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Death Is Not Cruel, Merely Terribly Effective

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Published: March 13, 2015
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“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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OPStrawhatStudent Digital Artist
"A man is never dead when he is poisoned or stabbed in the heart. He is only dead when he's forgotten" - Kamina   
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GloryInMailleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Then let's make sure he never dies. This artwork is one heck of a great start.
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MorkowDragonHobbyist 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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vampir0Professional Interface Designer
Lovely
ShaunMichaelJones's avatar
ShaunMichaelJones Traditional Artist
Wonderful message to go with a great picture.
MatthewSmith's avatar
Charming and beautifully rendered. Good show, sir.
vitaminanime's avatar
:( 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
Deathlydollies13's avatar
Deathlydollies13Hobbyist General Artist
MY FEELS.I'm Dead 
ThisIsTwistedMinds's avatar
ThisIsTwistedMindsProfessional General Artist
Thanks..
Simply had to share this.
Paivatar's avatar
PaivatarProfessional 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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guitarfan01Hobbyist Artist
We shall all miss him greatly.
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BioFlashRockHobbyist General Artist
RIP terry pratchet
nixops's avatar
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.
youkaime2's avatar
Ahaaa! The Shepherd's crown. Google it.
nixops's avatar
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
youkaime2's avatar
Feel ya. Though that's the thing-not gonna be impatient for this one so it doesn't end.
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JTGrimmHobbyist 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.
Cvokhauz's avatar
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 Traditional Artist
He will be missed.
Cutie3pnt14159's avatar
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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AnimeDovahkinHobbyist 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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Truer words have never been written, sir.  He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.:neom:
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