good omens

BritSciFi con pics

I have thank god now recovered from my most recent bout of mental illness. Somehow, in the middle of it, I was able to drag myself to BritSciFi con at Leicester’s National Space Center and meet some people I’d always wanted to meet. Chief among them being Danny John-Jules:

We also got to talk to him a little and he sang part of the “Da-Doo” song he sings in Little Shop of Horrors. (Yes he was a background singer/dancer in that movie before landing Red Dwarf!)

We also got to talk to Peter Davison, David Bradley, and Norman Lovett, all of whom were lovely and humble. (Lovett said he didn’t even expect anyone to turn up for him, aww.) I asked Peter Davison if he was definitely going to be in Good Omens season 2 and he said yes, but under a lot of makeup so he might not be recognizable!

Here’s the autographs I got from them:

I also met some Daleks who were trundling about the place. The National Space Center did a really good job with this con!

Good Omens season 2

Neil Gaiman posted the above today and the internet went wild, WILD I tell you. I wasn’t expecting it at all and after a few punsome exclaimations of surprise (“What the HELL?” “What in GOD’S NAME?”) I started wondering, what do I actually want from a season two? Well, honestly…

…what I want them to do is make the Aziraphale/Crowley “bromance” an actual romance, like everyone thinks it is. And it’s not because I’m a Shipper, I’ve been doing shipping totally and utterly wrong for literal decades at this point, I just feel like it would be a better story if what we were seeing here was romantic love. IE… not something that Amazon can point at and go “No, they’re just friends!” And because said Ship has been so important to and so rewarding for so many people… Why not just go ahead and do it?

Well, that’s my main thought anyway. The other thing that occurs to me is that season one contains a pretty intriguing sequel hook as it is… “Next time, I reckon it’ll be all of us against all of them.”

Also please don’t put Jack Whitehall in this one.

Good Omens: Lockdown

Today was godawful but this got released, which brightened things up a bit.

Perfect, and presumably mostly-canon.

I hope you guys enjoy it too.

The Snake’s Garden

Ahhh this is lovely.

Digital Fantasy Travel Diary

This comic was drawn by Naomi Skye (@lightsintheskye on Tumblr) and written by me, Kathryn Hemmann (@kathrynthehuman on Twitter).

I say this comic was written by me, but what really happened was that I sent Naomi a rambling email about how much I was enjoying the Good Omens miniseries on Amazon. I’ve been a fan of the book ever since I was in high school, and I think Naomi owns literally a dozen copies of it. Every character in Good Omens is wonderful, but I have a special fondness for the idea of the serpent who, having fallen from grace, makes a garden of his own.

This comic got a lot of attention on Tumblr, by the way, which is exactly as it should be.

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Some anniversaries

Today’s the 63rd anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s birth:

Everyone misses her so much.

Today’s the twentieth anniversary of the Pokemon website I used to go on there when I was a young teenager.

I don’t imagine the site looks like it used to but I’m so pleased it’s still around.

And unrelated (or maybe not) to either of those things:

If you believe in the good book Good Omens, the Earth is 6023 years old today.

A Christian’s Take On ‘Good Omens’ – ScreenHub Entertainment

A really good post on Good Omens from a Christian perspective, something I was pretty curious about.

ScreenHub Entertainment

Since its release, Good Omens has joined the ranks of many other films and tv shows that have dared to question some of faith’s most sacred ideas. I myself am a Christian, and my faith is something very near and dear to me. So what does this person of faith think of this outrageous, ludicrous piece of media that supposedly makes a mockery of some of Christianity’s most central figures and ideas?

I absolutely loved it.

For those who haven’t read the book by Pratchett and Gaiman, Good Omens tells the story of an angel named Aziraphale and a demon named Crowley who are on earth shortly before the AntiChrist is to bring about the Apocalypse. There’s just one small problem. It seems the AntiChrist has been misplaced. When both Aziraphale and Crowley get cold feet, they set out to find the AntiChrist and…

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