This was only supposed to be a silly sketch because of this but I’ve lost control of my life.
Lunchtime doodle! I don’t think any of you understand how incredibly cute Agnes Nitt is I love her.
This is potentially the dumbest thing I have ever drawn.
"Through the fathomless deeps of space swims the star turtle Great A’Tuin, bearing on its back the four giant elephants who carry on their shoulders the mass of the Discworld. A tiny sun and moon spin around them, on a complicated orbit to induce seasons, so probably nowhere else in the multiverse is it sometimes necessary for an elephant to cock a leg to allow the sun to go past"- Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters.This is the Art of Paul Kidby, who has illustrated not only the covers to a great many discworld books, but also illustrated calendars, art books and the fully illustrated stories like The last hero.Terry Pratchetts Discworld is easily my favourite fantasy world.
Otto Chriek, The Truth (Terry Pratchett)
I forgot how sweet Otto and William’s friendship was
I don’t think you guys understand how much I love Rule-63ed Gandalf. I mean, I seriously cannot remember the last time I found a fantasy novel with a crone who was clever and kind of mean and dragged people along on adventures they didn’t really want to have and stomped around smoking a pipe and then would turn around and be all like “We’re totally boned here, guys, imma set some shit on fire and see if that helps.”
Like, usually you get young, pretty witches who may or may not be super clever, or you get old crone witches who are definitely super clever, but the big thing is that they’re clever. They’re in a tight spot? They clever their way out. Huge problem? Let’s be clever at it until it’s solved. Like, I cannot fucking remember the last time a big-ass lady-sorcerer’s great idea was “We’re gonna hang out around this bend and then stab the everloving shit out of them when they come around the corner.”
And it’s great, because seriously? If you’re a super-clever, super-old, super-powerful witch, and your clever plan gets all fucked up because whatever, it seems like a pretty normal, clever thing to have at least like the option of stabbing a motherfucker to achieve your goals. You know, “Welp, I tried to get us through here without doing this, but that didn’t work, so swords out everybody. We’re gonna have to hand-murder some goblins. Everybody who hasn’t done this before: pointy end goes into the other guy, and don’t aim for the sternum. It’s thick and hard to get through and meanwhile they’re going to be trying to bite you.”
Good morning, the character you want exists and is named Esme Weatherwax
With a side of Nanny Ogg. You’ve got to have Nanny along for the pipe smoking and the advice about how to stab people.
"They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, which just goes to show they’re as confused about anatomy as they gen’rally are about everything else, unless they’re talking about instructions on how to stab him, in which case a better way is up and under the ribcage." - Nanny Ogg’s Cookbook.
I have a feeling Gandalf would actually get along better with Nanny Ogg. He and Granny would eye each other like cats that unexpectedly have to share a yard. Two magical practitioners that powerful and ornery could not be comfortable and matey in one another’s presence, whereas Nanny Ogg could be comfortable and matey in deep space or the nethermost circle of the Pit.
'Oh, come on, Esme, he's not bad for a wizard. Tells a good story and shares his baccy.'
'Well, his dress and hat ain't all stars and jommetry, I'll give him that, but what's he up to? He's up to something, mark my words!'
And then he mentions being friendly with elves, and the shit really hits the windmill.
Marc Simonetti Discworld covers, Death and Susan:
- Reaper Man
- Soul Music
- Thief of Time
Marc Simonetti Discworld covers, Rincewind (and often Wizards):
- The Color of Magic
- The Light Fantastic
- Interesting Times
- The Last Continent
Not pictured (i.e. Google fails me): The Last Hero; The Science of Discworld [I, II, III]
Marc Simonetti Discworld covers, Society:
- Moving Pictures
- Small Gods
- The Truth
- Going Postal
Not pictured (i.e. Google fails me): The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents; Unseen Academicals; Making Money; Raising Steam [March 2014 in the US]
discworld, racebent: a fancast (part iii)
homayoun ershadi as mustrum ridcully | faizon love as the dean | dev patel as ponder stibbons | danny pudi as rincewind | elijah wood as twoflower || nichelle nichols as granny weatherwax | margaret cho as nanny ogg | mo’nique as agnes nitt | necar zadegan as magrat garlick | yara shahidi as tiffany aching
I want a Jaeger piloted by Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg
2. Some fungi are not edible more than once.
|—||Terry Pratchett, Discworld (via johanirae)|