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I logged onto Tumblr this morning to discover that my favourite author of all time has departed for the world beyond, and I think he took a massive part of my heart with him.

I honestly feel numb and empty. Sir Pterry was easily the biggest influence on my writing style and I don’t think I would be half of what I am now if it wasn’t for his genius.

The first book of his that I read all the way through was The Last Hero. I remember being entranced by the artworks, based off his rich descriptions of the Disc and its inhabitants and attributes. It’s only recently that I’ve come to fully appreciate just how incredible an author he was. Some of my Tumblr followers may have seen the edit I made where I set a quote from Men at Arms to edited screenshots of Storm Hawks, and reading tags on the reblogs, I saw people really liked the quote.

But honestly? That one quote was only the tip of the most vast iceberg ever to exist. I’m serious: Discworld alone has changed me in a way that I will never be able to fully comprehend.

All I can bring myself to say right now is that I hope Sir Pterry’s passing truly was as peaceful as I’ve heard, and that Death was just as stunned by this happening as I was.

As the man himself said, a man is not dead while his name is still spoken.

Which is why I say; GNU Terry Pratchett. May your genius last a thousand years and far, far beyond.


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Name's Caitlin. 17 years old. Born in England, living in Australia. Any other info has been classified by me because I really don't think you need to know it right now.

I like anime and cartoons. I often post things relating to them. My favourites list is often growing. As per my title, I often laugh at my thoughts and creep other people out. Other than that, I'm just another boffin trying to get by in this crazy world.

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RainbowDxRainbowB Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hullo :3
RainyMeadows Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
PrettyKitty-13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know you're a fan of dragon booster, so I though you should know that there's a new forum & petition
RainyMeadows Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist

teh-j0ey Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Holy crap it's been a while since I've been on here. Happy birthday, Meadows.
RainyMeadows Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
hey out of curiosity, will you make a sequel to wayward son ?
RainyMeadows Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It's called Gravity. There will be a midquel called Grounded which explores what happens in Atmos between Wayward Son and Gravity.
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
is gravity already established or is it In the works ?
RainyMeadows Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It is a WIP, as is Grounded.
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