Great A’Tuin the star turtle, shell frosted with frozen methane, pitted with meteor craters, and scoured with asteroidal dust. Great A’Tuin, with eyes like ancient seas and a brain the size of a continent through which thoughts moved like little glittering glaciers. Great A’Tuin of the great slow sad flippers and star-polished carapace, laboring through the galactic night under the weight of the Disc. As large as worlds. As old as Time. As patient as a brick.

Actually, the philosophers have got it all wrong. Great A’Tuin is in fact having a great time.

—  The Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett
An alternative, favored by those of a religious persuasion, was that A'Tuin was crawling from the Birthplace to the Time of Mating, as were all the stars in the sky which were, obviously, also carried by giant turtles. When they arrived they would briefly and passionately mate, for the first and only time, and from that fiery union new turtles would be born to carry a new pattern of worlds. This was known as the Big Bang hypothesis.
—  Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic

The great A’Tuin carrying the Discworld on its back. Made for my friend, I hope she doesn’t mind how much went wrong with this one :D Every time I tried to fix something, I just made it worse. I painted the turtle over and over again about 5 times because I kept messing something up.

I made this based on the very popular print that I can’t find where it’s from because it’s everywhere :/ (Okay, so people have told me it was made by Paul Kidby, so check out his art because it’s incomparably better than this ^^ )

There was no analogy for the way in which Great A’Tuin the world turtle moved against the galactic night. When you are ten thousand miles long, your shell pocked with meteor craters and frosted with comet ice, there is absolutely nothing you can realistically be like except yourself.
So Great A’Tuin swam slowly through the interstellar deeps like the largest turtle there has ever been, carrying on its carapace the four huge elephants that bore on their backs the vast, glittering waterfall-fringed circle of the Discworld, which exists either because of some impossible blip on the curve of probability or because the gods enjoy a joke as much as anyone.
—  Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

Sigarettenas blijft ‘s ochtends hangen in het dauw van de spinnenwebben. De buurmannen zetten na de middagzon de sproeiers op ons gras maar het gaat hoe dan ook dood. Zodra het begint te schemeren schuif ik alle gordijnen en lamellen dicht omdat ik het niet aan kan om in zwarte gaten te kijken. We kopen voor 340 euro aan planten en bloemen voor in de tuin omdat iemand zei dat we meer nodig hebben om naar te kijken en vrolijk van te worden. Langs de provinciale weg staat een elektriciteitshuisje waar haar naam in rode druipende graffiti op staat over de gehele oppervlakte. Er is geen moeite gedaan om het mooi te schijven. Iemand moet het snel gedaan hebben. Alleen haar naam. Karin. 
Het is vandaag de langste dag van het jaar maar het regent zo hard dat het lijkt alsof ik de auto door een kilometerslange wasstraat stuur.

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OTTO! Bless.

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Yay music but MORE YAY precious Black Ribboner Otto Chriek <3!

Otto Chriek is the greatest!  Totally one of those background DW characters that takes on a life of their own.

Basically I squeal whenever I meet other Discworld fans - they’re such a huge part of my internal landscape and hardly any of my friends will take the time to try them out: “See, the world is flat, okay?  And it rests on the backs of four huge elephants.  And they stand on the shell of a giant world turtle, The Great A’Tuin.  The turtle moves! And there’s dwarves and vampires and trolls and werewolves and witches BUT DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE ELVES OMG.  Oh!  Oh!  And there’s a Sam Vimes!  It’s amazing!”  (I know I will have met my soul mate when, as I finish my usual enthusiastic rant, instead of glazed eyes and a fixed expression, he’ll just go “I KNOW RIGHT?  AND VENTINARI, WHAT A GLORIOUS BASTARD!” and we will live happily in our little nerd bubble forever.)

Ja ja. De #kippendij #satetjes zijn klaar om de #bbq op te gaan. Na 2 dagen in de #marinade te hebben gelegen zullen ze nu heerlijk smaken. #saté#kip#halal#mabroek#vlees#gember#knoflook#ui#weekend#proteïne#eiwitten#gezond#lekker#smullen#snapjehapje#love#chillen#leiden#zonnig#tuin#healtyfood#homemade#leiden