In the painfully astute works of Emily Chambers, “I”m not okay.” Being vaguely yet pervasively “not okay” has become a background sensation for me — the white noise machine of my emotional state. And I don’t need to belabor the point here, since Emily already said it all for me/all of us, but I wanted to bring it up because this right here? This made things just a little bit better this morning:
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since Gaiman’s highly anticipated screen adaptation of Good Omens (the novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett) finally premiered on Amazon, but even more surprising is just how hungry I apparently am for more Aziraphale/Crowley (and Michael Sheen/David Tennant) banter. And truly, that’s all this video is — just a phone call between the angel and the demon, checking in on how they are each handling their time in isolation, and their time away from each other. Crowley plans to nap until June, since he can’t being himself to sow more discord in a world that’s doing his job for him (i.e. making everyone miserable), and Aziraphale is… baking. Like, a lot. Sound familiar?
Gaiman re-teamed with series director Douglas Mackinnon to create this short, which is in honor of the novel’s 30th anniversary. Really, though? It’s a present for all of us — a little feel-good morsel to make you misty on a Friday. We made it to May, everybody!