Be still my beating heart

My good pal Robert “General Moral Decay (Alcohol)” E shared this with me yesterday evening.

Oh my.

As I recall, this is a story not from one of the main Discworld books, but a Discworld short story that Pratchett wrote for one of the Legends anthologies. But damn, it looks perfect. I’ve gotten used to a certain amount of low-budget make-doery from the Discworld adaptations, so seeing this was pretty exciting. Cohen straight out of the pages of The Last Hero.

Can’t wait.

In other news, I played Zelda until quarter to twelve last night. That’s not particularly late for a gamer, I know. Or rather it’s not late for a selfish gamer who doesn’t have overtime hours to attempt to recover at work.

You can probably stop expecting Greyblade on any reasonable timetable. I still didn’t start the count on that one and this is pretty much why.

Posted from my Huawei mobile phone while on the bus.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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12 Responses to Be still my beating heart

  1. Tee hee!

    And bro, that’s a respectable gaming hour for a man with responsibilities. When one invokes “gamers” one must keep in mind so many things. The stereotypes, the fact that it’s a high-paying job these days, so on and so forth.

    As for the book, I think you need to double your editors’ pay again.

    • stchucky says:

      Hmm … okay, but how common does “high-paid gamer” have to be in relation to all the jagoffs (like me) in the world who play video games, before I need to seriously consider it as a representative, let alone definitive, feature of gaming? I mean there are world championships of face-slapping, and I admire a well-delivered slap on an audience level, but I wouldn’t consider it a career.

      Maybe I still have old-fashioned ideas about gaming.

      Still, I appreciate the granting of moderate cred. It’s more than I could have expected. And I’ll happily triple my editors’ pay.

      • stchucky says:

        I ask, in the off chance that you weren’t joking.

      • I mostly added it, and the “so on and so forth”, so that I wasn’t just saying “most gamers who would scoff at your gaming hours there are fat losers with no life, especially no sex life, and don’t even live outside their parents’ houses in most cases.”

        Or something like that. I’m no writer.

      • stchucky says:

        Oh, you do alright. I’m happier having you in my artform than the piece of human garbage who wrote the Fifty Shades series.

        Wait, can I bring us back on topic? The next Pratchett adaptation needs to be a City Watch movie, with a Shades pun.

      • Dude, low bar, low bar. No pun for you!

    • Hatboy says:

      I’m … pretty sure I watched this? Don’t remember, maybe I’m just remembering because I read it to Wump recently too.

      • Beer Rot says:

        Well if you did then you should be ashamed for not mentioning that it had finally been published. Although it is missing the young Cohen/battle flashbacks

      • Hatboy says:

        Watched it last night, I don’t think I had seen it before. Janica wasn’t so sure.

      • Hatboy says:

        It was alright. Certainly the best Pratchett adaptation to be released in recent memory. Although I didn’t hate Going Postal.

      • Hatboy says:

        O’course if you count Good Omens as a Pratchett adaptation, forget about it. That was a masterpiece, and this one was just the right side of meh.

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