One of my favourite things about the Good Omens fandom is that we have so many names for the Apocolypse that wasn’t.
- The Little Armageddon that Couldn’t
- and my personal favourite: Abotchalypse
Armageddon, ArmageddoffI’m sure I’ve seen ‘Ragnaright-okay-never-mind’ which is probably my favourite.
I was tagged by corpsereviver2! <3
(some of you probably know these already, but I have a lot of new followers since the last time I did this meme, and the good stuff tends to get repeated as I don’t think I’m actually that interesting. ;-)
- I studied Classics at uni, but my degree is in Musical Theatre and I’ve only performed professionally in dramas
- I haven’t acted or sung on stage in over a decade though
- I’ve been a bookseller for most of my career, but also worked for Technicolour in Hollywood, where I got to assist and learn about post production techniques (and became friends with the people who created the special effects for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine through to Enterprise - they made magic happen huddled together in one tiny corner room, be impressed you guys) and talked my way into becoming the customer service manager/head office liaison for Star Trek: The Tour, which was awesome.
- I used to volunteer at Gallifrey One, and could tell you all sorts of gossip about Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Not that I would. Because I’m not like that. ;-) (Well, okay, the only thing about Mark is that he’s a soft spoken sweetie who buys you drinks and gives great hugs. I really liked hanging out with him. Steven on the other hand…*smirk*)
- I can never decide if I want an otter or a dragon. Both is best.
- I was bitten by a wild dolphin named Jojo when I was seven; years later I was browsing a bookshop in Dublin and discovered he was actually a famous ‘psychic’ with a book written about him called ‘Journey into Dolphin Dreamtime’. I love the randomness of this fact.
- Pippin Took is my hero and role model, but I think I’m actually Aziraphale. (Oh no how terrible for meeee ;-)
- I am highly allergic to capsicum, an allergy which no one seems to believe actually exists (*long suffering sigh*)
- I’ve been hospitalized many times and nearly died three of them. If you meet me in person and I seem a bit paranoid about certain things please know I have very good reasons for this :)
- I have nearly 25 years worth of Neil Gaiman related merchandise, promotional materials, personally signed first editions, posters, statues, t-shirts, badges, extremely rare and limited edition collectables, etc it’s obscene. I keep saying I should open a museum and one day I hope I can. God knows I could use the donation money. XD
“He wasn’t feeling very well. For the last thirty miles he had been imagining that a ton of burning metal, rubber, and leather was a fully functioning automobile, and the Bentley had been resisting him fiercely."
Crowley becoming increasingly unhinged as the book goes on is my favorite part of Good Omens. This is hardly an original concept (pretty sure every GO fanartist draws the flaming Bentley at least once), but it’s such a powerful mental image, I couldn’t resist.
Since I drew Snake!Crowley waaayyyy back here I went with the other prompt (>////<)
BAMF Aziraphale is always welcome on my blog :D
Cast of Radio 4’s Good Omens so far:
Peter Serafinowicz - Crowley
Mark Heap - Aziraphale
Colin Morgan - Newton Pulsifer
Josie Lawrence - Agnes Nutter
Paterson Joseph - Famine
+ Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman!
Wow, I haven’t seen Mark Heap since he was on Spaced - I was sceptical but now I can see why he was chosen for Aziraphale XD
Patterson Joseph as Famine is still the best casting decision, but even though I wish the cast were more diverse I’m pretty chuffed with everyone so far :)
Your taste in music, I trust a great deal, so if you do the Antho-based mix (or even CoT-based, for that matter), it’ll be a good listen!
Ahhh thank you darling, that means so much to me *blushes happily and hugs you tight* <3 I only hope I can live up to the expectations ;-)
I am definitely making a CoT fanmix, I have too many sighing thoughts about our beloved idiots not to at least make the attempt. I fear there may be rather a lot of the same artists on both playlists, but oh well! That just means I listen to emotionally compromising music, right? *grins impishly*
oh god save me I’m drowning in Temeraire feels
why did I think it was a good idea to browse the tag
why is this fandom so small
why doesn’t every fandom have dozens of temeraire aus
why won’t anyone talk to me about how much they love dragons
What do you mean this wasn’t what happened
no this is exactly how it happened i’m so glad there was a documentary crew present to record it
We both have a fondness for tartan. (Especially punk plaids. ;-) We’re both
hoarders collectors, addicted to sushi, underestimated by everyone, and we’re both soft and friendly but definitely have a bastard streak a mile wide. :D
Crowley always hated it when Aziraphale got bored.
I’ve seen hypothetical Good Omens fancasts that feature the lovely Richard Ayoade as Aziraphale; as such they are something that I’m 99.9% behind.
That lingering 0.1% is me wondering if I’d ever be able to unhear Moss every time he speaks.
…But maybe that wouldn’t be so bad.
I will never stop reblogging this perfection
I guess that commission got me excited about drawing Good Omens stuff again. I JUST LOVE THAT BOOK WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING.
Good Omens. Absolutely. If there was only one book I could have for the rest of my life, that would be it. I’ve re-read this bloody book so many times, and it never stops being delightful and so very comforting. Almost first choice is Neverwhere, which is another book I’ve read far too many times, and will happily pick up and read a few pages at random to help soothe my soul.
How many am I allowed on this hypothetical island? Let’s say 10.
The Silmarillion, because it’s dense and full of sweeping melodrama, and thus a good distraction for those lonely island days. Also it’s brilliant. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay, because oh my god GGK and his ridiculously perfect prose, let me love you forever. Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint, my favourite urban fantasy collection and one I never tire of reading. The Last Unicorn by petersbeagle, the poignant, amusing, breathtakingly lyrical beloved novel of my heart. The Iliad and The Odyssey, which totally count as one long fabulous poem, okay. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, because of course I need it, it’s the greatest series of all time. And also counts as one book. The Faerie Tales of Oscar Wilde, which never fails to make me happy. And, hmmm, Persuasion, my favourite Jane Austen novel.
I would of course bring my entire library of books, graphic novels, and assorted wonderful reads, but since that might be a little tricky to get on a deserted island, this’ll do for now. ;-)
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