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On the concept of cat chess...

The cats have been playing chess again.

Anyone unfamiliar with the concept should refer to The Unadulterated Cat by the wonderful Sir Terry Pratchett. 17 more words


Why does Jefferson Bethke Hate Religion, But Love Jesus?

This week has been a kind of a semi-forced week off from writing for me. Fatigue and other things taking priority over reading and writing. Such as devotional time, sleep, and the discovery of the… 530 more words


048. Year Zero

Title: Year Zero;
Fandom: Discworld;
Words: 500;
Rating: G;
A/N: Somehow, the least popular side characters in a book always become my favourites and in order to read anything about them, I need to provide the material myself; hence the idea of writing a series of (short) fics on Rufus Drumknott, aka. 540 more words


Textualities ’14

Friday March 28th saw the School of English’s MA student conference; Textualities ’14. The conference was organised by the MA students themselves, with the help of some kind lecturers, particularly Maureen O’Connor, Orla Murphy and Jools Gilson. 366 more words

So Why Elves?

Elves were always my favorite part of Lord of the Rings, and most fantasy things come to that. I love the mystery and the majesty of and ancient people still living among us. 266 more words

52 in 52 Book #14 Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

I can’t help but feel somewhat disappointed by this book. The premise looked good: assassins, a civilisation based on Ancient Egypt called Djelibeybi (hehe), a camel who’s the world’s greatest mathematician… I enjoyed the last Terry Pratchett novel I read. 268 more words

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Terry Pratchett on Shechita

Here is Terry Pratchett in defence of shechita (alright, probably not his intention, but could be in an alternative universe).

Death (or, more properly, DEATH),has been told to retire and, somewhat at a loss what to do next, ends up working on a farm, under the name of Bill Door: 109 more words