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Terry Pratchett Tribute
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Published: March 13, 2015
This morning, I was brought to tears by the radio announcement of the death of a great writer - Sir Terry Pratchett.
Maybe it's because I had a conversation about him with my cousin yesterday.
Maybe it's because I've been reading 'Good Omens' (the book he wrote with Neil Gaiman) these last few weeks.
Maybe because I recently bought his short story book 'A Blink of the Screen'.
Maybe it's because he died in the same manner my gran did.
Or because my first experience with his work was when I watched the film adaptation of 'The Colour of Magic' as a little girl visiting my grandparents' house.
Or because he was too young.
Or because I recently read Gaiman's article from The Guardian in which he raged the imminent loss of his friend.
Or because he created a whole universe with his pen.

The point is, Pratchett was a fantastic human being, insanely witty, intelligent, opinionated, and a glorious computer nerd. He wrote amazing fantasy, and campaigned awareness for people suffering with mental illnesses. And so I thought it fitting to draw something as a tribute.
Here, I drew him, Discworld (and the elephants and giant turtle which carries it through space), and Crowley and Aziraphale from Good Omens.
I would say "Rest In Peace", but quite frankly, I hope his soul is having adventures in Discworld. Hope it's fun.

We miss you, Terry Pratchett. It's been an honour to read your works, and I hope to read the rest of them soon.

Art (c) me, Candice Richards
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Vivyi|Hobbyist General Artist
He sounds completely amazing... what a good man for being so supportive of those in need, and not to mention how gifted he must have been at writing! (I've never read any of his books either... and never heard of him before. ) I hope he finds a good place up in Heaven as well... he will be remembered, certainly. <3
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He was/is amazing :nod: He was a very strong supporter for the rights of people with mental illnesses, especially since he'd been diagnosed with Alzheimers 8 years ago. And his writing is amazing, with razor sharp wit!! 
Apparently, a lot of Americans haven't heard of him, due to the prevalence of Syar Wars-esque fantasy/sci-fi. Such a shame, even though I like things like Star Wars too. In my country, there is an equal amount of popularity for American and English media (hence we have a lot of American TV channels AND the BBC), so generally when I go to bookstores, there is at least one whole shelf filled with his works (and it's never an entire collection. Discworld is 40 books long, and in total, Pratchett probably wrote about 70 titles. Myself and my best friend both cried over his death, and the only people who were left confused were our parents :XD:

He'll certainly be remembered. Especially as he's basically an English national treasure (he has a knighthood. In fact, because of the knighthood, he dug up some iron ore and meteorites and had a sword made for himself :giggle:)
Thank you for commenting, Vivi! :heart: And I highly recommend his works! I think you might like it! :D
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He seems like quite the guy! There needs to be more strong mental illness support, especially here in America. Our news reporters usually don't think about what they say, and they usually say horrible things about those with illnesses, forgetting they are all people too! (Imagine being someone like that: how you would feel every time you watch the news! No sensitivity... quite a shame. :no: I'm a little off topic. ) Shame he isn't more popular here in America, he sounds awesome. :D I'm sure his writing works are great, too! I probably would have done the same (cry over his death) if I knew him better... because I tend to cry over everything. :XD: (usually just tears in my eyes... but still!)

I did a little article searching myself, and noticed that he had a knighthood. Very cool! And it's no problem. <3 I'll add his name to my ever-growing list of books to read. :XD: (Both of my friends IRL are letting me borrow their books, my mentor gave me a list of books to read, I copied a list from a book I've read... I keep getting recommendations from all my online friends, and I still have to read an online friend's self published book. I will be a busy reader for quite a while! :XD: )
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II-edison-II|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have never read any of his book but that man seems so amazing.
RIP Terry Pratchett, continue writing in heaven for all the other people :heart:
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ravenviolet777|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't read much of his stuff yet, but I've read little bits of his books at bookstores, and I've done a bit of research on him. I love his writing style. I personally own copies of only four of his books - Eric, A Blink of The Screen, Good Omens (which I'm still busy reading), and, since today, The Colour of Magic
You might really like his books!! But there are a lot of them. The Discworld series alone has 40 books.

I also hope he's writing in Heaven/Paradise/his Afterlife. And having adventures. With lots of kitties (he had cats, and they were with him when he passed away). :heart:
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II-edison-II|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jeez that's a lot of books :noes: And even I know that I wouldn't be able to write that much in Come One, Come All
Aww kitties :meow: 
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