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Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective by Inkthinker Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective by Inkthinker

“She heard him mutter, 'Can you take away this grief?' 'I'm sorry,' she replied. 'Everyone asks me. And I would not do so even if I knew how. It belongs to you. Only time and tears take away grief; that is what they are for.”

― I Shall Wear Midnight

I discovered the works of Terry Pratchett 25 years ago, and have never stopped loving him. Not just for the laughs and the adventure, but also because of the truth and the insight he deftly wove into his stories. The world is a lesser place without his brilliance.
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GloryInMaille Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then let's make sure he never dies. This artwork is one heck of a great start.
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MorkowDragon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you ever seen linocuts by George Malakov? They are similar in style to this your art.

P.S.
 Excuse me for my English
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vampir0 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Lovely
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ShaunMichaelJones Featured By Owner May 29, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wonderful message to go with a great picture.
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MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Charming and beautifully rendered. Good show, sir.
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
:( makes me want to make a pact with death himself that if I write a story and never finish it he'll let me live forever

Much better than my mediocre excuse for a tribute
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Deathlydollies13 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
MY FEELS.I'm Dead 
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ThisIsTwistedMinds Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks..
Simply had to share this.
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Paivatar Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Surely the ripples he caused will never completely die. I know for a fact that my kitchen drawer goddess will live long and prosper until this house falls down. This is a wonderful tribute to him.
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guitarfan01 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
We shall all miss him greatly.
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BioFlashRock Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
RIP terry pratchet
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matsujama Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
:(
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Mkoll1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
:'( :'( :'(
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nixops Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Awesome tribute, and from a Tiffany Aching book too. I was hoping there would be a new one, but it seems as if there wont.
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youkaime2 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Ahaaa! The Shepherd's crown. Google it.
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nixops Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Thanks. Thats is great news, but by the same token it is sad that there will be no more after that one. Sept 2015 is a loooong way away
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youkaime2 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Feel ya. Though that's the thing-not gonna be impatient for this one so it doesn't end.
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JTGrimm Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
A beautiful tribute to a man whose ripples will continue to be felt for years to come. RIP, Mr. Pratchett - your journey came much too soon.
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Cvokhauz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
No, not RIP - GNU Terry Pratchett. The Internet is sort of like the Clacks and we will not let sir Terry die for the second time, we will not forget.
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mariodae Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
He will be missed.
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Cutie3pnt14159 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
All of this beautiful art has come out of such a big loss. And yet... as selfish as this sounds, I'm so grateful not to be sad alone. I'm glad people out there are able to express how I feel.
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AnimeDovahkin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That is beautiful.  Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2] I'm still crying at his passing, but this brought a smile to my face.  Thank you for making such a great tribute.  RIP Terry Pratchett. 
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usefulidiot284 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Truer words have never been written, sir.  He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.:neom:
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love that quote. :nod:
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Love ! As long as people keep reading his storys he will still live. Thank You
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graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
all the right words right now, the ones that really covey what we feel were already written by Terry
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OorusevenFiibaa7777 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely tribute. Very classy.
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julian0123 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I sure have to read his works.
May he rest in peace.
Great tribute, by the way.
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Beautifully done. A fine tribute.
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jedi-fox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I discovered his books probably about 20 years ago and found a (flat) world of great wit and satire but mainly fascinating characters, my favorites being Commander Sam Vimes and Moist Von Lipwig.
One of the funniest lines I have ever read came from his book 'Making Money':
'Students, eh? Love 'em or hate 'em, you're not allowed to hit 'em with a shovel.'
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Moaheya Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... he made deep ripples that will not dissipate while his books are loved by so many.
What a writer. And what an thought provoking image in tribute to him.
Rest In Peace. Or onwards to the next great adventure.
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starry-girl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful have to stop looking at it though as it is making me cry at uni
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LodeinArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so nicely done... and it made me cry again.
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INKtears Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I started reading his book when I was 20, 7 years ago...I felt like I found a friend. And now it's the same, a friend is gone. But I'm sure his books will bring all the magic of his mind to the generations to come.
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Trocadero Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
It's all true. I've never even gotten around to reading any of his books, but I can't deny the way the way he's influenced me anyway.
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Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Very nice.
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basakward Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful tribute.
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Kiruna Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
That's a lovely tribute.
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mrknifey Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
agreed.
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kittyhoneydew5 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the author of Discworld and The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents and a whole slew of other great books died?! He was brilliant! And, wow, that's a great quote from him; I'm drawn to the last sentence "The span of someone's life is only the core of their existence". That makes me think about how one's life is not just what you experience, but the ways you touch other peoples' lives, as well. That can be haunting or inspiring, depending on how you live or treat others.
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Loulin Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I lift my imaginary fedora hat in salute to your very effectful illustration - in memory of a great author. 
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FabrykaImaginacji Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love his books and I'll never forget him. Great work.
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xD-GreyWolf-xD Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Terry died?! O_O NOO! I love his books, he is brilliant person with a brilliant mind... People like him isn't very much in this world, it is sad that he pass away.. But death is not the end.. but merely a episode, that will continue.. 
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kubuk13 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done. To me, everyone died two times, The first when they die, the second when the last person that remember them spoke their name for the last time..
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Lurks-no-More Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Beautifully done. He will be missed.
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The-Psychonaut Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
Death is not the penalty of life, merely the by-product of dying. 
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