happy hogswatch ;)

WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF YOU HADN’T SAVED HIM?

“Yes! The sun would have risen just the same, yes?”

NO.

“Oh, come on. You can’t expect me to believe that. It’s an astronomical fact.”

THE SUN WOULD NOT HAVE RISEN.

“It’s been a long night, Grandfather! I’m tired and I need a bath! I don’t need silliness!”

THE SUN WOULD NOT HAVE RISEN.

“Really? Then what would have happened, pray?”

A MERE BALL OF FLAMING GAS WOULD HAVE ILLUMINATED THE WORLD.

– Hogfather, Terry Pratchett

I was tagged by @ohverden to answer these questions. Thank you! :)

Name: Pete
Nickname: Pete?
Zodiac sign: The best one.
Hogwarts house:  The “Unseen University”. Oh, wait… That’s not in Harry Potter, right? But… well… “Hogwarts”… do they celebrate Hogswatch there? If so… then I don’t care which house. “Happy Hogswatch!”

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

Height: Yes.
Sexual orientation: Yes.
Ethnicity: German 
Favorite fruit: Mango. Who doesn’t love Mango?
Favourite season: AT THE MOMENT THE FIRST SEASON OF “AMERICAN GODS”, BECAUSE I AM CURRENTLY WATCHING IT AND IT IS SO AWESOME THAT I HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL IN CAPTIONS
Favorite book series: “Harry Potter”. Okay… just kidding. I didn’t like the books. I do love the movies though. Counting the numbers of books of a certain series in my bookshelves, I have to say: “Discworld”
Favorite fictional character(s): At the moment? Discworld’s “DEATH”. This sounds morbid, I know. But only if you don’t know the character. (Okay… it IS morbid. I don’t care)
Favorite flower: Not poppies
Favorite scent: Pipe smoke. It is comforting
Favorite colour: Gray and black. (so… basically “not colour”)
Favorite animal: Bats and moles
Favorite band: I always had a thing for Justin Bieber. And that thing is the big question: WHY?!
I am kind of fond of Genesis though. Which might be a little-known fact.
Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate: Yes
Average hours of sleep: More than some might assume.
Number of blankets: Two. In summer between. In winter under.
Dream trip: I don’t do drugs. 
Last thing I googled: “skull” (don’t ask)
How many blogs I follow: 986 at the time of writing
Number of followers: Here? On this blog? Pretty exactly five times less than on @tvoom
What I usually post about: Things that make me happy: Old movies, music, and fun stuff. My blog is my happy place.
Do I get asks regularly: Naah. 

I think everyone already did this, right? If YOU didn’t, then feel TAGGED.
Or not… whatever… 

“Happy Holidays!”

“Merry Christmas!” Then he just stands there and I know he’s gonna say something. “I know you’re not allowed to say it.”

“I’m just a little thrown off, sir.”

“I’m combating Political Correctness.”

Pause.

“Sir, I don’t celebrate Christmas. Have a Happy Hogswatch.”

anonymous asked:

OK, I have to ask, what's Discworld?

Discworld is a comic fantasy book series written by the English author Terry Pratchett (1948–2015), set on the fictional Discworld, a flat disc balanced on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of a giant turtle, Great A'Tuin. (x)

There are about 40 odd books, the first, “The Colour of Magic” being published in 1983, and the final book, “The Shepard’s Crown” being published in 2015, a few months after Sir Terry Pratchett’s death.

They parody fantasy cliches as a general rule, and this strange parallel dimension is also heavily influenced by our world, so there’s a lot of pop/high/sub culture references in there as well. Really, any interest you have - from science to Shakespeare to stamp collecting - I’d wager it’s been covered.

They’re very funny, clever, often very moving, and wonderful for all the reasons mentioned in the original post.

There are various thoughts on which order you should read them in, though there are collections (Death, Witches, Wizards, Guards, Rincewind, Tiffany Aching, Moist Von Lipwig…) which can be read together. But since it ‘tis the season, might I recommend you start with “The Hogfather”? (It’s also a TV movie I fully intend on rewatching in the coming days)

(Artwork belongs to Paul Kidby)

External image

WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF YOU HADN’T SAVED HIM?

“Yes! The sun would have risen just the same, yes?”

NO

“Oh, come on. You can’t expect me to believe that. It’s an astronomical fact.”

THE SUN WOULD NOT HAVE RISEN.

“Really? Then what would have happened, pray?”

A MERE BALL OF FLAMING GAS WOULD HAVE ILLUMINATED THE WORLD.

In the Grotto of the Hogfather, a round-eyed child.

HAPPY HOGSWATCH. HO. HO. HO. AND YOUR NAME IS… EUPHRASIA GOAT, CORRECT?

“Go on, dear, answer the nice man.”

“’s.”

AND YOU ARE SIX YEARS OLD.

“Go on, dear. They’re all the same at this age, aren’t they…”

“’s.”

AND YOU WANT A PONY-

“’s.”

[…]His shape flickered for a moment, and then a hand went into the sack.

HERE IS A BRIDLE FOR YOUR PONY, AND A SADDLE, AND A RATHER STRANGE HARD HAT AND A PAIR OF THOSE TROUSERS THAT MAKE YOU LOOK AS THOUGH YOU HAVE A LARGE RABBIT IN EACH POCKET.

“But we can’t have a pony, can we, Euffie, because we live on the third floor…”

OH, YES. IT’S IN THE KITCHEN.

“I’m sure you’re just making a little joke, Hogfather,” said Mother, sharply.

HO. HO. YES. WHAT A JOLLY FAT MAN I AM. IN THE KITCHEN? WHAT A JOKE. DOLLIES AND SO ON WILL BE DELIVERED LATER AS PER YOUR LETTER.

“What do you say, Euffie?”

“’nk you.”

“’ere, you didn’t really put a pony in their kitchen, did you?” said Heavy Uncle Albert as the line moved on.

DON’T BE FOOLISH, ALBERT. I SAID THAT TO BE JOLLY.

“Oh, right. Hah, for a minute-”

IT’S IN THE BEDROOM.

“Ah…”

MORE HYGENIC.

“Well, it’ll make sure of one thing,” said Albert. “Third floor?” They’re going to believe all right.”

YES. YOU KNOW, I THINK I’M GETTING THE HANG OF THIS. HO. HO. HO.

—  DEATH, Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett
3

So it’s been a little while… Happy Hogswatch!

I’ve been casting the Discworld series over the past year, and it’s about time I share some of the choices - this is only the tip of the iceberg. I don’t know how many I’ll actually get around to putting in pixels, but here’s:

Paul McGann as Cmdr Sir Samuel Vimes
Mark Addy as Sgt Fred Colon
Jonathan Slinger as Cpl Nobby Nobbs

HO. HO. HO. YES INDEED, HELLO, SMALL CHILD CALLED VERRUCA LUMPY, WHAT A LOVELY NAME, AGE SEVEN, I BELIEVE? GOOD. […] HERE WE ARE, DON’T MENTION IT. HAPPY HOGSWATCH AND BE GOOD. I WILL KNOW IF YOU’RE GOOD OR BAD, YOU KNOW. HO. HO. HO. 

“Well, you brought some magic into that little life,” said Albert, as the next child was hurried away. 

IT’S THE EXPRESSION ON THEIR LITTLE FACES I LIKE, said the Hogfather.

“You mean sort of fear and awe and not knowing whether to laugh or cry or wet their pants?”

YES. NOW THAT IS WHAT I CALL BELIEF. 

— DEATH, Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett