Five Short Notes on the Passing of Terry Pratchett


LiveJournal post: 12/11/2008 22:11:00  

Tags: writing   

Random Additional Thoughts on “Nation”/”Graveyard Book”   

Neil Gaiman makes me happy I speak and have access to the English language.

Terry Pratchett makes me happy to be a human being, among human beings.


This is still true.



I met him once, in the winter-to-spring bit of 1998.  I told him, very incoherently, that I had written my senior undergrad English thesis on “Small Gods.”  He said (very kindly, and as if I had not been a babbling mess): “Well I hope you got a good mark.”  I was deeply embarrassed and deeply happy that this interaction happened.

This is still true.



I once told a friend of mine that in retrospect, the bulk of my teen-to-adult sense of morality and ethics were shaped by Xena and Granny Weatherwax. I was not entirely sure what that said about me. But I was okay with it.

This is still true.



I want more.

I’m afraid my tears are and have been incredibly, incredibly selfish.  I don’t know how to stop having them, though.

I want so much more.



LiveJournal post: 12/12/2007 17:50:00

Tags: authors

Aw, no.

NO, no no no no no NO.

Terry Pratchett diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 



This is  still true.


(We are poorer for the loss of you.)


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