GO fans on the Flist, can you do me a favour? Can you get your copy of the book and check a detail for me?

I made this into a poll to make it easier. (Note: this only refers to the English edition of the book. However, if you have a translation, you are also welcome to give the title used in that one.) Feel free to elaborate in the comments if the text box feels too restrictive.

[Poll #1076286]
Thanks in advance. :)

I'm asking because I'm rather confused at the moment. My personal physical copy of the book is what I assume is the British paperback (this one, correct me if I'm wrong), published by Corgi. It gives the title as "D-Plan". However, I also have a scanned-in copy which, despite having a scan of the same cover as the Corgi edition, appears to be the American edition. (This assumption is based on the fact that, among other things, it uses "hood" instead of "bonnet" when referring to the police car which Crowley stops at the beginning of the novel. It also gives the title of Sable's book as "Foodless Dieting".) I know there are a few differences in the editions, and I'd like to find them before they do terrible things to my thesis research. I use the electronic copy for quick reference, see, because even though I practically know the damn book by heart, I sometimes need to see how many times a certain word or phrase crops up, and that's when a file version comes in handy.
empyreus: (wtf)
( Sep. 6th, 2007 07:42 pm)
I seem to have an M.A. thesis subject.

Before this Monday, the thesis had merely loomed in the future and been something labelled "To be dealt with", since I still have some courses left to finish. (It is generally recommended that you complete all your courses before starting work on your M.A.) So what happened on Monday? Well, I went to see the head of the department to ask about an advanced course and came out an hour later with a bunch of paper and a suggestion for a thesis. The dean had looked at the courses I'd taken, and then briskly noted "You're mostly done, so you should start working on your Master's thesis now. Sign up for the seminar so you can start. I have some material here that you could use." (For an approximation of the expression on my face when I heard this, see icon.)

I spent the next three days flailing around, trying to get my head around the subject and what material I might use (and boring all friends to tears with my incessant whining). Dead ends everywhere. I finally thought of another subject twenty minutes before the seminar lecture was due to start. I was intensively relieved when the new subject seemed to meet with the approval of the seminar supervisor (who is also the dean of the department).

The subject? It seems like it's shaping up to be an analysis of the translations of puns in the Swedish edition of Good Omens, with an eye to domestication/foreignization, translation tactics and culture-dependent expressions. I may regret this.
empyreus: (ineffable duck)
( Apr. 28th, 2006 11:26 pm)
I just installed iTunes, poured my 4,000+ mp3's into it, hit "Party Shuffle", and the first song to come up is... a gavotte.

Right. So I hit 'Refresh', thinking it was a fluke. Not so. Now both "Putting on the Ritz" and "There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart)" show up.

*hides behind the couch* Is someone trying to tell me something?
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Title: Upon a Midnight Clear
Author: [livejournal.com profile] empy
Pairing: Crowley/Aziraphale
Rating: R
Disclaimer: The characters belong to Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. No infringement is intended.
Summary: Christmas is a nice time for Falling.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] moonytoes for the [livejournal.com profile] go_exchange fic challenge. I wasn't given a specific prompt, only a pairing, so I let the characters do what they wanted. They got into rather a festive mood, and this is the result.
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mimm_ for giving this a once-over even though she wasn't familiar with the fandom, and to [livejournal.com profile] tackerama for cheerleading.

Upon a Midnight Clear )
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empyreus: (ineffable duck)
( Nov. 2nd, 2005 10:42 pm)
Good Omens fanart, whee! This started as a character study for a drawing I promised [livejournal.com profile] musegaarid (it's on its way, promise!), but I liked it so much I tweaked it a bit more and scanned it. Some of the details are a little wobbly, but I like the general look of it. Incidentally, this is more or less how I see Crowley and Aziraphale, age-wise at least.

Crowley and Aziraphale, quite worksafe )

Oh, and the icon is new as well.
H for Hastur this time. :) The wall didn't turn out terribly well when I scanned it, and I suspect my lines may have been a bit too fine for the scanner to pick up. The maggots were a complete pain to draw, because the swirls began to, well, swirl if you stared at them for too long.

H is for Hastur )
Links to the previous ones (now alphabetized, yay):
F is for Famine,
K is for Kraken,
P is for Pollution,
R is for R.P. Tyler,
S if for Shadwell,
U is for Euphorbia Mammillaris,
V is for Device,
W is for Witches, and
Z is for 'Ziraphale.

[livejournal.com profile] tea_and_snark has linked to all the images in the fic post, so you can navigate from there as well.
Today's Tadfield Tiny: S is for Shadwell.

Photoshop and I don't share the same view on image resizing, it seems. Grr. I need to do something about the sharpness.
S is for Shadwell )

Links to the previous ones (now alphabetized, yay):
F is for Famine,
K is for Kraken,
P is for Pollution,
R is for R.P. Tyler,
U is for Euphorbia Mammillaris,
V is for Device,
W is for Witches, and
Z is for 'Ziraphale.

[livejournal.com profile] tea_and_snark has linked to all the images in the fic post, so you can navigate from there as well.
empyreus: (ineffable duck)
( Apr. 13th, 2005 12:30 pm)
I'm not here, okay? I'm off studying for the n+1 exams (19th century Brit lit, contrastive grammar, North American lit and culture, business communication) I have lined up, and of course I'm diligently working on the two essays (lit theory, 5 pages & research article, 15 pages) that are due, too. Erk. I'm not quite stressed and not quite sleep-deprived, but two not-quites add up to a whole, hence I'm absentminded and lethargic. So yes, this week I will be mostly procrastinating. </Fast Show>

While I'm not here, have another piece of Good Omens fanart: This time, it's a quick ink sketch of War.
And she held her sword and she smiled like a knife. )

Comments will be replied to when I have more time and a brain that is at least partially functional.
In honour of [livejournal.com profile] tea_and_snark's birthday, I present not one, but two Tadfield Tinies. :) Happy Birthday, dear!

U is for Euphorbia Mammillaris )

V is for Device )

Close-up of the Book. (external link) Yes, those are actual prophecies on the cards. I'm insane, I know ;)

Links to the previous ones:
K is for Kraken.
Z is for 'Ziraphale,
F is for Famine,
W is for Witches
R is for R.P. Tyler, and
P is for Pollution.
[livejournal.com profile] tea_and_snark has linked to all the images in the fic post, so you can navigate from there as well.
More art :)

Lower Tadfield Tinies, part six.
K is for Kraken )

For those of you who missed the earlier ones:
Z is for 'Ziraphale,
F is for Famine,
W is for Witches
R is for R.P. Tyler, and
P is for Pollution.
[livejournal.com profile] tea_and_snark has linked to all the images in the fic post, so you can navigate from there as well.
Back after too long a break. I'm sorry about that. Today's offering is the letter P.

[Refresh your memory of the entire tale here.]
P is for Pollution )
(It looks fuzzy on my screen, but I think it's just the screen contrast setting giving me grief.)

For those of you who missed the earlier ones:
Z is for 'Ziraphale,
F is for Famine,
W is for Witches and
R is for R.P. Tyler.
[livejournal.com profile] tea_and_snark has linked to all the images in the fic post, so you can navigate from there as well.

Randomly (although tangentially related to Good Omens): am I the only one who is irked amused by the fact that Messrs. Gaiman and Pratchett misquote Tennyson? It's "abysmal sea", not "abyssal". I'm probably the last person in the world to notice this (and also a literature geek for pointing it out), but I thought I'd mention it.
empyreus: (ineffable duck)
( Feb. 14th, 2005 03:53 pm)
I finally finished another Tadfield Tiny yesterday. (And there was much rejoicing, yay.) I'm drawing at a snail's pace, because I've suddenly become incredibly critical of my work. Never a good thing, that.

Enough blather, though. I present R is for R.P. Tyler )

Must dash. Translation theory awaits.
I'm spamming the living daylights out of my journal with these drawings, aren't I? My right arm is protesting, as it doesn't like the strain of both crosshatching with a 0.05 pen and fencing. I don't know if I'll be able to finish any more drawings before Saturday, as I have two fic challenge deadlines looming (and one is already an extension), but I will try my best.

As you've probably noticed, I'm not following any specific order alphabet-wise. Call it artistic freedom ;)

Lower Tadfield Tinies, part three:
W is for Witches )

My poor Flist. There will be twenty-three more posts like this if all goes well.
I finished another picture last night, and I also touched up and resized the previous one. My hand hurt too much for me to attempt hand-lettering the Z one, so I cheated and used a similar font. Then I realized the F illustration looked a bit half-arsed, so I've re-lettered it as well. (Perfectionist? Moi?)

[EtA: [livejournal.com profile] tea_and_snark's fic/poem post is here, if you've forgotten which letter has what.]

Z is for 'Ziraphale )


Bigger and improved version of F is for Famine )
empyreus: (ineffable duck)
( Feb. 2nd, 2005 01:24 pm)
If you haven't read The Lower Tadfield Tinies by [livejournal.com profile] tea_and_snark, then do so NOW. Run, don't walk.

Since I had too much time on my hands yesterday (read: I was diligently avoiding writing a reader's response on a Saussure essay for Literature Theory), I decided to try my hand at illustrating it. I've finished one, the letter F, and am working on at least two more.
As I uploaded the picture I noticed it's a little too light and fuzzy for my taste. Will fix this and post a better version.

F is for... )

EtA: There is a slightly bigger and somewhat clearer version of the drawing in this post.
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