Being in a fandom but not being “IN” the fandom
This is an old one that I’ve wanted to have on my tumblr for ages. Wherein Crowley dares to take off his glasses.
Reblog all the classic linnpuzzle arts! <3
It’s a little late for an autumn pic, considering that I have snow in my backyard now. But still. Here you go. This was a commission for snakesandapples;, who is a great person who deserves toy-owls for christmas.
And yes, I know, it’s been ages since I last used watercolors. Don’t tease me. :P
It was a nice day.
All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn’t been invented yet. But clouds massing east of Eden suggested that the first thunderstorm was on its way, and it was going to be a big one.
The angel of the Eastern Gate put his wings over his head to shield himself from the first drops.
"I’m sorry," he said politely. "What was it you were saying?"
"I said, that one went down like a lead balloon," said the serpent.
"Oh. Yes," said the angel, whose name was Aziraphale.
"I think it was a bit of an overreaction, to be honest," said the serpent. "I mean, first offense and everything. I can’t see what’s so bad about knowing the difference between good and evil, anyway."
"It must be bad," reasoned Aziraphale, in the slightly concerned tones of one who can’t see it either, and is worrying about it, "otherwise you wouldn’t have been involved."
aaand Good Omens art. This isn’t finished, but it’s close enough and I don’t think I can justify spending more time on this.
The excerpt above comes from the first few lines of the first chapter of the book for those who don’t know. If you haven’t read this yet, you really should.
[lounging seductively on your bed] hey want to talk about good omens
An escape from the uni illustrations I should be doing ahahaha…
my favourite idiots <3
[made rebloggable by request]
The thing about Good Omens is that it plays with earth-spanning Christian mythologies and transcendental beings and doesn’t let you forget it—the Horsemen most of all, but the plagues as well. But despite that, the humor and the heart both come from humanity.
What converts Aziraphale and Crowley to humanity’s cause is the low-level sin and ordinary kindnesses; they’re fond of tea and typos and feeding the ducks; Adam’s powers make Lower Tadfield almost aggressively normal; when he saves the world it is for books and his friends and a pit of gravel and people who don’t deserve to be destroyed because they’re people, and their world is beautiful and ordinary and vibrant and just—
The thing that apocalypse stories (and superhero movies, but that’s neither here nor there) never seem to get is that there has to be something worth saving. It’s Biblical—when Abraham is bargaining to stop the destruction of Sodom, God agrees, “For the sake of ten righteous men, I will not destroy it.”
There has to be something worth saving.
Good Omens was and is the only apocalypse narrative I’ve ever read that understands—humanity is that something. Angels and demons and Horsemen stand in awe, and bow before that simple fact. We are worth saving.
Aziraphale and Crowley from “Good Omens”. Though Aziraphale being a klutz and Crowley catching the books as they fell turned more into Crowley being like “WTF WHY AM I CARRYING YOUR BOOKS LOOK AT THIS ONE IN MY HAND LOOK” and Aziraphale being like “You are such a dear” OTL
so i had this really great idea and it was good omens bookshop au
it took me five minutes to realize the flaw in that plan
I like to pretend my life is the Good Omens bookshop AU
It certainly helps me cope when feeling aggrieved by customers who insist on being rude about my lovely books :3 Alas, I can never be as unhelpful as Aziraphale. But sometimes it’s amusing (and cathartic) to imagine that I could. ;-)
I know people like to Cosplay GOOD OMENS but driving a burning vintage Bentley is just going a little far…
OH MY GOD GUYS LOOK
AHAHAHAAA that is some serious dedication to cosplay XD
Hey, Good Omens Fandom:
We really need to do something together instead of hibernating.
Yes please :D
I don’t think we’re hibernating (we’re ridiculously active for such a small fandom, which is just brilliant), but it would be great to find a collaborative project we could all participate in together. What would you suggest? :)