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    Elen síla lumenn' omentielvo What Exit?'s avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by CatInASuit View post
    I have often wondered if an appreciation of Rincewind requires an appreciation of the peculiar English sense of humour. see Arthur Dent.
    Oh lord no. Dent is basically Bilbo. Rincewind is a whiny annoying boring git with juvenile humor. Arthur could have been a companion to the Doctor or Gandalf. Rincewind not so much.
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    Dent is even more clueless and out of his depth than Bilbo, though, I think.

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    Dent is a clueless passenger through most of the books and all he ever really wants is a nice cup of tea and foir people to stop trying to kill him, whereas Bilbo yearns for adventure and gets it.

    Dent <> Bilbo

    All Rincewind ever wanted was to not get involved in adventures and, needless to say, he didn't get his wish. IMHO, Rincewind is at his best in Sourcery.
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