Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by Lissiel, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Lissiel

    Lissiel Dreaming dead

    I know we have a lot of people here on the forums who love this book, and i am currently caught up in a wave of fandom limerence. Please come nerd out with me, desperately trawling ten tear old livejournal threads only gets you so far.

    I really adore just how charming all the characters are. Its a strong point of terry pratchett, i think--not that he always builds strong or necessarily well executed characters but they always have a certain charm that makes you want to like them anyway. Adam is beautifully complex, as you'd expect, but i mean. The friggin postman cracks me up every time too. And pigbog and the bikers? Mary loquacious? Its just fun.

    Also wow i ship aziraphale and crowley like burning. This last read through, when i finally bothered to look up the nightingale singing thing and realized that no, the authors werent just queerbaiting this whole time, i was SO HAPPY. I fucking hate queerbating you guys. So much. You dont even know. (Fuck you spn)

    I uh. Could also be persuaded to ship Pepper/War spades a few years in the future. Though thats even harder to find.

    What do you like? Who's your favorite character(s)? What's your favorite part of the book? Is there fic/fanart you particularly like?
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  2. Mercury

    Mercury 17 Quicksilver Scribe Tramples The Unrepentant

    Man, I haven't read that book in... a long damn time, but you've inspired me to do a readthrough soon so I can come have conversations about it. (It's a fantastic book, I just don't get around to re-reading things as often as I should.)
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  3. Lissiel

    Lissiel Dreaming dead

  4. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    I love Good Omens! It's one of my favorite books, and thinking about it now I actually haven't read it in a few years... but if I remember correctly, my roommate has a copy, so I may reread it soon. Crowley and Aziraphale are my faves.
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  5. Aviari

    Aviari PartyWolf Is In The House Tonight

  6. witchknights

    witchknights 27 Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    I LOVE that book. it's one of those that really makes me all writing style-jealous.
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  7. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    I love Good Omens. My copy is back in my dorm now, I think, but it might be time for a reread.

    Though it is a bit weird to compare Disc Death and GO Death...

    Also yeah Crowley/Aziraphale, what a wonderful ship.
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  8. Lissiel

    Lissiel Dreaming dead

    There's a bit in...reaper man, maybe? Where it talks about there being different Deaths, but sort of... All related, or kind of different aspects of each other. I'll have to go look and see if i can find it, but i think they maybe started off pretty much the same but then go!death spent thousands of years with War and Pestilence and Famine, while discworld!death got to hang out with like...vimes. Is interesting as a character development question anyway.
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  9. KarrinBlue

    KarrinBlue Magical Girl Intern

    If memory serves, GO Death is called Azrael, which is the name of the Death of Universes.
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  10. Lissiel

    Lissiel Dreaming dead

    Yo does anyone know if theres like... A kink meme or somewhere people might give me prompts? I really like writing things for people specifically, but this is such an old fandom i dont even know whats active anymore and tumblr is the goddamned devil for any kind of coherent interaction. :/
  11. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]


    to prepare for the miniseries I am rereading good omens for the n-teenth time! i’m extremely fond of my copy, which i got for christmas when i was around 12 in nearly-new condition:
    i used to take it with me everywhere. it’s one of my favorite possessions as well as one of my favorite books.
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  12. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    oh my god that looks exactly like the copies described in the foreword thingy that's in my copy asdgfhgjhg
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  13. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    wait, which foreword? i don’t think my copy has that.
  14. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    i think they put it into later editions, it's a bit where they talk about writing the book together, copies they signed etc. they do mention copies 'dropped in the bath and repaired three times with tape, or constituting entirely of loose pages in a zip-loc bag'
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  15. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    well i've only had to tape it once, but it's definitely had an encounter with a bath :D I feel all honored now!
  16. marquis

    marquis Member

    ahh i've only read the book once but it's so good! i really loved the humour in it and the bikers trying to be horsemen were my favourite bit! that one guy who changes his name to cruelty to animals and grievous bodily harm and cool people... peak funny.
    (crowley/aziraphale for life, my dudes.)
    anyone going to watch the TV series that's coming out soon? (i wont, i dont have amazon prime, but david tennant looks good in it <u<)
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  17. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    If you look at the notes on this post, you can see all sorts of people weighing in on their experiences with the Good Omens Curse. :::PPP (Including me, whose original copy was peed on by a Boston Terrier and subsequently replaced with an inferior copy that didn't have the illustrations.)
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  18. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    I'm watching a documentary on english witch hunts and i'm dying because TURNS OUT that 'device' is indeed a freaking last Name carried by several women accused of witchcraft
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  19. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    If I remember right, Pratchett took names from witch hunts for some of the Discworld witches too. I think "Garlick" was one?
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  20. hyrax

    hyrax we'll ride 'till the planets collide

    kicks in the door

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