Hi all, I be Tristan, female Australian Discworld fan, firstposting to let you know that if anyone is in and/or near Townsville in QLD from the 16-19th of March, to go and see TLT's production of Maskerade! Actually, mainly go and see it because my father is playing Mr. Bucket! Oh, happiness!
Last year he did Duke Felmet in Wyrd Sisters, but I live in Sydney so I couldn't go up and see it. This year, since I adore Discworld even more and am obsessed with PotO, he promised I could go up.
See it. Grr.
Does anyone else think that when another "major" character/set of characters make a cameo in another "series" that isn't theirs, it just doesn't quite work?
Maybe it's just me, but the appearance of the A-M City Watch in "Hogfather" just didn't ring quite true. Likewise the brief appearance of Nanny Ogg in "Thief of Time" somehow didn't quite seem like the real Nanny Ogg.
It's weird, I know, but whenever a discworld book has one of these crossovers, it just doesn't work for me. Of course, the one obvious exception is Death, because strictly speaking he cameos in everyone elses books, but somehow he stays himself. The others always appear slightly "different" somehow when they appear unexpectedly.
Anyhoo, just something I've noticed.
I'm a big fan of susan death, don't get me wrong, but the one group I'm fond of to the exception of all else is the witches of Lancre.
I'm rather partial to the night watch.
Why? Because of Sybil and the cute little draggies, of course. Also, it's fantastic getting to know each of the characters back when they were young and stupid. I hope that we get to see more of "the watch - the early years".
I must say that my favourite moments weren't with the then members of the watch.... it was seeing the young vetinari at work.
So how about you guys?