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Top 10 – Dangerous Elderly Characters

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Rule #1: Do not act incautiously when confronted by bald, wrinkly, smiling men.

This rule applies to all elderly people who smile knowingly in the face of danger. It’s always worth listening to walking sticks to check for hidden swords, or observe hairpins for potential weaponization. Are those slippers for shambling slowly to the bathroom, or for whupping young whipper snappers into shape? Do they still have their own teeth? Either way it’s bad news.

Join us as we take register of the residents of this old folks dojo and secret underground retirement facility. This is our Top 10 Dangerous Elderly Characters.


Interesting Times

The works of the late Sir Terry Pratchett were a major influence on me as a young nerd. I went into it as a heartfelt rundown of my favourites in the Top 10 Discworld books, from which you may recall I could barely begin to describe my love for Interesting Times. It is the seventeenth novel in the series, and the fifth to chronicle Rincewind’s unwitting ambles through space, time, life, death, and a series of holes in the ground. (more…)