Discworld characters go through a lot during their own stories but how would they fare in our current pandemic situation? Would they crumble or come into their own?
Fans of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld book series will be pleased to hear that some clever folk have worked it out for us. The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret podcast are HUGE Discworld fans and regularly discuss the universe Pratchett created, reading and reflecting on each book in order. If anyone will know how Rincewind, Nanny Ogg, and even Death, would live during the COVID-19 viral pandemic, it would be them.
Podcasters Joanna Hagan-Young and Francine Carrel split each Discworld book into three weekly episodes, with a week off in between novels- find The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret where you normally find your podcasts or visit Buzzsprout to listen online.
Find the viral (no pun intended) Twitter thread below!
Granny Weatherwax - is furiously bored and bored of being furious at them what won’t stay home. Borrowing A Lot.— TheTruthShallMakeYeFret (@MakeYeFretPod) April 8, 2020
Nanny Ogg - Hitting the Scumble in the tin bath and insisting her daughters-in-law leave dinner on the porch, knock and back away.
Nobby and Fred - as key workers, still reluctantly on the beat. Nobby is spritzing himself with a foul-smelling potion from Mrs Cake. Mrs Colon has made Fred sleep in the shed.— TheTruthShallMakeYeFret (@MakeYeFretPod) April 8, 2020
Vimes - Wearing the lovely mask Sybil made him at all times. Furious about this.
Sybil - has converted the Sunshine Sanctuary into a temporary hospital, where patients receive a comfort dragon whether they want one or not.— TheTruthShallMakeYeFret (@MakeYeFretPod) April 8, 2020
The Assassins are considerately sanitising their arrows before putting them through targets' eyes
Ridcully says that he can't get ill on account of the special hot sauce he eats. Annoyingly, he's right.— TheTruthShallMakeYeFret (@MakeYeFretPod) April 8, 2020
The Bursar has floated up to the ceiling in an effort to practise social distancing.
Moist Von Lipwig has been placed in charge of the new universal credit system.— TheTruthShallMakeYeFret (@MakeYeFretPod) April 8, 2020
Adora has organised a Golem relief effort to keep essential services running. She’s very happy to keep her distance from everyone
Angua is probably immune because of genetics, but is angry at Carrot because he's not stopped going round the orphanages.— TheTruthShallMakeYeFret (@MakeYeFretPod) April 8, 2020
She is, however, reluctantly helping him deliver food parcels to the elderly
Magrat spent two months making a complicated tincture that is exactly as effective as Granny Aching's Sheep Linament.— TheTruthShallMakeYeFret (@MakeYeFretPod) April 8, 2020
Tiffany is rushed off her feet. The Nac Mac Feegle are upset that they’re now expected to bathe with some regularity.