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4th Jan '18 8:38:36 AM Exxolon
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* He made a documentary discussing the concept of assisted suicide, showing a half dozen people suffering from horrible diseases that have absolutely destroyed their bodies, yet they are just as alive and bright in mind as Pratchett himself...and the point of it all was explaining and showing how he planned to end his own life (which he does not seem to have). Here's a link: http://vimeo.com/25239708.

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* He made a documentary discussing the concept of assisted suicide, showing a half dozen people suffering from horrible diseases that have absolutely destroyed their bodies, yet they are just as alive and bright in mind as Pratchett himself...and the point of it all was explaining and showing how he planned to end his own life (which he does not seem to have). Here's a link: http://vimeo.com/25239708.Watch it [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnu340 here]].
4th Jan '18 8:37:40 AM Exxolon
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** He wrote a Dimbleby Lecture, about a year after that documentary was made. It was about euthanasia, and the single hardest thing to watch in it is him explaining that he needed his friend Tony Robinson to read out his entire speech for him, because his brain just is not capable of letting him properly read any more. The look on everybody's faces, and the obvious way Pratchett is struggling to read about a page of notes- the introduction- is heartbreaking. Making it worse is that he sits on stage afterwards, extremely dignified, as Robinson reads the speech, and the camera keeps cutting occasionally to Pratchett quietly sitting in his chair, his hat covering his face.

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** He wrote a Dimbleby Lecture, ''Shaking Hands with Death'', about a year after that documentary was made. It was about euthanasia, and the single hardest thing to watch in it is him explaining that he needed his friend Tony Robinson to read out his entire speech for him, because his brain just is not capable of letting him properly read any more. The look on everybody's faces, and the obvious way Pratchett is struggling to read about a page of notes- the introduction- is heartbreaking. Making it worse is that he sits on stage afterwards, extremely dignified, as Robinson reads the speech, and the camera keeps cutting occasionally to Pratchett quietly sitting in his chair, his hat covering his face. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90b1MBwnEHM here]].
15th Oct '17 8:04:56 AM hannahstohelit
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*** Not only that, but according to [[https://www.shodan.io/search?query=GNU+Terry+Pratchett this page]], more than 13,000 (!!!) different pages are broadcasting GNU Terry Pratchett across the web, as it would be on the clacks.
8th Aug '17 5:18:09 PM Ebrbfureh
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* The introduction in which Terry writes about getting letters from people who are due to meet Death, and hope that he is as Pratchett has written him. Not just any people. CHILDREN. Terminally ill children who thank Mr. Pratchet for making Death less scary for them. Let's just say Terry wasn't the only one left [[HeroicBSOD staring at the walls]] when they read that.

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* The introduction in which Terry writes about getting letters from people who are due to meet Death, and hope that he is as Pratchett has written him. Not just any people. CHILDREN. Terminally ill children who thank Mr. Pratchet Pratchett for making Death less scary for them. Let's just say Terry wasn't the only one left [[HeroicBSOD staring at the walls]] when they read that.
26th Sep '16 4:52:06 AM GothicProphet
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** Instead of signing 'RIP Terry Pratchett', fans started tagging 'GNU Terry Pratchett'. This is from Going Postal, where it is a mechanism of the clacks towers that any message marked "GNU" will continue to be passed up and down the lines. And a man never dies as long as his name is still spoken...

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** Instead of signing 'RIP Terry Pratchett', fans started tagging 'GNU Terry Pratchett'. This is from Going Postal, where it is a mechanism of the clacks towers that any message marked "GNU" will continue to be passed up and down the lines. And a man never dies as long as his name is still spoken...spoken...
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11th Oct '15 11:06:40 AM Mullon
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* This tribute picture: http://morloth88.deviantart.com/art/The-End-519838429

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* This tribute picture: http://morloth88.Naturally, after Pratchett's death [[http://morloth88.deviantart.com/art/The-End-519838429com/art/The-End-519838429 there]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/In-the-memory-of-sir-Terry-Pratchett-519727972 was]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Farewell-Sir-Terry-Pratchett-519883824 an]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Maker-s-Last-Journey-Pratchett-tribute-521221865 outpouring]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/AT-LAST-SIR-TERRY-WE-MUST-WALK-TOGETHER-519739557 of]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/goodbye-Sir-Terry-519918457 fanart]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Shaking-hands-with-Death-519841642 mourning]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Sir-Terry-Pratchett-519731360 his]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/So-long-519743742 passing]].
11th Oct '15 10:59:23 AM Mullon
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19th Jul '15 8:41:04 PM Eagal
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* Shortly after Pratchett's death, [[http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31859675 his literary agent, Rob Wilkins]], posted several tweets to the effect of Pratchett meeting the Discworld Death.

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* Shortly after Pratchett's death, death [[http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31859675 his literary agent, Rob Wilkins]], posted several tweets to the effect of Pratchett meeting the Discworld Death.
11th Jul '15 2:04:41 PM archangelunmei
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* This tribute picture: http://morloth88.deviantart.com/art/The-End-519838429

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* This tribute picture: http://morloth88.deviantart.com/art/The-End-519838429com/art/The-End-519838429
* In the wake of his death, two trends became very meaningful and pervasive among Pratchett's fans.
** The first was "Death brought the sword", since it's explained in one of the books that for the common folk, Death has a scythe, but kings get the sword.
** Instead of signing 'RIP Terry Pratchett', fans started tagging 'GNU Terry Pratchett'. This is from Going Postal, where it is a mechanism of the clacks towers that any message marked "GNU" will continue to be passed up and down the lines. And a man never dies as long as his name is still spoken...
21st May '15 10:53:17 PM Eagal
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* Shortly after Pratchett's death, [[http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31859675 his literary agents, Rob Wilkins]], posted several tweets to the effect of Pratchett meeting the Discworld Death.

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* Shortly after Pratchett's death, [[http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-31859675 his literary agents, agent, Rob Wilkins]], posted several tweets to the effect of Pratchett meeting the Discworld Death.
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