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1ronincats
Nov 9, 2011, 5:50 pm

Welcome to the new thread! The Game continues...

"The Demon Drink stared back at her, rather smugly in her view. Go on, it seem to say, impress me.

2spaceowl
Nov 9, 2011, 6:57 pm

That sounds like Maskerade.

3pinkozcat
Nov 9, 2011, 7:14 pm

4joannasephine
Nov 9, 2011, 7:34 pm

5pwaites
Nov 9, 2011, 9:54 pm

Witches Abroad? This one seems very witchy.

6ronincats
Nov 9, 2011, 10:05 pm

None of the above, thank you very much.

7pinkozcat
Nov 9, 2011, 10:11 pm

The Truth?

8ronincats
Nov 9, 2011, 10:22 pm

No!

9anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 9, 2011, 11:09 pm

It is Thud.

10pinkozcat
Nov 9, 2011, 11:09 pm

Guessing wildly now - Monstrous Regiment?

11anatwork.k
Nov 9, 2011, 11:09 pm

Cheery, as far as I can remember. Yes?

12ronincats
Nov 9, 2011, 11:39 pm

You are all glaringly abroad!

13anatwork.k
Nov 9, 2011, 11:47 pm

Its not Cheery?! Nooo!

Hmm...could it possibly be Soul Music? I have no idea.

14ronincats
Nov 9, 2011, 11:57 pm

Far, far asea!

15anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 10, 2011, 1:24 am

Hahaha, you are enjoying this too much!

Okay, last one for tonight -- ? I'm sure I'm still wrong.

I'm changing my guess!

16pinkozcat
Editado: Nov 10, 2011, 12:47 am

Asea? Jingo?

17joannasephine
Editado: Nov 10, 2011, 12:56 am

Roni, you are a tricky trickster. There are plenty of male pissheads on the Disc, but other than Nanny, not that many females who imbide so thoroughly ... hang on, are we talking really early? The Light Fantastic, with whatshername, the Henna Haired Harridan?

18anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 10, 2011, 1:27 am

Okay, is it Thief of Time? I just realized it might be Myria LeJean trying water (or tea) for the first time?

19MrsLee
Nov 10, 2011, 3:17 am

20spaceowl
Editado: Nov 10, 2011, 12:03 pm

Had to tear the collection apart (not literally) to find this one - it's in Nation.

21pinkozcat
Nov 10, 2011, 7:58 am

Hmmm - Nation is not a discworld book; does it qualify? Anyone know?

22spaceowl
Nov 10, 2011, 12:04 pm

I think it should. Spiritually, it feels like a Discworld book even if it isn't set there.

23anatwork.k
Nov 10, 2011, 12:13 pm

I thought all Pratchett books were fair game...

24ronincats
Editado: Nov 10, 2011, 12:54 pm

All Pratchett books are fair game (sorry, some of you newcomers may not have realized that!) and it is indeed Nation. Good work, spaceowl--it's your turn.

We have even had a few quotes from The Bromeliad Trilogy but I don't think we've had any from the Johnny Maxwell books--mostly from the newer non-Discworld books. Have to throw one in every once in a while to keep you all honest!

25spaceowl
Nov 11, 2011, 7:39 am

Hooray! The three hours I spent tracking it down can't be classed as wasted!

Now the quote:

'The sergeant put on the poker face that had been handed down from NCO to NCO ever since one protoamphibian told another lower-ranking protoamphibian to muster a squad of newts and Take That Beach.'

26anatwork.k
Nov 11, 2011, 1:11 pm

27spaceowl
Nov 11, 2011, 1:26 pm

No, there's only one newt in Small Gods (although he's quite an important one).

28anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 11, 2011, 1:42 pm

Yeah, I realized pretty quick it wasn't. Lol, its the newts that threw me off! I was just going to check my copy of The Last Hero when I realised it was in India. It is really hard to play this game by memory alone. :(

Anyway, I am now going with Jingo. Yes? No? In another space-time continuum?

29ronincats
Nov 11, 2011, 1:58 pm

And I'll guess Monstrous Regiment.

30spaceowl
Nov 11, 2011, 5:02 pm

anatwork.k; Right universe, wrong book. It isn't Monstrous Regiment either.

However, it IS Discworld.

31anatwork.k
Nov 11, 2011, 5:59 pm

Lol. Maybe Feet of Clay? And yes, I am going to work my way through all of the watch books.

32spaceowl
Nov 11, 2011, 7:44 pm

Close, but no golem. Not Feet of Clay

33anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 11, 2011, 10:29 pm

Dam***t, I feel like its not a watch book for some reason. Eric just so it is out there.

BTW, is it weird that its just you and I (and ronincats) interacting on this thread so far?

34joannasephine
Nov 12, 2011, 2:58 am

It is Eric, I’m pretty certain. It’s when they meet Lavaeolus, and sneak in to the castle to ‘rescue’ Ellenor, if I remember correctly.

35pinkozcat
Nov 12, 2011, 3:29 am

#33 I cheated so I'm out of this one. Maybe next time and the next quote

36spaceowl
Nov 12, 2011, 6:09 am

anatwork.k gets in slightly ahead of joannasephine, so over to you, anatwork.k.

(And yes, apart from the four of us, where is everyone?)

37anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 12, 2011, 6:49 pm

#35 Hahaha.

I knew it was the Ephebians and Tsorteans. I should've gone with Eric earlier.

Alright, here we go:

The Monks of Cool, whose tiny and exclusive monastery is hidden in a really cool and laid-back valley in the lower Ramtops, have a passing-out test for a novice. He is taken into a room full of all types of clothing and asked: Yo, my son, which of these is the most stylish thing to wear? And the correct answer is: ...

Bonus points for whoever can provide the correct answer!

38pinkozcat
Nov 12, 2011, 6:59 pm

Thief of Time is the obvious answer but is probably too easy to be correct.

39justjim
Nov 12, 2011, 7:05 pm

The correct answer to the passing-out test is words to the effect of "Yo, whatever I choose to wear!"

I suspect Thief of Time as well.

40anatwork.k
Nov 12, 2011, 9:20 pm

justjim is close about the correct answer.

However, you are both incorrect about Thief of Time. Keep guessing. :)

41ronincats
Nov 12, 2011, 9:34 pm

42anatwork.k
Nov 12, 2011, 9:37 pm

Still no.

43pwaites
Nov 12, 2011, 9:47 pm

44anatwork.k
Nov 12, 2011, 10:08 pm

Still no!

45Artur
Nov 12, 2011, 10:55 pm

46anatwork.k
Nov 12, 2011, 11:05 pm

And Artur has it. :) Its in a footnote about the Elves' style...

The "correct answer" is "Hey, whatever I select" which was of course almost exactly what justjim said.

Over to you Artur.

47Artur
Nov 12, 2011, 11:29 pm

Thanks, anatwork.k. Let's try this one-

"The brain has far less control over the body than the body does over the brain. And adolescence is not a good time. Nor is old age, for that matter, but at least the spots have cleared up, some of the more troublesome glands have settled down and you're allowed to take a nap in the afternoons and twinkle at young women."

48ronincats
Nov 13, 2011, 12:32 am

49anatwork.k
Nov 13, 2011, 12:59 am

I don't think this is Discworld at all! Johnny and the Dead perhaps?

50edrandrew
Nov 13, 2011, 2:47 am

51pinkozcat
Editado: Nov 13, 2011, 4:31 am

52spaceowl
Nov 13, 2011, 5:33 am

I think it's something with wizards. Moving Pictures?

53Artur
Nov 13, 2011, 2:55 pm

edrandrew has it. It's The Last Continent, a reflection the Dean is having. Your turn, edrandrew.

54edrandrew
Nov 13, 2011, 3:02 pm

It was like a plate full of continents. A coin tossed into the air by an indecisive god.

55spaceowl
Nov 13, 2011, 6:06 pm

I don't know that one...Sounds early though. Sourcery ?

56anatwork.k
Nov 13, 2011, 6:39 pm

Yeah it could be any of them. I'll go with The Last Hero.

57pinkozcat
Nov 13, 2011, 6:50 pm

I'll guess at The Colour of Magic

58ronincats
Nov 13, 2011, 7:25 pm

59edrandrew
Nov 14, 2011, 12:24 am

None of those.

60anatwork.k
Nov 14, 2011, 12:32 am

61bada
Nov 14, 2011, 3:24 am

Ooh I know! It's that sci fi one! Ummmmmmmmmm... *attacks bookshelf*

Strata?

62edrandrew
Nov 14, 2011, 12:04 pm

You have it bada, I thought that one would have lasted a bit longer.

63bada
Nov 14, 2011, 7:22 pm

Woohoo!

"Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street- cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact."

64anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 14, 2011, 8:14 pm

Moving Pictures, I think. But that might be too easy.

65ronincats
Editado: Nov 14, 2011, 9:01 pm

66bada
Nov 14, 2011, 10:42 pm

Lol anatwork.k got it first go!

67anatwork.k
Nov 15, 2011, 12:46 am

Thanks bada. Alright, lets try this one:

He walked over to shut the gate and then pulled out his sword in one fluid movement.

68joannasephine
Editado: Nov 15, 2011, 2:06 am

Carrot, about to demonstrate why you should always prefer to be held by a bad man than a good, and why you don't look for the king in the dude who pulls the sword out of he stone, but the guy who shoves it in there in the first time? Men at Arms?

69spaceowl
Nov 15, 2011, 4:26 am

I would guess The Fifth Elephant.

70KayEluned
Nov 15, 2011, 3:57 pm

71anatwork.k
Nov 15, 2011, 5:00 pm

All no. Keep going. :)

72edrandrew
Nov 15, 2011, 5:12 pm

Or on a different tack completely, how about Eric?

73ronincats
Nov 15, 2011, 5:25 pm

74anatwork.k
Nov 15, 2011, 7:24 pm

Still no.

75pinkozcat
Nov 15, 2011, 7:45 pm

Obviously one of the night watch series - Night Watch?

76anatwork.k
Nov 15, 2011, 9:35 pm

And pinkozcat has it. Night Watch it is -- Sam Vimes just before he is picked up by the Agony Aunts to go meet Madame Roberta.

77pinkozcat
Nov 16, 2011, 2:27 am

Here goes then. an easy one:

"And I am sure I don't have to remind you what happened when the late Mr Hong chose to open his Three Jolly Luck Take-Away Fish Bar in Dagon Street during the lunar eclipse."

78spaceowl
Nov 16, 2011, 5:02 am

The Truth; Lord Vetinari to William de Worde. One of my favorite quotes in Pratchett's entire oeuvre comes just after - 'I wish this enterprise to stay within the bounds of the cult, the canny and the scrutable'.

Love Lord Vetinari.

79pinkozcat
Nov 16, 2011, 5:14 am

Great - over to you, spaceowl

80spaceowl
Nov 16, 2011, 2:52 pm

In a hurry, so an easy one:

'Just below the dome, staring down from their niches, were statues of the virtues: Patience, Chastity, Silence, Hope, Tubso, Bissonomy and Fortitude.'

81AngelaB86
Nov 16, 2011, 3:18 pm

Going Postal? Definitely Moist von Lipwig, I'm just not sure of which book.

82spaceowl
Nov 16, 2011, 8:32 pm

See? Far too easy :)

Over to you, ArmyAngel.

83AngelaB86
Nov 17, 2011, 3:18 am

"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week."

84pinkozcat
Nov 17, 2011, 5:03 am

85AngelaB86
Nov 17, 2011, 5:51 am

Nope

86pinkozcat
Nov 17, 2011, 6:35 am

87joannasephine
Nov 17, 2011, 12:58 pm

Reaper Man, Death collecting a huge diamond to be friends with Miss Flitworth?

88anatwork.k
Nov 17, 2011, 1:38 pm

89AngelaB86
Nov 17, 2011, 4:27 pm

Joannasephine got it!

90joannasephine
Nov 19, 2011, 12:25 pm

Woohoo!

This one is a bit obscure, so hopefully it’ll last a little while:

‘You can’t get any wetter than you are now. Anyway, you walk wrong for rain. … You should – well, move between the drops.’

91anatwork.k
Nov 19, 2011, 1:29 pm

Hmmm that one is obscure.

Thief of Time as my set default?

92ronincats
Nov 19, 2011, 3:55 pm

Is that a Tiffany Aching? Wintersmith, maybe?

93spaceowl
Nov 19, 2011, 6:48 pm

That's an early one, I'm sure - Equal Rites?

94pinkozcat
Editado: Nov 19, 2011, 7:01 pm

It certainly sounds witchy. I'll go for Wyrd Sisters?

95Artur
Nov 20, 2011, 3:29 pm

96joannasephine
Nov 20, 2011, 4:00 pm

Ooh, Spaceowl, you're good! It was indeed Equal Rites.

97spaceowl
Nov 21, 2011, 5:09 am

No, just lucky. It was a guess ;)

Here goes:

'Lovely to look at
Nice to hold
If you drop it
You get torn apart by wild horses'

98pinkozcat
Nov 21, 2011, 5:16 am

99KayEluned
Nov 21, 2011, 6:44 am

100anatwork.k
Nov 21, 2011, 3:41 pm

This feels earlier. The Light Fantastic? Where Rincewind and Cohen and Twoflower were in the traveling shop?

101spaceowl
Nov 21, 2011, 8:07 pm

No to all three - but I know where you're coming from, K.

102joannasephine
Nov 21, 2011, 8:28 pm

Or have we entered the world of Boffo? Wintersmith?

103pinkozcat
Nov 21, 2011, 9:37 pm

Back to my default answer then. Unseen Academicals?

104spaceowl
Nov 22, 2011, 6:01 am

One of you is SOOOO close - but still no.

105Artur
Nov 22, 2011, 6:14 am

I think this sounds like Tiffany Aching too, so I'm going to try A Hat Full of Sky again.

106pinkozcat
Nov 22, 2011, 7:19 am

OK - I'll opt for The Wee Free Men.

107anatwork.k
Nov 22, 2011, 2:04 pm

Artur is right. I couldn't resist yesterday and I looked up the quote. :)

108spaceowl
Nov 22, 2011, 4:05 pm

Artur is indeed right. It's a sign in the House of Boffo in Ankh-Morpork.

Over to you, Artur.

109Artur
Nov 22, 2011, 7:27 pm

OK, how about this-

"Throughout the history of the Disc most high priests have been serious, pious and conscientious men who have done their best to interpret the wishes of the gods, sometimes disembowelling or flaying alive hundreds of people in a day in order to make sure they're getting it absolutely right."

110anatwork.k
Nov 22, 2011, 8:12 pm

I'm going to go with Eric.

111pinkozcat
Nov 22, 2011, 9:44 pm

I'll make a guess at the obvious. Small Gods?

112ronincats
Editado: Nov 23, 2011, 12:20 am

And the other obvious, Pyramids?

113spaceowl
Nov 23, 2011, 5:52 am

114Artur
Nov 23, 2011, 6:06 am

ronincats has it; it's Pyramids. Your turn...

115ronincats
Nov 24, 2011, 8:48 am

"Music, landscape gardening, architecture--there was no start to his talents."

116pinkozcat
Nov 24, 2011, 9:19 am

117spaceowl
Editado: Nov 24, 2011, 11:30 am

It's a description of B.S. Johnson - I think Feet of Clay

118ronincats
Nov 24, 2011, 1:57 pm

Ah, I was hoping there would be more confusion as to WHICH book B. S. Johnson was discussed in--pinkozcat has it in one.

119pinkozcat
Nov 25, 2011, 2:25 am

Ah - I thought that it might have been the description of the Patrician's trout pond but couldn't remember which book it was in so I went for the easier option.

He started down the long spiral staircase. After a while he smiled, a thin, tight smile.

120spaceowl
Nov 25, 2011, 3:35 am

121eclecticdodo
Nov 25, 2011, 8:33 am

moving pictures?

122pinkozcat
Nov 25, 2011, 9:09 am

No and no. Sorry ...

123ronincats
Nov 25, 2011, 10:48 am

Hogfather again? Sounds like Teatime.

124KayEluned
Nov 25, 2011, 12:42 pm

Guards! Guards! ?

125MrsLee
Nov 25, 2011, 2:51 pm

126pinkozcat
Nov 25, 2011, 6:11 pm

No - none of those

127justjim
Nov 25, 2011, 6:37 pm

Hmmm, 'long spiral* staircase' implies a tall building. What about Sourcery?

*They're actually a helix, not a spiral, but this isn't Pedants' Corner!

128pinkozcat
Nov 25, 2011, 10:28 pm

Sorry, jim, it isn't Sourcery either

129justjim
Nov 25, 2011, 10:39 pm

What about the tall building that was the death of poor Lance-Constable Cuddy in Men at Arms? I can't remember its name, but I think it had an internal staircase.

130pinkozcat
Nov 25, 2011, 10:58 pm

Not Men at Arms either.

131Artur
Nov 26, 2011, 12:56 am

How about Small Gods?

132pinkozcat
Nov 26, 2011, 1:55 am

Sorry - not Small Gods

133edrandrew
Nov 26, 2011, 2:36 am

How about Jingo and the Patrician's success at getting the donkey down the stairs backwards?

134pinkozcat
Nov 26, 2011, 3:02 am

LOL - but not Jingo

135justjim
Nov 26, 2011, 3:25 am

Alright, I'll go for the tallest building in AM, the Tower of Art, and I'll go very early in the canon, The Light Fantastic? I suspect that the 'he' is Trymon

136pinkozcat
Nov 26, 2011, 4:09 am

Yes, yes, yes! It is The Light Fantastic and it is just after the Luggage has swallowed the Dean of Liberal Studies.

137justjim
Nov 26, 2011, 5:01 am

Ah, the Dean of Liberal Studies. Never heard from, or about, since.

brb

138justjim
Nov 26, 2011, 5:19 am

Alright, let us return to B.S. Johnson, my favourite character never to have been in a Discworld® book.

…Usually the major flaw was that the designer was Bloody Stupid Johnson. Flaw, you might say, was part of the whole thing. Actually, to be fair, a lot of the things he designed worked quite well. It was just that they didn't do the job they were supposed to.

Bring on your best, non-Googled*, guesses!

*Sorry, but it had to be said. There has been a non-disc-bearing elephant in the room for a while now.

139spaceowl
Nov 26, 2011, 5:37 am

Hard to call with B.S. Johnson. He pops up everywhere. That one is recent, though, I'm sure. I'll go with Going Postal.

140pinkozcat
Nov 26, 2011, 6:25 am

I agree that it is about B S Johnson; and i've seen it somewhere quite recently. I'll try for The Truth.

141justjim
Editado: Nov 26, 2011, 7:13 am

Well, it is, as I told you at the start, pinkozcat, about BS Johnson, but the spaceowl picked the actual appearance. It was in Going Postal, just as, if I've kept track of his promotions, Probationary Senior Postman Groat was explaining the theatre organ/sorting machine.

Bring it on, Rob!

142pinkozcat
Nov 26, 2011, 7:21 am

Ah - I'm still fixated on the patrician's trout pond.

Perhaps I had better go back to my default answer next time.

143spaceowl
Nov 27, 2011, 6:13 am

Gosh, sorry about the delay, chaps. I was away overnight and didn't check LT.

So: 'YES, IT IS A BIT HARD TO UNDERSTAND, ISN'T IT? APPARENTLY THERE'S THIS THING CALLED THE TROUSERS OF TIME, WHICH IS QUITE ODD, BECAUSE TIME CERTAINLY DOESN'T-'

And OK, it's no sort of a clue, caps are deliberate.

144AngelaB86
Nov 27, 2011, 7:16 am

Thud!? I seem to recall DEATH having this conversation with Vimes.

145edrandrew
Nov 27, 2011, 7:43 am

If not there, possibly night watch?

146pinkozcat
Nov 27, 2011, 8:23 am

If the caps are a deliberate attempt to deceive then I'll opt for Lords and Ladies.

147spaceowl
Nov 27, 2011, 9:15 am

No, no and surprisingly, no. And I thought it would be an easy one.

And the caps aren't an attempt to deceive, it's Death of course.

148pinkozcat
Nov 27, 2011, 9:18 am

How about Reaper Man then?

149joannasephine
Nov 27, 2011, 2:25 pm

Or is it Death talking to Moist? Going Postal?

150spaceowl
Nov 27, 2011, 5:02 pm

Sadly no in both cases. You have straddled the target though.

151anatwork.k
Nov 27, 2011, 6:50 pm

Hi all, I'm back.

It's got to be after Thief of Time because the joke there is Time is a woman so the trousers...

I'll go for Monstrous Regiment even though I don't remember the exact circumstances of this conversation. I feel like it is Death talking to a secondary or minor character as opposed to Vimes.

152pinkozcat
Nov 27, 2011, 7:09 pm

That is a BIG straddle. Night Watch?

153anatwork.k
Nov 27, 2011, 7:32 pm

Lol, it is a big straddle isn't it pinkozcat? BTW, I think edrandrew already mentioned Night Watch in 145.

154guido47
Nov 27, 2011, 7:36 pm

Eric?

155guido47
Nov 27, 2011, 7:42 pm

Or perhaps "Sourcery"? I think I was reading "Hawkings" at the time :)

156pinkozcat
Nov 27, 2011, 8:12 pm

#153 ah - too early in the morning for me.

157ronincats
Nov 27, 2011, 9:20 pm

158spaceowl
Nov 28, 2011, 6:03 am

Falling all around the target, but amazingly still no.

159pinkozcat
Nov 28, 2011, 8:18 am

160anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 28, 2011, 4:35 pm

161edrandrew
Nov 28, 2011, 4:56 pm

Fifth Elephant perhaps?

162spaceowl
Nov 28, 2011, 6:11 pm

We have a winner!

The trousers Vimes was wearing at the time, were of course, the dismal and pointless ones of Uncle Vanya.

Over to you, edrandrew!

163anatwork.k
Nov 28, 2011, 7:01 pm

Damn...I *thought* it was TFE then changed it! :-)

164edrandrew
Nov 29, 2011, 12:13 pm

... was a humble woodcutter. He wasn't humble because he was a woodcutter. He would still have been quite humble if he'd owned five logging mills. He was just naturally humble.

165eclecticdodo
Nov 29, 2011, 12:23 pm

the hogfather?

166ronincats
Nov 29, 2011, 12:29 pm

167anatwork.k
Nov 29, 2011, 12:56 pm

I will go with Equal Rites.

168edrandrew
Nov 29, 2011, 1:28 pm

No, no and no.

169anatwork.k
Nov 29, 2011, 2:08 pm

170KayEluned
Nov 29, 2011, 2:36 pm

171joannasephine
Nov 29, 2011, 4:56 pm

172edrandrew
Nov 29, 2011, 5:27 pm

No, no and, again, no. The Uriah Heep in question goes by the name of Cando Cutoff, although I accept that this probably doesn't help much.

173pinkozcat
Nov 29, 2011, 6:35 pm

174anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 29, 2011, 7:25 pm

The Fifth Elephant because you are tricksy? ;)

175edrandrew
Nov 30, 2011, 1:21 am

Again, no and no. Possibly a bit more usefully, we encounter Cando as a source of travel planning information.

176pinkozcat
Nov 30, 2011, 1:41 am

177anatwork.k
Nov 30, 2011, 2:57 am

178spaceowl
Nov 30, 2011, 12:31 pm

Carpe Jugulum? I'm sure he's an Uberwaldian, whoever he is.

179edrandrew
Nov 30, 2011, 2:35 pm

Still no joy. A near miss with Uberwaldian though, as he is Lancrastrian - at least that's a fair guess. He also overheard the prize conversation that went thus...

'Yes. Have you got any special low terms for witches?'
'Yeah, how about "meddling, interfering old baggages"?'

180joannasephine
Nov 30, 2011, 2:42 pm

That would be Maskerade then? En route to save Agnes, and fill Nanny’s knickers?
(If I’m right, someone else take my go.)

181edrandrew
Nov 30, 2011, 4:05 pm

Someone else! It's your go!

182pinkozcat
Nov 30, 2011, 11:50 pm

Maybe you should nominate someone, edrandrew. But not me, please; it is more fun guessing.

183KayEluned
Dez 1, 2011, 1:58 am

(picks up abandoned gauntlet)
If no one minds?
'She turned. A young man of godlike* proportions was standing in the doorway

*The better class of gods, anyway. Not the ones with the tentacles, obviously.'

184spaceowl
Dez 1, 2011, 3:12 am

Isn't that Angua meeting Carrot in Men at Arms?

185Artur
Dez 1, 2011, 6:17 am

Or maybe the first time Sally sees Carrot in Thud!?

186KayEluned
Dez 1, 2011, 8:38 am

*Sigh* Artur got it straight away! You're turn Artur

187Artur
Dez 1, 2011, 4:19 pm

"People'd live for ages side by side, nodding at one another amicably on their way to work every day, and then some trivial thing would happen and someone would be having a garden fork removed from their ear."

188spaceowl
Dez 1, 2011, 4:34 pm

Tricky. Sounds Guards-ish though. Jingo?

189Artur
Dez 1, 2011, 4:35 pm

Got it right out of the gate! Over to you, spaceowl.

190spaceowl
Dez 2, 2011, 3:47 am

Sorry about that - a complete guess as well!

Let's try:

'It was not a happy turnip. It was blotchy. It was bouncing gently from one side of the jar to another, occasionally turning over.'

191pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2011, 4:13 am

The Truth? That is probably too obvious, though

192AngelaB86
Dez 2, 2011, 4:16 am

Making Money, the ill-fated attempt at cheering up an artist.

193anatwork.k
Dez 2, 2011, 4:54 am

Lets take it to the witches with A Hat Full of Sky.

194spaceowl
Dez 3, 2011, 6:07 am

It was indeed the pioneering man-turnip personality transfer experiment in Making Money. Over to you, AA.

195AngelaB86
Dez 5, 2011, 2:31 am

Sorry for the delay.

Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.

196MrsLee
Dez 5, 2011, 2:47 am

197anatwork.k
Dez 5, 2011, 3:10 am

Witches Abroad but I think MrsLee had it. :)

198AngelaB86
Dez 5, 2011, 4:44 am

Sorry, neither. :)

199pinkozcat
Dez 5, 2011, 5:06 am

I'll try Lords and Ladies - a wildish guess

200AngelaB86
Dez 5, 2011, 5:51 am

Yep, you got it!

201pinkozcat
Dez 5, 2011, 6:44 am

Me?? Hmmm ...

There have been Capability Brown, Sagacity Smith, Intuition De Vere Slade-Gore ... In Ank-Morpork, there was Bloody Stupid Johnson.

202spaceowl
Dez 5, 2011, 6:46 am

203pinkozcat
Dez 5, 2011, 8:22 am

No, not Feet of Clay.

204anatwork.k
Dez 5, 2011, 12:05 pm

Night Watch? This quote seems later.

205pinkozcat
Dez 5, 2011, 6:47 pm

No - not Night Watch.

206anatwork.k
Dez 5, 2011, 7:57 pm

Hmmm, then Carrot giving Angua an Ankh-Morpork tour in Men at Arms? :)

207pinkozcat
Dez 6, 2011, 3:40 am

Yes, it is Men at Arms but it is actually a description of the patrician's garden. Capability Brown was the clue in the quote.

Your turn, anatwork.k

208anatwork.k
Editado: Dez 7, 2011, 2:20 am

Oh that is right. Which is why it was giving me vague feelings of being about a country house.

Alright here's the quote:

There was always paperwork. It is well known that any drive to reduce paperwork only results in extra paperwork.

Guess away!

209spaceowl
Dez 7, 2011, 6:40 am

I tnink that is Vimes' desk in Thud prior to the hiring of A.E. Pessimal.

210edrandrew
Dez 7, 2011, 7:27 am

Although it could be The Fifth Elephant and the abortive use of the Sgt Colon approach.

211anatwork.k
Dez 7, 2011, 1:46 pm


Neither!

212joannasephine
Dez 7, 2011, 3:40 pm

Have you gotten all cunning and used a quote from the newest possible? Snuff?

213anatwork.k
Dez 7, 2011, 4:32 pm

Hahaha, not cunning enough. Your go, joannasephine! :)

214joannasephine
Dez 8, 2011, 3:04 pm

I don’t think I’ve used this one before:

“You mean pink, square and dumpy? You really know how to talk to a girl, my boy”

215pinkozcat
Dez 8, 2011, 6:52 pm

216anatwork.k
Dez 8, 2011, 6:52 pm

Hmm...is this Guards! Guards! when Carrot first comes to the city?

217joannasephine
Dez 9, 2011, 4:20 am

No and no.
;-)

218pinkozcat
Dez 9, 2011, 5:13 am

219anatwork.k
Dez 9, 2011, 5:18 am

Pyramids?

I have a feeling this one will go on for a while.

220spaceowl
Dez 9, 2011, 5:53 am

I don't recognise that one at all, so I'll guess Interesting Times on the basis that that is the one Discworld book I don't own.

221joannasephine
Dez 9, 2011, 1:38 pm

Still no!

222anatwork.k
Dez 9, 2011, 3:48 pm

It could be Nigel (?) in Sourcery. It has been years and years since I read some of the earlier Pratchett's so I may not be as familiar with them. The one thing this game has taught me is that I *must* reread all my discworld books once I get home. I have a winter break project. :)

223pinkozcat
Dez 9, 2011, 5:00 pm

224joannasephine
Dez 9, 2011, 6:26 pm

And still no!
This has to be a record for me.

225pinkozcat
Editado: Dez 9, 2011, 6:28 pm

226joannasephine
Dez 9, 2011, 6:36 pm

And we have a winner. Yes, it was Mort. Take it away pinkozcat!

227pinkozcat
Dez 9, 2011, 7:04 pm

I should have got it sooner - it was the "boy" which finally triggered my memory.

Here is an easy one:

Rincewind had eaten in many countries on the disc, and sometimes he'd been able to complete an entire meal before having to run away.

228anatwork.k
Editado: Dez 10, 2011, 3:16 am

Ahh, Mort! Albert talking to mort?

As for Pinkozcat's quote: Interesting Times? :)

229pinkozcat
Dez 10, 2011, 3:49 am

No not Interesting Times and it was Ysabel talking to Mort, I think.

230spaceowl
Dez 10, 2011, 5:18 am

Hard to tell with Rincewind. Eric?

231pinkozcat
Dez 10, 2011, 6:13 am

No - not Eric

232justjim
Dez 10, 2011, 6:22 am

Is this where Rincewind 'invents' Vegemite, aka yeasty vegetable soup, in The Last Continent?

233pinkozcat
Dez 10, 2011, 6:48 am

justjim has it. The invention of vegemite in The Last Continent.

I'm glad that you have put in a link to vegemite for all our American friends here.

234justjim
Dez 10, 2011, 7:21 am

Yes, I thought that link might be required.

Completely OT, how are the skies in the west? Are you going to be able to see the eclipse tonight? It's horizon-to-horizon cloud and raining here. Boo, hiss!

Anyhoo...

Mr ... then got a job in a pet shop in Pellicool Steps, but left after three days because the way the kittens stared at him gave him nightmares. The world can be very cruel to some people.

235AngelaB86
Dez 10, 2011, 7:38 am

236justjim
Dez 10, 2011, 7:44 am

Yes! Poor Mr Scattering.

You know Pinky is going to be annoyed at us, don't you? Me for setting from her default guess and you for getting it right before she noticed!

Well done anyway. Keep calm and carry on.

237AngelaB86
Dez 10, 2011, 8:06 am

Do you think she can be bribed? With cookies?

"Oh, well, if you prefer, I can recognize handwriting. I'm quite advanced. ... Yep, that's handwriting, sure enough. Curly bits, spiky bits, all joined together. Yep. Handwriting. I'd recognize it anywhere."

238pinkozcat
Dez 10, 2011, 9:01 am

The sky in the west? I can see one star. It has been humid, downright wet on Tuesday and rather warm. Not at all what I am used to so close to Christmas; it should be hot and dry. I might as well be living in Sydney ...

I don't think that I'll sit up and wait for the eclipse - not even sure where the moon will be tonight but I suspect that I'd have to go and sit by the pool on the other side of the building.

I don't know the latest quote so I'll have to guess again; Snuff.

239AngelaB86
Dez 10, 2011, 9:23 am

Sorry, no

240pinkozcat
Editado: Dez 10, 2011, 9:58 am

I didn't think that it would be correct. Interesting Times?

241edrandrew
Dez 10, 2011, 10:34 am

Sounds more like a Disorganiser. That would mean Vimes, but where... Thud?

242spaceowl
Dez 10, 2011, 11:13 am

No, that's a Guards quote, I'm almost sure. Feet of Clay?

243AngelaB86
Dez 10, 2011, 12:08 pm

Spaceowl has it!

244spaceowl
Dez 12, 2011, 6:23 am

Sorry about the delay - I really ought to check in more often.
Anyway, an easy one because it's nearly christmas.

"Can't say I've seen that much of Death" said Ridcully. "But in so far as I have seen he's tended to be, well, he, to start with. And a good deal thinner...?"

245pinkozcat
Dez 12, 2011, 7:58 am

No idea, so Unseen Academicals?

246edrandrew
Dez 12, 2011, 12:47 pm

Try the obvious one - Hogfather.

247SockMonkeyGirl
Dez 12, 2011, 3:10 pm

Soul Music? Where Susan takes over for Death.

248ronincats
Dez 12, 2011, 5:23 pm

249spaceowl
Dez 12, 2011, 6:17 pm

SockMonkeyGirl got it! Over to you.

250spaceowl
Dez 18, 2011, 5:50 am

No response from SMG. Anybody else want to get the ball rolling again?

251Ardagor
Dez 18, 2011, 7:07 am

One quick and easy then to get moving again.

"Can I help you ladies? said a voice. Its tone suggested very clearly that it wasn`t anticipating offering any kind of help whatsoever, except out into the street at speed."

252pinkozcat
Dez 18, 2011, 8:40 am

253spaceowl
Dez 18, 2011, 12:46 pm

I'd guess Thief of Time.

254edrandrew
Dez 18, 2011, 1:05 pm

I'll try Maskerade

255MrsLee
Dez 18, 2011, 5:29 pm

Rats. edrandrew beat me to it. It's the dressmaker's assistant approaching Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg in Maskerade. :) One of my favorite bits.

256Ardagor
Dez 18, 2011, 5:56 pm

Yes Maskerade it is! edrandrew is next.

257edrandrew
Dez 20, 2011, 4:11 pm

For the really up-to-the-epoch occultist, who could afford the version bound in spider skin, there was even an insert showing the London Underground with three stations they never dare show on the public maps.

258pinkozcat
Dez 20, 2011, 5:11 pm

260ronincats
Dez 20, 2011, 6:37 pm

No, no, no, it's Good Omens, of course. Surely. I hope?

261edrandrew
Dez 21, 2011, 1:22 am

No to all three - even to ronincats, though it may have been recycled there, that's not where I found it.

262pinkozcat
Dez 21, 2011, 4:55 am

I'll stay with Johny at this stage. Johnny and the Bomb?

263edrandrew
Dez 21, 2011, 7:29 am

This ideal seasonal gift for the occultist in you life didn't come from there either.

264pinkozcat
Editado: Dez 21, 2011, 7:42 am

265spaceowl
Editado: Dez 21, 2011, 9:09 am

Sourcery. I remember the reference to the London Underground being a bit jarring in the context of a Discworld book.

266edrandrew
Dez 21, 2011, 1:03 pm

Bingo! Spaceowl has it.

267spaceowl
Dez 22, 2011, 2:51 pm

'Fire was always the terror in those parts of the city where wood and thatch predominated. That was why everyone had been so dead set against any form of fire brigade, reasoning - with impeccable Ankh-Morpork logic - that any bunch of men that were paid to put out fires would naturally see to it that there was a plentiful supply of fires to put out.'

268pinkozcat
Dez 22, 2011, 6:29 pm

269ronincats
Dez 22, 2011, 7:40 pm

270KayEluned
Dez 22, 2011, 11:53 pm

Guards! Guards!

271edrandrew
Dez 23, 2011, 1:41 am

The Colour of Magic perhaps - much of the city burnt down then.

272spaceowl
Dez 23, 2011, 4:18 am

All no, I'm afraid.

273pinkozcat
Dez 23, 2011, 4:51 am

274spaceowl
Dez 23, 2011, 9:47 am

Well, THE Truth if I was going to be pedantic, whch I'm not because it's Christmas.
Over to you, Cat!

275pinkozcat
Dez 24, 2011, 1:23 am

I beg your pardon - THE Truth :)

"Be a duck for too long and a duck you'll stay. A bright duck, maybe, with some odd memories, but still a duck."

Big hint - I have NOT gone seasonal.

276ronincats
Dez 24, 2011, 2:06 am

Equal Rites?

277pinkozcat
Dez 24, 2011, 3:08 am

No - not Equal Rites.

278joannasephine
Dez 24, 2011, 1:17 pm

279edrandrew
Dez 24, 2011, 4:51 pm

Not seasonal, eh? Let's try Hat full of Sky.

280pinkozcat
Dez 24, 2011, 6:52 pm

No and no. Sorry!

281spaceowl
Dez 26, 2011, 4:19 pm

282pinkozcat
Dez 26, 2011, 6:40 pm

283Artur
Dez 27, 2011, 2:55 pm

It's got to be the witches, so how about Witches Abroad?

284pinkozcat
Dez 27, 2011, 6:08 pm

No - not Witches Abroad

285ronincats
Dez 27, 2011, 6:20 pm

286pinkozcat
Dez 27, 2011, 6:51 pm

Not Lords and Ladies.

Do you want a hint - this one is a bit unexpected.

287anatwork.k
Dez 29, 2011, 11:27 pm

288pinkozcat
Editado: Dez 29, 2011, 11:31 pm

No, not Wyrd Sisters.

289ronincats
Dez 29, 2011, 11:34 pm

Is it maybe a Rincewind situation rather than a witches situation?

290pinkozcat
Dez 29, 2011, 11:52 pm

Yes - it is not a witches situation.

291anatwork.k
Dez 30, 2011, 1:23 am

I cannot think of any Rincewind situation like this (doesn't mean it doesn't exist). Is this maybe referring to the duck man and is The Fifth Elephant?

292pinkozcat
Dez 30, 2011, 1:27 am

No - not The Fifth Elephant either.

293justjim
Dez 30, 2011, 5:55 am

Not witches? I felt for sure that it was about borrowing. Only witches do that, don't they? A wizard, almost by definition, wouldn't be able to do it.

No guess, just thinking out loud to see if it would help me. It didn't!

294pinkozcat
Dez 30, 2011, 6:18 am

I've already offered to give a hint but haven't yet been taken up on it.

295justjim
Dez 30, 2011, 6:25 am

Stubborn, aren't we?

296pinkozcat
Dez 30, 2011, 6:46 am

*grin* It is fun guessing ...

297justjim
Editado: Dez 30, 2011, 7:17 am

It just HAS to be about borrowing and only witches do that. Unless you've gone off-cannon, but I can't think of anything even remotely similar in the Nomes, Johnny or Carpet People.

It occurs to me that Lu-Tze and Lobsang steal a broom from a witches cottage on the way to AM in Thief of Time so I'm going to guess that.

Edit: Crap! I just found the pages where they pinched the broom from the eaves, and no mention of borrowing.

298pinkozcat
Dez 30, 2011, 7:18 am

Yes - you are correct. Susan is telling Lobsang about borrowing.

Your turn now, Jim.

299justjim
Editado: Dez 30, 2011, 7:27 am

What? Where? That can't be right. I don't want it to be right!

Edit: (after calming down) Anyway, we're nearly at 300 posts. I'll start a new game in a new thread shortly.

300pinkozcat
Dez 30, 2011, 9:15 am

In my paperback version it is on page 305.

"We, er, stole the broomstick of one of them to get here," said Lobsang.

"Really? Bit of luck for you that the world's ended then", said Susan. "Anyway, some of the best witches have this trick they call borrowing. They can get into the mind of an animal. Very useful But the trick is to know when to pull out. Be a duck for too long ... etc"
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