anonymous asked:

Hi! I ate CoT last fall, and now I'm going through your PR fics at an alarming speed. They're a BLESSING. In both CoT and Anthology, something that really touches me is the way friends and family are concious and caring about Crowley and Newton's anxious natures, and spend on-screen time telling Az & Hermann to mind those. Identifying too much with the overthinkers, I feel oddly taken care of. So I would just like to thank you very, very much for that <3

Can I start by saying your phrasing of “I ate CoT last fall” has me in stitches?  In a good way, I mean; I know somebody who calls reading “eating books,” so the thought of the same terminology being applied to online fic tickles me pink.

Crowley and Newt (and Ed, actually, in my Gotham stories) are my anxious disaster aspies, so taking care of them through the filter of conscientious partners and friends is always one of my concerns.  I’ve been at the hands of a partner or two who just didn’t know how to deal with that kind of thing; even Aziraphale, for all that he’s wonderful with Crowley most of the time, has made a couple of monumental errors that needed pushing back in line.  Pippa’s very good at what she does, having an autistic grandson and all.  Lu’s just a natural empath, so I didn’t think I’d ever run into a Newt-crisis she couldn’t help with.  I think I’m by turns the anxious disaster and the steady-handed logistician, so it gives me a range of motion across multiple PsOV for which I’m grateful.

Thank you so much for telling me what these stories have meant to you, anon!  In taking care of my characters, I very much hope I’m taking care of my readers, too.



“The leader of these angels is Gabriel. He is everything that Aziraphale isn’t: he’s tall, good-looking, charismatic and impeccably dressed. We were fortunate that Jon Hamm was available, given that he is already all of these things without even having to act. We were even more fortunate that he’s a fan of the books and a remarkable actor.”

— Neil Gaiman, (Source: “BBC: Jon Hamm joins the cast of Good Omens as the Archangel Gabriel”)


A few more of Hell’s motivational posters. I had too much fun with these. The hardest part was just persuading the art department that I was serious about getting them to forget everything they had ever learned about design…

I’ve never asked anyone to make sure that they used Comic Sans before.

thetraciwho  asked:

Hi =) I recently had the opportunity to meet David Tennant and was excited to have him sign my copy of Good Omens. A friend remarked that it seemed disrespectful to have anyone but the author sign a book. I have decided my friend is a busybody, who should mind her own paperback collection. Am I wrong?

It’s your book. You own it. You paid for it (or perhaps were given it). Nobody else gets to tell you what to do with your book. There are no book rules except those that you, as book owner, impose.

So of course you can get David Tennant to sign your book. It will make David happy to do so, and make you happy as well. I don’t mind at all, and Terry is in no position to complain any more. (Joke. He wouldn’t have minded.) 

You can get your class at school to sign a book you love for you. Or you can colour it in. You can even fold down the corners of the pages if you need to, or read it in the bath.  Or make it into something like a humument. 

Your book.