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INSPIRED by not BASED on

Most people will know what this means.

At some point in your life there is probably a book or game series that you love that got the big screen or smaller screen treatment. You ignore that gut feeling that it won’t be what you expect and end up leaving pretty disappointed.

Some of them work. They might not be the best but they don’t suck either, some are magnificent in their own way so that the cut content and usually added new content doesn’t bother you and others…

Others suck balls.

I find myself in a funny position where I, a Discworld fan, have finally found the one thing that I cannot help but be upset with.

Being told that it is INSPIRED by the books and not BASED on them isn’t helping either!

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Perfect 10s…. 10 Fantasy Worlds I’d like to live in

A new feature on the site is going to be our Perfect 10 series where we list our top 10 of some rather random things.

To begin with we will look at the top 10 Fantasy Worlds I’d personally want to live in, taken from my favourite books and video games old and new I give you a look into my strange world… Or at least a look into the strange worlds I wish I was in.

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Diary #6 : Fantastical Books and the Impression they leave

I will start with a question.

Is there a universe out there that you’ve read about in a book that just seems so real and alive to you that it upsets you deep inside that it isn’t real and you aren’t there? Are there characters that touch your heart so tenderly that you don’t care if people think you are stupid but as far as you are concerned you know them? You are more emotionally attached to them and their plight then you are of real life people right in front of you?

If you have I’d love to know which ones so leave me a message in the comments. If not then why not?

Let me tell you about some of mine…

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Sir Terry Pratchett 28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015

I can’t even tell you how heartbreaking this news is. The death of my hero, it isn’t even one of my heroes. I started reading the Discworld novels when I was probably too young to be reading them and I’ve got every single one of them happily stored in my bedroom and read them regularly.

Terry Pratchett didn’t just write stories he created worlds with characters so real they became part of his fans lives.

I only ever met him once but he was such a kind man and always looked happy. My sympathies are with his family.

A little bit of magic has died with him.

Rest in Peace Terry, you will be thoroughly missed Sir.

The Hogfather

Anyone that knows anything about me knows that my life revolves around the Discworld. I’ve been reading Terry Pratchett novels since I was a kid and own all his works. The Discworld is like a home to me, a perfect escape from my life.

So when Christmas rolls around there is only ever one book (and TV movie) I want to read (watch).

The Hogfather…

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