Talk:Alice Band

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A certain facial similarity to Lara Croft (not Jolie) is belied by the torso. --Old Dickens 14:57, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Agreed to a point, but the sketch does show a youngish woman dressed and styled in a severely Victorian sort of way: this implies some very rigid bustiers and corsetry going in underneath the blouse, in order to keep everything down. It occurs to me that Victorian lady mountain climbers didn't let this sort of thing get in the way of scaling the Eiger...--AgProv 09:59, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Pratchett just doesn't do bodices worth a damn. Nobody's perfect. --Old Dickens 23:31, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm very unsure about the bit comparing the "coincidental" similarity between Miss Band and Lady Croft with the coincidental similarity between Ponder and Potter. Because this one clearly isn't really a coincidence; Pterry is a Tomb Raider fan and has been for ages. Whereas Kidby sketched Ponder at a time when nobody outside the Rowling household had ever heard of Harry Potter. That one really is a coincidence. DaibhidC 16:47, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Well, never heard of Daniel Radcliffe, anyway. I hadn't remembered that The Science of Discworld cover was 1999, well before the movie. I think AgProv is pulling your leg a bit on the Alice "coincidence". --Old Dickens 17:40, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Philosphers Stone was published in 1997 but Ponder first appeared in Moving Pictures in 1990. It may be illustrators using the style of that wizard (lets face it there aren't that many young wizards on the Discworld to copy Harry Potter). Not beyond the realms of possibility, given that books influence other books. Marmosetpower 10:21, 23 May 2012 (CEST)

Actually totally beyond the realms of possibility. Sir Terry himself said this about it: "Ponder Stibbons was indeed first drawn in 1996. I, of course, used a time machine to 'get the idea' of Unseen University from Hogwarts; I don't know what Paul used in this case. Obviously he must have used something." --LilMaibe 11:44, 23 May 2012 (CEST)

Charlotte Rampling auditions for the part of Alice Band

Damn, just been reading the Observer Magazine (Sun 7/8/2016) and they publish a picture of actress Charlotte Rampling in her heydey. Damn, that is exactly as I visualise Miss Alice Band. spot on, except that I suspect in most circumstances Alice would wear more clothes than that. Unless she was with a really close friend. As nudity is involved I will not copy the picture here. But that long, lean, somewhat ascetic finely boned face.... there is my Alice. AgProv (talk) 15:44, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

++Alice DDoF==.... maybe she needs to be steered to a fanfic site, as the girl has a kind of promise! But right to delete, I think, as this is not the place for unsubsttantiated imaginative speculation - it only goes on a Wiki page if it's certifiable fact, or can reasonably be inferred from the books. But a cut above the usual vandalism, as she seemed to know her Discworld...AgProv 01:17, 27 May 2012 (CEST)

Yes, better done than many of our contributions; that's why I only gave her(?) two weeks. Old Dickens 02:00, 27 May 2012 (CEST)