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GO:Judging a Book By Its Plain Brown Wrapper by quantum-witch GO:Judging a Book By Its Plain Brown Wrapper by quantum-witch
Good Omens Exchange is running a little long this year, but my gift was given before Xmas and everyone ALWAYS knows it's me... so...


FANDOM: Good Omens
WHO: Aziraphale, Crowley © Gaiman, Pratchett
NOTES: For robinasynder on LJ. The prompt was: Aziraphale VS Crowley, both going after the same soul, can be pre or post arrangement. I rather like the idea of it being pretty even or Aziraphale having the upper hand. What happens to the soul (Good/Evil/Third Option) is up to you.

Why create a whole new character when canon is so rich with questionable souls ;)


Additional notes:

- Mary Magdalene was indeed sainted. She was also not a prostitute, but it's the common idea so I played with it.
- "Cervelle de veau" = calves' brains, a French delicacy... eww.
- Ludwig Beethoven, deaf by the time he wrote those bits of his music.
- If anyone EVER finds out what Tracy's Thursdays are about... I don't want to know.
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:icondragonslairnz:
dragonslairnz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a conversation that should have happened. Hehe.
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:icondeathchrist2000:
deathchrist2000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
Believe it or not, bingo.
Or, at least thats what she tells Mr Shadwell...
I hired a professional private detective named Gently, he said he would tell me in a week.
That was a week ago.
He said she actually plays checkers with a man who looks suspiciously like Freddy Mercury. Dirk said he sings like you would expect an angel to sing. He also said a pale man in a black coat said "YES". The dick had no idea what that man meant, you don't suppose that the guy she's meeting is really Fred Mercury do you?
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:iconnimloth87:
Nimloth87 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
How come I hadn't seen this before???? éAè I love it, I think I died at "Even though she can hear the dead like old Ludwig heard his own late quartets?" :rofl: The whole comic is brilliant, Aziraphale's final argument is indeed indisputable xD (I realized they were talking about Madame Tracy only when charlatanism was mentioned :dummy: My excuse is that I haven't had any coffee today)
I love how you depict them, they look and sound precisely like themselves :love: And Aziraphale's computer in the first panel made me grin like an idiot <3

*favs with ninja-like speed*

Guh, some people eat calf brain here too, my grandfather loved it. This is one of the reasons I don't eat calf and tend to avoid meat as much as I can XDDDD *scarred for life*
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Hee :D I had loads of fun thinking of crap for them to argue about. Because they could argue about *everything* down to the wallpaper and crop rotation in Belgium, for all I know. So I have to be prepared with adequate, if ridiculous, comparisons for whatever comes my way.

I love Madame Tracy, she doesn't get nearly enough attention. She was -- if you use the SPN verse ideals -- Aziraphale's vessel for a time so she's got to be important. :)

:XD: That computer is modeled on my first one. It used a disc to boot up, everything was in four color DOS, and to save a file you could only use eight letters. Had to use it until 1997, so I sympathize completely with Aziraphale. Writing things down would've been easier =P

Ewww, I will never try it. Here, esp. down South, they love pig brain. Scramble it right into eggs for breakfast. I tried it once without knowing and nearly threw up. Never again. :XD:
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:iconl-silvermoon:
L-Silvermoon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
lol. That was so awesome. I totally didn't expect it would be her.
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Madame Tracy is a very colorful character ;) Under-used in fandom, too.
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:iconsupergeek17:
supergeek17 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your characterization is absolutely perfect. :heart:
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:iconsoftcoresicko:
softcoresicko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Very nice, and a wonderful little conversation between the two. Yet another reminder that I need to re-read this wonderful book. Have a good year!
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Yay! If something I wrote inspires you to re-read, then my mission is complete :)
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:iconsoftcoresicko:
softcoresicko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Heh, well, I definitely want to re-read, and have for quite a while. Your art has just helped to move it up the list of what I'd like to re-read. (To say nothing of reminding what I loved about it in the first place.)
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NobodysSavior Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*cracks up* Hehe. Good one. And I am painfully curious to know about the Thursdays. I know I'll regret it if I ever find out, but it wouldn't be the first time my curiosity has gotten the better of me.
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:iconsister-to-the-queen:
Sister-to-the-Queen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...
You know, you're right. That does qualify the woman for sainthood.
...
Ineedadrink.

(I do have a theory concerning Madame Tracy's Thursdays... Ahem.)
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
(Oooh do tell.)
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:iconsister-to-the-queen:
Sister-to-the-Queen Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, my theory is that she's a part-time coworker at Ye Olde Sheepefarme, a pleasant little place in the countryside just outside London, where her services are *cough* much appreciated. Think feathers, handcuffs, scented bath salts, the Kama Sutra - Senior Edition (because one must take pity on one's general clientele, and let's be honest here: she don't get no young guys no more), risqué lingerie (and don't ask which party gets to wear it), duct-tape, poi, lots and lots and lots of cotton wadding, muffins, fabric-softener, no, wait rose- and lavender-scented candles, tea (Earl Grey or fruity, as desired), soap, sockpuppets, rope (not too rough: again, the clientele), ungodly amounts of clover honey, and above all: sheep. Oh, and since this is a public institution, there are no complimentary cigarettes. One must set a proper example for the children, after all. *lofty*

I'll leave your fertile imagination to fill in the blanks. ♪

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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
*rofl* Oh, delightful.

But no... my blanks are five miles long in every direction, I'd spend a lifetime trying to fill them in. Best let it remain ineffable.
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Eldanis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I think I somehow managed to miss commenting on this over on LJ, which is absurd of me, because it's completely fabulous, as is the usual from you! I must confess to not actually figuring out who they were discussing until nearly the punchline, which made me feel rather dense, but also made it that much funnier, so... yay?

And hey, recognizability is the cost of being so amazing, I suppose. <3 I don't think my own work is anywhere near as recognizable as yours, which I put down about 2% to admitted vast stylistic waffling, and 98% to just not being as longstandingly awesome as you. And I know that at this point I probably don't -count- as such anymore, but I still feel like a baby in the fandom, and so much of your work was so formative for me. I'll always admire and love it.

Anyway, this is genius. And it's unfair that your being awesome also extends to having the ability to make comics. Just saying. *fails so hard at them*
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
*lol* I'm glad at least ONE person didn't figure out who she was until the end. :XD:

Aw, I totally guessed your work. There are certain little things (I think the mouths) that I always recognize :) And poo to "not counting" -- your work is fabulous, every single time. Heck, I was thrilled to see it showing up in Redemption Road. I've been meaning to get involved there (I've been invited to) but my god... with all the daggomus and artmetica work? I'd pale so much in comparison :XD: SPN is huge and intimidating as hell.

There's a certain, slightly unbalanced, mindset that comics demand. I blame being more strongly influence by Looney Tunes and various newspaper comics than is truly healthy at a young age...
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:iconreuben11reuel:
reuben11reuel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Nice! Love how Az gets Crowley to conceed the argument with a single phrase, only Az could do that!
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Too true :D
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:iconmeiriona:
Meiriona Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Oh lordy. That was beautiful.
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:iconakanesarumara:
akanesarumara Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Writer
I just love this, great argumentation, awesome expressions xd
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:iconphoneix-faerie:
Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic :)
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:iconmarineorthodox:
MarineOrthodox Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
MARVELOUS *_* PLEASE HAVE MY CHILDREN <3
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
*consults husband* Out of luck there :XD:
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:iconladyasher:
LadyAsher Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
love it! "You're right, she's a saint." XD
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:iconraafling:
Raafling Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
This made my day. Thank you!
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Quite welcome :D
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:iconcheshire-shadow:
Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I'm going to wonder what she does on Thursday until the day I have to pick a road in the afterlife, aren't I? XD

Ignoring that, I missed these comics of yours. I never get tired of them. :3
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
*lol* I don't believe we're meant to know, which is why I didn't bother to guess.

Thanks ^_^ I enjoy doing them.
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:iconkyria:
kyria Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like how everything about Azi is round and soft and everything about Crowley is angular :D
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Of course! My pudgy little angel and pointy little demon.

Though technically snakes are kinda soft and curvy... :XD:
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:iconkyria:
kyria Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
hehehehe.....
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:icondarkestelemental616:
DarkestElemental616 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, point to Aziraphale there.

Funny...I was just re-reading Good Omens, had just finished it, in fact, and here you are. Welcome back!
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
I'm never *too* far away ;)
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:iconatemozzarella:
AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
You're right, she's a saint.
XD This is why a simple conversation between these two is ineffably delightful.
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
No such thing as "simple", no matter how they try.
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:iconraven-demon-assasin:
Raven-Demon-Assasin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Much happiness and thanks (Robina Snyder is my penname on LJ and FF.net). This was awesome in ways indescribable
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
LOL :XD: I had no idea you were here too. Now I feel silly.
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:iconraven-demon-assasin:
Raven-Demon-Assasin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Why?

Oh, I'm everywhere, except Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace... and whetever other social media there is that I ignore.

I really do love it too. I thought I was gonna get a super short fic. I'm kinda really honored, especially since a lot of yoru stuff got my interested in this fandom in the first place.
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:iconquantum-witch:
quantum-witch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Well, I know we're not technically supposed to post on LJ until it's over, which is why I post here first... I'm being silly :D

That's not much for "everywhere". *lol*

Aw, I'm glad to have been part of the corruption :)
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:iconraven-demon-assasin:
Raven-Demon-Assasin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
XD, true, especially sense everyone already knew it was you.

No, it's really not, I suppose. :D

XD, truly, although I'd hardly call it corruption. I have surprisingly high standards for fanfiction, this fandom only reminded me of why.
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