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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:59 pm

Oook!

Welcome Sarah! And may the Creator have mercy on your bank account! :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby merciersj » Fri Sep 07, 2018 05:39 pm

Librarians Apprentice wrote:Oook!

Welcome Sarah! And may the Creator have mercy on your bank account! :mrgreen:


Oh my gosh, you are so right! I think I bought more on eBay this week than I have in my entire life.

My biggest problem so far is trying to figure out the best way to organize/track the stamps I have. I'm a software engineer so I think this weekend I'm going to make an app using the stamp catalogue website instead of using a spreadsheet. We'll see how it goes!
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Sep 07, 2018 05:57 pm

merciersj wrote:
Librarians Apprentice wrote:Oook!

Welcome Sarah! And may the Creator have mercy on your bank account! :mrgreen:


Oh my gosh, you are so right! I think I bought more on eBay this week than I have in my entire life.

My biggest problem so far is trying to figure out the best way to organize/track the stamps I have. I'm a software engineer so I think this weekend I'm going to make an app using the stamp catalogue website instead of using a spreadsheet. We'll see how it goes!
Hi Sarah :thumbl:

Steve James' (Steeljam on this forum) DW Stamp Catalogue website is invaluable! I started collecting about 5 years ago and I would have been lost without it! It's a complete list of all Discword stamps, sports, variations, sheets, covers, etc. etc. etc. and has sheets that you can print off to help keep track of your stamps.

Don't forget to check out the Emberellas too!

http://www.discworldstampcatalogue.co.uk/embhome.php

These wonderful bits of sticky paper are completely addictive!
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Fixtus Black » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:03 am

I finally started reading the kindle copy of The Colour of Magic that I’d snagged for free a while back because my favorite author, Neil Gaiman, has said an awful lot of nice things about Sir Terry and his books. I think I held out so long because I had a vague idea I’d read a Discworld novel before and didn’t like it that much. 50 or so pages into Colour, that doesn’t seem likely to me anymore.

BUT

On the Discworld Emporium Reading Order page, it mentions that “the tone of Discworld and its inhabitants changes quickly,” although it doesn’t say how. I already like the tone a lot! Should I be worried I won’t like the mysterious new one as much?
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Grace Speaker » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:02 pm

Fixtus Black wrote:I finally started reading the kindle copy of The Colour of Magic that I’d snagged for free a while back because my favorite author, Neil Gaiman, has said an awful lot of nice things about Sir Terry and his books. I think I held out so long because I had a vague idea I’d read a Discworld novel before and didn’t like it that much. 50 or so pages into Colour, that doesn’t seem likely to me anymore.

BUT

On the Discworld Emporium Reading Order page, it mentions that “the tone of Discworld and its inhabitants changes quickly,” although it doesn’t say how. I already like the tone a lot! Should I be worried I won’t like the mysterious new one as much?
No need to be worried at all - it gets better and better! :D
In the first couple of books, the humour is a bit more 'slapstick' but as the books go on, the observational satire and character development becomes both more profound and even funnier and you'll really grow to love the characters and how richly imagined the Discworld becomes.

Wait until you meet Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat (note spelling) Garlick in Wyrd Sisters - you'll love it! :D
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Basement » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:07 pm

Try Mort or Wyrd Sisters next; they're books 4 and 6 and they are definitely different in tone and style to the first 2 with Equal Rites (the 3rd book) being the start of being different and Sourcery (the 5th) being a continuation of Rincewind's story.
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Amie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 09:51 am

*sneaks in*

Hello!

I’ve met a few people in real life who I think are members here so I thought I might as well give the virtual world a go.

I’m Amie, in Leeds, been reading Discworld for lots of years. Not far off many decades.
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby steeljam » Tue Nov 26, 2019 08:37 pm

Welcome Amie
Feel free to join in the discussions, or start your own.
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Ural4320 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 07:00 pm

Hello everyone,

I've recently discovered the Discworld series almost by accident, as I got copies of the first 5 books in a lot with other things I was looking for at a yard sale. And like every book I get "by accident", I made sure to give it a try, regardless of the genre, before putting it for sale or trade! And I was lucky to have such a tradition, as I had a blast and went through these 5 novels like my cat through a can of pâté.
And that's how I ended up here! I (please don't throw rocks at me) never heard of Terry Pratchett before, and I'm quite glad I did discover his works, even if it took some time in my life. Which means that I have to catch up with the rest of the community!

See you on the forums and have a nice day.
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby phalarope » Tue Dec 31, 2019 06:37 pm

Welcome welcome Ural 4320! You have the enviable pleasure, that few of the rest of us have anymore, of getting to read a Terry book FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. :D :D And then you will get to read them over and over again, discovering new nuggets of hilarity, cultural references, and insights into the human condition. We're glad you're here. :sunny:
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Ural4320 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 07:44 pm

Thanks for your message! I did enjoy that chance to the fullest, as I was completely taken by surprise and was absolutely blown away over the course of the last week by these books I received randomly!
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby dried_frog » Sat Jan 04, 2020 01:39 pm

Welcome Ural4320 !

Very happy to see you here ! :D

Don't hesitate to get the "The Discworld Companion" which is a good guidebook!
"catching" the discworld is like a (good) virus!
Good reads and see you soon on the forum!
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby Mortysmum » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:36 pm

Hurrah, I have finally managed to join this forum. No idea why it was such a struggle but hey ho ... so ... I am Kate and I have been enthralled by STP’s wonderful Disc for a couple of years now. Sadly, the fire was lit when I saw the prog about him after he’d died and it inspired me to pick up a copy of The Colour of Magic. Oh wow! I was just blown away and I have not stopped since ... although as I am aware that the series has a defined end, I have rationed myself and am currently on Night Watch. I think my favourite book so far is Reaper Man but I reread Hogfather again at Christmas and found it even better than the first time. In addition to the books, I collect and paint the Micro Art studio figures and busts, collect the stamps and other assorted gubbins and I have made a scratch built model of the Mended Drum. But I know not one other soul who likes the Disc and wants to talk all things connected with turtles moving ... so please say hello ...
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby dried_frog » Mon Feb 10, 2020 01:07 pm

Welcome, Mortysmum ! :sunny:
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Re: Welcome to new members

Postby steeljam » Mon Feb 10, 2020 02:48 pm

Hello Mortysmum
Please feel free to join in discussions.
I, for one, would love to see your Micro Art figures and the Mended Drum.
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