Waiting for New New Who to download. Twitching with anticipation. Writing a post.
Thanks to a recommendation from the wonderful and wise pendrecarc
, in the past week or so I've devoured Terry Pratchett's young adult series about a young Discworld witch named Tiffany Aching, and am now wholly consumed by a renewed love of all things Pratchett. So I'm embarking on a reread of (hopefully) all the Discworld books, starting at the very beginning. The very beginning, of course, being the not-quite-wizard Rincewind and his adventures in cowardice and terrible bad luck, which I haven't read since I was about thirteen and never actually liked in the first place. But I am determined to do a proper reread, wizards and all, and I will not skip ahead to Wyrd Sisters,
no matter how much I might want to. I've just finished The Color of Magic
last night and am about fifty pages into The Light Fantastic,
which is already a considerable improvement, so maybe Rincewind and I will make it through unscathed.
Here's a thought, though: Why doesn't every fandom have at least one good Discworld AU fic? Or does every fandom have one and I just haven't noticed? Because there's absolutely no reason why there shouldn't be at least fifteen fics in which Sherlock is a wizard ostracized from Unseen University
who's constantly badgering worldweary Captain Lestrade of the City Watch
as he attempts to solve the crimes of the Ankh-Morporkian
Mycroft as Lord Vetinari
's right hand man? John the Igor
sharing a cup of tea with his BFF Death
? Sherlock vs. Granny Weatherwax?
Ankh-Morpork fits particularly well with Sherlock,
I think, but it's not like there aren't plenty of other places on the Discworld that would fit with plenty of other fandoms. Strangely, though, I can't think of what I'd do with a Doctor Who
/Discworld fusion, which somewhat disproves my Doctor Who Can Be Crossed Over With Anything
Hmm. This I shall have to ponder.