Reporting directly from Neil Gaiman’s blog: Good Omens, the fagnificent spawn of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, is being adapted for television by Terry Jones (Monty Python) and Gavin Scott (Small Soldiers). The producer will be Rod Brown, who already lead the BBC versions of Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather and The Colour of Magic. He did a great job capturing the fantastic and gritty ambientation of Discworld’s characters, and I am sure that this coming in 2013 BBC miniseries will be up to the fan base expectations.
DONE TOURING COLLEGES, MORE STUFF AFTER HOMEWORK, JUST CHECKING IN!!!!!
OK SKITTERS OUT OF TOWN TO GO INVESTIGATE SCAD FOR THE WEEKEND
this doubles as a colleges post because omfg i’ve gotten into three out of four so far and am still waiting to hear from sva
but otis, mica, and scad are yes? I WASN’T EXPECTING TO GET INTO MICA THIS IS AMAZING HELP
He saw Snouty go down in the melee, and sprang over him to catch his attacker in a windmill of blades. And then he spun around to confront Knock, who dropped his sword and fled. And Vimes ran on, not fighting but hacking, ducking strokes without seeing them, blocking attacks without turning his head, letting the ancient senses do their work. Someone was slicing towards young Sam; Vimes brought a sword down on the arm in true self-defence. He moved on, in the centre of a widening circle. He wasn’t an enemy, he was a nemesis.
And as suddenly as it had come the beast withdrew, leaving an angry man with two swords.
Colon was on his knees, throwing up. Dickins was down, and Vimes knew he was dead."
Night Watch - Terry Pratchett
Annnnd the last one for the evening. I’ll finish it up tomorrow as I don’t want to be clogging up your dashes too much. There’s about three in more I’ve got in mind (I wonder if any of you can guess what those are!).
This scene makes it Nancyball, Wiglet, Dickins, Snouty and Reg down for the count. And I do love this scene despite all the deaths. We get to see Vimes release his inner beast, and that culminates in what’s probably one of the bloodiest scenes we get to see in Discworld, the torture chamber notwithstanding. It would be amazing to see this done in animation.