Q: What is the Colour of Magic? A: Terry Pratchett!

13 Mar


Terry Pratchett

Wit wit and subversion of narrative convention.
Wit what sophistry and not narrow invention.
Word terrier, creator of Mr. Nutt, a good nut.
A nutty creation, an ork not borkin mad forkin.
There can only be one, Mr. Nutt.
Not a dork, not on my fork, not this ork.
This ork fork’d verbiage, not cabbage…or pork.
Not seen academic,  pandemic of ical words.
Cleva orks should be heard not seen, read not red or dead!
Mork the ork salutes ya wit fork.
In deed, all orks salute you, creator.
Dis disc of reality appreciated your discworld.
Happy trip to the flipside, flip fantasia.

Well Sir Terry Pratchett popped his clogs, and OH how I will miss him.

I am behind in the reading of his books that induce me into hopeless fits of hysterics and guffaws that turn heads from afar. I will of course catch up one day, I will raid the small shelf of Discworld  books living at my Mum’s in York at the first opportunity.

“Some pirates achieved immortality by great deeds of cruelty or derring-do. Some achieved immortality by amassing great wealth. But the captain had long ago decided that he would, on the whole, prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.”

Terry Pratchett has achieved immortality through his writings.

“It was octarine, the colour of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination, because wherever it appeared it was a sign that mere matter was a servant of the powers of the magical mind. It was enchantment itself.

But Rincewind always thought it looked a sort of greenish-purple.”



4 Responses to “Q: What is the Colour of Magic? A: Terry Pratchett!”

  1. Pasduil March 13, 2015 at 16:52 #

    Strange there were so many blog posts about Leonard Nimoy’s passing and what he meant to people, and so few about Terry Pratchett’s. Good to see this one!

    • tsuhelm March 14, 2015 at 07:44 #

      There are actually lots of TP posts but not from gamers…odd!

  2. stnylan March 13, 2015 at 17:02 #

    There are some corkers ahead for you. Admittedly in the very latest books there were signs of his degeneration, but I will treasure them nevertheless.

    • tsuhelm March 13, 2015 at 21:05 #

      I cant wait to read em…

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