Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

Parasha: Good Omens, March 11th reading

Ah, and we finally get to see more of Them, which includes Him. And I always enjoy the footnote about Greasy Johnson, even at the same time it feels a bit twee to have the flighty Satanist nuns that care for the extraneous children and all. But twee in at least a somewhat good way. I think!

Anyhow, if I'm keeping it straight... Adam is of course the son of Satan, Greasy is (biologically) the son of the American diplomat and his wife, while the kid currently being brought up in America was originally the child of the Youngs. Yes?

I also find it a bit amusing that Pepper is a nickname of a nickname, since Pippin was originally a nickname for Peregrine. (If I had to choose, I'd take Peregrine as a name over Pippin, myself.)

Man, was I ever that bloodthirsty as a kid? I don't think I was!

And as a side question, can anyone read mention of the Spanish Inquisition without thinking of Monty Python?

I have no idea what "the Continong" is supposed to be, unless it's just Adam getting a word wrong in random ways, or is in fact a typo.

Hrm, I didn't realize iron was supposed to work against demons, just the Fair Folk. Maybe it was, or maybe this is poetic license. Except without so much of the poetry.

And... Adam begins to change the world. And there's a bit of self-fulfilling prophecy there, since Agnes's prophecies wouldn't have been fulfilled quite in the way they were if Adam hadn't been influenced by Anathema, who in turn wouldn't have been there without the prophecies... but that sorta makes your brain hurt after a while.

A reminder of the schedule.
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