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2: The Colour of Magic Pt.2 (Tentacles, Suddenly)


This week, Part 2 of our recap of “The Colour of Magic”. 

Ducks! Tabletop Gaming! Wolves! Editing! Scientology! Scooby Doo! Helicopters! Dragons! Existential Crisis! 

Things we blathered on about:

BBC Sound Effects pp

Typewriter in the Sky (Wiki)

Pratchett’s Women, by Tansy Rayner Roberts (GoodReads)

Conan the Barbarian (Wiki)

The best work of Chris Riddell, new children’s laureate – in pictures (Guardian, 2015)

Aircraft hijacking 1958-1979 (Wiki)

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Wiki)

Robin Hobb – The Fitz and the Fool (Goodreads)

I’m a feminist, but… (The Guilty Feminist Podcast)

Would You? (YouTube)

Sound effects: 

Comedy duck (free for personal and educational use): http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/assets/07042207.wav 

Dun dun dunnn

Spoiler ‘bleep’

Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com

1: The Colour of Magic Pt. 1 (Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry, Zlorf Flannelfoot)


This week, Part 1 of our recap of “The Colour of Magic”. 

Cellos! Random Capitalisation! Wizards! Tourists! Albatross! Tyrants! Tangents! 

Things we blathered on about:

The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

by Mark Forsyth

The Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)

The Magic of the Roundabout 

The Ottoman Empire’s No. 2 Man

TV Tropes – Evil Chancellor

An Online Resource Guide to Freytag’s Pyramid

Dan Harman’s Circle Theory


Fanlore – SuperWhoLock

Amanda Palmer – There Will Be No Intermission

Appointment in Samarra (Wiki)

Chris Collins, indiemusicbox.com



We’ll be splitting each book into three weekly episodes, with a week off in between books to refresh our brains. 

This trailer should give you an idea of what you’re in for. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and occasionally we’ll try for a bit of nuanced analysis. 

Join us on November 4th for Episode 1! 

Thanks to Chris Collins at
indiemusicbox.com for the very reasonably priced music. Onna stick. 

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