully it's been caught early, since you can do certain things to slow it down. 
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« Reply #95 on: December 14, 2007, 08:19:43 pm »
Let us hope that since they caught it early that they can do something about it!
Positive thinking and good thoughts to such a wonderful man  :-*

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #96 on: December 31, 2007, 07:49:19 am »
well dang...  :-\

I second that motion Thea!
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #97 on: December 31, 2007, 08:14:21 am »
Also carried.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #98 on: May 14, 2008, 11:20:29 am »
Colour of Magic has also now been done for TV, with Sean Astin as Twoflower Haven't seen it myself because I haven't got the right channel, but he wouldn't have been my first choice, Maybe the bloke that plays Hiro in Heros?

I was sad to hear he has Altzheimers, but he seems determined not to let it stop him writing.

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #99 on: May 14, 2008, 11:30:12 am »
Too many inspiration particles sleeting through his brain! <grin>
Have you seen "Hogfather", or the others that have been done as plays?  There are videos of a couple of them, one of the witches ones, I seem to recall, Wyrd Sisters, maybe.
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #100 on: May 14, 2008, 11:35:26 am »
I've taped Hogfather off the tv, and have the cartoon for Wyrd Sisters somewhere (although not a video machine to watch it on any more). There's also a cartoon of Soul Music.

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #101 on: May 14, 2008, 12:08:50 pm »
Ah, the Librarian's motorcycle!  And Bud y Holly!
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« Reply #102 on: August 25, 2008, 04:57:59 am »
Terry has written an article http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/news/article14796.ece  stating his disgust on how Alzheimer patients are treated...

On http://www.paulkidby.com/news/index.html there are also some news on his health state and work progress.

I love the Discworld and really hate the thought to lose such an exceptional author as Terry to an illness, that is reducing a brilliant mind to ... well ... pudding. One of my grandfathers had dementia and to see him getting lost in strange thoughts, not knowing where he lived anympore, getting lost in our town... really sad. 

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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #103 on: September 29, 2008, 05:36:40 am »
Oh dear... I didn't hear that bad news. Alzheimer is a terrible desease, I saw my grandfather and my husbands grandmother live with it for years. Dying by degrees. There is only so much that can be done, even for rich and famous people.

But remebering Small Gods (Which is my favourite, ba the way) - perhaps, if we all believe, that Terry can get well again, that a miracle will happen... perhaps then it could? I'll give it a try!!!
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Re: Terry Pratchett
« Reply #104 on: January 01, 2009, 08:40:59 am »
Terry Pratchett was on the New Years Honours list.  He is now Sir Terry.