Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Nine years without Sir Terry Pratchett

I've shared this image from the canceled 'Mort' Disney film by artist Tealin before, and it kinda feels right sharing it again today. The tenderness of this scene just captures the essence of the character of Death in the Discworld novels so perfectly. More on the project here.

Death is definitely one my favourite characters from the books, certainly the most fascinating and complex one. There's a lot to be said about the ingenuity and talent it takes to make the literal embodiment of the Grim Reaper feel so multifaceted, with actual humanity and empathy. A character with a lingering sense of loneliness, because he is not like everyone else, and he doesn't belong with other people but he still cares about them regardless. Who forms a special bond with cats because he longs for companionship, and who grabs the chance to bend the rules when he gets it and gives the little match girl a second chance instead of letting her die alone in the cold on the night of Hogswatch.


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