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Thank you, Terry Pratchett by Wirrer Thank you, Terry Pratchett by Wirrer
Terry Pratchett died yesterday.
I always had a feeling that the news about his passing away will hit me hard, and I was right. I met him once, he was in Poland once and I got to go to one of the meetings. One of my most treasured memories.
I wish a had an opportunity to thank him for everything he had done for me.
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AzureAngel2ihrs Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Oh, I just found that one right now... So wonderful! You got his fatherly features very well!
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Mnbear2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Truer words have never been spoken...
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Wirrer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite quote by him.
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KitsuneDzelda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I envy you that memory.

I wish I had had the guts to email him to tell him much the same, but I never did....

I pay the price ofr my procrastination.  Dont ever let the same happen to you other commenters.
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Wirrer Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I met him once, but I am in the same situation as you are - I meant to write to him to thank him for everything he's done for me, for the way he influenced my life and helped shape who I am today; but I never did. I always thought there would be plenty of time.

I know how you feel and I'm with you.
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FordPrefect4242 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
T.T
I never even got to meet him, and his death hit me surprisingly hard...
I mean... I work with the elderly who have dimensia and are probably gonna die... and I never really cry when they do...probably because I think about Death meeting them...
and while I was reading an article about Terry Pratchett... I still didn't cry... I was just sad...
but then...
when I read what was posted on Twitter...
that's when I had to finally shed a few tears T.T
I think there's something really heavy about the two words "The End"....
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Wirrer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I got a text from my friend when I was on my way home.  I had to get home as fast as possible because I was at the verge of tears and didn't want strangers to see me like this.
I realize that it might be weird, mourning someone you never actually knew, never had a real conversation with... but I feel like I've lost someone so close to me, almost like a family member.
He was important to me.
He is important.

Terry made Death less scary for me, and I feel quite calm about what happened to him afterwards, I know that he's in good hands. It's just what is lost, everything that could still be, that get to me so hard... That it's a definite end - No more.
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DarkGod3206 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
You are lucky to have been able so see him. I never got the chance to meet him, have a signature in one of the books. I was acutally shocked about the news of his death. For the last weeks I found time to continue to read his books, besides the stuff I have to read. While reading "Hogfather" and "Thief of time" I felt there was more philosophy , about beeing a human, living your live and time in general. I read his books for more than a decade. I finished "Thief of time" while he was probably dying at home. When I came home I couldnt help it but cry. ... For making me laugh, the wisdom (or the lack of it^^) in your fictional characters, for all the fun you gave to us, have our thanks. Goodbye and farewell. I already miss him....
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Wirrer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I did, it was an icredible experience.
I think his books are incredibly insightful, he just hid all the very gripping truths about the world and human nature under the humor. I learned that people do not realize how deep his books are, seeing them as simple fantasy stories with satire.
I also have read his books for over a decade now, ever since I was introduced to the Discworld by my English tutor. I have read most multiple times. I don't know how, but he just gradually settled in my life to a point he became a part of it, part that I treasured and never wanted to give up.
I recently picked up "Night watch" and after reading the first sentence I felt like I had returned home. Isn't it weird that a book, even a single sentence makes you feel so at home?

I watched the Hogfather yesterday and completely lost it at the end, when Death and Susan discuss belief: my favorite quote: "YOU NEED TO BELIEVE IN THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE. HOW ELSE CAN THEY BECOME?"
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