If you're a Good Omens
fan and a Lower Tadfield Air Base (lower_tadfield
) regular, you might be familiar with that absolutely awesome role-play, neutral_omens
. Well, a similar one is starting! It's calledlt_safe_house
, and the premise is similar to that of neutral_omens
The NO role-play (RP) not only featured characters from Good Omens
such as Crowley, Aziraphale, Adam, Brian, Wensleydale, Pepper, Newt, Anathema, and the Horsepersons, but also people from other Neil Gaiman books, like Mr Wednesday and the Marquis de Carabas, people from mythology (and American Gods
) like Horus or Loki, and of course Judaeo-Christian angels - we had Uriel, Michael, Raphael and Gabriel there as well. We also had other demons, like Belial, officially my favourite demon after Crowley. And we had people from other fandoms, like Harry Potter
- Harry, Draco, Luna, Remus and Sirius joined the above cast at Tadfield Manor. And John Constantine came there too; he started out as a relatively minor character and friend of Crowley's, but he became one of the major players.
Anyway. As I was saying, we're starting a similar role-play at lt_safe_house
. And I have joined it, and I will be role-playing... *drum roll* the Archangel Gabriel
When I first got there I couldn't believe
who was available, I was tempted to play Crowley or Aziraphale themselves, but I didn't know how well I could play them, seeing as how I didn't RP much before this. And if I changed them too much, the other GO fans mightn't like it. And I thought about playing one of the old gods, like Mr Wednesday aka Odin, or Isis, or my favourite Egyptian goddess Seshat. But Wednesday, again, is a canon Gaiman character and if I didn't play him properly I didn't know how the fans would react.
So I thought I'd use an established fanon character, but one who wasn't in much canon, so I could do my own take on the character. So I made a quick, heart-thumping decision to play the Divine Messenger himself, Gabriel.
I filled out the application at mad_prophecies
, and created an RP account, cattygabriel
. And the whole point of this post was supposed
to be to let you know this:Due to the fact that 1) school will be piling on the assignments, 2) I will be playing Gabriel himself in a Good Omens role-play and 3) due to the aforementioned RP, I will have to research Gabriel, do some character posts at his LJ, and of course be active in the actual RP itself, I won't be able to update my own LiveJournal as often as I would prefer.
Of course, I'll still pop by with photos or stories of school, or fanfiction or original fiction, but not nearly as regularly. Not that I update my LJ regularly in the first place, but it'll be even more infrequent now. :(
And any help with researching Gabriel would also be much appreciated, along with nice pictures of him. (:
Also, I recently read the Author's Preferred Text editions of Neil Gaiman's American Gods
. They're SO FREAKING GOOD! The Marquis de Carabas, from Neverwhere
, reminded me so much of Crowley from Good Omens
and Spider from Anansi Boys
. And American Gods
, with its cast of old and new gods and the occasional human XP was so fantastic! Absolutely wonderful! I've even had a number of dreams, featuring some of the gods in American Gods
(alas, none featuring the Hindu gods whom I pray to). I shall talk more about those dreams in another post.