A Happy Belated Valentines Day to my flist! Hope it was good for all of you. Myself, I skipped my 8 am class, had lunch with my father, and brought brownies in to my Victorian Britain class. After VB class, I also nipped up to Portsmouth for apple cider, a popover, and some new music. A good day in the life of Sam. X3
Today was much more trying. Besides taking a positively evil Intro to Logic test, I had my interview for an RA position. I've been trying wicked hard to get an RA post at UNH for next year, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I felt like I made a good impression during my interview, and I should know by next Thursday whether I've got the job or not.
Anyway, on a less serious note, I have some new Bible slash. Tis Lucifer/Gabriel based on this passage: "One of Gabriel's longest terms on Earth accounted for his most personal experience with mankind. Over a span of twenty-two years, he appeared at regular intervals to the prophet Mohammed in order to dictate to him the whole of the Koran. [...] and the prophet was careful to take down the Archangel's words verbatim.
During one of the last points of the transcription to Mohammed, however, Gabriel came to a very harsh passage and felt a moment of concern in the telling; unintentionally misspeaking the Word. As a result, upon his return to the realm of Heaven, Gabriel found the Gates impassable. For an unknown span of time, the Archangel awaited his return to Grace as he witnessed another, lesser angel, Dobiel, act as his proxy. At the end of his exile, Gabriel felt a call from beyond the curtain and returned to his station. No word was ever spoken of the incident by Gabriel or his winged brethren."
—The Book of Angels
by Todd Jordan (page 62)
Although tBoA is more of a fantasy book about angels, this section piqued my interest so I researched it a little. While Gabriel did supposedly dictate the Koran to Mohammed, I couldn't find any mention of Gabriel screwing that up. However, I did
find that, according to the Hebrew Talmud, Gabriel did get in trouble for disobeying a command, and when I looked at a translation of Yoma 77a in the Talmud, it did indeed say that he'd been exiled briefly with Dobiel acting as his proxy.
So yeah, this resulting story has been languishing half finished in my notebook since English class last semester. Then two weeks ago I decided to complete it and draw a little one page comic to go with it; on the whole I'm fairly pleased with them.
One idea down, 10 bazillion to go. o_OTitle
: Tempting the MessengerPairing
: After accidentally misspeaking the Word, Gabriel finds himself trapped outside Heaven's gates. Ever the Tempter, Lucifer makes an offer, but Gabriel is disinclined to accept.( fic and art )
I also drew some other slash art of my personal favorite Lucifer pairing: Lucifer/Beelzebub. *grin*( ... )
Also, a manga news update! I know some of my flist fancies the managa Pet Shop of Horrors
. Well, the sequel Pet Shop of Horrors: Tokyo
is finally in stores! I heard ages ago that TOKYOPOP had licensed it, but for a while, I didn't catch wind of any further plans. Then last week when I was in B. Dalton's bookshop, I was pleasantly surprised to finally see volume one. Ah, such joy. Hopefully the next volume will be out soon. *grin*