History Heartwarming / GoodOmens

4th Aug '17 4:53:06 AM NCToni
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** It is not clear when--or if-- they let go.

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** It is not clear when--or if-- they let go.go.
** Look very carefully at the difference in phrasing. In Aziraphale’s phrase, the ‘deep down inside’ comes before ‘that’ and makes no sense if it’s referring to the spark of goodness, as in a spark of goodness deep down inside Crowley. If it were, it should’ve been ‘I’ll have known that, deep down inside, there was a spark of goodness in you.’ The phrasing is correct in Crowley’s response (and it’s appropriate - Aziraphale’s bastard side really is pretty far down inside), but not in Aziraphale’s. Why? Maybe because he isn’t talking about Crowley. He’s talking about himself. That he has known all along, deep down inside, that Crowley had a spark of goodness in him. And it certainly looks in some parts of the book that he wants to believe in Crowley’s better side despite what he considers his better judgement - but formally he is still very much in the ‘demons evil, Heaven good’ camp for most of the book up till that point. Aziraphale is essentially apologizing for six thousand years of treating Crowley as inherently evil, assuring him that he did know better, deep inside, even if he didn’t always act like it. Setting things straight between them before their expected final battle. Getting the truth out there.
8th May '17 9:48:40 AM themanwithathousandtabs
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** Which makes his [[spoiler: resurrection at the end of the book all the sweeter. Gosh, but it was good to see him alive.]]

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** Which makes his [[spoiler: resurrection at the end of the book all the sweeter. Gosh, but it was good to see him alive.]]]]
* When Satan is about to burst through the crust of the earth, we have this lovely scene:
-->He smiled at Crowley.
-->"I'd just like to say," he said, [[CrowningMomentOFHeartwarming "if we don't get out of this, that . . . I'll have known, deep down inside, that there was a spark of goodness in you."]]
-->"That's right," said Crowley bitterly. "Make my day."
-->Aziraphale held out his hand.
-->[[ItHasBeenAnHonor "Nice knowing you," he said.]]
-->[[HoldingHands Crowley took it.]]
-->[[NeverSayGoodbye "Here's to the next time," he said.]] "And . . . Aziraphale?"
-->"Yes."
-->[[IronicEcho "Just remember I'll have known that, deep down inside,]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny you were just enough of a bastard to be worth liking."]]
** It is not clear when--or if-- they let go.
24th Jul '16 7:26:41 PM JKRoo
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*** To add to it: he doesn't shut it down exactly. It's still running perfectly, producing exactly the amount of electricity it ought. It's just that ''all of the radioactive material that powers the plant has vanished''.
24th Apr '15 6:30:32 PM Greenhat
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** A good example: when Adam meets Anathma, she invites him in, gives him lemonade, and spends the afternoon telling him about paranormal things, which fascinates him to no end. He wants to do something nice for Anathma, just because he likes her, so he uses his powers to shut down a nearby nuclear power plant (which he knew she didn't like).
* The International Express postman's been delivering items to the Four Horse Persons throughout the entire book and having just finished with [[spoiler: Pollution]] realizes his next stop is [[spoiler: Death]]. Before he goes to meet him, he leaves a final message for his wife saying: I love you. It's sadly very sweet coming from a man who's been helping to reequipped the major players of the Apocalypse.

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** A good example: when Adam meets Anathma, Anathema, she invites him in, gives him lemonade, and spends the afternoon telling him about paranormal things, which fascinates him to no end. He wants to do something nice for Anathma, Anathema, just because he likes her, so he uses his powers to shut down a nearby nuclear power plant (which he knew she didn't like).
* The International Express postman's been delivering items to the Four Horse Persons throughout the entire book and having just finished with [[spoiler: Pollution]] realizes his next stop is [[spoiler: Death]]. Before he goes to meet him, he leaves a final message for his wife saying: I love you. It's sadly very sweet coming from a man who's been helping to reequipped reequip the major players of the Apocalypse.
7th Mar '15 10:27:52 AM giygasattack
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** Debatable - they're [[spoiler: both immortals, and Crowley is in a panic, on the run from the Dukes of Hell, and is clearly rushing to find Aziraphale due to not knowing who else to turn to. However, Aziraphale dying at this point ''would'' mean that he's unlikely to acquire a new body anytime soon which, seeing as the world is about to end, means they'll likely never see each other again. So while there's no reason for Crowley to have been concerned for Aziraphale's wellbeing, it ''is'' heartwarming how desperate he is to stay together with him.]]
*** Even without any of that being taken into consideration at all, it's clearly stated -- with emphasis -- that Crowley [[spoiler:was looking for ''help'']]. When [[spoiler:a war between Heaven and Hell was on the verge of breaking out, with demons and angels about to make the leap from 'casual enemies' back to 'full-scale soldiers in active battle to the death', Crowley's instant response was to ''find Aziraphale'' -- no, not to finally kill his Enemy of six thousand years, but rather to find an ally. It did not even occur to Crowley that their Arrangement might in any way be changed or rendered null and void by the looming war between their respective sides]]. TrueCompanions!
**** And relatedly, that when Aziraphale figures out where the Apocalypse will begin, his first instinct is to call Crowley.

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** Debatable - they're [[spoiler: both immortals, and Crowley is in a panic, on the run from the Dukes of Hell, and is clearly rushing to find Aziraphale due to not knowing who else to turn to. However, Aziraphale dying at this point ''would'' mean that he's unlikely to acquire a new body anytime soon which, seeing as the world is about to end, means they'll likely never see each other again. So while there's no reason for Crowley to have been concerned for Aziraphale's wellbeing, it ''is'' heartwarming how desperate he is to stay together with him.]]
*** Even without any of that being taken into consideration at all, it's clearly stated -- with emphasis -- that Crowley [[spoiler:was looking for ''help'']]. When [[spoiler:a war between Heaven and Hell was on the verge of breaking out, with demons and angels about to make the leap from 'casual enemies' back to 'full-scale soldiers in active battle to the death', Crowley's instant response was to ''find Aziraphale'' -- no, not to finally kill his Enemy of six thousand years, but rather to find an ally. It did not even occur to Crowley that their Arrangement might in any way be changed or rendered null and void by the looming war between their respective sides]]. TrueCompanions!
****
And relatedly, that when Aziraphale figures out where the Apocalypse will begin, his first instinct is to call Crowley.



* Sergeant Deisenburger being sent away... to the farm where he grew up, and it seems like he's not leaving this time.
** I love the bit where he hangs up his gun and stops talking like a soldier. It makes me smile

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* Sergeant Deisenburger being sent away... to the farm where he grew up, and it seems like he's not leaving this time.
** I love the bit where
time, especially when he hangs up his gun and stops talking like a soldier. It makes me smilesoldier.



* At the end, Crowley and Aziraphale get their dinner at the Ritz... And meanwhile, a nightingale sings in Berkley Square.
* This troper gets a warm feeling from how Crowley and Aziraphale deal with each other towards the end, e.g. how hands-on they are with each other - Crowley grabbing Aziraphale's arm and whispering to him, Aziraphale laying a hand on his shoulder, etc. Aziraphale expresses genuine sympathy for Crowley's ruined car, whereas ''Crowley'' sincerely commiserates on Aziraphale's lost books. Remember that it's an angel and a demon we're talking about here! Representatives of two opposing sides that hate each other so much that the mere tension between them keeps trying to bring about the end of the world.

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* At the end, Crowley and Aziraphale get their dinner at the Ritz...Ritz. And meanwhile, a nightingale sings in Berkley Square.
* This troper gets a warm feeling from how The way Crowley and Aziraphale deal with each other towards the end, e.g. how hands-on they are with each other - Crowley grabbing Aziraphale's arm and whispering to him, Aziraphale laying a hand on his shoulder, etc. Aziraphale expresses genuine sympathy for Crowley's ruined car, whereas ''Crowley'' sincerely commiserates on Aziraphale's lost books. Remember that it's This is an angel and a demon we're talking about here! Representatives by the way, representatives of two opposing sides that hate each other so much that the mere tension between them keeps trying to bring about the end of the world.
10th Dec '13 4:28:03 PM ZeldaQueen
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** A good example: when Adam meets Anathma, she invites him in, gives him lemonade, and spends the afternoon telling him about paranormal things, which fascinates him to no end. He wants to do something nice for Anathma, just because he likes her, so he uses his powers to shut down a nearby nuclear power plant (which he knew she didn't like).
3rd Oct '13 7:20:56 PM GeminiStar
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* The International Express postman's been delivering items to the Four Horse Persons throughout the entire book and having just finished with [[spoiler: Pollution]] realizes his next stop is [[spoiler: Death]]. Before he goes to meet him, he leaves a final message for his wife saying: I love you. It's sadly very sweet coming from a man who's been helping to reequipped the major players of the Apocalypse.

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* The International Express postman's been delivering items to the Four Horse Persons throughout the entire book and having just finished with [[spoiler: Pollution]] realizes his next stop is [[spoiler: Death]]. Before he goes to meet him, he leaves a final message for his wife saying: I love you. It's sadly very sweet coming from a man who's been helping to reequipped the major players of the Apocalypse.Apocalypse.
** Which makes his [[spoiler: resurrection at the end of the book all the sweeter. Gosh, but it was good to see him alive.]]
8th Jun '13 6:39:45 PM thesummoningdark
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**** And relatedly, that when Aziraphale figures out where the Apocalypse will begin, his first instinct is to call Crowley.
-->He ought to call Heaven. He ''wanted'' to call Crowley.
12th Apr '13 9:47:54 PM dazai
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* The International Express postman's been delivering items to the Four Horse Persons throughout the entire book and having just finished with [[spoiler: Pollution]] realizes his next stop is [[spolier: Death]]. Before he goes to meet him, he leaves a final message for his wife saying: I love you. It's sadly very sweet coming from a man who's been helping to reequipped the major players of the Apocalypse.

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* The International Express postman's been delivering items to the Four Horse Persons throughout the entire book and having just finished with [[spoiler: Pollution]] realizes his next stop is [[spolier: [[spoiler: Death]]. Before he goes to meet him, he leaves a final message for his wife saying: I love you. It's sadly very sweet coming from a man who's been helping to reequipped the major players of the Apocalypse.
12th Apr '13 9:47:22 PM dazai
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* Likewise the fact that an idyllic childhood and life among humans (without any celestial or infernal intervention) was able to overcome Adam's demonic nature and instill a love of the world forms the core of the book. Choice and the potential for good and evil in all of us is a big theme of the book best exemplified in truly heartwarming fashion by Adam Young.

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* Likewise the fact that an idyllic childhood and life among humans (without any celestial or infernal intervention) was able to overcome Adam's demonic nature and instill a love of the world forms the core of the book. Choice and the potential for good and evil in all of us is a big theme of the book best exemplified in truly heartwarming fashion by Adam Young.Young.
* The International Express postman's been delivering items to the Four Horse Persons throughout the entire book and having just finished with [[spoiler: Pollution]] realizes his next stop is [[spolier: Death]]. Before he goes to meet him, he leaves a final message for his wife saying: I love you. It's sadly very sweet coming from a man who's been helping to reequipped the major players of the Apocalypse.
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