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inktober day04: Weatherwax and Ogg
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Published: October 4, 2018
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“Granny’s implicit belief that everything should get out of her way extended to other witches, very tall trees and, on occasion, mountains.”
― Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

Discworlds dynamic witching duo. Strong, complex and fascinating characters... just don't get on Granny's bad side!

Probably needs a mature label, coz once Nanny Ogg starts up on the Hedgehog song you'll want the kids out of the room!
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“I did start out in witchcraft to get boys, to tell you the truth.'
'Think I don't know that?'
'What did you start out to get, Esme?'
Granny stopped, and looked up at the frosty sky and then down at the ground.
'Dunno,' she said at last.'Even, I suppose."
― Terry Pratchett,  A Blink of the Screen:  Collected Shorter Fiction

“Granny’s implicit belief that everything should get out of her way extended to other witches, very tall trees and, on occasion, mountains.” 
― Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters
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Thanks for those :) I only found that short story recently too!
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No problem.  How about these:

“Nanny Ogg gave this the same consideration as would a nuclear physicist who'd just been told that someone was banging two bits of sub-critical uranium together to keep warm.” 
― Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

Greebo was one of her blind spots.  While intellectually she would concede that he was indeed a fat, cunning, evil-smelling multiple rapist, she nevertheless instinctively pictured him as the small fluffy kitten he had been decades before. The fact that he had once chased a female wolf up a tree and seriously surprised a she-bear who had been innocently digging for roots didn’t stop her worrying that something bad might happen to him.
--Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

It wasn’t that Nanny Ogg sang badly. It was just that she could hit notes which, when amplified by a tin bath half full of water, ceased to be sound and became some sort of invasive presence.
There had been plenty of singers whose high notes could smash a glass, but Nanny’s high C could clean it
--Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies 
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For a very long time I had their height all mixed up in my head; I imagined Magrat being the tallest one, and Granny being very short... so It's always a funny feeling for me to see all the 'tall granny' illustrations. ;) Nevertheless, I still like it! :D
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Glad you still approve, despite the tallness :D
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Brilliant! :clap:
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Thank Kristin!
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Oooooooo, you're a Discworld fan!  I knew there was a reason I liked you!
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Haha! Yup, big fan!
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In the Ramtops witches were accorded a status similar to that which other cultures gave to nuns, or tax collectors, or cesspit cleaners. That is to say, they were respected, sometimes admired, generally applauded for doing a job which logically had to be done, but people never felt quite comfortable in the same room with them.

–Equal Rites


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You've done a better job than I did in finding the perfect quotes for each illustration! 
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Just doing m'best as a fan of Discworld and your amazing art  :)
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I'm often disappointed in how these two are depicted in illustrations, but here this is not the case: they're almost exactly as I pictured them in my head from the books. Congrats!
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Everyone imagines characters a bit differently in their head I guess... but happy to hear we're on the same page here! :)
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Nanny Ogg too evil, Granny is basically your Vetinari, shaved with a hat.
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I do like drawing long faces, long noses and raised eyebrows, don't I :D
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My mom looked over my shoulder and lost it over how perfect your Nanny Ogg is. Best representation we've seen!
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Thanks Lilly... glad both you and your mum liked it so!
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“Your candle will flicker.”
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Great line. Sad, but great!
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Pratchet personifies death in a way few others have managed
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We all had one of those types of nannies once in our life!
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