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lazulibundtcake:

fuckyeahgoodomens:

Fun fact: ‘Mind how you go’ is a Terry Pratchett reference. Not only his last book, The Shepherd’s Crown, has this dedication to one of the characters, it’s the Pratchett family’s mantra for safety:

Her [Rhianna Pratchett’s] parents were living in Wiltshire, while she was based in London but they saw a lot of each other and spoke constantly. “I’m always telling them I love them on the phone in a slightly silly way. We always say to each other, ‘Mind how you go’; it’s almost like a Pratchett mantra for safety.”

with Rhianna, the daughter of Terry Pratchett, saying this as her last words to her father and her granfather.

I’m losing it a little. This is the universe that keeps on giving. Does every line of dialogue have six layers of meaning?

ALSO, also, I find it incredibly comforting that Aziraphale, even in his total distraction, total abrupt break from Crowley, remembers/thinks to say this. Is it because this is always how he bids him goodbye?

I can’t take much more of this.

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mevima:

The route from The Ritz to Soho apparently takes between 6 and 15 minutes, depending on traffic and tolls. Just in case anyone needed a reference.

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rocktheholygrail:

Good Omens || The Good Place 

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#precious immortal beings doing human magic

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Aziraphale invents flirting…

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a-ginger-in-black:

theniceandaccurategoodomensblog:

soft-angel-aziraphale:

It’s funny that Azriaphale doesn’t realize what a dolphin is, that it’s a mammal not a fish. He, being the Angel of the Eastern Gate who guarded Eden, was obviously there when Adam named all the animals of the world. Ok lots of animals, maybe Aziraphale wasn’t around for all of them but still, he was there.

Crowley knows it was a mammal though. Maybe he was slithering around and paying better attention.

People thought of dolphins and whales as fish until the rise of scientific classification a couple of hundred years ago. Before that there was no concept of “mammal” per se. There were sea-dwelling animals (fish) and land-dwelling animals. There are legal cases on record in the 1700s trying to figure out if whales/dolphins etc were to be understood legally as fish (as they had always been in the law up until then) or not. Even in the Bible itself — Jonah and the whale— the original word isn’t “whale” it is a word meaning literally big fish. But many modern translations take all that into account and suppose that it meant whale . Point being — they aren’t the least bit ignorant or stupid here. It is, for them, quite new scientific knowledge that doesn’t relate at all to their jobs or lives so it is understandable why they heard about it but didn’t grasp it enough to remember.

It’s like Sherlock Holmes’ thing about why should he care whether the Earth goes around the sun or vice-versa?  At what point will that have any bearing on solving a case?

Except if Sherlock Holmes had spent more of his life living in a world in which no one knew the Earth goes around the Sun than living in a life where it was an established fact.

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gingerhaole:

Adam & Eve makin’ some time in the Garden, and one very curious demon is about to learn some things. (Aziraphale went to the orientation, he knows about this stuff. He read the pamphlets.)

A little present from me to you, for my birthday, because you guys have been a continuous gift to me. 💛

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mastertano:

*wii music playing*

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julielilac:

They’re alike in so many ways. :D

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comic-sans-chan:

It kills me that Crowley just slithered straight up AN ENORMOUS FIVE THOUSAND FOOT WALL to invent bad flirting with Aziraphale. Like imagine watching the beings you were charged to protect wandering off into the unforgiving desert with the weapon you were NOT supposed to “lose” and suddenly there’s a hot demon beside you out of breath and asking if you like jazz.

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10yrsyart:

Dolphins and Ducks AU

Part 3: i think AJ has been the most difficult to write, simply because i don’t draw him much outside of this AU. but i hope he seems ok UvUb 

thankyou for your continued patience!

Tip Jar: Kofi / Paypal :)

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soft-angel-aziraphale:

It’s funny that Azriaphale doesn’t realize what a dolphin is, that it’s a mammal not a fish. He, being the Angel of the Eastern Gate who guarded Eden, was obviously there when Adam named all the animals of the world. Ok lots of animals, maybe Aziraphale wasn’t around for all of them but still, he was there.

Crowley knows it was a mammal though. Maybe he was slithering around and paying better attention.

People thought of dolphins and whales as fish until the rise of scientific classification a couple of hundred years ago. Before that there was no concept of “mammal” per se. There were sea-dwelling animals (fish) and land-dwelling animals. There are legal cases on record in the 1700s trying to figure out if whales/dolphins etc were to be understood legally as fish (as they had always been in the law up until then) or not. Even in the Bible itself — Jonah and the whale— the original word isn’t “whale” it is a word meaning literally big fish. But many modern translations take all that into account and suppose that it meant whale . Point being — they aren’t the least bit ignorant or stupid here. It is, for them, quite new scientific knowledge that doesn’t relate at all to their jobs or lives so it is understandable why they heard about it but didn’t grasp it enough to remember.

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morgendaemmerung89:

Only the figure holding the snake looks like Aziraphale and the snake is black with a red belly…

helter-skelter-60:

Imagine: Crowley buying this table for his apartment

Omg. Well, he bought the wrestling statue so that’s totally plausible.

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aethelflaedladyofmercia:

forineffablereasons:

a lot of fic and discussion seems to center around this idea of crowley discovering how horrible the other angels are to aziraphale during the body swap and being so surprised and upset and taken aback by it. but i don’t think that’s really what’s going on here.

i think crowley knew all along what was going to happen to aziraphale in heaven.

that’s why crowley’s so patient with aziraphale. that’s why crowley’s so protective of aziraphale.

that’s why crowley’s so willing to pine from afar and to be aziraphale’s friend even though aziraphale won’t admit it. that’s why he’s so willing to do the song and dance of careful phrasing and rephrasing his requests until he hits on the one aziraphale can agree to. that’s why he’s there is 1793 and 1941 and 1800. oh, 1800 - textually, literally saving aziraphale from having to go back to heaven. that’s why crowley’s always circling him, literally watching his back. 

crowley understands all of aziraphale’s reluctance and dodging because crowley knows what heaven’s like. he knows first-hand how arbitrary and capricious it can be, how vindictive and how dictatorial - whether you read that as coming from god herself or just from the archangels who say they act in her name. he understands what it’s like to be under the thumb of an abusive, uncaring family that wants you to conform, because crowley was part of that family. and although the show focuses on crowley’s angst at having been cast out, i don’t think it’s confusion over why he was cast out - it’s confusion over why god cast him out. he was cast out for asking questions, maybe hanging out with the wrong crowd on the wrong day, but his confusion is what happened to god and to heaven that it became the sort of place that would cast him out for such a thing. 

crowley knows that aziraphale isn’t valued by heaven. crowley knows that aziraphale is mostly ignored by heaven. crowley knows that heaven doesn’t understand aziraphale, and that aziraphale aches to conform to heaven’s standards but can’t help that he just isn’t like them, and what aziraphale has to lose if he is caught failing to conform to heaven’s standards. crowley knows that heaven isn’t coming to save aziraphale, and he knows that aziraphale is afraid of heaven, of what heaven would do to crowley if they were caught, of what heaven would do to him. crowley knows all that in 537 and in 1601 and in 1941 and in 1793 and 1800 and 1861 and in 1967. he knows that. 

so, no. i don’t think crowley was surprised by the treatment aziraphale receives in heaven. i don’t think crowley is at all taken aback by their glee at finally pruning aziraphale from their ranks. i don’t think he’s unprepared for them to give the demon permission to punch aziraphale, and i don’t think he’s surprised to hear gabriel tell him to just shut up and die already. 

i think crowley knew all that was coming, and i think part of what he wanted, in body-swapping, was to protect aziraphale from it. 

of course they also want to survive their respective punishments, but they know they’re going to be punished, and crowley knows that aziraphale expects hell to be horrible. that’s easy to deal with, when you know what to expect. of course you expect your sworn enemies to treat you terribly. of course aziraphale knows that hell is dangerous and brutal and sure to be merciless in punishing crowley. aziraphale expects that. 

but aziraphale didn’t expect the angels to confront him on the street and punch him in the stomach and shove him around. he didn’t expect heaven to turn its back on humanity and choose to go to war over choosing to end it. he really thought that he’d be able to avert the war, and that heaven would want to avert the war. and crowley knew that. 

crowley’s not surprised that heaven is vindictive and hateful when he goes up wearing aziraphale’s body. crowley’s ready for it. crowley knows its coming. and crowley’s protecting aziraphale from it, and at the same time, finally putting to rest his own demons about being cast out. it’s his confrontation of the family he was turned out from when he couldn’t understand why. he’s facing up to the fact that they don’t love him anymore, and that that’s not on him - it’s on them. he’s ready for them to be mean. he’s ready for them to be apathetic. they didn’t care what happened to crowley, and he knows they won’t care what’s happening to aziraphale. 

but crowley cares what’s happening to aziraphale. crowley is fierce in his protection of aziraphale and always has been. crowley is glorious in his love of aziraphale and always has been. crowley is calm, and he is centered, and he is sure that this is the right thing.

crowley isn’t surprised. crowley’s in love, and he’s certain of it. he’s certain of the importance of it. he’s certain that aziraphale is everything heaven should be and isn’t and he’s willing to die to protect it, and it shows in every frame he wears aziraphale’s face. 

I think if either of them are surprised, it’s not by the attitude - Crowley knew what Heaven was becoming when they threw him out; Aziraphale has seen the effects of Hell on Crowley - but by the specifics.

Crowley, I think, has always deliberately tried to hide what goes on in Hell to keep Aziraphale from worrying too much. But Aziraphale has his guesses, and his time in Hell, in Crowley’s body, helps him fill in a lot of blanks that are at least as bad as what he imagined.

Aziraphale, meanwhile, is so used to being gaslighted by Gabriel he doesn’t see a lot of the abuse he endures as worth mentioning, or even abusive. What’s he going to do, complain every time Gabriel is dismissive of his sushi or his books, when really it’s his own fault for not being a good angel and Gabriel is just trying to help?

Crowley can see the anxiety, knows what’s going on, but he never knows the words because Aziraphale doesn’t tell him what was actually said, just brushing it off with terms like “strongly worded letter” and “Michael’s a bit of a stickler.” So hearing Gabriel’s glee as he explains what they’re going to do isn’t shocking because it’s unexpected, but because Crowley finally has enough of a sample to start reconstructing 6,000 years worth of conversations.

I think there’s a bit of newfound protectiveness that comes not from suddenly realizing the other has scars, but from now knowing the shape of those scars, the specific pains associated with them from having carried them for a day. And, hopefully, one day a chance to share that pain, knowing the other has also experienced it, if only briefly, and will be able to understand.

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Ineffable (the website)

fuckyeahgoodomens:

alittam:

I was searching for the poster from Good Omens’ Hell (to print and hang around in my office…) and I stumbled into this little gem of a website. It looks like no one has mentioned it yet here on Tumblr, so if you, like me, have missed it, I suggest you go visit right now.

http://www.silvascreen.com/ineffable/

It’s a simple click and browse website but it’s very fun to visit! And it’s clearly been made with lots of love for the book and the tv series.

It was made by the same company that published the soundtrack to Good Omens, Silva Screen ( @silvascreenrecords​ ) and if you click around you can find some bonus material from the show and the CD.

I was able to download the digital booklet from the soundtrack, with introduction by Neil Gaiman. I also visited Heaven, Hell, Eden and Aziraphale’s bookshop. 

And at the end I was rewarded with a lot of cool wallpapers!



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Ohhh, nice! Thhank you. Didn’t know about it! :)

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The posters in detail are actually a little tweaked, for example the guilotine :D: (has ‘crepes and brioche’ inscription :D)

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aaaw this one  ❤

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Also in Hell (you click on Crowley’s apple / then on falling feather / then on Agnes’ book / then to go down on the escalators) are all these hell posters for download :)

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@neil-gaiman​ Hiya Neil, did you know about this? :)

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nights-end:

sweet dreams 

I don’t really know what I’m doing anymore, I just needed to draw something soft and comforting 

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A Discourse on Tartan

grunklebill:

bluebandedagate:

For those who don’t know, the various patterns of tartan actually hold special significance to Europeans. Different styles of tartan are used to indicate a person’s allegiance to a certain clan, family, or order. It is even illegal in some places to wear specific brands of tartan without permission from the person in charge of the group to which the pattern belongs.

This being said, Aziraphale wears a very specific style of tartan. It’s called “Heaven’s Dress Tartan,” and it was designed specifically for Michael Sheen to wear in the show.

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The naming of this tartan, along with the fact that it is the only tartan we see him wear, would indicate that this pattern is actually the official tartan of heaven. But as we see when Aziraphale is handed his military uniform and told to go assume command of his platoon, (they wouldn’t be waiting for him unless he was their Sargent - fight me,) Heaven has its own official Tartan, and it’s not the one Aziraphale is wearing.

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Furthermore, when Aziraphale is discorporated and winds up in Heaven, the Heaven’s Dress Tartan on his bow-tie is gone.

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This leads me to conclude that, since Aziraphale is wearing a unique tartan that does not match heaven’s, our dear Principality made his own tartan. He didn’t see that pattern somewhere and think it was nice, and he doesn’t wear it to show his allegiance to Heaven. This is A.Z. Fell’s clan tartan. He designed it for himself to wear, as his symbol. If he had a family, it would be their family tartan. 

Now, a thing about clan tartans is you’re only really supposed to wear it if you’re a member of the clan; i.e., a member of the family. Which brings up an interesting point:

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Twice in the show, Aziraphale gives Crowley the Heaven’s Dress Tartan. The first is when he gives him the holy water. (Isn’t it sweet, the vessel he uses is decorated to represent himself?) This could perhaps be dismissed under the theory that it was simply what Aziraphale had on hand - it could easily have been any other securely-shut cup. 

However, in the scene where Crowley and Aziraphale meet Anathema, Aziraphale miracles a tartan bike rack onto the Bentley (which I couldn’t find a picture of). Aziraphale is willingly giving Crowley his specific tartan. Now remember what I said about clan tartans only being worn by members of the clan?

Thesis: Aziraphale considers Crowley to be his family and has since at least the 60s.

Here’s a photo of the Bentley’s bike rack. The tire got a complete makeover of tartan!

And here’s a photo of Aziraphale decorating Crowley’s jacket collar with tartan. It doesn’t appear to be Heaven’s Dress Tartan? At the very least it looks like it’s missing the red line part of the pattern; I’m not sure if that’s an important distinction. 

Even if it’s not, the idea of Aziraphale sauntering into Hell as Crowley, while wearing his clan tartan, is making me yell very loudly.

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Question:

Do you have any fic recs? Smut preferably? If not it cool

Answer:

khiroptera:

this anon asked so long ago but i took forever bc i had to finish reading stuff! i feel like a librarian (in a good way). which speaking of librarians, have you pals checked out @aziraphales-library bc they got lots of fic recs over there too! never go a day without some peer-reviewed gomens fics LMAO

anyway, smutty fics ahead! heavy sexual content!! under a cut this time bc there’s quite a few in here.

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aziraphalelookedwretched:

Yes and no. You can put holy water into normal water and it all becomes holy water, but the ratio of holy water to normal water has to be above fifty percent. So you can’t put a drop of holy water into a few litres and turn it all into holy water. Having said that, if you did several dilutions, each time the ratio would still be over fifty percent, so if you had the time you could do that instead!

angel-s-advice:

So

This is bad news for demons

Obviously this is human stupidity. It is just too silly.

Or no… wait…perhaps a clever demon spread this misinformation deliberately? To cause general confusion over what’s actually holy water or not?

I now have visions of Crowley infiltrating the Catholic church and spreading this false information… Perhaps he took awhile to plan his little caper because he had to find a church that didn’t dilute the holy water to make more…

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