Thanks for your concern, anon! I spent up through Tuesday doing just that, and it’s only today that I don’t feel like complete rubbish, to be honest. Did things go well? Yes and no. After two incisions, they got the laparoscope where it needed to go, but what they saw was an unexpected complication that necessitated halting the surgery in its tracks. They sent me home and set me up an appointment with another specialist, and the actual (and now more serious) surgery will be happening within, I should guess, a month or so. I was extremely upset at this turn of events when I woke up from anesthesia, but I’ve had exactly a week to cool down about it (having a couple of holes in your stomach that are busy healing will generally take the ability to expend too much energy on an annoyed fight out of anyone). I haven’t written anything unless you count an unexpected 542 words this morning; I was given an injection of something on Tuesday that made me feel like death for about 24 hours (but at least the problem will not spread between now and them getting me back on the table). I’m achy and can’t lift things. That’s about the shape of the situation.
Sooooo…I was rereading good omens when I realized crowley actually dressed up as a lady to get a job as a nanny…
Nanny Ashtoreth and Brother Francis are entities separate from Crowley and Aziraphale themselves, as I’ve always understood it. They’re too lazy to intervene so directly themselves, meeting in museums and cafés and on the tops of buses, etc., to compare notes on the reports their agents make back to them :)
Art submission from fieto: Anthology / CoT pet-swap! Aziraphale and Crowley get a crack at babysitting Bertie; meanwhile, Hermann and Newt (but the latter in particular) get to have their hands full with Judith, Tamar, Lilith, Eve, Ruth, and Jemima for a spell. My favorite things here are Crowley’s wondering expression as he peers at the fish and Newt’s unreserved joy in letting the ducks climb all over him (just like Crowley lets them). At this juncture, I urge you to go watch cute pet-duck vids on YouTube; your life will be richer for it. There are a few cute bettas on there, too, but cute duck vids are far more abundant.
Newt/Hermann, moment of completely unguarded affection
One more upload for today! Also a commission from Irisbleufic, and of one of my favorite scenes from Anthology! (which… every other scene is my favorite ok, but this one is close to my heart and so, so lovely) I very nearly forgot to include Newt’s tattoos, which is apparently a problem of mine, but caught myself. uwu I just adore these two so much, and I can’t even begin to describe how flattered I am to have been able to illustrate scenes from my favorite fic in the fandom. <33
Back in early July, seji told me she was opening to commissions, so I gave her a very open-ended request: four scenes, any four scenes, that she’d like to focus on. There’s the above, of course, and the other three are here, here, and here. I love the theme of kisses she’s latched onto, as well as the recurrence of the sofa. Once upon a time, she surprised me with a sequence of illustrations based on some of my Good Omens stories that must’ve taken I can’t imagine how long, so please consider this commission retroactive thanks for that, too, old friend. I’m glad it gave you the chance to do something that wasn’t school-related ♥
'Doctor Geiszler, you're a thorn in my side, albeit a useful one.'
(a fanmix for irisbleufic’s anthology and the wonderful, maddening, lovestruck idiots whose lives it details; features quotations from the fic itself, which can be found here)
I just now found this post, so I’m about to give it a listen!
ETA: This would’ve been worth it for “Set Fire to the Third Bar” and the Kathleen Battle “Bist Du Bei Mir” alone. What a fantastic mix, thank you ♥
bravinto says: i drew a thing for you that i hope will help you feel better! <3 it is for your 1950s cryptozoology AU, one of my favourite fics ever :D the quality is crappy, because i only have a phone camera for now, but when i get to a scanner or a good camera, i’ll post the HQ version :3
The backdrop to this makes me miss Scotland so fiercely, but I mean that in the best way possible. Maybe it’s the drugs or the anesthetic wearing off or some combination of today’s messed-up happenings, but I’m teary-eyed and wish I could actually hug you. All my thanks.
today on “Things I Never Thought I Would Draw”: baseball rivalries and a nerd in boxer shorts. Huh!
Literally reblogging from the hospital waiting room at 5:18am because this is hilarious and awesome and, Sarah and Stacie, this one’s for you <3
And this gave me a smile while I’m sitting here waiting for a cab at 4:30 in the morning, for sure *hugs* I’m imagining Chau, Lecter, and the one of historical fame as namesakes all in quick succession; each one of them is funny for a different reason. Or maybe it’s just funny because the recipient of the name is an angelfish. Either way!
(Chau’s reaction? He’s raising an eyebrow in what’s intended as a disapproving, possibly even threatening manner, except Lu busting up silently behind his back is ruining the effect.)
Pairing/Characters: Aziraphale/Crowley; Warlock, the Dowlings
Rating: PG-13 / R-ish
Notes: This 5 + 1 piece is for calicovirus, to whom I promised this several months ago. The Dowlings and Nanny Ashtoreth put young Warlock through a battery of musical-viewings for his cultural edification; meanwhile, many rows back, Aziraphale and Crowley shadow the proceedings (whilst Statler-and-Waldorfing their way through). This can be read as a stand-alone (but, as per usual, it’s part of CoT); the first five sections are flashbacks to West-End show dates for which Aziraphale and Crowley were present during the ’70s and ’80s, and the sixth section takes place a month after the events of Matters of Inconvenience (today, in fact).
Summary: Five trips to the theatre, plus one movie-night at home.
Please consider Hermann Gottlieb very seriously drinking bubble tea.
Oh, I didn’t realize someone had done that already, haha, my bad! It’s pretty cool it already exists!
And it wouldn’t surprise me if someone else out there in the ever-expanding sea of N/H stories had also done it (if someone else has, please tell me; I want to read takes on it other than my own if they happen to exist)! The scene early on in Anthology where they share bubble tea (in theory; in practice, Hermann is hogging it) is the only in-fic example I know of.
Hello, and it’s a pleasure to meet you (nice username)! Thank you for your kind words regarding my stories; it gives me great pleasure to know you enjoy reading them so much. I look forward to getting to know more about you, and I hope you have a restful weekend!
Please consider Hermann Gottlieb very seriously drinking bubble tea.
"They went to the Ritz again, where a table was mysteriously vacant. And perhaps the recent exertions had some fallout in the nature of reality because, while they were eating, for the first time every, a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square.
No one heard it over the traffic, but it was there,…
You asked for Good Omens fic recs, so mine are right here.
(I’ve been writing GO stories myself for a long time; here’s the main directory, which links to the original postings on LiveJournal. However, it’s all archived on AO3 now, so you’d probably want to look there instead if you’re so inclined.)