This book was something different, though. The theme of "plain girl wins the day through the power of badass/psychology/cookery" is kind of a staple of Pratchett's, but it struck me as interesting that this is the only one of those books where the pretty rival girl is a sympathetic character. Juliet and Trev were pleasantly well-rounded (contrast with, say, Christine from Maskerade).
<3 Nutt so very, very much. Glenda kinda- I don't know what it was. I like her a lot, but I feel like there's way more story with her than we got, which was weird considering she's the main character. Her whole "WELL LET'S JUST GO TO THE PATRICIAN'S OFFICE AND PEE ON HIS DRAPES" schtick, while totally in character for women of her ilk in Discworld, seemed a little much to me. I definitely had some "Where are you going with this?" moments with that, especially at first.
Over all, I have a weird sense of "yeah, but, no, but" over this book; as I was reading it, I couldn't put it down, but now that I'm starting to tease it open I'm finding all sorts of fiddly bits. Hmm. Will have to read it again and see how I feel (not that I don't always read Discworld books over and over).
1a. Ponder Stibbons and Jimmy Palmer: Separated at birth? Y/MFY
1b. Reading about the Wizards always leaves me STARVING. They just eat so much, and it all sounds so very delicious. I would do unspeakable things for (and to) a bacon sandwich right now.
2. Is it just me, or does anybody else parse sgagenrefinders as "sga-gen-refinders"? As in, people who look for lost gen? I just can't unsee it.
3. OMG! Preview is up for my sgabigbang story! OMG!
4. Now, I think it is time to make a huge breakfast and a pot of tea (GOD PEOPLE, never let me go to the Teavana again, I am so poor yet so happy), do some readings, and try not to feel awkward about asking legitimate yet workshy questions of my DGS. Oh, grad school.
ETA 5. Also here is a meme what I stole from everyone:
Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from anything I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.