Posts tagged Discworld
Posts tagged Discworld
crochet great a’tuin is the best great a’tuin
I WANT THIS SO MUCH
Small Gods by Terry Pratchett is one of my favourite books so here is a picture of the Great God Om and his humble human servant Brutha, this is basically a re do of a much older artwork I did which is pretty shitty now
this is still one of my favourite pictures and i don’t think I will ever do better
when i find myself in times of trouble
terry pratchett comes to me
whispering sam vimes once arrested a motherfucking dragon
you are capable of literally anything
Sam Vimes once arrested two opposing armies to end a war.
A while ago, for fun, I started doing some reading on some of the stranger naming choices made by the Puritans between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. (Yes, for fun. I am a dork.) Here are a few of my favourites:
A Sussex jury roll from the 1600s includes the names Accepted Trevor, Redeemed Compton, Kill-Sin Pimple, Fly-Fornication Richardson, Search-The-Scriptures Moreton, The-Peace-Of-God Knight, Stand-Fast-On-High Stringer, The-Gift-of-God Stringer, and Fight-The-Good-Fight-Of-Faith White, Obediencia Cruttenden, Called Lower, Hope-For Bending, More-Fruit Flower and Meek Brewer. Some other wonderful Sussex names around this time include Safely-on-High Snat, Mortifie Hicks and the marvellously-named Humiliation Scratcher. And let’s not forget Be-Stedfast Elyarde, Faint-not Dighurst, Hew-Agag-in-pieces Robinson, Swear-not-at-all Ireton and Obadiah-bind-their-kings-in-chains-and-their-nobles-in-irons Needham.
Here’s another good naming method: There was a tradition among some Puritan villagers of opening the Bible and selecting the first name their eyes landed upon, which led to some interesting christenings. One poor child was landed with the name Ramoth-Gilead as a result of this method, reportedly leading a rather bemused parson to ask, “Boy or girl, eh?” There’s some evidence that certain parents, whose reading was perhaps not the best, would simply open the Bible and choose a word at random - hence the existence in Connecticut of Maybe Barnes and a girl by the rather unfortunate name of Notwithstanding Griswold. One child in England was christened Sirs, the parents insisting that it was a Scripture name and citing as proof the passage “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Another Puritan named his dog Moreover after the Gospel passage “Moreover the dog came and licked his sores.”
The Omnian Constable Visit-The-Unbeliever-With-Explanatory-Pamphlets of Ankh-Morpork owes his name to a real naming tradition, yes. :D :D
As well as Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer.
And probably the family with daughters named after virtues and sons after vices—Bestiality Carter being the one that’s always stuck with me.
let me upload a better pic later
Cohen the Barbarian
Well, it’s finally finished.
It was a genuinely satisfying project.
I present you Ankh Morpork in the guise of Google Maps.
brb, ugly happy screaming.
WOWWIE THIS IS GREAT
Now, for the next step, travel round the world and ‘build’ A-M with pictures from everywhere and actually put it in googlemaps
At first I thought “That is a bit squashed Budapest” and then I saw the great truth.