Like what happened with Frank Herbert and Dune?
Fear is the mind killer.
I actually did want an answer to the question about what the "discs" actually are in DiscWorld. I'm not planning to read the books. What are they?
B) Regarding discs.. It's one disc.. consists of a large disc (complete with edge-of-the-world drop-off and consequent waterfall) resting on the backs of four huge elephants which are in turn standing on the back of an enormous turtle, named Great A'Tuin (similar to Chukwa or Akupara from Hindu mythology) as it slowly swims through space.
C) You really should read. You'd apprecaite the silliness.
Aha! "Turtle swimming through space" makes a lot more sense than "What's the turtle standing on? / It's turtles all the way down"
You should read it.
I love the ambling pace of light in that book.
I just like the combination of silly and sharp wit. But the imagery is kinda awesome, too.
"Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote."