are you fucking kidding me, my iTunes went directly from the middle of the Good Omens radio drama into my music and started playing a Queen album and I legitimately sat there listening to Bohemian Rhapsody for a full 30 seconds before I realized it wasn’t part of a scene transition or anything

I went to a second hand book shop and I just bought Wee Free Men, Wintersmith, Dodger, Good Omens (this time in english yayyy!!) and also The Queen of the Damned, and all for just 3€!

Today was a good day :)

What she says vs what she really means
  • What she says:I'm fine.
  • What she really means:I really love Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's 1990 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel nominee Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.
  • What she says:Nothing.
  • What she really means:The fact that the entire fandom focuses so much on Aziraphale and Crowley to the exclusion of the rest of the cast bothers me, but not enough for me to complain about it because they're my favorites also.
  • What she says:Whatever, I don't care.
  • What she really means:It seems like there is a lot of overlap between the Good Omens fandom and the Welcome to Night Vale fandom. Is there some link between them I haven't discovered yet?
  • What she says:I'm just tired, that's all.
  • What she really means:I legitimately cannot believe Hollywood started making movies about board games before Good Omens got an adaptation and the fact that in 2002 Terry Gilliam almost successfully got a movie made with Robin Williams and Johnny Depp still makes me angry, despite the fact that I somehow simultaneously want a Good Omens movie very badly and am violently opposed to the idea of a Good Omens movie. The numerous fakeouts on movie and TV adaptations means I didn't believe the radio show would actually happen until I heard Peter Serafanowizc start hissing out Crowley's lines.
  • What she says:I'm not in the mood.
  • What she really means:Why am I so okay with there being so few depictions of Aziraphale and Crowley as asexual in fandom despite the passage in the book that angels are sexless? Is it because no one in this fandom argues about anything? Is this insulting to asexuals? Should I be upset?
  • What she says:Don't worry about it.
  • What she really means:It's sort of amazing that a 25-year-old book manages to still have an active fandom, albeit a small one.
  • What she says:It's okay.
  • What she really means:Adam named his dog "Dog." He named it "Dog."
  • What she says:I don't want to talk about it.
  • What she really means:It's beyond disappointing when fanfic writers write a Good Omens/Supernatural crossover and slide Good Omens Crowley into Supernatural Crowley's spot without attempting to reconcile the huge differences in personality between the two.
  • What she says:It's not you, it's me.
  • What she really means:There was a stage adaptation of Good Omens?? Why have I not heard about this? Why can I not find any information about this? Why can I not see or read or hear anything from this production?
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The last thing Terry and I did together. 

We sat in a car parked outside his office, and we were recorded by Dirk Maggs, sitting in the back. Terry couldn’t read his lines, so I read them to him, and he’ d act them back. Then I’d read one of my lines, and he’d think it was one of his and he’d do it too. It was strange and silly and odd, but no stranger, sillier or odder than anything else we’d done in the previous thirty years.

If you’ve never read the book Good Omens, let me tell you what you’re missing

-An angel who is so goddamn lazy that he makes a deal with the demon he’s supposed to be thwarting so that neither of them have to do any work and he has more time to spend running his bookshop, and who wants to stop the Apocalypse because he loves sushi

-A demon who pretends to be suave and cool but who really just geeks out over his car and loves James Bond and listens to nothing but Queen and thinks gluing coins to the sidewalk is proper demonic activity

-This angel and demon are probably not gay for each other but I mean they’re holding hands on the cover art.

-This angel and demon try to stop the apocalypse but they fuck up so badly that they do literally nothing useful the whole book and somehow it’s still all about them.

-Technically it was the Satanic Nuns who fucked up, but we don’t really talk about that.

-Death (the horseperson) playing a trivia videogame in a diner.

-The four extra horsepersons that were never mentioned in Revelation.

-The antichrist who almost destroys the world because he wants to save the whales

-The only piece of fiction I have ever seen besides Supernatural that somehow manages to include both the Judeo-Christian apocalypse and space aliens.

-The context of the phrase “gayer than a tree full of monkeys high on nitrous oxide.”

A great man died today.

Just for a second, it feels as if many others died with him: a cowardly wizard and a perfectly imperfect watch commander, a shrewd politician and a pink-wearing ancient vampire, an angel and a demon, a witch and a witchfinder, a teen boy and his friends, a mother and a crone, Death’s granddaughter and Death’s almost grandson-in-law, even the grand ole scythe man himself.

And many, many others. So many.

But you know what?

Tomorrow someone will turn the page, and all of them will rise again, and live on, forever.

Even those who are technically dead.

Rest in peace, Sir Terry. I will lend your books to all my friends for as long as I breathe.

Neil Gaiman: “We’re working on seeing how many smart-alec answers we can come up with when people ask us how we collaborated.”

Terry Pratchett: “I wrote all the words, and Neil assembled them into certain meaningful patterns… What it wasn’t was a case of one guy getting 2/3 of the money and the other guy doing ¾ of the work.”

NG: “It wasn’t, somebody writes a three-page synopsis, and then somebody else writes a whole novel and gets their name small on the bottom.”

TP: “That isn’t how we did it, mainly because our egos were fighting one another the whole time, and we were trying to grab the best bits from one another.”

NG: “We both have egos the size of planetary cores.”

TP: “Probably the most significant change which you must have noticed [between the British and American editions] is the names get the other way ‘round. They’re the wrong way 'round on the American edition [where Gaiman is listed first] –”

NG: “They’re the wrong way 'round on the English edition.”

TP: “Both of us are prepared to admit the other guy could tackle our subject. Neil could write a 'Discworld’ book, I could do a 'Sandman’ comic. He wouldn’t do a good 'Discworld’ book and I wouldn’t do a good 'Sandman’ comic, but –”

NG: “– we’re the only people we know who could even attempt it.”

TP: “I have to say there’s a rider there. I don’t think either of us has that particular bit of magic, if that’s what it is, that the other guy puts into the work, but in terms of understanding the mechanisms of how you do it, I think we do.”

NG: “There’s a level on which we seem to share a communal undermind, in terms of what we’ve read, what we bring to it.”

NG: “One of the great things about humor is, you can slip things past people with humor, you can use it as a sweetener. So you can actually tell them things, give them messages, get terribly, terribly serious and terribly, terribly dark, and because there are jokes in there, they’ll go along with you, and they’ll travel a lot further along with you than they would otherwise.”


TP: “The book has got its gags, and we really enjoyed doing those, but the core of the book is where Adam Young has to decide whether to fulfill his destiny and become the Antichrist over the smoking remains of the Earth, or to decide not to. He’s got a choice, and so have we. So to that extent I suppose he does symbolize humanity.”