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1edrandrew
Nov 24, 2012, 10:28 am

He'd like to take this moment and press it carefully in a big book, so that when he was old he could take it out occasionally and remember it.

2edrandrew
Nov 24, 2012, 10:28 am

He'd like to take this moment and press it carefully in a big book, so that when he was old he could take it out occasionally and remember it.

3joannasephine
Nov 24, 2012, 1:00 pm

Vimes, when he answers the Assasins' demand to know what right he had to walk in as if he owned the place? Men at Arms?

4edrandrew
Nov 24, 2012, 1:13 pm

Given twice and got at once. Your go joannasephine.

5joannasephine
Nov 24, 2012, 2:56 pm

I so love that scene. But my books are still under dustsheets, so someone else can take my go. (Just couldn’t resist guessing it!)

6pinkozcat
Nov 24, 2012, 11:21 pm

OK - I'll take it with an easy one:

Anyone called Mister is NOT allowed in the Ladies. That sort of thing can only lead to hanky-panky.

7pwaites
Nov 24, 2012, 11:25 pm

Going Postal and the issue of who cleans out the Ladies restroom?

8pinkozcat
Nov 24, 2012, 11:41 pm

Over to you, pwaites. :)

9pwaites
Nov 25, 2012, 10:18 am

"There were no flies on _____. He would have charged them rent."

10pinkozcat
Nov 26, 2012, 4:53 am

I haven't a clue so I will guess Moving Pictures

11anatwork.k
Nov 26, 2012, 12:01 pm

I think it might be referring to Chrysoprase. I will guess Thud.

12pwaites
Nov 26, 2012, 5:48 pm

It's neither of those, and Chrysoprase isn't the character.

13pinkozcat
Nov 26, 2012, 7:49 pm

Because we have a vast number of flies in XXXX and because TP might be having a gentle dig at us I will suggest guess that the quote comes from The Last Continent.

14pwaites
Nov 26, 2012, 9:00 pm

It's not The Last Continent or XXXX. Try thinking of the character who is so enterprising, that he'd charge flies rent.

15pinkozcat
Nov 26, 2012, 9:23 pm

I have and CMOT Dibbler comes to mind but he features in so many books that my heart quailed. Hogfather?

16anatwork.k
Editado: Nov 26, 2012, 10:22 pm

I'm with Minnie on Dibbler. Guessing at random, Men at Arms.

17mabith
Nov 26, 2012, 11:33 pm

Could it be Pyramids? The pyramid builder's son was a rampantly frugal accountant, as I recall (aka, I'm currently reading it again).

18edrandrew
Nov 27, 2012, 7:16 am

Going Postal perhaps?

19Beorn_se_Bacaire
Nov 27, 2012, 8:09 am

CMOT Dibbler in Soul Music?

20pwaites
Nov 27, 2012, 8:33 am

It is CMOT Dibbler, but not any any of those books.

21pinkozcat
Nov 27, 2012, 9:43 am

I had decided that maybe it was the King of the Golden River but I'll put in for The Truth anyway.

22joannasephine
Nov 27, 2012, 1:57 pm

At the risk of yet again having to hand my turn on … Moving Pictures?

23pwaites
Nov 27, 2012, 5:55 pm

21> Yes, it is The Truth!

24pinkozcat
Nov 27, 2012, 9:01 pm

It was Tuesday. That meant steak-and-suspicious organs pie ...

25Beorn_se_Bacaire
Nov 27, 2012, 9:18 pm

Gaspode in Men at Arms

26pinkozcat
Nov 27, 2012, 9:23 pm

Got it in one! Over to you Beorn ...

27Beorn_se_Bacaire
Nov 28, 2012, 1:35 am

"You don't let it, it...happens...it's what rivers do!"

28pinkozcat
Nov 28, 2012, 1:49 am

Hmmmmm - Witches Abroad?

29hailsus
Nov 28, 2012, 3:04 am

Rincewind in the last continent!

30Beorn_se_Bacaire
Nov 28, 2012, 3:35 am

Correct, Hailsus. Over to you.

31anatwork.k
Nov 30, 2012, 10:40 pm

Quote, somebody!

32pinkozcat
Dez 1, 2012, 12:12 am

OK - here is one right out of the left field.

The first couple of times the crazed idiot chased her she ran away out of sheer amazement.

33anatwork.k
Dez 1, 2012, 3:07 am

Huh.

Oh wait, it is Wyrd Sisters.

34pinkozcat
Dez 1, 2012, 3:27 am

No, not Wyrd Sisters

35pinkozcat
Dez 1, 2012, 6:18 am

Hint:

When Nation was released there was some discussion about whether or not non-Discworld books were eligible on this forum and the decision was that anything written by Terry Pratchett was fair game.

36pwaites
Dez 1, 2012, 1:37 pm

37anatwork.k
Dez 1, 2012, 2:59 pm

I'm guessing The Long Earth.

38pinkozcat
Dez 1, 2012, 6:47 pm

No and no. There are almost 1,000 copies of this book registered here so there must be someone amongst us who has it.

39anatwork.k
Dez 1, 2012, 8:17 pm

Hmmm. Is it one of the Bromeliad ones? Truckers?

40pinkozcat
Dez 1, 2012, 8:43 pm

No, not Truckers

41anatwork.k
Dez 2, 2012, 1:27 am

42pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2012, 2:54 am

No, not Diggers.

Think about my online name ..

43guido47
Dez 2, 2012, 6:04 am

The Unadulterated cat

44pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2012, 6:21 am

I wondered when you would say your piece.

Yes, it is from The Unadulterated Cat which I am re-reading at the moment.

45guido47
Dez 2, 2012, 6:27 am

Pinko, please choose someone else.

I am not yet ready for my debut.

Guido.

46pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2012, 7:43 am

Just take one of the books from the shelf - (I shut my eyes) and open it randomly to a page and pick a line randomly as long as it doesn't give too many hints - and post it.

Then hang onto the book and mark the page just in case you have to add a few more lines.

I am looking forward to your first contribution. :)

47guido47
Dez 2, 2012, 7:55 am

OK, OK.

Ponder sat up and yawned.
'What time is it?'
'Ook.'
'Gosh, that late?'

48pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2012, 8:19 am

I think that might be from Hogfather.

49guido47
Dez 2, 2012, 8:26 am

nope

50pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2012, 9:07 am

Are we celebrating the shonky beginnings of our wet season?

The Last Continent?

51anatwork.k
Dez 2, 2012, 3:41 pm

Or possibly Lords and Ladies?

52guido47
Editado: Dez 2, 2012, 5:04 pm

nope #51.

nope, Pinko, we had a 37+c day here recently.
So going to be a HOT> summer.

Is it too early to give a hint, or should I drag this out :-)

53joannasephine
Dez 2, 2012, 5:34 pm

Drag out further, Guido. If no-one’s guessed it by tomorrow, then add a hint. But you have to allow time for the Northern Hemispherians.

54pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2012, 5:55 pm

I agree with joanna. The USA is 12/15 hours behind Perth, the UK is 8 hours behind and Europe is 7 so we have to give them time for their morning coffee etc.

55guido47
Dez 2, 2012, 6:19 pm

I guess it those people from "The FAR East" I really have to think about. ie. USA (and Canada et. al.)

56ronincats
Editado: Dez 2, 2012, 6:32 pm

I'll guess Interesting Times.

Here in San Diego, 15 hours behind you.

57pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2012, 7:03 pm

I'll fall back onto my default answer.

Unseen Academicals?

58guido47
Dez 2, 2012, 7:24 pm

nope and nope
PS. Melbourne is 3 hours ahead of Perth.

59pinkozcat
Dez 2, 2012, 8:53 pm

I know - I left you to do your own arithmetic. And come autumn you will be back to two hours ahead. We, thank goodness, don't have daylight saving here.

60anatwork.k
Dez 3, 2012, 1:20 am

Soul Music?

61pinkozcat
Dez 3, 2012, 2:03 am

62guido47
Dez 3, 2012, 2:03 am

Hint 1)
Not one of the 39.

63pinkozcat
Dez 3, 2012, 5:24 am

64guido47
Editado: Dez 3, 2012, 5:49 am

Sorry Pinko, NO.

Do you recon. our USA cousins are on-line yet?

Before "that Test" I was ready to stay awake till 3am. my "local time" (+10) Now...no more cricket tomorrow.

What's the point?

Hint 2) What are some of my greatest interests?

65pinkozcat
Editado: Dez 3, 2012, 6:19 am

On the East Coast they will just be brewing their morning coffee. On the west Coast it is almost the middle of the night still; there is a threee hour time difference between east and west.

The Brits will be online but it is 12.15pm and they will mostly be at work.

I used to do the dog watch on the Starship Titanic bulletin board many moons ago and afternoon was a dead time.

67guido47
Dez 3, 2012, 10:08 am

Umm, #66, how can I say this gently...

I do respect "rats", why my cat (Max) usually brings me one a week (rent) but alas...

68mabith
Dez 3, 2012, 10:11 am

The Science of Discworld (the first one)?

69guido47
Dez 3, 2012, 10:16 am

OK mabith,
Now name the chapter :-)

"The Dawn of Dawn" chapter 15.

70mabith
Dez 3, 2012, 10:33 am

ha, well, not being one of the 39 but having Ponder and the librarian certainly narrowed down the choices!

The role of the lower intestine in the efforts to build a better nation is one that is often neglected by historians.

71eclecticdodo
Dez 3, 2012, 10:55 am

72mabith
Dez 3, 2012, 11:31 am

Nope

73pinkozcat
Dez 3, 2012, 7:02 pm

74mabith
Dez 3, 2012, 7:08 pm

Nope, not that one either.

75pinkozcat
Dez 3, 2012, 11:21 pm

The World of Poo?

I haven't read it but I have read about it and it seems to be on topic.

76mabith
Dez 3, 2012, 11:36 pm

Ha, no. It's one of the main 39.

77pinkozcat
Dez 3, 2012, 11:53 pm

78anatwork.k
Dez 4, 2012, 1:32 am

I feel like it is Thief of Time.

79mabith
Dez 4, 2012, 7:31 am

It is not.

Think about the books where there's a real invasion (though it's not the most obvious of those).

80pinkozcat
Dez 4, 2012, 9:11 am

81Nahkis
Editado: Dez 4, 2012, 9:14 am

82mabith
Dez 4, 2012, 9:17 am

No to both.

In the book the invading force is rather small.

83pinkozcat
Dez 4, 2012, 9:20 am

84guido47
Dez 4, 2012, 9:41 am

Has to be something with "Cohen the Barbarian".

I shouldn't say it. but I always think of The last hero

85mabith
Dez 4, 2012, 10:03 am

Nope, not even a hint of Cohen in this one.

86pinkozcat
Dez 4, 2012, 10:13 am

Carpe Jugulum

87mabith
Dez 4, 2012, 10:21 am

Yes! It is indeed the short-lived vampire invasion.

88pinkozcat
Dez 4, 2012, 8:51 pm

Someone had pulled away the weeds and debris, including the inevitable rotting mattress and decomposing armchair.

I will be away from my computer from Friday (late morning) until Sunday night - Australian Western Time so hopefully someone will get this one before that time.

89Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 5, 2012, 2:30 am

90pinkozcat
Dez 5, 2012, 3:11 am

No, not Jingo

91anatwork.k
Dez 5, 2012, 4:26 am

92pinkozcat
Dez 5, 2012, 4:45 am

No, not that one either.

93anatwork.k
Dez 5, 2012, 6:01 am

94pinkozcat
Dez 5, 2012, 6:18 am

No - not Night Watch

95pinkozcat
Dez 5, 2012, 7:55 pm

Hint: it is a City Watch book and Angua is the one who is the subject of the quote.

96Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 6, 2012, 2:45 am

97anatwork.k
Dez 6, 2012, 2:48 am

Will have to pass now since I'm traveling the next two days.

98pinkozcat
Dez 6, 2012, 4:01 am

Not Feet of Clay and I'll be out of here in about 18 hours. Just for two days so hopefully someone will have it before then.

99mabith
Dez 6, 2012, 11:48 am

Random guessing - Thud?

100pinkozcat
Dez 6, 2012, 6:13 pm

Yes it is from Thud. Over to you mabith.

101mabith
Dez 6, 2012, 7:32 pm

How about an easy one (though that all depends on which books are you favorites, I suppose)...

People would take pains to tell her that beauty was only skin-deep, as if a man ever fell for an attractive pair of kidneys.

102pinkozcat
Dez 6, 2012, 8:51 pm

I'd guess Maskerade

103mabith
Dez 6, 2012, 9:15 pm

You would guess right. :)

104pinkozcat
Dez 9, 2012, 9:08 am

And the thread slipped off the page whilst I was away. No matter ...

THAT ALWAYS ANNOYS ME, he said. I MIGHT AS WELL INSTALL A REVOLVING DOOR.

105edrandrew
Dez 9, 2012, 9:42 am

106pinkozcat
Dez 9, 2012, 6:35 pm

Over to you, edandrew.

107edrandrew
Dez 10, 2012, 1:28 pm

'I've never seen anyone eat three of Throat Dibbler's sausages inna bun and look so happy,' said the Senior Wrangler.

108eclecticdodo
Dez 10, 2012, 3:06 pm

don't know why, but I'm thinking possibly unseen academicals

109edrandrew
Dez 10, 2012, 4:52 pm

I don't know why either, because it wasn't.

110ronincats
Dez 10, 2012, 5:50 pm

Moving Pictures

111pinkozcat
Dez 10, 2012, 5:55 pm

112pwaites
Dez 10, 2012, 6:01 pm

I'm betting that pinkozcat got it.

113Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 10, 2012, 9:00 pm

I'm betting he did too, lol.

If not I'm going to say The Last Continent--I know it's a Rincewind quote...

114anatwork.k
Dez 10, 2012, 11:31 pm

111 > I felt like it was IT too.

115pinkozcat
Dez 10, 2012, 11:37 pm

I hope that I am right; I am sort of re-reading Interesting Times at the moment when I am on the train so it is rather slow progress.

And ... um - I am female and straight. :)

116edrandrew
Dez 11, 2012, 1:40 am

And pinkozcat does indeed have it.

117pinkozcat
Dez 11, 2012, 2:51 am

There was the sound of laughter, somewhere in the darkness, and the clatter of pans. The scent of evening-opening flower hung thickly in the air.

118Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 11, 2012, 9:24 pm

@ pinkozcat: Noted :P

Er, I'll just go with a semi-random guess. Lords and Ladies?

119pinkozcat
Dez 11, 2012, 9:56 pm

120pinkozcat
Dez 12, 2012, 10:23 pm

There was the sound of laughter, somewhere in the darkness, and the clatter of pans. The scent of evening-opening flower hung thickly in the air. The stored heat of daytime, radiating from the stones, made the night seem like a fragrant soup.

121anatwork.k
Dez 12, 2012, 11:50 pm

Sounds Genua like. Witches Abroad?

122pinkozcat
Dez 13, 2012, 12:31 am

No - sorry - not Witches Abroad

123mabith
Dez 13, 2012, 1:28 am

124pinkozcat
Dez 13, 2012, 2:18 am

No - not The Light Fantastic either

125edrandrew
Dez 13, 2012, 2:20 am

Jingo possibly?

126pinkozcat
Dez 13, 2012, 5:25 am

No - not Jingo

127mabith
Dez 13, 2012, 9:18 am

I'm sticking with the desert, so Small Gods?

128pinkozcat
Dez 13, 2012, 9:54 am

Small Gods it is.

Over to you, mabith ...

129mabith
Dez 13, 2012, 11:30 am

The freedom to succeed goes hand in hand with the freedom to fail.

130pinkozcat
Dez 13, 2012, 6:14 pm

I'll start off with my default answer:

Unseen Academicals

131mabith
Dez 13, 2012, 7:05 pm

No, ma'am.

132pinkozcat
Dez 13, 2012, 8:27 pm

Guards! Guards!

I am only guessing - I actually haven't a clue.

133mabith
Dez 13, 2012, 8:39 pm

Nope, not that either.

134anatwork.k
Dez 14, 2012, 1:22 am

It does sound rather Vetinari-ish. I will try Feet of Clay.

135pinkozcat
Dez 14, 2012, 2:21 am

I'll try Equal Rites

136Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 14, 2012, 4:13 am

137joannasephine
Dez 14, 2012, 5:02 am

There was a lot of slightly cynical discussion about the nature of freedom in The Fifth Elephant ...?

138mabith
Editado: Dez 14, 2012, 1:29 pm

Nope, none of those. You're going along the right lines with Vetinari, but it's not a Watch book.

139Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 14, 2012, 8:04 pm

140mabith
Dez 14, 2012, 8:36 pm

You got it!

I knew that would be too much of a hint, but lost the place in the book the quote came from, so I couldn't add to it. I will attempt to learn a lesson from that.

141Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 14, 2012, 10:56 pm

"I did tell you the Watch has a werewolf on the staff,"

142mabith
Dez 15, 2012, 11:44 am

143pwaites
Dez 15, 2012, 2:46 pm

Going Postal? (Are you being sneaky?)

144mabith
Dez 15, 2012, 2:47 pm

Ha, I was wondering that too!

145pinkozcat
Dez 15, 2012, 8:07 pm

146Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 15, 2012, 8:10 pm

I thought about being sneaky, lol.

@mabith--got it in one.

147mabith
Dez 15, 2012, 8:51 pm

Tragic heroes always moan when the gods take an interest in them, but it's the people the gods ignore who get the really tough deals.

148pwaites
Dez 15, 2012, 10:32 pm

Hmm, this could really be any book. Jingo?

149mabith
Dez 15, 2012, 10:38 pm

Nope. I'll add the next line if no one gets it in the next 12 hours or so.

This is an earlier book.

150pinkozcat
Dez 15, 2012, 10:52 pm

151ronincats
Dez 15, 2012, 11:04 pm

152mabith
Dez 15, 2012, 11:38 pm

No to both.

153Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 16, 2012, 12:13 am

154mabith
Dez 16, 2012, 1:06 am

You got it, Beorn!

155pinkozcat
Editado: Dez 16, 2012, 4:06 am

Esta mensagem foi removida pelo seu autor.

156Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 16, 2012, 4:04 am

But it was just a guess...

"No one. Yet everyone tries."

157anatwork.k
Dez 16, 2012, 5:30 am

That doesn't sound even remotely familiar but I shall take a stab with Sourcery?

158pinkozcat
Editado: Dez 16, 2012, 5:59 am

I'll guess Night Watch

159Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 16, 2012, 8:29 am

Neither are correct.

160pinkozcat
Dez 16, 2012, 9:03 am

Unseen Academicals

When all else fails ... go for the default. :)

161Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 16, 2012, 9:27 am

Lol, no.
I'll post a hint after I wake up.

162Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 16, 2012, 10:16 pm

It's also an earlier book.

163mabith
Dez 16, 2012, 10:29 pm

I'm thinking Death in Sourcery. (But if by some chance I'm right, someone else can take it.)

164Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 16, 2012, 10:49 pm

Nope. Neither is it DEATH

165joannasephine
Dez 17, 2012, 3:56 am

Hmm, if it isn't Death ... the Sphinx? Pyramids?

166Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 17, 2012, 4:00 am

Nope--next line.

"No one. Yet everyone tries."
"And yet, again, I believe I felt you giving me a little assistance against the others?"

167pinkozcat
Dez 17, 2012, 4:48 am

Default No.2 because I live in XXXX

The Last Continent

168edrandrew
Dez 17, 2012, 7:25 am

One of Rincewind's conversations with The Lady perhaps - I'll try The Colour of Magic.

169eclecticdodo
Dez 17, 2012, 7:27 am

170Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 17, 2012, 7:07 pm

Correct, edrandrew--it is The Colour of Magic. The Conversation between Lady Luck and Fate--the first part is Fate talking...

Over to you.

171edrandrew
Dez 19, 2012, 1:34 am

Right book, wrong conversation. OK, on with the next one...

you would have to employ two people just to hold your trousers up.

172anatwork.k
Dez 19, 2012, 5:45 am

The clowns in Men at Arms?

173edrandrew
Dez 19, 2012, 12:54 pm

Not Men at Arms

174joannasephine
Dez 19, 2012, 1:04 pm

The dream of a publisher, in Maskerade?

175edrandrew
Dez 19, 2012, 2:36 pm

Indeed in is the Dream of the Publisher - to have so much gold that you would have to employ...

Your turn joannasephine.

176joannasephine
Dez 19, 2012, 4:56 pm

Argh, still not unpacked. Someone else take my turn.

177pinkozcat
Dez 20, 2012, 8:46 am

OK - random quote from randomly selected book.

The last of the daylight trickled out of the landscape. And there suddenly seemed to be a great many rocks about.

178edrandrew
Dez 20, 2012, 1:16 pm

179pinkozcat
Dez 20, 2012, 6:33 pm

Yes - it is from The Light Fantastic

over to you, edrandrew.

180edrandrew
Dez 21, 2012, 12:56 pm

It was two hundred dollars per capita; if per capita was a problem, decapita could be arranged.

181pinkozcat
Dez 21, 2012, 5:42 pm

182edrandrew
Dez 22, 2012, 12:29 am

Not that one

183pinkozcat
Dez 22, 2012, 1:08 am

184edrandrew
Dez 22, 2012, 5:07 am

Nor that

185pinkozcat
Dez 22, 2012, 6:14 am

I'll finish the trilogy ... Feet of Clay?

186edrandrew
Dez 22, 2012, 10:38 am

Nor that one either.

187anatwork.k
Dez 23, 2012, 2:27 am

Making Money?

188edrandrew
Dez 23, 2012, 12:18 pm

Nor that either... I'll exend the quotation

you couldn't put a tax on knowledge.
The Patrician said you could. It was two hundred dollars per capita; if per capita was a problem decapita could be arranged.

189mabith
Dez 23, 2012, 1:00 pm

190pinkozcat
Editado: Dez 23, 2012, 5:35 pm

191edrandrew
Dez 24, 2012, 1:46 am

Still not there.

192ronincats
Dez 24, 2012, 2:01 pm

Making Money?

193mabith
Dez 24, 2012, 2:17 pm

194pinkozcat
Dez 24, 2012, 6:17 pm

195edrandrew
Dez 24, 2012, 8:41 pm

It being Christmas, I'll extend a bit further...

The wizards said that the University stood on magical ground and was therefore exempt from taxation and anyway you couldn't put a tax on knowledge.
The Patrician said you could. It was two hundred dollars per capita; if per capita was a problem, decapita could be arranged.

196Beorn_se_Bacaire
Dez 25, 2012, 12:06 am

197pinkozcat
Dez 25, 2012, 9:53 am

I'll try Jingo

198joannasephine
Dez 25, 2012, 2:08 pm

199edrandrew
Dez 25, 2012, 6:01 pm

Oh dear, still no joy. But perhaps a quote from over the page may help...

Mrs Evadne Cake was a medium, verging on small.

200pinkozcat
Dez 25, 2012, 7:27 pm

201edrandrew
Dez 26, 2012, 1:42 am

All yours pinkozcat.

202pinkozcat
Dez 26, 2012, 2:36 am

I'll continue in a new thread - if I can work the link.
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