Talk:Jocasta Wiggs

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I've just been re-reading The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. On page 140, there is a dialogue:

The youngest member of the Trap Disposal Squad was trailing after Sardines. She was wet and dejected. "you look like a drowned rat, miss" said Darktan. "Fell in a broken drain, sir." said Nourishing.

Is it me, or in manner, attitude and experience, does Nourishing come over as a rat version of Jocasta Wiggs? As The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents was published a few years before Night Watch, this could be the genesis of Jocasta...AgProv (talk) 07:13, 30 December 2012 (PST)

Gee I hate The Watch! Does it deserve references here beyond its own page acknowledging its existence? It has almost nothing to do with the works of Terry Pratchett. --Old Dickens (talk) 00:47, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

I mean, it's a related work and people are going to want to know more about it; I don't like the idea of trying to put everything relevant on that one page. And if someone wants to know more about the character in the show, who gets a lot more screen time than the book version, this felt like the right place for a little paragraph. But if the consensus is it's not wanted here, fair enough and I'll stop adding info about it. I'll note it's not universally hated, though, despite its faults. -- Guybrush (talk) 03:59, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

OK, two opinions. Is anyone invoking Terry's name entitled to advertising here? Where's the limit? --Old Dickens (talk) 05:01, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

I haven't seen the show, and I don't intend to - not after I saw what the young (my age!) Ms. Pratchett had to say about it on twitter a long while ago. But, that said... it's not a pirated fanfic, it's a legit derivative work that, as Guybrush says, people may come to this site for info about. As long as anything about it is clearly marked as from the show, or "non canonical", or something like that - as long as we're not representing The Watch as an actual Terry Pratchett creation - I'm okay with it getting coverage. Though my heart agrees with Old Dickens. And someone please correct me if I'm wrong about anything here. Moishe Rosenbaum (talk) 05:24, 4 February 2022 (UTC)

Art Credits:

Artist credits:

  • line art PenultamateDragon;
  • colouring by Sithlordlisa

Reproduced here with permission. The originals are on the deviantArt forum. Recommended!

Jocasta Wiggs immediately after rescue from the Ramkin dunnikin.