Granny Weatherwax and Discworld [Index Post]

When I first started this blog, I was casting about for a few types of post I could repeat every week in order to get on a regular schedule.  The one that felt the most natural was a feature I named “Weatherwax Wednesdays” where I used a quote from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, usually involving the character Granny Weatherwax, as a jumping off point to talk about moral philosophy.

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  • franz

    The world would be a better place if more people subscribed to:
    “Personal ain’t the same as important”

  • Love it love it love it.

    (I think this is my first time commenting on your blog because usually I feel intimidated and overwhelmed by the intellect of everyone else. But mention Discworld and Granny Weatherwax and I can’t help myself.)

    I shall now return to my less erudite corner of the universe.

    • leahlibresco

      You’re always welcome here, Satia! I blog because (a) I like talking and (b) talking in front of other people is a good way to catch myself being wrong and trying to fix it. Plus, if you’re a Discworld fan, you’re obviously awesome.

  • I love Terry Pratchett, and of all his characters the witches (who practice “headology”) are nearest and dearest to my heart. Granny Weatherwax is wonderful but my own favorite is Tiffany Aching. “Yes! I’m me! I am careful and logical and I look up things I don’t understand! When I hear people use the wrong words, I get edgy! I am good with cheese. I read books fast! I think! And I always have a piece of string!”

  • Did you ever see Alexandra Dawe’s model of Granny Weatherwax? Terry thought it was very good even if not quite as he pictured her. I happened to be around when she had just made the model and took some photos but I’m not sure she ever showed the model publicly. Knowing her she probably thought it wasn’t good enough and destroyed it.