terry you are back

anglophiledalek  asked:

Dear Neil, this is not so much a question as a thank you. I just watched "Terry Pratchett - Back in Black" on BBC 2. Towards the end, there was a part of an interview with you in which you cried. This broke, or rather unlocked, something in me and made me break down and cry for a long time. Some of my tears were related to the subject, some to everything else going on in my life. I hadn't cried in a long time. It was very helpful and a relief. It might sound weird, but thanks for your tears <3

It was strange, and unexpected, breaking down in an interview in an empty Chinese restaurant early one morning: I think it was because the night before it had been Terry’s public memorial, and now it was private, and I was talking about my friend, not about the public persona. At the end of the interview, Charlie, the director/interviewer said “I’ve never said this before to someone I’m interviewing, but would you like a hug?” and I said I would.

“Well, at least that bit won’t be on TV,” I thought. “It would be too embarrassing if it was.”

But it seems to have let other people cry too, for Terry and for what they needed to cry about, and for that I’m grateful. So you are very welcome.

Hey guys my family member works at blizzard and gave me the script for the Doomfist reveal

You update your game, which is disguised as just another patch. You sigh. You open the game, and as you try to skip an opening cutscene, you find you can’t. Suddenly, as Winston is speaking, the wall behind him breaks down. It’s Doomfist. Winston says “It’s you”. Doomfist, voiced by Terry Crews, shouts back “ITS ME”

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
—  Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
The storm was really giving it everything it had. This was its big chance. It had spent years hanging around the provinces, putting in some useful work as a squall, building up experience, making contacts, occasionally leaping out on unsuspecting shepherds or blasting quite small oak trees. Now an opening in the weather had given it an opportunity to strut its hour, and it was building up its role in the hope of being spotted by one of the big climates.
It was a good storm. There was quite effective projection and passion there, and critics agreed that if it would learn to control its thunder it would be, in years to come, a storm to watch.
The woods roared their applause and were full of mists and flying leaves.
—  Terry Pratchett  -  “Wyrd Sisters”

Welcome to Julia’s “Back in Black” aftercare program: You’ll need a cool looking straw, a small glass, a bit of rum, coconut water and cream.  Combine all of these things to your liking.
Now watch some happy stuff on youtube while thinking about how much Sir  Terry Pratchett inspired you and shaped you as a human being. Also, think of hilarious discworld moments like that twin peaks reference in men at arms when Vimes orders coffe black as midnight on a moonless night and then the he has to argue with the guy how black that actually is, or the whole trial scene in making money, involving so many lawyers (one being a zombie) a small pug, a sex toy and  several pies…

A conversation on Wonderbat

Batman Beyond Terry Mcginis finds out about Diana.

Terry: Woah, Wonder Woman was into you?

Bruce: It happened a lot back then. I was an attractive and wealthy-

Terry: What did you do about it?

Bruce: What?

Terry: Did you date? Did you ask her out?

Bruce: No, we were colleagues and I wasn’t ready-

Terry: SERIOUSLY?! WONDER WOMAN WAS INTO YOUR CRAZY ASS AND YOU TURNED HER DOWN?!

Bruce: It seem like a good idea at the time.

Terry: It wasn’t! That was stupid!

Matt walks in.

Terry: Matt! Wonder Woman could have been our stepmom!

Bruce: -_-

Matt: Seriously?! How’d you mess that up, old man?

Bruce: I regret having children.

Dick and Tim walks in.

Bruce: You can’t be grateful that I reconciled with my family and we are a bigger family. No, you have to harp on my single status.

Tim: Oh, they found out about Diana?

Bruce: I’m going to take my dog out for a walk.

Dick: Di would’ve joined you, had you just asked her out to dinner.

Bruce: Shut up.