It's been so long since I was so blown away by a fanfic. Your writing style makes me just die of envy. It's so smooth and it just drew me in completely. Thank you so much for writing this.
Do you know when one can tell they are too much into fanfiction? When they watch a film in order to be able to read fanfiction on it. Yes, this is the case. I saw Constantine because I wanted to read Angel of Light. Sick. Pathetic.
Not that I didn't like the film - the plot was interesting and the Universe - simply wonderful. I even could stand this Keanu fellow, and I really, really don't like him.
And the story was wonderful. It was kept in the mood of Constantine, written in poetic, beautiful style, interesting and wonderfully complex - so much in such a short text. I liked the fact that in your story God was described with respect and love by Uriael. One of the Archangels - I know, I am a Catholic, after all ;)
The idea that the oldest Angels are reptilian - nice. Interesting.
All in all, I'd say that this is a very pleasantly rounded post-epilogue to the Constantine. I am afraid I will remember it as a part of the film. Sick is the way my mind works.
Sadly, here Novinha actually has some criticism to add - about this Galileo stuff. People often forget that:
a) he didn't invent the ideas, he merely published them, using his own (flawed) arguments.
b)he had an imprimatur (I am not sure if this is the way this word is written in English, so I will clear - he was allowed by the Church) for publishing a book about Copernicus's theses. He was judged for claiming that the theses are scientific facts, when they weren't yet proved.
c)The guy had much luck - he was the Pope's friend and he wasn't judged by the Spanish Inqusition but by the Italian one - consequently, the inquisitors overlooked such facts as his having children with a woman he wasn't married to (in Spain he would have problems). He renounced the theses and was cleared of all charges. The famous quote about Earth turning he said years later, on his death bed.
I would like to state that the Spanish famous inquisitor, Torquemada, was actually excommunicated. Galileo was not.
But not many people know that - most mistake Galieo with Giordano Bruno, who was in fact burnt for stating that Universe equals God. But he also claimed that Copernicus's theses were right, so people think that is what was the most important. And it is a fact that some time later Copernicus's book was on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.
Sorry - I guess to much history affected my brain and made me slightly pedantic.
Still, nine out of ten.
Greetings from Poland,
I just wanted to say, that i really like this story! It works very nicely with the Movie-Constantine-verse, Uriel is a very interesting character and being, and the dialog with kicked!Gabriel cracks me up =) Really cool, that! and not to worry about the ellie-bit...it does throw the geeks in a bit of a twist at first mention, but it also gives it a bit of a..dunno..grin? suspense? irony?..anyways, it's cool, too, and completely works in the given setting, and is the best shortening I could imagine for Uriel, so, whatever^^;;
Ahhh, rock on, this is great. I don't know the comics, or the movie, from a hole in the ground, but it doesn't even matter - this is a marvellous little short story all on its own, and I'm amazed at the amount of character development you were able to pack into such a short amount of space. :) Lovely, dear! I hope you continue writing in other fandoms, and original works, as well as our beloved HP fics. ~Lee
Wow! I really enjoyed this story. I have heard of the Constantine comics and such, but have never read them, so I am very glad you went with the movie version. Angels have always fascinated me, and I loved how you depicted one of the oldest as some sort of more reptiallian than human creation. Good to know we have an advocate though...heh. Marvelous work!