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permalink #251 of 282: Bob 'rab' Bickford (rab) Sun 29 Jul 01 10:25
    

  Terry -- I'm quite sure there are ways for Rincewind to "grow" that
don't require him to stop running!  Maybe he can surprise everyone by
picking a _direction_ in which to run that, while it does get him out
of danger and all that, is not the most obvious or direct way for him
to get out of the way but *is* the way to save the world (again).

  And afterwards he can be uncomfortable in the face of indisputable
evidence that he knew exactly what he was doing (heh).
  
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permalink #252 of 282: Terry Pratchett (tpratchett) Sun 29 Jul 01 15:09
    
All...

I can tell you that in The Last Hero, coming soon, he does show signs
of realising that running only gets him somewhere *worse*:-)

Terry
  
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permalink #253 of 282: With catlike tread (sumac) Sun 29 Jul 01 19:31
    
A slow study is better than nothing.
  
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permalink #254 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Tue 31 Jul 01 20:15
    
Terry, if this is too slow for you, Vicious Kitty from Neil's site's
message board wants you to come over and be the entertainment at the
party she threw for me... 
but I'll warn you, it involves nudity, magic tricks, and the Koala
Piss Hat.
  
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permalink #255 of 282: Mary Roane (the-roane) Sun 5 Aug 01 22:26
    
Hey, where is everybody?

(Wind howls).  Terry?

JaNell?

Man, that must be some party.

I really just stopped by to say thank you to Terry, for a lot of fun
reading, and some thought-provoking reading as well.  And especially
for being an absolute peach when I met him last spring in Chicago.  But
nobody can compete with a party that features the Koala Piss Hat.....

wanders disconsolately off, wondering if she can find this legendary
party.........
  
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permalink #256 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Mon 6 Aug 01 09:23
    
(knocks)

Hey, y'all, anybody home?

I could've sworn Mary was just here...
Terry?

*sigh*
  
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permalink #257 of 282: With catlike tread (sumac) Mon 6 Aug 01 10:07
    
Wow, who left this?  And what *is* it?
  
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permalink #258 of 282: Bob 'rab' Bickford (rab) Mon 6 Aug 01 11:45
    

   Good grief, don't pick that up, you don't know where it's been!
  
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permalink #259 of 282: experience uncut Martha (madman) Mon 6 Aug 01 12:02
    

Hey, I know what that is! That's a, uh, um... what the hell is that thing?
  
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permalink #260 of 282: Steve Martin (goldennokomis) Mon 6 Aug 01 12:32
    
You know, it's a...
what is that thing?
  
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permalink #261 of 282: Bob 'rab' Bickford (rab) Mon 6 Aug 01 13:37
    

  (images of eucalyptus leaves come unbidden into your mind)
  
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permalink #262 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Mon 6 Aug 01 17:33
    
Oh, great, Bob, now my brain's itching, and how am I supposed to
scratch in there?
  
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permalink #263 of 282: Bob 'rab' Bickford (rab) Mon 6 Aug 01 17:44
    

  (silently hands over the icepick, backs slowly away)
  
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permalink #264 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Mon 6 Aug 01 17:53
    
Oh, how sweet... 
but how'd y'all know I was a champion ice pick thrower?
  
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permalink #265 of 282: Bob 'rab' Bickford (rab) Mon 6 Aug 01 18:00
    

  (whispers more about the eucalyptus leaves)
  
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permalink #266 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Mon 6 Aug 01 18:05
    
Those eucalyptus leaves must be bothering you something awful...

(transfers ice pick from throwing to operating position)

Here, I'll get 'em out for you.
  
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permalink #267 of 282: With catlike tread (sumac) Tue 7 Aug 01 11:48
    
This thing is *buzzing.*  That's peculiar.
  
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permalink #268 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Tue 7 Aug 01 11:56
    
As in bzz...bzzz...bzzzzz...*KERSPLOOIE* ?
  
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permalink #269 of 282: Bob 'rab' Bickford (rab) Tue 7 Aug 01 12:35
    

  Naw, it's just ticking very very rapidly.
  
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permalink #270 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Tue 7 Aug 01 13:15
    
How can you hear it with a head full of euclalyptus leaves?
  
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permalink #271 of 282: Bob 'rab' Bickford (rab) Tue 7 Aug 01 13:25
    

   You removed them, remember?  And I'm over the nosebleed you gave me.
  
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permalink #272 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Tue 7 Aug 01 15:28
    
(darkly, putting her "Egyptian Embalming for Dummies" book and crochet
hook into her tool bag)

And that ain't all...
  
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permalink #273 of 282: Linda Castellani (castle) Tue 7 Aug 01 22:55
    
From the most recent issue of _Ansible_:

 _Lucy Sussex_ reports from Down Under on `a small marsupial called the
 Dibbler, rare, but saved from extinction. It's about the size of a large
 mouse with a bushy tail. One wonders if Terry Pratchett should contribute
 to their survival fund, given CMOT Dibbler in Discworld. However, one
 point of difference -- Dibblers belong to the antechinus family, which
 means they are famously sexually rapacious. The fact that at the end of
 the breeding season no males are left alive caused zoologists no end of
 puzzlement, until it was discovered that they'd gone without sleep and
 food in their sexual frenzy. Leaving a population of pregnant
 females....'
  
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permalink #274 of 282: JaNell (goldennokomis) Wed 8 Aug 01 05:13
    
How funny. Like adolescent American boys...
Luckily my 14 yr old is still more interested in Legos.
  
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permalink #275 of 282: Will Entrekin (willentrekin) Wed 8 Aug 01 06:14
    
That's *AWESOME*!
  

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