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 Saklad
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7/29/2017
OK, everyone reading this thread needs to drop everything and read “Moving Pictures” by Terry Pratchett. It deals with pretty much this exact scenario, down to nonexistent entities trying to become real. No, really, you’ve been describing that book exactly this whole time.


  • I’m not suggesting you skip parts of the Discworld series, mind you. That’s the tenth book in the series, and you all should read them in order until that one. This is a fantasy series that had an esoteric joke about nuclear reactor design in the first book, despite having no such thing in the fictional universe. It is a series where the most relatable character is Death. It even has rats!

    …But seriously, this conversation is so close to that book that it is almost painful to not spoil it.

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    GoingFTL
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    7/29/2017
    Anne Auclair wrote:
    It seems worth mentioning that &quotmoving pictures&quot make an appearance in one of the new chess options, wherein one tries to recall a particular Surface memory acquired in the Nadir. It appears the train has arrived well ahead of its schedule.
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    edited by Anne Auclair on 7/28/2017


    There were videos before 1896. It's possible your character has seen one of them, but it only picked up commercially with the train. Also: 180 days to go!
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    Optimatum
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    7/30/2017
    Saklad wrote:
    I’m not suggesting you skip parts of the Discworld series, mind you. That’s the tenth book in the series, and you all should read them in order until that one.

    I'm offended by the suggestion that the Discworld series actually has a concrete order. At best there's the various sub-series with individual chronology but Moving Pictures is one of the standalone books.

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    Tystefy
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    8/10/2017
    I, uh...

    *just stares blankly*

    ... Uh... if you... play a chess match with, erm... with Irrigo, you... uhhhhhhh...

    *starts drooling*

    ... I don't remember.

    [If someone already mentioned this, sorry.]

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    BlabberingMat
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    8/10/2017
    Optimatum wrote:
    Saklad wrote:
    I’m not suggesting you skip parts of the Discworld series, mind you. That’s the tenth book in the series, and you all should read them in order until that one.

    I'm offended by the suggestion that the Discworld series actually has a concrete order. At best there's the various sub-series with individual chronology but Moving Pictures is one of the standalone books.

    Amen to this, really. There is no reason whatsoever to read Discworld in order. Just grab the first book that catches your eye. You won't regret.

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    xKiv
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    8/11/2017
    BlabberingMat wrote:

    Amen to this, really. There is no reason whatsoever to read Discworld in order. Just grab the first book that catches your eye. You won't regret.


    I had the best reason to read them in order.
    I read them as they got published.

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    The Lord Breakfast
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    8/12/2017
    ProfessorDetective wrote:
    And another thought: You wouldn't need to use special effects for all but the goriest (decapitations, severe dismemberments, eviscerations) of death scenes.



  • If it becomes standard practice for the Neath film industry to actually have actors die in death scenes, it could become a problem when those more gory deaths actually do come up. Or it could be very profitable for the families of suicidal tomb colonists. Or it might become practice to film more unusual deaths to be cut into more graphic films. Thoughts, anyone?

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    Rysiek
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    8/13/2017
    Optimatum wrote:
    Saklad wrote:
    I’m not suggesting you skip parts of the Discworld series, mind you. That’s the tenth book in the series, and you all should read them in order until that one.

    I'm offended by the suggestion that the Discworld series actually has a concrete order. At best there's the various sub-series with individual chronology but Moving Pictures is one of the standalone books.



  • I second that. Even with the Sub series, it is loose, and there are some call backs in between, but the order doesn't really matter. And you all forgot. Apart from our death, we see a second death on the Discworld in Hogfather

    The death of rats.

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    I apologize for any and all anachronisms. I am too lazy to check some facts if I am sure they are from the 1890s or sometimes think they are.

    Oh, and by the way, I am not polish, I am GERMAN to clarify for heavens sake... tylko po polsku mowie. Um Himmelswillen...
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    PSGarak
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    8/14/2017
    The Lord Breakfast wrote:
    ProfessorDetective wrote:
    And another thought: You wouldn't need to use special effects for all but the goriest (decapitations, severe dismemberments, eviscerations) of death scenes.



  • If it becomes standard practice for the Neath film industry to actually have actors die in death scenes, it could become a problem when those more gory deaths actually do come up. Or it could be very profitable for the families of suicidal tomb colonists. Or it might become practice to film more unusual deaths to be cut into more graphic films. Thoughts, anyone?

  • I'm guessing many of y'all missed it, but this idea is the topic of the Bohemians Favor -> Renown conversion at 8-14. At least it's considered experimental art, not yet standard practice.

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    ProfessorDetective
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    25 days ago
    I don't know if the writer of this one read our thread or if this is just coincidence, but... (http://community.failbettergames.com/topic25216-octobers-exceptional-story-the-stone-guest.aspx) Light, Camera, Action in the Neath!
    edited by ProfessorDetective on 9/28/2017
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    John Moose
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    25 days ago
    Fair warning, Saklad: I'm coming to kidnap you to be my personal FBG-oracle.

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    Reused NPC
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    25 days ago
    Is it heeeeeere? It is heeeeeere, isn't it?

    Edit: How close is this to the actual date of Train Pulling Into a Station?
    edited by ReusedNPC on 9/28/2017

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    Anchovies
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    25 days ago
    Reused NPC wrote:
    Is it heeeeeere? It is heeeeeere, isn't it?

    Edit: How close is this to the actual date of Train Pulling Into a Station?
    edited by ReusedNPC on 9/28/2017
    Train premiered on December 28, 1895. Exactly two months from today.

    I've not played the story yet. Are any Masters involved? Is there a megachiropteran cinematographer?

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    Iona Dre'emt
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    25 days ago
    I don't know enough lore to ask questions in this thread but like,,,what if devils invented a film camera that captured your soul as it filmed you? As far as I know, only spirifting forks can do that but what if?

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    ProfessorDetective
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    24 days ago
    Anchovies wrote:
    Reused NPC wrote:
    Is it heeeeeere? It is heeeeeere, isn't it?

    Edit: How close is this to the actual date of Train Pulling Into a Station?
    edited by ReusedNPC on 9/28/2017
    Train premiered on December 28, 1895. Exactly two months from today.

    I've not played the story yet. Are any Masters involved? Is there a megachiropteran cinematographer?


    Going by the synopsis and the prologue storylet, some auteur filmmaker has come to the Neath to produce an adaptation of the adventures of Don Juan. With most of the Bohemians and some of the Devils involved.
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    Pumpkinhead
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    24 days ago
    Iona Dre'emt wrote:
    a film camera that captured your soul as it filmed you?

    I had a cousin IRL who thought this is how cameras worked. He refused to have his picture taken because of it.

    He was like 3. Give him a break.
    edited by Pumpkinhead on 9/29/2017

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