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A new phenomenon to the disc, these are crudely printed woodblock broadsheets produced in [[Ankh-Morpork]], all  at the same address. Nothing is known about the company concerned but there is a distinct possibility that the name [[C.M.O.T. Dibbler]] is involved.
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The '''Reader in Esoteric Studies''' was a low-ranking [[Wizard's magic|Wizard]] residing at [[Unseen University]] mentioned in {{SM}}.
  
Some specialist hobby magazines are self-published by enthusiasts, such as those catering for the pin-collecting craze.  
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He spent so much time reading in what the [[Bursar]] prefers to call the "smallest room" that he is often referred to as the "Reader in the Lavatory", even on official documents. For the Reader in Esoteric Studies had a theory: that all really good books (or, at least, the funny ones) will gravitate to a pile in the privy. However, no one ever has enough time to read them all of them, or even know how they came there in the first place. His research, however, was causing extreme constipation among the other [[Faculty]] members and a queue outside the door every morning...
  
There are also religious polemics such as [[Unadorned Facts]], published by the [[Om]]nian religion and faithfully distributed door-to-door by missionary workers such as Constable [[Visit]] of the [[Ankh-Morpork City Watch]].
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The generally shoddy quality of Disc magazines seems about to take a long-needed step upwards. As a sideline from newspaper publishing, the [[Ankh-Morpork Times]] seems poised to start publishing specialist magazines, one named example being [[The Lady's Home Companion]], editress [[Sacharissa Cripslock]].  With the advent of reliable colour reproduction, a new phenomena has arrived on the Disc: soft-core erotica of the [[Girls, Giggles and Garters]] persuasion. This is an unintended side-effect of the Times' press-dwarves discovering the technology to make reproduction of colour iconographs reliably, and fairly speedily and quickly. No doubt, with their flair for business, [[Boddony]] and [[Gunilla Goodmountain|Goodmountain]] have entered a pragmatic arrangement with outside publishers to print anything to order - including ''G,G&G'' -  so as to minimise down-time in between print runs of the times.
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Magazines known on the Disc include:
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*[[Bows and Ammo]]
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*[[Warrior of Fortune]]
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*[[Practical Siege Weapons]]
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*[[What Gallows]]
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*[[Total Pins]] (ed. [[Stanley]])
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*Pins Monthly
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*New Pins
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*Practical Pins
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*Modern Pins
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*Pins Extra
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*Pins International
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*Talking Pins
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*Pins World
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*World Pins
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*World of Pins
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*Pins and Pinneries
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*The Acuphile Digest
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*Extreme Pins
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*'''Stifte!''' (imported from [[Überwald]]}
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*[[Beginning Pins]](a part-work with a new pin every week)
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*Pin Times
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*Pin Monthly
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*Back Alley Pins (for the ''adult'' connisseur)
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*Golem spotter Weekly
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*The [[Ankh-Morpork Literary Gazette and Paradigm Shifters' Monthly]]
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*[[The Lady's Home Companion]]
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*[[The Lady's Home Companion|The Ladies' Own Magazine]]
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*[[Girls, Giggles and Garters]]
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*The [[Tanty Bugle]]
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*[[Unadorned Facts]]
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*the [[Battle Cry]]
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Of course, with the burgeoning craze for [[stamps]], it could be the case that many of the pin-related magazines are now defunct for lack of readership...
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Possible titles discussed by William de Worde and Sacharissa Cripslock:-
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*''Completely Cake''
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*''Completely Cats''
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*''Completely Knitting''
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*''Completely Men''
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*''Completely Women''
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When [[Moist von Lipwig]] goes into [[Dave's Pin Exchange]] to look for a copy of [[Total Pins]], in order to find the right levers to allow him to get a grip on the mind of [[Stanley]], so as to to get ''one'' of the postmen on his side, a comic exchange ensues. This is reminiscent of those classic comedy sketches which depend on the funny man going through an extensive catalogue of products, for the benefit of the straight man. Think of Mel Smith's Geordie barman in '''Not the Nine O'Clock News''', who when asked for "a pint of lager" by Gryff Rhys Jones, takes so long to go through all the available choices (forty or fifty increasingly improbably named lagers, served via bottle, glass, or aerosol) that the Time bell rings, and the hapless Jones doesn't get a drink at all.
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Or consider Michael Palin going through all the cheeses that ''aren't'' in stock, to an increasingly exasperated John Cleese... so it is with Pinhead Dave, listing all the available pin-fanciers' magazines at such length that Moist drifts off, somewhat concussed, in the middle of the recitation.
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Revision as of 15:23, 1 February 2010

The Reader in Esoteric Studies was a low-ranking Wizard residing at Unseen University mentioned in Soul Music.

He spent so much time reading in what the Bursar prefers to call the "smallest room" that he is often referred to as the "Reader in the Lavatory", even on official documents. For the Reader in Esoteric Studies had a theory: that all really good books (or, at least, the funny ones) will gravitate to a pile in the privy. However, no one ever has enough time to read them all of them, or even know how they came there in the first place. His research, however, was causing extreme constipation among the other Faculty members and a queue outside the door every morning...