My all-time favourite author has to be Terry Pratchett, who sadly passed away on the 12th of March 2015 at the age of 66 leaving me completely heartbroken. His hilarious, philosophical depictions of people’s foibles and fears always made me smile. Well to be honest, it was more like raucous laughter coupled with tears streaming down my face. His books and all the wonderful characters he created will live on forever. Two of my favourite characters have to be DEATH and the Librarian. DEATH always speaks in capital letters and is such a bewildered sweetie-pie.
He loves kittens, curry and drinks way too much when he wants to forget. When Sir Terry died his daughter, Rhianna shared the sad news on Twitter in her own unique way.
I’m not tooo clever when it comes to Twitter 🙁 , so I did the next best thing, I tried to honour his memory by painting my other fav. The Librarian runs the library at Ankh-Morpork’s Unseen University where an unfortunate magical incident took place that turned him into an orangutan, a state he clearly enjoys. Offers to turn him back to his human form are met with lots of “oooks”, “eeeks” and improper gestures. The Librarian will do anything for a banana, enjoys a few pints at the local pub and is usually pretty easy-going. But, whatever you do, never, ever, ever, call him a monkey. You may not live long enough to regret it 😀
Are you a big Terry Pratchett fan? Who’s your favourite character?
P.S. Did you know there’s an eek smiley …………. 😮 I wonder if the Librarian had anything to do with it?