A new Good Omens audiobook is coming!!! ❤ :)
A brand new full cast audiobook production of the classic collaboration from internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett starring Rebecca Front as the Narrator, Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, and David Tennant as Crowley.
Length: 12.6 hours
Rebecca Front: Narrator
Michael Sheen: Aziraphale
David Tennant: Crowley
Katherine Kingsley: Anathema Device
Arthur Darvill: Newton Pulsifer
Peter Forbes: Shadwell
Gabrielle Glaister: Madame Tracy and Agnes Nutter
Louis Davison: Adam
Pixie Davis: Pepper
Chris Nelson: Wensleydale
Ferdinand Frisby Williams: Brian
Adjoa Andoh, Allan Corduner, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Josh Hopkins, Lorelei King, Matt Reeves, and Lemn Sissay
Release date: November 2 2021
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‘And then you will be burned,’ said the duchess.
‘Okay,’ said Nanny.
'Well it’s bloody freezing down here.’
--Terry Pratchett, “Wyrd Sisters”
(illustrations from the Wyrd Sisters animated series)
(Capturing Nanny Ogg is almost as bad of an idea as capturing Granny Weatherwax.)
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Afterward, Carrot said: "Gavin was a very noble creature. I am sorry he is dead. I'm sure we would have got on very well."
You mean every word of it, Vimes thought. I know you do. But it works out all right for you, doesn't it? It always does. [...] If you were dice, you'd always roll sixes.
And the dice didn't roll themselves. If it wasn't against everything he wanted to be true about the world, Vimes might just then have believed in some huge destiny controlling people. And gods help the other people who were around when a big destiny was alive in the world, bending every poor bugger around itself...
He wondered, not for the first time, but perhaps for the first time so articulately that his lips almost moved, if he might ever, one day, have to stand in its way...
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant
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I totally blanked on the connection of Moist von Lipwig growing up in Uberwald and KNOWING what the werewolves are like there, then coming to Ankh-Morpork and being told "oh yeah, hey, there's a werewolf in the Watch that can smell your burp from last Tuesday. Haha wild.."
I always thought he panicked because he was a criminal, but oof that hits harder when you think about how he grew up with Uberwallian werewolves
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living in my dream world of aziraphale just wearing the worst clothes possible <3
ID with full transcript under the cut so I can do my best to lay it out properly
[ID: a digital comic of Aziraphale from Good Omens. Aziraphale is a Black angel with dark brown curly hair, freckles, crows’ feet, and lines around his mouth. He is wearing oval-shaped reading glasses, a brown paisley shirt with a rainbow tartan tie, a yellow v-neck jumper, and a camel coat. He is listening to Crowley’s answerphone message playing through an orange landline phone with a curly wire, and is replying. Aziraphale’s speech bubbles are yellow and rounded, and the sound from the phone is in cream-coloured spiky bubbles.
Panel 1 (light dull blue background): Close-up of Aziraphale, at the left edge of the panel, looking to his right with the phone held to his left ear. He looks bored. The phone message says “Hi, this is Anthony Crowley. Uh. I -”
Panel 2 (darker dull blue background): Mid shot of Aziraphale at the right edge of the panel. He has brought his right hand up to cradle the phone as well, and looks slightly concerned, his mouth open in speech. Aziraphale’s speech covers most of the phone message. He says “Crowley! Listen! I haven’t got much time! The - Shutup! Listen! It was in Tadfield! It’s all in that book! You’ve got to stop -”
The final part of the phone message is visible, reading: “after the tone and I’ll get right back to you. Chow.”
Aziraphale responds: “I want to talk to you now - “
Panel 3 (dull red-orange background): Close up of Aziraphale with him facing to the right and yelling into the phone. The answerphone message makes a long beep. Aziraphale shouts “Stop making noises!”
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No guards, Vimes thought, should be dressed in red, blue and yellow. People would be able to see them coming. Vimes liked a uniform you could lurk in.
Terry Pratchett - The Fifth Elephant
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The Assassin moved quietly from roof to roof until he was well away from the excitement around the Watch House.
His movements could be called catlike, except that he did not stop to spray urine up against things.
Eventually he reached one of the upper world’s many hidden places, where several thickets of chimneys made a little hidden space, invisible from the ground and from most of the surrounding roofscape. He didn’t enter it immediately, but circled it for a while, moving with absolute silence from one vantage point to another.
What would have intrigued a watcher who knew the ways of Ankh-Morpork’s Guild of Assassins was how invisible this one was. When he moved, you saw movement; when he stopped, he wasn’t there. Magic would have been suspected and, in an oblique way, the watcher would have been right. Ninety percent of most magic merely consists of knowing one extra fact.
~ Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
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A little lite Necromancy
Color palette commission for @slyjinks!
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“Marry, sir—” said the Fool nervously, and gave his hated mandolin a quick strum.
The duke sat down on the throne.
“I am already extremely married,” he said. “Advise me, my Fool.”
“I’faith, nuncle—” said the Fool.
“Nor am I thy uncle. I feel sure I would have remembered,” said Lord Felmet, leaning down until the prow of his nose was a few inches from the Fool’s stricken face. “If you preface your next remark with nuncle, i’faith or marry, it will go hard with you.”
The Fool moved his lips silently, then said, “How do you feel about Prithee?”
The duke knew when to allow some slack. “Prithee I can live with,” he said. “So can you. But no capering.” He grinned encouragingly. “How long have you been a Fool, boy?”
“The sirrah,” said the duke, holding up a hand, “on the whole, I think not.”
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oh, hey! it's a pretty big thing in Pratchett fandom, but you probably haven't heard: it's generally good to put "GNU Terry Pratchett" (capitalization optional) somewhere on a post mentioning him or his work- i usually use the tags, but some people add it directly to the post- as a way to honor his memory. it's based off a section in one of the Discworld novels, how "a man's not dead while his name is still spoken", and GNU specifically being used as the method/tradition of sharing these names that was used in the book.
it's by no means an obligation, but i figured you should know! i always liked the idea, personally :]
Thanks for the tip. I had noticed the tag in a few posts, but I didn't know the significance. It'll make even more sense once I've read Going Postal, so I'll probably wait until then before I start using the tag myself - but it's good to know the meaning behind it now, thank you!
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The trouble with being a witch–at least, the trouble with being a witch as far as some people were concerned–was that you got stuck out here in the country. But that was fine by Nanny. Everything she wanted was out here. Everything she’d ever wanted was here, although in her youth she’d run out of men a few times. Foreign parts were all right to visit but they weren’t really serious. They had interestin’ new drinks and the grub was fun, but foreign parts was where you went to do what might need to be done and then you came back here, a place that was real. Nanny Ogg was happy in small places.
--Terry Pratchett, “The Sea and Little Fishes”
(illustrations by Paul Kidby)
(Also had to include the famous “Mona Ogg” by Leonard of Quirm, who definitely had his horizons broadened by Gytha that summer he spent in Lancre... And thus ends Nanny’s Witch Week!)
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"You closed the road? You closed the road!" he yelled as they plunged on.
"And Kings Way, sir. Just in case," Carrot shouted down.
"You closed two major roads? Two whole damn roads? In the rush-hour?"
"Yes, sir," said Carrot. "It was the only way."
Vimes hung on, speechless. Would he have dared to do that? But that was Carrot all over. There was a problem, and now it's gone. Admittedly, the whole city is probably solid with wagons by now, but that's a new problem.
Terry Pratchett, Thud!
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For anyone interested; There’s now a 1080p HD (AI Upscale) of Wyrd Sisters on YouTube.
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Tweet by John Rogers: “I'm an infamously even-tempered man, but if you take Terry Pratchett's name in vain for some small-minded bigoted fuckwittery I will push you down a set of fucking stairs and laugh at the bounce.”
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I usually can’t finish a drawing to save my life but I had to
Happy pride month and good omens season 2!!
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“Bleedwell had worn black. Assassins always did. Black was cool, and, besides, it was the rules. But only in a dark cellar at midnight was black a sensible color. Elsewhere, Vetinari preferred dark green, or shades of dark gray. With the right coloring, and the right stance, you vanished. People’s eyes would help you vanish. They erased you from their vision, they fitted you into the background.
Of course, he’d be expelled from the Guild if caught wearing such clothing. He’d reasoned that this was much better than being expelled from the land of the upright and breathing. He’d rather not be cool than be cold.”
~ Terry Pratchett, Night Watch
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Thematically speaking, the most important thing Terry Pratchett taught me was the concept of militant decency. The idea that you can look at the world and its flaws and its injustices and its cruelties and get deeply, intensely angry, and that you can turn that into energy for doing the right thing and making the world a better place. He taught me that the anger itself is not the part I should be fighting. Nobody in my life ever said that before.
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