Douglas: Now this graveyard and this church, which is in England, was interesting, because we... I think it was the second location I ever saw in preproduction and we went through a whole process on not being able to film on there because we couldn't get the lights in and it was the wrong schedule and everything else so we looked at on other churches... but eventually we went to film there and I remember that on the night we were filming our amazing DoP [Director of Photography] Gavin Finney said to me, 'Come round the back of this church, there's something I've got to show you.', which I would normally not want to go and do with DoP and he took me round the back and showed me a gravestone, which was Terry Pratchett's aunty, I think it was, who was buried in the grounds of this graveyard. Did you know that?
Neil: I knew once you told me but I didn't know that and I love the weird and beautiful coincidences.
Reading Discworld is wild because one minute you're laughing at lines like "The Fool jingled miserably across the floor", and the next, Sir Terry Pratchett takes out your kneecaps with biting social commentary.
Never Contradict. It was no part of an Igor's job to say things like "No, thur, that'th an artery." The marthter was always right.
Never Complain. An Igor would never say "But that'th a thouthand miles away!"
Never Make Personal Remarks. No Igor would dream of saying anything like "I thould have thomething done about that laugh, if I wath you."
And Never, Ever Ask Questions. Admittedly, Igor knew, that meant never ask BIG questions. "Would thur like a cup of tea around now?" was fine, but "What do you need a hundred virginth for?" or "Where do you expect me to find a brain at thith time of night?" was not. An Igor stood for loyal, dependable, discreet service with a smile, or at least a sort of lopsided grin, or possibly just a curved scar in the right place.
And then it arose and struck Vimes that, in her own special category, she was quite beautiful; this was the category of all the women, in his entire life, who had ever thought he was worth smiling at. She couldn’t do worse, but then, he couldn’t do better. So maybe it balanced out. She wasn’t getting any younger but then, who was? And she had style and money and common sense and self-assurance and all the things that he didn’t, and she had opened her heart, and if you let her she could engulf you; the woman was a city.
And eventually, under siege, you did what Ankh-Morpork had always done--unbar the gates, let the conquerors in, and make them your own.
The Good Omens Audiobook with Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowley is now available in a lot of countries! :) It’s absolutely glorious! ❤
Narrator: Rebecca Front
Aziraphale: Michael Sheen 😇
Crowley: David Tennant 😈
Anathema Device: Katherine Kingsley
Newton Pulsifer: Arthur Darvill
Shadwell: Peter Forbes
Madame Tracy and Agnes Nutter: Gabrielle Glaister
Adam: Louis Davison
Pepper: Pixie Davies
Wensleydale: Chris Nelson
Brian: Ferdinand Frisby Williams
Ensemble: Adjoa Andoh, Allan Corduner, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Josh Hopkins, Lorelei King, Matt Reeves and Lemn Sissay
The audiobook has been available in the US and Canada since November 2021.
14.01.2022 it came out more worldwide. It can be bought through Google Play Books, or Amazon UK (or local Audibles if they have it - it seems that on some local Audibles it is and on some it’s not but then it’s on available through the UK link or Google Play) in these countries and hopefully more: UK, Australia, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, The Czech Republic, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Spain, Brazil, New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, Poland
If you don’t see your country in the list, have a look at Google Play, local Audible, Amazon UK link or your local shop - and please let me know if available so I can add the country to the list :).
Unused Concept Sketches
The other concepts that could have been the cover art by Henry Sene Yee :) ❤.
gnu terry pratchett, you would have loved how the ceremonial arson of a giant straw goat during a dark, cold nordic country’s darkest, coldest month united thousands of strangers in visceral, unadulterated joy during a pandemic. truly the embodiment of the falling angel (age-old joke about sacrificial lambs to merciless external forces that became a little too real) meeting the rising ape (monky brain love fire).
"You are in favor of the common people?" said Dragon mildly.
"The common people?" said Vimes. "They're nothing special. They're no different from the rich and powerful except they've got no money or power. But the law should be there to balance things up a bit. So I suppose I've got to be on their side."
"A man married to the richest woman in the city?"
Vimes shrugged. "The Watchman's helmet isn't like a crown. Even when you take it off you're still wearing it."
Tweet by John Rogers: “I'm an infamously even-tempered man, but if you take Terry Pratchett's name in vain for some small-minded bigoted fuckwittery I will push you down a set of fucking stairs and laugh at the bounce.”
All these complex reading order flow charts for where to start Discworld .Don’t people know the best way to star Discworld is to randomly purchase a deeply discounted copy of a random book in the middle of the series somewhere, love it and only then discover you’ve gotten yourself into a 41 book series?