Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Great A'Tuin the Turtle comes, swimming slowly through the interstellar gulf, hydrogen frost on his ponderous limbs, his huge and ancient shell pocked with meteor craters. Through sea-sized eyes that are crusted with rheum and asteroid dust He stares fixedly at the Destination.
In a brain bigger than a city, with geological slowness, He thinks only of the Weight. Most of the Weight is of course accounted for by Berilia, Tubul, Great T'Phon and Jerakeen, the four giant elephants upon whose broad and star-tanned shoulders the disc of the World rests, garlanded by the long waterfall at its vast circumference and domed by the baby-blue vault of Heaven.
- Terry Pratchett, from 'The Colour of Magic'
- anyway, got me mitts on the Hogfather DVD just recently, and nabbed a couple of screen-caps of the old critter-clustered model in all its fuzzy-focused glory - one or two of these are a bit only-just-in-the-frame sorta things, but there it be, nevertheless:
Meanwhile, for them that's interested, here's a quick trip to a little art-site where I posted it up to see what other folks thought of the sculpture - well, everyone needs to give their ego a massage now and again, so say the great 'they', whoever they are...
...anyway, hit the deviantart-y thing 'ere below.
The description and appearance of The Discworld, and the books/titles The Colour of Magic and Hogfather are the copyright property of the author Terry Pratchett.
Screencaps taken from adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather production for Sky Television, copyright RHI ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTION LLC 2006, and copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC.