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28 December 2001 @ 09:30 pm
No life-changing journal entries lately...  
Well, nothing life-changing's been happening, really. It's break. I'm spending all day asleep, pretty much. Ugh. I hate it, but I love it. And I'm finishing a great many Terry Pratchett novels, because they are like mind candy. Gobble, gobble.

And I've discovered that my favorite Discworld novels are the ones about the Watch. I love Sam Vimes, pretty much. How can you not like his character? He just... prods major buttock. And when you get him and Vetinari together, they play off of each other so easily! It's so nice. It's so vivid. It's so easy to imagine.

And, now that I've finished Men At Arms, I'm telling myself that I should really try making a greater dent in The Hobbit tonight so I can be reading The Fellowship of the Ring before next week. Which would be nice. Except that wading through Tolkien is like... well... wading through Tolkien. As my mother put it, "What is this man going on about? Where's the plot?"

And she's the woman who wanted me to read it in the first place... Still, I feel sufficiently guilty trying to write his characters without having read his books. So, off we go.

Well, that and the fact that all my ideas made for the window...
 
 
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Araminaaramina on December 28th, 2001 04:43 pm (UTC)
When I was reading it my biggest problem was keeping track of all the dwarves.
cacklebang on December 28th, 2001 06:30 pm (UTC)
men at arms...
How many Pratchett novels have you read so far?
::has read almost all of them so far::
Gah, he's wonderful though, isn't he? The only problem is that after reading a Discworld novel, all you want to do is write in that style. ^^;
DrWormdrworm on December 29th, 2001 06:53 am (UTC)
Re: men at arms...
I know I've read a good number of them... but I'm not sure I'd be able to count... wait... *looks it up* 16. I think my total is 16 at the moment, and I've got about five more in waiting...
His style is awesome. I'm pretty sure I can't write in anything near that style, but it always makes me want to go out and join the Watch...
Bunnymr_memania on December 29th, 2001 05:04 am (UTC)
Brain Candy!!! yay! I love Scott and Dave and Bruce and Mark and Kevin! I really need to get that movie...