Internet coincidence


One of the links pointing towards my recent post about Terry Pratchett on the stage was from a Pratchett/Discworld message board, more precisely from an admin, called “Anna”. According to her profile information Anna is based in Arizona, USA, but her avatar is nothing less than an image of the Uffington White Horse a prehistoric hill figure (presumably the oldest in the UK) which is also the logo of the local government district of the Vale of the White Horse, the main town of which is Abingdon where the play was staged. Does this have a any relevance? No, but I still think it is kinda funny.

2 thoughts on “Internet coincidence

  1. Hello,

    I’m the webmaster with the avatar in question.🙂 It’s not quite as much of a coincidence as it might seem at first glance; my avatar is actually an image of Barrie Wakeford’s White Horse necklace, inspired by Terry Pratchett’s book _A Hat Full of Sky_:

    http://www.crystalconnection.co.uk/acatalog/TERRY_PRATCHETT_S_DISCWORLD.html

    It’s a really lovely piece of jewelry that always receives a lot of compliments. The best part is that when someone asks about it, it gives me a chance to tell them about the Discworld books and possibly ensnare another reader . . . .😉

    Anyway, I enjoyed your review, and wish I could have seen the play, too!

    Anna M.C.

    2009 North American Discworld Convention
    http://www.nadwcon.org
    The Turtle Moves!

  2. Hi Anna,
    nice to hear from you, and thanks for this piece of information. See, I did not know that the Uffington White Horse was the inspiration for something in a discworld novel. As you can see, I am not an expert, having read (or listened to) only a few of the books…🙂
    Hope to see you round on the blog occasionally.🙂

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