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This is a question I'm your biggest Fan

Tell us about your heroes. No. Scratch that.

Tell us about the lengths you've gone to in order to show your devotion to your heroes. Just how big a fan are you?

and we've already heard the fan jokes, thankyou

(, Thu 16 Apr 2009, 20:31)
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Not quite sure this belongs here but...

When I saw the programme that came out fairly recently on Terry Pratchett's affliction with Alzheimers, I cried.

I am a grown man, and not particularly sentimental; but to see such a creative genius with such a fine mind and intellect affected by the horror of Alzheimers really emphasised that fairness is not an innate quality posessed by this world.

I have never cried over anything that has afflicted any other public figure.

He is one of my top literary heroes; I've spent countless hours reading his fantastic books.

If you haven't read any of the Discworld series, you should. Now.

Length? More hours of reading than I could possibly count..

P.S. No apologies for the lack of funnies.
(, Sun 19 Apr 2009, 14:57, 5 replies)
I've gone to see him twice. He doesn't come to NZ much.

He's such a fun guy! Quick witted, brutally intelligent and creative. I'd go gay for him if I was straight.

First tear I'd shed in a long time was thinking about Terry finding out his mind would be quietly leaving him.
(, Sun 19 Apr 2009, 15:13, closed)
saddest news I've heard about a public figure too.

Don't give a shit about many of them, but the man has such a fine mind as you say, and for him to be suffering from Alzheimers is a terrible tragedy.

Far more so than stupid bald slag who died the other day.
(, Sun 19 Apr 2009, 16:09, closed)
Someone told me at an outdoor market and I promptly burst into big blubby sobs.
I love that man.
(, Sun 19 Apr 2009, 20:30, closed)
I think that getting it might have inspired him to write Nation, which might well be his best book IMO. I get the impression that he got the urge to write something that cut out all the comic fantasy fun and went right for the jugular. I've always preferred his more overtly philosophical books, especially the Witches series and Reaper Man.
(, Mon 20 Apr 2009, 9:51, closed)
I cried like a baby
and I'm not normally emotional.

I thought the documentary was incredibly well put together, and his personality, love for his work and his frustration with the disease all came through brilliantly. I'd highly recommend it to anyone - if it's still available on iPlayer, could someone stick a link up please? I can't cos I'm posting from my phone.
(, Mon 20 Apr 2009, 13:19, closed)

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