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A Quote Game: thread #16

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1anatwork.k
Apr 4, 2012, 6:21pm Top

New thread!

The Patrician leaned back in an attitude that suggested attentive listening.

2AnnieMod
Apr 4, 2012, 6:43pm Top

Soul Music maybe.

3pinkozcat
Apr 4, 2012, 7:24pm Top

Sourcery perhaps

4anatwork.k
Apr 4, 2012, 7:26pm Top

Argh, didn't even last an hour. AnnieMod got it. :)

5pwaites
Apr 4, 2012, 7:57pm Top

Nice to get a new thread going. ;)

6AnnieMod
Apr 4, 2012, 8:01pm Top

I will make a random educated guess and will get it. Argh. Next:

"There were three types of beer. There were even smoked rat sandwiches with the crusts and tails cut off. And there was a bowl of finest anthracite coke with ash on it."

7anatwork.k
Apr 4, 2012, 11:02pm Top

#5 ;) it's my first. I was so excited!

My guess Thud

8AnnieMod
Apr 4, 2012, 11:21pm Top

Nope.

9edrandrew
Apr 5, 2012, 2:06am Top

Soul Music?

10AnnieMod
Apr 5, 2012, 2:07am Top

Yep.

11edrandrew
Apr 6, 2012, 4:30am Top

It wasn't one of your modern wardrobes, fit only for nervous adulterers to jump into when the husband returned home early, but an ancient oak affair, dark as night, in whose dusty depths coat-hangers lurked and bred.

12pinkozcat
Apr 6, 2012, 6:16am Top

Hogfather?

The quote rings a bell in my memory but I can't remember which book. Grrrr ...

13justjim
Apr 6, 2012, 6:40am Top

There is a scary wardrobe in Hogfather, but I think this one is in Rincewind's room in UU. The Luggage has made its home on top of it in Sourcery.

14edrandrew
Apr 6, 2012, 7:21am Top

You have the baton justjim.

15justjim
Apr 6, 2012, 8:28am Top

Well if you put it like that, you force me to use this particular quote...

Remember, every lance-constable has a field-marshal's baton in his knapsack.

16pwaites
Apr 6, 2012, 9:52am Top

Men at Arms? This must be watch.

17pinkozcat
Apr 6, 2012, 9:57am Top

I'll go for Night Watch

18justjim
Apr 6, 2012, 10:49am Top

It's the earlier of the two. Alas, poor Cuddy.

Yer up, pwaites.

19pwaites
Apr 7, 2012, 3:31pm Top

"The shortest unit of time in the multiverse is the New York Second, defined as the period of time between the traffic lights turning green and the cab behind you honking."

20anatwork.k
Apr 7, 2012, 4:32pm Top

Ooo I know this. Just not which book.

Men at Arms?

21pinkozcat
Apr 7, 2012, 7:51pm Top

I'll go for the obvious since I haven't a clue ...

Thief of Time

22edrandrew
Apr 8, 2012, 1:09am Top

23MrsLee
Apr 8, 2012, 5:25am Top

Just a guess out of left field, Good Omens?

24pwaites
Apr 8, 2012, 3:49pm Top

Nope. Here's a hint - it is Discworld.

25ronincats
Apr 8, 2012, 4:43pm Top

26AnnieMod
Apr 8, 2012, 5:29pm Top

27anatwork.k
Apr 8, 2012, 5:32pm Top

Although I am sure Annie is correct, I will try Jingo.

28pwaites
Apr 9, 2012, 5:33pm Top

Lords and Ladies it is! Over to you, AnnieMod.

29AnnieMod
Apr 10, 2012, 4:05pm Top

Sorry everyone -- traveling this week and my internet is spotty. Can someone take over please?

30anatwork.k
Apr 10, 2012, 7:57pm Top

I'll jump in. Here it is:

Ankh-Morpork, largest city in the lands around the Circle Sea, slept.

31pinkozcat
Apr 11, 2012, 1:41am Top

I thought that Ankh-Morpork never slept so I will go for one of the early books:

The Colour of Magic?

32anatwork.k
Apr 11, 2012, 2:23am Top

No. :)

Yeah the line is followed up with all the parts of the city not asleep.

33pinkozcat
Apr 11, 2012, 9:15am Top

34anatwork.k
Apr 11, 2012, 10:23am Top

No. :)

35pinkozcat
Apr 11, 2012, 7:16pm Top

36anatwork.k
Apr 11, 2012, 9:38pm Top

lol, no again. But, you are on the right track. Where *is* everybody?

37AnnieMod
Apr 11, 2012, 10:01pm Top

//This somebody here is traveling so not answering :)//

38pinkozcat
Apr 11, 2012, 10:35pm Top

Assassins? Night Watch?

39ronincats
Apr 11, 2012, 10:50pm Top

40anatwork.k
Edited: Apr 12, 2012, 1:56am Top

No and no. Do you guys really want hints? It's too easy then but your choice! :)

Safe travels Annie!

41edrandrew
Apr 12, 2012, 2:09am Top

How about Mort?

42anatwork.k
Apr 12, 2012, 2:39am Top

No...

43pinkozcat
Apr 12, 2012, 4:37am Top

No hints - there is a finite number of books; someone will hit on the right one eventually.

44pinkozcat
Apr 12, 2012, 4:37am Top

45anatwork.k
Apr 12, 2012, 5:00am Top

No. :)

46justjim
Apr 12, 2012, 5:31am Top

I agree that it must be early. If it isn't TCoM, why has nobody tried The Light Fantastic?

47pinkozcat
Apr 12, 2012, 7:24am Top

If pyramids was on track then perhaps it is all that sand so I'll go for Small Gods

48anatwork.k
Apr 12, 2012, 1:16pm Top

Jim got it. It is The Light Fantastic. Minnie, the on track was referring to earlier books but I seem to have confused the issue.

Over to you Jim.

49justjim
Apr 12, 2012, 9:07pm Top

Allll righty then!

'People give us stuff, mind you. People can be very gen'rous to witches,' said Mrs Ogg, happily. 'On bakin' days in our village, sometimes I can't move for cake.'

50anatwork.k
Edited: Apr 12, 2012, 9:17pm Top

*This* sounds like the Tiffany books...perhaps A Hat Full of Sky?

51justjim
Apr 12, 2012, 9:35pm Top

No, sorry.

52pinkozcat
Apr 12, 2012, 10:37pm Top

53justjim
Apr 12, 2012, 10:45pm Top

No, not L&L.

54anatwork.k
Apr 12, 2012, 11:18pm Top

55justjim
Apr 12, 2012, 11:20pm Top

Aye, Bigjobs! That's the richt ane. Yer awa!

56anatwork.k
Apr 12, 2012, 11:35pm Top

Lol, nice feegle accent. Here we go:

it's generally very quiet in the Unseen University library. There's perhaps the shuffling of feet as wizards wander between the shelves, the occasional hacking cough to disturb the academic silence, and every once in a while a dying scream as an unwary student fails to treat an old magical book with the caution it deserves.

57edrandrew
Apr 13, 2012, 2:04am Top

58anatwork.k
Apr 13, 2012, 3:39am Top

Nope. :)

59pinkozcat
Apr 13, 2012, 3:58am Top

Guards! Guards!

60anatwork.k
Apr 13, 2012, 1:17pm Top

No...

61barnouille
Apr 13, 2012, 3:47pm Top

Soul Music ?

62anatwork.k
Apr 13, 2012, 3:50pm Top

No. :) Keep going guys. You'll get there.

63barnouille
Apr 13, 2012, 4:05pm Top

Men at arms ?

64anatwork.k
Apr 13, 2012, 6:16pm Top

Yes! Over to you barnouille. :)

65barnouille
Apr 16, 2012, 7:08am Top

"They ceased their boiling spaghetti dance and, to pass through this chicane of history, charged forward neck and neck in their race across the rubber sheet of incontinent Time."

66edrandrew
Apr 16, 2012, 7:26am Top

Eric perhaps?

67barnouille
Apr 16, 2012, 7:32am Top

No :)

68pinkozcat
Apr 16, 2012, 7:36am Top

I don't recall ever reading about spaghetti so I will go for Johnny and the Bomb.

69AnnieMod
Apr 16, 2012, 7:54am Top

That's somewhere in the witches books.
Maskerade maybe?

70barnouille
Apr 16, 2012, 1:29pm Top

No, but you're not far off AnnieMod :)

71pinkozcat
Apr 16, 2012, 1:54pm Top

Witches Abroad?

72anatwork.k
Apr 16, 2012, 3:06pm Top

That is definitely obscure. I'll go for Wyrd Sisters but honestly, no idea.

73MrsLee
Apr 16, 2012, 6:10pm Top

Had to look up the word "chicane." I had no idea that one of the definitions is, "An artificial narrowing or turn on a road or auto-racing course."

Learn something new every day, but I can't say that quote even sounds one bit familiar.

74barnouille
Apr 16, 2012, 7:02pm Top

No and no ^^ I'll put another quote tomorrow if nobody got it.

(PS : i'm french, sorry if my english isn't very good ! :$)

75AnnieMod
Apr 16, 2012, 7:30pm Top

76pinkozcat
Apr 16, 2012, 8:13pm Top

The rubber sheet of incontinent time sounds to me more like Rincewind.

The Colour of Magic?

77anatwork.k
Apr 16, 2012, 8:40pm Top

I'll go for The Last Hero since it sounds like dragons to me. Barnouille, we will get it eventually. You don't have to put a new quote up. This is what's fun. :)

78pinkozcat
Apr 17, 2012, 12:43am Top

I'll second anatwork.k's comment; the harder it is the more fun.

And, barnouille, there is nothing wrong with your English and if you have been reading Pratchett in the original language it must be better than good.

79AnnieMod
Apr 17, 2012, 12:51am Top

The books are a limited number - someone will get it :)

80edrandrew
Apr 18, 2012, 9:13am Top

Hogfather? The bit where the hog-to-man-to-Hogfather progression takes place sounds a possible.

81barnouille
Apr 18, 2012, 4:36pm Top

AnnieMod, you got it ;)

82anatwork.k
Apr 19, 2012, 1:15am Top

Oh yes, I remember now. It was the bees!

83AnnieMod
Apr 19, 2012, 1:26am Top

If you died of eating this sort of thing they wouldn't have to bury you, they would just need to drop you somewhere where the ground was soft.

84pinkozcat
Apr 19, 2012, 3:12am Top

85AnnieMod
Apr 19, 2012, 12:01pm Top

Nope.

86anatwork.k
Apr 19, 2012, 2:42pm Top

87AnnieMod
Apr 19, 2012, 3:04pm Top

nope.

88anatwork.k
Apr 19, 2012, 3:46pm Top

89pinkozcat
Apr 19, 2012, 7:20pm Top

90AnnieMod
Apr 19, 2012, 7:25pm Top

Nope. And Nope

91anatwork.k
Apr 19, 2012, 7:53pm Top

92AnnieMod
Apr 19, 2012, 7:53pm Top

Nope again

93anatwork.k
Apr 19, 2012, 8:17pm Top

Lol, alright I'm done. :)

94justjim
Apr 19, 2012, 8:24pm Top

So we have some form of heavy food? Stodgy? The Philosopher's feast in Pyramids wasn't well thought of by Teppic. I'll guess that.

95pinkozcat
Apr 19, 2012, 9:02pm Top

My thought was Dwarf Bread but I am running out of options.

Men at Arms?

96AnnieMod
Apr 19, 2012, 10:25pm Top

No and no. :)

97pinkozcat
Apr 19, 2012, 11:57pm Top

*sigh* Snuff?

98AnnieMod
Apr 19, 2012, 11:58pm Top

Nope.

99pinkozcat
Apr 20, 2012, 12:26am Top

100AnnieMod
Apr 20, 2012, 12:33am Top

nope.

101edrandrew
Apr 20, 2012, 1:17am Top

Maskerade had some good solid food in it, I seem to recall.

102AnnieMod
Apr 20, 2012, 1:18am Top

Nope...

103anatwork.k
Apr 20, 2012, 2:25am Top

Ok, I'm back with Sourcery?

104AnnieMod
Apr 20, 2012, 2:53am Top

Welcome back but no.

105pinkozcat
Apr 20, 2012, 4:51am Top

106anatwork.k
Edited: Apr 20, 2012, 5:34am Top

107AnnieMod
Apr 20, 2012, 12:13pm Top

No and No.

108pinkozcat
Apr 20, 2012, 7:46pm Top

109anatwork.k
Apr 20, 2012, 8:20pm Top

110AnnieMod
Apr 20, 2012, 8:58pm Top

Two more of the same answer that starts with No.

Come on - this should have been easy... Do you want me to post a longer passage from there?

111pinkozcat
Apr 20, 2012, 9:51pm Top

I'm happy to keep on guessing. After all, I will be either guessing your quote or someone else's.

But I'll leave it up to the rest of you.

112pinkozcat
Apr 20, 2012, 9:51pm Top

113AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 12:28am Top

Nope. :)

114pinkozcat
Apr 21, 2012, 2:20am Top

I am going to have to make a list and tick them off as we go.

Interesting Times?

115AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 2:53am Top

Nope....

116pinkozcat
Apr 21, 2012, 4:11am Top

117AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 4:13am Top

Same answer as above...

118anatwork.k
Apr 21, 2012, 4:21am Top

Night Watch on the basis that it sounds like his grace. Also another line from the passage would be awesome. :)

119anatwork.k
Apr 21, 2012, 4:22am Top

So far we have tried 20 books for this quote!

120AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 4:28am Top

>119 anatwork.k: And I thought it will be very easy...

>118 anatwork.k: Nope.

Clue: The previous sentence is:
"It was just that somewhere in the preparation something had apparently done to these innocent ingredients what it takes a million gravities to do a neutron star."

121edrandrew
Apr 21, 2012, 12:32pm Top

Following a process of careful elimination coupled with random guesswork I'll try The Truth.

122pinkozcat
Apr 21, 2012, 1:33pm Top

I have a little list which I am working through ...

Thud?

123anatwork.k
Edited: Apr 21, 2012, 3:02pm Top

124AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 6:43pm Top

No and no and no.

125pinkozcat
Apr 21, 2012, 9:45pm Top

126AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 10:49pm Top

Nope...
Do we beat any records in number of wrong guesses here...?

127pinkozcat
Apr 21, 2012, 11:17pm Top

I'd think so. My latest count is 22 (there is one duplicate which I have not counted).

I shall wear Midnight? :)

128AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 11:30pm Top

Nope...

129pinkozcat
Apr 21, 2012, 11:41pm Top

This is quess 24; we muat be at least halfway through.

Equal Rites.

130AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 11:48pm Top

And wrong again

131humouress
Apr 21, 2012, 11:48pm Top

132AnnieMod
Apr 21, 2012, 11:51pm Top

Nope..

133pinkozcat
Apr 22, 2012, 12:20am Top

Reaper Man?

Is it a discworld book?

134AnnieMod
Apr 22, 2012, 12:24am Top

It is a discworld book, yes. One of the novels.

But not Reaper Man.

135pinkozcat
Apr 22, 2012, 12:28am Top

Going Postal?

I am going through my books shelf now

136AnnieMod
Apr 22, 2012, 12:30am Top

Nope....:)

137pinkozcat
Apr 22, 2012, 12:42am Top

Making money

138anatwork.k
Apr 22, 2012, 1:20am Top

I had to tick these off on a list because I couldn't keep track! Mea culpa for the double guess. Is it by any chance Monstrous Regiment? Although, they never did seem to have much food to eat... I'm treating this rather like a mystery novel now; the least likely culprit, etc...

139AnnieMod
Apr 22, 2012, 1:24am Top

No and no...

OK.... here is the full passage (minus the first sentence that gives it away):
"It was a bowl of cereal, nuts, and dried fruit. He didn't have any quarrel with any of that. It was just that somewhere in the preparation something had apparently done to these innocent ingredients what it takes a million gravities to do a neutron star. If you died of eating this sort of thing they wouldn't have to bury you, they would just need to drop you somewhere where the ground was soft.

He managed to swallow it. It wasn't difficult. The trick would have been preventing it from heading downwards."

140pinkozcat
Apr 22, 2012, 1:47am Top

Feet of Clay?

It sounds a bit like Vimes being fed muesli as part of a 'keep fit' regimen

141AnnieMod
Apr 22, 2012, 1:53am Top

I suspect that noone is really surprised that the answer is No again. I start thinking that we will go through all the books this time around.

142pinkozcat
Apr 22, 2012, 2:29am Top

It is fun, though ... I only have six books not on my list but I don't have every book in the series.

So Eric?

143AnnieMod
Apr 22, 2012, 2:42am Top

Finally. Of course it is Eric -- when he managed to summon Rincewind and brought him some food :) All yours.

144pinkozcat
Apr 22, 2012, 2:47am Top

That is someone else's default reply. I was reluctant to suggest it but 31 guesses must definitely be a record.

145pinkozcat
Apr 22, 2012, 2:53am Top

A young monk was carefully raking the gravel. He gave a respectful bow as Sweeper approached.

146anatwork.k
Apr 22, 2012, 4:08am Top

Oh my god Eric!! I was thinking about it too but decided it wasn't.

This is, I think, Night Watch?

147pinkozcat
Apr 22, 2012, 4:24am Top

Yes - it is from Night Watch.

Over to you anatwork

148anatwork.k
Apr 22, 2012, 7:26am Top

The Ankh-Morpork view of crime and punishment was that the penalty for the first offence should prevent the possibility of a second offence.

149pinkozcat
Apr 23, 2012, 8:50am Top

I think that we are all guessed out but I'll get the ball rolling again with yet another guess. Men at Arms?

150AnnieMod
Apr 23, 2012, 9:24am Top

151anatwork.k
Apr 23, 2012, 5:04pm Top

No and no. And yes, the last round was somewhat overwhelming! ;)

152pinkozcat
Apr 23, 2012, 11:18pm Top

153anatwork.k
Apr 24, 2012, 12:58am Top

Nope.

154pinkozcat
Apr 24, 2012, 1:08am Top

Making Money?

I know that Moist was hanged in one of those two books.

155anatwork.k
Apr 24, 2012, 1:16am Top

Lol he was hanged in going postal, right at the beginning, but it is neither of those two books; atleast I got it from another (earlier) book.

156pinkozcat
Edited: Apr 24, 2012, 2:45am Top

Back to the City Watch then.

Feet of Clay?

157anatwork.k
Apr 24, 2012, 5:21am Top

You got it. Over to you Minnie.

158pinkozcat
Apr 24, 2012, 8:51pm Top

'Archchancellor, Ponder Stibbons is a fully trained wizard!' said the Dean.

159anatwork.k
Apr 25, 2012, 5:10pm Top

Ok let's get this started.

What about Lords and Ladies?

160pinkozcat
Apr 25, 2012, 7:25pm Top

161ronincats
Apr 25, 2012, 10:02pm Top

162anatwork.k
Apr 25, 2012, 10:39pm Top

163pinkozcat
Apr 26, 2012, 12:04am Top

No and No.

164ronincats
Apr 26, 2012, 12:47am Top

165anatwork.k
Apr 26, 2012, 1:07am Top

Reaper Man?

166pinkozcat
Apr 26, 2012, 1:22am Top

No and no again.

167anatwork.k
Apr 26, 2012, 3:30am Top

168pinkozcat
Apr 26, 2012, 4:05am Top

No ...

170pinkozcat
Apr 26, 2012, 5:52am Top

171Ardagor
Apr 26, 2012, 6:35am Top

172pinkozcat
Apr 26, 2012, 7:14am Top

The Last Continent it is.

Your turn, Ardagor.

173Ardagor
Apr 26, 2012, 10:18am Top

"They made way for an old woman bent double under the weight of a black and white pig. And then there was just the road, rutted and muddy."

174pinkozcat
Apr 26, 2012, 10:33am Top

175Ardagor
Apr 26, 2012, 10:38am Top

No

176pinkozcat
Apr 26, 2012, 11:02am Top

177Ardagor
Apr 26, 2012, 11:08am Top

No again

178anatwork.k
Apr 26, 2012, 11:19am Top

179Ardagor
Apr 26, 2012, 11:27am Top

Yes, anatwork.k is next

180anatwork.k
Edited: Apr 29, 2012, 2:08am Top

Sorry for the delay; been rather busy. Let us try this one -- it should be nice and easy. :)

"To the axeman, all supplicants are the same height."

EDIT: So sorry. I forgot the quotation marks. :( Fixed now.

181pwaites
Apr 28, 2012, 10:46pm Top

182pinkozcat
Apr 28, 2012, 10:48pm Top

183anatwork.k
Apr 29, 2012, 1:03am Top

No and no. :)

184pinkozcat
Apr 29, 2012, 1:04am Top

185anatwork.k
Apr 29, 2012, 2:07am Top

Nope.

186anatwork.k
Apr 29, 2012, 2:09am Top

Please check the edit! Sorry...

187edrandrew
Apr 29, 2012, 2:51am Top

Guards! Guards! - part of the interminable exchange of passwords at the secret society I'm sure.

188anatwork.k
Apr 29, 2012, 3:18am Top

Ezzackly. Its one of my favorite bits of Pratchett farce. Over to you edrandrew.

189edrandrew
Apr 29, 2012, 3:37am Top

It was not because the man had used the phrase 'commence to start' in cold blood. But it ought to have been.

190anatwork.k
Apr 29, 2012, 9:17pm Top

191pwaites
Apr 29, 2012, 9:43pm Top

192AnnieMod
Apr 29, 2012, 11:54pm Top

193pinkozcat
Apr 30, 2012, 1:12am Top

194AnnieMod
Apr 30, 2012, 1:16am Top

Argh. Can I change my guess? Because I am pretty sure I am wrong... :)

195pinkozcat
Apr 30, 2012, 1:35am Top

LOL - when we are all told that we guessed wrong then you can have another try.

Obviously you are sure that we have all guessed wrong so far, so you have nothing to lose by waiting a while.

196AnnieMod
Apr 30, 2012, 1:47am Top

:) I was semi-joking. No idea why I initially thought it is Small gods. oh well :)

197edrandrew
Apr 30, 2012, 2:05am Top

Looks like AnnieMod can have her next go now as it isn't one of the above.

198anatwork.k
Apr 30, 2012, 3:40am Top

Lol, I am tempting fate by guessing Eric.

199pinkozcat
Apr 30, 2012, 4:04am Top

I'll go for my default answer. Unseen Academicals?

200AnnieMod
Apr 30, 2012, 4:24am Top

201justjim
Apr 30, 2012, 5:01am Top

I can see now why Annie wanted to change her guess... ;)

202edrandrew
Apr 30, 2012, 7:13am Top

Me too - it's because she's right.

203AnnieMod
Apr 30, 2012, 8:23am Top

Yet there is the constant desire to find some point in the twisting, knotting, raveling nets of space-time on which a metaphorical finger can be put to indicate that here, here, is the point where it all began...

204anatwork.k
Apr 30, 2012, 1:23pm Top

201, 202: lol

I have a feeling this is Men at Arms when Edward (?) sees Carrot for the first time...? Of course, I could be wrong. :)

205AnnieMod
Apr 30, 2012, 6:04pm Top

Nope

206pinkozcat
Apr 30, 2012, 9:44pm Top

I'll go to the beginning too.

The Colour of Magic?

207AnnieMod
May 1, 2012, 2:28am Top

nope

208anatwork.k
May 1, 2012, 10:46am Top

Lords and Ladies.

209AnnieMod
May 1, 2012, 11:15am Top

nope.

210humouress
May 1, 2012, 12:37pm Top

Wild guess : The Fifth Elephant?

211anatwork.k
May 1, 2012, 2:33pm Top

Is it Eric again?

212pinkozcat
May 1, 2012, 9:13pm Top

Way outside the square but ... Snuff?

213AnnieMod
May 2, 2012, 1:10am Top

No,No and No.

214pinkozcat
May 2, 2012, 2:01am Top

215anatwork.k
May 2, 2012, 2:12am Top

Jingo

216edrandrew
May 2, 2012, 2:24am Top

Thief of Time is probably a bit too obvious, but I can't think of a better guess.

217AnnieMod
May 2, 2012, 2:56am Top

Triple no again.

218pinkozcat
May 2, 2012, 3:04am Top

219AnnieMod
May 2, 2012, 3:05am Top

No.

220pinkozcat
May 2, 2012, 3:54am Top

221anatwork.k
May 2, 2012, 2:30pm Top

Ok, I started opening books. It's The Hogfather.

222AnnieMod
May 2, 2012, 4:34pm Top

anatwork.k, yes. Almost the beginning.

all yours

223anatwork.k
May 2, 2012, 6:13pm Top

There came a thunderous knock at the door.
There is a mantra to be said on these occasions. It doesn't matter...


Rest of the passage when somebody gets the book because it is hilarious!

224pwaites
May 2, 2012, 9:55pm Top

225anatwork.k
May 2, 2012, 9:58pm Top

Nope.

226edrandrew
May 3, 2012, 2:55am Top

We must be talking about a knock-knock routine at the Guild of Fools and Joculators. I'll try Men at Arms.

227pinkozcat
Edited: May 3, 2012, 3:14am Top

Nah! Must be Guards! Guards!

228AnnieMod
May 3, 2012, 3:37am Top

Sourcery?
It's not just the end of this sentence that is hilarious - what the wizard duly says after this introduction to the mantra always makes me laugh.

229anatwork.k
May 3, 2012, 4:58am Top

Annie, yup that's what I meant. The whole bit...

There came a thunderous knock at the door.
There is a mantra to be said on these occasions. It doesn't matter if the door is a tent flap, a scrap of hide on a wind blown yurt, three inches of solid oak with great iron nails in or a rectangle of chipboard with mahogany veneer, a small light over it made of horrible bits of coloured glass and a bellpush that plays a choice of twenty popular melodies that no music lover would want to listen to even after five years' sensory deprivation.
One wizard turned to another and duly said: 'I wonder who that can be at this time of night?'

230AnnieMod
May 3, 2012, 6:01pm Top

"And it was believable right up until you looked hard into those cheeky, smiling eyes, and saw, deep down, the demons looking back.

…but you mustn't spend too much time looking at those eyes, because that'd mean you'd taken your eyes off his hands, and by now one of them held a knife.
"

231MrsLee
Edited: May 3, 2012, 11:41pm Top

232AnnieMod
May 4, 2012, 12:02am Top

Nope.

233anatwork.k
May 4, 2012, 12:08am Top

Ohh Night Watch. And evil Carcer.

234anatwork.k
May 4, 2012, 12:09am Top

Someone else take my turn please. :)

235AnnieMod
May 4, 2012, 1:42am Top

Yep. All yours. Or whoever feels like posting something :)

236pinkozcat
May 6, 2012, 9:03pm Top

I was a drunk. You have to be richer than I was to be an alcoholic.

237pwaites
May 6, 2012, 11:01pm Top

This is Vimes speaking. The question is, which Watch book? I would guess The Fifth Elephant when he is talking to a certain vampire.

238pinkozcat
May 6, 2012, 11:10pm Top

yes, it is from The Fifth Elephant. Over to you pwaites

239pwaites
May 7, 2012, 5:35pm Top

"Who generally took the view that trying to find any deep meaning to events was like trying to find reflections in a mirror: you always succeeded, but you didn't learn anything new."

Bonus bragging points for those who can name the 'who' in this quote. :)

240edrandrew
May 8, 2012, 7:47am Top

I'm going to guess that the book is Witches Abroad and that the "who" is Granny Weatherwax. That's to say, I'll start with the obvious.

241pwaites
May 8, 2012, 7:18pm Top

It's not Witches Abroad and it is not about Granny Weatherwax, though come to think of it the quote does sound like it is referring to her.

242justjim
May 8, 2012, 8:12pm Top

Is it Lu Tze, or the History Monks in general? Perhaps in Small Gods.

243pwaites
May 8, 2012, 9:36pm Top

Nope, it is neither Lu Tze, History Monks, or Small Gods.

244anatwork.k
May 8, 2012, 11:42pm Top

Hola peeps. Popping in for a second. That sounds like Gaspode for some random reason in my completely erratic and exhausted mind. Maybe Moving Pictures?

245pwaites
May 9, 2012, 5:29pm Top

Not Gaspode, and not Moving Pictures. Is a clue needed?

246anatwork.k
May 9, 2012, 10:41pm Top

Well then maybe Rincewind in Interesting Times?

I'm okay without a hint. But if anyone else wants one... :)

247pwaites
May 9, 2012, 11:00pm Top

Not Rincewind or Interesting Times, but your closer.

248AnnieMod
May 10, 2012, 4:17am Top

Ridcully about Ponder's rules in The Science of Discworld maybe? (I know that this is way out there but this is what comes to mind first so... thought I should throw it in)

249pwaites
May 10, 2012, 8:36am Top

You've got it! On to you, AnnieMod.

250AnnieMod
May 10, 2012, 3:52pm Top

I am officially susprised - I was pretty sure I got it wrong but decided to throw it anyway. Oh well :) Next then.

"Suppose you'd watched the slow accretion of snow over thousands of years as it was compressed and pushed over the deep rock until the glacier calved its icebergs into the sea, and you watched an iceberg drift out through the chilly waters, and you got to know its cargo of happy polar bears and seals as they looked forward to a brave new life in the other hemisphere where they say the ice floes are lined with crunchy penguins, and then wham! Tragedy loomed in the shape of thousands of tons of unaccountably floating iron and an exciting sound track…"

251pinkozcat
May 10, 2012, 9:09pm Top

Nation?

252AnnieMod
May 10, 2012, 9:53pm Top

Nope.

253anatwork.k
May 12, 2012, 9:37am Top

Very familiar passage about perspective AFAIR. I am going to go for The Wee Free Men.

254AnnieMod
May 12, 2012, 9:44pm Top

Nope.

255anatwork.k
May 13, 2012, 3:33pm Top

Urm Jingo?

256AnnieMod
May 14, 2012, 12:22am Top

Nah.

257anatwork.k
May 14, 2012, 1:27am Top

Hmm The Truth? I know I have read this recently...

258AnnieMod
May 14, 2012, 1:31am Top

Nope.

259pinkozcat
May 14, 2012, 4:52am Top

260AnnieMod
May 14, 2012, 5:54am Top

Nope...

261pinkozcat
May 14, 2012, 6:27am Top

262guido47
Edited: May 14, 2012, 10:00am Top

The Last Hero?

Eta. Sorry about that previous touchstone. Of course I meant the Sir Terry one! Don't know how to edit it.

263AnnieMod
May 14, 2012, 11:38am Top

No and no.

264anatwork.k
May 14, 2012, 3:06pm Top

265AnnieMod
May 14, 2012, 3:43pm Top

Nope...
(why every time I think I chose an easy one, we end up chasing it all over the books) :)

266anatwork.k
May 14, 2012, 3:51pm Top

I don't know! And this one is super easy. I have read it so recently. Okay last guess then I'm going to start opening books. Feet of Clay?

267AnnieMod
May 14, 2012, 4:03pm Top

:) Nope...

268AnnieMod
May 15, 2012, 3:16pm Top

Ping.

269anatwork.k
May 15, 2012, 3:58pm Top

Thief of Time!!! I had a brainwave. I don't know why I didn't remember that before.

270AnnieMod
May 15, 2012, 4:02pm Top

:)) But of course. All yours.

271anatwork.k
Edited: May 15, 2012, 9:46pm Top

To look at _________, you'd see a man who might well, if he fell over a cliff, have to stop and ask directions on the way down.

Bonus points for naming the subject of the quote!

272joannasephine
May 16, 2012, 4:48am Top

Pretty sure the person referred to is Fred Colon, but which book? Thud?

273anatwork.k
May 16, 2012, 6:10pm Top

Exactly. You're on joannasephine.

274joannasephine
May 17, 2012, 9:11pm Top

Ok, follow me to thread #17!

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