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I thought you said you didn’t want to shoot us!

archive.org ❝ At the end of the gangway appeared a heavily armoured and space-suited figure waving a vicious Kill-O-Zap gun. “We don’t want to shoot you, Beeblebrox!” shouted the figure. “Suits me fine!” shouted Zaphod back and dived down a … Continue reading

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Lessons from Discworld?

❝ I’m not a natural killer! See this? See what it says? I’m supposed to keep the peace, I am! If I kill people to do it, I’m reading the wrong manual! ❞ — [Vimes] Terry Pratchett, Jingo ❝ And … Continue reading

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Nature Journalling with Trace Balla

I participated in an online session on Saturday, Nature Journalling with Trace Balla. Join us as we dip our toes into award-winning author and illustrator Trace Balla’s imagination. We will peek inside Trace’s own journals followed by some demonstrations of … Continue reading

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In order to survive, you have to think first of the group.

❝ My question for Will is: Does this feel like a country at peace or at war? I’m joking, sort of, but he answers seriously. He says it feels the way it does just before it starts. It’s a weird … Continue reading

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In Conversation with Neil Gaiman

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There is adventure on the other side of this bridge.

❝ There is adventure on the other side of this bridge. When we cross the bridge, there will be no turning back. Now, raise your right hand and repeat after me: ‘If I get hurt, lost, or die, it’s my … Continue reading

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❝ The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. ❞ – Mark Twain

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Wednesday Win (2019-MAR-06)

Good Omens – Season 1 Premieres May 31, 2019 on Amazon Prime. Game of Thrones – Season 8 The Final Season begins April 14, 2019 on HBO. * George R.R. Martin Says There May Be ‘Discrepancies’ Between the Game of … Continue reading

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Pratchat 14 – The Colour of Magic

According to the Discworld reading order guide (v3.0), The Colour of Magic is the first book in the Rincewind thread of Discworld books. It is also the very first Discworld book. Terry Pratchett has described it as “an attempt to … Continue reading

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Pratchat 13 Diggers!

According to the Discworld reading order guide (v3.0), Diggers! doesn’t exist … so that’s not going to be all that helpful is it? The second book in the Bromeliad Trilogy. Diggers! Diggers (1990) (Bromeliad Trilogy #2) 🎧 ‘And Grimma said, … Continue reading

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