Title: Why lipwig?
Nymph_girl - December 4, 2007 04:49 PM (GMT)
why was this particular character chosen to be make into more than a one off?
what did he have that others didn't?
did we need another 'normal' character? i use the 'normal' in terms of we have witches, death etc and vimes is the more 'normal' real life of characters. so did we need another, and another who lives in AM?
could moist not have been a one off who would turn up now and then like william de worde?
basically why is he special?
IceVimes - December 4, 2007 05:09 PM (GMT)
I think I agree with you.Even his girlfriend would have been more interesting as a main character
Nymph_girl - December 4, 2007 06:36 PM (GMT)
true. although maybe why she's more interesting is because there is slightly more mystery about her...
Commander Vimes - December 4, 2007 08:45 PM (GMT)
pratchett just liked him. Logistically he sucks but when something's got aholt of your mind...
casanunda - December 5, 2007 08:11 AM (GMT)
i dont blame TP for writing another moist book, he clearly enjoyed the first and thought he'd enjoy writing another. i really liked moist, and we've had so mainy book from the watch it's nice too see the disc from the prespective of a criminal mind
Neilette - December 16, 2007 10:06 AM (GMT)
I like Moist, as i suggested before, i think he is going to be the one who takes over from Havelock
if anyone could fill his shoes, it would have to be a con man
Commander Vimes - December 16, 2007 01:36 PM (GMT)
why do people think Havelock needs taken over from? He's immortal.
Angua - March 2, 2008 10:41 PM (GMT)
I like the Moist books because I really like Vetinairi and I love the hold he has on him and the trouble he makes for him :)
If Moists in you know Vetinairi is going to be in it.
Plus he's a bit different and variety is the spice of life isn't it.
Death - March 5, 2008 11:05 PM (GMT)
I LIKE MOIST SURE HE DIDN'T START OFF ON THE RIGHT PATH BUT VETINARI IS MAKING SURE HE DOES GOOD HEHEHE AND MAKING TROUBLE FOR HIM BY MAKING HIM DO GOOD IS A GREAT WAY TO REFORM HIM LOL
LOVE IT AND HIM :)
embers - May 12, 2008 05:48 AM (GMT)
Oh I totally love Moist! (funniest name ever)
He is a con man, and thinks he can manipulate every situation, but really he ends up being manipulated by events (and people) beyond his control.(rain)
But he does manage to make a difference, he makes things better for pretty much everyone...
he ends up being a very positive for change. I've felt that both Going Postal and Making Money were really strong books with so much depth, satire, and out and out hilarity....
He is really one of my favorite characters and I really hope he is well cast (I'm looking forward to the movie)
Nymph_girl - June 16, 2008 08:06 PM (GMT)
who would you choose to cast for him?
i mean they will have to cast carefully as moist is always described as being 'plain' as he can blend in.
so the actor cant look too special or interesting.
Angua - June 17, 2008 02:05 PM (GMT)
I think with him being plain and can blend in and not noticable it should be a newbie.
Not someone well known whose face we already know as your not suppose to know/remember or recognise Moist are you.